Gary Whitta is the former Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer magazine and now an award-winning screenwriter best known for the explosive post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington, and as co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He also co-wrote the Will Smith sci-fi adventure After Earth, and was writer and story consultant on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, for which he was the co-recipient of a BAFTA award for Best Story.
Most recently he served as writer on the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. He also wrote the film adaptations of the Mark Millar comic Starlight and David Petersen’s Mouse Guard for 20th Century Fox, and the David Fisher book The War Magician for StudioCanal and Benedict Cumberbatch. He recently adapted The Last Jedi for Marvel Comics. His first novel, Abomination, is now available, and his original 12-part Image Comics series Oliver is currently in publication.
Born and raised in London, England, Gary currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco.