Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Universal Studios to release a feature film based on the Gears of War sci-fi game franchise.
Microsoft revealed the movie plans as part of its Gears of War 4 live stream event. Rod Fergusson, studio head for Gears of War 4’s developer The Coalition, stated that development of the movie is still early, with no director or screenwriter set up yet. There’s also not a release date. He did say that, unlike nearly all video game-to-movie adaptations, Microsoft and Universal want the Gears film to work first as a great movie.
This is not the first time a Gears of War feature film has been announced. New Line Cinema bought the rights a few years ago, with Len Wiseman (Underworld) assigned to direct. However, those plans never came to fruition.
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