Having previously brought you news of a game that was being made into a movie, with Lionsgate snapping up the rights to Dead Island we now have news of yet another story of a game hitting the big screen. Steven Spielberg has been named as favorite to get the rights to shoot the Xbox 360 exclusive first person shooter classic Halo.
The Hollywood legend has reportedly been seeking the movie rights to the popular shoot‘em up for quite a while. Now a recent French press release for Halo: Crytum, a new book, is suggesting that the director responsible for such classics as E.T., Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and Jurassic Park has indeed been successful and the movie will hit the big screen in 2012.
A translated statement from the press release stated ‘A film adaptation is set in 2012.’ It went on to explain that both DreamWorks and Spielberg will be conducting the movie cooperatively, describing them as ‘heavyweights of American cinema.’ As with a lot of news that come from translations, this could end up being a huge misinterpretation. On the other hand it could be true which means we are some of the first to know.
According to CVG, reports that Spielberg was interested first began to circulate in October last year, now a year later it could well be happening based on the novel source material. By basing the movie on the novel rather than the source which Fox and Universal used for their Halo movie failure, DreamWorks and Spielberg will avoid legal battles.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to hear that there could be a Halo movie with a blockbusting director?