Halo: The Movie - moving forward!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    HALO, HOLLYWOOD
    Microsoft readies vidgame for first pic

    Bestselling vidgame franchise "Halo" has taken its first major step toward the big screen, but without the studio system that has ruined so many of its brethren. Microsoft has quietly put the finishing touches on a million-dollar deal to hire Alex Garland to adapt the games into one movie.

    Source: Variety

    http://email.variety.com/cgi-bin7/DM...oNU0N8F0vEe0Ef

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    Alex Garland? Cool!
     
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    Ving Rhames for Master Chief!!!

    Please keep The Rock and Vin Diesel away.
     
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    The opening of H2 would be badass on film, especially the bomb sequence.

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    Anyone posting (or heck even viewing!) this thread has no excuse not to be gaming tomorrow! [​IMG]

    Seriously, the Halo plotline is so well developed, it could (emphasize: could) be a good movie.

    Oh, and here's the link to the thread which we are using as a sort of roll call/sign up for tomorrow's action.

    /shamless plug [​IMG]
     
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    I've only played Halo once, still, this has the potential to kick much ass. Especially if the rumor is true that they want Ridley Scott (though he supposedly isn't a fan of the source material).

    This could be huge for the video game genre...
     
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    I hope Alex Garland isn't a director. I'm thinking more along the lines of Uwe Boll.
     
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    I saw this already - its called Starship Troopers.[​IMG]
     
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    I'd like to know more!
     
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    I was forced to watch hours of my friends play HALO because I kept getting my ass handed to me and threw in the towel, it wasn't fun watching them play so I can't envision how it would be fun watching this film.
     
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    Super Mario Brothers, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Doom, hmm... I see a trend.

    Has there ever been any good video game to movie adaptions?
     
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    Well don't tell anyone but I liked Street Fighter :b.

    3 reasons

    - I was a total Street Fighter II freak
    - I was a huge fan of Van Damme
    - I was 16

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    ...well DOOM worked out so well, so this might be go....
     
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    That would be just fine with me [​IMG] Del Toro's one of my favorite filmmakers and any assignment that raises his profile enough for him to keep making more personal films (Pan's Labyrinth is my most anticipated film for next year) is a good thing, IMO.
     
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    Video game movies have had an abysmal track record, but if you look at the talent involved, that should come as no surprise. The idea of adapting a video game for the big screen (at least one that has some story potentiel) isn't really a bad idea, however, these properties are almost always given to producers who either don't understand what made the game so fun, or don't have the vision to really give the premise an interesting twist. Despite all this, there are now two video game based movies coming out that I'm really looking forward to, the first is of course HALO, with Peter Jackson producing and Alex Garland writing the script, and now with Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, The Devil's Backbone)directing, this has the potential to be something really exciting. The other upcoming game-movie is Silent Hill, written by Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Rules of Attraction) and directed by Christophe Gans (The Brotherhood of the Wolf). I'm actually more excited about this one because I feel that I can finally see a "survival horror" adaptation that actually recreates the creepy atmosphere of one of these games.
     
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    I don't think it's a matter of the producers not knowing what makes games fun, it's that games are fun for reasons other than their stories, and their stories are what get put on screen. A producer might know exactly what makes a game fun, but that doesn't mean he'll be able to make a good movie out of it. I'm a huge Street Fighter fan, and I have no idea how they'd make a good movie out of that. When a game has preposterous and contrived premise that gamers only tolerate because the game itself is great in terms of graphics, gameplay, etc., I don't know why anyone would think it would make a good movie. And honestly, I doubt that the producers even care most of the time. They know the movie will be bad -- they just want to cash in on the game's popularity. I'm not saying that's going to be the case with Halo (Peter Jackson's involvement actually has me interested), but it seems to me that it was the case with just about every other video game adaption that's come out.
     
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    I actually want there to be a Half Life movie. I just love stories about paranoia of the government or 'the man.'
     
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    I don't see Halo being too interesting though with a major change to the plot (in other words, giving it some plot). To me the game was pretty boring.
     
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