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DW Bostaph Jr
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:19 am  Reply with quote
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Oscar winner Denzel Washington is rumored to be up for the role of "Master Chief" in Fox/Universal's film version of the Microsoft/Bungie videogame sensation "Halo." That's according to the Dark Horizons movie news website.

The site did not cite a source for the rumor, which comes on the heels of the news reported earlier this month by the Associated Press that Washington had met with filmmaker Peter Jackson in New Zealand to discuss working together. "Halo" was scripted by Alex Garland. There is no director set yet for the project, although Guillermo Del Toro has been rumored for the job.""


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Why do we need to CAST MC? He should be UNSEEN, except for his suit and face shield. Why do we need to put DENZEL in the suit?

BAD NEWS.
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Sirand
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:01 am  Reply with quote
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Master Chief is the kind of faceless non-character that only works in video games. To have him carry a film would be dull as hell.

I say ditch him entirely.
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DW Bostaph Jr
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:11 am  Reply with quote
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Sirand wrote:
Master Chief is the kind of faceless non-character that only works in video games. To have him carry a film would be dull as hell.

I say ditch him entirely.


Old people would refer to those people who say these sorts of things as "touched".

OK...

We can rant and rave over a faceless killer, but to have an iconic warrior in a film without having to use a pretty boy face is asking too much.

The allure of MC is the mystery.

Ditch him?

Dude. Shame on you
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Sirand
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:34 am  Reply with quote
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I don't see the "mystery" here. This isn't "V" we're talking about. 'Halo' is a mindless shooter. Master Chief is nothing more than a shell cooked up for a player to slip into.

A faceless killer in a horror movie is one thing. This is action. If you don't see anything play out with an actor, it robs it of any intensity.

Imagine watching 'Die Hard' and never seeing Bruce Willis' facial expressions.
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DW Bostaph Jr
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:56 pm  Reply with quote
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Dude: I just do not agree.

on another note: I just read that someone may be revising Alex Garland's script.

I am not to happy with this. The pre-buzz on that script was hotter than hell, and too much tinkering could be a bad thing.

But I have such faith in Producer Peter Jackson, so I will hold out.
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