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Halo webseries filmed on Burnaby campus?

By David Dyck


Last week, overachieving students who were on campus a week early were confronted with Burnaby Mountain yet again being used as the set for a nerdy television show, this time likely a web series based on the adventures of Master Chief, a character from the popular videogame Halo.

The Peak was unable to get any interviews with workers on set, and have not confirmed that this is what is being filmed, but judging from the photos, videogame experts here at The Peak have confirmed that the Halo rifles both on the mural and the statue make Halo an obvious conclusion. The crew later covered parts of the mural in an attempt to avoid detection.

Online videogame news site Kotaku reported that the university’s official line on the campus restructuring is that, “The film is called ‘Sleeper’, the story of a young man in a futuristic military academy who struggles with his destiny as a soldier — and with an alien invasion.” There is no word on how long the props will be in place.

According to Variety, the entertainment news website, the Halo webseries will air in 15-minute weekly installments leading up to the release of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” on November 6.

There seems to be something futuristic about concrete, as SFU has been the set for Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, and more recently, Underworld 4.