The Gears of War movie is set to take place in an alternate universe that is separate from the games. The reasoning behind this was to create a fresh experience that isn't chained to the source material.
"isn't chained to the source material" - famous last words.
if it actually turns out to be good then it turns out to be good. if not then we at least know it's not cannon and won't effect the games.
I'm actually glad because 90% chance it will be terrible like most video game movies. At least it won't ruin the original story. Who am I kidding, this SO stupid! They will make generic good guys, generic evil bad guys, with a generic story that will just piss off the fans. I'm not looking forward to it.
and yet you've pre-ordered Advent children:the videogame
LOL. So true They do this shit EVERY...SINGLE...TIME Straying from the source material never works, the best video game adaptation we've had has been Silent Hill because they stuck more close to the source material the anyone else but even then it wasn't by much, they still changed a lot of stuff. That's how bad other video game films are in comparison.
Mortal Kombat was also awesome.
next they are gonna announce Uwe Boll as the director LOL
Then what's the point. Just make a movie a call it something else.
Probably be the awful plot use of traveling to an alternative world and into our modern world.
Yup. CGi hordes in NYC featuring The Rock... incoming flop
Not just NYC, but hollywood NYC where every where is just times square with big Coke ads.
And it's probably gonna have nicholas cage or michael cera as marcus fenix.
LOL Michael Sera ;)
Yep one the more interesting things about the Gears universe is that they don't live on Earth, there's no Earth really, and this planet has its own extremely harsh characteristics. I'm pretty sure that's too much for the hollywood honchos to handle and they will dumb it down to feed the mainstream audience, and they'll just make it Earth being invaded by creatures from underground.
Good luck to them then. It's very rare that a film can deviate greatly from the source material and still find success.
So they're trying to make a profit on just the name...
Of course. Least stay true to what "gears" is.
& Hollywood wonders why Video Game movies fail
Way to screw everything up again, Hollywood
You mean like the Mario movie? 😂😂😂 28514;😂
Worked for Mario, not being in the Mushroom Kingdom. Worked for Doom not being in Hell. Worked for Final Fantasy Spirits Within to not be Final Fantasy. Worked for Resident Evil to not be in Raccoon City or The Mansion. Oh...wait did I say they worked? Ha, I was lying. Those all sucked and for various reasons but one of the main things was not using source material. Why Sonic will suck as well.
"The Gears of War Movie Will Not Take Place In the Same Setting As the Game" By that they mean that the movie will be in the same universe but wont feature the cast of the gears of war games and their story we come to known?
What’s the the point then??!!
They could of done a sort of "Battle: LA" meets Pacific Rim thing and it would have been really cool. I honestly wonder if the "movie adaptation from a videogame" fairy whispers into the ear of some production company executive, and says, "make it nothing like the franchise. Fans will love it" and for that CEO to believe it wholeheartedly. edit: and him saying, "in order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second" is absolutely hysterical. It's not one or the other. It actually CAN be both.
So it will be a massive POS like every other video game movie
Instead of having it take place in a different universe, why not just have it tell the story of a different cast of characters, that are in a different part of the world Instead?
If they chose to go down the cgi route for the movie and kept the voices actors from the games. Stayed on with the same setting of the games then this movie could be good. But I have a feeling it will flop hard face first into the ground.
Hmmm... Messing up already IMO... well, Games to Movies don't normally work out. I'm glad a Halo movie never made the big screen.
I feel like it is going to be a DOOM Movie moment with Gears. It is going to be so far from the game that people are just going to laugh it off.
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