ComingSoon.net got a chance to talk to Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey about the status of the proposed Gears of War video game adaptation. “We’ve got our script on and a director we’re about to attach. We’ll hopefully make that early next year for the summer of 2010,” said Godfrey.
It was announced in March of 2007 that New Line Cinema (now a unit of Warner Bros.) had acquired the feature film rights to Epic Games’ award-winning video game. Stuart Beattie was attached to adapt the project and Temple Hill Entertainment set to produce.
Since its debut in November 2006, “Gears of War” has broken sales records on the Microsoft Xbox 360, selling more than 4.5 million copies worldwide (it sold 3 million copies in the first 10 weeks after launch).
The game thrusts players into humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The story unfolds as a ragtag group of soldiers use every last ounce of strength to survive the onslaught from the forces of evil, which begins on the historic Emergence Day.
Cliff Bleszinski, the lead game designer for “Gears of Wars,” worked in conjunction with Beattie to define a treatment for the film.
Bleszinski announced in February at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that a sequel to the “Gears of War” video games is in the works and is slated for a November 2008 launch.