Early Halo: Fall of Reach Concept Art Revealed?!
Before everyone goes crazy and thinks the Halo movie is back in production, let's clarify the details on this bit of news. Our friends over at Latino Review picked up this concept art photo exclusively because it's attached to the script that Stuart Beattie wrote based off of the book titled Halo: Fall of Reach. We first mentioned this in a story back in April, in which we said that veteran screenwriter Stuart Beattie had written this script on his own time to try and sell because he's such a big Halo fan. Apparently Beattie has brought on concept artist Kasra Farahani to try and put together a package which they'll in turn use to sell this whole thing to Microsoft and this is the logical next step. So, with that clarified, let's take a first look at what is truly an awe-inspiring first bit of concept art from Halo: Fall of Reach.
El Mayimbe explains that this scene below takes place halfway through the script and that Master Chief is indeed the guy flying by in the middle. He has five different concept art photos from various points in the story and will be releasing them over the next few weeks. Take a look at this first one below and click the image to see it in glorious full-size over at Latino Review.
Looks pretty awesome? Although this looks like a scene from the video game itself, just imagine if this were live-action happening all in front of you. I'm sure if you're a geek like me, that should get you excited. In our original article, we described the story from the Halo: Fall of Reach book. "The script is, first and foremost, a character-driven story about a soldier named John who was kidnapped or "conscripted" by the UNSC when he was just six years old, and then brutally trained to become an elite Spartan warrior known as Master Chief 117." As it continues, it "then takes us through the horrific first contact with the Covenant hordes on the doomed colony world of Harvest, and then climaxes with the spectacular fall of the UNSC forward base on Reach, during which every other Spartan is slaughtered." Excited?