Gears of War trilogy?
Len Wiseman has been talking about the Gears of War film he's writing with Chris Morgan, the writer of Wanted (Filmstalker review), and revealed a few interesting facts. Mainly that he'd like a trilogy.
While the interview tries to push the idea of 3D on him, his polite denial makes it seem like he's not going to cheapen a Gears of War into a gimmicky 3D film, thank the lord.
"It's going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it. I've always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan...The hope is that were wanting to do a three movies and really cover the bases on everything. Basically a harder edged Lord Of The Rings."
Okay, hold on Wiseman, you're leaping ahead already. Let's skip back to the comment in the Bloody Disgusting story through Filmonic. He says that he wants it more science fiction than creature, and frankly I don't get that, especially on Gears of War, isn't it both? Science fiction and creature effects?
Well he goes on to say that he is a big fan of practical effects over CGI, so that would suggest that it would have a more realistic feel to it, but there's going to have to be creatures and there will have to be CGI, there's no escaping either in a Gears of War film.
The second part might have just slipped in there, but he says that they are wanting to do three films, and that ladies and gentlemen spells trilogy. Well it doesn't spell it as there are plenty of other letters in there, but it does mean the same thing.
The reason? They want to "really cover the bases on everything", well after that downright incisive and full coverage of the issue there from Wiseman there's nothing left to say! Okay, I'm being sarcastic, but it does suggest that what they want to do is cover the emergence of the creatures, their rise in power and control over the planet, and then the humans eventual destruction of them, although obviously leaving it with a somewhat open ending that could see them come back again.
All in all the Star Wars layout in the Gears of War universe. Again I'm being glib, but the idea is there exactly - the first film will be a complete journey with a success, like the first game, the second is the dark one where the bad guys make a comeback, and the third is the big rally and realisation for the characters.
Joking aside, and I really mean that this time, the adaptation into a trilogy sounds a good idea, and the Gears of War is a great story to adapt in that way, however will it be another Halo? Will the studio want huge controls over the product or are they more than happy for it to be adapted by Hollywood?
Which would you rather see? I know that any fan of Gears of War will want to see the trilogy, won't you?