Wow! Well who saw that coming? Bungie has announced
that Lord of the Rings mogul, Peter Jackson, will be involved in the production of the Halo movie.
Not only that, but WETA is going to be doing the special effects.
Jo Staten, one of the Halo creators, had this to say on the Bungie webpage:
Needless to say I and the rest of Bungie are positively incontinent (Marty especially). But what really knocks us on our asses is we’re also getting the combined talent of the mighty men and women of WETA in the bargain. From fabricating Covenant weapons to building life-sized Forerunner structures to accomplishing shot after shot of complex live-action/CG integration – simply put, there’s no group of people we’d rather have realize the Halo universe on screen.
Indeed, I don’t think there’s another group that even could.
After WETA's undoubted success with huge battle sequences in Lord of the Rings, there's no doubt that they can pull Halo off.
Frankly, I'm a lot more excited about the movie now than I was previously. The only thing that could make me happier would be if Peter Jackson was directing it, but I guess we can't have everything.
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Stoked about the movie? You've got a while to wait, but let the speculation run rampant in the forum.