From dancing car to Halo

Thursday 10 August 2006
You know the Citroen advert where a car turns into giant transformer-like robot and dances around? Well the guy behind that has been chosen to direct the new Halo film.

The ad creator is Neill Blomkamp, a 3D animator from South Africa who has worked on TV series such as Smallville and Dark Angel, as well as producing a number of short films and, of course, dancing robot adverts.

The announcement was made on and accompanied by a statement from the Halo movie producer, Peter Jackson, expressing his delight at Blomkamp's appointment: "As a gaming fan, I'm excited to bring Halo's premise, action and settings to the screen with all the specificity and reality today's technology can provide. With Neill on board, I'm even more excited by the potential of this project."

To see just what Blomkamp is capable of you can check out his intriguing short film, Alive in Joburg, by clicking here and see that Citroen ad again here

The Halo film is set for a 2008 release.