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Even though Neill Blomkamp already put five months of work into the stalled Halo film project, he's not bitter. In fact, he's still down to work on the film – that is, if he's in control."I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo. If I was given control, I would...

April 10th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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During last week's MI6 conference, Bungie alum (now 343 Industries head) Frank O'Connor spoke candidly about the possibility of a Halo movie now that relations between Peter Jackson / Neill Blomkamp and Microsoft have fallen apart (as reported by IGN). "We're going to make a movie when the time is...

April 8th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Speaking to MTV, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp discussed his role in the ill-fated Halo film before it was unceremoniously canned. According to Blomkamp, he poured five months into the movie. He says he worked on the film "24 hours a day," adding that he feels that the "the whole [Halo] univer...

August 6th 2009 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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For those within the vicinity of Sydney, Australia, the land down under, it might be fun to check out the Halo Warthog on display this weekend on Cockatoo Island. The car is the same one from Neill Blomkamp's Halo short Landfall created by special effects studio Weta. Although for many the idea of...

August 6th 2009 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Last week's San Diego Comic-Con was one crazy ride. The Joystiq representatives in attendance were trained in advanced interrogation tactics and managed to extract information on a variety of subjects. We've got an update from Peter Jackson himself on the Halo happenings, first footage of South Par...

July 27th 2009 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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In case the news – straight out of Peter Jackson's mouth to your earholes – that the episodic Halo Chronicles project was "no longer happening" wasn't enough to confirm the wreckage of Microsoft's (impossibly?) ambitious plan, here comes word from the other half of the Halo movie projec...

July 24th 2009 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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We caught up with Peter Jackson himself last night, after a screening of District 9 – the feature-length debut of director Neill Blomkamp who had previously been attached to helm the Halo movie that fizzled out. Jackson explained that they felt like they had an amazing director in Blomkamp an...

July 24th 2009 at 3:59pm 0 Comments
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As we patiently await the Microsoft Press Conference a big question looms over the show, will Bungie showcase something new. Gamers and game sites everywhere are speculating on the company's recent activity and have some theories as to what they have in store for Xbox 360 owners. The most popular...

July 14th 2008 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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Though the many deaths of a Halo-based film were pretty hard for us to swallow, there have been several events since that have helped to cushion the blow. First were director Neil Blomkamp's live-action short films which were, frankly, not particularly Halo-esque. Now, courtesy of Level Up, we lear...

January 16th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Available since last week on Xbox Live Marketplace, Halo 3: Landfall is now on the web for all to see. Lest you're unfamiliar with the video, it's all three of Neill Blomkamp's Halo 3 short films edited into one. We have to admit, seeing them all together makes us pine for the Halo movie that...

October 30th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Update: The source article cited by 1UP is outdated and concerns the studios' now dashed prospects at the time the Halo film was originally canned. Joystiq regrets the error.The Halo film is not "entirely dead" as director Neill Blomkamp said earlier this month. In fact, preparation for the movie c...

October 30th 2007 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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We're not sure how long this has been on the XBLM or which countries it's available to, but we just discovered the video while taking a gander through the Marketplace and got excited. Available for download in full HD goodness is the latest Neill Blomkamp Halo 3 short Last One Standing that we menti...

October 16th 2007 at 2:45pm 0 Comments