At last it can be told: Fan fiction is the way to become a rich and famous writer.
Especially if you’re already a rich but not so famous writer:
by Patrick Frye
The Halo TV series plot was apparently conceived as part of a Halo movie fan fiction script, according to the writer, whose ideas were picked up by famous director Steven Spielberg.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the US Army is working on a new helmet design that looks almost exactly like the Halo helmet used by ODST troopers, although it also resembles the Master Chief in some ways.
At E3 2014, Microsoft may announce the Halo 5 release date, a Halo movie series, and aHalo TV series all at the same time, according to rumors. Now the Halo movie and the HaloTV series are actually two separate projects. The live-action TV series, directed by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, is expected to be launched or at least announced in the summer of 2014 alongside other Xbox originals, exclusive to the Xbox One.
The Halo movie by 343 Industries / Scott Free Productions is being produced by Ridley Scott and is expected to be similar to Forward Unto Dawn and be split up into multiple sequels. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan of Battlestar Galactica and Heroes fame will direct. The first Halo movie is expected to be released in 2014.
Stuart Beattie is the writer of the original Halo TV series script and he is not exactly a no-name. He’s worked on Pirates Of The Carribean, Collateral, I, Frankenstein, and various other projects. Although Beattie says he was never involved in the Halo movie writing process, he does have an interesting back story to how the Halo TV show came to be: