The “Halo” series derived from the iconic video game franchise has just unveiled a new teaser. The show is expected on Paramount + in 2022. The full trailer will also be unveiled in a few days.
Halo : an incredible license
Halo is part of the video game franchises most famous of all time. XBox flagship license, the very first episode came out in 2001, on the very first generation of Microsoft consoles. Created by Bungie, the game centers around an interstellar war that pits humanity against an alien horde called the Covenant. Most of the games in the series focus on the adventures of Spartan John-117, a super-soldier genetically modified to take on aliens.
In total, 8 video games have seen the light of day, separating between a main saga and specials. In 2001 comes out Halo: Combat Evolved, which makes an absolute triumph. In 2004, the excellent Halo 2 also released on XBox. Then the shutters are linked with Halo 3 in 2007, Halo 3: ODST in 2009, Halo: Reach in 2010, Halo 4 in 2012, Halo 5: Guardians in 2015 and Halo Infinite last November 15th.
The Paramount series finally arrives
Yet if Halo is part of the greatest FPS games of all time, no film adaptation has yet seen the light of day. The universe was derived in the form of novels, comics, animated TV movies, TV movies, but never in the cinema. There was indeed a project, starting in 2005. At the time, screenwriter and future director Alex Garland writes a first script. This one is revised several times and ends up in the hands of Neill Blomkamp (the director of District 9). Unfortunately, the project gets bogged down and doesn’t come to fruition.
Paramount finally decided to take matters into their own hands. And rather than delivering a theatrical film to fans, the studio opted for production of a live action series. In the shoes of the Master Chief, actor Pablo Schreiber was chosen. The rest of the cast is made up of Natascha McElhone, Charlie Murphy, Jen Taylor and Bentley Kalu. This 10-episode first season is directed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane. While waiting for the release of the full trailer in a few days, the Paramount + platform has just unveiled a new teaser of its series Halo. We leave you with these few images, which raise the hype of the show a little more: