Back in 2007 Halo fans were presented with this trailer from rising talent Neill Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson. Suddenly there was hope that there were people out there who could actually make a good film based on a video game. Unfortunately, the film deal fell through due to issues with Microsoft and the creative team decided to take the accumulated resources and the result was the brilliant District 9.
Fast forward to today and Machinima, the entertainment website with a history of creating their own short films and web series, casually posted four pictures in an album titled ‘Halo Movie’ which show ODST troops preparing for some sort of scout mission or patrol.
Recently, they created a web series based on hit video game Mortal Kombat directed by Fame helmer Kevin Tancharoen so is it possible these are pictures from a new Halo based series? With no stars attached to the project and what looks like a low budget production it is unlikely Microsoft themselves are financially involved. A web series or pitch for one is most likely. Either way, we’ll keep you updated as more information has been promised today.
See the pictures here.