Halo Movie?

Ain't It Cool News (thanks Dark Horizons and Ant) mongers some rumors about negotiations at Warner Bros. about a Halo movie project. The story has a sketchy (anonymous) account of attempts to create a Halo film going back a few years, and how there is a renewed attempt to get Alien director Ridley Scott onboard, based on the somewhat implausible premise that Bungie will not allow anyone but Scott to script and direct the project.
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Re: Um Why?
Nov 26, 2004, 20:24
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Re: Um Why? Nov 26, 2004, 20:24
Nov 26, 2004, 20:24
 
Duh, if you know anything about the story behind Halo you'd know there's a little bit more to it than Master Chief going in and kicking a load of alien ass. Not to be an uber nerb (well its too late for that) but theres quite a bit more in the books than in the game. I'm not enirely sure what Bungie had to to with them, but if they incorporate the books into the movie it wouldn't be as stupid as every other game based movie.

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Re: Um Why?
Nov 20, 2004, 01:50
nin
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Re: Um Why? Nov 20, 2004, 01:50
Nov 20, 2004, 01:50
nin
 
Ridley Scott is a GOD...

Alien and Bladerunner forever...

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Re: Um Why?
Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
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Re: Um Why? Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
 
Hmm, it must have been a different Ridley Scott that directed Black Hawk Down then... that seemed like live-action Halo with Hummvees instead of Warthogs and Blackhawks instead of Pelicans!

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Re: Um Why?
Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
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Re: Um Why? Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
Nov 20, 2004, 01:29
 
Great, not only did I double post, but I can only edit the most recent one... d'oh!


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Um Why?
Nov 20, 2004, 01:12
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Um Why? Nov 20, 2004, 01:12
Nov 20, 2004, 01:12
 
Why would Ridley Scott want to make a film about a video game who's plot is - space marine goes to town and wipes out aliens. Ridley's movies are explorations about the human condition and what it means to be human. The violence is byproduct of the study of that condition, not the focus as it is in Halo.


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No subject
Nov 20, 2004, 00:13
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Nov 20, 2004, 00:13
 
DAIKATANA!!!!!!!!!!!!


THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!1

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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 23:05
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 23:05
Nov 19, 2004, 23:05
 
I'm considering getting into this as well - I've read a lot more British than US sci-fi, although I've read all of Gibson's work, some of Joe Haldeman's, etc.

I'm a huge fan of Richard Morgan, Iain M. Banks, etc.

I've recently started moving away from what I'd term more "technical" sci-fi such as Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton, but this is more than partly due to the lack of new material available at the moment, at least from my favourite authors.

Whereabouts does Larry Niven fit in? And for that matter, how about Neal Stephenson?

I see Iain M. Banks as primarily character-driven space opera, Alastair Reynolds as technology-driven space opera, Gibson as, social speculation etc... how would people classify Niven and Stephenson?

I'm about to start reading Broken Angels by Richard Morgan, the sequel to Altered Carbon, which I'd highly recommend to anyone that likes film noir, sci-fi, character-driven story, good writing, detective stories, and anything dark and violent. I reckon that covers most people here!

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Use the spelling, Luke
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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 22:42
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 22:42
Nov 19, 2004, 22:42
 
I was just about to get into the RingWorld series...Worth the effort?

OMG yes. great stuff. dont bother with the 3rd book in the series though (Ringworld throne), its awful and was even disowned by Niven himself as a quick cash-in. Niven has several very good short story compilations all based in his "known space" universe that are also a good introduction to his work.


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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 22:34
nin
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 22:34
Nov 19, 2004, 22:34
nin
 
I was just about to get into the RingWorld series...Worth the effort?

Thanks!

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Re: I just didn't get it.
Nov 19, 2004, 21:03
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Re: I just didn't get it. Nov 19, 2004, 21:03
Nov 19, 2004, 21:03
 
"Well excuse the hell out of me. Some people don't keep up with that sort of thing, though."


You got pwned bitch, now leave the thread.

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Riddick
Nov 19, 2004, 19:37
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Riddick Nov 19, 2004, 19:37
Nov 19, 2004, 19:37
 
Screw Halo & Half-Life, I want to see a film based on Riddick: EFBB. They way it should have been!

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halo movie
Nov 19, 2004, 19:14
jim
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halo movie Nov 19, 2004, 19:14
Nov 19, 2004, 19:14
jim
 
i think a halo move should be made but.. no real actors.. it should be done just like final fantasy! this way.. everyone who has voice rolls in the game can have them in the movie as well, plus master chief wont have to take his helmet off, keeping with halo tradition!!!

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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 18:50
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 18:50
Nov 19, 2004, 18:50
 
Niven may have extrapolated from the Dyson sphere idea but he went into specific detail on how the Ringworld worked and how it looked. outside of the location of Ringworld which surrounded an entire star as opposed to Halo which was more moon-like there is little difference and a more direct link to Bungie "aquiring" the idea.

Well, what was copied besides the fact that it's a ring with fully functioning habitat? Do you see all these details in Halo? If, in Ringworld, it was (spoiler text) a mechanism for containing and studying a destructive parasitic lifeform with Biblical overtones, then yeah, I guess I can see problems. If, in Ringworld, it was filled with like half a dozen looping corridors and elevators, then ripoff ahoy.
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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 17:45
eje
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 17:45
Nov 19, 2004, 17:45
eje
 
>Ian Banks...said he'd kick my head in once.

Wow. You're lucky. No famous authors have ever said they would kick in my head, just angry latin americans on public transport. Oh, and there was that group of very drunk english rugby players on the tube...

There's a web page about culture references in Halo.

http://marathon.bungie.org/story/halo_culture.html

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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 17:35
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 17:35
Nov 19, 2004, 17:35
 
Besides Niven just ripped off a Dyson Sphere to come up with the Ringworld

the Dyson sphere was just a basic concept if I remember correctly. Niven may have extrapolated from the Dyson sphere idea but he went into specific detail on how the Ringworld worked and how it looked. outside of the location of Ringworld which surrounded an entire star as opposed to Halo which was more moon-like there is little difference and a more direct link to Bungie "aquiring" the idea.

Personally I never once heard Bungie give some props to Niven in all the time I've been following the series.

EDIT: BTW, with all the CGI ability that Hollywood now has command of am I the only one who thinks its high time for a Ringworld movie?


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Re: No subject
Nov 19, 2004, 16:53
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Nov 19, 2004, 16:53
 
Tantos... go replay the games and you will see that 1) he does in fact speak and 2) in fact does take off his helmet, even though we never see his face.

Even Alyx in Half Life 2 comments that Gordon Freeman has no voice, and quite honestly I am less 'careing' for lack of better words, of the main character when they have no voice and let someone else do the talking. Star Trek Bridge Commander anyone? (SAFFI MUST DIE!)

And Honestly they should do a Darth Vader thing and let the guy who did Master Chiefs voice do the voice overs for the Halo movie and the same for Cortana.

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Screw Halo...
Nov 19, 2004, 16:47
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Screw Halo... Nov 19, 2004, 16:47
Nov 19, 2004, 16:47
 
Gimme my Thief movie!

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Re: I just didn't get it.
Nov 19, 2004, 16:44
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Re: I just didn't get it. Nov 19, 2004, 16:44
Nov 19, 2004, 16:44
 
Isn't Master Chief a reanimated corpse? just a lot of hardware strapped onto an already dead nervous system?

or am I thinking of Marathon?

Either way he's not the most charismatic protagonist.

I could see a Half Life movie as being cheaper to film, so long as you didn't go to Xen.

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Re: I just didn't get it.
Nov 19, 2004, 16:32
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Re: I just didn't get it. Nov 19, 2004, 16:32
Nov 19, 2004, 16:32
 
Master Chief is a rank in the navy, moron.

Well excuse the hell out of me. Some people don't keep up with that sort of thing, though.

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Re: Feuer Frei movie
Nov 19, 2004, 16:27
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Re: Feuer Frei movie Nov 19, 2004, 16:27
Nov 19, 2004, 16:27
 
Well, I remember my 1st thoughts watching the 1st vid footage from E3 with the Gregorian Chant thing. As soon as I saw the Marines and their Sarg. instantly AL()ENS 2 came to mind, with the Colonial Marines... right down to the Dropship.

And the Master Chief Armour looked alot like the Armour they wore in StarShip Troopers: Roughtnecks. So I am fairly confident when it comes to Halo, it is not entriely all that original. But they say if you are gonna rip, rip from the best. lol It is the best form of flattery.

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