District 9 director Neill Blomkamp remains interested in helming a Halo movie, but would only do so if given control over the project.
Blomkamp signed on to make a Halo movie with Peter Jackson over five years ago, but the project collapsed soon after with Microsoft holding onto the film rights. The South African movie maker went on to create sci-fi hit District 9 and is now promoting Elysium.
But despite the complex nature of working on a Halo project, Blomkamp remains open to the idea.
"I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of Halo," he told IGN. "If I was given control, I would really like to do that film.
"But that's the problem. When something pre-exists, there's this idea of my own interpretation versus 150 other people involved with the film's interpretation of the same intellectual property. Then the entire filmgoing audience has their interpretation."
He added: "You can really live up to or fail in their eyes. That part isn't appealing to me, but the original pieces are appealing."
Microsoft is understandably protective over Halo, which helped the software firm become a leader in the video game space. The firm's mothering of the IP may prevent a movie ever getting made.
If a Halo movie were to be made, who would you like to see direct it and what story would you like to see told?