Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) spoke to Stuff website about the big budget adaptation of Microsoft's "Halo" video game.
Someone supplied DOOM financially!
But No one wants to Do it for Halo?
DooM < HalO
What a World!
it's because the amount of money microsoft is asking them to budget is unheard of.
Hollywood is really ignorant. Halo to games is like Spiderman to comics and we all know how Spidey movies are doing in film business.
And yet Fox took risks back in 1977 with the original Star Wars (which was not garanteed to amke money)... but not Halo (which is garanteed to make money)?
The exact reason I ahte the movie industry nowadays is becuase they don't take risks anymore.
Or someone who will fund.
Because Warner won't fund them?
-Microsoft demands massive proceeds from the movie. Which oddly enough is good- a studio has to want the movie based on concept, because they're not going to make terribly much money off it.
-MS is demanding total creative control, meaning the studio can't totally rewrite everything like DOOM did. Bungie and Peter Jackson will have virtually unlimited control over the movie once it does enter production.
Most studios hate both of those demands.
Sony pictures is the company thats making most of game based movies (MGS,Resident Evil & Silent Hill to name a few) but I have a feeling they wont make a Halo film.
But seriously, they make movies for games like unreleased Kane & Lynch and even Gears Of War movie is going forward but NO HALO3!!???
if Sony made Halo the movie. I would watch it. As long as the didn't butcher it. I swear if they make a movie and I see master cheif's face, I'll walk out of the theater.
If they make the movie hopefully the story won't suck like the game but that's just my opinion Halo 1 had a start but 2 was a major let down.
Sony knows the power of this game first hand
...I have enjoyed both Halo games so far (although Halo 2 got a little repetitive by the end) I don't really care about there being a Halo movie - even if Peter Jackson and Weta is associated with it. Taking a game franchise and turning it into a profitable movie has never really worked well in the past so I'm guessing investors are a little gun shy. Hell, PJ is rich enough to fund the entire project himself thanks to LOTR and King Kong so why doesn't he? Same could also be said for Microsoft.
If they make a Halo movie then I estimate it would probably do luke warm business at the box office and probably turn a profit on DVD. I wonder if it would be released on Blu-Ray...
My advice would be to make it into an animated (CG) series for TV and see how popular it is before committing a potential 150 million for a big screen adaption.
Its because Halos movie budget is huge, somewhere around $300 million dollars which is a huge. They need to know if they can get the money back.
I'm sure we can all agree that this would make for a better movie than "The Sims" how that ever got into production i'll never know...
who cares only the die hard halo fans know of halo, where as SPIDER MAN has been known and loved for years. and whats the big deal with seeing the face of the lead character, non halo fans would want to see the face, not just a guy in a green suit.
too many risks on unproven franchise in the movie business. sony is able to make spiderman 3 with 250 milion , thats because it has proven its self from previous 2 movies but halo out of no where its already 300 million
ms should a advent children style movie for halo . all cg like halo wars trailer or halo 3 commercial
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