Sci-Fi Gears Of War (movie)


The News Robot

The hordes of "Gears of War" fans who have clamored for a big-screen adaptation have something to celebrate today, besides a really sweet head stomp. After years of uncertainty, the "Gears of War" movie is back on track with producer Scott Stuber.

Variety reports that after an intense bidding war for the rights to the mega-popular Xbox franchise, Stuber, who recently produced "Ted" and "Batteship," walked away as the victor.

With a major studio producer backing the adaptation, "Gears of Wars" is closer to becoming a reality than any time since 2007.

Six years ago, "Total Recall" remake director Len Wiseman attempted to bring the Cog and Locust to movie theaters with New Line Cinema. Wiseman eventually left the project, which sputtered out from there.

The renewed effort to bring "Gears of War" to the big screen adds it to a growing list of developing adaptations that include Michael Fassbender's "Assassin's Creed," Tom Hardy in "Splinter Cell," and the "Ratchet and Clank" movie.

This iteration of "Gears of War" is far from a sure thing. Stuber is a serious producer, so it's worth putting faith in his ability to get a hot property made into a movie, but as we saw with the Wiseman attempt, things can fall apart easily. Let us not forget Neill Blomkamp's "HALO."

(via MTV)


An Old Friend
In 2010, the movie started having problems when Wiseman left production and budget was cut.
At Comic-Con 2010, Cliff alluded that the film was being rewritten for the big screen and that he expected the film to be done sometime in 2012.

Today I searched IMdb for the placeholder and found it STILL in development
Gears of War - IMDb

The above quotes come from the Film entry at Gearspedia (a wikia)
the story has been scaled back from an epic to a straight forward invasion

The Coming Soon entry lists the following:
Release date: TBD

Studio: N/A


MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriters: Chris Morgan, Stuart Beattie


Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

Plot Summary:
Based on Epic Games' award-winning video game. The game thrusts players into humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The story unfolds as a ragtag group of soldiers use every last ounce of strength to survive the onslaught from the forces of evil, which begins on the historic Emergence Day.

The sheer lack of current information leads me to believe this movie has been shelved indefinately.


Code Monkey
Staff member
I think this one won't ever be made. The games, when played in Campaign Mode, are already kind of a movie so I suspect fans would be disappointed with a movie version.

Anybody remember the Doom movie? :o_O:


An Old Friend
Who knows anymore? Hollyrock is bound to greenlight it eventually.
There are lots of movies in "Development Hell" that I would love to see made.