Len Wiseman Set to Direct Gears of War Flick

New Line Cinema has chosen Len Wiseman (“Live Free or Die Hard”) to direct the video-game adaptation of Gear of War for the silver screen.

Set on the planet Sera, the game (and subsequently the movie – if they stick with it) brings to life the battle between a human Delta Squad (as opposed to what?) and the Locust Horde. Chris Morgan (“Wanted”, “The Fast and the Furious 4″) is also on board and will be writing the screenplay.

Considering how most movie/videogame adaptations work out, this is really not something to get overly excited about and the subject is honestly just becoming a the proverbial “dead horse” so to speak. They will suck usually and there is nothing we can do, so we should just either go see it or not and just stop bitching about it because it will never do us any good. Hollywood has never done gamers any favors really, now have they?

However, Cliffy B Cliff Bleszinski seems to think that a videogame to movie adaptation is simple:

“Hollywood needs to take the source material seriously, win over the avid gamers and make it work for an audience that is young and old, male and female.”

Thank you for that mind blowing insight Cliff. No one has ever said that before! How profound and impressive Master of the Obvious!

He goes on to say:

“Disney made a great movie out of a theme park ride, and somebody is sooner or later going to make a great one out of a video game. Having someone like Len really helps the odds. I think we’re going to create something special here.”

The thing about the Pirates movies, although inspired by an amusement park ride, is that there never was a “backstory” to begin with therefore the script writer had carte blanche to come up with something fun and exciting. No “ride” at a theme park has a script to it so to compare it to a game is slightly silly.

Anyway, as soon as we hear more about this upcoming atrocity we will be sure to ruin your day with it.

Via: Yahoo News

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2 Comments on Len Wiseman Set to Direct Gears of War Flick

eric

On June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

In Live Free Or Die Hard, there’s a scene where Gears of War is being played. Did Len Wiseman know he was to direct the film?

Jonathan

On June 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

actually, he didn’t know yet; he was just a fan of the game. he didn’t enter talks about directing the GoW movie until Live Free or Die Hard was finished (I read that in an article on Variety’s site, but I don’t have the link off-hand).

anyway, with that sort of team behind this, i’m guessing the film will probably be a box office smash that is almost completely panned by critics. of course, that’s probably the course it was heading anyway… :???: