I feel like we’ve been talking about a Gears of War movie for like forever now. It has to be a couple of years, right? Well, for the faithful out there still waving the flag, we have some slight movement to report.
According to Variety, Scott Stuber is coming on to produce and begin developing the script with the video game’s creator, Epic Games. The project has yet to attach talent, writer, or distributor, although Stuber does have a first look deal with Universal. Both parties will begin taking it out to studios.
New Line picked up the rights to make a Gears of War movie in 2007, tasking Stuart Beattie to adapt the script and Len Wiseman to direct. When creative differences between the studio and Epic could not be reconciled, New Line let the property go, and it has since been looking for a new home.
The video game’s story is set on the planet Sera and follows a former P.O.W. who is civilization’s best hope in the fight against the Locust Horde, a race of creatures who emerged from beneath the planet’s surface and are intent on eliminating humankind.
Keep your fingers crossed.
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