A number of internet reports are highlighting the fact that Xbox.com, within the last 24 hours, has carried news that little known South African Neill Blomkamp will sit in the director's chair for the Halo movie. However, the article on Xbox.com (which appeared here) has just as swiftly been removed, obviously raising a question mark over the content contained within. Was it inaccurate, or did someone simply jump the gun with the details?
Well, the answer to that is - we've currently no idea. We've reached for the CVG hotline to Microsoft's UK arm, but no one was available for comment at the time of writing.
Anyway, a quick trip to the all-knowing IMDB.com reveals that Blomkamp has previously been involved with visual effects in numerous TV series'. However, he apparently played a key role in the famous Citroen advert with the dancing car - for which he won an award - too and has also received plaudits for film-short Alive in Joburg - an allegory done in a documentary style focussing on aliens living on Earth.
Obviously we'll bring you more word on the Halo director action as and when we get it.