Ridley Scott is a cinematic genius. If you went to his IMDB page, you would be absolutely blown away with everything he has been involved with. Ridley Scott is probably most well-known for movies like Alien, Blade Runner and Prometheus. Despite everything he has had a hand in, that world is solely attributed to and known as belonging to him. If you’re aware of Halo or are a big gamer and have played the Halo games, I would be willing to bet that you would vote unanimously along with your Halo-gaming brethren, that if Halo is going to be made into a movie, it’s in damn good hands with Ridley Scott behind it.
So as geeky as I am, I’m not actually a huge gamer. I will, on occasion, sit down and play with some friends from time to time, but I haven’t logged months and months of my life on gaming consoles. Regardless, I still keep my finger on the pulse of the gaming world because they’re awesome. Ridley Scott just makes Halo 5 a whole lot more awesome than most games.
We’ve been following the Ridley Scott/Halo development for a few months now. We first got wind of it back in July…
It was a confusing situation because there were reports this Ridley Scott, live-action Halo project would be a web-series. Then there were other reports that this would be made into a feature film. In the end it appears that both reports are correct. The Halo-familiar will most likely be aware of the similar campaign leading up to the release of the Halo 4 game. There was a live-action web-series made to introduce the game, then was later compiled into a full-length, 90-minute film and released in its entirety. I actually watched it on Netflix a little over a year ago and didn’t even realize what I was watching. Here it is for you.
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn
So there you have it. If you’re into Ridley Scott but not so aware of Halo, all you should need to see is the trailer and know that this web-series/film has his Alien/Prometheus touch all over it. Halo might as well have been made to one day belong to Ridley Scott because there’s no getting around it… they meet directly in the middle and fit perfectly. Hit up the comments and lets hear what your thoughts and expectations are. I’ll see you down there.
By: Eli Rebich