Quick update on the Gears of War movie, lots of people want to see happen. For the last couple of months, we haven’t heard anything new about it. It seems, they are pretty busy with the development of the franchise’s third entry due next April – I have no problem with this.
“We got really close to making it with [director] Len Wiseman. It was like a $150 million budget, and at that point the studio decided they wanted to do the more contained kind of
Cloverfieldversion of the film,” Godfrey recalled. He continued, “So we’ve kind of gone back to the drawing board and we’re about to hire a writer and do something that’s much more experiential and less of the big, bloated videogame movie, which we’re actually creatively excited about.”
“I think a lot of times when these films fail you’re trying to have characters sit there and talk about the backstory and the plot, and when in reality you want to be in the experience of the game,” Godfrey added.
I love the Gears of War franchise. The first two games have just been insanely cool and fun. I have no doubt that the third one will rock too. I would prefer for the franchise to finish the video game trilogy and then take it's time on developing and adapting the same story for the big screen. Take your time, that's what I would do.
Here's a quick summary of the story:
The two games that currently make up the series take place on the fictional planet Sera and focus on a war between humans and creatures known as Locust. In Gears of War, the protagonist Marcus Fenix, a soldier or "Gear" in the Coalition of Ordered Governments, leads his squad on a mission to deploy the Lightmass bomb and destroy the Locust Horde in their underground strongholds. The sequel Gears of War 2 takes place six months after the events of the first game, and follows Delta Squad and the COG army as it launches an assault directly against the Hollow in an effort to end the war. The third installment Gears of War 3 will be the conclusion to the series storyline and is set for a release in April 2011.
What do you guys think? Do you want a GOW movie?