Peter Jackson Discusses "Halo" World, Script Progress, MPAA Rating, and Director

by | September 15, 2006 | Comments

In an interview with AICN about the film adaptation of the popular video game "Halo," Peter Jackson, as executive producer, discusses why he chose first-time features director Neill Blomkamp, creating the "Halo" world, the progress of the script so far, and the MPAA rating.

In regards to the director, Jackson and his creative crew had a few requirements: that person had to be an "absolute" "Halo" fan, bring a "unique vision" to the project, and "excite" them with his/her version of Halo. Neill Blomkamp obviously met all of those requirements.

Blomkamp has been working fulltime with Jackson’s effects house WETA for the last two months to design and built the Halo world. Jackson reveals there’ll be the Covenant, Warthogs, Ghosts (ships), Scorpions (tanks), and the Pillar of Autumn. What Jackson has seen so far is "fantastic," and it gets him "excited" about the film.

Regarding the script, they’re on the third draft. As far as Jackson’s concerned, "it should take as long as it needs to take until it’s a good script."

Because of the huge budget of the film, Jackson and his team are shooting for a PG-13 rating, but he’ll ask the studio to consider an R version for the DVD release to please the hardcore fans.

Click here for the full interview by Quint at AICN.

Tag Cloud

Premiere Dates Red Carpet FX WGN Polls and Games Election sports Comedy Central Trailer Showtime Marvel dramedy social media cops Cartoon Network Opinion Action zombie technology Pirates Nominations crime thriller harry potter Sundance CMT cooking Marathons Music RT History war Bravo Character Guide Countdown politics El Rey APB Exclusive Video Ghostbusters Calendar Fox News TLC The CW Universal PBS PaleyFest 007 science fiction Interview 24 frames Food Network TIFF Nickelodeon Fall TV Pop police drama Mystery Star Wars Teen CNN Adult Swim Thanksgiving VH1 Musicals Horror aliens ITV 2017 comiccon TNT Year in Review period drama SDCC Animation Valentine's Day vampires NBC TCA 2017 TCA Winners Martial Arts Super Bowl singing competition discovery Best and Worst psycho Esquire Cosplay TV Land Sci-Fi Trivia President crime drama USA DirecTV Drama Oscars Summer Disney supernatural CBS All Access Holidays BET Rom-Com GoT Toys Tumblr Rock Mary Tyler Moore Crackle Infographic diversity E! BBC America GLAAD Schedule BBC Hulu ABC Family DC Comics OWN Superheroes Netflix thriller CBS biography Video Games based on movie MSNBC Starz Syfy Freeform sitcom cinemax TCM Extras Winter TV NYCC Awards LGBTQ Certified Fresh Dark Horse Comics Comedy Fantasy boxoffice The Arrangement Rocky Reality Competition Biopics FOX serial killer Sneak Peek crime Grammys ABC Podcast Lionsgate IFC 2015 Logo Set visit VICE A&E Lifetime TV FXX adventure Comic Book American Society of Cinematographers TBS X-Men travel Kids & Family History Tomatazos docudrama Watching Series Spring TV MTV Country Box Office Emmys TruTV First Look Writers Guild of America Star Trek Photos Masterpiece Amazon SundanceTV HBO ESPN Disney Channel AMC Nat Geo GIFs Reality 2016