Peter Jackson to do Halo movie!
Peter Jackson is Executive Producing the Halo movie. Let that sink in. His multi-Oscar-winning production/sfx house WETA is also creating the entire Halo Universe for the film. This marks the first time in history that any sort of REAL credibility has been attached to a game-to-movie project. Halo fans should be absolutely floored. Non-Halo fan gamers should rejoice in the fact that this could be the start of a good trend. ! The coolest part is that said credibility will attract the non-gaming audience. This is the first time non-gamers will actually WANT to see a game movie because of the notoriety of the production staff. Director choice and casting have to go through Jackson.Peter "kick you in the Oscar" Jackson says _"First, let me just say how honored and excited Scott and I are to be involved in this project. As huge fans of the game ourselves we know how high the bar is. We've made it our mission to try and involve the absolute very best people one can imagine in every capacity. Having developed a great relationship with Peter and Fran through the extraordinary Kong experience, and seeing first hand just how unique a filmmaking environment they have crafted, we approached them about the possibility of coming aboard to Exec Produce. Not surprisingly, they were already avid fans of the game, and given our existing shorthand, they said yes! To be able to continue our relationship with them on HALO of all projects is really a dream come true for us in the biggest possible way."_The director and cast are still unnamed, but the script has already been written by critically-acclaimed writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later.)This is a big victory for gamers:Halo fans or not. : http://www.mothergoat.net/random/pjmc.jpg