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Posted: 10/10/2005 9:06:24 PM EDT

Lord of the Rings director gets Halo
Rating: 1/5 | Comments: 3
Print 10.05.2005 @02:50 PM
Contributed by Simon
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Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will produce a film based on the uber-popular video game Halo.
The movie will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand at Jackson's Weta production facilities.

The script will come from Alex Garland, author of The Beach, while a director and cast have not yet been named.

Universal film studios will oversee the film's production and distribution.


The film is scheduled for release in mid-2007.

Halo and sequel Halo 2 follow future fighter Master Chief as he battles an alien race.

The first game was released in 2001 and has sold more than five million copies worldwide.

According to a BBC News report, Jackson says he has been playing Halo 2 in the evening while shooting King Kong.

Microsoft, which pushed hard for a good film deal, will reportedly receive US$5 million plus 10% of US ticket sales.


Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:11:00 PM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:14:24 PM EDT
I also heard that Jackson was going to do a live action version of "The Hobbit" as well.

Anybody else heard this?

Chris
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:17:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
I also heard that Jackson was going to do a live action version of "The Hobbit" as well.

Anybody else heard this?

Chris



Well according to the article he is filming a remake of King Kong right now, and then Halo is supposed to start right afterward. He may want to but how many films can he shoot at once?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:18:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:19:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
I also heard that Jackson was going to do a live action version of "The Hobbit" as well.

Anybody else heard this?

Chris



Well according to the article he is filming a remake of King Kong right now, and then Halo is supposed to start right afterward. He may want to but how many films can he shoot at once?



I heard that he had agreed to make The Hobbit as well, and I demand that he do it before making yet another video game movie!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:20:02 PM EDT
From what I understand, it's supposed to be live action and not CGI. I stand by the idea that the only way it'll work with the Master Chief is if they take the Darth Vader concept. Have a guy walk around in the suit, and have the guy who does the voice in the games do voice-over.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:20:38 PM EDT
So, how do YOU manage to keep track of threads from a week prior?

Sorry cant help about dupes that slide more than ONE day back...
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:22:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
From what I understand, it's supposed to be live action and not CGI. I stand by the idea that the only way it'll work with the Master Chief is if they take the Darth Vader concept. Have a guy walk around in the suit, and have the guy who does the voice in the games do voice-over.



I doubt it will be any more "live action" than LOTR was. You really cant do a movie without CGI these days. It will have live actors perhaps, but most of what you see on the screen behind those actors will be CG.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:23:04 PM EDT
Fuck, Ill probably still be in Iraq when it comes out. :(
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:32:59 PM EDT
well the hobbit was the planed for after king kong for at least the last three years
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:38:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
So, how do YOU manage to keep track of threads from a week prior?

Sorry cant help about dupes that slide more than ONE day back...



Not being a cheap shit and paying for a membership allows you to search the General Discussion. That and I've seen a number of threads about this.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:44:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
I also heard that Jackson was going to do a live action version of "The Hobbit" as well.

Anybody else heard this?

Chris



The IP rights for the Hobbit are tied up from prior animated efforts, and probably will be tough to get.

By the way, I've been enjoying the 13 hour BBC radio dramatization of Lord of the Rings featuring Ian Holme as Frodo Baggins (he played Bilbo in Jackson's movie).

Quite the nice package of MP3s, I must say.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:48:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2005 9:48:51 PM EDT by CajunMojo]

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
So, how do YOU manage to keep track of threads from a week prior?

Sorry cant help about dupes that slide more than ONE day back...


Membership has its privileges. Spell check happens to not be one of them

eta: how did i do?
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