Spielberg to produce Halo movie?

He is "blown away" by script, says report.

Steven Spielberg is in negotiations to develop a Halo movie, according to a report by IESB.

The report (as spotted by Kokugamer) states: "IESB has learned exclusively (believe me this is solid and I’ve confirmed it three times over with studio executives and our close ties to CAA) that one of the biggest producers in Hollywood history is currently in active negotiations to develop the feature film adaptation."

Jerry Bruckheimer? Peter Jackson? Uwe Boll? No: "It’s the man behind Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones and Transformers, Mr Steven Spielberg."

Apparently, "Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie’s take on the game in his script entitled Halo The Fall of Reach. This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independent studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it’s the perfect combination."

Could be just a rumour of course, but it'd be nice to see the Halo movie project resurrected after Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp put the kaibosh on it last month. But who will play Master Chief? We vote Van Damme. Or Ben Fogle.

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