[quote][url=http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/08/halo-tv-wont-be-filler-microsoft-says]The upcoming Halo TV project won't merely be a media spinoff of the storied franchise, as Halo is the "most important entertainment IP that Microsoft owns," Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer told OXM.
The project, headed up by legendary film director Steven Spielberg at Microsoft's Los Angeles production studio, was announced in May to promote Microsoft's Xbox TV Programming on Xbox One. But Spencer and Spielberg both promise the show will be more than just a promotion.
"I can't use the word filler anywhere near Halo, it just won't work," Spencer said. "If we're going to do a television series with Halo, we're going to do it the right way, and we're going to do it because we think it really matters."[/url][/quote]
[quote][url=http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/28/xbox-unveils-its-tv-slate]As mentioned, the series that everyone assumed would be Xbox Entertainment's flagship show - Halo - has actually, seemingly, only had minimal movement following the announcement in May. Rumors have swirled, and Tellem and Levin say they are meeting with people to put together the right team, but no director, showrunner, or writer has been officially attached. Many are still hoping that District 9's Neill Blomkamp will board to project to direct the pilot. Blomkamp was of course set to helm the proposed Halo feature film that Peter Jackson was to produce, before financing on the film fell through and they moved on to D9.
In early April, it was revealed that Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions is teaming with Microsoft to produce a "Halo digital feature" in a collaboration with 343 and Xbox Entertainment. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes) is slated to direct the project, which, as we learned at the Xbox event, is set to go into production shortly in Ireland and Iceland and does not focus on Master Chief.
We're not entirely certain exactly what is meant by "digital feature." Initially, when we asked Tellem if this meant a webseries such as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, she replied in the affirmative, though with the caveat that it has a far larger budget. When asked how many episodes we can expect, Tellem said simply that it was a "digital feature", offering no specifics on if it will be released episodically or the distribution model. More details to come, we're sure.[/url][/quote]
It better have a decent-sized budget and a good cast or else it's getting trashed just like FUD did 3 months after it released and I realized it was shit.
I want Spartans to have Iron Man-tier CGI, not some asshole walking around in a shitty plastic suit.