As video games continue to cross into the realm of movies and television, things are looking up for the Gears of War film adaptation.
Talks of adapting the hit Microsoft-exclusive series began quite a few years ago, but the past year has seen an increase in news as production pushes ahead. The latest announcement has revealed that Scott Stuber has been signed onto the project as a producer. Stuber is well-known for his role as producer on several big films, including Role Models, The Wolfman, and the upcoming films The Internship and 47 Ronin.
It comes as no surprise that a Gears of War movie is moving forward so quickly, especially after the recent wave of game-to-film adaptation announcement, with other major titles including Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed, and Ratchet and Clank. The biggest question on gamer’s minds, however, is whether or not the film will get an R-rating, or if the studio behind the project will force a PG-13 to bring in a larger audience.
Gears of War follows a small squad of COG soldiers as they fight to retake the fictional planet of Sera from the Locust Horde, an alien threat that dwells beneath the surface of the planet. The game was first released on Xbox 360 back in 2006, and has since spawned several record-breaking sequels.
No expected release date for the film has been given.