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New live action HALO short by Blomkamp leaks online!! Warthogs in action! Banshees! Brutes! Needler spikes!

Published at: Aug. 23, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. As a Halo nerd and a movie nerd I have to say I've found these little glimpses as to what Neill Blomkamp's movie version would (and probably will) look like. Both shorts stress the real world application and only give us tantalizing glimpses at the vehicles, armor and weaponry. I gotta say... of all the cool shit in this spot, the thing that made me smile the biggest was seeing the Needler spikes hit the wall behind the soldiers, stick and then shatter. It's not focused on, just something for us Halo geeks. This short ends quite abruptly, but as you can see from the below... it's leaked, so it could very well not be finished. But you get a good idea what we're in for. I can't wait to see this in Quicktime or downloaded in high def from X-box Live! I first saw this here! Enjoy it while it's still online! Thanks to Paul for the heads up!


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  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Awesome

    by Lynchmob81

    I hope they get this movie made.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    first

    by boyblue

    looks cool!!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    haven't had a chance to look at it

    by Bloo

    you know being a work and all, but you know I think a Halo movie might just work as a live action feature, I don't know but from all indications it looks like i tmight

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    That looked really good...

    by Abin Sur

    Maybe this guy should direct the JLA movie - hey, what's going on with that, BTW? If you read only this site, you'd think NOTHING.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Bugger!!

    by boyblue

    No first for me today!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Pretty fucking cool

    by Boondock Devil

    Now if they can only get this on something that wasn't a phone camcorder it'd really be something.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    abin sur

    by boyblue

    I started a JLA mini talkback on the Gugino thread, so far no body has bitten??

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Looked great! but...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    But what was up with the colours? seemed weird purple and green filters or something. Would really like to see a quicktime version to really be able to see it.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    hog hot!

    by blacknoi

    This looks very good so far... can't wait for more.<BR><BR> Master Chief rules.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Sounds unfinished...but looks badass.

    by Two

    Visuals look amazing (what we can see through the crappy recording), and true to Blomkamp's awesome gritty docu-style. Sound is either not coming through the recording haze or very unfinished though. Let's hope they wrap this up and get us a glorious QuickTime version! (And that someone pulls their head out and FUNDS this dang thing. Peter Jackson should just do it himself and keep 90% of the profit.)

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    good, but...

    by limpl0uie

    I really like the doc-u style for the potential "Halo" movie but I just can't Imagine how the classic Halo theme will play into that. I mean, I think we can all agree that it wouldn't be halo without the theme.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    that was a total fuckton of awesome right there

    by Datascream

    I can't wait till they get this movie up and going. Neil Blompkamp is THE guy to direct this.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Wow.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    That looks Spielburgian.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Spielburgian?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Don't be so stupidian

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Screw Starship Troopers

    by aboriginal

    This is badassedness at it best. Chose the right guy on this one.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Beautiful.

    by Galva

    How in the hell has this movie not been rushed into production? If these screen tests don't bring the studios knocking, nothing will.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    looks FAKE

    by caravaggio

    so low budget looking

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Looks Fake?

    by kevinwillis.net

    Looks like you've been smoking crack. I don't give two shicklegroovas about Halo, but that live action short thing looked frickin' awesome.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    We're under heavy fire!!

    by DigitalDong

    Roger that, here's a Warthog so you guys can drive around and be easier targets.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    caravaggio, are you serious?

    by mefrog

    obviously this is nowhere near what the film would look like... keep in mind that this movie was essentially dropped, of course they have no budget to make these small clips. Still, even with the setbacks for making this, it looks incredible. Dammit, I want Halo 3!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Enjoy it while it's still online?

    by Cor

    Did you see the beginning of the movie? Did you see that logo that popped up? Just in case you're - I dunno - blind, it said "Gamersyde". Google the word and what do you find? Gamersyde.com! A quick check on the front page shows an article about this very video, including higher quality linksthan that Youtube rubbish. Leaked? What the fuck. http://www.gamersyde.com/news_4853_en.html

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Halo 3 is going to ruin my life

    by turketron

    What little social life I have right now will be ruined by countless hours with this game. 4 PLAYER ONLINE CO-OP....grab 3 of your friends no matter where they live and play through the campaign.... plus there's this new "Forge" mode, that lets you basically edit the multiplayer as you play, adding all kinds of objects, changing the gravity (probably), etc. And the stellar multiplayer fun that is closer to the original Halo than Halo 2.... ok, geek rant off...

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Eh, I'm still lukewarm.

    by Sammy Jankis

    Blomkamp has a pretty good eye for visuals, but it just doesn't seem to carry any "weight" to it. It looks like a couple of high school students running around acting in a homemade film, but their dad gave them millions of dollars for special effects and props. He might make a good DP or special effects lead, but can he direct live people in a believable manner? I'm not sold. And mefrog, I wouldn't say that WETA/Peter Jackson are giving him "no budget" to make these clips. That is a very shortsighted statement. If they are building replica, operational Warthogs and providing the effects that they are, that is hardly no budget. The problem isn't the budget, it is his ability to direct actors and have them interact with the world he has created.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    More ball lickers... was pretty stale if you ask me!

    by kingoflight

    Why does everyone think this game and hence the film is soo good. Apart from the gameplay i pretty much hate halo, i don't care for the character much, i like the aliens more than that dick in the suit. I mean why the fuck would i want to like the guy in the suit, do you not think about what he smells like. Trapped in that suit for most of his life i bet he smells like the shit under your toe nail.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Nice.

    by Reelheed

    Looked fun to make but pointless teasering. Those who are going to buy Halo3 are going to buy Halo3, those that aren't have a PS3.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Meh

    by StrokerX

    Black Hawk Down...with needlers.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    that was really bad...

    by tile_mcgillus

    on pretty much every level. I am assuming it is so early that the later version will actually be interesting.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Good call, Sammy

    by mefrog

    I concede. But I still enjoy what I saw.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    AND whoever said the theme would...

    by StrokerX

    be wierd with this....I agree. Not a fan of the Docu-style.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    It looked pretty damn good

    by skimn

    for what I'm sure was made on the cheap, but am I the only one getting a little tired of the shaky-cam docu style? As someone said about Greengrass, "Would someone hand that man a Steadicam?"

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    This decade's Aliens??

    by brock landers baby

    Could this be this decade's Aliens? I do hope so,I've missed James Cameron's big guns,big bangs and very big balls.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    QUINT! QUESTION! DO YOU...

    by brokenheadstuff

    Know of any celebrities, or any one in the 'nerd' industry (movies, tv, comics, what ev) that Play Halo? not asking for specific gamertags or anything, I would just love to know that is possible that the dude i drove off a cliff into the ocean Could've been Bendis, Sam Jackson, or the Dude who writes that awesome 'codemonkeys' show.. or Gary Busey.. I would love to drive Gary Busey off of a cliff, while assuring him I am only trying to race to get the rockets first.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Could be good if...

    by chi3fhog

    there are no console-kiddies dropping n-bombs and talking about your mother. I guess then the movie would be unrealistic.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    brokenheadstuff

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'll bet Trent Reznor plays Halo. He's known to be a fan of FPS games. I know he's not exactly Hollywood or anything...

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    AICN Journos: Please report on the budget

    by sevadro

    I want to know if this guy is sponsered by Msoft/Bungie/WETA and working with buckets of cash or if he's putting these things together on his own and on the cheap. Thanks.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Rev_skarekroeorwhatever

    by brokenheadstuff

    DUDE no thats even better.. I forgot to mention music when listing the nerd food chain, mybadyalls. Anyone else that you've heard of?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Fucking Awesome

    by JaggedSac

    That shit was fucking incredible. Hurry up and fund this movie already. Microsoft is already dropping hints that they are stull wanting to make this film. They announced they plan on making at least $155 the first day of release on Halo 3, saying something about beating Spiderman 3's first weekend box office. Laying down the hint that they think a Halo movie would make bank. And if it was anything like that short I imagine it would. Halo 2 made $125 the first day.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Gears of War > Halo

    by Magic Rat

    'nuff said.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Halo is overrated, if it wasn't for the multiplayer...

    by Shermdawg

    ...it wouldn't have received the praise that it has. Hell, Dan Hsu over at 1up even told us in his blog that his "10" for the last game was mainly for the multiplayer aspects, and I'm sure he wasn't the only one that scored that way. <br><br> If the Halo flick gets off the groun, yes, Microsoft fanbos will eat it up, and it may do well with th general public, but the source material does not, will not, and CAN NOT hold a candle to ALIENS. I don't even think it can stack up against Staship Troopers (I'm serious). <br><br> Halo is the equivalent of Heroes when it comes to videogames. It's a mishmash of other properties, with barely anything original to warrant a film. Also, they'll have to drastically alter the Master Chief character to appeal to a broader audience if the film does get greenlit. At least with Iron Man, you got Tony Stark to fall back on. Here? Zzzz<br><br> As much as I love Blokamp's work, I really hope he debuts with a original property, he's too good for this crap.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Why where they playing daft punk live at the end of pic

    by gride9000

    the halo guys stole their outfits, that's why..

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Lacks depth

    by BenjaminElial

    Blomkamp has well and proven that he can show battle for the disorienting mess that it is but I feel like he's utterly missing the characters here. I know the Marines are mainly fodder but even in the games they had character and I cared if they died. So far I've seen a handful of battles where I never know what the fuck is going on nor who is doing it. If he can pull off making the Marines into characters, Master Chief into the muthafuckin' Master Chief and the battle scenes at least moderately coherent (and less likely to make me puke all over the theater), I'd love to see a HALO movie from him.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Brokenhead

    by skimn

    Do the hosts at G4 count?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    And anyone that compares first day sales to...

    by Shermdawg

    ...a flicks box office, is nuts. Straight up.<br><br> Comparing a $60-70 game with a $7-10 movie ticket isn't even fair. And then when you factor in illegal downloading of the movie industry, it's downright ridiculous.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    shermdogs opinion..

    by brokenheadstuff

    ..on this subject < a cheese sandwich.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Skimn -

    by brokenheadstuff

    FO SHO

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Resilient

    by i kick tits

    These guys don't give up when someone tells them No. It's almost touching.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Magic Rat < an actual rat

    by brokenheadstuff

    eating a cheese sandwich.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    brokenheadstuff

    by Shermdawg

    Who's this "shermdog" you speak of?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    holy shit

    by AllieJamison

    jesse james trailer online. wanna see this film now now now.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Video game movies

    by skimn

    When the game that sucked the life out of many a player, and revolutionized gameplay..Doom..with a great plot.. Scientists open a portal to Hell, how could that go wrong..? Sadly as every game adaptation has, it did. Once again, has there ever been a video game based movie that didn't suck?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    AllieJamison

    by Shermdawg

    They made a Monster Garage movie??? "holy shit" is right!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I hear they played this in theatres....

    by StrokerX

    before superbad...atleast my friend in boston says so.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSdai-Dtus

    by MechaGisle

    Halo a film by Ken Loach. What if the game took this direction? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSdai-Dtus

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    skimn, if you count The Last Starfighter...

    by Shermdawg

    ...then there's one. Other than that...

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    most overrated franchise ever

    by Judge Briggs

    really is

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Most Overrated?

    by JaggedSac

    Nah, Star Wars is.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    shermdog>shermdawg

    by brokenheadstuff

    Its how i choose to spell your name. maybe next time i throw in a few silent F, T, and H's

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    shermdog>shermdawg

    by brokenheadstuff

    Its how i choose to spell your name. maybe next time i throw in a few silent F, T, and H's

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    unintentional double-post

    by brokenheadstuff

    my oops.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Anyway

    by JaggedSac

    Well I guess you can be overrated when you, even 3 years after release, have 564,502 games played over XBox Live within the last 24 hours. I guess some people like to stick with games just because they are overrated.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Are you aware doubleposting is grounds for banishment?

    by Shermdawg

    That and comparing people to cheese sammiches.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    DOOM

    by brokenheadstuff

    had potential.. and they FUBAR'ed it. BAD. I would rather have watched someone play doom3, than to watch that crappy sci-fi channel original of "Mutants on planet Notmars"

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    JaggedSac, Xbox Live??? That's multiplayer.

    by Shermdawg

    Not story content.<br><br> Running around shootin' people doesn't warrant a ginormous f'n movie production.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Schtermfdahwg

    by brokenheadstuff

    But, i APOLOGIZED for double posting, so its as if it never happened. Like when i grabbed my girlfriends sisters ass. and i couldn't think of anything more harmless, less threatening, less interesting, than a cheese sandwich. I was going to say Penutbutter and jelly sandwich, but some of you sick fucks out there actually like that sloppy goo sheyat.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by JaggedSac

    I was merely addressing the statement that it is overrated. I say if a shitty cartoon like Transformers can make bank at the BO then fucking Halo can sure as hell do better.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Awesome, this project deserves to be resurrected

    by KillaKane

    Blomkamp's got an amazing eye. Hope the success of Halo 3 get's this kickstarted again.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Running around shootin' people doesn't

    by brokenheadstuff

    warrent a ginormous f'n movie production. ... have you seen what kind of stuffs comes out at the theatres in the last 30 years?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    QUINT DAMN YOU

    by brokenheadstuff

    I NEED INTEL, STAT. oh baby, i'm sorry i yelled at you honey. i didn't mean it... i just get excited some times.. maybe next week we can go for that long drive on the coast like you've been asking for.. but first GIVE ME SOME FUCKING NAMES i'm sorry i did it again, you know i love you

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Transformers was original.

    by Shermdawg

    And next to X-men, it had the greatest potential to launch a Star Trek (if not Star Wars) sized mega-franchise. But both blew it. Big time.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Come on, Hollywood! When's this flick gonna get made?!

    by JDanielP

    It can't get here soon enough. And I'm STILL waiting for a flick that's worthy of sitting next to James Cameron's "ALIENS" on the dvd shelf.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I said it doesn't warrant it.

    by Shermdawg

    I didn't say that it doesn't happen.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Sherm

    by skimn

    ..sorry, guess I should've stated movie based on a video game. But, you're right, The Last Starfighter was a fun 80's movie. I watched it many a time for the cool "computer animation" effects.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    "Apart from the gameplay, I pretty much hate halo"

    by Novaman5000

    Uh... isn't gameplay... like... 80% of a game? If you like Halo's gameplay, you like 80% of Halo.<p> This looks sweet... imagine what the real film could look like.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    shermdingo

    by brokenheadstuff

    TOTALLY agree with you on X-MEN. it could've been the next james bond franchise lasting decades, fathers and sons arguing over which actor played Cable the best. for shame.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    More boring generic crap

    by FlandersBum

    Wow, how exciting. Another boring generic first person shooter with the player as a generic space marine fighting generic monsters with generic futuristic weapons in a generic future setting. How generic. Give me BioShock any day over this overrated fluff.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    That dull and droll game is being made into a movie?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Will it be the exact opposite of the game? Will it be... droll and dull?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to get my hands on Bioshock

    by skimn

    the game is suppose to rock.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Rad Mobile??

    by KarmicRelief

    Did he say "Rad Mobile moving west"??? I loved that damn game...vrroooom!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Ugh!

    by Saltoner

    Looks horrible! Looks like modern day but with goofy uniforms? This is HALO, it's SCIENCE FICTION, not Iraq. Stinker.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Ugh.. that's horrid

    by DJJester

    I know Halo's huge, I'm not really a fan but think a movie would be great. This though looks like crap. I HATE all this flash the camera as fast as you can so people can never actually see the damn characters.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Halo = Overrated generic FPS where everything has

    by pelos_locos

    been done before on other FPSs. The only reason it was such a hit is because Halo was the best FPS on the xbox (because there wasn't anything better) and introduced online play to console gamers.<p> Anyways, I would rather see a Half-Life movie than a halo movie. I found it more interesting to have a scientist trying to survive the consequences of his own experiments than a super soldier fighting aliens. It has been done before.<p> Half-Life > Halo, for ever to infinity + 1

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Looks like a war movie...

    by ZeroCorpse

    How is this any different from any other "soldiers versus Aliens" movie? I mean, didn't we see this in ALIENS and half a dozen of the other imitators? This looked like a Clancy book but with aliens.<p> I just don't get the mass appeal of Halo. It's a good FPS, but it's not like the "story" is anything special. It's certainly not very deep.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I want to see HALO

    by samsquanch

    The actual world. big swooping surface flying up over their heads. And aliens. And giant alien buildings. Less Iraq, more Ringworld. Other than that, I am pleased it's not for the kiddies.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by Avert Therapy

    Someone give that the man the film and stop whining about it, considering it was a promo bit it looked amazing.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Was that an outtake from Kurt Russell's "Soldier"???

    by cloudhidden1

    It's extremely sad that short clip caused so many of you to cream your panties because it looked so incredibly generic. Are you sure it wasn't an outtake from Kurt Russell's "Soldier"????

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I see that shit every other week

    by Fatboy Roberts

    When Battlestar Galactica is airing. Nothing in that clip looked like anything that isn't a weekly occurence on Battlestar. Nothing groundbreaking or awe-inspiring or visually surprising. It looked like something Felix Alcala or Michael Rymer or Sergio Mimica-Gezzan did on a TV show schedule with Zoic handling the effects. Not to denigrate what they do, but to show that Blomkamp is about 3 or 4 years behind schedule if those visuals are supposed to wow anyone not already familiar with the best sci-fi currently in front of anyone's eyeballs.</br> </br> Look--if the game makes 150 million dollars of profit in ONE DAY then what the fuck do you even NEED a movie for? The game works as a game and is successful enough as a game and rewarding enough as a game that the "legitimization" of it being made into a movie seems like masturbation, to me. It doesn't need to be a movie. It works as a game. It works better as a game than most movies do as movies. The leap is utterly unneccessary and not worth the cost to bring it to the screen.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hey now cloudhidden1

    by joet88

    Soldier was badass. Don't mess with Russell. "I'm going to kill them all." Yeah! And samsquanch, yeah man, the best part of Halo was the environment. The idea of looking off into the distance to see the planet curve upward was pretty awesome. They could do a lot with that in a movie, if they're smart enough.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    the voices were kind of off

    by Russman

    They need to recast the voice actors.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    "...a good idea of what we're in for..." Huh?

    by CopOnTheEdge

    Aren't Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson off the project due to differences with Microsoft? So, although really cool, this is NOT what the film will look like because it will be in the hands of another director. Unless I missed something in the trades...

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Quint

    by BadMrWonka

    I read that sentence:<p>As a Halo nerd and a movie nerd I have to say I've found these little glimpses as to what Neill Blomkamp's movie version would [...] look like. <p>I was thinking, "He forgot the ending!!" but I think you meant that you found these shorts to be little glimpses into his movie version. I read it as you fond these little glimpses to be...to be...??<p>like if someone is eating raspberries, and they say, "I find these raspberries..." everyone will be waiting for them to finish the sentence. but then they say, "No, I mean, I find these to be raspberries, that's what they are."<p>so my question is, was it just awkward wording? or did you forget to finish the sentence?<p>indulge me here, I'm a former writing teacher and these interesting little morsels tickle me. I don't read comic books, never played Halo. I'm a writing nerd.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    couldn't see much

    by FILMFUNK

    coz it looked like it was captured on someones cellphone but it looked like a Halo live action war going on! what was the thing with UN on it though? and it needs a score and a decent plot before I start ejaculating over needle spikes i cant even see!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    HALO = $$$

    by bigbaldpapa

    1 million HALO 3 pre-orders can't be wrong.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    FlandersBum

    by Ray Gamma

    Great to see the 'Bioshock' PR machine isn't wasting advert opportunities on this forum.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like they took a page from BSG

    by Razorback

    I am sure Halo fangirls will hate something like this, but it should be realistic and intense, not bunny hopping stupid, like 90% of Halo players.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Bioshock is the FPS I have

    by lionbiu

    Bioshock is the FPS I have been waiting for....can't stop playing it ever since I got it early 2 days ago. Halo is entertaining and has a amazing online multiplayer environment, but the plot is generic. Everyone has seen it before and this few minutes clip does nothing for me....just looks plain.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "Leaked" my hairy ass!!

    by godoffireinhell

    It's VIRAL MARKETING you motherfuckers. And you fell for it.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Oh it looks brilliant

    by Gozu

    No wonder Fox isn't going forward with it! Maybe they'll replace Blomkamp with Len Wiseman...or a ficus.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Amazing.

    by MrTrilby

    I'm really looking forward to this movie made out of a computer game. They're ALWAYS brilliant.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Pretty rad...

    by GimmieMyBackpackBack

    Looks very unfinished (no music!) But still looks f'in awesome. Gotta love that gritty, shaky direction! Looks more like Children of Men than Halo- and that's the way it should be. The Halo movie should be an ass-kicker of a war movie, but should NOT retread or resemble the videogame!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    So rough, it sucked balls

    by Sappers Forward

    That blew. Really, it looked like some high school kids made it as a class project or something. The dialogue was lame too.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Who the hell are you people?

    by Hyphin

    ...what the goshdarned heck is going on here...do you guys even KNOW Halo plot? I mean, honestly, if you did, there would be, HONESTLY once again, NOBODY on this talkback saying that Halo doesn't have a 'deep story'.<p>I...I seriously don't know where to begin. The Covenant?! A coalition of alien races with a single religion that involves the destruction of entire words with 'halo'-shaped spacecraft? The Spartans. A group of cyborg soldiers that are, correct me if I'm wrong, 10 feet tall? And then there is the icing on the cake...the Elite. Fricken' honor driven warriors that are the protectors and chief Guard of the Prophets. And now, they are on the HUMAN's side...<p>Then you can go on the Halo 3's story. The Covenant have found something buried under the Earth's surface. Something that, unless you haven't seen the trailers and live under a rock, you know is Covenant in origin.<p>Now, please God, don't go off onto a tangent during which I hear much swearing and 'ITS JUST A COMPILATION OF A BUNCH OF IDEAS DONE ELSEWHERE'...first of all...I would love you ANYONE to give me details into that line of thought. Sure, it's cheesed at parts. It's got bits borrowed from Aliens, namely the marines.<p>But, hell, don't try to tell me the story doesn't go anywhere interesting. If you liked the story for Aliens, then you'd be insane if you didn't like this one. I like it better.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Red vs Blue is the real Halo movie

    by paulrichard

    That stuff's funny.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Holy shit!

    by calnorso

    They need to make this right now! I love the realness of it

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    What's With Pretending Its Bootleg?

    by skoobyx

    Looks like a Dateline hidden camera segment but on purpose.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    The best bit

    by Allfather Starr

    Was when the numbers were upside down and counting upwards. Radical.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Looks like a commercial for Sega CD

    by Doc_Strange

    Whatever......

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Looks just like his short films...

    by Anti-fanboy

    Love the sense of realism. This is just a low-budget draft -- the real thing would be fucking awesome.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Halo 4: Shakycam

    by Sledge Hammer

    Well that was...underwhelming.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Who directed this crap trailer?

    by Cinemajerk

    A high school kid with a video camera? Sorry...it captured none of the atmosphere of the game. Blah.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Yeah Doc Strange...

    by skoobyx

    It looks like 'Night Trap' or something. Maybe they clean it up in post...???

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    I know what you mean cinemajerk...

    by slappy jones

    ...and thats the finished version too!!!seriously . That is exactly as it is going to look when it is released......playing on a moniter, shot through a handycam with the universal leader and everything. so its good that you are able to judge it so clearly considering thats the final release print. you fucking knob.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I just don't get Halo...

    by 11dayempire

    I mean, it's a fun game for multplayer, but the story won't translate to a satisfying cinema experience. As with Doom, the lead character's intentionally written as a blank slate in the game to allow you to project your own personality onto him. As with Doom, it borrows the military aesthetic of Aliens. As with Doom, it'll fail as a film, because the military aesthetic of Aliens wasn't what made that film good; it was the underlying theme of motherhood. Without a decent underlying theme, your film *will* suck. Just give Blomkamp a decent budget and set him loose on his own project...

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    make the halo movie

    by jimjom

    make the halo movie hollywood cock suckers. these assholes are scared to spend the goddanm money on it .

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I agree, Gears of War FTW

    by DigitalDong

    2 minutes in that game is more intense then that "leaked" Halo video. And after thinking about it, that Master Chef outfit looks really goofy in real life. And I do believe there has never been a piece of fiction, until Halo came along, with an Alien race that destroys planets *sarcasm*

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    the real one on line!!!

    by mellon1010

    Check out the real clip combat part one they just released http://halo3.msn.com/videos.aspx