After Seeing District 9, We Can’t Help But Wonder What Neill Blomkamp’s Halo Would’ve Been Like


So, we were lucky enough to see the highly anticipated District 9 last night. And while we're going to hold off on giving you anything resembling an actual review of the film, suffice it to say it's one of the freshest and most original pictures we have seen in quite some time. And even though we found ourselves totally engrossed with the film during its first hour, we'll admit that our minds wandered a bit during the second half of the picture. During that time, we mainly found ourselves thinking "Wow, if Neill Blomkamp can do a film like this on a $30 million budget, what kinds of amazingness could he have pulled off with 165 million of Fox and Univeral's dollars on a Halo movie?" Fortunately, the seven-minute test film that Blomkamp put together for his Halo pitch is still alive on YouTube (and we've got it for you below). As awesome as it is, we're fairly certain the Halo ship has sailed and that neither Blomkamp nor his executive producer and guardian angel Peter Jackson would be interested in returning to the project. That said, last time we checked, Gore Verbinski had turned his back on Bioshock ... we're just sayin'!

Here's what the 'Halo' movie would've looked like, if the 'District 9' director had his way [PopWatch/EW]