Ridley Scott’s ‘Halo’ Film Expands Beyond the Xbox
“Halo: Nightfall,” an original feature-length film executive produced by Ridley Scott, will soon be available for purchase via Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on-demand platforms.
Developed by Microsoft’s 343 Industries, “Nightfall” is set between the events of “Halo 4” and the upcoming “Halo 5: Guardians” video games. It follows top agent Jameson Locke and his crew as they investigate a distant colony world and unite with hostile locals to fight off a threat.
The project stars Mike Colter, who many will soon get to know as Luke Cage in Marvel’s upcoming “Jessica Jones” series for Netflix. (The Cage character is set to get a Netflix show of his own.)
“Nightfall” originally premiered as a five-episode mini-series on the Halo Waypoint channel for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. With the transition to VOD and physical sales, it’s been stitched together into a feature-length film, which will be available for purchase or rental starting March 17.
Microsoft hasn’t specified which “digital channels” the film will be available on, but the film is likely to appear on all of the usual transactional VOD outlets, including iTunes and Amazon.Tags: 343 Industries, Halo: Nightfall, Microsoft, Ridley Scott, TVOD, VOD