A Gears Of War Movie Is Officially Happening

by Jeff Marchiafava on Oct 05, 2016 at 01:32 PM

During Microsoft's Gears Of War 4 livestream, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson confirmed that a Gears of War movie is officially in the works.

According to Polygon, Fergusson revealed during the livestream that Microsoft and Universal are teaming up to make the movie, which is currently in pre-production. Fergusson says that in order to make the best movie possible, the script won't follow any specific storyline from the games. "I want it to be this thing where it feels authentic to Gears of War," Fergusson says, "but I want it to, like, blow people's minds because it's actually a great movie first, and then it pays homage to the source material second."

A Gears of War movie was kicked around for years back when Epic still owned the license. However, things got a little more concrete at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, when Fergusson suggested he'd have new details to announce very soon.

While the Gear of War movie probably won't be out for a few more years, players can pick up Gears of War 4 next Tuesday. Still too long to wait? Come back tonight to check out our review of the game.

[YouTube via Polygon]


Our Take
While the movie news is undoubtedly exciting for Gears fans, they shouldn't get too carried away just yet. As with previous attempts at a Gears of War movie, a lot can go wrong during the pre-production phase, leading to lengthy delays or the outright cancellation of a film. Hopefully Microsoft has learned a thing or two about the movie business since the Halo days.