While the adaptation of BioShock into a movie seemed like a no-brainer, the announcement of a Gears of War film doesn't exactly carry with it the same weight.
There's no doubt that this title was a huge success, let alone an absolute blast to play, but there's something to be said about the story and whether or not it can carry an entire feature-length film. How many times can you tell the tale of "aliens invade Earth, big tough dudes stop them?"
Stepping up to the task of directing the Gears of War movie is Len Wiseman who is responsible for Live Free or Die Hard and the Underworld series. Writing the script will be Chris Morgan, whose recent credits include The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and the upcoming action flick Wanted. Fortunately, Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski will serve as an executive producer on the film.
The Gears of War movie is currently slated for a summer 2009 release, while Gears of War 2 will hit the Xbox 360 this November.