In the distant future (year 2552), when Earth is one of many planets inhabited by man, a fanatical conglomerate of alien races wages war with the human race. The fate of the war is on the shoulders of one soldier when his platoon of genetically enhanced soldiers is known to be dead.
Halo the trilogy begins in 2511 when the Master Cheif John SPARTAN-117 is born on Eridanus 2. Although unknown to him, he will be the savior of the human race. In 2517, John is abducted from his home world and replaced with a "flashclone" so his parents will not know that their child was ever missing. John and 74 other future SPARTAN IIs are taken to the planet Reach for military training at the age of 6. The SPARTANs train night and day to learn how to fight and work like a team until they are 14 and are surgical made stronger, increased bone hardness and density, increased muscle tissue, increased eye sight, and increased reaction time. The downside to these operations is half of the SPARTANs don't survive. They do the dirty work for the UNSC (United Nations Space Command) like breaking up the black market trail and such until the alien race, known as The Covenant attacks Sigma Octanus IV, one of our outer colonies in 2552 because "their gods will it." This is when the true potential of the SPARTAN IIs is unlocked. Thanks to project MJOLNIR, the SPARTANS are able to move even faster and stronger than before and can run at up to bursts of 55KMs/hr and have a reaction time of less than .0022 seconds and eventually with newer MJOLNIR armor, the SPARTANs get a recharging energy shied and the Master Chief even gets an on board AI to help him in the battle field. When the Covenant attacks Reach later in 2552, and Captain Keys (the pilot of the UNSC ship The Pillar of Autumn) has to evacuate from the battle field via SlipSpace and following the Cole Protole which states that the capture of a UNSC ship or AI is unacceptable and that the ship in question must select a random vector away from Earth to keep the Covenant from finding it. While Keys is playing in space, all the surviving SPARTANs are on Reach defending it and when the Autumn leaves Reach, the Master Chief believes all his SPARTAN team is killed... The randomly generated vector Keys and the Autumn take happens to be that same place where one of 7 of the Covenant's "Halos" is. This Halo is a super weapon that, if activated, will cause death to all sentient life in the galaxy to prevent the take over of the flood, a parasitic parasite that infects and takes over the body of any life form and makes it kill anything that is not flood. Although the Covenant do not know this because they did not build Halo, the Forerunners as the Covenant call them did. The Covenant think that if Halo is activated, the flood will be destroyed and all life that is worthy will live. Captain Keys if forced to crash his ship, the Pilar of Autumn, on Halo to prevent the capture of his ship. The Master Chief, who was luckily on this ship, also had abandoned ship. When reached on Halo Master Chief did what he was trained to do. Now that you know the background... Halo: The Movie. The movie Halo (if the movie is in fact only based on the 1st game) is about Chief and the ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) or Helljumpers, the UNSC's next best soldiers behind the SPARTANs survival and ultimate destruction of Halo.
HALO: THE MOVIE
SCREENPLAY WRITTEN BY
OPENING CREDITS ROLL OVER COMPLETE BLACKNESS. IN THE BACKGROUND, THOUGH, WE CAN HEAR NOISES - SHIPS TALKING TO EACH OTHER (OVER SOFT HALO-ESQUE MUSIC- A GREGORIAN CHANT? LIKE IN THE HALO OPENING THEME?)
Uhh, this is the UNSC Authority... we're picking up something strange on our sensors...
Roger that, Authority, please keep us-
Oh my God! It's the Covenant! Hundreds- STATIC.
Authority? Authority, are you there?
This is Captain Jodrell onboard the UNSC Sally Ride! Covenant! Covenant everywhere! Reach is under attack!
Attention, all United Nations forces- this is Admiral Roland Freemont. Reach has come under attack by Covenant forces. Proceed at best speed to rally point Zulu. All ships must inact the Cole Protocol immediately. I repeat-
(Young) Enact the Cole Protocol? We won't be able to find Earth again!
FOR THE NEXT MINUTE OR TWO, AS THE OPENING CREDITS ROLL, WE CAN HEAR THE RADIO SIGNALS FROM A PTICHED BATTLE. DURING THE BATTLE, WE COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PLANET BEING ATTACKED IS CALLED "REACH". WE HEAR FROM THE COVENANT ONCE DURING THIS TIME, THEIR STANDARD "YOUR DESTRUCTION IS THE WILL OF THE GODS" SPEECH, WHICH IS IMMEDIATELY HECKLED AT BY UNSC FORCES. BEFORE LONG, REACH HAS FALLEN. ALL UNSC SHIPS ARE ORDERED TO FALL BACK. WE CLOSE THIS INTERLUDE WITH...
This is Captain Jacob Keyes of the UNSC Pillar of Autumn- we're falling back. Generating random jump vector- we won't lead them back to Earth.
CREDITS END. BLACKNESS REMAINS FOR A FEW SECONDS MORE.
SCREEN FADES BACK INTO COLOR. SHOWS OUTER SPACE- SCREEN IS FILLED WITH STARS. MUSIC OPENS, THE SAME AS IN THE OPENING CINEMATIC OF THE GAME.
CAPTAIN KEYES' VOICE
Cortana, all I want to know is-
Did we lose them? I think we both know the answer to that.
THE STARFIELD BLURS, AND A LARGE SHIP ENTERS THE CAMERA FRAME, OUTLINED BY A GAS GIANT- THRESHOLD. IT IS THE "Pillar of Autumn", WHICH WE CAN SEE STENCILED ON THE SIDE.
THE SHIP CRUISES THROUGH THE FRAME FOR A FEW SECONDS, BEFORE WE CUT TO THE BRIDGE. THE BRIDGE IS A VERY HIGH-TECH AND BUSY PLACE- TECHNICIANS RUN ABOUT, CREW MEMBERS ARE MANNING HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY CONSOLES, TWO GUNNER'S MATES ARE MANNING THE MAC GUN TURRET.
- - CAPTAIN JACOB KEYES
- - CORTANA
- - BRIDGE CREWMEMBERS (10-17, MALE AND FEMALE)
- - MAC GUN OPERATORS (2)
- - MARINE GUARD? (2-3)
- - MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THEIR BLOCKING- WE DON'T WANT THEM TO ACCIDENTLY HAVE THEIR FINGERS POP THROUGH THE SPACE WHERE THEIR DISPLAYS WILL BE, IF WE DECIDE TO DO HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS
- -MAKE THE CREW HAVE SOME SORT OF WEARY TENSION- 30 YEARS OF WAR IS A LONG TIME, AND REACH HAS JUST BEEN DESTROYED- THEY SHOULD BE ANTSY, BUT MAINTAINING THEIR PROFESSIONAL MANNER
BRIDGE IS IN A RECTANGULAR SHAPE. THERE IS A CORRIDOR RUNNING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF IT, CONTAINING A CORRIDOR RUNNING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF IT.
BRIDGE- APPROXIMATELY FIFTY TO SIXTY FEET LONG, AND THIRTY OR SO WIDE. SHAPED THUSLY:
C= COMMAND CONSOLE, WHERE CREW SIT TO WORK ON WHATEVER THEIR STATION DOES. HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS?
G= GUN CREW
ROOM IS APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 12 FEET HIGH AS WELL.
THE CAMERA FINALLY CENTERS ON A MAN WITH HIS BACK TO THE CAMERA. HE APPEARS TO BE IN HIS FIFTIES, WITH GRAY HAIR, BUT IN GOOD SHAPE. HE TURNS TO TALK TO SOMEONE BEHIND THE CAMERA. HE IS CAPTAIN JACOB KEYES.
We made a blind jump... how did they-
CAMERA ANGLE WHIRLS. WE SEE CORTANA, IN HER SHIMMERING OPPULENCE, PROJECTED FROM A HOLOPROJECTOR IN FRONT OF CAPTAIN KEYES. BEHIND HER, WE CAN SEE INTO THE DEPTH OF SPACE.
Get here before us? Captain Keyes, the Covenant have always been faster than us. And as for tracking us all the way from Reach, at lightspeed, my maneuvering options were limited.
CAPTAIN KEYES PACES THE BRIDGE FOR A MOMENT. HE WALKS UP BEHIND A CREWMAN WHO IS LOOKING AT A HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF SOME SORT, LOOKING OVER THE CREWMAN'S SHOULDER.
We were running dark, yes?
Yes, sir, until we decellerated. *No one* could have missed the hole we tore in subspace.
CAPTAIN KEYES SIGHS, AND STANDS UP. HE BEGINS TO PACE THE BRIDGE.
The Covenant are on the far side of the planet, sir. They were waiting for us. There was nothing you could do.
CAPTAIN KEYES WAVES A HAND IN A DISMISSAL GESTURE.
Where do we stand?
Our fighters are mopping up their recon picket right now.
CAPTAIN KEYES NODS. CORTANA CONTINUES.
But I've isolated approach signatures from multiple CCS-class battlegroups... make it... three or four capital ships per group. And in about, oh, ninety seconds they'll be all over us.
CAPTAIN KEYES SIGHS LOUDLY.
Well, that's it, then. Bring the ship back up to Combat Alert Alpha. I want everyone at their stations.
Aye, aye, sir... everyone?
Everyone. Oh- and Cortana?
Let's give our old friends a warm welcome.
CORTANA SMILES APPROVINGLY.
I've already begun.
CAMERA PANS OUT OF BRIDGE, TO OUTLINE THE PILLAR OF AUTUMN AGAINST THE STARS. THE CAMERA THEN SHIFTS ANGLES UPWARD, UNTIL WE SEE... A GIANT, INTERGALATIC HULA HOOP.
AT THIS POINT, THE SCENE SUDDENLY SHIFTS TO A PYSCHADELICALLY-COLORED ROOM. THE SONG "NO RAIN" BY BLIND MELON SUDDENLY BEGINS TO PLAY. GIVE THE SONG A FEW SECONDS TO LEAD IN, AND THE MASTER CHIEF AND AN ELITE COMMANDER DANCE- NO, MAKE THAT PRANCE... SKIP, EVEN... INTO THE ROOM, AND BEGIN TO DANCE WITH EACH OTHER.
(singing) All I can say is that my life is pretty plain I like watching the puddles gather, rain
(singing) Rrrr rrwow grrr rerrrr rreerrrr rrrrwwow Grrrrrreeaarrreerrrrrwow
(translation- And all I can do is just pour some tea for two And speak my point of view, but it's not sane)
MASTER CHIEF AND ELITE COMMANDER
It's not sane... (Rrrrraaaoww)
THE SCREEN GOES BLACK WITH A GIANT RECORD-CUTOFF NOISE. BEFORE LONG, THE FOLLOWING FLASHES ONTO THE SCREEN:
ERROR 932.2- WRITER EXPERIENCING ACID TRIP. ABORT, RETRY, FAIL, LOOK AT THE SWIRELY COLORS?
This video, shown at E3, is a dramatic representation of what a game of Halo would look like. Unfortunately, the title is extremely unlikely to be released for Mac now Bungie has been taken over by Microsoft, but Mac and PC fans alike can take a gander at the massive file by hitting this. Be warned: this is a 158.8Mb MPEG. Those of you on 33K modems can expect a wait of at least 11 hours to download the movie