‘Gears of War’ Getting a movie and series on Netflix

One of the best-selling video game franchises of all time is finally getting an adaptation. Not just one though. Gears of War gets a movie and a series. Several production companies have been trying to get a project off the ground since at least 2007, but it seems that Netflix is the only one that has succeeded. For a while, New Line Cinema had the rights. After that, Universal planned to produce a feature film around the time of its release Gears of war 4. That attempt also failed.

According to Netflix’s press release, the service will “first adapt the video game saga into a live-action feature film, followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more stories to follow.” They are collaborating on both with series developer The Coalition. For those unfamiliar with the plot of Gears of Warhere’s how Netflix described it:

A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extermination by the locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fire team led by disgraced Sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand. The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and cooperative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fan bases.

Right now, there is no actual cast or crew attached to either the film or the animated series, which is currently in the production pipeline. That said, since Netflix came out and announced that adaptations are on the way, it’s likely that we’ll be hearing some news soon!

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