View Full Version : Halo finially & Blake7 to reboot

08-16-2013, 06:35 AM
It has been announced that a certain Mr S. Speilberg
is to helm the screen realisation of HALO. Deeply bedded
no other detailing as yet.
Also Microsoft are to fund a 6 episode run of a reboot
of BLAKE 7,helmed by a 007 director Martin Campbell.
Sounds all good.
Reported by Wednesday's Financial Times.
Companies & Markets Section page 13
Rock on!

08-16-2013, 09:49 AM
The Blake's 7 story is still just a rumour. The BBC have posted a story on the subject over on their website:


From a personal point of view, the thought of Microsoft having a new series of Blake's 7 as an exclusive feature for the X-Box One is depressing rather than exciting :bangwall::eek:

08-16-2013, 10:04 AM
W'll see.
The Financial Times is usually right & pretty good @
finanical deal's reportage, remember- its- it's job!
Maybe the ink is not quite dry?
FT do not do rumour, it upsets the stock investors.
W'll see.

08-16-2013, 10:51 AM
After all the Blake's 7 reboot stories over the years from unimpeachable sources that have come to nothing, as far as I'm concerned until an actual programme appears on a TV screen....it's still just a rumour :D

Waves of light
08-16-2013, 11:51 AM
Well it's not like they could make a sequel, is it :D

08-16-2013, 02:14 PM
Actually, it would be very easy to make a sequel. Look up a copy of 'Blake's 7: Afterlife' by Tony Attwood written/published way back in 1984 (quite appropriate when you think about it :D) . It does continue the story reasonably well. Certainly as good as any of the stories in Series 4 :thumbsup:

08-16-2013, 04:40 PM
As long as the Blake's 7 budget is 20 quid, the computer consists of a polyethylene bag and a 5 watt bulb and the film set is a retro 70s multi story car park it'll be OK ;)

08-16-2013, 04:59 PM
As long as the Blake's 7 budget is 20 quid, the computer consists of a polyethylene bag and a 5 watt bulb and the film set is a retro 70s multi story car park it'll be OK ;)You're forgetting the disused quarries, a staple location for both Blake's 7 and Classic Dr Who :D

The 20 quid budget would certainly be about right if SyFy got to do the show, as was announced/rumoured earlier this year. That was the budget for Sharknado wasn't it ? :D

08-17-2013, 06:21 AM
Leave it alone already.

08-17-2013, 06:28 AM
Anyone want to poo poo Halo by Speiberg.?
Negative waves gentleman. W'll see

08-17-2013, 06:39 AM
Anyone want to poo poo Halo by speiberg.?
Negative waves gentleman. W'll seeThe Speilberg story is old news. He was linked to the Halo movie way back in April, so nothing to discuss there.

P.S. And also the proposed TV series in the May 21st announcement from Microsoft. Steven Spielberg has been linked to the Halo franchise since at least 2011, so it stands to reason that it will actually happen someday.

08-17-2013, 09:58 AM
May I suggest that because The Financial Times has run this,
that Q.E.D.- the projects are now 'Green- Lit'.
Therefore will now be going ahead. Its there to tell investors
in Microsoft's Stock gives it cache of validity!

08-17-2013, 10:04 AM
I had to google what Blake's 7 was. Space logo came up :D

08-17-2013, 10:40 AM
I had to google what Blake's 7 was. Space logo came up :DIt was a classic BBC Sci-fi series that ran from 1978 to 1981. It was one of the first sci-fi programmes to have a cliff hanger at the end of each series. In series one, it had Orac making a prediction of the future which showed their ship, The Liberator, blowing up and then ran the credits. There are two entries for the TV series on the IMDB. The first, and most interesting, for the original series:


and a second one that popped up last year for a proposed new series to be released this year:


There isn't much information in the latter, not too surprisingly, but the forum discussions make for fun/interesting reading especially the one titled 'Sequel or Reboot' which does include a good breakdown of how several different attempts have been made to bring the series back to the small screen.

08-18-2013, 01:17 PM
The FT article covering the Blake's 7 deal does make interesting reading:


I'm amazed the Editor allowed it to be published as the story is still unconfirmed hearsay from 'people familiar with the situation'. According to the article, all of the companies mentioned declined to comment when contacted which is the normal way of saying that the deal is still being negotiated. I would imagine that is how stock holders and other interested parties will read it too :D

08-30-2013, 05:02 AM
Sorry to keep flogging a dead horse but Microsoft have now officially quashed the rumours that they were taking on a Blake's 7 remake/reboot. This story comes from 'Den of Geek' where a Microsoft Executive responded to a direct question on the subject:

"At the Edinburgh TV Festival, during a talk about new programme platforms, Kate Barnes was present in her capacity as Executive Producer at Microsoft's EMEA TV. Den of Geek asked her directly about Blake's 7. She had this to say:

"I think the rumours took on a lot of speed because sci-fi is obviously something at the heart of Xbox, but no, there's nothing to that."

Apparently no programming has been confirmed bar the already announced Halo TV series which was described as having obvious appeal as the console's biggest franchise."

The full article can be found here:


Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/blakes-7/27035/microsoft-tv-producer-denies-blakes-7-xbox-rumours#ixzz2dRtwJzfd