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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The gears movie needs to be about Hoffman and how he's the best every of all of the times.
Is this why everyone at Epic is jumping ship?
They really need to cut this crap out! This movie has about as much chance of being made as the Halo movie, the Mass Effect movie, the Grand Theft Auto movie etc,etc,ad nausium. Even if they did make it it would prolly be as bad as Blood Rayne was. Give me an effing break already.
Hell yeah. Dom can be played by my friend looks just like him maybe some steroids to bulk up tho..
it will have to stay animated. Real actors playing this would seem too silly. Maybe make a prequel to the games. That way you can add your own story and make cameos for later games that true fans will appreciate all the while still making a compelling story for others who havent played it. At the end it should introduce you to the first game where it started off, even that would suffice as a nod to the franchise.
Emergence Day would be the best movie
i need this movie made Not PG13, Not PG i need rated R its only right don't sugar coat murder in war its what makes gears of war....GEARS OF WAR!!!! make it evil dead gory lol
Aside from it being a cool name for an action flick, I just don't see an adaptation of the game working as a movie. Game = Great. Movie idea = not so much. Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.
A Movie about a shooter? Boring. A Movie about a boring shooter? Very boring. Who whant's a gears of war movie?
Ugh... just let it die. Nothing good ever happens when you try to make a video game into a movie or vice versa.
Time for another best actor for a game article
I'm a huge gears fan and I'd really like to see a film.
To answer the closing question, I'd prefer to follow Marcus if a film released. I have very little interest in the pendulum wars and would like to see the Locust around e-day.
I'll admit that when I saw the title for this blog I got a little excited. Then I lost all excitement when I read "Battleship, Ted, and Identity Theif". Battleship tanked (no pun intended), Ted was vulgur, and Identity Thief just didn't seem that funny. Nevertheless, making movies based on video games is always a terrible idea. So please, no.
Whatever all these movie rumors never happen!!!
Gears would make for a potentially great movie I think