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.
I will see you on halo3! MarksManofGod77 is my tag
tmac on Sep 26, 2007
AWESOME!! this looks so good. i love how it looks realistic, like something that would happen now and not some years into the future. makes me all tingley. I really hope someone continues it, especialy with peter jackson
sarah (hi matt!!) on Sep 27, 2007
Why does the first one remind me of Aliens?
jason_md2020 on Sep 28, 2007
Ok I just saw the 3rd one on Discover. I completely take back the Aliens reference! MAKE THIS MOVIE DAMMIT!
jason_md2020 on Sep 28, 2007
I couldn't watch part 3 of arms race the discovery channel link isn't good anymore! Just a heads up
Jeff on Nov 11, 2007
this movie looks great i love halo i cant wait til it comes out the effects are great and i saw the third one the sniper kicked ass. MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!
anthony on Jan 12, 2008
I really hope the movie itself looks better than these clips, because judging from what I see here, it is boring as hell.
Tom Jacob Sepeland on Sep 4, 2008
boring as hell? these are AMAZING! its sad how pop corn action flicks have ruined so many movie goers' minds.... =/
Nick S. on Jun 11, 2009
Man, how disappointing that after all of this waiting... like 3 years! It aint going to happen, what can I say except, of all of the most stupid things ever to happen this has got to be one of them, Halo would have rocked the charts as there are sooo many people just itching to go and watch it! Of all the movies this year, Halo would have been the highlight for me!
Desert SAnds on Oct 26, 2009
This looks good, but i wouldn't pay to watch it, if they made it they'd probably kill the series more then the 80 bazillion halo games that are being made
JD on Mar 13, 2010
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