Netflix to Release Live Action Film and Animated Series of Gears of War

Coming soon.
Coming soon. Netflix

Netflix has entered a partnership with The Coalition with a plan to adapt the Gears of War universe. This video game saga is first going to be adapted as a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series.

Depending on how the film and the animated series fares, Netflix revealed that there’s a possibility of more stories.

A Good Deal?

Netflix has never been shy when adapting video game IP. However, fans of the game should also be wary of how the game will be treated. A good example would be what happened with The Witcher show. A lot of fans were happy when Henry Cavill took on the role of Geralt of Rivia. Then, many were surprised when he said he was leaving after season three.

Initially, fans thought the reason was that he was returning to his role as Superman. However, a petition at claims that Cavill has been at odds with the showrunner and writers on the direction of the show. The petition also claims that because Cavill wanted to stay true to the original vision of Andrzej Sapkowsk, Netflix made the decision to replace him.

While we will never know what’s the real reason, it remains a good caveat for fans of Gears of War excited about this new partnership.

A Look Back

The first Gears of War game was released in November 2006. For those keeping count, that means the franchise is celebrating its 16th anniversary. The game is set in a world where humanity is facing extinction by the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde. A disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix has been tasked to lead the last-ditch effort against this enemy and save humanity.

Since its first release, four more titles were added to the main series, with spin-offs released as well. The original trilogy has received positive reviews. There have also been adaptations in other media like a board game, books, and comic book series.

What do you think? Excited to see Gears of War as a live action film or do you prefer an animated version?

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