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No Halo movie for Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott will not be producing a film based on the Halo game, Microsoft has said.

The company denied rumours that the Alien filmmaker was working on a big-screen adaptation of the popular game.

They told Eurogamer: "We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.

"The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn."

Production Weekly previously sparked excitement when they hinted on Twitter that Ridley was developing a live-action feature-length film.

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp previously signed on to direct a Halo film with Peter Jackson producing from a script written by Alex Garland, but the film rights were returned to Microsoft when the project fell through in 2007.

Neill has said he is still keen on making a Halo movie, but only if he gets full creative control.

"I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo. If I was given control, I would really like to do that film," he told IGN.

Steven Spielberg is currently working on a Halo TV series, serving as executive producer on the live-action show.

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