Rumor of the Day: Spielberg-backed Halo movie coming in 2012

After years of misfires, cancelations and missed opportunities, rumor has it that the adventures of the Covenant-crushing Master Chief are back on track to hit theaters, and sooner rather than later.

According to a French Halo fan-site, a press kit for an upcoming Halo novel dropped the following nugget:

A film adaptation is set in 2012. It will be conducted jointly by two heavyweights of American cinema: Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks.

For a movie this big and this important to get made and released by the end of next year is unlikely. Possible, but unlikely. And while there's no mention of who's writing or directing, it's probably fair to say that Neil Blomkamp and Peter Jackson have moved on. Which is too bad, as their coulda-shoulda-woulda take on the material is still pretty grand:

(via DVICE)

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