Master Chief is back! After years of development bureaucracy and a COVID-19 shutdown, the live-action series adaptation of the popular bungee video game Halo has resumed filming. This exciting news comes with a quick look at Master Chief and a surprise announcement about Cortana. To celebrate the filming, Halo's Twitter account shared a picture of Pablo Schreiber in partial Master Chief clothing. Although he's not in a full suit, the bottom half of his helmet is very faithful to the games.
We're back to the # Halo set and #MakingMasterChief. @schreiber_pablo pic.twitter.com/dFYKWRrwQR
– Halo on Showtime (@SHO_Halo) November 10, 2020
Natascha McElhone, who was supposed to play Cortana, was replaced by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana from the video games. While this is unfortunate for McElhone, who was forced to give up the role due to scheduling conflicts, fans are sure to embrace Taylor. It appears that McElhone Dr. Catherine Halsey, Cortana's creator, will play while Taylor will play her lush AI robot counterpart.
Shreiber and Taylor are joined by Shabana Azmi (24: India) as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fargo) as Soren-066, Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) as Makee, Kate Kennedy (Battlefield V) as Kai-125, Natasha Culzac (The Witcher, Cursed) as Riz-028 and Bentley Kalu (Edge of Tomorrow, RED 2) as Vannak-134.
Live-action video game customizations are known to be difficult to make and rarely successful. But we have to admit, it's bloody exciting. The series is scheduled to appear on Showtime in 2021.
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