View Full Version : Halo Director Announced

08-09-06, 12:08 PM

The Halo motion picture will be helmed by Neill Blomkamp, making his feature film debut. Blomkamp is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and original artists currently working in short films and commercial advertising. Halo will be distributed domestically by Universal and internationally by Fox. Visual effects, miniatures, and creature design and creation will all be handled by Jackson's award-winning Weta Digital Ltd. and Weta Workshop, Ltd., most recently known for their Oscar-worthy work on The Lord of the Rings films.

A native of South Africa, Blomkamp directed the acclaimed 2005 short film, Alive in Joburg, that depicted a future in which extraterrestrials have become refugees. Last year, Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology. In 2004, Blomkamp was recognized as "One of the Top Five Directors to Watch" at the First Boards Awards and was a featured artist at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He has also been nominated for an Emmy award for his work on an episode of James Cameron's Dark Angel.

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 Jackson's state-of-the-art production and post-production facilities there, including Weta, Stone Street Studios, and Park Road Post

Even though this will be his directoral debut for a feature film he does seem like someone who could do justice to the Halo universe. And knowing he is not a well known director with the tried and tested approach makes me think we may be in for a surprise and that it may turn out very well down. Alot of talent will be behind this game to movie adaption so I now look more forward to it on the big screen. There was even a rumor that Denzel Washington may have a part in the movie.

Here is one of his short film titled Alive. Take a look at the ships in the sky.

08-09-06, 01:39 PM
should be peter jackson not some rookie..

08-09-06, 02:03 PM
should be peter jackson not some rookie..

Agreed, Jackson knows how to handle an epic scale movie.

Probably end up like Doom, wasted chance.

08-09-06, 02:08 PM
o well *sigh

08-09-06, 02:21 PM
At least it's not Uwe Boll...

08-09-06, 02:32 PM
I think he might be able to recreate the Halo universe pretty well from watching some of his work. Here is some more.

Many will recognize this one as it got alot of praise from a thread on it in the open forum awhile back on. Tetra Vaal.



08-09-06, 03:06 PM
Better quality from the source: http://www.spyfilms.com/sr_whatsnew/display.asp?mv=1.mov&nos=28

08-09-06, 03:48 PM
This movie can be ok. What disturbes me most is that we will see pink/red/blue aliens, who makes funny noises, in an action movie :S

08-09-06, 04:48 PM
should be peter jackson not some rookie..Peter Jackson is the executive producer...

08-09-06, 04:48 PM
At least it's not Uwe Boll...