Microsoft Hawking Halo Script for $10M

When you have one of the largest game franchises in history what would stop you from making a movie? Well it appears nothing will stop Microsoft from trying to get a Halo movie made.

According to the film-industry trade, the costumed couriers presented each studio with a script for a movie adaptation of Halo. The script was penned by screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, The Beach), who was reportedly paid $1 million for his services.

Citing “numerous studio people,” Variety reported that Microsoft wanted a minimum $10 million advance against 15 percent of the film’s gross (meaning the company would keep whatever amount was higher). Unconfirmed rumors also said Microsoft was demanding a $75 million “below the line” budget, meaning the studio would have to invest that much money before hiring any actors or a director, typically some of the biggest production costs.

Let’s look at all the great movies that came from game franchises: Super Mario Bros., Resident Evil (not that bad), Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Doesn’t the thought of those movies just make you want to see Halo the Movie now?

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