Neil Blomkamp To Direct Halo Pilot?

Neil Blomkamp To Direct Halo Pilot?

Still a big rumour but Latino Review's main man, Elmayimbe, seems to have heard that SciFi director Neil Blomkamp will direct the original Xbox series. Hit the jump for more!

Latino Review's Elmayimbe is reporting that District 9's Neil Blomkamp will direct the pilot of Steven Spielberg's Halo. Blomkamp was originally LOTR's director Peter Jackson's choice to direct the failed Halo movie.

The series will be one of the first to premier on the Xbox One's live TV service. Microsoft have built a strong team around the series already so adding a name like Blomkamp seems within reason.

No other details on the scoop were given by El so it's up to us. His do you think things will turn out? Should Blomkamp and Halo stop trying to work? Sign off your thoughts below!

In the distant past, an intellectual race called the Forerunners fought an alien parasite known as the Flood. The Flood, which spread through infestation of sentient life, overran much of the Milky Way Galaxy. One of the races affected was humanity, who went into space and came into conflict with the Forerunners. Exhausted by their war and after having explored all other options, the Forerunners conceived a weapon of last resort to combat the Flood. Using an installation known as the Ark, they built large ring-shaped megastructures known as Halos.

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DrDoom - 1/25/2014, 5:05 PM
Reasonnnn - 1/25/2014, 5:05 PM

BritishMonkey - 1/25/2014, 5:07 PM
Finally. He was going to do it before with Peter Jackson if I remember right.
Pasto - 1/25/2014, 5:07 PM
How about a [frick]ing movie instead.
WeddingTux - 1/25/2014, 5:08 PM
what happened with Chappie? is that still happening?
NovaCorpsFan - 1/25/2014, 5:08 PM
That shit will own!
MrCBM56 - 1/25/2014, 5:11 PM

Wait... I don't have an Xbox one.

SuperCat - 1/25/2014, 5:13 PM
DEVLIN712 - 1/25/2014, 5:17 PM
Oh... Hey... *Steals comment for a second time and runs*
Ignition - 1/25/2014, 5:19 PM

Chappie is filming right now
ALmazing - 1/25/2014, 5:20 PM
@DEVLIN712- lol, I'll delete my comment, no problemo.
Abary - 1/25/2014, 5:22 PM

Oh wait, Xbox sucks. Oh well.
TheGreenBastard - 1/25/2014, 5:22 PM
You lost me at Eh Maybe. Wl Mayimbe is the internets pooper scooper.
marvel72 - 1/25/2014, 5:24 PM
i haven't got an xbox one,i hope someone torrents this show.
Jollem - 1/25/2014, 5:28 PM
saw the halo: landfall short when it first came out. that's what got me excited for district 9
Kurne - 1/25/2014, 5:32 PM
OK, so the Ben Affleck article was deleted - with the source being a journalist, but the original article that said Ben Affleck was walking which came from an unknown, was kept up :/
Kurne - 1/25/2014, 5:33 PM
I haven't heard about this live-action Halo doozy since Peter Jackson left
marvel72 - 1/25/2014, 5:36 PM
this is my favorite halo live action advert.

McNyagano - 1/25/2014, 5:46 PM
[frick]!!! I don't have X-Box One ugh! >:(
Mike89 - 1/25/2014, 5:55 PM
shit, for a second i thought this was an official announcement on the Halo movie. >:(
kong - 1/25/2014, 5:55 PM
I NEED AN XBOX ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Himura - 1/25/2014, 5:59 PM
ds9epicfan - 1/25/2014, 6:07 PM
Rather have a movie!I'm planning on getting Playstation 4 before X-box One,so if the rumors are true about a Halo series,I hope the series will be available on DVD!
CaptainAmerica - 1/25/2014, 6:07 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS! I need a weapon.
Super12 - 1/25/2014, 6:10 PM
HECK. YES. I will buy an xbox one for this alone. Bring on Halo!!!!!!!
JediSuperGuy83 - 1/25/2014, 6:15 PM
Rather Have The Movie By Sir Ridley Scott
Humperdink - 1/25/2014, 6:15 PM

Bring it!
JediSuperGuy83 - 1/25/2014, 6:17 PM
The 360 is Better Than One
Omarvls - 1/25/2014, 6:23 PM
Eh Maybe
Planet Hulk?
UltimateHunt - 1/25/2014, 6:26 PM
District 9 was officially going to be Halo but he decided not to do it. I hope they make that movie tagged with Ridley Scott, Damn I would love Neil to have something to do with that project if it happens. Idont have an Xbox dig in -.-
Desrow - 1/25/2014, 6:29 PM
Someone say Kim??

TotesMagotes12 - 1/25/2014, 6:31 PM
I saw that Affleck thing as well. It was just some Brazilian lady, and her reason for Affleck leaving was because of the fan backlash. I very seriously doubt WB would get rid of their golden boy just because some fans were mad. Also, she said they would get somebody else in a few months. Why would they wait a few months? Supposedly, the movie is supposed to be filming in a few weeks
MightyZeus - 1/25/2014, 6:35 PM
This is awesome. Hopefully the Halo tv show will be good.
I'm looking forward to seeing people explode.
RetroFit - 1/25/2014, 6:45 PM
I'm not interested at ALL in this being turned into a TV series. It's made for a movie. There's no characters to develop like you need in a TV series. And any development will totally take away from the mystery of Master Chief and turn it into something that isn't Halo. No thanks!
NoPhucksGiven - 1/25/2014, 6:51 PM
Im a sony fanboy for life but I will support this if Neil is in the director chair. That dude is the tits.

And @Desrow

THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/25/2014, 6:57 PM

I'm sure it will leak online
ATrueHero1987 - 1/25/2014, 7:11 PM
Glad I own an Xbox One =)
REALELMAYIMBE - 1/25/2014, 7:16 PM
El Maybe? More like EL DEFINITELY!
BlackIceJoe - 1/25/2014, 7:18 PM
Well this could be great. I wish MS would have the guts to pay for a big screen version. If I am not mistaken George Lucas did that with Star Wars and used Fox as the distributor. So why can't MS just do that and go around to Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, WB, Universal and Disney to find the right fit to help bring the movie to the screen. Because at that point the movie has already been filmed and it would not cost them much money because all they need to do is just bring the film out.
WeddingTux - 1/25/2014, 7:34 PM
District-9 was originally Peter Jackson's substitute for Halo
El Mayimbe is just being CAPTAIN OBVIOUS it's not a legitimate prediction
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