Microsoft deny Halo rumours
We may be desperate for a film from the Halo universe, and the rumours of Steven Spielberg in negotiations for the task may be true or not, but if they are then someone better tell Microsoft as they appear to be steadfast about their position with a Halo film.
In fact they are more than positive about what they are planning, or not planning with the film, and if anything was to happen they aren't wanting to see it for many a year. Now who's being stubborn and short sighted?
Of course it's hard to know who's telling the truth and who is posturing for the press to notice and the relevant parties to prick up their ears and get interested, but we have to go with what we hear, and these are the official words from a Microsoft spokesperson, and they say no.
"We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie…That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach."
To reiterate, that comes from an official Microsoft spokesperson through Kotaku and Cinema Blend, so if Steven Spielberg is interested in the idea of making a Halo film then he can go and jump, after all they have their timetable.
I think that missing out on a Halo film now could be the biggest mistake for all involved.
We've already seen the Halo franchise take a little dip with Halo Wars, although I liked it and still have to write about it, but are other games going to keep building the nature of the franchise, the huge fanbase, or are people going to start getting bored with it and move on to other titles?
I'm not sure, I wonder if we've all missed out on the highest point of the franchise and if they don't take advantage soon the automatic fanbase may be much smaller than they could have had.
Of course they have to make it first, and with Microsoft saying no, I doubt it's going anywhere fast.