A Gears of War film adaptation was announced during a livestream for Gears of War 4.
This is being developed with Universal Pictures and while a movie has been rumoured for a while, Rod Fergusson says to Variety that it is finally the right time to make a film:
“As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie. We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect. I think you have to let the movies be the movies. They’re two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it’s great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn’t going to be a successful movie. That’s one of the great things about working with Universal. We’re finding that line where we can say it has enough lore and canon that it feels genuine to the game while at the same time going beyond that and asking ‘OK what makes a great movie?’”
Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11 on Xbox One and Windows 10.