The Halo movie finally has a director... Xbox 360 News reports that Neill Blomkamp, a Vancouver-based director of short films and ads, will direct this film. They have a video of one of the guys films over at Xbox 360 News- Halo Movie Director Named. I am not too sure this is more than rumor, I have seen no other news on it. But, if it is true I have to say I think going with someone unknown can be risky but might get the look and feel Bungie is looking for in the movie.
I just checked Wikipedia and they have Neill Blomkamp listed as the director of the new Halo movie as well. I guess with an unknown to direct the execs wanted to keep the news low key? Other sites are starting to report this news as well. Here is the official:
An official statement from Microsoft has revealed that the motion picture based on Bungie's Halo franchise will be helmed by Neill Blomkamp, a short film and commercial director making his feature film debut with the movie.
Mary Parent, Scott Stuber and Peter Schlessel will produce Halo. The film is currently targeted for a Summer 2008 worldwide release. Halo will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand, and will make use of the full range of executive producer Peter Jackson's state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities there, including Weta, Stone Street Studios, and Park Road Post.
The release from Microsoft also mentions latest figures for the video game franchise: "Halo and its 2004 follow-up Halo 2 have sold a combined 14.5 million copies worldwide and grossed more than $650 million (U.S.). On November 2004, Halo 2 shattered records with $125 million in first-day sales."
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