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Peter Jackson Talks about 'The Hobbit' and a 'Halo' Feature
Sunday, May 27, 2007 - reddit
Microsoft thought the rules of Hollywood didn't apply to them when they were trying to get Halo adapted into a block-busting feature film -- they were wrong. They hired a writer to pen the script, then shopped the script "as-is" as part of the deal to get the rights to the game. Most studios laughed in their face, but one was retarded enough to send it into development for a while.
Who might that be? Yep, it was Fox (20th Century, to be precise.) They sent it into development which is precisely where it has remained ever since the deal began. Fox came to their senses and realized that XX million game sales do not mean XX million people going to see the film. That, coupled with the likely enormous budget and Microsoft's stupid (yet ..) games with the script doomed it from the very beginning.
Even so, one of the most overrated directors in the business, none other than Peter "I-was-banned-from-directing-The-hobbit-because-I-sued-the-studio-that-was-making-it" Jackson is trying to drum in interest with the coming release of Halo 3 to give it another go.
That isn't all Jackson is working on these days, though, so head on over to cinematical for the lowdown on Halo, The Hobbit, and whatever else Peter Jackson is working on these days.
Note: there isn't a chance in hell Peter Jackson will ever direct The Hobbit. That ship sailed the instant he sued the studio. Things like that don't better as time goes on, they get worse.
Topics: Film, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, Halo 3
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