Halo Movie Director Announced

Microsoft have revealed via a news post on their offical Xbox site that the upcoming Halo motion picture will be helmed by Neill Blomkamp, making his feature film debut. Blomkamp has a history working in short films and commercial advertising.

A native of South Africa, Blomkamp directed the acclaimed 2005 short film, Alive in Joburg (you can check that out on YouTube), that depicted a future in which extraterrestrials have become refugees. Last year, Blomkamp also received three Clio Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for his television commercial Citroen-Alive with Technology. In 2004, Blomkamp was recognized as “One of the Top Five Directors to Watch” at the First Boards Awards and was a featured artist at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He has also been nominated for an Emmy award for his work on an episode of James Cameron’s Dark Angel.