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Post by Vigil on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:43 am

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/06/rumor-dreamworks-looking-at-halo-novels-for-film-adaptation/

AGAIN! And the books this time. Why do I get the feeling that all that made the books good would be lost in translation to the screen?

Seriously just let the Halo movie idea die. It was a bad idea to begin with.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Divine Virus on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:51 am

Yeah, as much as I would LOVE to see a "good Halo Movie". That's probably not going to happen.

Well, the very least they could do is just make it decent and watchable. I'd be somewhat ok with that if they made one. It's possible.

Oh, and only make ONE, if they have to make one at all.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vigil on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:56 am

I do think the books are a great source material, but to be honest doing it now would be really difficult, and would take a screenwriter who understood the Haloverse completely.

With Halo: Reach throwing a massive curveball into the canon, it would be very difficult to do Fall of Reach, and without some explanation as to what is going on First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx would be too, as they follow on directly from previous books.

It could work, but it looks more likely it will fall on it's face again.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Divine Virus on Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:05 am

Yeah, I agree. It would be very difficult. But not impossible.

I'm telling ya though, I truely think they drop the ball when they droped Peter Jackson and Niel Blomkamp from the "project".
I think that was about the closest and best thing that we had as to getting a good/great Halo Movie. That's my opinion.

I don't know man, there's a lot of routes they can take on this. You know the movie is more then likely going to happen so let's hope they take the right path.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vigil on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:37 am

Divine Virus wrote:Yeah, I agree. It would be very difficult. But not impossible.

I'm telling ya though, I truely think they drop the ball when they droped Peter Jackson and Niel Blomkamp from the "project".
I think that was about the closest and best thing that we had as to getting a good/great Halo Movie. That's my opinion.

I don't know man, there's a lot of routes they can take on this. You know the movie is more then likely going to happen so let's hope they take the right path.

I didn't have a high opinion of Blomkamp until District 9 came out, and now we are left with what might have been, as he's publicly said he'd never go back and try again with the project.

So many names have been attached to this like Steven Speilberg, Foox and now Dreamworks (Coincedently, which is the Film studio co-founded by Speilberg). I think the opportunity has been missed and they really should just abandon the project and focus on not fucking up the Halo series with 343 Industries and it's bastard children.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Nocbl2 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:16 am

If they needed an expert on the Haloverse, go to the Bungie Universe forum and hire those folks.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vigil on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:02 am

I doubt any of them are accredited screenwriters Noc.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by KrAzY on Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:11 pm

are you kidding vigil?

the Bungie forums have a rigorous sign up process which require you to have a skill for a real job, and actually have an IQ of at least 200


no useless idiots on those forums, no sir
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vigil on Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:46 pm

Of course Krazy, my mistake, as I recall going through their extensive IQ test.

They wouldn't possibly let any of that rabble in, nor let them make a thread about how they thought Jorge was actualy the Arbiter from Halo 2 and 3 because he got captured and turned into a Elite/Spartan hybrid and the reason why he helped the UNSC was due to his repressed human memories coming back.

None of that mindnumbing stupidity, no siree bob.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Felix on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:16 pm

Depending on the book and who does it, it might be at least decent.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Felix on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:17 pm

EDIT:

Stupid double post
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:19 pm

Vigil wrote:
They wouldn't possibly let any of that rabble in, nor let them make a thread about how they thought Jorge was actualy the Arbiter from Halo 2 and 3 because he got captured and turned into a Elite/Spartan hybrid and the reason why he helped the UNSC was due to his repressed human memories coming back.

None of that mindnumbing stupidity, no siree bob.

I laughed.
Then I realized he was serious...

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by ThatPuertoRicanFool! on Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:20 pm

Felix wrote:Depending on the book and who does it, it might be at least decent.
it would have to be The Fall of Reach or Contact Harvest.every movie adaptation these days is a god-damm this is how it began or the origins of story.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:12 pm

With any luck, it will focus on UNSC Marines... Because we need an actual face to zero in on.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vtrooper on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:35 pm

Vigil wrote:Of course Krazy, my mistake, as I recall going through their extensive IQ test.

They wouldn't possibly let any of that rabble in, nor let them make a thread about how they thought Jorge was actualy the Arbiter from Halo 2 and 3 because he got captured and turned into a Elite/Spartan hybrid and the reason why he helped the UNSC was due to his repressed human memories coming back.

None of that mindnumbing stupidity, no siree bob.

Or "Jun is Master Chief", i mean really, no logic in that at all
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Ringleader on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:01 pm

Heh, is this the third time they've planned on making a Halo movie?
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by ThatPuertoRicanFool! on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Ringleader wrote:Heh, is this the third time they've planned on making a Halo movie?
Its been in development hell for some time now,so i would have to guess it would be more times then that

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Rotaretilbo on Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:47 am

I really don't trust anyone but Mr. Peter Jackson to do the Halo movie, and he won't work with anyone but his buddy Mr. Niel Blomkamp. Considering that District 9 was made using left over funding for the Halo movie, what they could have done would have been amazing.

But Vigil's right. With Halo: Reach fucking up canon, only the most Halo savvy producer is going to know how to handle a movie about Reach, and I'd really be against movie adaptations of the other books without a Reach adaptation first. Maybe, they take the first half of Reach, but use it as a spring board to introduce Cole Protocol?

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Vigil on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:05 am

The only other place they could start is Contact Harvest, and I don't think that would translate into a very good film.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by dragoon9105 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:18 am

A halowars movie!, those clever bastards
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Felix on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:47 pm

Vigil wrote:The only other place they could start is Contact Harvest, and I don't think that would translate into a very good film.

As long as Samuel L. Jackson is Seargent Johnson, it will be a great movie.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by CivBase on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:22 pm

Honestly, I don't have very high hopes for any new Halo stuff now that Bungie's gone (aside from anything Nylund might spit out). If they can make a good movie, I'm cool with it. Still, it's bound to be riddled with cannon errors (how many Hollywood directors do you see playing video games?). Would I watch it still? Probably. I forced myself to sit through Halo: Legends, after all.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:05 am

Rotaretilbo wrote:
But Vigil's right. With Halo: Reach fucking up canon, only the most Halo savvy producer is going to know how to handle a movie about Reach, and I'd really be against movie adaptations of the other books without a Reach adaptation first. Maybe, they take the first half of Reach, but use it as a spring board to introduce Cole Protocol?
Ugh...
No. The problem with Cole Protocol, and one that they can't resolve without a re-write, is that the Innies looked like complete balls-to-the-padded-wall idiots for teaming up with Jackals. By starting from the beginning, they could change that, make the story decent, but that's too involved for a major studio.
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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Rotaretilbo on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:43 am

Well, the Innies were pretty much balls-to-the-padded-walls idiots, because many believed they could just hide under a rock and the Covenant would just go away. Put a couple of retards in power, and the rest of the retards just fall in line.

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Re: Oh not again!

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:47 pm

Rotaretilbo wrote:Well, the Innies were pretty much balls-to-the-padded-walls idiots, because many believed they could just hide under a rock and the Covenant would just go away. Put a couple of retards in power, and the rest of the retards just fall in line.
Which was a perfectly REASONABLE belief when we didn't know about the Covenant's "Zero In On Homo Sapiens" sensors.

Aside from that, the Innies had a somewhat reasonable belief. "UNSC says that Covenant glass all humans without mercy. These Jackals aren't. We already believe that the UNSC are lying fascist bastards, so we're going to cautiously play with the Jackals and get ready to run like Hell."

Done right, and people might have been taken for a minute, believing that the Innies had contacted actual Jackal heretics. The way Tobias did things...
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