They also have a nice little break down of how the ticket sales to video figures out-weigh by ten fold. Read it, it's cool. In total revenue for the out-of-this-world gaming series (yes, another pun), the games have sold over 34 million copies worldwide. To date all Halo merchandise has grossed more than $1.7 billion.
Woooooo boooooyyyyeeeee! Crapped maself. (Diapers)
But wait! There's more!
Now, onto the film front. years ago, when people were itching and scratching in anticipation over the film transfer, the people's champ was Neil Blomkamp. Yes, the great dude who who $30 million and made aliens and space ships come to life and fight South American private military guys in slum camps. District 9 made over 200 hundred million clams. So what he was doing before that, was prepping his Halo film. For five months. Everyday. At the crack. He'd get up, and go to work on pre-pre-production. This is the short that won him the prize of ushering in the film:
|New Addition To The Team, Skull Spartan.|
Frank O' Conner, the franchise’s development director for Microsoft, had this to say as of last week on the game's film transfer:
He also went on to say that it would not be “a verbatim retelling of the game”, but would instead function as a standalone story. Via Variety, the scripts written by Stuart Beattie, Alex Garland (28 Days Later…, Never Let Me Go), and D.B. Weiss & Josh Olson are still being developed as “potential blueprints”, and the company is eager to produce a film “when a budget and plotline can be worked out”."We’re still interested in making an excellent ‘Halo’ movie. We’ve created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film. We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry."
So until then we've got these gems. This one is the way I wanna see the film done. The live-action trailer for Halo: ODST. Which came out last September.
That's what I'm talkin' about soooooooon. This one is for Halo Reach. It isn't too exciting but just watch, it's all good baby.
Welp. That's all I got for ya tree-readin' suckas for now. I'll be keeping my eye on this. But, don't hold your breath. Or you'll die.
Munki out and waiting in anticipation.