Halo Movie Director Announced

Microsoft has made an official statement naming the new director of the upcoming Halo feature film:

“Neill Blomkamp, a short film and commercial director making his feature film debut with the movie.

A native of South Africa, Blomkamp directed the acclaimed 2005 short film, Alive in Joburg, that depicted a future in which extraterrestrials have become refugees. Last year, Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology.

In 2004, Blomkamp was recognized as “One of the Top Five Directors to Watch” at the First Boards Awards and was a featured artist at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He has also been nominated for an Emmy award for his work on an episode of James Cameron’s Dark Angel.”

Halo is also produced by Peter Jackson. Who also came from some relatively small titles to direct the biggest film franchise in years, The Lord of the Rings.

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