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Jackson doing Halo film only if Blomkamp is director

Ross Miller

That ever-elusive Halo film may soon see the light of day, according to attached producer and Hobbit scholar Peter Jackson, but that he'll only do it if Neill Blomkamp stays on as director.

Jackson said in an interview with OnFilm that he believes movie studios 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, who backed out of funding the movie, will have renewed interest spurred by the impending Halo 3 onslaught.

Speaking with Joystiq earlier this month, Bungie's Frank O'Connor said that Blomkamp, a relatively unknown director, was still attached to the project. "That was one of the rumors. It's a lot more complicated than that. But Neil Blomkamp is still working really closely with Peter Jackson," he said.

"We wouldn't want to do it with anybody else. It'll be Neill's call," said Jackson.

If Fox and Universal still don't interest, Microsoft should produce more than enough funding come September 25.

[Via Cinematical]

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