Een woordvoerder van producers Peter Jackson en Fran Walsh: "What happened was this: Universal, on behalf of both studios, asked for a meeting with the filmmakers just prior to the due date of a significant payment. Basically, they said that in order to move forward with the film, the filmmakers had to significantly reduce their deals. They waited until the last minute to have this conversation. Peter and Fran, after speaking with their producing partners and with Microsoft and Bungee, respectfully declined."
Naar verluidt is Microsoft al op zoek naar een andere filmmaatschappij om de distributie van Halo te verzorgen.