The chaps over at movie website Latino Review claim to have a first look at the script for the new Halo movie
Do not go there unless you want to read potential spoilers!
We're going to keep discussion of the specifics fairly light here, but we have a couple of comments on it. Firstly the script is basically a reflection of the storyline of the first Halo game - the Pillar of Autumn, Captain Keyes, etc. According to this preview, the film is nothing more than a movie version of Halo 1.
This seems a little odd. The assumption amongst the gaming community has always been that the film would tie in to the mythology somehow, perhaps resolving a climax at the end of Halo 3, due out next year.
To just repeat the storyline of the first game, if indeed this script report is accurate, seems like something of a wasted opportunity. On the other hand, it does offer a basis for Microsoft to go and make films based on the other two games as well.
From the review, it looks as though the movie will be incredibly violent, perhaps more so than the game is - certainly more explicit about what is shown. The increased violence seems at odds when juxtaposed next to the increased audience accessibility when just remaking the story of the first game.
Halo 3 will be out on the Xbox 360 next year, and the release of the 360 will allegedly provide increased graphics quality to Halo and Halo 2.
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