Microsoft nears movie deal for 'Halo' videogame

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  1. tdinc

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    Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox teamed up to make the winning offer that calls for an initial payment of $5 million plus 10 percent of initial box office receipts, sources said, although they cautioned that final details may change.

    A formal announcement is likely next week after creative issues are hammered out between the studios and Microsoft

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  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, this is great. At least it won't turn out like the Doom movie...which sounds absolutely horrible now :)

    It also means MS is serious about this movie.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Nice! Wonder who plays Master Chief. :)
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Bruce Campbell? :rolleyes:


















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    Sweetness! :D


    I agree, and it has The Rock as the main lead.
     
  6. gonaads

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    The Rock as the Space Marine? I can see that. You do remember the face in the middle of your status bar at the bottom of the game's screen don't you. Now think of The Rock's face there looking from side to side like the face of the Space Marine did. :p
     
  7. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Well, I hope no one minds if I'm, shall I say cautiously optomistic... There is basis from the article to suggest this might go better then some movies based on video games in the past

    We have seen how some movies have turned out in the past however... I'm sorta in wait and see mode...
     
  8. Grandmaster

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    Hmm. They might hire some unknown dude to play him, as you're never shown his face in the videogames anyway, and I don't think they should show it in the movie.

    How will the audience feel a connection with the character if they can't even see his face? That presents and interesting challenge for the movie makers.