There is nothing I would love more than to see my beloved Halo come to the big screen. As I noted in a previous post, the Halo universe is fairly intricate and most people – keyword, most – aren’t familiar with the backstory depth and detail that hardcore Halo fans have come to love. But if you remember, I said last month the Peter Jackson produced, Neill Blomkamp version is dead and buried. Like hot girls that give you the finger, I suffered a little heartache and then moved on.
And then I read this today: Steven Spielberg in talks to resurrect the Halo movie.
Yes, according to IESB.com and writer Robert Sanchez, Mr. Spielberg is blown away by Stuart Beattie’s screenplay, based on Eric Nylund’s novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, and is looking to possibly produce a Halo movie (or series of movies) under the Dreamworks banner, especially since Dreamworks is now distributed by Walt Disney Pictures instead of Paramount Pictures. Sanchez says this is especially important since Dreamworks lost the Transformers franchise to Paramount in the split, so they are looking for a potent replacement.
If this is true, I’m going to start going to church again, because prayers really are answered. But until I get an official announcement, I’ll keep my pants pooping on simmer and wait to do cartwheels when the deal is inked and 100 percent good-to-go. One thing is certain: time is running out for this project; it’s now or never, in my opinion.