Would-Be Halo Director Now "Probably Wouldn't Do" Halo Film

In 2006, it was announced that a then 26-year-old South African filmmaker named Neill Blomkamp would be directing a feature film version of Halo produced by Peter Jackson.

Blomkamp provided a taste of the Halo cinematic experience. But the film fell through, and Blomkamp busied himself with other projects, namely his upcoming feature film debut, District 9.

Now that District 9 has some serious buzz around it, would Blomkamp be interested in returning to the Halo universe? Well?

The answer is, I probably wouldn't do Halo if it was offered to me. But creatively, I would like to do it. It's kind of like I'd be sad to not work on it, but I would still say no... I worked on it for five months... I put a lot of sort of sweat and blood into Halo. Creatively, it's very compelling. I love it. But, when you work that long on something and you have it bottom out and collapse... I mean, I got District 9 out of it, I think I'm probbaly better off because it's more of a personal film. But yeah, I love the world of Halo. I don't think I would go back there.

That's a shame.

Confirmed: Director Neill Blomkamp Would Probably Not Do a Halo Film, Even If Offered One [Slash Film]