Legendary cranking on Gears film

Although some game-to-film adaptations have hit show-stopping snafus in production, the Gears of War film is proceeding with the efficiency of a well-oiled machine. Since New Line Cinema picked up the rights to imprint Marcus Fenix's glowering mug on celluloid last year, a number of high-profile...

Although some game-to-film adaptations have hit show-stopping snafus in production, the Gears of War film is proceeding with the efficiency of a well-oiled machine. Since New Line Cinema picked up the rights to imprint Marcus Fenix's glowering mug on celluloid last year, a number of high-profile names have been attached to the Epic Games property, including director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard; Underworld: Evolution) as well as writers Chris Morgan (Wanted; The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) and Stuart Beattie (Collateral; 30 Days of Night).

Now, the Gears of War film is getting a bit more lubrication to keep its wheels turning. Variety is reporting today that Legendary Pictures has signed on to cofinance and coproduce the film. Aside from the financing arrangement, no new details concerning the film were revealed, and Variety noted that New Line parent Warner Bros. Entertainment has yet to set a release date for Gears' box-office debut.

Legendary, helmed by Brash Entertainment cofounder Thomas Tull, has had its hand in a number of big-budget blockbusters in recent years. The production house first made its name with the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman Begins, and gained notoriety with the release of last year's cinematic 300. Legendary is also lending its expertise to a film based on Activision Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game hit, World of Warcraft.

The Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War won universal critical approbation when it was released in November 2006. A sequel to Epic Games' hot property is slated to arrive for Microsoft's console on November 7.

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Broken_Wisp
Broken_Wisp

the only great game-movie adaption was FF7 Advent Children

abeard424
abeard424

this will either be awesome, or totally suck

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

You never know with these things, it will either be a classic that gives way to sequels or it will be a complete pile of turd. All of us gamers are hoping for a pleasant surprise.

thenewau25
thenewau25

i am not a halo fan but they said the same for halo and deus ex and got canceled cuz they reuquire a lot of money well we still got far cry max payne and the new res but i dont think they be great decent like hitman!

big_stomp
big_stomp

The director and writers look good.I really like there movies.Hopefully this movie is great.

grigjd3
grigjd3

This looks horrible.

shaun_mcwayne
shaun_mcwayne

a movie tie in could be sweet, just as long as its not like streetfighter the movie, man that sucked ass! i like gears and i like movies, so why the hell not, ill watch it.

why9090909090
why9090909090

See... Doom, amazing game, HORRIFIC MOVIE Please please.... don't kill this one too?

Spikrath
Spikrath

Okay, first off, I AM looking forward to this movie, but I can't help get depressed at the thought of all these movies: Gears of War, World of Warcraft, Halo, whatever else they've decided on... We have officially run out of ideas for movies...

yodathewise
yodathewise

I've had some bad experiences with game-based movies, but hey, at least Uwe Boll isn't involved.... *Shivers* I can only begin to imagine how much he could screw this movie up. *Signs the anti-Uwe Boll petition again*

jackson84
jackson84

I hope.....I hope this movie will be rated R!...Too much blood and guts in the game for it to be PG-13....

LOGGER13
LOGGER13

There has never been a good video game that has turned into a good movie, so my prediction is ... Gear of War movie = doomed for failure Though I hope they prove me wrong.

LastOneUllKnow6
LastOneUllKnow6

I hope this movie turns out as great as the game was. I heard they were going to tell or show how marcus phoenix got his scar in it from comic-con. I think it would be cool if they showed us the prologue of gears of war and showed us the locust arising, marcus's trial and him being thrown in prison at the end.

Alpha_Wolf_86
Alpha_Wolf_86

omg, i wonder who will play fenix and the crew. can't wait to see the chainsaw bayonet in action on the big screen!

PieCrusher
PieCrusher

Cool. Hopefully they don't throw a wrench in it or that it doesn't totally suck.

Rikstah
Rikstah

Haha lets hope they make it as gory and badass as 300

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

You watch, they'll make it a PG13 or a 15! If this IS NOT an 18 (R) movie then im not interested!!

Spartan-1137
Spartan-1137

Legendary generaly makes very good movies. I cant wait to see GEars of War on the big screen, I am definately going to see this !!!!!!!

xanisk89
xanisk89

stupid stupid stupid....why can't they just do it in 3D animation with the voice overs from the game? Of course ramp up the animation for movie quality (not that the graphics from Gears of War suck) but attaching some stupid actor to it is a big mistake. Look what the movie biz did to DOOM!

319ni
319ni

hitman , doom are the only decent movie game adaptions ive seen and they areok. get some talent on board and game movies could be awesome. not sure about a wow movie tho ....

ellis_machine
ellis_machine

if they put wrestlers in as the main parts it will ruin it

davek1979
davek1979

Is Uwe Boll directing this ? :-))))))))))))

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

Wow this movie has some pretty huge names on it, really not that hard to make a game of Gears, put a short nothing story with A LOT of headshots, chainsaws, and gallons of blood!

Kaylila
Kaylila

i hope they dont mess this up...

sandshark8
sandshark8

lol Great, the movie is being made by the 300 guys? Now 85% of the movie is going to be in slow-mo. Not that there is anything wrong with that :P

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

all gamers can agree on somethin bout time gow and a god of war movie thats gonna be great

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

@randomrings is this even really existant because i've also heard of Bioshock movie and Metroid movie and haven't seen either really being produced the metroid movie is in development hell (cancelled) and the Bioshock movie isnt going to be made until Bioshock 3 comes out. and i think the halo movie is dead as well. last time i checked at least. this movie has room to be awsome. Len Wiseman did a great job in Die Hard. its an action movie who cares about the script.

figure35
figure35

Yeah and there's gonna be a Halo film, and a Bioshock film, and they're all going to suck ass. Last good game to film conversion?

shawge123
shawge123

Gears of War has a GREAT story, it just doesn't really talk about it in the game ;)

abel_del_real
abel_del_real

the two writers they named SUCK!! i want it to be good but i dont know.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I just dont like how games are being turned into movies

football_legend
football_legend

Awesome! Cant wait to get my hands on the Blu-ray version.

Owner34
Owner34

I hope the Gears Movie is as good as the game.

Fenriswolf
Fenriswolf

Anyone think Bruce Willis make a good Marcus Fenix?

jiggamane
jiggamane

This movie is gonna be awesome! I just want to say that I would like Cole Train should be played by Terry Crews ( the father in everybody hates chris). I just think that he look very similar to cole and he is a good actor with a built body like Cole.

williamjones
williamjones

i hate movie adaptations of games. They usually end up being cheesey and bloodthirsty. Silient hill was a good one, but hitman, doom, streetfighter, final fantasy were crap. I'm not goin to see this movie cus i think GOW is a bit overrated, still a good game.

Razzi65
Razzi65

MGS4 is a movie + game.. that rocks.. ahh.. i wish snake would appear in a movie too...

Miteme
Miteme

The GoW game is based around huge spectacular firefights with, to be honest, a rather simple plot but it has great characters. I don't know whether that would make a good film but casting will probably make all the difference. Can't think of any actors to play Delta though. Maybe Ving Rhames as Cole and Gerald Butler as Marcus?

mrfreakuk
mrfreakuk

This is madness. I agree with what one of the other guys said. How the hell is GOW being made into a movie quickly when Halo has been on the radar for years and with a much bigger following !!!!! This just shows that Epic are much more on the ball than Bungie !!! Halo has been mired by issues with directors and screen play for years now. We may never see a halo movie !!!!!!!!

VanDerSar01
VanDerSar01

I don't know, videogame-Movies always are terrible. I how this does better.

-Phaz-
-Phaz-

... could this be true!!! could we get an actual decent movie based off a game ::shock::