Gears of War 3
Epic Looking to Revive Gears of War Movie Project
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New Line has put the Gears of War movie project on hold in order to focus on The Hobbit, forcing Epic Games reps Creative Arts Agency to look elsewhere for producer support.

New Line has been faffing around with the project since 2007, lining up various Hollywood talent including Len Wiseman (Total Recall, Underworld), and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight). Yet nothing has come of it.

Meanwhile, the script has leapt around more than a COG between cover, with treatments from Chris Morgan (Wanted), Billy Ray (State of Play) and Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). It’s apparently Beattie’s script that will be carried forward into negotiations with the new production team.

We love Gears of War. We love movies. But a Gears of War movie? We can’t help but think it would be better off stuck in production hell.

[via Variety]


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Comment #1 by captnWOOPYpants
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 05:59:29 AM
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Yes, I never though I would hear about this again!

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Comment #2 by EngagedMetal7
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:00:09 AM
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Why would a gears of war movie be bad? It would be superb if it focused on the time period gear 1 was set in.

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Comment #3 by Floodclaw
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:01:07 AM
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I don't think it would turn out to be a good movie, but it'd probably be damn entertaining either way.

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Comment #4 by JustAFriend
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:06:49 AM
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So the guy who wrote the script for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is being given the go ahead to write for this one, hasnt anyone seen Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides its god awful!!

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Comment #5 by EngagedMetal7
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:21:37 AM
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I haven't seen it, but the other guys are equally as bad :(

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Comment #6 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:29:15 AM
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The Other Guys is hilarious. "Pimps don't cry"

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Comment #7 by Si Alpha
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:35:56 AM
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@5 Agreed. If this is on par with Pirates 4 quality-wise, its gonna have a negligible, convoluted storyline with action sequences for the sake of action sequences. AKA total arse.

Honestly surprised that Michael Bay hasn't latched onto a project like this. Not that I'm complaining...

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Comment #8 by EngagedMetal7
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:36:01 AM
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@6, sorry misunderstanding, by the 'other guys' I was referring to the other script writers mentioned. I have also not seen "The Other Guys", either.

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Comment #9 by KFZ Scrubs
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:40:25 AM
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no no and no
They'll make it look like crap. Game to movie never works 99.9 percent of the time.
And if it's successful, it'll probably end up like Resident Evil.... dear god Retribution was horrible

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Comment #10 by Eckman Tor
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:30:25 AM
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Will the movie have dedicated lag as well?

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Comment #11 by francisrossi
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:44:56 AM
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Pirates 4 is easily the worst of the series. Great choice.

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Comment #12 by NASKNSTE
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:45:13 AM
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Bet everyone gets killed with a shotguno

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Comment #13 by NASKNSTE
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:47:08 AM
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Comment #14 by GeekSven
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 10:24:25 AM
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I'd love to see a COG forcing his Lancer chainsaw in a Locust's chest, seeing bits and pieces flying everywhere.

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Comment #15 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 10:51:17 AM
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Old news is old news, read about it over the weekend.. And I still satnd by decision that it would not be possible to make true gears of war movie. They would not want to make it an adult rating and gears without chainsawing is like Halo without masterchief...

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Comment #16 by Neomalysys
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:25:22 AM
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Why would you want this to stay in production hell if that happens Uwe Boll might be able to score the rights to the film and we all no he hates games.

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Comment #17 by tazaf
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:34:11 AM
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Why not ? Gears of War is full of Badasses. If they do a movie in the same spirit as The Expendables, it could be fun & spectacular.

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Comment #18 by linktriforce007
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:50:26 AM
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@16 But nobody supported him when he wanted to make the Alone in the Dark movie. He was left alone, in the dark, in the rain....

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Comment #19 by Slayinfool
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:53:55 AM
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Just make more games.

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Comment #20 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:16:04 PM
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If they get anyone that worked on twilight for the Gears movie, I will lose so much respect for Epic.

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Comment #21 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:41:28 PM
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@20 My thoughts exactly.

I do think this has a chance to be an excellent film if it's given a sizable budget, if not then they'd be better off canning it before they even get started. The same goes for the Assassin's Creed movie I heard about a while back.

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Comment #22 by Dlark17
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:43:08 PM
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I think if they set out with Cliff's original idea of a more District 9-type film, they'd be in good condition. Focus more on the horrors of war and the men that survive it than "OH LOOK BIG MONSTER SET PIECE!" Don't let Hollywood slap on some stupid love story. If they let the film stay to the core of Gears, a band of brothers survival tale, it'll be golden.

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Comment #23 by creaper210
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 01:46:46 PM
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@22 Agreed. Keep it like the game, and it will be good.
It's too bad that we don't get game based movies more often, but still, the ones that we have gotten have all been pretty bad.

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Comment #24 by A BENGAL HOBO
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 02:05:21 PM
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if its written by the guy who did prates 4 i hope it never sees the light of the day

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Comment #25 by Ninja Sharingan
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 03:49:50 PM
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It'll be shit, most game to film are with a few exceptions.. silent hill was one. They will make it 12a, it'll have a 'naughty' word or 2 and fuck all gore.

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Comment #26 by Destro
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 04:02:31 PM
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Well i don't think Boll would be able to touch GOW, cause he mainly do small franchise that are either not that popular or that compagny are ok to do anything for publicity.

Who i really fear is the devil of Video games to Movies, Paul W.S.A.B.C.D Anderson... After the catastrophy that was Retribution, and the dismemberment of the RE franchise... i so hope he never touch another franchise ever.

GOW in a movie form could be awesome, but it risk being toned down to get a smaller rating, i fear they won't cross the line to show monsters being chain sawed on camera. The comical relief that worked ok in the game could turn out very badly on camera... I don't know... It COULD be awesome, but it could also be so bad. I think i would only trust Nolan for GOW... thats it.

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Comment #27 by WalterWhite
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 04:14:51 PM
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@ #7

It would just be action sequence after action sequence? As opposed to what, the Shakespherian drama that the video game was?

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Comment #28 by asilent boom
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:22:42 PM
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They should do this in CGI, only way it will work in my opinion. It's hard to nail the look of COG's in real life and if they don't nail it, the movie will look fake.

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Comment #29 by Dragon14785
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:06:04 PM
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As long as they don't use the guy that directed Wanted! They butched that poor comic...

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Comment #30 by Battletick
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 09:14:55 PM
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@25 That sounds good to me.

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Comment #31 by Annihil88torr
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 12:21:56 AM
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I'd kill for a Gears of War movie.

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Comment #32 by Achillez14
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 03:33:22 AM
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I love gears more than any other franchise but I'm already concerned about personally I think the only director who is a perfect fit for gears is Zach Snyder.He can nail the violence aspect.He can def make the locust horde look the way they should on the big screen.The cogs r all well built across the board.Snyders last 3 flicks he's done an awesome job of making his characters seem like they have above average strength(300/watchmen/suckerpunch).AND THATS B4 SUPERMAN...I just don't see any avenue that he couldn't cover with gears.

I know no1 will agree and that's fine.I like having a different view.I'm not one of these internet guys who says Nolan should direct everything and Michael Bay should be hunted.

Speaking of Michael Bay,gears is right up his alley as well.Gears is violence,all out action,forced humor and explosions.according too all the haters that's every Bay film....even tho no1 was hating on him til he did transformers.no1 was screaming profanities when he did both bad boys movies.or the rock.or armageddon....just saying.

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Comment #33 by asylumspadez
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 04:25:00 PM
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I have watched a ton of video game based films and the only legitly good one was Prince of Persia. I don't have much hope for a Gears film because it'd be like any other generic sci-fi film that I can catch on TV. Now if they made it into a TV show, That I would be interested in. It'd be Walking Dead-ish.

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Comment #34 by bundi123
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 03:20:30 PM
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Books were good

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