‘Halo’ Video Game Franchise to Become Live Action Series

According to a report at Variety, legendary director Steven Spielberg, in conjunction with Microsoft and gamemaker 343 Studios, will produce a live action series of the blockbuster video game Halo (BOLD) exclusively for Xbox Live.

As many know, ‘Halo’ is the multi-billion dollar science fiction video game franchise that was created by Bungie and now managed by 343 Industries and owned by Microsoft Studios, centering on an interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant. The Covenant are led by their religious leaders, The Prophets, and worship an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners, who perished in combat with the parasitic Flood. Many of the games center on the experiences of Master Chief John-117, a cybernetically enhanced human super-soldier, and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion, Cortana. The term “Halo” refers to the Halo rings: large, habitable structures that were created by the Forerunners to destroy the Flood.

‘Halo’ has “already been adapted into a live action series before” called ‘Halo Forward Until Dawn’ “which was a web series that began on Machinima” that was “timed with the launch of last year’s” release of Halo 4; but this version will by Microsoft’s attempt to move into the territory of producing original content much like what Netflix and Amazon are currently doing.