One things for sure, Microsoft is being real careful with their golden goose, when it comes to those interested in the Halo franchise. You all remember that triumphant showing Halo:Forward Unto Dawn back in 2012? That awesome mini series just scratched the surface of all the complexities, that is, the world of Halo and now legendary director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) wants to tap into that boombastic source.
The project is part of Microsoft’s Master Chief Collection, which is an anniversary edition of previous Halo games. The collection and web-series are set to be released for Xbox One in November of this year.
The series is being directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Heroes, Under the Dome), and the live-action weekly series will center on the life of Master Chief. According to reports it will tie together the first four Halo games and also lay the narrative groundwork for Halo 5.
Steven Spielberg is also producing a separate Halo series that looks like it will end up on Showtime. I’m excited for both of these projects, and I’m confident that both of them will turn out awesome and be something that fans of the franchise will enjoy.
This is outstanding news, but why not a film? He is Ridley Scott after all, he should direct it. I think the web is good for showcasing, but Halo has all the steam it needs and deserves a movie, but who the fuck am I?