The battle to get a 'Halo' movie has been a long struggle filled with big plans and dashed hopes. We've seen the likes of Guillermo Del Toro, Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp attached to direct, Denzel Washington in talks to star and scripts arise from Alex Garland ('28 Days Later') and Stuart Beattie ('G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'). Time and time again, though, nothing comes of it. What's keeping one of the more epic and popular video game franchises from getting the Hollywood adaptation treatment? Nothing so dramatic, actually: disputes over contracts, budgetary concerns, licensing disagreements and so on and so forth.
So here we are, nearly a decade after the first Halo game arrived on the Xbox, shook up the whole gaming industry and went on to produce more than a few record breaking sequels. 'Resident Evil' got a few movies. 'Prince of Persia' got a movie. Heck, even 'Bloodrayne' got a movie! Granted, none of those were good movies, but you'd think a potential blockbuster like 'Halo' would find a way to cut through the red tape and crawl to the top of the production queue.
Frustrations and delays aside, Kotaku has a story (which originated with the New York Game Critics) that features 'Halo' franchise development director Frank O'Connor telling a room full of people that "There will be a Halo movie."