Gears of War Movie Update from Writer Chris Morgan
Remember that Gears of War movie in development? Yep, it's still moving along quite well, even though we haven't heard much about it. MTV got in touch with screenwriter Chris Morgan for a brief update on the project. "A draft went in and we're talking about it now and we're budgeting it out… It's looking incredibly good." So far so good, let's just hope that budget doesn't start to worry New Line. In this rough economy, and with video game movies mostly still unscessful, I doubt they'd approve a bloated budget, as much as we'd all like to see one for Gears of War. But don't fear, Morgan promises it'll be "huge" anyway.
"I think the gamer side is going to be thrilled with it," Morgan told MTV. "All the stuff you want to see, we put that in there and then we blow it out a little more, even. Now it's just a matter of honing in on all of the character arcs and determining production types of things." Sounds good. And as for that bloated budget, what does he have to say about that? "One of the things they're really talking about now is the budget of the film and how big of a spectacle this is going to be. My argument is, look at the underlying material. Look at the game and the scenario — the fact that the world is being taken over by the Locust, it has to be huge."
So what does this mean for all of us? At least that Morgan is fighting the good fight and pushing for a bigger, better, and more epic Gears of War movie. As far as we know, Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is still on-board to direct, whenever it does get a greenlight. As always, we'll keep you updated on this.