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Old October 7 2010, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: HALO movie still being made?

I doubt any movie will happen unless Microsoft agrees to put forth some of the production costs (and given that the H&E Devices division has only just recently begun to go into the black, I wouldn't think it likely that Microsoft will greenlight an expenditure along those lines).

Remember, the reason the Halo movie finally got torpedoed wasn't because of Microsoft's insistence over creative control, but because Fox and Microsoft were insisting that Universal front all of the pre-production and production fees (Fox would provide the studio capacity), while all three would participate in the revenue. Basically, Universal was faced with the prospect of taking on all the risk and then splitting a three-way pie -- a pie with a somewhat questionable chance of being big, given the history of video game adaptations -- and the studio said, "Oh, fuck no."
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