I’d recommend taking this next story with a grain of salt, but if it turns out to be true, it could be pretty huge. The folks over at IESB recently heard from a reliable source that Steven Spielberg is currently in talks to pick up the pieces of the abandoned Halo feature film project as producer. He is apparently a big fan of Stuart Beattie’s adapted screenplay of the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach.
Is this something worth getting excited about? Possibly, although let’s not forget, Beattie also wrote the script for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Beattie expressed interest in directing the movie himself, but only after he gains some experience directing his upcoming film, Tomorrow, When the War Began. As for Neill Blomkamp, who was attached to direct back when Peter Jackson was in charge of the Halo movie, he stated that he would probably not direct Halo even if he was asked again.
I still firmly believe this movie will happen eventually, and if there’s one person who can see it through, it’s Spielberg. It might seem a bit far-fetched, but Spielberg is supposedly turning into a big video game geek after helping EA design Boom Blox and now working with Microsoft on Project Natal. On top of that, Dreamworks is in desperate need of a blockbuster right now. So it could happen… maybe? Keep your fingers crossed folks.