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Halo movie canned

Entirely dead
Tue Oct 09 2007, 09:45

THERE is no chance of a movie being made of Halo, despite it being the most successful game classic since Space Invaders.

Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp had been named to direct Fox-Universal's moving picture version of the game until the project fell apart last year.

After the recent launch of a new version of Halo, which tells the story of a bloke trying to win Master Chef, or something, there was some talk that the film idea might be dusted off again.

However Blomkamp told Movies magazine that there was no chance of Halo making the big screen in its current configuration.

He said the movie was "entirely dead" and the only reason that it was on its perch in the first place was because Halo fans had nailed it there.

Blomkamp said that the main problem was that it was being made by two studios who were not getting along, Universal and Fox.

He added that the film collapsed at the end of last year, and it's been stone dead, ever since then.

He made a trilogy of live-action Halo short films to help promote the release of the Halo 3 game, but they were not connected to the movie.

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