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Peter Jackson Talks the Halo Movie

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the master-chief-has-his-own-chair dept.

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Via Kotaku, an interview on Ain't It Cool News with Peter Jackson talking about the in-conception Halo Movie. From the article: "QUINT: Now, there's no reason on Earth shouldn't easily and faithfully be adapted into a PG-13 movie. However, do you anticipate there being a harder cut considering how gruesome the Flood aspect of the story is? PETER JACKSON: That's interesting... It's something, I must admit, that's not a conversation I've had with anybody yet. It's a conversation that I'm sure will happen. Look, the reality of the budget is that I would imagine the studio are going to be pretty insistent on a PG-13, which, as you say, is certainly not an impossible thing pull off."

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Good Writers! Please! (4, Informative)

BWJones (18351) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116083)

If anyone can pull this off, it might be Peter Jackson. However, I spent a ton of time with Halo in the development of the Macintosh port (alpha, beta and QA) of Halo and I'll tell you that while it has a better storyline than most of the other games out there, it's going to be a bit of a stretch to turn it into a movie. There are some fundamental themes that played through Halo (and it's ethereal predecessor Marathon) that lend the story to development into a movie. I just hope that they hire a good set of writers to help suspend disbelief. Yo Peter, atmostphere and effects can only take you so far (Star Wars prequels). If you spend your time to do this, please do it right.

Re:Good Writers! Please! (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116698)

The first and third Halo novels were pretty good. There's enough material in those for at least one good movie, as long as its written and condensed well.

(The novelization of the game, however, stunk to high-heaven. The only even slightly interesting thing about it is that it told bits of the story from the Covenant point-of-view.)

Re:Good Writers! Please! (1)

ringbarer (545020) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117278)

Was the last half of the book the same as the first half but with the words jumbled around a bit?

Re:Good Writers! Please! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118758)

They hired a good writer. Singular. Alex Garland. He wrote "28 days later", which while not a particular great movie, I must admit it was extremely well written.

Re:Good Writers! Please! (1)

Wolvie MkM (661535) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120117)

Yo Peter, atmostphere and effects can only take you so far (Star Wars prequels).

Seriously, or just like LOTR... (zzzzzzzzzz)

Halo? (-1, Offtopic)

ijakings (982830) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116096)

Im still waiting for a half life movie. That would pull in some revenue. If they gave out free copies of the game with tickets might even be able to get some of these younger kids into PC gaming (The one true form). I know Half-Life got me into it.

Re:Halo? (1)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116223)

Promotions don't get linked to movies because the cinemas make such HUGE profits they don't need to encourage people to come blow their money on $18 popcorn.

Re:Halo? Half Life movie (2)

stevetures (656643) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116479)

They had their feelers out for Half Life movie scripts... and they've all sucked. Which is probably a good thing, as I'd rather have no movie than a crppy half life movie. Source:

No Ben! (1)

le0p (932717) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116124)

As long as Master Chief isn't played by Ben Affleck, this could be good. From the interview it sounded like they are taking their time and looking to put out a quality film. I'll be looking forward to updates.

Re:No Ben! (4, Insightful)

jeffmeden (135043) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116183)

I don't care who plays the MC, as long as he doesn't take his helmet off to have a intimate 'plot building' scene with Cortana. Oh god anything but that!!! If its going to be true to the game's theme, the actual on screen presence will be nothing but a stunt man in an impressive looking space suit, and they will get the original voiceover guy to do what (few) words are necessary.

Re:No Ben! (1)

NinjaFarmer (833539) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116540)

I didn't know Cortana's last name was .jpg.

Re:No Ben! (1)

tritium6 (804406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116656)

No way in hell will Hollywood ever spend 100s of millions on a flick where the main character never shows his face.

Re:No Ben! (3, Informative)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116873)

You mean like Hugo Weaving as V

or

Bill Nighy as Davy Jones.

Nope. Never

Re:No Ben! (1)

tritium6 (804406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117449)

How can you say Davy Jones (http://www.paloaltoonline.com/photos/deadmansches t.jpg [paloaltoonline.com] ) doesn't have a face? The whole point of that effect was that he's covered in CGI and you can still see his eyes and lips conveying the subtleties of emotion that we expect to see from actors. That is the point which I guess you missed entirely.

People have a hardwired emotional reaction to faces. Without showing faces, its hard to convey a character's emotions. Even if the character's face is covered in tentacles, the same still holds.

V (http://joeblade.com/images/sidebars/v-for-vendett a.jpg [joeblade.com] )is a much more relevant case because his face doesn't change to convey emotion. However, it is still a face with eyes, nose, mouth and lips. It gives people something to attach to. It satisfies that basic part of our brain that needs to see those items in order to form an emotional attachment. And it does more than that - the sly but benign grin on the mask conveys the character's nature as a devilish rogue out to save the world.

The maker of a Halo movie will have a hard time creating a similar emotional attachment without showing the lead character's face. This is especially true if the aliens do have faces. It's psychological and would be very difficult for the writers and would just be too risky for a Hollywood movie. I'm not saying it can't or shouldn't be done. I'm saying it is difficult and risky and those are two things big Hollywood studios avoid like the plague.

I'll give you great odds if you want to lay money that the studios will cater to Halo fanatics by never showing MC's face, vs. catering to everyone else by showing it.

Re:No Ben! (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117987)

If you think faces can't create an emotional attachment, you need to watch Red vs Blue. Ok, so it's a comedy, but... hell, play the game. Or watch the effect the Nightmare Armor suits will have on any fanboys when a Microsoft flunkie shows up in one.

As for the aliens, I guess you could say they do, if you can call it a face. Eyes, yes. Nose, I'm not sure. Mouth, sort of a big hole. Lips, not so much.

And you're right, it is difficult and risky. I guess that's why American Beauty, The Matrix, and V for Vendetta were never created. Oh wait...

Re:No Ben! (1)

tritium6 (804406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118049)

You are right. Hollywood loves and embraces risky movies.

Re:No Ben! (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16121556)

Or David Prowse and James Earl Jones as Darth Vader.

Re:No Ben! (1)

NsOmNiA91130 (942812) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117749)

Look, have you ever seen the MC without his helmet in the games? No. So, I doubt that they show his face, and if they do...well, it won't be until the end. However, Halo 3 is still coming out, so we could see his face, and then they could CG it in, or find someone remarkably similar.

Either way, I hope they do it right. It looks like they know what they're doing.

Re:No Ben! (1)

grumbel (592662) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117913)

I don't care who plays the MC, as long as he doesn't take his helmet off

What would be so bad about it? Ok, the games didn't show is face either, but for what reason? I don't really see much importance in not showing his face.

I can understand why we didn't get to see Hugo Weavings face in V for Vendetta or Darth Vaders face until the very end. But with Master Chief I don't really see the point, its just a random action-hero guy with guns who saves the day, not really that much different from the guy in Doom1 and I didn't really care that we got to see his face in Doom3. With Samus Aran you at least got the suprise that shes actually a girl, but again Master Chief? Whats so special about him and his face that makes it important to keep it undercover? With Wilson in Home Improvement it was a nice little running gag, but I don't really see much place for that in an action movie.

Re:No Ben! (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118037)

No one cares what the Doom guy looks like in Doom 3 for many reasons. It's a remake, he doesn't have a voice (so he's "you"), it's only in short cinematic sequences with pretty much no plot that you actually see his face...

Compare that to Halo, where there's actually a point made about it. Beginning of Halo 2:
CHIEF: I thought you said there weren't going to be any cameras.
JOHNSON: And I thought you said you were going to wear something nice!

Somewhat later:
Cortana (cocking her head): You look nice!
CHIEF and JOHNSON: Thank you!

It's a source of humor, it says something about his character, and he would probably be a somewhat different character without his helmet. In contrast, the Doom guy from Doom 1 wasn't a character -- he was really only a character in Quake 3 and Doom 3, and the Quake 3 Doom Guy is hardly worth mentioning.

I guess it's kind of like Chocolat -- I think it was Chocolat -- some movie where the main characters share a fetish that's never actually explicitly mentioned. Between Ebert and whoever else he was working on, one didn't like it because he thought it was cheap and unfair not to say what it was, and the other liked it because anything would've been disappointing. I think this is the real problem -- any face you put on the Chief will be disappointing. Certainly, no ordinary Marine will ever see it. Half of their morale comes from watching the Chief walk onto the field, a living legend, a giant monster who happens to be on their side -- so of course, it's all the more fuel for rumors and legend if he never takes off his helmet.

Re:No Ben! (1)

lordmatthias215 (919632) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119145)

I know! Master Chief is really a girl under that suit, like all good futuristic helmet-wearing warriors are! Bungie obviously took a page out of Metroid's book for the final surprise at the end of Halo 3.

Re:No Ben! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116249)

As long as he keeps his helmet on all throughout the movie, I don't care if it is Affleck. Anything'd be better better, though, than having the master chef played by toby macguire.

Re:No Ben! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116603)

If the movie is at all based on "The fall of reach" novel (which is a prequel to the game, dealing with the Master Chief training to become a Spartan, before the eventual glassing of Reach), there'll be plenty of no-helmet time.

Re:No Ben! (1)

aeiz (627513) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116355)

Come on, everyone knows that Master Chief is in reality none other than Spike Speigel.

Re:No Ben! (2)

Gulthek (12570) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116618)

But Jet does all the cooking, should he be the master chef?

Oh.

Re:No Ben! (1)

Abreu (173023) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116878)

I would vote for Ray Park... the guy is excellent moving, shooting, jumping, waving lightsabers... er, nevermind

As long as he doesnt have to actually act, or even speak, he is great to look upon the screen, which kinda makes him perfect for the role of Master Chief

Re:No Ben! (1)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116972)

Well, height would be an issue. The Master Chief is supposed to be over 7' tall. Ray Park is only 5'9". Of course, if Peter Jackson could convince the world that Ian McKellen is a foot and a half taller than John Rhys-Davies, he could teach Halo's director a thing or two about forced perspective.

Re:No Ben! (1)

Loadmaster (720754) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117762)

I don't think it's that big of a deal. Wolverine is only 5'3" in the comics, but Hugh Jackman is 6'3". It would have been intersting to see Glenn Danzig as Wolverine, though.

Swi

Re:No Ben! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16128216)

Like it would matter since noone has seen MC's face in the series.

Ringworld (2, Insightful)

rlp (11898) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116138)

I'd rather see them make a film of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

Me too. (1)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116313)

I suspect the effect budget would be staggering, even by todays standards.

Which is precisely why it would rock.

Re:Me too. (2)

Quaoar (614366) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116573)

No kidding! Just imagine the kind of dough they'd have to burn just to construct the ringworld...not to mention the energy requirements to keep it gravitationally stable...everyone would have to see the movie 1e12 times just to make it economically viable!

Re:Me too. (1)

LiquidAvatar (772805) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120474)

I was going to rip you a new one about 1e12 = 1, but then I realized that you said everyone. Given that the world population [wikipedia.org] is apparently over 6.5 billion, everyone going to see the film once would net them incredible income.

Re:Me too. (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16121569)

e is short for 10^x since scientists are lazy.

Re:Me too. (2)

thesandtiger (819476) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117142)

Really? Why? You have movies that are 100% effects (see: anything by Pixar), movies that are live-action but where every scene has at least one effect (see: Star Wars prequels) and movies with just insane sets + effects (see: LOTR) - the budgets were certainly not tiny but they were by no means absurd. I don't see why Ringworld would be more expensive than any of those (in fact, I think it would be less expensive, since many of the challenges it would present would have been solved by the previously mentioned films.)

Re:Me too. (1)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 7 years ago | (#16129656)

Just the CGI to deptct the Fleet of Worlds in a way that does them justice would be... out of this world. Heehee.

Re:5 minute job in Now3D (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16120844)

yep

Re:Ringworld (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116606)

With a movie such as that I could vaporize the earth! ...

It was a natural thought.

Re:Ringworld (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116778)

Niven sold the rights for Ringworld for $10k a long time ago. I asked him specifically about it and he said it was "one of the dumbest" things he had ever done. Somewhere, someone is sitting on the movies rights to Ringworld...

sad, but true. Larry never expects to see it made, and doesn't want it made by the holder of the movie rights.

Re:Ringworld (1)

Richard Steiner (1585) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116932)

Or the Integral Trees. :-)

Re:Ringworld (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16117001)

link. [slashdot.org]

Sorry for the bad news...

Re:Ringworld (2)

ClamIAm (926466) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117825)

Yeah, I can imagine it now: a 6 hour movie, the first 3 of which are spent just getting to Ringworld. Dear lord that was a boring book.

Re:Ringworld (1)

rlp (11898) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118067)

Apparently some folks are unaware of the origin of the setting for Halo. The physicist Dyson postulated the Dyson sphere. Larry Niven wrote the novel "Ringworld" set in a structure representing a variation (a slice) of a Dyson sphere. The first Halo game is set on a small version of the Ringworld.

Stay true to the original! (5, Funny)

Kirin Fenrir (1001780) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116160)

It just wouldn't be Halo if half the sets didn't consist of identical, honeycomb-like corridors.

Not a troll (1)

Von Rex (114907) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116583)

That's a valid comment, and funny too. You must have hit one of the crackhead moderators.

Re:Stay true to the original! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119939)

It just wouldn't be Halo if half the sets didn't consist of identical, honeycomb-like corridors.

The great thing about doing Halo is that they only need to film the first half of the script. Then they can just play the same footage backwards for the second half.

Don't care - won't watch it anyway. (-1, Troll)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116161)

Don't care - won't watch it anyway. Video game movies don't work. (I won't see the Warcraft movie or the Call of Duty movie either.) Hell, most book movies don't work, and they almost always have better formed plot, subplots, characters, etc. (Even LOTH is an example where it took umpteen years and X many movies to finally get it right.)

Re:Don't care - won't watch it anyway. (2, Funny)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116189)

What, you didn't like Mortal Kombat? It was way better than Street Fighter!

(RIP, Raul Julia.)

Re:Don't care - won't watch it anyway. (1)

AndyG314 (760442) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116245)

I have never laughed as hard as I did when I watched Street Fighter. The sceen where M. Bioson was using the controls (that looked just like an arcade game) to shoot at the good guys who were on the boats, and then yelled "Game Over".

Re:Don't care - won't watch it anyway. (1)

vertinox (846076) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117592)

To be fair, the only movies worse than Street Fighter was Home Alone 2 and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain.

Re:Don't care - won't watch it anyway. (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117997)

Forget that travesty and go see the Street Fighter II animated movie.

Don't care - won't watch it anyway-See no,hear no. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116327)

"Video game movies don't work. "

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher bay didn't work?

Re:Don't care - won't watch it anyway-See no,hear (1)

stunt_penguin (906223) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116404)

That was a game made from a movie. They sometimes work.

Master Chief Rocks (2, Insightful)

Gallenod (84385) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116162)

The only choice for Master Chief is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Anyone else cool enough is too old for the role.

(Sorry, Samuel L. Jackson.)

Re:Master Chief Rocks (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116301)

But Samuel L. Jackson would be superb as the Sergeant.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (3, Funny)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118053)

Oh, hell yes.

"Men, we have led these dumb bastards far away to keep them from gettin' their filthy claws on Earth. Instead, we stumbled on something so hot for 'em, they're scrambling over each other to get it. Well, I don't care if its God's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine or a giant hula hoop, but we won't let them have it! What we will let them have is a belly full of lead and a pool of their own blood to drown in! Am I right, Marines?"

Re:Master Chief Rocks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16120563)

> But Samuel L. Jackson would be superb as the Sergeant.

Well, since the Sergeant was clearly modeled on Apone from "Aliens," why not just get the guy who played Apone (Al Matthews)?

Wait, I'm being told it's because he's 63 years old now and hasn't acted since 1997. Never mind! :)

Re:Master Chief Rocks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16122013)

> But Samuel L. Jackson would be superb as the Sergeant.

Oh yeah!

I can hear him now: "Would you mind NOT SHOOTING my mother!@#$ing men?!?" :)

Re:Master Chief Rocks (3, Funny)

stunt_penguin (906223) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116427)

What about Chuck Norris? I've heard impressive things about him on t'internet.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

Mard (614649) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116674)

They tried to get Chuck Norris, but his schedule was filled for the next six millenia. Saving the universe is hard work.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116871)

There are mother fucking flood on the mother fucking ship!

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

nmb3000 (741169) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117159)

The only choice for Master Chief is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Anyone else cool enough is too old for the role.

Why not see if Steve Downes will do it? As the man who voices Master Chief in the games, I think it would be great to hear him in the movie.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118068)

I think it should be him for the voice, and maybe anonymous stuntmen in a suit, depending on whether he can or wants to actually play the walking role of the Chief.

I mean, let's face it, he doesn't exactly look [bungie.org] like the Chief.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

EwokCommander (968473) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117418)

What about Vin Diesel? As much as I don't like him, he's gotten the action-type movies before (Riddick) and he's built, so I don't see how he couldn't do it.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

Gallenod (84385) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117773)

Maybe if he'd only done XXX and Riddick. But have you seen The Pacifier? I'll never be able to take Vin seriously again. :/

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

EwokCommander (968473) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118051)

Why do you think I didn't mention it? :-D

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

Arnos (91951) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118090)

The reason it CAN'T be Dwayne (or any other BigName actor) is the FACT that none of them can do it without taking the helmet off.
I think it will be crutial that the helmet stays on to maintain any sense of credibility that Halo:the movie is staying true to it's origins. If you don't think so- see Doom:the movie.

Imagine how less of a movie 'V for Vendetta' would've been had they stayed with the original actor who wanted to take off the mask...

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

Hes Nikke (237581) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118766)

Sorry, Samuel L. Jackson

maybe not MC, but he'd make one bad ass sergeant Johnson!

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

che.kai-jei (686930) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118985)

i am tired of this motherfucking flood on this motherfucking halo.,

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

Hes Nikke (237581) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120252)

*SPOILER WARNING*
it helps that he can't be infected :)

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

lorg (578246) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119022)

Sure, cause he did such a wonderful job with Doom *yuck* *yuck* *yuck*

Not that it matters thou, as I recall it the MC never takes of his helmet. Hench they could just go with someone that will be alot cheaper instead. Perhaps even be so bold as to pick someone that can actually act.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

king-manic (409855) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120972)

The only choice for Master Chief is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Anyone else cool enough is too old for the role.

(Sorry, Samuel L. Jackson.)



If MC never appears without his helmet then you can just have any suitably tall stunt guy or even yao ming be MC and have Keith David (deep deep voice) do the voice. Suitable authoratative and partially bad ass.

Re:Master Chief Rocks (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16133423)

David Hyde Pierce is the only man for the role.

-Eric

does it really matter whos in the suit? (1)

cyrax777 (633996) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116227)

Not like we ever get to See Master Chiefs Face.

Re:does it really matter whos in the suit? (1)

vain gloria (831093) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117919)

Not like we ever get to See Master Chiefs Face.

That's what they said about Judge Dredd [imdb.com]

Re:does it really matter whos in the suit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16122221)

You never got to see Hugo Weaving in V for Vendetta either, but it was still wonderful acting.

Is it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16116395)

First-Person of Third-Person?

RvB Cameo (2, Interesting)

RumGunner (457733) | more than 7 years ago | (#16116510)

I really hope they will sneak in some red vs. blue references. I can't think of Halo and not think of that series.

Re:RvB Cameo (1)

Telepathetic Man (237975) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118815)

It would make it hard to keep it PG-13, I don't think fucktard falls under the PG-13 vocabulary.

Re:RvB Cameo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118940)

Catch Me If You Can, a PG-13 movie, contained the following joke (which I like to trot out myself every now and then):

HANRATTY: Knock knock.

FBI LACKEY WHOSE NAME I CAN'T REMEMBER: Who's there?

HANRATTY: Go fuck yourself.

Re:RvB Cameo (1)

Kardall (886095) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120813)

I don't know about you, but I heard 13 year olds saying fucktard more than they say they're sorry around here. I think they should change the rating schema. =D

PG-13 will be fine (1)

casualsax3 (875131) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117005)

The three Halo books would certainly not rank as rated R. Just because I would consider them PG13 however, doesn't mean the writing and story is not very competent and compelling. I highly recommend them - they're all really well written, and the storyline is fantastic. If you like military sci fi, you might want to check them out:

http://www.amazon.com/Books-Flood-First-Strike-Rea ch/dp/0345473043/sr=8-3/qid=1158355563/ref=sr_1_3/ 102-4060738-4988146?ie=UTF8&s=books [amazon.com]

For those that have already read them, the 4th in the series is coming out in November, and is written by Eric Nylund, who wrote The Fall of Reach and First Strike: http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Ghosts-Eric-S-Nylund/dp /0765315688/sr=8-1/qid=1158355563/ref=pd_bbs_1/102 -4060738-4988146?ie=UTF8&s=books [amazon.com]

Definitely looking forward to it!

Re:PG-13 will be fine (1)

EvilPickles (943600) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120753)

As if!The original halo books were written so horribly, so very ridiculously that I have yet to re-read them now after buying the book 3 years ago! I like halo, but I am out growing it. The games were good, but the current halo novels are ridiculous in their writing. A lot of the writing in those books reminded me of the way an 11 year old might write a story (the way I might write a story as well, but I am not a 11 year old). The graphic novels I have not had the chance to read yet and I don't intend on buying or doing anything halo related anytime soon.

Offtopic (1)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117542)

I'm far more interested in what, if anything, Peter Jackson has planed for Naomi Novik's "Temeraire" series [wikipedia.org] which he recently optioned.

Re:Offtopic / Temeraire (1)

Kelson (129150) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118127)

I'm far more interested in what, if anything, Peter Jackson has planed for Naomi Novik's "Temeraire" series which he recently optioned.

Same here. I just finished the latest book a couple of weeks ago.

I read the first part of the interview [aintitcool.com] , but it seems like Jackson is way too early in the process to have anything beyond, "This would be really cool."

Isn't there already a Halo movie? (1)

Tarlus (1000874) | more than 7 years ago | (#16117562)

I mean, didn't Red Vs. Blue already capture everything that was worthwhile about Halo on film?

Re:Isn't there already a Halo movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16120001)

I mean, didn't Red Vs. Blue already capture everything that was worthwhile about Halo on film?

Yes, Red Vs. Blue already captured the shiny armor effects on film.

David Cross (1)

$uperjay (263648) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118582)

I want to see David Cross play 'sassy marine voiced by David Cross.'

Master Chief can just keep his helmet on and let his plucky, sarcastic, pessimistic bald marine sidekick do all the emoting.

The Book (1)

The Raven (30575) | more than 7 years ago | (#16120089)

I think the movie should draw from the book, and the events of the game should be the last 1/3 of the movie. To be honest, the events of the movie are far too little to make a whole 2 hour movie. The book, which described the events leading up to the game, was not bad though. That would format the movie more like 'Conan', with the first half of the movie the 'growing up' period of the protagonist.

Also, The Chief wasn't so taciturn in the book.
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