Microsoft Denies “Halo” Movie Talk

A recent post on Production Weekly’s Twitter feed led to rampant speculation yesterday that “Alien” and “Prometheus” director Ridley Scott was involved in a film project based on the “Halo” video game series.

The industry site tweeted that Scott was producing a “live-action, feature-length digital” which “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring was writing, indicating it was a separate project to the previously announced, Steven Spielberg-produced “Halo” TV series being made for Microsoft’s Xbox streaming service.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has now shot down the rumor. They tell Eurogamer:

“As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.”