Man, file that under "what could have been." Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp not being able to make their version of Halo isn't on par with The Beatles breaking up, but it's still one great artistic opportunity missed thanks to, according to Jackson, some corporate suits who couldn't play well with others. Hopefully, whoever cocked this one up gets a swift, powerful karmic bitch slap in the near future.
Between Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp's skill as filmmakers and the strength of the Halo universe, their version of Master Chief's story could have been a sci-fi classic. Not only that, but I can't see a Halo movie - especially a good one - making less than $300 million in the U.S. alone. It would have been a win-win.
That being said, I'm going to shut up about this. Put it to bed. I'm sure both men are tired of talking about Halo. District 9 is coming out in a few weeks, and if the hype is true, Jackson & Blomkamp have a winner on their hands. Can't wait to see it.