The lights are on
We may never see the Halo movie that we were promised all those years ago, but another Microsoft franchise could finally make it to the silver screen. According to Variety, a new producer has joined the project. Scott Stuber, who has produced films including Battleship, Ted, and Identity Thief, will be working with Epic to craft a new script.
Series rights were first acquired by New Line back in 2007 (less than a year after the first Gears of War title was released), but let it go when a creative rift formed between the studio and Epic Games. Right now, there is no other talent attached and no distributor is on board. It's unclear whether a screenwriter will be working alone or if someone from Epic Games would be sharing the responsibilities to ensure conformity throughout the process.
We reached out to Epic Games, and received this statement from a representative,
"We're working with Scott Stuber to explore the possibility of a Gears of War movie. And that's all we can say for now!"
What would you like to see in a Gears of War film? The Pendulum Wars, Emergence Day, the events of the trilogy and/or Judgment, or something else?
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As long as they dont make it gimicky.
Not with that producer and those credentials, scrap it before it starts. If it was somebody else with a better resume then I would definitely get a little excited.
as much as i was a fan of gears...1, since battleship was crap. ted wasnt THAT great and identity theft just really isnt a thought in my mind, i dont think ill be seeing this movie. other that the first resident evil movie i've never been happy with video game movies. This is just how i feel maybe because gears isnt a series i fell in love with that being said i would probably see a dead space movie: ]
Awesome, now go fix Gears: Judgment!!! That game is not that good!!!
I actually think a Gears movie is a terrible idea.
Why ruin Gears of War's cred now and make a movie? Just make more good games!
I hope this falls through, I don't want a Gears of War movie with a producer who is attached to the likes of Battleship and Identity Thief. One day it might be cool to have a Gears movie but I can wait until it has some better people working on it. As for the Halo movie, I am still holding out hope that Neill Blomkamp will come back to it at some point.
I'm in. I expect nothing more than some ripped soldiers running around, chainsawing their enemies in half. That's what I get from the game, that's what I want from a movie. I feel like, unlike other story heavy games, a Gears movie should be pretty easy to deliver on.
I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to view the original "Starship Troopers" as a "Gears" movie. Sure, there are some significant differences between the two, but the over the top gore, macho characters, and bug themed monsters can be swapped between the two fairly easily.
I would love a Gears movie, perhaps set in the immediate aftermath of E-Day, with a sub plot being Dom dealing with the loss of his children and how it affects him.