Cliffy B: Gears of War Movie “in development hell”

GameFront: "Things haven’t gone so well for the Gears of War movie. Initially announced back in 2007, it’s been plagued with all sorts of misfortunes. The supposed director Len Wiseman left the project, and the budget and story have apparently been scaled way back.

Cliff Bleszinski offered little encouragement at E3 when I spoke with him before the Gears of War 3 demo. Here’s what the man said."

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SilentNegotiator2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Uncharted, Bioshock, Halo, WoW, Gears....

This is God's way of saying "Stop trying to turn games into movies!"

Oh, and that Mario Brothers movie was meant to be a preemptive strike from Zeus.

WooHooAlex2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Eventually, someone will get it right and make a great movie based off a videogame.

I say keep trying.

newn4gguy2711d ago

Silent Hill?

Hello! McFly?!?

zag2711d ago

Be a waste of money.

Hollywood backers don't want to risk the money on it.

Look at Doom, it'd be far and away much larger than GoW games but it's movie was utter crap.

The difference with a movie compared to a game is it's a liner story, it can't branch off like a game can and generally does when you do different things, and that is what makes things exciting/popular in a game.

The problem for a script writer is you can't make a decent story out of a multi player game mode, as every players game will be completely different.

I suppose you could do some background movie but it's all pointless because all the game is about is people killing each other it doesn't really start at point A and stop at point B like a movie would need to be.

I guess this cliffy B doesn't understand how a movie is made or works?

The reason why the backers back right off and the director leaves is generally because there nothing to make a movie with.

dangert122711d ago

i find it funny

most movies based on games fail
now movies based on games fail

there rspect is neutral

THWIP712711d ago

English please...that made no sense whatsoever.

ReservoirDog3162711d ago

It makes sense. He obviously meant their respect is mutual.

Also, I don't understand how people think the silent hill movie is good. Especially when you look at how great the source material is.

If they made a movie of HL2 and it's a barely decent action movie then it isn't good. Same difference.

And they should do to the Gears movie something like what they did to Halo's. Look up Halo's connection to District 9.

dangert122711d ago

@THWIP71 that was in English if you never bar the mistakes noted by 'ReservoirDog316' if you don't understand what i said maybe you should learn English

Games_R_Us2711d ago

This is not a story, its a 3 line comment from Cliffy. Should call this an update to the Gears Movie etc.

THWIP712711d ago just took the time to make a 1+ line comment about that 3 lines. What's your point exactly?

SweatyFlorida2711d ago

They actually want to make a movie of this game? wow....

prdn232711d ago

Hollywood should stop making movies from game, forever.

consolez_FTW2711d ago

Good, lets keep it that way.

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