Gears of War is getting the Hollywood treatment.
During a livestream for the much-anticipated release of Gears of War 4, it was announced that a film adaptation of the Microsoft game is being developed with Universal Pictures. Film producers Scott Stuber (known for Ted, The Kingdom) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are on board and overseeing the project.
Fans have heard rumors of a movie based on the third-person shooting franchise for years, but The Coalition studio head and game developer Rod Fergusson told Variety now is the time to make the jump. "They're two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers," he said. "We're finding that line where we can say it has enough lore and canon that it feels genuine to the game while at the same time going beyond that and asking 'OK, what makes a great movie?'"
No date or timeframe has been announced, but to keep you satisfied in the meantime don't forget that Gears of War 4 comes to Xbox One and Windows on next week, on Oct. 11. Below, watch the Fuse crew test our new video games at E3 2016: