Netflix is making a ‘Gears of War‘ film, and Zack Snyder wants to direct it. The script is already in the works, as Snyder believes that this game adaptation could make a great movie.
During an interview at IGN’s Gamescom studio, Snyder and his wife, Deborah Snyder, discussed their Rebel Moon films and an upcoming RPG video game set in the same universe. When asked about potential game-to-movie adaptations, Zack said, “We’ve talked about a bunch of… Gears have always come up in our sort of circle.” He added, “I was always interested in the Halo franchise… They, of course, kind of made that, but it was something I always thought could be incredible.“
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Netflix announced the Gears of War movie in 2022 along with an adult animated series. The script is being written by Jon Spaihts, known for Doctor Strange and Dune. The director for the adaptation hasn’t been revealed yet. Snyder’s involvement is a possibility due to his Netflix project Rebel Moon.
‘Gears of War’ is a popular video game series known for its intense shooting action and cooperative play. In the games, players fight as soldiers against aliens called the Locust Horde on the planet Sera. The main games include the original “Gears of War,” where you play as soldier Marcus Fenix; “Gears of War 2,” which continues the battle; “Gears of War 3,” concluding the story; “Gears of War 4,” with new characters and enemies 25 years later; and “Gears 5,” following Kait Diaz’s journey to uncover the Locusts’ origin. There are also spin-offs, books, and comics expanding the series. The franchise is praised for its cover-based shooting, teamwork, and dark atmosphere, leaving a big impact on gaming.
Recently, the first trailer for Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child of Fire’ was released during the 2023 Gamescom event. The film follows the story of a peaceful agrarian colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the Imperium and its dark leader, the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. The citizens of this under-threat colony dispatch Kora (Sofia Boutella), a young woman with a mysterious past, to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to take a stand.
‘Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child of Fire’ will premiere on December 22, 2023, on Netflix.