Netflix recently shared that writer Jon Spaihts known for Dune and Doctor Strange is all set to adapt popular video game Gears of War into a live action feature film. It will be followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more stories to follow.
In November of 2022 the OTT giant had announced a partnership with The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War universe. The Coalition will produce the upcoming feature 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. It wants to be a cinema, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help that happen,” said Spaihts.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Jon and the Netflix team to bring Gears of War to life,” The Coalition shared. “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 honour our franchise and deliver an authentic story to our fans.”
With over 40 million copies sold, Gears of War is one of gaming’s richest and most acclaimed sagas. A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand.
The Gears of War series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and co-operative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fan bases.