Steven Spielberg is set to produce a live action series for the highly popular video game series ‘Halo’ which has just recently cast its lead character.
The Spielberg produced series will possibly air on Showtime and Microsoft’s Xbox One, and the pilot may be directed by Neill Blomkamp. (‘Elysium‘, ‘District 9‘) There has been speculation among friends and colleagues about the future of film and television, and the fact that new idea’s are becoming quite scarce. Video games, like ‘Halo,’ ‘World of Warcraft,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed‘ and others give us great writing and story lines to adapt to film. There are a great many video games out there very well suited to big screen adaptions, ‘Bioshock‘ for instance, would be a wonderfully creepy film. I would also love to see Clive Barker’s ‘Jericho’ video game try a live action film, can you think of a game that has a great story that you’d like to see get the film treatment? Well then, leave us a comment, tell us what you would like to see!
The ‘Halo’ series will coincide with the release of ‘Halo : Guardians.’ According to general manager of ‘Halo’ producer 343 Industries, Bonnie Ross, the series “will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.”
“‘Halo 5: Guardians’ is a bigger effort than ‘Halo 4.’ That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand-new and more powerful engine.”
Although, according to Ross, the game and series won’t actually have a narrative overlap,it will instead “complement and enrich“ the ‘Halo’ experience. There is no word yet on whether the feature film will also tie in with the series and game, but with the popularity of Marvel Entertainment’s unified universe it is likely to happen that way.
Microsoft unveils ‘Halo 5’ at E3, and the Spielberg produced ‘Halo’ series is still in development, so check back with ScienceFiction.com daily for more details as we get them!