No Halo Movie from Neill Blomkamp Even if He's Offered It?
As we've often mentioned in relation to District 9 these last few months, my feeling was that this would be director Neill Blomkamp's movie to prove that he is a great director so that Microsoft would let him make the Halo movie. But it turns out, thanks to a recent interview with SlashFilm, that it's actually the other way around - since that movie all fell apart this is what he moved on to next. But would he still do a Halo movie? "The rumors are completely wrong…The answer is, I probably wouldn't do Halo if it was offered to me. But creatively, I would like to do it. It's kind of like I'd be sad to not work on it, but I would still say no."
Wow, this is definitely not what I was expecting to hear. Blomkamp goes on to explain why he feels that way.
"I worked on it for five months…I put a lot of sort of sweat and blood into Halo. Creatively, it's very compelling. I love it. But, when you work that long on something and you have it bottom out and collapse… I mean, I got District 9 out of it, I think I'm probably better off because it's more of a personal film. But yeah, I love the world of Halo. I don't think I would go back there."
Well that's quite unfortunate to hear. Coming off of just seeing District 9 last night, I can assure you that Neill Blomkamp would've done one hell of a job with a Halo movie. This guy definitely has the skill to bring that vivid and incredible Halo universe to life on the big screen in the best way possible. Anyone who saw those Halo: Arms Race shorts last year, made by Blomkamp, will probably be let down by this news as well. Now the question is, if a Halo movie ever does happen, who will be able to direct it? Is there anyone out there that really has the talent to bring Halo to the big screen and not screw it up? Any suggestions?