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Sources deny Spielberg Halo movie in 2012

Film adaptations of video games are generally as widely pannes as video game adaptations of films. But, despite history speaking for itself, gamers still froth at the mouth when anyone suggests bringing their favourite franchise to the big screen.

Today's illustration: Halo.

Halo 3

Halo 3 - to film, or not to film?

A French fan site posted "concrete" news that not only is a Halo-based movie on the way, it's also set to be created by two Hollywood heavyweights - Steve Spielberg and Dreamworks Pictures.

The information was apparently included in the press kit for Greg Bear's new Halo novel, Halo: Cryptum. The story is the first instalment in the Forerunner saga.

We've been hearing rumours about the film for years, and with New York's Comic-Con just a week away, it seemed like the time was right for a big announcement.

...but, alas. Something was lost in translation, with informed that the information they'd been provided was in fact an "error", on the part of the person who wrote the paper. It seems that the person at the keyboard missed out a crucial part of the sentence - instead of reading (translated) "A cinematic adaptation is scheduled for 2012", it was supposed to say "A cinematic adaptation is not scheduled at this time." A simple error, wouldn't you say?

(Incidentally, the standard Google French-English translation of the story also neglects to include the negation, seeming to confirm that an adaptation "is currently scheduled" - which further adds to the confusion.)

Make up your own mind, but - perhaps - start practising your surprised face for when Microsoft finally does take the wraps off of the fabled Halo cinematic experience.

This story was featured in Episode 34, Season 2 of GamePron News:

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