As if the release of ‘Gears of War 4’ was enough the reality has been announced during a live stream for the release in the long-running sci-fi shooting video game franchise. Microsoft today confirmed that a film based on the Gears of War is in development with the rights optioned by Universal. The announcement was made by Rod Fergusson, who is head of the video game studio at The Coalition.
“When you do a movie like this, you have to realize that it’s a different medium with a different audience. I think if you were to go in and say, like, ‘OK, it’s got to be completely 100 percent faithful to the game canon,’ or the story of the game, like, what’s going to end up happening is … it’s not going to be the best movie. The big thing we’re really trying to focus on is making the best Gears movie possible, as opposed to the one that’s the most closest to the game…I want it to be this thing where it feels authentic to Gears of War, but I want it to, like, blow people’s minds because it’s actually a great movie first, and then it pays homage to the source material second.“
-Rod Fergusson (Head of The Coalition, Video Game Department)
The first game was released in 2006 and pawned three proper sequels including the just-released Gears Of War 4, and side-story, Gears of War: Judgment which was developed by Epic Games. Scott Stuber of Bluegrass Films is set to produce the Gears of War movie for Universal, but hoping plans don’t fall apart like they did in 2010. As for the director, writer, or an anticipated release date announcements will follow as there is no plans just yet.
Gears Of War takes place on the planet Sera. The game centers on a battle for survival between humans and a race of creatures known as the Locust Horde that surface from the depths of the planet. The soldiers of Delta Squad are forced to fight and save Sera’s inhabitants from certain destruction.
Gears Of Wars 4 will be out on Tuesday, October 11th.