I'm just sickened at the idea of Del Torro directing such a huge film. If you have Peter Jackson, you have all the directors you need. Put anyone in the big seat who will shut up, and let the real passionate artists take over.
I'm not hot for Del Torro either, but Jackson would have taken the directing job if he wanted it. He obviously wants to do this thing from a distance and in post-production.
Whoever does end up directing Halo, I hope they have a good grasp of capturing three things:
1) An artistic view of war and brutal military combat.
2) An eye for cinematography, specifically in respects to large, open environments.
3) A good judgement on where to draw the line when honoring the writer's original piece.
I hope Marty O'Donnell does the score, or someone who works closely with him.