Gears of War Movie Coming from Microsoft and Universal Pictures

by Robert Workman

The film adaptation of Gears of War has been a long-standing rumor for several years now. The project was first announced in 2007, and has since been in "delayville," alongside the now defunct Halo and Bioshock film franchises. But, at long last, it appears that fans will finally see it happen. Now it's just a question of when.

During the Xbox Gears of War 4 live stream today, Rod Fergusson, studio head of the developers at The Coalition, announced that, yes, the movie is finally going to happen. What's more, Microsoft has a studio partner to help make it happen – Universal Pictures. Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb's tweet confirming the announcement can be found here.

(Photo: Microsoft)

In a press release following the announcement, producers on the project were announced.

"Scott Stuber (“Ted” series, “Central Intelligence”) and Dylan Clark (“Planet of the Apes” series, “Oblivion”) will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films. In addition, Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal and Senior Vice President Jay Ireland will oversee for Bluegrass."

Of course, the project is still in its planning phase, so no stars, director or release date has been announced yet. But this is still a step in the right direction, and hopefully we'll see some more info surface soon. Which begs the question: who do we get to play Marcus Fenix?

Xbox One fans get to jump back into the Gears of War adventure with Gears of War 4, hitting stores October 11, 2016. The game follows Marcu Fenix's son and his friends, after years of peace following the events of Gears 3. The much-anticipated sequel is also a Microsoft Play Anywhere title (meaning digital copies are playable both on Windows 10 and Xbox One for one purchase price), and is HDR ready for the Xbox One S console.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.