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Gears of War film set for 2010

Gears of War film set for 2010

The Gears of War movie is tentatively set for release in 2010.

Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, producer for the upcoming Gears of War movie, has indicated that the film could be released as early as 2010.

Speaking to Comingsoon.net, Godfrey said that a director is almost attached to the project and that the script is being finalised. Although the rights to the film are owned by New Line Cinema, Temple Hill Entertainment will be producing the movie adaptation of Epic's monster hit.

"We've got our script and a director we're about to attach," Godfrey said. "We'll hopefully make that early next year for the summer of 2010."

The script for the film is being penned by Stuart Beattie, who also wrote films such as Collateral and the first Pirates of the Carribean film.

Epic has stayed close to the project all the way through, with Cliff Bleszinkski helping to produce the title and having constant input. Epic has also hinted that the film will be shot entirely on green screen, with computer generated effects added in like in Zack Snyder's 300.

Excited about the possibility of a Gears of War movie, or cautious and skeptical? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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badders 31st March 2008, 11:48 Quote
The aspect ratio of all the characters are wrong, so it will be full of wrestlers, whose aspect ratios are also wrong.
Mentai 31st March 2008, 11:52 Quote
It could be ok. It has a reasonable script writer behind it and as far as I know Gears was largely Cliffy's vision, so he knows how to make the franchise look good. Although I'm a bit skeptical of the production going ahead when the Halo movie fell through (I was kinda looking forward to that when they announced it).

Here's hoping...!
mmorgue 31st March 2008, 12:40 Quote
I just can't get excited about it. The ratio of good game-to-movie conversions is so low that I simply cannot believe this has the strength to be anything more than say, "Doom"..

What about a movie of Zak MacKracken or Leisure Suit Larry??
kenco_uk 31st March 2008, 12:47 Quote
Or.. Monkey Island? :)

Oh wait, 'tis already been done
Flibblebot 31st March 2008, 12:59 Quote
I'm just waiting for them to announce that the director is Uwe Boll... :(
WildThing 31st March 2008, 13:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by badders
The aspect ratio of all the characters are wrong, so it will be full of wrestlers, whose aspect ratios are also wrong.

Lol excellent word use! I've often thought that way about the recent UT characters too.
pimlicosound 31st March 2008, 14:24 Quote
The biggest problem with game-to-film adaptations is that the writers always feel compelled to completely change the story and characters. Remember "Super Mario Brothers"? Where the hell did that vision come from? "Resident Evil" - that got all twisted, with the rubbish to do with the computer. "Doom" - genetic engineering instead of hell unleashed. If the games are so popular, why do the writers and producers of the film adaptations always feel they ought to change everything?
mmorgue 31st March 2008, 14:48 Quote
Well, again, why are they always the same sorts of games they choose? Big guns and big explosions... because it's so *easy* to do. Chuck it all at special fx and there, 90% of the game-to-movie conversion is done. Let's see some proper "creative" storylines, characters, without big bang-bang guns and super flashy explosions.

Let's see a game-to-movie version of "Below the Root" - if they can do that then there's still hope...
whisperwolf 31st March 2008, 15:07 Quote
Gears of war always reminded me of Starship Troopers anyway, its the whole creatures coming out of the ground and big cannon type bug. Perhaps the film will be Starship Troopers set on earth, with a bit of pitch black thrown in for the night scenes.
metarinka 31st March 2008, 22:28 Quote
I don't think the IP is actually all that strong to make a good movie, but it could be be done with good production and writing.
aren't they making a warcraft movie? i have high hopes for that, that is very good lore/IP
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