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Peter Jackson talks Halo with AICN

There's an interesting Halo movie interview with Peter Jackson on the love it or hate it movie site, Ain't It Cool News. The interview focuses both on Peter's choice of Neill Blomkamp as the director and the importance of the script. Speaking on Blomkamp's nomination, Jackson admits that hiring a "new" director wasn't the plan, but that Blomkamp was simply the best choice.

"It's not deliberate and certainly for
HALO it wasn't deliberate. I don't think even for a show like HALO, which is a big budget production, I don't think there's any problem whatsoever with a so-called first time director directing it. At the end of the day, Neill (Blomkamp) is not a first time director. He's a first time feature film director, but he understands film and grammar as good as anybody. He's done some wonderful short films and commercials. His visual eye is fantastic and his storytelling is great. The fact that it's a feature film just means that he gets to shoot for longer than he did in the short film. There really isn't anything else that's different."

Speaking of his personal involvement with the script (along with Lord of the Rings alumni Fran Walsh and Filippa Boyens), Jackson had some very encouraging words.

"The movie, as far as I'm concerned, as far as my involvement is concerned, is not going to go in front of the cameras until we have a really great script."

God, let's hope so. The interview is full of good stuff, and anyone interested in Halo should definitely check it out.

[Thanks, Doug Kriz]

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1. Wow has he lost some weight!

Posted at 9:25PM on Sep 15th 2006 by munchie

2. Peraonlly, I'd rather have Bungie working hard on learning how to implement Co-Op play in their online multiplayer games. I know, seems like an impossible task and one in which no one cares about (hey, Ubi made no money off of Co-Op games, right?) human players against a decent AI.

Then again, the same could be said for games like Battlefield and Call of Duty.

Posted at 6:23AM on Sep 16th 2006 by GhostDoggy

3. GhostDoggy, Bungie is not working on the movie lol :P

Posted at 11:34AM on Sep 16th 2006 by Irwin

4. It's cool it's in parts. I'm really enjoying reading one each day with a cup of coffee in the morning.

Posted at 2:48PM on Sep 16th 2006 by Matt

5. He took off his glasses? I didn't recognizes him

Posted at 7:50AM on Sep 17th 2006 by Volv

6. I too shall not understand so to do what for?

Posted at 7:53AM on Sep 17th 2006 by Tristam

7. #6 - Are you trying to say something or is that just a random collection of words?

Posted at 11:28AM on Sep 17th 2006 by pennywise969

8. They'd better not show us the MasterCheif's face or it will ruin the whole thing. Yea, yea, everyone WANTS to know, but I think if they finally saw him it would ruin the mystery of it just a little.
I also hope they show us something like the fall of Reach instead of just showing us something we've already played.

Posted at 10:15AM on Sep 25th 2006 by GruntyBirthdayParty

9. The Master Chief is definitely going to be female...just you know...a bit on the masculine side when she steps into that suit. Kind of like Metroid Prime. :)

Posted at 11:57AM on Sep 25th 2006 by LITHIUM

10. Nah he isnt going to be a chick you can tell if you read the books but if they do take his helmet off and show his face, its going to be someone korny like samuel l. jackson and i personally think that would be crappy.

Posted at 2:25PM on Sep 25th 2006 by Nick

11. #9 - That's why the Master Chief's name is John, right?

Posted at 7:43PM on Sep 25th 2006 by Dodd

12. Yeah, its gonna be pretty hard not to show his face if they base it on Fall of Reach. and if you think about it, its not gonna be the real face, cause the real face is in the game. Its just gonna be an actor's face... if thats even logical.

Posted at 8:17PM on Sep 25th 2006 by Nico

13. I seriously think Master Cheif Sounds like Solid Snake.

Posted at 9:21PM on Sep 25th 2006 by Hayabusa

14. If he looks anything like Solid Snake than that would be a pretty B.A. un-masking. I also agree that an un-masking to show the face of Vin Diesel would be depressing and a let down for Halo fans

Posted at 2:59AM on Sep 27th 2006 by Chucho

15. A friend of mine stated and I agree it should be Chuck Noris Not the voice but as the actor. HAHA that would kick ass lol anyone here the rumor its going to be "The One" Neo him self Lets just kill this movie with the crappy acting

Posted at 11:55PM on Oct 2nd 2006 by Knives

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