According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures are teaming up to make a feature film adaptation of the Microsoft video game Halo.

Negotiations still were under way at press time Thursday, but under the deal, Universal will take domestic rights and Fox will handle international on the project. Further components could be included in the agreement. The deal -- based on a script by 28 Days Later scribe Alex Garland -- caused a stir earlier in the week when CAA 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 $10 million against 15% of the gross.

The script was commissioned by Microsoft, which also brought in producer Peter Schlessel to work on the project.

Brian B.