• Screenwriter alum returns to campus for book signing of new novel

    Columbus: A Silver Bear Thriller, by Derek HaasWe mentioned screenwriter Derek Haas (Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted) a couple of weeks ago among the many successful Baylor alums you might see back this weekend at Homecoming. As it turns out, Haas will indeed be back, as he is doing a book signing for his soon-to-be-released novel Columbus this afternoon at the Baylor Bookstore.

    Haas (BA ’91, MA ’95) is best known for his work with fellow Baylor alum Michael Brandt on the movies mentioned above, but he has also established a second career as a novelist. His first book, The Silver Bear, was released last summer; Columbus continues the series about an assassin dealing with the life he has chosen. A third novel has already been commissioned and is slated to follow in 2010.

    Of course, Haas and Brandt still have plenty of movie work to do as well. Their big-screen adaptation of The A-Team is filming right now, and both The Courier (starring Adrien Brody) and Wanted 2 (returning both Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy) are in pre-production.

    Sic ’em, Derek!

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