The Steven Spielberg produced Halo TV series that will be premiering on Xbox Live sometime in the relatively near future may have found it’s director. Neill Blomkamp, who was originally set to direct a Halo movie, is reportedly attached to direct the pilot episode of the show.
The report came via Latino Review, though this is very preliminary and no official announcement has been made by any of the associated parties. Blomkamp seems to be a fitting choice after his work on the acclaimed District 9, which was produced by Peter Jackson, as well as 2013’s Elysium.
However, Blomkamp is both a confusing and a logical choice at the same time. On one hand, Blomkamp was working on adapting the popular video game franchise but eventually had to abandon the project in favor of what would eventually become District 9. So in that way, it makes total sense that he would be attached to the project. But he has openly stated that he would likely not work on the project if it were offered to him.
“I probably wouldn’t do Halo if it was offered to me. But creatively, I would like to do it. It’s kind of like I’d be sad to not work on it, but I would still say no,” Blomkamp said.
Though, this was said back in 2009, and a lot has happened since. For instance, having Spielberg attached to produce and having Microsoft being in control of the project may have swayed him to come back. For now, these are barely more than rumors, but it seams plausible because it is just a pilot and he has worked with the material before.