Gears of War Movie: Director Named. Uwe Boll nowhere to be seen

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Phew.

We can all have a sigh of relief. Uwe Boll will have absolutely nothing to do with the Gears of War movie. He will undoubtedly have a couple of opinions about the movie and its creators, but we can all choose to ignore that if we want.

Len Wiseman was named as the man that will direct the movie. He has a pretty decent resume, directing titles like “Live Free or Die Hard” as well as the “Underworld” movies, so there is definitely some hope.

The writer for the movie has also been named.

[Thanks Poddle for the tip]

Known for his work on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Chris Morgan has little else of interest in his work history. He did also do the screenplay for “Wanted”, which isn’t a good thing as far as I know and he is also writing the script for the next “Fast and the Furious” as well. Red car says: Vroooom. Blue car says: Screeeeeech.

I know that it is probably foolish to think that Gears might turn out to be a good movie but I am going to do it anyway.

With Prince of Persia already looking to change the way game-to-movie adaptations are done, we might see a definite step forward in conversion movies. The other major factor behind my optimism is Epic. The people at Epic are not stupid. They know how to make great games and they know how to market them as well. They are all gamers themselves and understand what it is that the fans out there would want on the big screen. I think that they will be keeping a very close eye on the production of the movie to ensure that it doesn’t become one of those films that you would rather forget.

I really hope that the movie industry realises that if they start doing it right, game-to-movie adaptations could really start pulling in some big money. Look how far along movies based on comics have come along in recent years.

source: The Hollywood Reporter

Last Updated: June 18, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • wanter looks uber hot!!! I recommend you check it out: http://www.wantedmovie.com I really wish that Blizzard would come out with their own WoW movie all CG of course I love those cut scenes they’re so gorgeous πŸ™„

  • abe

    Underworld = Most boring movie ever!

  • Vamp

    Aaaaaaaaaah, no Uwe Boll? DAMN! :mrgreen:
    I actually have some hope for this one. Would be cool to see
    the guys duking it out on the big screen.
    Hopefully the PoP one turns out good too.

  • Janrik

    I dunno. Wanted looks lame to me….

    Forget a Gears movie! I want my HALO movie! πŸ™

  • Agreed. C’mon, Peter Jackson!

    Look, at best, Gears will turn out to be a futuristic kind of 300 meets Aliens. At worst – well, imagine pretty much any other game-movie out there.

    Etienne Vlok’s last blog post..Consoles Γ’β‚¬β€œ A PC Gamers Perspective

  • abe

    I agree that wanted looks lame.

  • Vamp

    I could sit through Hitman without too many issues.
    Not a brilliant movie by any stretch of the imagination, but
    a step up from previous titles at least.
    The problem i think with game adaptions is the narrative.
    There’s too much to be filled in to make a 2 hour movie as
    most of the game is based around the action.
    Something like Mass Effect I think would be easier, as it’s very story-driven.
    One day they’ll surprise us and get it right.
    I can’t wait!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Vamp

    Forget HALO. I want a Red vs Blue movie πŸ˜†

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