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8 items from 2009


Worth Watching: Awesome Live-Action Halo 3: Odst Trailer

6 September 2009 9:00 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Instead of featuring a normal trailer for a movie today, I thought I'd feature this amazingly badass trailer that Bungie / Microsoft made for Halo 3: Odst, the latest Halo game out in a few weeks (Amazon). This is exactly why I would love to see a full-on live-action Halo movie. They really should just hire the guy who made this and give him $200 million, a good script, and let him at it. I would love to see 2 hours of the kind of action seen in this. And although I know this is less than two-minutes, it's stories like this that could be the basis for a great screenplay set in the Halo universe. Anyway, if you haven't seen this yet, check it out! Original video file comes from IGN, but embedded above thanks to MySpace. This trailer was directed by Rupert Sanders, an up-and-coming filmmaker who also directed »

- Alex Billington

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Live-Action Halo 3: Odst Trailer

5 September 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Even though top Hollywood talent like Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are interested in developing a "Halo" movie, Microsoft is still not making any plans to turn their popular game into a feature film. Fans who are curious to see what a "Halo" movie would look like, where previously treated to a few ads by Neill Blomkamp (District 9). Today, we have a new, amazing, live-action trailer for "Halo 3: Odst," which you can check out below. The commercial is directed by Rupert Sanders, the man behind the "Halo 3: Believe" ad, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" video game ad and the Monster.com ad that features a man with huge legs. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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Games: New Halo 3: Odst Trailer

5 September 2009 10:21 AM, PDT | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

You know, every time I see one of these live action trailers for the Halo universe, I really do get pissed that the Halo Movie never made it out of development hell.

More Halo 3: Odst News & Previews

To create the short, Microsoft and Bungie partnered with ad agency Tag Sf, Legacy Effects (props), Asylum (visual effects) and Final Cut (editing). The short features an original musical score written and produced by Human. The short was directed by Rupert Sanders with Mjz, the director of the award-winning “Halo 3” ad spot “Believe.” The short was filmed on location in Budapest, Hungary. »

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Rupert Sanders’s Halo 3: Odst Commerical

4 September 2009 4:19 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to get another glimpse at what a big screen Halo movie could look like? Microsoft released a new trailer for the Halo 3: Odst game for the Xbox 360, and it is a live-action production. Directed by Rupert Sanders, a commercial director who was awarded with 2 Grand Prix at the Cannes Festival 2008, nominated for best DGA director in 2006 and 2008, but probably best known to the average Joe as the guy responsible for the Halo 3 Believe , X Box: Joy and that Monster.com ad. You might remember that we previously featured his first-person Pov commercial for the video game of X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the site. Rupert is currently developing feature projects with Warner Brothers and Working Title including the remake of The Wild Geese and Warrior. Last month the Hollywood trades reported that he was in talks to direct The Low Dweller, a "dark ex-con »

- Peter Sciretta

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Sanders in Talks to Direct Low Dweller

7 July 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Hollywood Reporter says that up-and-coming director Rupert Sanders is in negotiations to direct The Low Dweller , the dark ex-con drama that Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions are producing for Relativity Media. The commercials director is also attached to The Wild Geese , an action epic that 300 producer Gianni Nunnari is producing at Warner Bros. Brad Ingelsby script for "Low Dweller" centers on a Midwestern man who gets out of prison only to be haunted and pursued by a figure from his past. »

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Rupert Sanders Making His Debut with DiCaprio's Low Dweller

7 July 2009 12:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

You probably don't know who Rupert Sanders is yet, but you will very soon. The up-and-coming British director is in negotiations (via THR) to direct the dark ex-con drama The Low Dweller being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions. The script, which was sold to Relativity and MGM for seven-figures last year, centers on a Midwestern man who gets out of prison only to be haunted and pursued by a figure from his past. In addition to Low Dweller, Sanders is also attached to an action epic from producer Gianni Nunnari called The Wild Geese, though I expect he'll direct Dweller first. While Sanders hasn't directed any feature films just yet, he does have a few short films and an incredibly impressive selection of commercials to his name, including the point-of-view escape commercial (watch it here) for the Wolverine video game and »

- Alex Billington

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DiCaprio's Low Dweller Finds A Director

6 July 2009 10:49 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Low Dweller, a dark thriller in the vein of No Country For Old Men, has been casting around for a director for a while now – and today it found one, in the shape of critically-acclaimed commercials director, Rupert Sanders.Little is known about Sanders – he appears to be British (though we can’t say for sure; but we’re yet to meet an American Rupert), is a protégé of Tony Kaye, was apparently homeless in La for a while according to this interview, and he’s been attached to the remake of The Wild Geese, apparently his favourite film, for the last two years.But he’s also built up a stunning CV packed with visually imaginative commercials, including an X-Men Origins: Wolverine promo that caught the eye of DiCaprio and Ridley Scott, who are both producing the movie.DiCaprio isn’t yet attached to star in The Low Dweller, »

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DiCaprio's 'Dweller' near director

6 July 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Up-and-coming director Rupert Sanders soon could be working with Leonard DiCaprio and Ridley Scott.

The helmer is in negotiations to direct "The Low Dweller," the dark ex-con drama that DiCaprio's Appian Way and Scott's Scott Free Prods. are producing for Relativity Media.

Sanders, repped by CAA, is best-known for his flashy commercials; a piece he directed for the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" video game created a buzz, with the director drawing comparisons to "300" helmer Zack Snyder. Sanders also has helmed well-regarded spots for the "Halo 3" game and Monster.com.

On the film side, the director is attached to "The Wild Geese," an action epic that "300" producer Gianni Nunnari is producing at Warners.

"Dweller" incited a bidding war when the Brad Ingelsby script was shopped last year, with Relativity and MGM winning with a seven-figure bid. Relativity eventually took over the project in its entirety.

Ingelsby's story, which has drawn comparisons to "No Country for Old Men, »

- By Steven Zeitchik

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