Talking to Gary Whitta about faith, fantasy and his new novel “ABOMINATION”

Gary Whitta is no stranger to the realms of fantasy. The acclaimed screenwriter first made a name for himself by penning the script to “The Book of Eli”, a post-apocalyptic tale that starred Denzel Washington. He has written for acclaimed game-maker Telltale Games“The Walking Dead” series; and recently made a splash when he was tapped to write the screenplay to “Star Wars: Rogue One”, one of the Star Wars Anthology films that is currently in production. (He has since written a script for the animated television series Star Wars: REBELS.) Whitta has now transitioned into the realm of prose, having just released his first novel titled “ABOMINATION.”

Whitta_ABOMINATION-CV“ABOMINATION” tells the story of Wulfric, a knight from England’s Dark Ages, who after fighting a war against his country’s enemies, finds himself battling the forces of darkness. It’s a story where the reader travels to some very dark places that Whitta has created, with elements of horror, action and (thankfully) humor that keeps you turning pages until you get to the last one.

After having a copy of ABOMINATION sent to me by his publisher, Inkshares, Whitta and I corresponded via e-mail to discuss the book; where the idea came from; how he explores themes of faith and fear; how Whitta would cast the ABOMINATION movie; and his involvement with Star Wars: Rogue One:

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