Director Neill Blomkamp still up for making a Halo movie, but only with creative control.
Film-loving fans of the Halo games may take some solace in the fact that Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, has admitted that he would still really love to do a Halo movie.
The project was attempted a few years back by Blomkamp, who is gearing up for the release of sci-fi flick Elysium, and producer Peter Jackson, but never took off due to budget and studio concerns.
"I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo. If I was given control, I would really like to do that film," Blomkamp revealed at a press event (via IGN).
Arguments over creative control have resulted in games-inspired films being dissolved in the past, such as when a disagreement between Blizzard and Sam Raimi resulted in the highly anticipated World of Warcraft movie being put on hold.
"They had never quite approved the original story we pitched them... so after we had spent nine months working on this thing, we basically had to start over," he explained at the time.
Blizzard’s MMO adaptation is back on track with Moon director Duncan Jones at the helm.
Read more about Raimi’s comments on the film here.