Ok. This is a first for me since I am really not a fanboy in any regards to any franchise. I liked the VG Halo enough, but that's about it.
But now with all of this babble about the movie and 'Peter Jackson' and 'Neill Blomkamp' and whatnot, and seeing how there wasn't a thread here already, I figured I'd start one up. And here is why:
After hearing that they hired this new director (Blomkamp), I instantly became very interested in the film. I wasn't terribly before. Most people think that this is terrible news to have a FX artist in his directorial debut to take on such a big franchise. I think it's awesome news. And if you've seen his short films ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Zep9TlaPSo
), I hope that you would understand why. The reasoning is because of this: Halo 2 partially takes place in Africa. This director is from South Africa. If the film is to take place in Africa at all (and even the Halo 3 trailer is hinting that it will take place here), then this guy isn't going to give us a gimiky hollywoodized version of Africa. It's going to be real. Of course most of it will depend on the script, but I have faith that he can pull it off. And PJ seems to have a lot of faith in him as well. I think he could give us a down to earth realistic sci-fi tale. The key word there is realistic.
The whole Denzel Washington thing going around being cast as Master Chief is pretty stupid though if you ask me.