It looks like we are going to be getting more video game adaptations in live action with the announcement months in the making.
According to multiple sources, after months of negotiations, Netflix has completed a deal to get the rights to the XBOX video game series Gears of War. The Coalition, the developers behind the series are partnering with the streaming service to develop not only a feature film based on the game, but also an animated series.
There are currently no producers, writers or directors attached to the new film, but the property is said to be a top priority for the streamer so announcements should be coming soon. Netflix has been looking for its own IP for a while and Gears of War definitely has the potential to be a huge franchise for them.
Netflix is also developing a film based on the video game series Bioshock which Francis Lawrence (Constantine, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) set to direct.
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