Looks like the wheels are in motion once again for the upcoming Halo movie, which is of course based on the best-selling X-Box video game franchise. After initial announcements about Alex Garland (28 Days Later) writing the script and Peter Jackson executive producing, a lot of people were speculating that Halo could actually be a cut above all the other terrible movies based on video games. But it still lacked a director. After trying unsuccessfully to pull Guillermo Del Toro away from his Hellboy sequel, Bungie and Peter Jackson set their sights on someone else. Today it was announced that the director of the Halo movie will be Neill Blomkamp, a first time director with a background in visual effects.
Now, before you go and scoff at how this is horrible news, you have to check out Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg, along with his commercial work. You have to admit, those photorealistic effects are pretty impressive, and the style matches Halo perfectly. Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology, which is the commercial with the amazing transforming car. Now there’s a guy I’d let direct my movie ANY DAY. Hell, this guy should have directed the Transformers movie instead of Michael Bay!1up