Neill Blomkamp Still Wants To Do A Halo Movie

"I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo."

Elysium is the latest film by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, and will arrive in theaters later this summer. August 9, 2013 to be exact.

You may have seen Blomkamp's previous film District 9, though what he's mostly known for is his series of short films based upon Halo, which was used to promote the release of Halo 3.

Not long after, the director was slated to do a real deal, big screen adaption of the Microsoft video game franchise. That was, until the project became totally derailed.

Anyhow, that was then and this is now, and even though Blomkamp never got the chance to helm the movie of his dreams, his career appears to be going quite well anyway. But, as IGN reports, given the chance, he would still do a Halo movie. In a heartbeat:

"I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo."

Though there's one slight issue, which technically is the very reason why nothing happened in the first place:

"If I was given control, I would really like to do that film… But that's the problem. When something pre-exists, there's this idea of my own interpretation versus 150 other people involved with the film's interpretation of the same intellectual property. Then the entire filmgoing audience has their interpretation. You can really live up to or fail in their eyes. That part isn't appealing to me, but the original pieces are appealing."

And we're right back to square one. As noted previously, Hollywood grew cold to the idea of a Halo movie once Microsoft tried to exert way too much control. There is the chance, as ever so slight as it might be, that one day MS might come to their senses and attempt to reboot the project. But be far more sensible when it comes to their involvement the second time around.

Then, given the rumors about the Xbox 720 needing a constant internet connection, or possibly disallowing used games, certain signs seem to indicate that they still have issues when it comes to needing way too much control.