DreamWorks is taking a different approach to the property by looking to adapt some of the many novelizations of the Halo franchise. It was said that this would avoid any potential legal hassles with the previous movie that was being developed by both Fox and Universal, since it would come from a "different" source.
We reported just last month that Microsoft was still interested in making a Halo movie, although it seems this tactic of using a novelization doesn't sit well with the software company. Here's an excerpt from the site's piece, from a source close to Microsoft:
"It's a gigantic waste of time, because [Microsoft] doesn't want anything to happen in any other media that could screw up a multi-billion dollar franchise. Somebody has to be in control of a movie; it's a director's medium. But they're completely averse to that. Because if Steven Spielberg f*cks it up, what's your recourse? So the rule is: 'First, do no harm.'"
DreamWorks hasn't hired a writer as of yet, and it isn't clear if the studio will even be able to secure the rights to this project. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further information on the Halo movie as soon as we have it. In the meantime, you can CLICK HERE to read the site's entire article, which includes a detailed history on the Halo movie.