Oct 06, 2016 03:23 PM EST
Gears of War Coming to the Big Screen
Gears of War, the Microsoft video game franchise, is being adapted into a feature film.
The announcement was made during a livestream for the release of the third person shooter game
"Gears of War 4", which will be released on October 11. The film will be made with Universal Pictures and produced by Scott Stuber ("Ted," "The Kingdom") and Dylan Clark ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes").
The Coalition studio head, Rod Fergusson, said, "As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie. We'd done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect." He also commented on how closely the film will follow the game, saying, "I think you have to let the movies be the movies.They're two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it's great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn't going to be a successful movie. He continued, saying, "That's one of the great things about working with Universal," he continued. "We're finding that line where we can say it has enough lore and canon that it feels genuine to the game while at the same time going beyond that and asking ‘OK what makes a great movie?'"
No production dates for the film have been announced yet.