reflection (Scenes) i would be really surprised if they didn't show a battle through a reflection. MC's face mask, elite, jackel shield, even through a wart hog thats running through. also they have to have a sniper seen like in saving private ryan where the guys sitting in the tower pickin' guys of and then the tank comes and blows him away
Sergent Micheal Jackson (Scenes from Hell) Master Chief, Sergent Johnson, and a bunch of ODSTs enter a room occupied by Flood. While they're killing anything that isn't human, a Flood-infected Sergent Stacker appears. A large group of various Flood forms assemble around him, and they launch into a dance number to Micheal Jackson's "Thriller". Sergent Stacker is singing.
Don't die until you say that thing... (Cheap Death) The Chief and some other marines fighting some covenant patrols,one of the marines being older, more experienced, and the older one gets shot in the back with a carbine, or some other rifled weapon. The chief holds him in his arms, saying "you're going to be fine" or some other overused phrase, the dying marine says something like " Guess I won't see that retirement ring, huh?", coughs and dies. Some other marine says something like, "he can't die! He was like a father!"
'I gotta save Bubba' (Cheap Death) Scene somewhere on a human colony, or possibly on Earth, in the jungle, a skirmish between humans and Covenants. Covenant get ready to bombard the place with plasma mortars. A lone, brave marine goes in to save any surviving marines, kind of like the Vietnam War scene in Forest Gump, save a a couple marines, finds his best friend still alive, but hopeles to save, brings him to safety, last words of the dying marine, something like "I just want to go home."
master chief has to remain a faceless hero (Not in the face!) i hope whoever plays the master chief has the helmet on throughout the movie. and they get the voice actor from the games. he has to remain faceless because every halo fan can imagine themselves as being him hence one of the reason the series is so popular.
John....I am your father!
It worked for George Lucas, it damn well could work for us. Vader's face was kept a secret until the third (sixth episode) installment. We had zero hints in A New Hope, saw the back of his helmetless goard in The Empire Strikes Back, and saw the fully corrupted skull in Return of the Jedi. My hope is that others see the true theatrical quality of an approach like that and make it so.
Just dont do it.... (Positive Thinking) Ok, so it's a bit more like a list of DON'Ts and DOs for the movie making people.
1. Show the master chiefs face! I always liked the feeling that, I was the Master Chief, You were the master cheif, we all were the master chief! And The Master Chief, is a Big Guy with a Big Gun and a helmet over his head! and if they do, dont make it a big name star!
2. Bend the Original Story Stuff! Sure, make the first game into a movie, or make up a time between the games, or after it's all over! Span the entire thing for the heck of it! Just dont mess with the set facts! Like having Capt Keyes die in the Master Chief's hands!
3. Do Not have an overly long fight between the master Cheif and some random elite, then blurr the rest of the fights! Hey, movies have done that before!
1. I do pray and hope they do their research on this! Like what made the games fun, and how to bring the feel of it to the movie! Like how bad humans were being beat by the covenant! Or how crazy it would be to have to fight on an alien world, where you have no friends, everything there is trying to kill you, you're a long way from home, and the dam thing under your feet is a weapon!
2. Ok, so maybe this was a Don't, but oh well. Don't have any out of place jokes! Like an Jackal asking how many covenant it takes to screw in a light bulb. (51, 1 elite but he needs 50 grunts to order around!) Or like Johnson saying, "Hey MC, they should make a video game about us, you hear me?" "That would never happen!"
3. Do well to the fan and the fan will do well to you. Treat us right and you will make alot, treat us wrong, and we'll find out where they live!
4. Can't stress it enough! Just got to drive the point and feel of halo into the movie! Nothing out of place, nothing "breaking the laws" or facts already set. Remember that Halo was loved for it's great music and it's crazy areas, and cool weapons, characters, and ships!
well thats all for now, hope i made a point, or two, and i hope the movie is good!
Johnson: "Hey Chief, they should make a video game about this"
MC: "Sorry, I don't have time to play with myself"
I hear ya brother, having throw backs to existing games, movies of the past and such would really suck the methane out of this sucker.
That Holy Sword (A wink to us fanbois) (A wink to us fanboys) At one point, the MC kills an Elite weilding an energy sword, but quickly grabs it before the Elite has time to activate its self destruct mechanism (Halo 1's excuse for not letting us weild them) ANd the MC picks up the energy sword and slices several grunts into peices.
Master chief's voice (Actor) I understand that there's a wealth of talent out there that would do a fine job with the voice of the Master Chief, but I would much rather them use the voice from the game. Having said that, I'm afraid they're going to pick someone else that just doesn't feel like the MC.
Great Opening sequence (Scenes) Blank screen. stars fade in. blanket of space. camera slowly pans upward, revealing a planet. the planet looks normal: oceans, clouds, and land masses. bottom of the screen: "reach". slowly, as the planet rotates tiny, silent explosions dot the upper atmosphere. as the planet rotates more we see black clouds and more tiny explsions, silent in the vaccum of space.
Fade in, a normal business street. cars driving in one direction, firetrucks and ambulances head in the other, sirens blaring. behind the firetruck a warthog follows, marines jog in the foreground. muffled explosions are heard. more and more warthogs appear with the occasional rescue vehicle. Camera pans out quickly to reveal a pelican flying overhead in the direction of the action. civilian cars continue to move in the opposite direction. slowly the camera, following the pelican, pans upward to show what is happening: a city in flames, toppled buildings, massive fires, the occasional eruption of an explosion, smoke drifts lazily through the sky, and distant sirens blare. camera continues upward to reveal small explosions in the sky and covenant ships overhead.
Slowly, to the halo theme song (monks chanting) letters begin to fade in:
the flood (Scenes) (MC kick @$$ and scary situation)
The mc walks down a dark and dank hall way when suddenly a flood form drops from nowhere and the chief who hasnt seen the flood before "oh my God" it hits him his shield depletes and a floodling drops on hi shoulders and penetrates
in pain chief reaches up pops the flood in his fist and then using same fist punches into the flood form and tries to retrieve his fist but cant while the flood form flings its arms about the chief ripps it apart and sees an army of flood behind it pulls out his pistol and says "whos first"
You cant not show MC's face (Not in the face!) As if not show MC's face in the Halo film. You cant have the main character of the film walk around wearing a helmet the whole time. I mean that would just be weird. Even in the Halo novels Master Cheif takes his helmet and armour off a few times. May I remind you that this is a MOVIE, not a video game and it should be treated like a movie. I dont mean that they should go out and get some completely famous actor to play MC and show his face, but if they got an unknown actor, someone who people would actually belive is John-117, and have his face, shown would be great. If the guy stays behind his helmet the whole time then the film will turn character less and emotionless.