Fans of The Coalition developed video game “Gears of War” will soon get to see a big-screen adaptation of the title. Rod Fergusson, development director of the game franchise, made the announcement on Wednesday via live stream that Universal Studios and Microsoft will be collaborating for this project. As for details of the movie, fans might need to wait to find out.
There aren’t any details about the “Gears of War” movie just yet, except that Scott Stuber, known for “Ted” and “Central Intelligence,” and “Planet of the Apes'” Dylan Clark will be on board to produce. The concept for the video game-based movie is still being polished, according to Clark and it remains to be seen if there will be a fresh story or materials will solely be based on the video game.
According to Business Insider, the movie will most likely use concepts, plot, and characters from the game and use them to bring something new to the audience. Nevertheless, Clark made it clear to IGN during New York Comic Con that the movie is still in the “early days of exploration.”
In the “Gears of War” game franchise, the story revolves around Marcus Fenix as he battles against the Locust Horde, the reptilian humanoid race, and saves humankind. It is unclear if the “Gears of War” movie will stick to this story or introduce an all-new adventure in the same universe. This isn’t the first time that news about a “Gears of Wars” movie broke out; back in 2007, the same announcement was made with Len Wiseman (“Underworld”) as the director. However, this never materialized and the idea was soon forgotten.
But the plan to get “Gears of War” into big screens is back and it could be really happening this time around. A release date for “Gears of War” movie has not been penciled down, but fans can soon enjoy a new adventure in “Gears of War 4,” which will release on Xbox One and Windows PC on Oct. 11.