Gears of War film getting District-9 Inspired Makeover

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The Gears of War film has been in limbo for quite some time now. Len Wiseman, the director of Underworld and Die Hard 4.0 was attached to direct, but then bailed after budget cuts – originally cited to exceed $100 Million – scaled the project down to “a simple, straight-ahead invasion story,” instead of the “sprawling, multi-generational epic” it was intended to be.

At this year’s Comicon, the game’s designer Cliff Bleszinski revealed that they’re going back to drawing board.

Their goal, says Bleszinski, is to make the Gears movie “more like District 9”. That not to say they’re looking to recreate Neill Blomkamp’s mockumentary masterpiece, but rather adapting that film’s small budgeted – but effects laden – ethos.

According to Bleszinski, the script that Wiseman was working from was closer to resembling big-budgeted disaster film 2012. I’m all for this If they can make the film something worthwhile – and less like your average brainless, big-budget summer action flick. As District 9 demonstrated, a good story, excellent actors and a good director are the hallmarks of a good film, not needless, over-the-top explosions forced love stories, and gimmick characters. You hear that, Michael Bay?

Source : Cinemablend

Last Updated: July 27, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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