Microsoft smacked down some heavy rumors that have been circling the long-awaited Halo movie for awhile now by stating that none of it is happening at all. This may come as a massive disappointment to fans, but it also leaves us wondering whether or not Microsoft is pulling our leg.

There’s been some talk that Ridley Scott would be producing the Halo movie, but that’s nothing more than a rumor. There’s also been a lot of talk about a cool Halo movie franchise connected to a television show, being run by Steven Spielberg, that would be debuting on XBox Live, which sounds like a fantastic idea. Microsoft came out with a statement today shutting down any hope fans had over a Halo movie:

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

Well, so much for that. Could there be a possibility that a Halo movie may happen in the future? Perhaps, but that’s all depending on Microsoft. They’re the ones who hold onto the rights, so it’s their ultimate decision. What I’m wondering about is what went wrong with the negotiation process, or the story.

Would you still like to see a Halo movie on the big screen?

Source: Slashfilm