Say 'hai' to Peter Jackson. As one of the Oscar-winning creative team behind the "The Lord of the Rings" films, the director has been named to run the production of "Halo," an upcoming film based on Microsoft Corp.'s blockbuster videogame of the same name. Alongside his wife, Fran Walsh, Jackson will serve as the executive producers, whose duty is giving creative input on all aspects of the film via their WingNut Films banner.
"Halo," which is set for a mid-2007 worldwide release, is an action, adventure, and sci-fi film. Will serve as the film producer is Peter Schlessel, joined by Universal heads of production Mary Parent and Scott Stuber. Elsewhere, Universal Pictures will oversee the film's production and domestic distribution, while Twentieth Century Fox will handle its international distribution.