Ok, I’m going to admit that I was one of the fans that was totally hyped about a potential Halo movie. I am a huge fan of the games (even though I’m not that good), and I thought that the story behind the game had great potential to become a movie. I thought that where other video game movies failed (thanks Uwe Boll), Halo would succeed. One of the most successful game franchises ever with a rabid fan base can’t possibly go wrong, could it?
Apparently, this is not what Hollywood thought. As far as we all know, the project is dead. No takers. Not gonna happen… right?
Well, it has been discovered that Stuart Beattie has penned a script based on one of the most successful Halo books, Halo: Fall of Reach. In a nutshell, the novel by Eric Nylund is a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. It explains the story behind the creation of the SPARTAN II soldiers, and Master Chief, the protagonist of the Halo games. The script is real, and concept art has been created for several scenes from the script. Not just any concept art either. It’s Uber cool concept art created by Kasra Farahani, who was responsible for concept art for such films as Hancock and Spiderman 3.
With Farahani as your concept artist, you know the movie’s gonna be cool. How cool? I don’t know. The art, however, is being used as part of presentations, perhaps to Microsoft about backing the movie. There are plenty of stars in Hollywood who are fans of the game that would love to see this movie made.
Of course, there is no definite answer as to whether or not the Halo movie is going to be made. For all we know, it could just be another thing for fanboys to drool over while they dream of the movie. I will be one of them!
To see the full concept art, head over to Latino Review