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Guillermo Del Toro might be directing HALO


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This 'Devil' & 'Hell' Director has just earned his HALO!

Hey folks, Harry here... The news hit IESB early in the pre-dawn hours of today, but it's news I've been waiting on for over a month now to break. I suppose if Peter Jackson is publicly talking about it, it's fine. Last I heard, Guillermo Del Toro was leaving about 2 weeks ago to meet with Peter in Wellington to talk about HALO. Universal and Peter Jackson have been courting Del Toro for over two months now. As of now, I haven't heard if Guillermo is officially signed yet, but he's probably pretty darn close. There were two stumbling blocks that could possibly dislodge the deal. #1 - Guillermo had to like PETER JACKSON - whom he hadn't really met yet. I told Guillermo that he'd end up marrying Peter Jackson, as the only people that seem to dislike Peter are idiot Talkbackers that hate all rotund people. Even if Peter is no longer of that "caste" system. And #2 - Had to do with HELLBOY 2. Guillermo loves HELLBOY, like you love your porn. There had been a third stumbling block - they wanted to have Guillermo start shooting in like March, but Guillermo wants to be available to support the release of his latest gothic fairy tale. They moved the start date back to June to accomadate him. SO - I would say - the only thing that could stop HALO from happening under his direction - would be HELLBOY 2. Personally, I really hope this happens. Why? #1 - Guillermo hooking up with Weta and Peter Jackson is a very very good thing, and could be the start of a relationship that could eventually pay Lovecraft dividends with IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS that must must must be made with WETA! So for now, consider this a confirmed rumor that Guillermo is at the very least in serious talks, that are very very close to being finalized. I guess I should find out what HALO is.

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Per SciFi.com: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?category=0&id=33624

Del Toro Halo Rumor Confirmed

Empire Online has confirmed rumors that Peter Jackson has approached Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro to helm the eagerly awaited adaptation of the best-selling video game Halo.

But del Toro, who's in Madrid finishing up the Spanish-language fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth, may have a conflict: He told the site that he is also considering directing Hellboy 2, the sequel to his 2004 hit.

"It's going really good," del Toro told the site about the sequel, for which he has completed a script. "It's about the fairy world and the mythical creatures all rebelling against humanity and saying it's the end of mankind and it's the season for the sons of the Earth. And basically Hellboy has to try to repress or suppress that rebellion."

Hellboy star Ron Perlman is coming back, as are the rest of the original cast, including Selma Blair, Doug Jones, David Hyde-Pierce and Rupert Evans, the site reported. Mike Mignola, who created the Hellboy comic series on which the films are based, is also on board. "He should be reading the screenplay right now," del Toro told the site.

As for Halo, based on the Microsoft alien-invasion game? "Well, Halo is very much an interesting project, because it's so full of monsters," del Toro said. "It's a big temptation. I'm in talks with them [universal Pictures and Bungie Films] and Peter, but it's not true that it's on and Hellboy's off. Hellboy's on. If everything goes as planned, Hellboy will go." Universal is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.

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I must confess that I haven't seen Hellboy so I don't know it this is good or bad or what. However, being the HALO addict I am, would like to see something that really does the game justice as well as be better than DOOM, ( which I haven't seen either).

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OMFG del toro is doing the mountain of madness!!!!! I hope he makes it really dark evil and depressing. :D

I have a Cthulu fish on my car. My cthulu fish beats your jesus fish and darwin fish hands down. :P

I'm sorry but I still can't get over bad taste and meet the feebles by peter jackson... I want that director to come back-- No more epic movies bs peter! Make your movies funny and grotesque again! I hope he has some fun with halo.

Edit: The guy that wrote 28 days later is doing the screenplay for this movie... Sounds like they really are going all out on this one.b

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OMFG del toro is doing the mountain of madness!!!!! I hope he makes it really dark evil and depressing. :D

I have a Cthulu fish on my car. My cthulu fish beats your jesus fish and darwin fish hands down. :P

I'm sorry but I still can't get over bad taste and meet the feebles by peter jackson... I want that director to come back-- No more epic movies bs peter! Make your movies funny and grotesque again! I hope he has some fun with halo.

Edit: The guy that wrote 28 days later is doing the screenplay for this movie... Sounds like they really are going all out on this one.b

I hated 28 days later (and I am a horror movie addict)..... I actually almost fell asleep during that movie - a first for me... :doh:

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I hated 28 days later (and I am a horror movie addict)..... I actually almost fell asleep during that movie - a first for me... :doh:

You probably expected too much from it.

Hype will kill a movie extremely fast.

28 days later.... is a great movie, that was very successful.

In fact, it brought the zombie movies back from the dead. ;)

Look at all the zombies movies out now.

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