By El Mayimbe
I just got back in to NYC after staying in Los Angeles for a week after Comic Con. Yes, I felt that nasty Earthquake. The con and especially the WRATH OF CON PARTY were a blast. I left the con inspired, so I decided to go on a little stealth mission all around L.A. and hit up my sources to see what I can dig up comic book and/or sci-fi related. I got a bunch of goodies for fans this week.
Ok, so Halo…
The HALO movie in it’s current incarnation, the one that we all know publicly about, the one involving FOX/UNIVERSAL, Peter Jackson, Neil Blomkamp, with the script by Garland and rewritten by DB Weiss…
…is completely dead in Hollywood. That project will never happen. Everybody involved has already moved on.
But, then we discovered and broke that screenwriter Stuart Beattie decided to do something about it. He started over fresh and wrote a spec script based on the best selling novel HALO: FALL OF REACH.
Halo: The Fall of Reach is a 2001 science fiction novel by Eric Nylund based on the Halo series of video games and acts as a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the series. It is set in the fictional Halo universe, taking place in the 26th century across several planets and locations. The novel details the events which led up to the game and explains the origins of the SPARTAN II super soldiers, narrating the story of the series protagonist, the Master Chief.
Stuart Beattie’s script is very real and out there floating around in Hollywood folks. How real? Well, there has been concept art made by conceptual artist Kasra Farahani (WOLF MAN, HANCOCK, SPIDERMAN 3) for certain scenes of the new HALO: FALL OF REACH script as part of an eventual presentation to Microsoft. From what I’m told, the presentation is very cool!
There are some big time professionals in Hollywood who are also Halo fans that want to see the movie made. I scored five pieces of the concept art and will be releasing them on a weekly basis for the next five weeks. From what I know, this particular scene takes place halfway through the proposed script and yes that’s Master Chief in the middle.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A BIGGER VERSION.
Pretty cool, huh?
We now have comments so chime in below and tell me what you guys think. If you guys want a Halo movie, then you need to start talking and letting Microsoft know how you all feel.
Stay tuned as we debut a new piece every Monday. In the meantime you can follow my updates on TWITTER.