There's been a Gears of War movie in development since 2008. It was supposed to be released in 2010 which, yeah, never happened. We've even had a chance to read a version of the screenplay. So where is this supposed movie?
Like most Hollywood projects, it's having a lot of trouble getting off the ground. A year ago we told you it had run into personnel problems, and a year on, things haven't gotten any better, with series designer Cliff Bleszinski telling website GameFront last week, "It's in development hell right now."
"Who knows what'll happen", he adds. "It took however many years for Peter Jackson to make Lord of the Rings. Hollywood is a complicated beast. There's all sorts of weirdness going on with who's working on it, what's going on here and there. But, hopefully it happens. Maybe the Gears 3 success will generate more interest in it. I'd love to see it. I'd rather have a movie that's great and true to the franchise, than a movie that sucks. I'd rather not have a movie, than a movie that sucks."
So, yeah, this movie? It's never happening.
Cliffy B: Gears of War Movie "in development hell" [GameFront]