Thus spoke IESB:
Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie's take on the game in his script entitled HALO THE FALL OF REACH. This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independant studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it's the perfect combination.
The drama of bringing Halo to the big screen has been going on since 2005, when "The Beach" author Alex Garland penned the script for a Universal and Fox co-release. Back then, Peter Jackson was set to exec produce the film and "District 9's" Neil Blomkamp would direct. But then, Fox and Uni balked at the budget, rumored to be upwards of $200 million and they backed out of the deal. Shortly after that, Jackson gave up on the project as well. Blomkamp declared the project dead in 2007, but Jackson later replied that the film would still be made. Blomkamp recently stated that after working on the project and then having it stall, he would probably not direct the Halo film if it ever got rolling again.
And now there is the rumor that the big 'Berg is going to be running the show. I wonder if Blomkamp will change his tune.
Stay tuned for an official announcement shortly.