Okay, HALO fans... Prepare to be very, very happy!!!
Published at: Oct. 4, 2005, 1:13 p.m. CST by staff
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some exciting news for HALO fans all over the world. A few weeks back we had that cheap scare when some joker (I'm looking at you, Boll KG) put Uwe Boll's name into IMDB as director of HALO. That was debunked immediately. Then another, smaller rumor started running around the internet about noneother than Peter Jackson directing. That one got squashed even quicker, though, so we never ran anything on it.
Bungie announced today that Peter Jackson is indeed NOT directing the HALO movie...
But he is PRODUCING IT with his partner in crime, Fran Walsh!!!
Hear that? That's the sound of a million geeks around the world breathing a sigh of relief.
Not bad so far... from the writer of 28 DAYS LATER, from the producer of BRAINDEAD and LORD OF THE RINGS.
So, maybe he'll decide to direct... It totally plays into his style and I could think of nothing cooler than a Peter Jackson HALO movie... We know he can handle epic battles and he's quite good with zombies. C'mon! Let's start the peer pressure now! "You know, Peter... the cool kids direct HALO movies..."
If not Jackson, who do you think he's going to get to direct or is his involvement in name only? So many questions! The announcement also states that WETA will handle the effects, both digital and practical. God, my anticipation level just jumped off the charts. This is fantastic news for us HALO nuts!!!
Also just got this direct quote from the lips of Peter Jackson from the newly minted press release:
“As a gaming fan, I’m excited to bring HALO's premise, action and settings to the screen with all the specificity and reality today’s technology can provide,” said Jackson. “Fran and I are intrigued by the unique challenges this project offers, and we’re delighted to be working again with our friends at Universal, and with our new ones at Fox and Microsoft. I’m a huge fan of the game and look forward to helping it come alive on the cinema screen.”