Microsoft talk Halo movie…

Microsoft is reportedly “still interested” in making a movie out of their Halo video game series.

Speaking to Variety, Frank O’Connor, the franchise development director at Microsoft’s 342 Industries admited that the company want to make a feature that is a standalone story and not “a verbatim retelling of the game”.

“We’re still interested in making an excellent Halo movie. We’ve created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film”

“We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry.”

A Halo movie – led by Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp – got close to production in 2006 but collapsed due to budget problems.