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Gears of War Film Being Readied Once Again

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Microsoft have confirmed that a film based on the Gears Of War is in development with the rights optioned by Universal. No director or screenwriter is attached to the project, nor were any details about the project provided. However, Rod Fergusson, head of Microsoft subsidiary The Coalition that develops new Gears of War content and franchise co-creator, said today that the film would not be based on any particular game but would instead be a new story set in the universe.

Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the series follows a squad of beefed up commandos living in a bombed out post-apocalyptic society who battle swarms of alien creatures called Locusts. The first game, released in 2006, has spawned three proper sequels including the just-released Gears Of War 4, as well as a side-story, Gears of War: Judgment. Developed by Epic games, Microsoft acquired the franchise in 2014. The series has grossed $1 billion in grosses since 2007.

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