Normally regarding the topic of video game film adaptations I’d be all, “YEAH GOOD THING THIS WAS CANNED GRUMBLEGRUMBLEGRUMBLE” due to the non-deniable track record of game-to-film suck, but for a split second I was excited about the thought of a Halo film. (More on that below!) Of course, this was later proved to be a false and dud rumor. Here’s the exchange between Production Weekly and Jim Vejvoda:
“We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time,” Microsoft told Eurogamer.
I recently watched Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, and, surprisingly, I super-duper enjoyed it. For being a 10 million dollar budget film I thought it wasn’t shabby at all, and the special effects made me have fratboy-esque outbursts like “OOOOH SHIT!” and “YEEEEAAA-HAAAAAA!” while I was alone in my living room. (For the record, my aforementioned outbursts made me feel embarrassed of myself.) So, my thought process is if I enjoyed Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn I could easily enjoy the fuck out of a big-screen production. Sure, it might not be the best logic but I think Forward Unto Dawn was the first video game to film adaptation I sincerely enjoyed and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to see more.
While I’ve played all of the installments, I’m certainly not an expert on the Halo franchise. So perhaps some of you could offer insight as to whether or not Halo could be successfully adapted into a thing that people go pay money to see in theaters.
Let me know!