Though it’s been declared dead in the water more times than I’ve had hot dinners, some people still want to make a movie based on Halo and draw the last bit of bloodied, lumpy milk from the franchise’s withered teats. Microsoft studio 343 Industries boss Frankie O’Connor parped this to Variety over the weekend, suggesting the Halo movie ‘dream’ is still on:
“We’re still interested in making an excellent Halo movie. We’ve created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film. We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry.”
If you hadn’t already guessed, I’m pretty sure this, like almost any other game-to-movie adaption, will be a disastrous idea.
I say that from the perspective of somebody who used to enjoy the Halo games for their technical excellence and polish, while also knowing they couldn’t tell a story worth a shit. If the games can’t nail a quarter-decent narrative, what chance this inevitable lunker of a movie?
[Variety, via Kotaku]