‘Gears of War’ Will Be Shopped to Other Studios

New Line Cinema has put the video game adaptation into turnaround, to focus their efforts on ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy.
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‘Gears of War’ Will Be Shopped to Other Studios

Gears of War will be shopped around to other studios We haven't heard anything about the languishing Gears of War video game adaptation since April 2010, when it was reported that development was stuck in limbo after director Len Wiseman left the project. Today, we have word that New Line Cinema has put the project into turnaround, which means the producers are free to shop it to other studios. The title had been in development at the studio since 2007.

Stuart Beattie was the most recent screenwriter to work on the script, with Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious 6) and Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) also turning in screenplay drafts. Creative Artists Agency will spearhead the discussions with potential suitors, working from Stuart Beattie's script. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga) were previously attached as producers.

The Gears of War game launched in 2006, a third-person shooter centering on Delta Squad soldiers trying to fend off the Locust Horde, an evil species of creatures that emerged from the Earth's surface.

Gears of War is in development .

Sources:Variety

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

    @mcleve02 By them time it will be developing it

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    • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus I highly doubt we will see that anytime soon... :(

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

        I'm still waiting for a Resistance Movie

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        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

          @youngrizo Crap... I really wish they would capitalize on that film... seriously... It has a great story, opening for great casting, and the visuals would be sick! Sony really needs to get on this project...

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          • youngrizo • 3 years ago

            @mcleve02

            http://kotaku.com/5325532/infamous-movie-in-the-works

            haven't heard much since :(

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            • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

              @youngrizo The video game I really think they need to tackle would be inFamous... It is a lot more obtainable and would be the type of film to attract a larger crowd... but maybe that is just me

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              • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                I would love to make a five minute film of this, the team would have to be body builders to fit the parts.

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                • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                  Gears of War is set in a universe that would make a great fantasy war epic but for some reason at the same time it's aesthetic does not translate well enough. The way those characters were built and the armor they were still require a very ridiculously high need to suspend disbelief to be taken seriously. But the right artists could definitely do it.

                  I've always felt the one game that could truly do well as a movie franchise was Halo, it has a giant Universe, humanity and the cool spartan aspect, And Battleship proved humanoid looking aliens with armor could look cool so I don't know.

                  It's the Transformers theory, how ridiculous can something be and how much change would you have to make to make it relatable and something more people than the hardcore crowd would care for and how much would it cost to make... also part of the problem is a lot of these games are very violent and the violence is important to show how bad the universe they are set in, usually is.. Hollywood hangs on to PG13 for dear life...

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                  • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 3 years ago

                    to*

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                    • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 3 years ago

                      Gears of War is in development .

                      2016 is the date

                      why- because i would have made it before this damned studio- but which studio is it going too? arghhhh hurry up!

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                      • rudy • 3 years ago

                        Why bother going on board with something if you're just gonna leave the project later? It's always the same thing with video game adaptions. The director goes on board then later leaves. WHY EVEN BOTHER DAMMIT!!

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                        • whiskeythieves • 3 years ago

                          @john-m Word!

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                          • john-m • 3 years ago

                            @skywise: As I said to @ejk1 the only way that a truly good video game film will be made instead of the bad to terrible ones we've gotten so far is if studio's take them seriously. That means making them not only for video game geeks, but for the general audience. Also instead of hiring second to third string director and writers they need to get a big named director along with big named actors instead of the B and C level actors they hire now. Lastly the budget. Studios need to take a risk and put the investment in to the budget. Oh also they need to chose games that will translate into film better. If studio's did that I think we could get a really good video game films.

                            I think Metal Gear Solid and Uncharted could ms those films if studios did what I said above.

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                            • skywise • 3 years ago

                              @john-m Also, one of the things that made the game great was the fact that it asks you to make some hard decisions with dire consequences. There is no way that could translate to film because in the game you are the one responsable for the outcome.

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                              • skywise • 3 years ago

                                @john-m I agree, I lvoed Mas Effect so much. I just dont see a studio understanding what held it all together. I think they know they have abuilt in audience they are looking at the $$$ signs. I dont want a movie based on ME. the games are superior. There is no way a stuio could come close.

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                                • john-m • 3 years ago

                                  @skywise: Mass Effect simply wouldn't work as a movie. First a studio would have to take it seriously, which they don't now. That means getting an A quality directors and writers which they don't now. Also they would need A grade actors not the B and C level actors they get now. Then there the budget that would have to go into Mass Effect which would be astronomical, and I don't see that happening.

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                    I'm surprised the big five haven't expressed interes in them

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                                    • crypt • 3 years ago

                                      @skywise Yeah, I feel with games they can get away with more story. But I've never been a big campaign in movies kinda guy. Following the story in games doesn't do it for me.

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                                      • skywise • 3 years ago

                                        @crypt Mass Effect series is one of the deepest and most emotional games I have ever played. They are talking about making a film and I just dont feel to good about that. Mas Effect is brilliant as is.

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                                        • crypt • 3 years ago

                                          @skywise Same here; I want to know why they turn out horrid. I enjoy the Res Evil movies; but only as movies. As Adaptations of the games, they suck ass. I mean, I honestly enjoyed Hitman and Max Payne, I must admit. But i did not play the games.

                                          I have not played Mass Effect, but hear wonderful things, as you supported

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                                          • crypt • 3 years ago

                                            @skywise Same here; I want to know why they turn out horrid. I enjoy the Res Evil movies; but only as movies. As Adaptations of the games, they suck ass. I mean, I honestly enjoyed Hitman and Max Payne, I must admit. But i did not play the games.

                                            I have not played Mass Effect, but hear wonderful things, as you supported

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