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?