Saturday April 21, 2012

Why the Halo Movie Failed to Launch in 2005

A new book called Generation Xbox: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood, details the Halo Movie’s failure to come to the big screen and places the blame squarely on the shoulders of Microsoft. The demands of Microsoft for perks and greed on the side of Microsoft made negotiations impossible and the entire project unworkable. A greedy Microsoft? Say it ain’t so. big grin

Microsoft, unaccustomed to Hollywood’s culture, was impressed by that story. It wanted to be able to dictate the terms even though it was a newcomer in the movie biz. Halo was its prize property and they wanted to protect it.