Microsoft and Universal’s Gears of War movie has been in development since 2016, but like several video game film adaptations, not much has been heard about it since its initial announcement. That being said, The Wrap learned today that the Gears of War movie has received a brand new writer: F. Scott Frazier.
While F. Scott Frazier is a fairly unknown and new screenwriter, he did write both 2016’s Collide and 2017’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage. In addition to Gears of War, he is also currently writing Mistborn: The Final Empire, a movie based on Brandon Sanderson’s fantasy book series. According to his IMDb page, Frazier also apparently worked was part of the QA team for games like Tetris Evolution, Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge, and Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin da Rules, so he at least seems fairly familiar with gaming.
Last year, there were reports that Avatar 2 screenwriter Shane Salerno was penning the script. It is now unknown if his work has been scrapped or if F. Scott Frazier is building upon the groundwork set by Shane Salerno. Other notable names are still attached to the project though, including producers Dylan Clark, Scott Stuber, and Rod Fergusson.
As the movie’s script is still being worked on two years after its initial announcement, this Gears of War film is still probably quite a ways off. That being said, DualShockers will be sure to let you know when Universal and Microsoft decided to reveal more about this project.