Yeah, the man that recently had a hand in producing the cinematic gold that is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, has, supposedly, been “blown away” by a spec script by Stuart Beattie based on the novel The Fall of Reach. In case you’re curious, Beattie also has his hands on some cinematic gold this summer to the tune of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. To be fair, though, he also wrote the script to Collateral, and that movie was all kinds of good.
With all the other drama around this movie, it’s interesting to see big names come and go for it. Clearly, there’s some kind of turmoil surrounding the making of this game, where either Microsoft/Bungie are being incredibly difficult, or Hollywood is, or both of them are and it’s a clash of mass media titans that causes big names to throw their hands in the air and say, in so many words, “f*ck this!” Granted, Neil Blomkamp isn’t huge, but he’s so far pretty reputable, so whatever my example still stands.
Bottom line: Good luck, Steve. May this be the game adaptation that avoids the word “sucks.”