Our Rob Keyes’ dreams of a Halo movie have been on the verge of coming true for years now, without anything ever managing to make it beyond the development stage. All that could be about to change, though: the hugely popular video game franchise is getting adapted into a TV series, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, and a recent rumor claimed that Ridley Scott is set to produce a Halo digital feature film.
TheWrap has confirmed that the Halo film is in development, with Scott producing and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Falling Skies) set to direct. The film is being co-produced by three studios: 343 Industries, Xbox Entertainment Studios and Scott Free Productions. There isn’t a script yet but apparently Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring is the top pick for screenwriter.
Amazon Game Studios has hired two high-profile game designers in Kim Swift and Clint Hocking, evidence that Amazon is taking its gaming ambitions seriously.
Swift is best known for her work on Portal but also served as creative director at Airtight Games where she helped create titles like Quantum Conundrum and Soul Fjord. Hocking’s resume, meanwhile, includes stints at LucasArts, Ubisoft and Valve. Some of his bigger projects include Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Far Cry 2.
The hires, both in the Seattle area, were first spotted on LinkedIn by Kotaku.
Telltale Games has confirmed plans to release a number of its popular episodic series on Amazon Fire TV.
Telltale PR director Job Stauffer said on Twitter that The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and the upcoming Game of Thrones will all be available on the new system, although he made no mention of Tales from the Borderlands.