Gears of War, you’ve probably heard of it. It is a popular franchise for the Xbox community. Well it is getting its own movie.
Another game-based movie?
Now, over the years, films based on video games do not typically come out well. Someone, somewhere, has no idea of what they have in their hands. The result is rather craptacular. Case in point, 1993’s Super Mario Bros. movie. We have all seen plenty of these.
Where Will Gears of War Movie Fit In
As studios have (sometimes) learned from their mistakes, they have begun basing their films more loosely on the universes containing such games. The Tomb Raider films weren’t terrible. The Resident Evil franchise has a good grasp of using the Resident Evil universe, without borrowing too heavily from the games themselves.
It seems that the team around the Gears of War Movie project already have a game plan:
“I think you have to let the movies be the movies. They’re two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it’s great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn’t going to be a successful movie.”