Early last month, we mentioned that Microsoft was still interested in making a Halo movie. That was before “Halo Reach” was released in stores on September 14 to the tune of $200 million in sales its first day.
Now comes word from Vulture that DreamWorks Pictures is looking to do what Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox couldn’t – to adapt the popular video game franchise for the big screen.
With Universal reportedly having already put in $12 million for adapting the games, DreamWorks is said to be basing its project on the books, so that Universal can’t demand the studio to reimburse the developments costs.
Stuart Beattie previously wrote a script based on the novel “Halo: The Fall of Reach” which was sent to Microsoft. He tells the site that his “long-term goal is to get three Halo movies [based on the three novelizations] made. It’s not something I can accomplish tomorrow. But if I can help, I am glad to do it.”
You can read more about “Halo: The Fall of Reach” here.