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A ‘Halo’ TV Series On Its Way To Showtime

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced the network has ordered a 10-episode season based on the legendary video game franchise Halo.

In its adaptation for Showtime, Halo (working title) will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatising an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct multiple episodes and also executive produce the hour-long series which enters production in early 2019.

Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said Nevins. “In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision
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Showtime’s ‘Halo’ Live-Action Series Green Lit for 10 Episodes

Showtime's Halo live-action series has spun itself out of development hell and into a 10-episode commitment along with 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.

With Halo, based on the venerable and marquee Microsoft Xbox video game franchise, Showtime is aiming to directly compete with Amazon's upcoming The Lord of the Rings series and HBO's Game of Thrones along with its forthcoming spin-offs. The Halo production values and scope will far exceed anything the premium cable service has produced before.

Bringing Halo to live-action for the first time are executive producer, writer and showrunner Kyle Killen (Awake); and executive producer Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) who will multitask and direct at least a couple episodes.

Also producing are Scott Pennington along with Amblin Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

Showtime CEO David Nevins made the announcement and offered some words of hope for
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‘Halo’ video games are being adapted into Showtime’s ‘most ambitious series ever’

Video game adaptations have had a shaky track record, but Showtime‘s newly announced endeavor shows significant promise. The premium cable network has ordered a 10-episode season of “Halo,” a live-action drama adapted from the Xbox franchise that is among the most popular video game series of all time.

The “Halo” video games launched in 2001, telling the story of a 26th-century war between the human race and an alien species known as the Covenant. The title refers to a series of massive, ring-shaped structures with the power to wipe out life in the galaxy.

Showtime has tapped Kyle Killen as executive producer and showrunner. He previously created the short-lived but critically acclaimed series “Lone Star” and “Awake.” Rupert Wyatt will also executive produce in addition to directing multiple episodes. He certainly knows his way around visually audacious science-fiction, having helmed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011).

Showtime president and
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Showtime Moving Forward With Live Action Halo TV Series

If you’ve been on the scene long enough to remember those Halo Lan parties from the days of the original Xbox, then odds are you’ve been waiting for a substantial live action adaptation for quite some time. I mean, we’ve had various web series and the comedic Red vs. Blue to digest in the time since, but that doesn’t change the fact that a major motion picture or a network TV series have eluded us.

In fact, there’s been word that Showtime was ready to give gamers their reward for some time, but aside from progress reports here and there, there hasn’t been anything too concrete to speak of. Fortunately, that all changes today.

As it turns out, Kyle Killen (Awake) will help spearhead the 10-episode, one-hour drama for Showtime, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) being hired to direct multiple episodes and executive produce.
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Halo TV series coming to Showtime

After years of speculation and development hell, the hit video game series Halo will finally be coming to the small screen. Showtime has ordered a 10-episode season for Halo, currently the working title of the series, which will be based upon the Xbox video game franchise.

The Halo series comes from Kyle Killen (Awake), Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt and Steven Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Killen will write, executive produce and showrun the series while Wyatt is set to direct multiple episodes and also serve as an executive producer. Halo will be produced by Showtime, Amblin TV and Microsoft/343 Industries for a early 2019 production start.

Halo takes place in the future of humanity as they come into conflict with a violent and religious collection of alien species known as the Covenant. Committed to wiping out the human race across the galaxy, humanity is fighting
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UK's Rupert Wyatt to direct 'Halo' for Showtime

CBS Studios International will handle global distribution.

Showtime has ordered a 10-episode first season of its long-in-the-works live-action adaptation of the Halo video game series, with British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt set to direct multiple episodes.

Kyle Killen, creator of Awake and Lone Star, will serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner on the one-hour sci-fi series, to be produced by Showtime with Microsoft/343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. CBS Studios International will handle global distribution.

Wyatt (best known as director of 2011 feature Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) will also be an executive producer, along with
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Steven Spielberg's Halo Series is Set at Showtime with Rupert Wyatt Directing

Showtime has officially given Steven Spielberg's long-awaited Halo series a 10-episode order! This project, which is based on the popular XBox video game franchise, was originally announced back in 2013, and now it's finally moving forward.

Spielberg's Amblin TV is producing the series along with Awake creator Kyle Killen and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. Killen will also serve as showrunner and Wyatt will direct multiple episodes. Production is slated to begin in early 2019.

David Nevins, President and CEO Showtime Networks had this to say in a statement:

"Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo
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Live-Action ‘Halo’ Series Coming to Showtime from Kyle Killen and Rupert Wyatt

The wildly popular video game franchise Halo is finally getting a cinematic adaptation. Showtime announced today that it has given a 10-episode order for a live-action Halo TV series, with Kyle Killen serving as executive producer, writer, and showrunner and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing multiple installments. Oh, and the show hails from Microsoft/343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The hourlong series will chronicle the epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, weaving “deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure …
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‘Halo’ Live-Action Series Based On Xbox Video Game Franchise Set At Showtime

Showtime has given a 10-episode series order to Halo (working title), an hourlong live-action scripted drama based on the award-winning Xbox video game franchise, from Awake creator Kyle Killen, Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Killen serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series. Wyatt will direct multiple episodes and also executive produce. Halo (wt) is produced by Showtime in association…
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Halo: Showtime Orders Live-Action Drama Based on Xbox Franchise, Calls Project Its 'Most Ambitious Series Ever'

Halo: Showtime Orders Live-Action Drama Based on Xbox Franchise, Calls Project Its 'Most Ambitious Series Ever'
Here’s some news of literal epic proportions: In what Showtime is calling its “most ambitious” series to date, the cabler has placed a 10-episode order for a live-action adaptation of the Xbox video game phenom Halo. Kyle Killen (Lone Star, Awake) will serve as Ep, writer and showrunner of the series, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing multiple installments. Both will serve as EPs alongside Steve Spielberg. Production is slated to begin in early 2019.

If this all sounds familiar, it’s because back in 2013 MSN announced that it was moving forward with a live-action Halo adaptation,
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‘Halo’ Live-Action TV Adaptation a Go on Showtime, With Director and Showrunner Announced

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‘Halo’ Live-Action TV Adaptation a Go on Showtime, With Director and Showrunner Announced
Halo” is officially getting the “Game of Thrones” treatment. Showtime announced today that the long-awaited adaptation of the Microsoft video game franchise has been ordered for a 10-episode season. Kyle Killen will serve as writer and showrunner, while “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt will helm multiple episodes.

It’s been known for some time that Showtime was actively developing “Halo” as a series, and the franchise has gotten the live-action treatment a few times in recent years in the form of digital series, but this promises to be a new take on an epic scale.

Halo,” set in the 24th century, focuses on an interstellar war between humans and an alien race known as the Covenant, largely through the eyes of Master Chief John-117, an enhanced supersoldier, and his AI companion Cortana. The franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and earned more than $5 billion in sales.
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Showtime Gives Series Order to ‘Halo’ Adaptation

Showtime has given a series order to its long-gestating adaptation of the videogame series “Halo.”

Kyle Killen is on board to serve as showrunner and exec producer. Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) will direct several episodes and serve as exec producer for Amblin Television, Showtime and Microsoft/343 Industries. Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of the project that has been in development at the pay cabler for several years.

Showtime’s spin on Microsoft’s popular game will revolve around an “epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.” The series promises
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What Showtime's 'Halo' Series Needs In Order to Satisfy Gamers

More than four years after it was first unveiled, Showtime's live-action Halo drama series has finally been given an official order of 10 episodes and a production start date of early 2019.

From exec producer, writer and showrunner Kyle Killen and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, the new series is a major development for fans of Microsoft's best-selling video game franchise, which boasts more than $5 billion in sales since the first installment, Halo: Combat Evolved, hit shelves for the Xbox back in 2001.

In the time since its original release, the Halo gaming franchise ...
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'Halo' Live-Action TV Series a Go at Showtime With Kyle Killen

After more than four years sitting in development, a Halo TV series based on the video game franchise has officially been given the green light by Showtime.

The premium cable network announced Thursday that it has picked up 10 episodes of the live-action scripted drama series, with Kyle Killen (Awake) set to serve as exec producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct multiple episodes of the series and serve as an exec producer.

The drama is produced by Showtime and Microsoft/343 Industries and counts Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television among its producers....
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Fox Shows Their Commitment To Gambit During CineEurope Presentation

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their list of future X-Men installments the other month at CinemaCon, many thought that perhaps Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. You can’t blame them, either, given how many setbacks it’s suffered over the years.

If you’ll recall, during the early days of production, Gambit went through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Not to mention that the titular role bounced back and forth between several actors – Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch were all linked with the part – before Tatum took up the mantle and made it his goal to get the project off the ground.

That said, it seems as if Fox still intends on moving forward with it.
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John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack’

John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack’
Bron Studios has come on as a producer of Oscar® winner John Ridley’s Needle in a Timestack. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites and Bron’S Aaron L. Gilbert are producing. Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., BAFTA nominee Freida Pinto, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo, and SAG award winner Orlando Bloom will star. Ridley will direct and is adapting from a short story by Robert Silverberg where a couple work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating.

Matt Kennedy also produces, and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media, Christopher J. Conover, Hope Farley and John Ridley are executive producers.

John Ridley’s critically acclaimed documentary about the Los Angeles uprising, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992, premiered in theaters and aired on ABC in 2017 and is currently available on Netflix. He is
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Simon Kinberg Hopes To Begin Production On Gambit This Summer

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their future X-Men installments list at CinemaCon last month, fueling rumors that Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead, producer Simon Kinberg came to the rescue and assured fans that the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie was still alive and kicking.

Today, at the premiere of Deadpool 2, Kinberg once again displayed his commitment to a solo Gambit movie. While speaking to Variety, the producer disclosed that he and Tatum have “met with a bunch of directors” over the past couple of weeks and even hope to begin shooting Gambit by summer’s end.

“We have a script that we love — that Channing loves. We’ve met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks, and we’re hoping to actually pick one in the next couple of weeks and shoot the movie maybe the end of this summer.
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X-Men Dark Phoenix Producer Confirms Gambit’s Still Moving Forward

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their future X-Men installments list at CinemaCon last month, it fueled rumors that Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. According to producer Simon Kinberg, however, the Ragin’ Cajun’s solo movie is still alive and kicking.

By now, Gambit supporters know better than to be presumptive whenever a bit of news regarding their beloved bō staff wielding mutant surfaces, having seen the role bounce back and forth between several actors, including Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch before dreamboat Channing Tatum took up the mantle.

Rumored to begin production on June 19th in Remy LeBeau’s hometown of New Orleans, the project, which has been in pre-production limbo since 2014, has yet to secure a director, despite having gone through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity
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New to Streaming: Yasujirō Ozu, ‘Psychokinesis,’ Early Alfred Hitchcock, and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Alexandra Dean)

The tell-all “autobiography” Ecstasy and Me: My Life As A Woman was exactly what Hedy Lamarr’s agent wanted to make quick money. But it wasn’t her life. Whether her ghostwriter’s words were true or not, the story dealt with everything she hoped wouldn’t define her legacy. Sadly she never had the chance to set the record straight with
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Fox’s Gambit movie now looking to start shooting in June

20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie suffered its latest setback in a seemingly endless series of setbacks in January when it was announced that director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger) had followed in the footsteps of both Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) by exiting the project.

As a result, Fox pushed back the planned March production start date for the X-Men spinoff, as well as its latest release date for February 14th 2019.

The film, which – if it ever gets made – will star Channing Tatum as Remy LeBeau, is now scheduled to arrive on June 7th 2019, and according to Omega Underground, Fox is now looking to get cameras rolling on June 19th in New Orleans.

If Fox is confident enough to set a start date, then one would have to assume the studio also has a new director on board for the film.
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