Gears of War Movie Will Be Set In An Alternate Reality
The video game movies are often unsatisfying products for fans, since some do not capture the essence of the saga on which they are based. Fortunately, those in charge of these productions are already looking for ways to avoid them and, the way they will do it in the Gears of War movie, will be doing it in an alternate reality.
In a recent talk with IGN, Rod Fergusson, head of The Coalition, spoke about the Gears of War movie. In it, he made it clear that his priority is to make a good movie and not tell the facts that we saw in the games. One of the decisions they made to achieve this is that their movie version is in a universe different from that of the games.
“In order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second. Basically, the way that we sort of reconciled that was, we said, ‘oh the movie should be an alternate reality. It should not be dependent on the game story, nor should it influence the game story,” he said.
More ahead, Fergusson indicated that, although the universe of Gears of War has rules, he does not want to asphyxiate to the scriptwriters and creatives of the tape. This is why in several things they have a lot of creative freedom.
“I’ve heard of other franchises who come with this really large story Bible and this really sort of, here are all the rules now go and deal with 700 pages of how you live in our world. When we did it, we were two pages. I was like, ‘Here’s two pages of thou shall nots and recommendations.’ We want people to have the freedom to have new ideas and to take things differently,” he said.
Finally, Fergusson made it clear that, despite these freedoms, the film will have many recognizable elements for fans. For example, it will have some emblematic characters and the action will take place in Sera.
As you might be knowing, the Gears of War movie was announced in 2016 as a Universal production. For now, not much is known about it, but it is said that they recently changed the screenwriter. We will be aware of it and we will inform you when we know more about it.