According to the article, Microsoft has denied that a movie is in the works, although there is an Xbox Live series coming. I didn’t know about that, so I am pretty excited. There has been one “movie” made called Forward Unto Dawn. I highly recommend it, even if you’re not a Halo fan. Originally a web series, this movie is ripe with great acting and special effects.
It’s probably too early to tell, but Halo may very well be the next Star Wars. It may be no coincidence that a big name like Steven Spielberg is attached to the new series. Halo lore already transcends the gaming world and has spawned comics, anime, books, toys and more.
In the meantime, here’s an old video I made with suggestions for making a Halo movie: