IESB just posted something interesting, they are saying that Steven Spielberg is in talks to produce the new Halo movie. On board is screenwriter Stuart Beattie who wrote the screenplay adaptation of the Eric Nylund novel, “The Fall of Reach” that is based on the series of video games and set before the time line of the first Halo. Here is what they said in their article:
“IESB has learned exclusively (believe me this is solid and I’ve confirmed it three times over with studio executives and our close ties to CAA) that one of the biggest producers in Hollywood history is currently in active negotiations to develop the feature film adaptation and no it’s not Jerry Bruckheimer or Peter Jackson. It’s the man behind Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones and Transformers, Mr. Steven Spielberg.”
“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 independent studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it’s the perfect combination.”
This makes perfect sense as Microsoft is doing a video game adaptation for the same book. For me, this is even bigger news than the last time we heard of the Halo movie, also it is strangely timed as District 9 is set to come out next week. This just feels right and if it’s true expect this movie to be on the fast track with Spielberg behind it.
By Ryan Davis