It’s an age-old question: Why do so many video game adaptations suck? Some might point to the fact that the lion’s share of shooters and open-world RPGs – the ones that tend to get screened, big and small – are so popular precisely. because they put the player behind the wheel. You don’t get that with movies or shows. And while you can do a lot with the form of on-screen media – you can tell a given story from a number of new perspectives, or film it in innovative ways – many (read: almost all) choose to play it safe.
Fortunately, this does see be the case with Halo, Paramount+’s big-budget adaptation of the sci-fi adventures of Master Chief, which dates back to the original Xbox two decades ago. The trailer released yesterday teased it from an enticing visual point of view, while keeping good fidelity to the design and aesthetics of the games that made us fall in love with them in the first place: indeed, all the signs suggest that this one could be a hit. Now we have more images of Haloand they only reinforce the high expectations we have created.
They tease a lot of the designs and visuals transplanted from the gaming franchise that we’ve come to expect, but rendered in innovative and intriguing ways. Take a close-up of Master Chief, who is selling his iconic helmet in all his green and gold glory: the costume design is fantastic, no doubt amalgamated with clever digital effects, giving the gruff hero a gritty, realistic, yet staring look. quite powerful. Elsewhere, we get new looks at AI Cortana help, as well as sweeping landscape shots of some striking locations and a menacing Covenant Elite. And the most important thing: he looks Well.
Check out the new images below. Halo is coming to Paramount+ on March 24, available in the US and all international markets where you can access the streamer. It features Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, and Jen Taylor like Cortana. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natacha Culzac, olive gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, kate kennedy, Charlie Murphyand Danny Sapani. Ryan McParland, Burn Gormanand Fiona O’Shaughnessy join the series as original characters.
A press release from Paramount+ notes the following: “Halo reinvented the way people think about video games and became a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold over 82 million copies worldwide and generating over $6 billion in total lifetime revenue.”
After a chaotic decade of development, the series is finally here.
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