What Neill Blomkamp's Halo Movie Looks Like - Halo: Arms Race Shorts!
by Alex Billington
September 25, 2007
In honor of the release of Halo 3 today, I thought I'd cater a bit to the masses who are currently crowded around their TVs and serve up some Halo media. All last year we kept bringing you details on the Halo movie that was aiming for a 2008 release until the studios backed out. If you might have forgotten, this project was under the wing of Peter Jackson (who is producing) and the most shocking news was when he announced that the very new filmmaker Neill Blomkamp would be directing. Although the film hasn't really moved forward, Microsoft and WETA Workshop went ahead and had Blomkamp create few digital shorts to market the game's release today. If you want to get a real sense of how the Halo movie might look, then you definitely want to watch these!
It's titled Halo: Arms Race and Blomkamp made a series of 3 of these that connect right into each other and can be seen in various places. WETA helped put the project together partially as a selling point for the movie as well, given that recent buzz on the game's release today is causing studios to rethink investing in the film.
The first one you can watch below here in Flash for your viewing pleasure. It can be downloaded via Bungie.net as well.
The second short can be seen below and this is where the intensity and action picks up. It jumps into a scene in the Halo universe and gets more and more exciting by the second!
The third and final short can be seen over at Discovery.com and DAMN is it awesome! It's much more violent, much more bloodier, and much more exciting than the previous two! Fire it up and get ready to dive into Neill Blomkamp's Halo universe...
And for all those who own a copy of Halo 3. If you're interested in joining up in some matches online with me, my GamerTag is da wise buddha.