New Line Cinema have picked up the rights to the Gears of War movie. The movie is in line for a summer 2009 release. Stuart Beattie, who did the screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Collateral as well as this years Spy Hunter movie, will writing the all important script (let’s hope it’ll be a tad more believeable than the game’s story).
There’s no news on a director as of yet, but as long as a certain Mr Boll stays away from it, I’m sure most people won’t complain. Making movies from games seems to be the new black, although most turn out to be, let’s be honest, utter bull.
Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer for the game, will be the film’s Executive Director. Mark Rein, Epic’s Vice President, told Variety:
“We wanted to make an entertainment property that’s not just for games but for other media. Our first and foremost philosophy is to do no harm, so we debated heavily the idea of doing a movie at all, but we feel we stacked the deck in our favour by working with the best players.”
Originally Written By: Scott Webber