New Screenwriter Climbs Aboard "Halo"

by | July 17, 2006 | Comments

Those who’ve been following the "Halo" trip from Xbox to movie screen are probably well aware that the original screenplay was penned by "28 Days Later" scribe Alex Garland. And now we get word that a rookie screenwriter has been given the chance to give the project a second draft — and the kid certainly seems to have his video game pedigree in order.

We’re introduced to author/screenwriter D.B. Weiss by way of this fine interview at Here’s a snip:

"What are you working on at the moment?

I write for film now, mostly – appropriately enough, I’m currently adapting "Halo" for producers Mary Parent, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. I’ve got another novel finished that needs a second draft – and maybe someday, I’ll be able to work in games. I certainly hope so.

-That’s pretty exciting – I know you mentioned being a fan of the game’s multiplayer mode a few years back, but were you attracted to the storyline of the single player game back then?

Yeah, I’m pretty excited about it. And I did always think there was a lot more to the "Halo" universe than most games — I remember switching to “Easy” mode on the first game, so I could plow through it more quickly and find out what happened next."

For a full rundown of Mr. Weiss’ video game credentials, check out the full interview right here. (The kid’s also working on a new draft of "Ender’s Game," too!)