Stuart Hazeldine is one of a select number of UK-based screenwriters who write for the major hollywood studios. After selling his first screenplay Underground at the age of 24, he wrote the sci-fi TV movie Riverworld for the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003.
2007 saw him hit the industry stratosphere with a rewrite of the blockbuster sci-fi remake The Day the
Earth Stood Still for Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, followed by a rewrite of the supernatural thriller Knowing for Summit Entertainment, directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. He has just adapted John Milton’s epic religious fantasy poem Paradise Lost for Legendary Pictures (300, The Dark Knight), to be directed by Scott Derrickson, and is currently adapting John Christopher’s sci-fi adventure novel The Tripods with Alex Proyas for Paramount Pictures.
In 2005, Stuart wrote and directed the twenty-minute short film drama, Christian. Exam is his
feature directing debut, which he has also written (from an original story by Simon Garrity and Hazeldine) and produced with Gareth Unwin.
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