Will DreamWorks Be The Studio To Finally Bring HALO To Theaters?





We reported just last month that Microsoft was still interested in making a Halo movie but, Halo‘s Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor said that they wouldn’t “move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry.” He also stated that Microsoft was “intently watching” the TV landscape as a potential outlet for the Halo franchise.

According to Vulture, following the success of the latest installment in the Halo video game franchise, Halo: Reach, DreamWorks is reportedly interested in getting that Banshee in the air. The studio wants to attack the property from a different angle by adapting some of the novelizations of the Halo franchise, instead of the game itself.

It seems using the novelizations as the foundation for the films could avoid any legal hassles with the previous Halo film adaptation that was being developed by both 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, since it would come from a “different” source than the original video games.

A source close to Microsoft told the site:

“It’s a gigantic waste of time, because [Microsoft] doesn’t want anything to happen in any other media that could screw up a multi-billion dollar franchise. Somebody has to be in control of a movie; it’s a director’s medium. But they’re completely averse to that. Because if Steven Spielberg fucks it up, what’s your recourse? So the rule is: ‘First, do no harm.’”It’s a gigantic waste of time, because [Microsoft] doesn’t want anything to happen in any other media that could screw up a multi-billion dollar franchise. Somebody has to be in control of a movie; it’s a director’s medium. But they’re completely averse to that. Because if Steven Spielberg f*cks it up, what’s your recourse? So the rule is: ‘First, do no harm.'”

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Jason Moore
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