After fleeing from an overwhelmed human colony Reach, a human ship called The Pillar of Autumn, finds an ancient ring-world, Halo, in unknown space. The Autumn's navy captain, his surviving marines, the ship's A.I, and one of the few remaining Spartan-IIs must fight The Covenant, a collective group of alien races dedicated to the destruction of humanity, for control of the ring-world. However, The Covenant may not be the worst enemy on Halo. Written by
Did You Know?
When Guillermo del Toro
left the running, Peter Jackson
settled on the novice Neill Blomkamp
for director. Blomkamp worked to exhaustion for five months preparing the project, which went as far as constructing props and costumes and producing short Halo-themed films as test footage. The project then collapsed. Jackson allowed Blomkamp a free reign in choosing a new project, which led to District 9
(2009). Although Blomkamp is still "creatively interested" in Halo, he does not wish to return to the project after working on it for so long and watching it collapse. See more
Referenced in Game One: Episode #1.1