Confirming rumors from as far back as April (and revisited in August), Gears of War film scribe Stuart Beattie has written a new script for a Halo adaptation. "The Halo movie in its initial incarnation is dead. No one is pursuing it any more," said Beattie in an interview with GameDaily. Adding credibility to August's rumored concept art, the script is going to serve as a prequel to the original Halo: Combat Involved and be based on the The Fall of Reach novel, with Beattie "ending the movie where the first game begins."
As to the fate of this adaptation, Beattie said they are "in discussions with Microsoft to see if we can get this made." Don't get your hopes too high just yet.