Halo: Rupert Wyatt explains the abandonment of the TV series
Now Rupert Wyatt has revealed the reason why he decided to abandon the project, and has been for a good reason:
“When I was involved, I knew very little about Halo – as indeed I knew very little about The planet of the apes when I was involved – but I am immersed in its mythology, and I started to realize how much material amazing we were and how much depth in the narrative, and it all accumulated in me,” said Rupert in an exclusive interview with Collider. “There was an incredible base for the narrative, so I was super excited. In short, I think that if I was bumped from an earlier perspective in the construction of it then maybe it would go differently, but as a director of a television show is quite difficult to become an architect, the creative of a show. I think that, in a sense, I would never have been able to do so, and that's okay because there are so many talented people involved in that show that they are doing”.
With the passing of time and the progress of the production, said that “it became clear” that he needed more time, potentially even years, for this ambitious project because he had the attention they deserved. He added: “we Were still working on this, but in the end it was not under my control to find that alignment, so there was a choice made by Showtime that essentially was the one to push things forward, and if I was, perhaps, the showrunner, I would have been on that journey for two or three years, but as the director of a finite number of episodes, there are other things that I really want to do, so I was very sorry to leave, but basically it was not the project I originally signed”.
It therefore appears that the adaptation was not in the strings of the ex-director. Fortunately, Bathurst seems more than up to the task while fans await more news. The gaming community is a crowd difficult to satisfy, and Halo is a franchise much-loved. We'll see.
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