E3: Night 'Falls' On Microsoft With A New HALO Live-Action Series

With events at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in full swing, we are bound to hear some amazing things happening in the world of gaming lore, with the world of film and television also thrown in the mix.

On Monday, Microsoft has announced it will be working on a new live action Halo series with producer Ridley Scott to package with this Fall’s upcoming November 11, 2014 release of all four games on one disc for the Xbox One titled “The Master Chief Collection”. The new series will be titled Halo: Nightfall, directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica), and will introduce a key new character in next year’s release of the fifth game in the franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, which releases to the public this December.

The news comes off of reports made last month that Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem is developing a separate live action series for Showtime and Xbox Live, with producer Steven Spielberg for Amblin Entertainment TV and screenwriter Stuart Beattie. Still, no word has yet been offered regarding the feature film that has been in development for close to a decade now, but if a new compilation unit, a sequel game and two seemingly awesome new live action series projects are what it will take for such a bold step to be made, I’m down!

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E3 kicks off on Tuesday and lasts through Thursday, June 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more info, visit the official website.

H/T: Variety