According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the creative duo behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming King Kong, have boarded Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox's big-screen version of the video game Halo as executive producers. At the same time, outgoing Universal heads of production Mary Parent and Scott Stuber have joined Peter Schlessel on the project as producers.

Jackson and Walsh will give creative input on all aspects of the film via their WingNut Films banner, and Jackson's Weta Digital Ltd. and Weta Workshop Ltd. will provide creatures, miniatures and visual effects for the production. This marks the first time that Jackson and Walsh have performed these services on a major studio film that Jackson is not directing. It also extends Jackson's relationship with Universal, for which he made the upcoming King Kong.

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