Bungie, creator of the HALO game, has announced that Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh have joined the film adaptation of the game as exec producers. In addition, WETA will be fabricating Covenant weapons, building life-sized Forerunner structures and handling live-action/CG integration for the project. Universals Mary Parent and Scott Stuber are producing.
"First, let me just say how honored and excited Scott and I are to be involved in this project, said Parent. As huge fans of the game ourselves we know how high the bar is. We've made it our mission to try and involve the absolute very best people one can imagine in every capacity. Having developed a great relationship with Peter and Fran through the extraordinary KONG experience, and seeing first hand just how unique a filmmaking environment they have crafted, we approached them about the possibility of coming aboard to exec produce. Not surprisingly, they were already avid fans of the game, and given our existing shorthand, they said yes! To be able to continue our relationship with them on HALO of all projects is really a dream come true for us in the biggest possible way.