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Halo Movie Gets A Director
8:45 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Having made the leap to movies, Bungie's Halo franchise created a stir with the announcement of Peter Jackson as one of the project's producers. Now the picture has a director as well. Neill Blomkamp, making his feature film debut, will be helming Halo's conversion to the big screen.

A native of South Africa, Blomkamp directed the acclaimed 2005 short film, Alive in Joburg, that depicted a future in which extraterrestrials have become refugees. Last year, Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology. In 2004, Blomkamp was recognized as "One of the Top Five Directors to Watch" at the First Boards Awards and was a featured artist at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He has also been nominated for an Emmy award for his work on an episode of James Cameron's Dark Angel.

"As a gaming fan, I'm excited to bring Halo's premise, action and settings to the screen with all the specificity and reality today's technology can provide," said Jackson. "Fran and I are intrigued by the unique challenges this project offers, and we're delighted to be working again with our friends at Universal, and with our new ones at Fox and Microsoft. With Neill on board, I'm even more excited by the potential of this project."

Halo is scheduled to blast its way onto movie screens in the Summer of 2008.

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