Here's one helluva rumor for you guys. Apparently, Steven Spielberg is interested in a recent Halo script he saw. The script was inspired by the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, and written by G.I. Joe co-writer Stuart Beattie.

Now their reps at CAA are negotiating for a possible joint project, which Spielberg is hoping to produce.

HALO, the wildly popular video games that follow Master Chief, a cybernetically-enhanced human super-soldier, and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion, Cortana as they aide future humanity in battling the Covenant, a theocratic alliance of alien races, may be coming to the big screen much sooner than we expected.

IESB has learned exclusively (believe me this is solid and I've confirmed it three times over with studio executives and our close ties to CAA) that one of the biggest producers in Hollywood history is currently in active negotiations to develop the feature film adaptation and no it's not Jerry Bruckheimer or Peter Jackson. It's the man behind Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones and Transformers, Mr. Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie's take on the game in his script entitled HALO THE FALL OF REACH. This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independant studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it's the perfect combination.
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    Fury Aug 10, 09
    Haha, that's pretty cool that he's into video games. Especially since it was Bioshock he was playing, good taste.

    If anyone ever does do a Halo movie, then the story about Reach would definitely be the best. Seeing multiple Spartans battle it out against the Covenant would be pretty badass, something you don't see in any of the games.
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    Smoke Aug 10, 09
    Spielberg has actually produced a few games, I know that he's at least done two games for the Wii. Boom Blocks I believe?

    Either way, like him or hate him, Spielberg is one of the most talented and varied directors in the business; if they get him on board it'll be as good as you can make a Halo film.

    On a similar note, I don't think there's been a finer war film than Saving Private Ryan, that movie was a masterpiece.
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      Spectre Aug 10, 09
      Saving Private Ryan was the most epic war film ever.

      I hope that Spielberg does end up working on the Halo movie. Hopefully it will be one of the few good game-to-movie transitions.
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        Slumpy monkey Aug 10, 09
        Peter jackson was going to do it, but funding fell through.

        I think peter jacksons would have better battle scenes, I mean lord of the rings has some of the best battle scenes in any movie.
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          Shinobi_razor Aug 10, 09
          maybe if Spielberg does get on the project, he can bring Jackson in and they can make it together. and Jackson would of course be able to get WETA to build all the props and things just like they did for the LOTR movies, and the real working Warthog they built a while ago. they could build some armor for the Spartans to wear that wouldnt weigh a ton but look like they did.
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    TurMoiL911 Aug 10, 09
    It's good to know that should the Halo movie ever been made, Spielberg is sure to come back to it for the 20-year anniversy edition and edit all the Covenant weapons into walkie-talkies.
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      kik36 Aug 11, 09
      Feeling the sting of the E.T. edit also, eh? I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it was bullshit.
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    Dragoshi1 Aug 10, 09
    My Jurassic Park/Jaws god is taking up Halo!?

    This shall be the greatest video game movie ever...
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    Dramon Knight Aug 10, 09
    A Halo movie would be a pretty sweet idea. I'm not even a Halo fan and I believe that, think about the action scenes they could have in a movie. It'd be worth seeing, for sure.
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    Bale Fire Aug 10, 09
    Him and Fall of Reach were made for each other, but I still doubt this whole Halo thing will go anywhere yet, at least not for quite a few years.
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    Big A2 Aug 10, 09
    My Jurassic Park/Jaws god is taking up Halo!?

    Somebody stop him, please.
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    BANDITO ATTACK Aug 11, 09
    i bet michael bay is raging right now.. the first movie that actually warranted 9000 explosions and he isn't directing it.
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      Kepp123 Aug 11, 09
      *bleep* yeah he is cause this movie is going to destroy transformers in explosions!!!

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