Halo: Reach Should Make a Halo Movie More Likely, says Bungie

As movies like Avatar and District 9 have shown, movie goers still love sci-fi content. The Halo video game property, with its highly detailed world, story and characters, is perhaps one of the best suited games for the silver screen, but previous negotiations for the film production fell apart. With Peter Jackson and District 9 director Neil Blomkamp no longer in the picture, Microsoft will have to find new partners if they do choose to leverage the IP in Hollywood still.

One thing is for sure: even though Bungie won't have any say in the matter, the developer would love to see a Halo movie get made. Speaking to IndustryGamers as part of an in-depth interview, Bungie's Brian Jarrard said that, if anything, following Halo: Reach's launch later this year, the market should be even more ripe for a Halo movie.

"Are there more stories to be told in the Halo universe? Absolutely. Do I think Reach will be the biggest game ever and probably attract an even larger audience to the fan community? Yes, I actually do. I would think that the marketplace for a movie would be more ripe post Reach than it even was after Halo 3, so I'm willing to bet that it's not a matter of if, just when," he said.

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Therealspy17763184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

It was 'The Fall of Reach' book that made me actually think Halo would translate well into a movie. Easily the best story of the series. we'll see how the game adds to it.

Sonyslave33184d ago

The movie should be about Reach baby.

ZombieAutopsy3184d ago

Wonder if they would put a face to MC if they made a movie.

-MD-3184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

I would hope not. He needs to be unmasked in a video game not a movie.

SixZeroFour3184d ago

@Murderdolls - agreed, they should do like they do in every cutscene, halo legends episode, etc where they just show a side shot or fps shot of him putting his helmet on before taking a shot of his face

but it would be hard to hide his face if they made a movie off of fall of reach, cause they would have to show his face several times before he gets his mjolnir armor

SixZeroFour3184d ago

fall of reach can ONLY be glorified through a movie whether it be cgi or live action...kinda glad that REACH isnt about the novel but focused around that time because i dont think a game can capture the intensity of the battles unless it were through cutscenes, but if they were going to do that, might as well make a full movie instead

halo wars' cutscenes quality would be perfect for a cgi movie, or neil blomkamps live action shorts would also be perfect for a live action movie...which ever route they take, they already showed its possible, and they already have the perfect script in FALL OF REACH...why not make it happen :(

Hands Up For Games3184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

who saw the live action trailer for ODST and is a fan of Sci Fi/Action films, must surely hope that a Halo film is inevitable.

Props to MS for not rushing out a film too early, they really are taking their time with it.

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