The Gears of War adaptation is still grinding.
ComingSoon.net had a chat over the weekend with the film’s producer, Wyck Godfrey, and he assured fans that things are still moving along as planned:
We’ve got our script on and a director we’re about to attach. We’ll hopefully make that early next year for the summer of 2010.
Non-gamers in the audience who are asking “What’s Gears of War, anyway?” can get caught up with this synopsis, helpfully supplied by ComingSoon:
Since its debut in November 2006, “Gears of War” has broken sales records on the Microsoft Xbox 360, selling more than 3 million copies worldwide. The game thrusts players into humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The story unfolds as a ragtag group of soldiers use every last ounce of strength to survive the onslaught from the forces of evil, which begins on the historic Emergence Day.
Last March, it was announced that Stuart Beattie had signed on to write the script; according to ComingSoon, he worked with the game’s lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, to “define a treatment” for the adaptation.