Peter Jackson on Halo game-to-movie

If you haven’t heard much from director Peter Jackson (King Kong, Lord of the Rings) about progress on the Halo game-to-movie adaptation. It’s not surprising since he’s only finished up work on his King Kong remake this month, it’s hardly surprising his thoughts on Halo remain vague as plans are etched out.

Dark Horizons sat down with the filmmaker and managed to squeeze a little more out of him. Jackson chose to work on Halo because he’s actually a fan of the game, and the reason for opting out of directing himself was simply out of exhaustion. “I want a break. I want to have the fun but not the hard work,” he says. “I just want to be part of the creative team but not actually have the pain.”

Jackson quickly admits that videogame movies so far “suck,” but the current plan with Halo is crossing fingers and trying to ensure “hopefully it won’t suck.” No matter how well it turns out, though, Jackson says videogame movies will always have their limitations. “I don’t think these are the types of films that get Oscar attention,” he says. “That was never the intention with Kong. I don’t necessarily think that will be the case.”