Sounds like a pile of **** i predict a great looking movie with fantastic visual effects but ends up having no coherent script or characters to care for, another one of those eye candy movies Hollywood tends to make these days.
Where did the originality and creative thinking in Hollywood go ?
I just cannot understand why they think Halo would make a good film?
If it stays true to the game (which is what the Halo fans will want) It would feature questionable art direction, gaudy coloured aliens which are not scary at all, a cheesy hero dressed in a power rangers outfit, and a ridiculous plotline.
If they make it darker it would end up being some kind of Aliens rip-off and the fanboys will whine for straying too far from the source material.
Why Peter Jackson would choose to be involved with this I dunno, when after LOTR and Kong he'll probably have the pick of anything he wishes.
Peter Jackson is Executive Producer.
The reason being that Weta effects and Weta digital will be providing a lot of work on the movie and the film is set to shoot in NZ.
"Executive Producer" is a catch all term. Jackson owns Weta and also has significant pull with regard to getting a production good deals and tax rebates. Coupled with the fact that Jackson's involvement has a certain cachet with the target audience.
To be honest he could be heavily involved in an advisoral capacity or he could be at home with his feet up and never so much as look at the script.
I suspect the latter.
And the Halo "novels" are badly written crud aimed at 10 year old boys like most spin off secondary titles.
Nah Gary the books were just spin-offs from the game.
I love Halo and I love the story in the game but I don't think the novelisations are particularly worthwhile.
I'll wait and see what the film is like. They have a lot of money comparatively but remember Weta is an effects house like any other . They are only as good as the poeple they employ and I know a lot of LOTR veterans who are going to be hightailing it after the monkey movie rather than stick around to work on some game spin-off.