Gears of War changing studios?

Gears of War changing studios?

One of the popular new franchises of the current generation of consoles has been the xbox exclusive series ‘Gears of War’ from Epic Games. The series already has had three titles released with a fourth well on the way.The series primarily centres on Marcus Fenix and his squad of gear’s fighting the Locust’s after they begin their attack on humanity (following emergence day). The series has been rumoured to be the subject of a big budget feature film translation, with previous reports indicating that Underworld’s Len Wiseman was attached to direct however the project has since gone quiet.

There appears to be some new life now as meetings with producers are being sought to set up the project at a new studio. The film was in development at New Line cinemas in 2007, but has been left aside as New Line focuses on other projects.
Creative Artists Agency, who is representing Epic Games, will be using a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie to promote the project. Beattie has previously written a number of films including ’30 Days of Night’, ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’, ‘Australia’, and ‘Collateral’.

While it’s nice to see some new interest in the project, it’s still a long way from a green light, an adaptation of the ‘Halo’ series of video games has experienced long term delays for a variety of reasons. Time will tell if ‘Gears of War’ has any more success in getting a film project off the ground.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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