We’ve not heard too much about the anticipated live-action adaptation of the Gears of War video game franchise, but way back in February Screen Rant reported that Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) would be directing the Gears of War feature film and co-writing the screenplay alongside Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast & Furious).
Unfortunately, Wiseman also said he knows little about video games himself – A red flag considering all video game movies tend to fall short in quality because movie studios cannot/do not replicate and/or recognize the important parts of a video game, its story and the experience it generates.
Much more recently, in October we found out that Billy Ray, who wrote State of Play and Breach, is writing the Gears of War script for New Line and that was the last we heard… until now.
Speaking to MakingOf, producer Wyck Godfrey revealed some hints as to what story elements will be the focus of the adaptation and how it may differ from the story of the games significantly, acting as a more of a locust origins movie of the locust and the experience of surviving Emergence Day.
Unfortunately for hardcore fans of the game, it’s not looking to be what you may have expected and wanted from the movie. Check out Game Rant for the video interview with producer Wyck Godfrey and what his idea for the film’s story and style is.
Source: MakingOf [via Game Rant]