The Halo Movie has been overdue for quite some time, we even wrote a special on it: Where the Hell is the damn Halo Movie? “We want to have Halo on every screen we have access to” were the words of former-Bungie-turned-Microsoft-employee Frank O’Connor, speaking at the Future of Television East conference last week and O'Connor had some very interesting things to say.
Here’s O’Connor on the inevitability of a Halo movie, and also the target audience he has in mind: "There will be a Halo movie. We don’t need a movie. But we’d like a movie. We’d like the moms of gamers to see the movies because they would love our characters. Maybe we’ll even fund it ourselves." After the panel, a high level network executive came up up to O’Connor and said, “We want to do something with Halo.” O’Connor shot back, “Bring piles of money.” Spoken like a true heir to the Activision throne. The executive, taken aback, responded, “For Halo, we will.” And maybe they will. I don’t see TV networks hedging their bets as much as the movie studios, so perhaps the big red-flag of Microsoft’s non-negotiable retention of licensing rights won’t matter. O’Connor also mentioned the possibility of making it into a television mini-series a la HBO’s Band of Brothers or Rome.