Netflix has partnered with The Coalition to adapt the the video game series “Gears of War” into a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more stories to follow, the streamer announced Monday.
The announcement was made on the 16th anniversary of the original video game’s 2006 release.
With over 40 million copies sold, “Gears of War” is one of gaming’s richest and most acclaimed sagas. A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand.
The “Gears of War” franchise defined the first generation of HD gaming upon its release and has since gone on to exceed $1 billion in grosses with over 45 million players worldwide.
The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and co-operative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fanbases.
There is currently no filmmakers or producers attached to the live action film or the animated series. The move follows the previous attempt by Universal to launch a “Gears of War” franchise after the studio optioned the rights back in 2016, which lapsed.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.