Blomkamp Says Halo Film Is “Dead”

October 8, 2007 at 5:27 pm 1 comment

If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the dormant Halo movie to re-enter development, you may as well exhale now — the project’s former director, Neill Blomkamp, says it ain’t gonna happen.

The Halo film died last year when Fox and Universal shut down the co-financed production, but with Halo 3 hitting shelves this fall — and eventually meeting, if not exceeding, sales expectations — a number of fans and insiders remained hopeful for a resurrection. Adding to the speculation was the series of Blomkamp-directed promotional Halo 3 shorts that hit the Web earlier this year which, according to some, were supposed to serve as a sort of lure for the studios.

Not true, says Blomkamp, who discussed the Halo shorts — and the film’s demise — in a recent interview with Creativity. Regarding the shorts, he says:

This is the first I’ve really spoken about those pieces. There’s such a massive misconception about what those are. In essence, those pieces have zero to do with the film. Like less than zero.

According to Blomkamp, his vision for the Halo film relied on “degraded, screwed-up looking footage,” an aesthetic he planned on pushing “as far as [I could] until the studios kind of threw a noose around me…I wanted it to feel like the most brutal, real version of science fiction in a war environment that you’ve seen in awhile.”

Blomkamp then goes on to refer to Halo as “entirely dead,” chalking its dissolution up to Universal and Fox’s inability to get along. Of course, in Hollywood, few (if any) projects are ever entirely dead, something the director acknowledges by saying he’ll “be curious to see what happens.”



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jumbo  |  October 16, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    u suc of course, everbodys waitin for that day man


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