Video game fans will be pleased to know that reports of new big budget digital feature project Halo, directed by Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica-Gezzan and produced by Alien director Ridley Scott, have resurfaced.
The news comes after Microsoft claimed in January that they would not be working on a Ridley Scott Halo film. Yet a spokesman from the highly successful computer game franchise recently told The Mirror that filming for the movie had begun at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
It’s believed that shooting could also be taking place at Belfast’s urban sports park, T13.
Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring is thought to be scripting the movie, based on the science fiction video game about a group of soldiers in an interstellar war. Further rumours claim that The Good Wife actor Mike Colter will star ias a warrior named Marlowe.
Surely this trail of gossip must lead to something solid soon? One thing we do know is that Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg is working on a Halo television series. He will play a producing role in the series, which will include interactive Xbox One content in a collaboration with 343 Industries.
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