Peter Jackson to Exec Produce Halo movie!

This one is making the rounds here at work.  In case you don't recognize the name, he is the guy who made the Lord of the Rings movies.

Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing for Xbox at Microsoft, also announced that triple Academy Award winners Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will serve as the executive producers of “Halo,” the upcoming feature film based on Microsoft’s phenomenally popular video game. This unique alliance between Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Microsoft, and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh promises a step forward in motion picture production. “Halo” will benefit from the experience and resources of the film studios, from Microsoft’s groundbreaking vision and from Jackson’s and Walsh’s creative sensibilities and expertise in both traditional filmmaking and the world of emerging digital technologies.


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