It’s been four months since Netflix had announced that they would be making a Gears of War movie, and we have yet to get a major update. While we have yet to get news on a star, the movie has landed its screenwriter.
As per a press release from developers Coalition (via Gizmodo), Dune screenwriter Jon Spaihts has signed on to provide the script for Gears of War. The statement reads:
“We’re thrilled to partner with Jon and the Netflix team to bring Gears of War to life. Jon is a master storyteller with a talent for creating epic science fiction universes and he truly loves Gears of War. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to honor our franchise and deliver an authentic story to our fans.”
Besides Dune, Spaihts has also worked on other sci-fi movies including Prometheus and Passengers. I guess Marvel fans would be happy to know he provided the script for Doctor Strange as well.
I’ll admit, Dune was a critically-acclaimed movie, but it’s far from the blood and action franchise that is Gears of War. If anything, Spaihts is pretty optimistic about taking on the lore, and says that he’s a huge fan of the games. He explains:
“Gears of War is one of the all-time great action games, with vivid characters, a beautifully designed world, and a combat system that drives home the lethality of war and the importance of standing by your squadmates. It wants to be cinema, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help that happen.”
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Gears of War movie.