“We’re going to make a movie when the time is right.”
Oh, boy, how many times have we heard this line in regards to the oft-anticipated, never-gonna-materialize Halo movie? So many times that I don’t believe anything that comes out of Frank O’ Connor’s mouth about a supposed movie, and frankly, at this point, I don’t give a rat’s ass. I’ve moved on. Halo can suck it. Instead, I’m pining for other video game movies.
Like what you ask?
I’ll tell you: Bioshock.
Oh, wait, Bioshock is technically in pre-production, but now is officially in development hell because director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is off to London and Madrid to film another movie, a thriller called Intruders (starring Clive Owen).
Well, at least I can hold out hope for Gears of War, right?
Wrong. Looks like director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is moving on to different priorities, specifically an apocalyptic thriller entitled Nocturne, and according to MTV, Gears story and budget have been cut. No reasoning is given, but I’m going to wager in the fickle world of film the Gears, Bioshock and Halo windows have been missed and soon will be shut. Your fanboy heart might shake its fist at that notion, but sadly I’m right.