March 21st 2007. That’s the date that marks the first announcement of a Gears of War film.
It’s been nine years since then and a lot has happened: I graduated, I got a new cat, and Super Smash Bros. continued to be the best game ever created.
Although we’ve had to wait nearly a decade, it seems like the movie world is ready to give the Gears of War franchise new life.
In an announcement made via live stream during the release of Gears of War 4, the world was informed that Universal will be in charge of the film’s creation, with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark leading the charge (honestly I don’t know who these people are, I just felt like I should mention them to sound official… I mean, what does a producer even do? I guess the musical was alright. Anyway, I digress).
We’re not quite sure whether the movie will follow soldier Marcus Fenix, our usual protagonist, or take a completely new direction. But one thing I think we can bank on is there being a lot of violence, chainsaw guns, and very muscly people shouting.
The Gears of War movie announcement comes at a very interesting time for the movie/gaming industry.
It seems like silver-screen gaming adaptations have been a talking point for an unusually long time, and now the floodgates are open.
Earlier this year I had the privilege of attending the Warcraft movie, a massive success in my eyes. Sometime next year we’ll get to see Michael Fassbender tackle Assassin’s Creed. Now that studios are seeing the appeal of gamer movies, it seems like they’ll keep coming, and keep making big bucks.
So who’s excited for Gears of War to take it to the next level? Or should they keep games to consoles?