'Gears of War' Movie In The Pipeline
Microsoft has officially announced that it will be partnering with Universal Pictures and game development team The Coalition to produce a live-action film adaptation of the hit alien shooter franchise, "Gears of War."
According to a statement by The Coalition head Rod Fergusson during a special livestream session for the upcoming game "Gears of War 4" earlier, the project has just entered the pre-production phase, with both Dylan Clark (Rise of The Planet of The Apes) and Scott Stubber (Central Intelligence) tapped to co-produce the film.
Rod has stated that they intend to come up with a great story to this project, believing that it will be the key to let the film cater not just to fans, but to the uninitiated.
"When you do a movie like this, you have to ... realize that it's a different medium with a different audience," Fergusson said. "I think if you were to go in and say, like, 'OK, it's got to be completely 100 percent faithful to the game canon,' or the story of the game, like, what's going to end up happening is ... it's not going to be the best movie. The big thing we're really trying to focus on is making the best Gears movie possible, as opposed to the one that's the most closest to the game."
While no dates were announced yet for the film project, "Gears of War 4" will be hitting shelves on October 11th.