The Halo movie has been in development since practically forever, only to be delayed, stalled, re-booted, etc. That’s usually not a good sign…
Microsoft says that it’ll make the movie when “the time is right. We own the IP. If we want to make a movie, the scale of all the other stuff that we do changes dramatically. We make tens and tens of millions of dollars on ancillary stuff, toys, apparel, music and publishing. If we do a movie all of that will grow exponentially. We have some numbers if we do a movie, but it changes everything. It also changes our target and age demographic.”
That last part speaks to me, I think. I was 15 when the first Halo game came out, and I’m pretty sure I would have been OK with the idea of a movie based on the game. Now? Ha! No chance, dogsie. I’d rather play the game (well…) if only because I know the movie will be pretty rank.
You young kids can let me know how it turns out.
via Toms Guide