The makers of ‘Halo’ have unveiled an action-packed trailer for the highly anticipated science fiction series.
The makers of Halo have unveiled an action-packed trailer for the highly anticipated science fiction series. Based on Xbox Game Studios’ best-selling series of first-person shooter video games, the series will premiere on March 24, 2022, according to Variety. The two-minute trailer gives a glimpse into the story set in the 26th century, featuring the focuses on the adventures of Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber), a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier known as a Spartan who defends humanity at the behest of the United Nations space command. While the plot details of the live-action series are kept secret, most games in the “Halo” franchise focus on the UNSC’s war with an alien theocracy known as the Covenant.
The trailer shows Master Chief in action, teasing numerous large-scale battles, alien planets and energy swords. In addition to Schreiber, “Halo” will also feature Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, creator of the Spartan program, and Jen Taylor, who reprises her voice as the AI Cortana from the “Halo” video games.
The main cast will be joined by Yerin Ha, Charlie Murphy, Shabana Azmi, Bokeem Woodbine, Olive Gray, Kate Kennedy, Natasha Culzac, Bentley Kalu, Danny Sapani and Jesse Tyler Ridgway.
The live-action ‘Halo’ series has been in development since 2013 and was initially going to be produced by the now-defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios as a show exclusively for the Xbox One.
Halo was ordered by Showtime in 2018 and began filming in October 2019 before production was halted due to COVID-19 in 2020. Last February, it was announced that the show had moved from Showtime to Paramount Plus.
New Line Greelit’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequel
(ANI) A sequel to the popular 2021 video game adaptation ‘Mortal Kombat’ has been green-lit by New Line. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the studio has hired Moon Knight screenwriter Jeremy Slater to write the script for the Mortal Kombat sequel.
One of HBO Max’s best feature films, ‘Mortal Kombat’, which debuted simultaneously in theaters and on streamer in April 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is based on the groundbreaking 1992 arcade fighting game created by Ed Boon and John Tobias.
The action movie revolves around a tournament that gathers the best fighters on Earth to defend against potential invaders. The game had previously been adapted into a popular 1995 feature and its ill-fated 1997 sequel.
Simon McQuoid directed the 2021 project, starring Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks, Matilda Kimber, Laura Brent, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Chin Han, Ludi Lin and Max Huang.
No director or cast has yet been announced for the newly announced project.
The new ‘Mortal Kombat’ movie continues Slater’s relationship with James Wan, who produced the recent ‘Mortal Kombat’ through its Atomic Monster banner. Wan is also producing Slater’s upcoming directorial debut, “Thread,” for Screen Gems.