It is easy to see why it is tempting to make movies out of video games. For one it already has a group of people who already know and love it. Then you also have a story and characters that have been fleshed out, and not to mention the game already gives the movie creators an idea of what it will look like.
That being said, it looks like we will be getting a new video game movie in the form of Microsoft’s Gears of War franchise. It has been confirmed that there are plans to take the franchise and make it into a movie. The movie will be developed with Universal Pictures, but we guess it’s still a bit too early to discuss what the movie’s plot will be about.
Speaking to Variety, The Coalition’s 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.” Fergusson also hinted that the movie could follow its own path instead of sticking to the story that’s already been told.
“That’s one of the great things about working with Universal. 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?’” Unfortunately we have no idea on when the movie will be released, so it looks like fans will just have to wait.