A dream come true for most Halo fans.
It has been confirmed (and I mean confirmed) that Mr. Steven Spielberg, the man behind Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones and Transformers is to be the producer for the Halo movie entitled HALO THE FALL OF REACH (why it’s all in capitals, I don’t know).
“Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie’s take on the game in his script entitled HALO THE FALL OF REACH. This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independant studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it’s the perfect combination.”
“I get there and stick my head in to ask if he’s ready-and this is classic Spielberg-he says, ‘Nope, Shia. I’m trapped!’ ” LaBeouf then starts playing both parts-concerned protégé and faraway mentor:
“You’re trapped? Steven, what are you talking about?”
“I’m trapped back here. Follow my voice.”
“Where are you?”
“Over here… Here… Here!”
LaBeouf kept following the calls until he got to the director’s office. And there was the master himself: shoes off, socks on, dressed in shooting gear, but sitting behind a computer, stuck on the fifteenth level of a first-person shooter called BioShock.
“This is like months to get to this level, and he can’t get past this one little mysterious spider god, and he’s losing his mind. He’s like, ‘I can’t do it, Shia! I can’t do it.’ “
Also, and overview has been given of the script.
The script is, first and foremost, a character-driven story about a soldier named John who was kidnapped or “conscripted” by the UNSC when he was just six years old, and then brutally trained to become an elite Spartan warrior known as Master Chief 117.
The script then takes us through the horrific first contact with the Covenant hordes on the doomed colony world of Harvest, and then climaxes with the spectacular fall of the UNSC forward base on Reach, during which every other Spartan is slaughtered.
The script also gives detailed outlines for the second movie, HALO: RISE OF THE FLOOD, which takes place entirely on the Halo ringworld, and the third and final movie, HALO: BATTLE FOR EARTH, which roughly follows the events of Halo 3, the game.
One cool advantage of this first script is that (like the shark in JAWS) you don’t even see the Covenant until halfway through the movie. And because all the creatures are CGI creations, this cuts the budget down dramatically and makes a first Halo movie that much more viable. For Halo fans, it’s like the prequel that provides all the answers to questions they’ve thought about for years. For non Halo fans, it’s an exciting action movie that provides a clear, concise introduction to a world five hundred years in the future with relatable characters and a terrifying alien menace.
Steven Speilberg is said to have a “strong” relationship with Microsoft, after all, he praised Project Natal. I think that Speilberg is a perfect choice to make the Halo Movie, I personally can’t wait.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com