Thanks to Germ for sending this to me this morning:
The deal — based on a script by “28 Days Later” scribe Alex Garland — caused a stir earlier in the week when Garland’s agents at Creative Artists Agency sent it out via a messenger clad in a “Halo”-esque green costume. The deal came bearing some pretty stiff terms, including a two-hour bidding period and demands for a $10 million advance against 15% of the gross. The script was commissioned by Microsoft, which also brought in producer Peter Schlessel to work on the project.
I guess we will have to see how things turn out.