Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Master Chief 'not the star' of Halo film
With Hollywood studios working on a sci-fi action epic in the world of Halo, it had been assumed that the hero of the video games would take up the same role on the silver screen.
However, the current script reportedly shifts the focus of the story elsewhere - relegating Master Chief to a 'leading support' role.
Bungie writer Joe Staten, speaking to industry commentator N'GAi Croal, said that the decision had been made to avoid problems with creating empathy among viewers for the main character.
This requires the removal of Master Chief from top spot, as the character's tight-lipped nature does not lend itself to forging a connection with cinema audiences.
In the big-selling Xbox 360 game, Master Chief often shows how he is felling, but Mr Staten said this would be "hard to carry as a main character for an entire film".
This follows a well-trodden path between films and video games, with one other recent example being Kane and Lynch, which was snapped up by film studio executives before it was even released to gamers.
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