Halo is one of the biggest video game franchises out there and the Halo TV show has been in development hell for over a decade. Director Rupert Wyatt was involved with this television series but Showtime announced last year that he had left the project. In an interview with Collider, Rupert Wyatt explained why he left Halo.
Rupert Wyatt said this on the reasons he had for leaving the Halo television series:
“I got involved, I knew very little about Halo […] I kind of steeped myself in the mythology and began to realize how much incredible literature there was and the depth of the storytelling, and it all stacked up for me […] In short, I think if I had come at it from an earlier perspective from the building of it then perhaps it would have gone differently, but as a director of a TV show it’s quite hard to sort of become a creative architect of a show.”
“I think in a way I was never gonna be that, and that’s fine because there are really many talented people involved in that show who are doing that job. So it became clear that there was gonna be more time needed, I’m talking some months if not years, to align—as you probably know it’s massively ambitious, so the budget for that really needs to align with the scripts.”
“We were still kind of working on that, but it ultimately wasn’t under my watch to be able to find that alignment. So there was a choice made by Showtime which was essentially to push things, and if I had been perhaps been the showrunner then I would have stayed on that journey for two or three years, but as a director of a finite number of episodes, there’s other things I really wanna do.”
“So I was very sad to leave, but basically it wasn’t within the framework that I originally signed up for.”