Gears of War is undoubtedly one of the earlier titles Xbox helped shape, and as the original game turned 16, word has it that it will be adapted into a feature film and animated series on Netflix.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix was able to acquire the media rights and team up with developer The Coalition for the projects.
Since 2007 alone there have been a few attempts to adapt Gears of War. Both New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures tried it, but in the end nothing came to fruition. Over time, the IP itself has changed hands since it was first owned by Epic Games, with both the IP and developer The Coalition currently owned by Microsoft.
Currently, none of the Gears of War projects on Netflix have names associated with them. After the success of Arcane and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, I have high hopes for an animated series to be as good as another video game movie? I’m not sure.
Gears of War is a sci-fi game that follows a planet, Sera, facing societal collapse at the hands of alien creatures from deep underground. Of course, it’s then up to the protagonist to try to save society while at the same time it continues to fall apart. Let’s put it this way, it’s a story that could make an intriguing movie if done right.
It’s now a waiting game to see who will actually be involved in the projects, and as far as rumors of release dates go, there are none. Unfortunately, it’s all in the hands of Netflix now, whose movie mastermind – Scott Stuber – funnily enough was also involved as an independent producer on the Universal Pictures adaptation a while back.
What do you think of a feature film and an animated series for Gears of War? Does that sound good, or do you think Hollywood should just leave it alone?
https://www.vg247.com/gears-of-war-being-adapted-into-film-and-animated-series Gears of War is being adapted into a film and animated series on Netflix