To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Perhaps Shakespeare isn't the most likely person to quote when talking about the popular video game series 'Halo', but the sentiment sure fits here. For years, the billion-dollar video game phenomenon has flirted with the idea of a big-budgeted Hollywood movie. 'District 9' helmer Neil Blomkamp was supposed to direct at one point, with Peter Jackson producing, but that incarnation was halted. No matter how hard they tried, studios like Fox and Universal (with help and guidance from Microsoft) just couldn't piece together the right product. And while the games continue to thrive -- with the latest pulling in $200 million on its first day of sales -- the possible big-screen adaptation has become a big money-suck.

Now the long-struggling feature adaptation might be finding new life, but it's not with Fox and Universal. Instead, as previously rumored, DreamWorks is eager to grab the rights and shine a green light on a project that's been years in the making.
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