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The Gears of War movie hires Marvel and Dune writer

Netflix’s Gears of War movie adaptation has finally got itself a writer, and he’s got some pretty big names in his resume, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits and Dune.

The Gears of War movie hires Marvel and Dune writer

Netflix recently announced that its upcoming Gears of War movie, which aims to adapt one of Xbox’s biggest video game franchises, now has a writer: Jon Spaits will write the script for the live-action film.

“Gears of War is one of the all-time great action games, with vivid characters, a beautifully designed world, and a combat system that drives home the lethality of war and the importance of standing by your squadmates,” said Spaihts in an official statement released by Netflix. “It wants to be cinema, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help that happen.”

According to a brief description by Netflix the streaming platform themselves, it seems like the Gears of War movie will showcase the events of the first title in the series. The production will tell the story of “humanity’s last stand against the Locust Horde”, with disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix leading Delta Squad in an effort to save the human civilization on planet Sera. What this means for us fans of the games is that not only will we get to see Marcus, but we’ll also be seeing Dom, Baird, and none other than private Augustus “Cole Train” Cole, the greatest thrashball player there ever was.

The Gears universe will expand

Spaihts has previously worked on some of Hollywood's biggest names of recent years: he wrote the script for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the first Doctor Strange film of the MCU, and adapted Frank Herbert’s award-winning space opera, Dune, for Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated version of the film.

After the Gears of War movie releases on Netflix, their partnership with developer The Coalition will expand with an animated series, which they’re hoping will bring the potential for more adaptations in the future. “We’re thrilled to partner with Jon and the Netflix team to bring Gears of War to life”, said The Coalition in a statement. “Jon is a master storyteller with a talent for creating epic science-fiction universes and he truly loves Gears of War. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to honor our franchise and deliver an authentic story to our fans.”

No specific date has been revealed so far for when we could expect a release. Nor have we got confirmation on whether Dave Bautista will don the Cog armor to play Marcus Fenix, yet we know Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the saga, asked Netflix to "keep Chris Pratt away from the Gears franchise, please."

Source | Netflix


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