'Gears of War' is headed to the silver screen

Here's to hoping this doesn't get stuck in production hell like the 'Halo' movie did.

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'Gears of War' is headed to the silver screen
Today Microsoft has announced that it's partnering with Universal Pictures to bring Gears of War's hulking soldiers and massive monsters to the big screen. There's no word on casting yet, but there is some information about who will be on the other side of the camera. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark (Ted and the recent Planet of the Apes movies) will produce, and... well, that's about all that's known.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that New Line tried adapting the game for awhile before, but then licensing rights lapsed. We can only hope that this turns out better than the most recent, long-in-development video game movie, Warcraft.

This isn't the first time Microsoft has flirted with Hollywood. However, a fundamental lack of knowledge for how the movie industry works rendered a Halo movie stillborn. It looks like since then, the folks in Redmond have learned a bit more about the movie business.

Gears of War 4 comes out October 11, 2016.

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