Josh Olson, who was nominated for an Academy Award last year for his acclaimed graphic novel adaptation A History of Violence, has been officially signed to write the screenplay for the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of Bungie's Halo. Although there has been no announcement yet, Josh broke the news during recent speeches in Philadelphia and Michigan, and has confirmed it personally. HoV was not an especially faithful adaptation of its source material, but many considered it superior, so this could be good or bad depending on how much of a purist you are. Josh is a big Xbox fan, though, so the story should be in good hands.
On the bad news front, Fox and Universal have pulled out of their deal with Jackson's production company, citing concerns over the swelling $200 million budget, and director Neill Blomkamp's inexperience. Production will continue even in the absence of a distribution deal however, and the involved parties remain confident in the project's viability.
im with John-117 i will drop a guy dead if the cancel the movie. i mean they said the movie would come raising halo fans spirit around the world. i personally think that would affect the halo franchise. im just saying,
If they cancel the halo movie im going to be sooooooooooo pissed. :evil:
I really wanna see it. I could just imagine the picture advertisement at the movies for it, it could be like just a black backround with the ring just floating there. and then it says HALO across it. Keeping my fingers crossed for the movie. :hyper:
they didnt cancel, i have a friend who has an uncle at bungie, who got him hookups to play h2 beta, h3 beta and whole bunch of other crap, but im 99% positive thAT they still doing the movie, they told him samual l jackson is in it please standby ill post more on it later