Microsoft confirms no current plans for a Halo movie

News Simon Brew
16 Jan 2014 - 06:26

Following a rumour that Ridley Scott was involved in a Halo movie project, Microsoft has confirmed a film isn't on the agenda right now...

On the pile of intriguing videogame movie adaptations that were never set to be, alongside Gore Verbinski's take on Bioshock, is the Halo movie. It was once being shepherded by Peter Jackson and Neill Biomkamp, but as costs escalated, it headed back to development hell, and it's not been seen since.

That doesn't stop the occasional rumour springing up of course, and this week, it was said that Ridley Scott would be producing a big screen take on the Halo games. In effect, that the film project was still on. Microsoft, however, has iterated that it very much isn't.

In the midst of a PR blah statement that it released to Eurogamer, Microsoft finally got to the nub of matters, saying that "we plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time".

Instead, the focus will inevitably remain on the games themselves, but also the previously announced television series that's heading to Xbox Live (which Steven Spielberg is involved with).


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