Halo movie reseurected, Lions Gate Films to Fund and Distribute.
Look, I'm praying that this ain't an April fools joke, it doesn't seem to be. Just unfortunate that the details came out today, April Fools Day.Despite several roadblocks and a change of studios, it nonetheless appears that the movie based on Microsoft’s popular Halo game series is back on track. Fans had been disappointed when the project was put on hiatus following several studios backing out from the project in October 2006.
Lions Gate Films, the studio responsible for the distribution of 2005’s Alone in the Dark, has stepped up to fund and distribute the film, now scheduled for a tentative release in Summer 2008. Though casting is not yet finalized, insiders have informed us that Steve Downes is currently in negotiations for the lead role of the Master Chief.
We have also learned that the film now has a tentative title, Fall of Reach. This may suggest that the film’s plotline will follow that of Eric Nylund’s eponymous 2001 novel, which was the first of three such novels. This also indicates a departure from the screenplay that has already been penned by Alex Garland, better known for writing the screenplay for 2002’s 28 Days Later.
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