By: John M Jerva
The first teaser was just that…a tease but now gamers and genre fans have a better look at Paramount+’s live action adaptation for Halo. The new footage dropped at the recent Game Awards and it looks quite epic in scope. After all, Steven Spielberg is an executive producer on the series so expect grand, cinematic adventure combined with futuristic warfare to the max!
Pablo Schreiber who starred in Den of Thieves with Gerard Butler stars as the iconic Master Chief made popular on the video game franchise. He stars along with Danny Sapani (Ear for Eye) and Olive Gray (Rose: A Love Story) as Jacob and Miranda Keyes, Bokeem Woodbine (Spenser Confidential) as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi (The Empire) as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, and Natascha McElhone (Designated Survivor) as Dr. Catherine Halsey. Bentley Kalu (Stairs), Natasha Culzac (Men in Black: International) and Kate Kennedy are also in the cast and they will be playing newer characters to the universe.
I’m a casual player of the video games but I’m all for a new sci-fi action series so this one looks like it’ll have a nice polished theatrical look to it. I’m eager to see how the special effects are as well as the action set pieces.
Halo will debut on Paramount Plus sometime in 2022!