Steven Spielberg attached (again) to Halo movie

The development of a Halo movie has been churning around the rumor mill for years, but according to hints lifted from a recent French press release for the new Halo: Cryptum book, a filmic adaptation may soon be coming our way from none other than Steven Spielberg.

Roughly translated, the release (above) indicates Spielberg's Dreamworks studio will spearhead the production of a Halo movie for a 2012 release. It does not, however, clarify what role Spielberg will play in its development.

It's possible the presser was cobbled together by unconfirmed reports, or is just flat-out wrong. What's worth noting is that Steven Spielberg's name has been attached to a Halo film for over year, and despite a few misfires, Microsoft is still intent on taking its hit FPS to the big screen.

“There will be a Halo movie,” said Microsoft's franchise lead Frank O'Connor in an early 2011 interview with New York Videogame Critics Circle. “We don’t need a movie. But we’d like a movie. We’d like the moms of gamers to see the movies because they would love our characters. Maybe we’ll even fund it ourselves.”

True or not, odds are we'll see either formal announcement or a PR retraction in the near future.

Oct 6, 2011 


  • willchocks - May 14, 2012 2:53 a.m.

    I think a Halo movie based directly off the books would make billions. If the book was based right off the games, it would just be terrible. As 'R-ape' said, it would feel like a dragged out cutscene. And Vin Diesel as Master Chief? Definitely equals WIN.
  • joshdaman123 - October 6, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Vin Diesel as Master Chief = Win
  • joshdaman123 - October 6, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Vin Diesel as Master Chief = Win.
  • joshdaman123 - October 6, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Vin Diesel as Master Cheif = Win.
  • R-ape - October 6, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    I wish this rumor would just die already. It's too little, too late for a Halo movie IMO. It would just feel like a long cutscene to anyone who's ever played it and I could see the general populace would writing it off as "another one of those videogame movies", even with Spielberg at the helm. tl;dr: not as many people as you think are going to see this.
  • Spybreak8 - October 6, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    Tell you the truth I'd be completely fine with a less well known director taking the helm on this, new perspectives can be good. I think they should give the Purchase brothers, who did the Half Life 2 real life short (escape from City 17), a try.
  • Corsair89 - October 6, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    Halo: The Movie, directed by Steven Speilburg! Starring Shia LeBeouf as Master Chief and Kate Capshaw as Cortana!
  • SonicX_89 - October 6, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    I would love to see more Halo live action stuff, whether it comes in form of shorts or a full blown movie. I've always found the Halo universe to be interesting and the shorts and live action ads for the games shows there is potential for success if a movie is made. I know I would go see it.
  • codystovall - October 6, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    Does steven spielbergs name mean anything anymore, other than big budget? I wont mind over the top action but theyll need singular scenes like the one pictured above.(not constant action.)
  • bamb0o-stick - October 6, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    It said Steven Speilberg, not Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Fizban - October 6, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    i think they should just keep doing the shorts. They're far better than any full length film will be.

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