A few days ago, our very own Kevin Kelly shared with us news of Halo's untimely demise, as Universal and Fox (in what seemed like a very sudden move, but was apparently bound to happen for awhile now) backed out of the project citing directorial concerns and monetary issues. Microsoft, however, is not deterred by such minor trivialities, and continues on unchecked. Their official statement says: "We are disappointed that Universal and Fox wanted to significantly renegotiate the financial points of the deal, but the Halo franchise is hugely popular, and our goal remains the same --to find a partner that shares our passion and will creatively collaborate with us to best represent the story and spirit of the Halo franchise." Microsoft also claims to already be in discussions with several other companies, in a statement which sounds very much like what your best friend tells you after he broke up with his long time girlfriend. You know, the "it's okay, this just means I can play the field now. Trust me, there are all kinds of ladies interested in this action," speech.

Look, Microsoft, I know you are an enormous, all powerful juggernaut and are very, very used to getting your own way. But you need to face facts here: the universe simply does not want to allow a good video game movie to happen.
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