Neill Blomkamp Still Keen On A Halo Movie
District 9 may have been a heavy-handed allegory for Apartheid but it certainly made for one unique and engaging sci-fi experience. It was a film with visual effects and stunts but also big themes and an emotional plot. Not unlike Blade Runner. No, this is not the time for Oscar jokes.
Director, Neill Blomkamp is currently working on his next big project, Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster but during a press event for the upcoming movie, Blomkamp told IGN that he is still keen on doing a Halo movie.
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The word ‘still’ of course implies a bit of history and here it is, Blomkamp was set to direct a film based on Microsoft’s FPS phenomenon but the project fell apart due to studio issues and budgetary concerns.
Despite sustained interest in translating the franchise to film, Blomkamp cited a lack of creative control as something that would prevent him from really going for it.
“I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo,” Blomkamp said. “If I was given control, I would really like to do that film.
“But that’s the problem. When something pre-exists, there’s this idea of my own interpretation versus 150 other people involved with the film’s interpretation of the same intellectual property.
“Then the entire filmgoing audience has their interpretation. You can really live up to or fail in their eyes. That part isn’t appealing to me, but the original pieces are appealing.”
While it might be interesting to see Halo with some more emotion and social themes, I don’t really think a Halo movie is something anybody needs or particularly wants. I’m quite happy for Blomkamp to keep doing what he has already done.