Despite reports of its apparent demise, Microsoft is still hard at work developing a film spin-off of its highly successful video game franchise “Halo”.
Talking with Variety, Microsoft’s franchise development director Frank O’Connor says that already an “awful lot” of documentation and materials have been created to support a feature film. They also “have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell”.
Timing though is the key, and in that aspect they’re not committing to a deadline – “[We] won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry” says O’Connor who added the film would be a standalone story rather than recreating the game’s storyline.
A possible “Halo” TV series has also been discussed. During development, the likes of Stuart Beattie, Alex Garland, Josh Olson and D.B. Weiss have all had cracks at the script at one point or another.