Peter Jackson does animated Halo series

Bungie collaborating with LOTR director, says Microsoft's Shane Kim

Microsoft's Shane Kim may have accidentally dropped more info on Peter Jackon's mysterious Halo project, which he's referred to as the Halo "animated series."

When asked if Bungie already has a post-Halo 3 project in line, the Microsoft Game Studios boss told GameSpy: "Oh yeah. Bungie has their plans well mapped out. You have to, when you have a studio like that, and you need to know what you're moving your people on to. So they have the collaboration with Peter Jackson on the animated series."

"I'm not sure about the specifics. They'll be done with Halo 3 this year, but we haven't announced any dates on the Halo 3 series."

Bloody hell. So what happened to Jackon's "interactive" game project? It never was clear what exactly the Lord of the Rings director was working on with Halo, so perhaps the project was scaled back to a straight-forward animated series based around Halo 3 or maybe Kim isn't telling us the full story...

Frankly, we're more than happy with the animated series. We've already worn out the Thundercats DVD and a Halo cartoon is a guaranteed formula for success; iconic hero, religious baddies, sci-fi battlegrounds and laser swords. Wait, haven't we seen that film before?

June 8, 2007

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