A few days back it was reported that Microsoft was looking for a buyer for their just-completed movie script for the best-selling X-Box game “Halo”.
According to TheHollywoodReporter, 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures have teamed up to purchase and put the Microsoft Halo script to film.
Microsoft is expected to make an announcement next week about the deal it has struck with Hollywood to make the movie.
The company caused a stir in Hollywood with its demands of upfront money and creative control over the movie, according to news reports.
Reuters said Microsoft first wanted $10 million and 15 percent of initial box-office sales but settled with Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox on a deal for a $5 million upfront payment and 10 percent of the box office. The movie is expected to be released in 2007.
Hollywood has a history of screwing up with movies based on games, let’s hope they change our minds with this one.