• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

vogelkacke
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:13 PM)
vogelkacke's Avatar
close please didnt see the thread in offtopic




as Production Weekly seems to have let the cat out of the bag regarding an Untitled Halo Project which is said to be produced by Alien and Prometheus director Ridley Scott and written by Paul Scheuring.



www.scified.com/news/1436
Last edited by vogelkacke; 01-12-2014 at 12:16 PM.
Ricky_R
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:26 PM)
Ricky_R's Avatar
Channing Tatum as Master Chief?
godhandiscen
There are millions of whiny 5-year olds on Earth, and I AM THEIR KING.
(01-12-2014, 12:38 PM)
godhandiscen's Avatar
I've been waiting on this movie for almost a decade.
In the span of time from the original Halo movie announcement until these rumors, I started and finished college, got married and divorced, funded a company and tanked it, got a new job and became successful.
When people wonder why Halo is dying, the answer is simple: the fan base grew up. We just cannot put fucking 10 hours a week to play a competitive game and get shredded online by children without a care in the world.
I want to watch this movie, I want to enjoy Halo again without the stress of playing it.
Calm Killer
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:41 PM)
Calm Killer's Avatar
I would rather have producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp back on the job. I know Jackson is busy for the next year with The Hobbit, but please do not screw this up.
Kuroyume
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:43 PM)
Kuroyume's Avatar
Wasn't there already a Halo movie? Came out with H4?
Sinfamy
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:43 PM)
Sinfamy's Avatar
If Master Chef takes off his helment so the actor's face can get screen time, the movie is dead to me.

Dredd showed it can be done, and done well.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:52 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sinfamy

Dredd showed it can be done, and done well.

You know what, I was about to bring up this exact point, but you convinced me.

HOWEVER, john would need a companion (like dredd had) you COULD see and fill in for the aspects that are missed by a faceless soldier
Marvel
could never
(01-12-2014, 12:54 PM)
Marvel's Avatar

Originally Posted by Kuroyume

Wasn't there already a Halo movie? Came out with H4?

Forward unto Dawn? sort of... ish.

This would be bigger budget though. Zabant you mean Cortana :P
Skeff
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:55 PM)
Skeff's Avatar
This seems like it could be too much, Game/TV Series and Movie when interest in the franchise has dwindled slightly over the past couple of releases. It's still obviously a very popular franchise but Video game movies and TV shows are hard to make and a bad one can negatively impact the series. Seems like a big gamble Microsoft are making.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 12:56 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by Infinite Ammo

Forward unto Dawn? sort of... ish.

This would be bigger budget though. Zabant you mean Cortana :P

but she's dead
Marvel
could never
(01-12-2014, 12:57 PM)
Marvel's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zabant

but

I'm sure she'll come back.
Jawmuncher
(01-12-2014, 12:57 PM)
Jawmuncher's Avatar
I'm ok with Ridley Scott personally. Since he'll be producing. Will be interesting to see who they grab to direct. Would have liked Neil Blomkampf but after Elysium I want someone else.
Lord-Audie
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:01 PM)
Lord-Audie's Avatar
Cannot wait for Russell Crowe to play Master Chief
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:01 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Would have liked Neil Blomkampf but after Elysium I want someone else.

Ah yes, the film everyone said "ripped off halo" despite the fact the only thing they shared was a ring world, an idea that didn't even originate from halo.

Yeah, i'd rather he just stay away so i dont have to hear those piss poor comparisons all over again
wizzbang
Banned
(01-12-2014, 01:01 PM)
What a terrible waste of Ridley Scott.
ebullientprism
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:02 PM)
ebullientprism's Avatar
Eh.

6 years ago with Halo 3 fresh I would have been super hyped. After Reach and 4 I kinda care but not a whole lot. The fact that Forward unto dawn was so horribly hamfisted doesnt help.

Honestly I think they would have been better off with a 10 episode mini series following a squad of ODSTs or something. Like Band of brothers.
abadguy
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:04 PM)
abadguy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

I'm ok with Ridley Scott personally. Since he'll be producing. Will be interesting to see who they grab to direct. Would have liked Neil Blomkampf but after Elysium I want someone else.

Wow so it only takes one "bad" movie for him to end up on the shit list? I still want Blomkamp for the Halo movie. Can't imagine anyone else doing it justice.
E92 M3
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:07 PM)
E92 M3's Avatar
I really enjoyed FOD, and I went in with a pessimistic attitude. A Halo movie could be a fun ride.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:07 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by ebullientprism

Eh.

6 years ago with Halo 3 fresh I would have been super hyped. After Reach and 4 I kinda care but not a whole lot.

Perhaps, but also consider this; a new halo film could be the perfect thing to get people excited about halo again, all those fans that grew up (like godhandiscen) and forgot about the series have a reason to get excited again.

It also brings in a whole new...ugh...audience of 8-12 year olds that were to young to know about halo when it was absolutely everywhere and might have never got into the damp fart of a release that 4 was.
NeoGash
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:07 PM)
NeoGash's Avatar
Uh-oh. I love Ridley and Halo, but this movie is going to blow if it is true. A feature length movie will cater to the lowest common denominator. If they use some fucking douchebag like Matt Damon or Channing Tampon or whatever his name is, I will destroy my Halo games by throwing them into Mount Doom. Why do fans of games always want Hollywood movies? Why? Do you like millions of people having their hearts crushed and destroyed?

Oh no....the Master Chief is......The Rock......someone kill me. Please.
Currygan
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:12 PM)
Currygan's Avatar
Sir Ridley needs money, as he abundantly showed in the past (Hannibal...yuch)
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:13 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by NeoGash

Uh-oh. I love Ridley and Halo, but this movie is going to blow if it is true. A feature length movie will cater to the lowest common denominator.

You mean like most AAA video games?
charsace
Accidental Member
(01-12-2014, 01:14 PM)
charsace's Avatar
I would love for the movie to start with the kidnapping of the kids and the training of them, but then you would have to show MC's face.
NeoGash
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:14 PM)
NeoGash's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zabant

You mean like most AAA video games?

Yes, except even worse. As bad as Gears of War Judgment and Assassin's Creed Revelations were, they at least didn't ram Matt Damon down my throat. Uuuuugh.

(Actually, that sounds.....dirty lol).
dancrane212
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:15 PM)
dancrane212's Avatar
I know this won't happen but I'd rather see them pull from the Greg Bear novels for a film. From the half of the book I read it seems to be much more interesting than just another future militaristic book; it's an actual Sci-Fi story.
cheezcake
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:16 PM)
cheezcake's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zabant

You mean like most AAA video games?

Heh, glad I wasn't the only one thinking this

Halo is pretty damn mainstream AAA, doesn't mean its bad. It's all in the execution.

Originally Posted by NeoGash

Yes, except even worse. As bad as Gears of War Judgment and Assassin's Creed Revelations were, they at least didn't ram Matt Damon down my throat. Uuuuugh.

(Actually, that sounds.....dirty lol).

Lol dude what is your obsession with Matt Damon
NeoGash
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:19 PM)
NeoGash's Avatar

Originally Posted by cheezcake

Heh, glad I wasn't the only one thinking this

Halo is pretty damn mainstream AAA, doesn't mean its bad. It's all in the execution.

It's mainstream, but you'd have to read the books to know half the shit that is going on in the game....well, at least in Halo 4. While that is a flaw, at least the games have always been made FOR Halo fans (strictly talking about the story/single player), to the detriment of new players I'll admit. A movie will throw it all away and go for a super generic Hollywood Transformers story.

Originally Posted by cheezcake

Lol dude what is your obsession with Matt Damon

Where'd you get that idea?
Vico
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:20 PM)
Vico's Avatar

Originally Posted by charsace

I would love for the movie to start with the kidnapping of the kids and the training of them, but then you would have to show MC's face.

We already saw him as a child in the David Fincher commercial, though.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:23 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by cheezcake

Lol dude what is your obsession with Matt Damon

He just doesn't want Matt shoved down his throat. He wants him shoved elsewhere
cheezcake
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:25 PM)
cheezcake's Avatar

Originally Posted by NeoGash

It's mainstream, but you'd have to read the books to know half the shit that is going on in the game....well, at least in Halo 4. While that is a flaw, at least the games have always been made FOR Halo fans (strictly talking about the story/single player), to the detriment of new players I'll admit. A movie will throw it all away and go for a super generic Hollywood Transformers story.

If they're intelligent they won't try make a movie based primarily on game content, a film adaptation of The Fall of Reach would be fucking outstanding though. Great novel and it's got enough action in there to keep the popcorn movie crowd happy.

Originally Posted by NeoGash

Where'd you get that idea?

You really don't like the guy

Originally Posted by NeoGash

If they use some fucking douchebag like Matt Damon or Channing Tampon or whatever his name is

Originally Posted by NeoGash

at least didn't ram Matt Damon down my throat. Uuuuugh.

NeoGash
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:26 PM)
NeoGash's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zabant

He just doesn't want Matt shoved down his throat. He wants him shoved elsewhere

Well if you'd volunteer, that would be great. You'd be ridding the world of him and the excrement coming out of your ass.

But then that wouldn't deal with the crap coming out of your mouth either....or fingers I should say.

Originally Posted by cheezcake

You really don't like the guy

I don't like him in every second action movie, no. We are talking about a possible Hollywood action movie, and I don't want some tired action star in a Halo movie. I mentioned 3 popular ones, and happened to mention one of them twice. Hardly what I'd call an obsession, but whatever floats your boat.

Originally Posted by cheezcake

If they're intelligent they won't try make a movie based primarily on game content, a film adaptation of The Fall of Reach would be fucking outstanding though. Great novel and it's got enough action in there to keep the popcorn movie crowd happy.

Eeehh...I already sat through Doom, Max Payne and Prince of Persia........I can't take another lol.

Forward Unto Dawn was good as it was made for Halo fans, not my mother, uncle, sister and that fat talkative bitch Jenny from accounting.
Last edited by NeoGash; 01-12-2014 at 01:31 PM.
charsace
Accidental Member
(01-12-2014, 01:30 PM)
charsace's Avatar

Originally Posted by dancrane212

I know this won't happen but I'd rather see them pull from the Greg Bear novels for a film. From the half of the book I read it seems to be much more interesting than just another future militaristic book; it's an actual Sci-Fi story.

The first Halo book is straight up Scifi. They explain the technologies that are being used. They just don't take some badass soldiers and throw them in suits to kick some alien ass. The first book starts off political as its about finding ways to crush a rebellion and handling space pirates. The suits come into play when they get their hand on covenant technology.

A movie based on the first book would change the way people view Master Chief.
Rebel Leader
THE POWER OF BUTTERSCOTCH BOTTOMS
(01-12-2014, 01:33 PM)
Rebel Leader's Avatar

From producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp

No exceptions >_>
cheezcake
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:37 PM)
cheezcake's Avatar

Originally Posted by NeoGash

Forward Unto Dawn was good as it was made for Halo fans, not my mother, uncle, sister and that fat talkative bitch Jenny from accounting.

Eh I thought Forward Unto Dawn was weak, in the end it just felt cold because they didn't develop any of the characters enough for me to give a shit about them.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:38 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by NeoGash

Well if you'd volunteer, that would be great. You'd be ridding the world of him and the excrement coming out of your ass.

But then that wouldn't deal with the crap coming out of your mouth either....or fingers I should say.

Woah woah wooah there pal, calm down now, what's all this talk of asses? I didn't say where you wanted him shoved.

Originally Posted by Zabant

He wants him shoved elsewhere

See, I could be talking about an abandoned island, or a prison!

No need to get lewd
Dee Dah Dave
Banned
(01-12-2014, 01:38 PM)
A movie and a TV series? That sounds like spreading yourself a bit thin to me.
Baki
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:42 PM)
Yes please.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:43 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by Captain Ninty

A movie and a TV series? That sounds like spreading yourself a bit thin to me.

Tell that to Marvel, They make 3 films a year and Agents of Shield, a TV series.
People ate that stuff up.

I say go for it, the more Halo the better.
I personally don't see halo as the kind of series you can fuck up beyond repair, hell look at how fucked StarWars became after the prequel trilogies, and people are still falling over themselves to get even the slightest scrap of info over the new Disney Films.
Caayn
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:44 PM)
Caayn's Avatar
Prepare for 90+ minutes of Palmer.
NeoGash
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:53 PM)
NeoGash's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zabant

Woah woah wooah there pal, calm down now, what's all this talk of asses? I didn't say where you wanted him shoved.



See, I could be talking about an abandoned island, or a prison!

No need to get lewd

I never said he'd be shoved in your ass either ;) I was thinking more like you having him surgically implanted into your stomach and blocking your intestines so you couldn't shit out of your ass anymore. I apologise for any confusion ;)
MacNille
Banned
(01-12-2014, 01:56 PM)

Originally Posted by Calm Killer

I would rather have producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp back on the job. I know Jackson is busy for the next year with The Hobbit, but please do not screw this up.

I'm glad that we will not get Blomkamp. His social message in his movies are so over the top and not so subtile, that a Halo movie would be unbearable.
GillyH
Member
(01-12-2014, 01:57 PM)
GillyH's Avatar
A blockbuster Halo movie in theaters coming out this holiday might be able to do it - save Xbox One
DoctorWho
BOSS
(01-12-2014, 01:59 PM)
DoctorWho's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sinfamy

If Master Chef takes off his helment so the actor's face can get screen time, the movie is dead to me.

Dredd showed it can be done, and done well.

Dredd is a terrible example if you actually want the film to make any sort of money.

Great film, but it's clawing for a sequel with an internet campaign.

General audiences need to see faces and actors that will convince them to go to the theatre.

Films like Robocop and Spider-Man always found an opportunity to take that mask off when needed.
Blueblur1
Member
(01-12-2014, 02:13 PM)
Blueblur1's Avatar

Originally Posted by Caayn

Prepare for 90+ minutes of Palmer.

That would be one way to ensure that I never watch the film.
Skeff
Member
(01-12-2014, 02:19 PM)
Skeff's Avatar

Originally Posted by GillyH

A blockbuster Halo movie in theaters coming out this holiday might be able to do it - save Xbox One

Add it to the chalkboard.
Zabant
Member
(01-12-2014, 02:22 PM)
Zabant's Avatar

Originally Posted by NeoGash

I never said he'd be shoved in your ass either

Oh my good gracious!! why are you talking about shoving Matt Damon in peoples asses?! :O

All I did was point out the fact I never mentioned where, you wanted dear old Mr Damon shoved. Then you brought up the dreadful topic of asses, and now you're talking about how you never intended to stick him up my posterior but instead having him surgically implanted into my stomach?!

You have a filthy, filthy mind sir. I shall never again imply you want Matt Damon somewhere else other than down your throat.
MightyHedgehog
Welcome to the Wasteland.
I hope you're wearing your flak vest!
(01-12-2014, 02:35 PM)
MightyHedgehog's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sinfamy

If Master Chef takes off his helment so the actor's face can get screen time, the movie is dead to me.

Dredd showed it can be done, and done well.

Dredd, though, at least featured enough face to get some kind of feedback from and he talked more than MC ever does. Would rather it not focus on Master Chief.
abadguy
Member
(01-12-2014, 02:38 PM)
abadguy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

No exceptions >_>

This.
LittleJohnny
Banned
(01-12-2014, 02:50 PM)

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

I'm ok with Ridley Scott personally. Since he'll be producing. Will be interesting to see who they grab to direct. Would have liked Neil Blomkampf but after Elysium I want someone else.

Originally Posted by abadguy

Wow so it only takes one "bad" movie for him to end up on the shit list? I still want Blomkamp for the Halo movie. Can't imagine anyone else doing it justice.



I didn't know Neil Blomkamp directed it, I've been wanting to see it based on reviews alone, now I definitely have to check it out. How is this considered bad?

jelly
Member
(01-12-2014, 02:51 PM)
jelly's Avatar
Helmet on or off is a tough one. I don't think they should keep the game voice so I'm more open to seeing his face.

If they keep the helmet on, I don't think he could be a main character without looking like some oversized lump in a bike helmet who couldn't be subtle if his life depended on it. FUD was so bad with MC.

I've yet to see a suit and practically everything Halo that doesn't look awful in live action.
Modest budgets and game designs probably. They need to adjust the designs.
Last edited by jelly; 01-12-2014 at 02:55 PM.

Thread Tools