Gears of War Movie Is Back on Track

The project might get new producers and writers working on it

By Andrei Dumitrescu on October 11th, 2012 11:45 GMT

The agency that represents the interests of developer Epic Games in the world of movies has announced that it is looking for a new producer to take over the Gears of War film projects, which might mean that the overall production is back on track after several years of delays.

Initially, the Creative Artists Agency announced that it was working on Gears of War with New Line. But since then, the company has announced that it is focusing on the trilogy that uses The Hobbit book from J.R.R. Tolkien as an inspiration.

The book was originally set to be split into two movies, but it has now become a trilogy and that means a long wait for those who were interested in seeing a Gear of War screen adaptation.

Since it was first announced, the projects has been linked to Len Wiseman, who has also worked on Total Recall and the Underworld franchise and to Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who have previously worked on Twilight.

The main sign that the Gears of War movie is still in trouble is the lack of an official finished script.

So far writers as varied as Chris Morgan, known for Wanted, Stuart Beattie, who also wrote Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Billy Ray, known for State of Play have worked on the story of the movie.

It’s not clear what piece of the extensive narrative of the video game franchise the Gears of War movie aims to work with or if the main character will be Marcus Fenix or a new COG soldier specifically created for this project.

Until the movie comes out, fans of the game universe will be able to play the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment, which will arrive on the Xbox 360 during March 2013, the first game in the series to focus on Damon Baird and Augustus Cole.
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