Jackson Wins Halo Franchise
Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson is turning his favourite video game HALO into a feature-length film.
The Lord Of The Rings movie-maker grew addicted to Halo while shooting his latest film KING KONG - so he jumped at the chance to snap up the movie rights and take it to the big screen.
Jackson will produce the sci-fi film in his native New Zealand. A cast has yet to be announced and it's unknown if he will direct as well.
The game has sold over five million copies around the world and charts the adventures of futuristic super-soldier MASTER CHIEF in his quest to save mankind from aliens.
Bungie, the Microsoft-owned business which developed Halo, says, "We're delighted to have someone who's as committed to the Halo universe as Peter Jackson was to Tolkien's Middle-Earth".