Well, not more much longer hopefully, as the oft mentioned but yet to be realised computer game adaptation may be having another go at making the leap to the big screen. GEARS OF WAR is a billion dollar franchise for the X-Box console, and is also one of the only games since the N64 that I have actually played. It sees a world taken over by The Locust Horde and humanities last attempt at destroying the pesky buggers.
GEARS OF WAR was with New Line since 2007 but they decided to focus most of their efforts on Peter Jackson’s upcoming THE HOBBIT. With the project in turnaround, GEARS OF WAR is now looking for a new home. Creative Artists Agency, the guys that rep Epic Games; the lovely folk behind GEARS OF WAR, are looking to start discussions with producers soon. The latest screenwriter to join the project is Stuart Beattie, who also has another computer game adaptation, HALO, under submission in treatment form.
GEARS OF WAR was never going to be a property that jumped onto the big screen with ease. The budget is no doubt going to be huge, and I can’t see it as anything less than an R-rated film. The casting could also prove difficult as you need huge muscular men that can also act. Hopefully. Len Wiseman has already jumped ship as director, so who will be taking this on?