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.