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Oct062016

‘Gears of War’ is getting a movie

One more video game is getting a movie adaptation. Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition announced during a livestream that Universal Pictures is working on a movie adaptation based on the series. According to Rod Fergusson, head of The Coalition, the plans are “the next logical step” to support the franchise. “We’ve done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect,” he told Variety.

It isn’t clear if Universal will follow a straight adaptation of the game but Fergusson has shared his thoughts on the matter. “I think you have to let the movies be the movies. They’re two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it’s great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn’t going to be a successful movie.” Let’s hope whatever they work on would fare better than the video games turned movies in the past. If you want to get more of Gears of War though, Gears of War 4 will be out on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on Oct. 11.

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