Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fighting the Horde!

Gears of War is one of the more awesome video game experiences of this current console generation. The fight against the Horde is epic, but yet it's also highly cinematic, so it should be no surprise that the game is being turned into a big-budget movie.

It was first announced a while back that Columbia Pictures and director Len Wiseman (Underworld) were developing the film with a script from screenwriter Chris Morgan (Wanted). Well, according to a new article from Variety, writer Billy Ray (Motorcade) has been brought in to rewrite the script.

It is good to see this project moving along. The film definitely has potential to be the ultimate guy movie, similar to something like 300. Obviously the film will be R rated, if it was anything else it wouldn't be doing the game justice.

My biggest concern is whether or not the filmmakers will be able to pull off the feel of the game without forsaking the action, or without adding a bunch of cheesy character development. The story of the game is already good enough, simply take that, excise the little details that don't add much to the story, and you have what could potentially be the first good videogame movie.

Even still, this movie is a long ways off, but it's promising.

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