Posted on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
A few years back, fans’ hearts were crushed when Neill Blomkamp parted ways with Halo. Before he made District 9, the director did a series of Halo short films and was working on a film adaptation with producer Peter Jackson. For numerous reasons, the project fell apart and fans were left thinking they’d never get to see Blomkamp’s vision of Master Chief.
Since then studios have tried and failed to make a Halo movie with Microsoft. Then, last year, plans for a Halo TV show were revealed, with Steven Spielberg set to produce. It was the closest thing to a film fans were going to get, as Microsoft said it didn’t want to make a movie. Now, things have come full circle as a report says none other than Blomkamp will direct the pilot episode of the show.
Latino-Review admits the news is a little odd. Blomkamp has been vocal over the years about his disappointment with the project. With Spielberg on board as producer and Microsoft firmly in control of the project, it seems he could have decided to give the world one more shot.
Still, we’re wary. In the past, Blomkamp has said he wasn’t sure he’d want to come back Halo. Here’s a quote from 2009:
The answer is, I probably wouldn’t do Halo if it was offered to me. But creatively, I would like to do it. It’s kind of like I’d be sad to not work on it, but I would still say no….I worked on it for five months…I put a lot of sort of sweat and blood into Halo. Creatively, it’s very compelling. I love it. But, when you work that long on something and you have it bottom out and collapse…i mean, I got District 9 out of it, I think I’m probably better off because it’s more of a personal film. But yeah, I love the world of Halo. I don’t think I would go back there.
That was five years ago however and a lot has changed. Plus, a pilot isn’t a full movie, so his commitment would minimal in comparison to what a feature film would demand. It seems possible, but this is unconfirmed for now.