'Halo' is headed for the big screen: Live-action film to be based on Microsoft video game

A Microsoft Corp. product is headed to the big screen for the first time — but don’t worry, moviegoers won’t be asked to suffer through two hours of Clippy.

The company’s “Halo” video-game franchise and its hero, Master Chief, will provide the basis for a major movie under a deal between Microsoft and movie studios Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.

Microsoft confirmed the agreement Wednesday after months of speculation in Hollywood and the video-game world. —Todd Bishop

‘Halo’ is headed for the big screen: Live-action film to be based on Microsoft video game (Seattle PI)

This movie is likely to join the ranks of the immortals.

The “Clippy” lead is clever.