Steven Spielberg eyes Halo adaptation. Steven Spielberg is reportedly in negotiations to develop the proposed Halo film adaptation. According to reports, the director has expressed interest in the project after reading a script from screenwriter Stuart Beattie. “Spielberg is blown away by writer Stuart Beattie’s take on the game in his script entitled Halo: The Fall Of Reach,” read the report. “This coupled with the fact that his Dreamworks umbrella is looking for a big tent pole to help launch their newly independent studio with distribution over at Walt Disney Pictures after losing Transformers to Paramount in the separation, it’s the perfect combination.” Peter Jackson was originally attached to helm a movie based on the franchise, but the project collapsed because of “internal politics” at film studios Fox and Universal.