Gears of War and Universal Pictures Movie Partnership Announcement
Gears of War Film Partnership Announced During Live Broadcast
By Nolan P. Smith
During Wednesday’s Gears of War Live broadcast, Coalition Studio Head Rod Fergusson announced that Universal Pictures has optioned motion picture rights to Microsoft Studios’ violent, iconic “Gears of War” franchise, based on the Xbox video game series. Big news as the release of GoW 4 is now upon us.
Scott Stuber (“Ted” series, “Central Intelligence”) and Dylan Clark (“Planet of the Apes” series, “Oblivion”) will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films. In addition, Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal and Senior Vice President Jay Ireland will oversee for Bluegrass.
Gears of War is easily one of the most respected and innovative franchises in video game history. Surpassing $1 billion in grosses, GoW has reach over 45 million players worldwide. That equals to over 3 billion hours played. THREE BILLION!!! That’s a whole lot of blood to be spilled. The fourth installment in the franchise, Gears of War 4 is set to launch on October 11th for the XBox One and Windows 10.