Ridley Scott’s ‘Halo’ Digital Casts Mike Colter as Its First Star
Ridley’s Scott’s Halo “digital feature” captured its first Spartan. According to a report on The Wrap, Mike Colter will play Marlowe who is described as “rising star in a futuristic army who is troubled by aspects of the military industrial complex he inhabits. Approaching combat situations with caution and logic, he inspires loyalty in his fellow Spartans.”
Colter is known for his roles in different TV shows, including The Good Wife, American Horror Story: Coven and The Following, but he has also starred in several movies including Zero Dark Thrity, Million Dollar Baby and Men in Black 3.
The Halo digital feature is being produced by 343 Industries, Xbox Entertainment Studios and Scott Free Productions, and was written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring. Ridley Scott will be the executive producer and Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica-Gezzan will act as director.
Ridley Scott’s project should not be confused by Steven Spielberg’s upcoming live-action Halo TV series, created in partnership with 343 Industries and Amblin Television, for the Xbox One. Microsoft is expected to announce more details about both project in June, at E3.
2014 may be a great year for the Halo franchise. Not only we are expecting to hear more about the two live-action Halo projects, but a new Halo game is scheduled to be released later this year. Likely they will not have their stories connected, but as long they get the best quality out of it, the fans will be pleased.
Source: The Wrap