Halo Movie Moving Forward

Despite recent drama surrounding the planned big-screen adaptation of Halo, Microsoft is still determined to make the movie a reality. After Fox and Universal, the two studios that had been co-financing the flick, dropped out earlier this week, Microsoft has begun shopping it around.

According to today's Variety, Microsoft is focusing their partnering efforts on Warner Bros. and Paramount, partially due to complex relational issues with the other major studios. Sony is out because of the PlayStation. Disney is iffy due to Apple's Steve Jobs involvement. And New Line is still working through legal problems related to LOTR with Halo producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. The level of interest that Warners and Paramount have shown in the project is unclear.

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THWIP4470d ago about making enemies in all the wrong places. MS doesn't have too many more options left. :D

0ldb0y4470d ago

It's is interesting how large companies can be battling each other fiecely in one division, and then leveraging each other in another. PS3 and X360 are going head to head, but in the PC world Sony is touting its new line of Vista compatible VAIO line.

THWIP4470d ago

...MS has a monopoly in the PC OS market.

In fact, if all goes well with PS3/Yellow Dog Linux (though I have my doubts), I fully expect Sony to create a partnership with them for their VAIO line as well.

DEIx15x84470d ago

Don't forget the Sony BMG artists on the Xbox Live Marketplace. There is no way microsoft has a monopoly on anything that would cause that to happen.

darktangent4470d ago

Ah tell Bill over at M$ that if they give us Halo 3 now we will let them add another $20 bucks to the game to cover some of the movie cost. LOL. Why wont Pete Jackson just direct it? Fox and friends backed out because of the noobish director.