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.

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