Universal taps F. Scott Frazier to write Gears of War movie

The script for the upcoming Gears of War film from Universal Pictures will be penned by xXx: Return of Xander Cage writer F. Scott Frazier.

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Game fans might recall hearing news that Universal Pictures optioned the rights to make a film based on the Gears of War game series back in 2016. The project is still in the works, but now it appears that the film has at last found its script writer. Universal has tapped on the talents of F. Scott Frazier, known for his work on films like The Good Spy, Collide, and xXx: Return of Xander cage, to write the film's script.

This information comes to us through a new report from The Wrap, which indicates that the upcoming Gears of War film will be produced by Dylan Clark, known for the Planet of the Apes series as well as 2013 film Oblivion, as well as Gears of War's own co-creator Rod Fergusson. Scott Stuber, producer for comedies like Office Christmas Party and the Ted films, is on board as executive producer.

It's safe to say that the upcoming Gears of War film is still very much in the early stages of production. However, based solely on the names and talents tapped so far, it appears that the film is going after an over-the-top action flair with a heavy dose of comedy. So far, so good. As for the rest of the details, only time will tell.

Even if the upcoming Gears film sounds good on paper, there's little doubt that many game fans are already skeptical. Let's be honest: when video games make the jump to the silver screen, the results are often disastrous. Video game-based films at best are still relatively weak, and at their worst, they're utter garbage (looking at you, Uwe Boll). Still, given the action and story in Gears of War, we're holding out hope that a Gears film could be something fun. As always, stay on top of the latest Gears of War updates by keeping it tuned right here to Shacknews.

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