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New Line grabs Gears movie rights [Update: 2009 release]

Variety is reporting last week that New Line Cinema has acquired the movie rights to Gears of War. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce the film, which is being written by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Collateral).

Since the announcement, GameSpot has confirmed the report with Epic Games vice president Mark Rein and more details have surfaced. New Line is targeting a summer 2009 release for the game, and Variety predicts that a Gears of War sequel will be timed with the release of the movie.

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Norad63682d ago

That is about one year too late for a Gears movie. Gears 2 will be out sometime next year. I would release the movie simultaneously with the new game to rake in the profits. To me, 2009 is WAY too late.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3682d ago

"Which is being written by Stuart Beattie," SWEET! Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino or maybe Ridley Scott. :-]

Says you3682d ago

Made considering that Halo is still not in development so why should they even bother with this one if there going to fight over it to see whos going to be the director of this over hyped game.

JHFKDFNFGJKFHDKF3682d ago

Dont get me wrong, I love gears - but that game hardly has enough story to make a 30 second commercial let alone a feature film

kamakazi3682d ago

GEARS has no story what so ever. so the movie will be some bs story seprate from the game...what little there was to it.

BIadestarX3682d ago

Why do you think story and script writers exists. Let me guess this straight. Companies can make 10 movies based on Tomb Rader, Doom and other video games but heck even a movie for God of war is comming but they cannot make a movie base on gear of war. We are talking about Alies/mutans, hard @$$es characters and guns. lots of guns.

JHFKDFNFGJKFHDKF3682d ago

Come on, you know you were thinking it ;D

Whoooop3682d ago

this one doesn't end up like DOOM!!

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