Six months have passed since Universal got the rights to film the popular video game series Gears of War , and now the first progress has appeared in the work on the project. As the site Deadline managed to find out, the film has got a screenwriter - it will be Shane Salerno , who worked with James Cameron on the texts of all the upcoming sequels to Avatar.|
There is no information about the possible plot of the future picture. It is only known that the major does not plan to film a literal adaptation of any particular part of the series, but intends to create an original story set in the Gears of War universe. The original games take place on the planet Sera, where soldiers from the special unit Delta try to protect the local population from the Locust Horde - a race of creatures that emerge from the bowels of the earth.
The adaptation of Gears of War has come a long way - it was first talked about back in 2008, when Len Wiseman (Another World) was listed as the director of the project. However, after a few years the studio New Line Cinema refused to adapt, and in 2013 the producer Scott Stuber ("47 Ronin") acquired the rights to it. Despite the fact that he signed an agreement with Universal Pictures , it took three full years to get the project on its feet.
The film has not yet acquired a director, but Universal will probably start looking for him after the script is ready. The newly minted screenwriter for the film Shane Salerno made a splash with his documentary Sundown: The Future of Children and Drugs, although at that time he was only 19 years old. Also in the track record of Salerno you can find films "Armageddon", "Shaft", "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" and "Wanted".
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