27 May '13, 1am

How Peter Jackson’s Long-Awaited ‘Halo’ Movie Morphed Into Steven Spielberg Xbox-Only Series

How Peter Jackson’s Long-Awaited ‘Halo’ Movie Morphed Into Steven Spielberg Xbox-Only Series

"Halo 4" (Photo: Microsoft) Burning Question: How did that "Halo" movie end up being sliced and diced into a Steven Spielberg Xbox series instead? — Wallace A. Agonizingly slowly. How's that for an answer? Think of how long it's taking Theon Greyjoy's torturers to flay him on "Game of Thrones." Then multiply that by — oh, I dunno — seven years or so. The saga you're asking about is kind of a sad one, at least for "Halo" video game fans who have been waiting since 2005, the year that Columbia Pictures and "28 Days Later" screenwriter Alex Garland first started working on a movie script. Microsoft reportedly paid Garland a cool $1 million to write a spec screenplay that the company could take to studios. In a much-publicized and dramatic strategy, suits at the talent agency CAA hired actors to dress up as super soldiers from the "Halo" series; deliver scripts and terms sheet...

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