Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Peter Jackson signs up with Halo

I'm a big fan of Peter Jackson, I love his films like Meet the Feebles, Braindead, Bad Taste (and of course the LoTR trilogy) and can't wait to see what he's done with King Kong. I was also a big fan of Halo when it came out and it's come to my surprise that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh have signed on to executive produce the Halo project and are planning on planning on shooting it in Wellington with WETA.

Halo joins other video-game inspired movies like the Lara Croft, Resident Evil and the upcoming Doom movie (and the rather forgettable Mortal Kombat and worse-than-anyone-could-have-imagined Streetfighter movies).

This is good for both the movie and video game industries. Not only does having his name on board for this project bring credibility to the movie itself, but the fact that an oscar-winning director is involved with a genre that is basically new and still trying to find it's feet with the movie audience will add alot of value to video-game movie adaptations for the future and hopefully secure bigger and brighter talent when it comes to adapting games into screenplays.


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