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HALO- The Movie!
Okay, I just got a new Movie News brief in my inbox about Halo- The Movie... ya know, the blockbuster Xbox video game that has been one of the best selling VG franchises in the world. Here's part of the email:
Rumor has it that Peter Jackson (LOTR Dir.) will be at the helm for Halo, the film adaptation of the popular video game from 2001 that's sequel was voted on of the best video games ever. Alex Garner (Writer: 28 Days Later, The Beach) rumored to write it, but sources say he's out and D.B. Weiss will be writing another script (as Garner's script suposedly wasn't good enough for Microsoft). If this is true that Jackson is Directing it could mean another big budget blockbuster (maybe even series), and odds are this film could reach or break the 3 hour mark for audiences. A release date is yet to be confirmed as the film is still "In Production", and some say as early as Summer 2007- competing with Transformers and Spider-Man 3 for best summer blockbuster. No news yet on who gets the coveted role of "Master Chief"- an enhanced super soldier who was the hero players manned in the video game. Rumors are floating around that the possibilities right now are: Denzel Washington, Bill Goldburg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Vin Diesel. With a $10 Million dollar price tag Universal Purchased a script from Microsoft for the film could possibly be another huge hit (as most video game-film adaptations don't do very well)... Whatever comes from this movie, it's sure to have a huge following and the next few months could even see a teaser coming out along side a big fall blockbuster. Either way, with the announcement of Halo 3 for XBox 360 coming sometime in 2007 a Halo Movie would be a welcome addition.
In the words of the famous warrior poet Ice Cube:
"If the day does not require an AK it is good."