Ridley Scott Is producing new Halo "Movie."

#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4297 posts) -

Untitled Feature Length 'Halo' Project to be Produced by Ridley Scott? | http://t.co/QZ1iRnM1Xp http://t.co/uUzFT2MrTE via @scifiedcom

— Production Weekly (@prodweek) January 12, 2014

SciFied: Untitled Feature Length 'Halo' Project to be Produced by Ridley Scott?

Since that particular tweet, Production Weekly's twitter has not clarified if they really meant the Halo TV series that Steven Spielberg was doing. Which wouldn't make sense really, because Spielberg is producing that, and so Scott and Spielberg can't both produce the same Halo thing, and so.. Hm.

Ridley Scott's last couple of big movies include Prometheus, Robin Hood, and of course Aliens and such, etc. Prometheus 2 still seems to be in the works, so math considered, this Halo movie would then come out after Prometheus 2, somewhere past 2015. Or you know, whatever. And then an upcoming Blade Runner thing.

Those tweets also mention that a Paul Scheurig is writing the Halo movie, who apparently wrote FOX's Prison Break show, and some Adrien Brody/Forest Whitaker vehicle. :/

Considering that Halo 5 is still absolutely still coming out somewhere near the end of 2014, a nice epilogue or DLC pack thing would be nice to keep the Halo'ness going into 2015, alongside this movie and such. Or like, Spartan Ops?.

And you know, all things considered, I would much rather a movie that was made by Scott, all bad-ass and Prometheusy, than whatever Peter Jackson/Neil Blompkamp were doing. Hobbit, District 9, Elysium?. Mm, Prometheus is really fucking "bad-ass", comparatively.

#2 Posted by Evilsbane (4698 posts) -

You mean Halo 5 is still coming out right? Because if not dude they made Halo 4, and it wasn't bad.

#3 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4868 posts) -
#4 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4297 posts) -

@evilsbane: Yea, alright. Thanks. Go get yourself a gold sticker, because those are pretty good. :D

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (15111 posts) -

We've been yanked around about potential Halo movie for goddamn ever now. Does anyone at this point care?

#6 Posted by jsnyder82 (762 posts) -

@oldirtybearon said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Uh....

Elysium was kind of the best Halo movie ever made. Prometheus... yeah. Not so much.

As far as news of Ridley Scott going near Halo; why the hell not? It's not my favourite franchise. If he wants to ruin it by all means.

I personally really liked Prometheus.

#7 Posted by BigJeffrey (5148 posts) -

#8 Posted by HistoryInRust (6380 posts) -

@jsnyder82: All of Prometheus' issues were outside of Ridley Scott's purview. Atmospherically, tonally, that film's direction was on point. Its unfortunate script did it no favors.

Put a writer on the project who can handle both world-building and interpersonal throughlines of tension (like Alex Garland, who penned the original Blomkamp script) and suddenly things get interesting.

#9 Posted by SomberOwl (712 posts) -

I really think Ridley Scott could nail the look of Halo. To be honest though I'm getting real sick of reading about the halo move. I'll get excited when I read that they've actually starting shooting. Until then it's all just talk and likely to fall through like all the other attempts to make a Halo movie.

#10 Posted by Baillie (4279 posts) -

Elysium was alright, it was nothing spectacular though. It was no District 9.

#11 Edited by LucidDreams117 (422 posts) -

Hmmmmm. I could get behind this. But like everything else Halo movie related, I'll just chalk it up to pure rumour for now. It actually makes me happy that Microsoft is such a hard ass about this movie. Do it when it's done right. Cause video game movies have rarely been good. Any one actually excited for Need for Speed?

#12 Posted by AMyggen (3532 posts) -

@baillie: My main problem with the film was how extremely on-the-nose it was with its politics. District 9 wasn't exactly subtle either, but Elysium...man, biggest dissapointment of 2013 for me.

#13 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3972 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Uh....

Elysium was kind of the best Halo movie ever made. Prometheus... yeah. Not so much.

As far as news of Ridley Scott going near Halo; why the hell not? It's not my favourite franchise. If he wants to ruin it by all means.

How are Prometheus and a Halo move even related?

I'm one of the people who loved the movie so I guess we won't see eye to eye.

And Ridley Scott... I guess he ruins a lot of stuff? I think he's one of the best directors of all time and he has great range. I wouldn't be surprised if his Halo movie would be great. But who knows if that even happens.

#14 Posted by Hunter5024 (5909 posts) -

Isn't he one of those Spielberg type dudes who has a producer credit on a whole bunch of stuff that he probably didn't have that much to do with?

#15 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3972 posts) -

@hunter5024 said:

Isn't he one of those Spielberg type dudes who has a producer credit on a whole bunch of stuff that he probably didn't have that much to do with?

Yes basically. He produces a lot of TV shows and movies. I don't know how much he's involved in them all, but yeah.

#16 Posted by spraynardtatum (3523 posts) -

Producing being the key word.

#17 Posted by Scroll (601 posts) -

@jsnyder82: Hey! I kinda enjoyed it too. But it was a massive disappointing coming from the Director of Alien, Gladiator, Blade Runner etc..

#18 Posted by Random45 (1267 posts) -

Since no one's out and out saying it, I guess I will:

Prometheus was a terrible movie, and you're all funky for liking it.

Alright, with that out of the way, let's talk about the Halo movie... It's not happening.

#19 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4868 posts) -

@artisanbreads said:

@oldirtybearon said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Uh....

Elysium was kind of the best Halo movie ever made. Prometheus... yeah. Not so much.

As far as news of Ridley Scott going near Halo; why the hell not? It's not my favourite franchise. If he wants to ruin it by all means.

How are Prometheus and a Halo move even related?

I'm one of the people who loved the movie so I guess we won't see eye to eye.

And Ridley Scott... I guess he ruins a lot of stuff? I think he's one of the best directors of all time and he has great range. I wouldn't be surprised if his Halo movie would be great. But who knows if that even happens.

Ridley Scott has a fantastic artistic eye and can make a man pooping look good. His blind spot is story and script choice. Prometheus was the biggest example of that considering they took a decent-to-good Alien script and turned it into, well, Prometheus.

It looked amazing; Prometheus I mean. I don't think anyone would deny that. However Prometheus is the perfect example of when style overtakes substance. It's a box of nothing wrapped up in fantastic visuals. Like a hollow chocolate bunny. Considering Scott's history I'm not sure he'd have the awareness or even understand what's appealing about Halo and its lore. My guess is he'd do what he did to Alien Prequel; look at the script, decide that's not what he wanted to do, throw it out, and get Damon Lindelof to write a much shittier version and call it, I don't know, The Great Journey.

#20 Edited by RazielCuts (2984 posts) -

We've been yanked around about potential Halo movie for goddamn ever now. Does anyone at this point care?

#21 Edited by Deranged (1856 posts) -

@amyggen said:

@baillie: My main problem with the film was how extremely on-the-nose it was with its politics. District 9 wasn't exactly subtle either, but Elysium...man, biggest dissapointment of 2013 for me.

Elysium was a pretty sweet movie but fuck, that shaky cam absolutely RUINED every action sequence in the film. Blomkamp is terrible with those pieces.

#22 Posted by Wacomole (837 posts) -

@bigjeffrey:

Oh, THAT's what a glint-suppressing honeycomb looks like.

#23 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5903 posts) -

Sounds cool. It'll probably come out after every other video game movie in the works for the past decade.

#24 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I love Ridley Scott, he's made some of the greatest movies ever but dude if you think Prometheus was better then District 9 you are cuh-razy!

@artisanbreads said:

@oldirtybearon said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

Uh....

Elysium was kind of the best Halo movie ever made. Prometheus... yeah. Not so much.

As far as news of Ridley Scott going near Halo; why the hell not? It's not my favourite franchise. If he wants to ruin it by all means.

How are Prometheus and a Halo move even related?

I'm one of the people who loved the movie so I guess we won't see eye to eye.

And Ridley Scott... I guess he ruins a lot of stuff? I think he's one of the best directors of all time and he has great range. I wouldn't be surprised if his Halo movie would be great. But who knows if that even happens.

Ridley Scott has a fantastic artistic eye and can make a man pooping look good. His blind spot is story and script choice. Prometheus was the biggest example of that considering they took a decent-to-good Alien script and turned it into, well, Prometheus.

It looked amazing; Prometheus I mean. I don't think anyone would deny that. However Prometheus is the perfect example of when style overtakes substance. It's a box of nothing wrapped up in fantastic visuals. Like a hollow chocolate bunny. Considering Scott's history I'm not sure he'd have the awareness or even understand what's appealing about Halo and its lore. My guess is he'd do what he did to Alien Prequel; look at the script, decide that's not what he wanted to do, throw it out, and get Damon Lindelof to write a much shittier version and call it, I don't know, The Great Journey.

That is a pretty great summation. Gorgeous movie but not much else going for it.

I'd be up for seeing what he'd do with Halo though, I think even with his misses he's still a hell of a film maker and I'd rather have him on it then some hack. Still disappointed we didn't get a Blomkamp Halo though that would have been really cool.

#25 Posted by big_jon (5777 posts) -

This is interesting but worrying. Though I'm always worried about the future of Halo I guess. And rating a movie because you consider it to be more "badass" than another producers' work doesn't fill me with faith.

Prometheus was entertaining and nice looking but also a horribly flawed and shallow movie. I guess something similar could be said about Elysium but I think it was a better movie.

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#26 Posted by SomberOwl (712 posts) -
#27 Edited by BigJeffrey (5148 posts) -

Untitled Feature Length 'Halo' Project to be Produced by Ridley Scott? | http://t.co/QZ1iRnM1Xp http://t.co/uUzFT2MrTE via @scifiedcom

— Production Weekly (@prodweek) January 12, 2014

SciFied: Untitled Feature Length 'Halo' Project to be Produced by Ridley Scott?

Since that particular tweet, Production Weekly's twitter has not clarified if they really meant the Halo TV series that Steven Spielberg was doing. Which wouldn't make sense really, because Spielberg is producing that, and so Scott and Spielberg can't both produce the same Halo thing, and so.. Hm.

Ridley Scott's last couple of big movies include Prometheus, Robin Hood, and of course Aliens and such, etc. Prometheus 2 still seems to be in the works, so math considered, this Halo movie would then come out after Prometheus 2, somewhere past 2015. Or you know, whatever. And then an upcoming Blade Runner thing.

Those tweets also mention that a Paul Scheurig is writing the Halo movie, who apparently wrote FOX's Prison Break show, and some Adrien Brody/Forest Whitaker vehicle. :/

Considering that Halo 5 is still absolutely still coming out somewhere near the end of 2014, a nice epilogue or DLC pack thing would be nice to keep the Halo'ness going into 2015, alongside this movie and such. Or like, Spartan Ops?.

And you know, all things considered, I would much rather a movie that was made by Scott, all bad-ass and Prometheusy, than whatever Peter Jackson/Neil Blompkamp were doing. Hobbit, District 9, Elysium?. Mm, Prometheus is really fucking "bad-ass", comparatively.

TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE!!!

The feature will be released later this year and will be executive produced by Scott and Scott Free TV President David Zucker. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes) will direct the feature.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/03/ridley-scott-and-microsoft-team-for-halo-digital-feature

#28 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4297 posts) -
#30 Edited by crithon (3441 posts) -

man, I feel like I'm time traveling..... wasn't Ridley Scott one of the rumored directors involved of Halo movie back in 2004? I just recalled even DelToro talked about redesigning the suit was an influence behind Hellboy 2's Johann Krauss.

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