Microsoft responds to rumor Ridley Scott is making a big-screen Halo movie

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Jan 15, 2014, 12:03 PM EST (Updated)

With a TV series already on the way, a new rumor has been making the rounds that sci-fi god Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) is developing a big-screen film based on the hit Halo videogame franchise. Now Microsoft has responded.

There have been rumblings about a film version for years, with everyone from Peter Jackson to Neill Blomkamp and Guillermo del Toro attached at different points in the 2000s. So, is Scott the man to finally make it happen? Nope.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer that a film adaptation is not currently in development, as the company is already focused on future videogames and Steven Spielberg’s Xbox network television series. Admittedly, that’s a pretty loaded slate, and it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to ramp up a movie and TV series at the same time without knowing if it'll be a hit in another medium.

Here’s the statement:

"The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.”

Are you looking forward to the television series, or do you wish Microsoft actually would bring in someone like Scott and bring Master Chief to the big screen?


(Via Digital Spy)

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