New Line Still Doing Gears of War MovieMeh
Toby Emmerich the new head of New Line Cinema revealed to Variety that the Gear s of War Movie is very much till on and is stil slated for a 2010 release. New Line was bought up as you will recall by Warner Brothers who then promptly fired most of the staff including its founders. I like New Line and their movies and hope they can still deliver great films under the WB umbrella.
Earlier the writer Stuart Beattie who wrote the movie told GamePro that they intend to shoot it in a similar style to 300. Since 300 was one of the most bad ass movies I have seen in a very long time I think its all good. Gears of War has the potential to be the most explosive game to movie adaptation ever made! No word on who will star in the film or direct because its a bit early yet.
The movie will take place during the Pendulum Wars which is the 79 year war that manking fought on Sera. The movie will follow Marcus Fenix as they battle a monstrous insect invasion. It seems the story will be told with some flash backs and involve a mix of characters. Sounds promising! Stuart Beattie (Collateral) is writing the screenplay and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing via their Temple Hill.