HN Entertainment has learned that Showtime’s live-action Halo series has added art director Justin Warburton-Brown. The series is based on the popular Xbox video game franchise and will include Master Chief as a lead character.

The Showtime series will take place in the same universe that launched in 2001 and will dramatize an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future

Justin’s credits include Alien vs Predator, Reign of Fire, Equilibrium, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence, The Mummy, Strike Back, American Assassin, Netflix’s The Witcher, and did vehicle designs for Prometheus.

Supporting Justin will be Hungarian art director Attila Illés, who has recently worked as an assistant art director on Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate and Robin Hood.

Some of the concept artists working on the series include artists Sean Hargreaves (Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, Star Wars: The Rise of The Skywalker, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Mike Hill (Dune, Blade Runner 2049, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare).

The series should have an impressive visual component to it given the creative talent involved on the design side of things.

Filming is expected to begin later this year in Budapest, Hungary.

American Gods’ Pablo Schreiber will star as Master Chief with newcomer Yerin Ha playing a character named Quan Ah.

Peaky Blinders and Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst recently replaced Rupert Wyatt, who left the project recently.

It will be certainly interesting to see what kind of scale they’ll end up going with the project and while I’m not a huge fan of the game mythology some of the cinematic trailers created in the past to promote the video game franchise has given me something to root for here with a new show.


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