Despite the participation of executive producer Peter Jackson, Fox and Universal have pulled the plug on the funding for the videogame-to-movie adaptation of XBox mainstay “Halo.”
According to Ken Kamins, Peter Jackson’s agent, “What happened was this: Universal, on behalf of both studios, asked for a meeting with the filmmakers just prior to the due date of a significant payment. Basically, they said that in order to move forward with the film, the filmmakers had to significantly reduce their deals. They waited until the last minute to have this conversation. Peter and Fran, after speaking with their producing partners and with Microsoft and Bungee (the studio that designed the original game), respectfully declined.”
So no go for “Halo.”
Read the full story at Variety and watch the now project-less director Neil Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg>>>
Posted on October 20, 2006 in News by Film Threat Staff
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