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Thread: "Halo" movie deal in talks
06-12-2005, 11:11 AM #1
"Halo" movie deal in talks
Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox are mulling a deal to co-finance a movie based on Microsoft's Halo video-game franchise, written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later), Variety reported. People familiar with the talks told the trade paper that Universal is leading the way on a deal that would divide the film's cost on a 50-50 basis between Fox and Universal; the former would take international distribution, and the latter would handle domestic distribution. Financial details were still being worked out, the trade paper reported.
Microsoft initially demanded a $10 million up-front payment and 15 percent of the gross; that's believed to have been whittled down to $5 million, the trade paper reported. The company's insistence on a January production start may also be jettisoned and replaced with a promise simply to get the movie into theaters by 2007 at the latest.You will give the people of earth an ideal to strive towards...they will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall, but in time they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. - Man of Steel
06-13-2005, 02:05 AM #2
Well a live action would be far more spectacular....and exciting....and very R rated (or MA here)!
So yeah, live action would be much more kickass!"They took the sky, but we're still flyin..."
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06-13-2005, 12:33 PM #3
06-13-2005, 01:13 PM #4
im just hoping if they do it live they dont screw it up
06-17-2005, 01:42 PM #5Originally Posted by Rad
I can't wait till they try to make GTA 3 a movie
06-17-2005, 04:54 PM #6
I've been following this a little and this doesn't look like it's going to happen. I read an article in The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal (can't remember which) that said that Microsoft was making crazy demands. Also I read that the script is complete **** and most of the studios dropped out of bidding after only 48 hours since they got the script.
06-18-2005, 09:43 AM #7
it has to be real since Bungie have read the script and said that Alex Garland (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0307497/) will be writing the script.
06-18-2005, 10:04 AM #8
06-24-2005, 05:20 AM #9
how will be in main role
06-25-2005, 04:30 PM #10
What.... I don't get it.
07-14-2005, 10:07 PM #11
Unoriginal game = unoriginal movie. I hope they don't waste the production time/money and screen time.
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08-23-2005, 01:02 AM #12
Halo movie deal finalized!!!
Fox and Universal have closed their deal to make a movie based on Microsoft's hit video game Halo, with plans to release it in 2007, Variety reported. Universal will oversee the production and is handling domestic distribution, while Fox will take foreign distribution. The studios will split revenues 50-50 out of a shared pot, the trade paper reported.
Former Columbia president Peter Schlessel, who served as a Hollywood liaison for Microsoft, is producing. 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland was paid $1 million by Microsoft to write a script that met its approval. He'll now do a rewrite with studio notes, after which Universal will go out to directors.
Microsoft is guaranteed extensive consultation on the project, but won't have approval over any elements. Several employees at Bungie, the Microsoft-owned development studio that created Halo, will serve as Microsoft's creative consultants.
10-04-2005, 05:29 PM #13
Please edit thread title, no more talk, it's official
ACADEMY AWARD(R) WINNERS PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE HALO FOR THE BIG SCREEN FOR SUMMER 2007
Creatures, Miniatures and Visual Effects To Be Created by Weta Workshop Ltd. and Weta Digital Ltd.
10/4/2005 3:45:45 PM
LOS ANGELES, Oct 04, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that triple-Academy Award(R) winners Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will serve as the executive producers of HALO(R), the upcoming feature film based on Microsoft's phenomenally popular video game from Bungie Studios. Jackson and Walsh will provide creative counsel on all aspects of the film via their WingNut Films banner, and Jackson's award-winning companies Weta Digital Ltd. and Weta Workshop Ltd. will provide creatures, miniatures and visual effects for the production. The HALO agreement marks the first time that Jackson and Walsh have performed these services on a major studio film that Jackson is not directing.
The film is currently targeted for a Summer 2007 worldwide release. Universal will handle domestic distribution of the film, and Fox will handle the international release.
10-04-2005, 07:07 PM #14
10-05-2005, 09:37 AM #15
It 100% won't be rated R, PG13 at most, why? Because they want the people who played Halo to watch it over and over. While I understand that many many adults play this game,(as do I) I think it's still MOST popular among kids.
To be quite honest I find this idea questionable. Mostly because I loved this gam e and Hollywood tends to **** this kind of stuff up. What is the plot of the movie? There aren't any real characters in Halo. It's what? Master Chief, his little Jimminy Cricket, and a few soldiers who die very quickly? I just hope they don't make as many changes as Doom
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