Over the weekend we heard that Steven Spielberg may have signed up to produce Halo: Fall of Reach, based on the script by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra writer Stuart Beattie. Fans of the game were probably welcomed this development considering the Halo movie has been dead ever since everything fell apart a few years ago. Plus it’s Steven Spielberg. However, gaming site Kotaku decided to ask Microsoft whether there was any truth to this, and while that didn’t deny anything, they said that the movie is still “on hold”.
We’re glad there’s still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie. That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.
I hope that Steven Spielberg has decided to produce and that this isn’t just someone jumping the gun, however even if Spielberg was on-board Microsoft probably wouldn’t have announced it anyway, as the deals may not be complete. Hopefully if there are developments we will hear about them in the upcoming weeks and months.