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Live Action Halo TV Series Being Backed by Steven Spielberg

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

Are you ready for live action Master Chief?

Along with the very exciting unveiling of the brand new Xbox console, Microsoft and Halo developer 343 Industries today announced that they are developing a Halo TV show. That's right, the 12-year-old multi-billion dollar franchise is coming to the small screen in the form of a live action TV show that was today described as an "intersection where technology and myth-making meet."

Now, talk of a Halo film has been doing the rounds for years. The movie was actually in development for a while (with Peter Jackson as executive producer and Neill Blomkamp as director), but work stopped and started several times before stalling indefinitely and the movie rights eventually reverted back to Microsoft. Since then, the possibility of Halo hitting cinemas has never quite died with Steven Spielberg expressing an interest in the project a few years ago.

343's Bonnie Ross didn't exactly really reveal a whole lot about the show today. However, she did mention that it would be a collaboration between 343 and that Spielberg would finally get to work on the Halo project. Yes, famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has signed on as executive producer for the Halo TV show.

No word on a release, but it's possible we might get a teaser at E3 next month. The Xbox One is slated for release later this year, and we imagine the Halo TV show won't be too far behind the official launch.

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    internetlad , May 21, 2013 1:51 PM
    I would have thought Micheal Bay would have been a major backer, considering the entire series would probably be a chain of gunfire and explosions from the premiere to the finale.
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    borisof007 , May 21, 2013 1:57 PM
    Normally I wouldn't care, but after the Forward Unto Dawn series and the "We Are ODST" live action commercial, I'm pretty excited.
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    nevilence , May 21, 2013 2:45 PM
    I hope its good, unlike most of the games beyond the original
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    nevilence , May 21, 2013 2:46 PM
    I hope its good, unlike most of the games beyond the original
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    seamusmac , May 21, 2013 4:18 PM
    Well if Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is anything to go by I hope this happens.
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    xalted , May 21, 2013 8:08 PM
    I'm aroused.
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    lockhrt999 , May 22, 2013 3:38 AM
    Just don't make annoying like Terra Nova. Thanks.