Halo TV Show: Steven Spielberg “Godfathered” The Project And Was Very Involved
Oscar-winning veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been more involved with the Halo series than some might have imagined or expected. Spielberg’s television company Amblin produced the Halo series, and we now know that director ET and Indiana Jones are the “godfather” of the project and have contributed to “every aspect of it,” at least to some degree. “We treated it like it was Stephen’s legacy,” producer Darryl Frank told Total Film. via GamesRadar). “He became the godfather in terms of reading every script, helping select showrunners, writers, director, cast, production design, and visual effects; he overlooked every aspect of it.”
Fans may recall that Spielberg appeared in the original Halo video trailer back in 2013, so his association with the show has been around for quite some time.
The project has taken many years to get going but has been filmed in Budapest in recent years and is now scheduled to release on Paramount+ later this month. Pablo Schreiber plays the Master Chief, and, contrary to tradition, we actually get to see his face. The series and the games have different canons, so don’t expect the games to reveal Chef’s face anytime soon.
“You’ll see his face,” Halo transmedia boss Kiki Wolfkill said of the series. “For some people, it was a moment that has been in the making for 20 years, and for others, it is something that is very hard to imagine. We absolutely respect both sides of this fence, those who really want to see the Chef’s face and those who really don’t. But it was very important to the nature of this story to connect with the Master Chief in a different way, and that meant showing face.”
The Halo series was partially directed by Otto Bathurst, director of Black Mirror’s shocking debut episode, The National Anthem. The show also stars Natasha McElhone of Californication as Dr. Halsey, with Jan Taylor reprising her role as Cortana. The series will premiere on March 24th.
Paramount+ appears to have a lot of faith in and is excited about the Halo series, as it has already announced a second season. In terms of games, the Halo Infinite Mid-Season Update recently arrived with changes to both the multiplayer and campaign.
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