Peter Jackson Signs on for Halo Film

Posted on October 4, 2005

Bungie reports that Peter Jackson, the director of the immensly popular Lord of the Rings films has signed on as executive producer of the Halo film. Bungie also says the the award-winning team from Weta digital has also signed on for the film.

A Bungie post says, "Needless to say I and the rest of Bungie are positively incontinent (Marty especially). But what really knocks us on our asses is we're also getting the combined talent of the mighty men and women of WETA in the bargain. From fabricating Covenant weapons to building life-sized Forerunner structures to accomplishing shot after shot of complex live-action/CG integration -simply put, there's no group of people we'd rather have realize the Halo universe on screen."

Both Jackson and Weta are huge plus for the Halo film. Most past games-to-film projects have been box office failures. Everyone is hoping that will not be the case with Halo: The Movie. Having Peter Jackson on board is about the best way possible to prevent the Halo moving from being a box office failure.

As most of you probably remember the search for a company to develop to film begin with Microsoft sending Master Chief off to Hollywood carrying the screenplay written by British novelist Alex Garland. Garland was paid $1 million to write the screenplay. So from start to finish it appears Microsoft and Bungie are serious about their goal to make the Halo film one to remember.

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