I am going to get airlocked for suggesting this, but do we really need a live-action Halo film? While it’s quite possible that the Peter Jackson produced/Neil Blomkamp directed film adaptations would have been very good, it’s also equally foreseeable that they may have ruined the franchise.
Any Halo film could do that.
On the other hand, why make a live-action Halo film when there have already been several fantastic shorts made?
I’m talking of course about those absolutely stunning short films (the so-called “trailers”) produced by microsoft and currently running on YouTube…
Haven’t seen them yet? Well check this baby out (and no, it’s not an advertisement for the marines):
This particular Halo trailer (an orgy of boyhood scifi buck rogers fantasy for gen x’ers) was directed by Rupert Sanders, an up-and-coming filmmaker who has landed his first Hollywood feature to direct Leo DiCaprio’s “The Low Dweller”.
The short owes everything to what has come before it; Star Wars, Terminator, Galactica, Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, etc.
It’s Halo’s Apoclypse Now.
The song: “Light of Aidan – Lament” by Cafe del Mer, with lyrics in Welsh translate something to:
“– Music, Welsh translation
“We cheat Death from his rightful victory. No one can defeat us. We are glad to plunge feet first into Annwn (Hell) in the knowledge that we will rise.”…”
There is no doubt that the presentation of science fiction themed material has gone to a new level in recent years, and Battlestar Galactica was just on the bleeding edge of this trend.
Now even ‘commercials’ for video games are striving for something more than the cliches that the genre of science fiction was known for.
It’s all about presenting the same things in a new way.
While the idea of a Halo film is exciting, I think that we can be thankful and appreciate the beauty of these shorts.
I’m glad they exist.
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