Posted on June 16, 2011, Mark Burnham Cliffy B: Gears of War Movie “in development hell”
Things haven’t gone so well for the Gears of War movie. Initially announced back in 2007, it’s been plagued with all sorts of misfortunes. The supposed director Len Wiseman left the project, and the budget and story have apparently been scaled way back.
Cliff Bleszinski offered little encouragement at E3 when I spoke with him before the Gears of War 3 demo. Here’s what the man said.
Q: Any progress on the Gears of War movie?
Cliff Bleszinksi: “It’s in development hell right now. Who knows what’ll happen. It took however many years for Peter Jackson to make Lord of the Rings. Hollywood is a complicated beast. There’s all sorts of weirdness going on with who’s working on it, what’s going on here and there. But, hopefully it happens. Maybe the Gears 3 success will generate more interest in it. I’d love to see it. I’d rather have a movie that’s great and true to the franchise, than a movie that sucks. I’d rather not have a movie, than a movie that sucks.”
Stay tuned for the full interview with Cliff Bleszinski.