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Could 'Halo' finally make it to the big screen?
Five years ago, the video game phenomenon "Halo" was on its way to the big screen. Universal and 20th Century Fox had partnered on a big budget adaptation that Peter Jackson would produce and a then a very unknown Neil Blomkamp ("District 9") would direct. Money squabbles killed the project and it seemed like a "Halo" movie would never happen because Microsoft, which owns the game, had little interest in anything that could jeopardize their billion dollar franchise. It appears, however, that could be changing.
According to a report by NYMag.com, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks are developing a new "Halo" movie based on the novelizations of the game. DreamWorks hopes to avoid having to cover the millions of dollars in development feeds Fox and Universal paid by basing their movie on completely "different" source material. Whether that will tanned up in a court of law remains to be seen, but while no screenwriter has been hired and Microsoft hasn't given the OK, DreamWorks is trying to make it happen.
The latest "Halo" game, "Halo: Reach" grossed an incredible $200 million on its first day of release.