According to Reuters, the already troubled Halo-based movie
has hit another snag with new backers, Microsoft, and film ?director?, Peter Jackson agreeing to postpone production.
Jackson?s New Zealand-based Wingnut Films released a statement to the press that counter-sank the final screw in the coffin lid of a 2008 release.
At this time Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, along with their partner, Microsoft, have mutually agreed to postpone making a feature film based on the 'Halo? video game universe until we can fulfill the promise we made to millions of Halo fans throughout the world that we would settle for no less than bringing a first class film to the big screen.
Maybe Jackson is still wrapped in extracting a movie plot from Lovely Bones
the Alice Sebold novel featuring a murdered 14 year-old girl remembering her murder from heaven (I?m sure there?s a game in there somewhere. Literary Ed.)
; or whether he?s not sat down and played Halo at previously but has recently become so addicted that he can?t be extracted from his games room is all open to speculation.
We await the call from Microsoft to confirm.