MS wants the rich world of their bestselling Halo series captured in a movie and are determined to see it happen. Franchise developer Frank O’conner expressed the company’s determination to craft a Halo film, despite the various setbacks that the project has seen:
“There will be a Halo movie. Everyone wanted to do a Halo movie, the director, Microsoft, the highest placed people at movie companies. It was the lawyers, when they went behind closed doors with the contracts, things fell apart. The problem was that the movie company couldn’t make any money beyond the movie. There will be a Halo movie. We don’t need a movie. But we’d like a movie. We’d like the moms of gamers to see the movies because they would love our characters. Maybe we’ll even fund it ourselves.”
The last part makes a strong proposition. It goes without saying that the best way to support something is to pay for it, so we’ll know they’re dedicated if they pay for its production. Especially when you consider how vivid the Halo games are with the special effects and detailed environments. Plus, they’d have to avoid the general lack of quality that so often befalls video game based films.