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Microsoft joins with Spielberg for live action Halo TV series

Microsoft has announced a live-action Halo series in conjunction with film great Steven Spielberg. Not too many details were announced other than 343 Studios will be involved and Spielberg is thrilled to be a part of the experience.

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Microsoft has announced a live-action Halo TV series in conjunction with film great Steven Spielberg that will air exclusively on Xbox Live. Spielberg will work with developer 343 Industries on the series.

"The Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet to produce something truly groundbreaking," Spielberg said in a pre-recorded video at the Xbox One reveal event.

It was mentioned as a "premium television series," so it is possible it will not be free as Forward Unto Dawn was.

No other details were revealed on when the show would air or how far into pre-production the show is. Polygon was able to confirm that Spielberg will be the executive producer on the series.

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    May 21, 2013 10:50 AM

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    Microsoft has announced a live-action Halo series in conjunction with film great Steven Spielberg. Not too many details were announced other than 343 Studios will be involved and Spielberg is thrilled to be a part of the experience.

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      May 21, 2013 11:04 AM

      While I enjoy most of Spielberg's work the fact he was also involved with Terra Nova and Falling Skies should bring expectations down to more realistic levels. I think Blomkamp(District 9) would've been a far better fit for live action Halo than Spielberg.

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      May 21, 2013 11:04 AM

      When did the "Produced by" stop meaning anything? About 10 years ago, 15? Seems like Abrams, Spielberg, Soderbergh...

      They're all happy to take multi-millions for their name and a few writer's room sit ins.

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        May 21, 2013 11:28 AM

        Produced by on TV still means something, production in movies is useless. But I don't think this'll be representative of the former by any stretch.

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      May 21, 2013 11:27 AM

      remember, he was the leading force in bringing Terranova to tv, so yeah...

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        May 21, 2013 11:28 AM

        I couldn't remember what that was called and had to google "Shitty dinosaur show" to remind myself.

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        May 21, 2013 11:49 AM

        Terranova didn't have an established fanbase the way Halo does.

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          May 21, 2013 12:01 PM

          I am just saying his name was stamped all over terranova as a seal of quality.

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      May 21, 2013 12:07 PM

      This is HOOOOOOT.

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      May 21, 2013 12:17 PM

      I'm not optimistic. I think it will be a tough sell for Spielberg bring in top talent (directors / actors) for an Xbox Exclusive Series. Infinitely more of an uphill battle than Fincher and Co. had with Netflix and "House of Cards" due to the obvious.

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      May 21, 2013 12:17 PM

      I'm not optimistic. I think it will be a tough sell for Spielberg bring in top talent (directors / actors) for an Xbox Exclusive Series. Infinitely more of an uphill battle than Fincher and Co. had with Netflix and "House of Cards" due to the obvious.

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