Gears of War film still planned, getting re-worked
11:30 AM on 07.26.2010 // Nick Chester
The Gears of War film hit a bump in the road earlier this year when it was reported that director Len Wiseman skipped out on the project. Does that mean its dead in the water? Nah -- in Hollywood, nothing ever really dies, and according to Epic's Cliff Bleszinski, it's still in the works.
Speaking with The Movie Pool at Comic-Con this year, the designer said they're currently taking a look at the script and likely to start from scratch. With the original film's budget ballooning and studios not biting, Blezsinksi says they hope to take a different a approach, saying they' like to make the film more like the successful sci-fi action flick, District 9.
I'm pretty confident a Gears of War film, in the right hands, could make for some fabulous summer blockbuster material. I'm also pretty sure that Bleszinski and company wouldn't let this go awry; I have a gut feeling Epic is pretty careful with its properties. Sure, it might be awhile before we see some live-action Locusts bursting from the core of a planet, only to get their faces chainsawed in half. But hey, that's okay with me… as long as they get chainsawed in the face right.
'Gears of War' movie is hitting restart [The MoviePool via CVG] Setup email comments
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