Rumor: Tony Scott Wanted To Direct Gears of War Movie

Rumor: Tony Scott Wanted To Direct Gears of War Movie

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Before his recent suicide, Top Gun director, Tony Scott was looking to direct the upcoming Gears of War movie.

Tony Scott, the director of Man On Fire and True Romance who jumped to his death from an LA bridge last week, was keen on directing the upcoming Gears of War movie adaptation, according to a series of tweets from former New Line Cinema producer, Jeff Katz.

"When we acquired Gears of War at New Line, [Tony Scott] badly wanted to direct. Chased it hard," Katz wrote. "It didn't work out, but I always loved the idea of seeing him play in that sort of Ridley-adjacent space, which he'd really avoided. I'll always wish it happened."

While the Gears franchise will likely prove difficult to adapt to film, Scott's experience on films like Top Gun and The Last Boy Scout would have given him a solid shot at capturing the series' oft-mocked focus on "bromance."

While Tony Scott rarely received the same critical acclaim as his elder brother, Ridley, he had a reputation for crafting superb popcorn flicks.

Epic Games design director, Cliff Bleszinski, responded to Katz's tweets, noting that he recalls a meeting in which Scott showed a great deal of enthusiasm for the license.

"I remember the meeting," he said. "He had a video presentation and everything. He told stories about filming Man on Fire in Mexico."

The Gears of War movie is currently trapped in development limbo, though Epic Games President Mike Capps claims otherwise. New Line Cinema acquired the movie rights to the franchise back in 2007, and Live Free or Die Hard director, Len Wiseman, joined the crew back in 2008. It was later revealed that Wiseman dropped out of the project sometime during 2010. Thus far, no replacement director has been announced.

Source: Twitter

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"I always loved the idea of seeing him play in that sort of Ridley-adjacent space, which he'd really avoided."

I disagree.

EDIT: This theory is something of a pet project of mine... the connection between these two films that is. BR was released in '82, Hunger in '83.

Wat, there is gonna be a Gears of War movie? Good god, the story isn't even that great. I play cause sometimes I like to chop stuff in half with chainsaw guns and see guts flying. And the actors? We don't have bulky enough men to fill those roles...

Good luck trying to find a replacement now you fucking bastards

Maybe Tony Scott read the script.

I'm sorry. That's a terrible joke. But seriously, a Gears of War movie? The story in that game serves only as an excuse to kill stuff with big men and even bigger guns all the time. It's like a game designed by and for Michael Bay.

Adam Jensen:
Maybe Tony Scott read the script.

I'm sorry. That's a terrible joke. But seriously, a Gears of War movie? The story in that game serves only as an excuse to kill stuff with big men and even bigger guns all the time. It's like a game designed by and for Michael Bay.

That joke gave me braincancer...

NOW I AM DOING IT TOO!

Adam Jensen is a baaaaad influence.

DugMachine:
We don't have bulky enough men to fill those roles...

I believe you meant "Fill that armor". Seriously by the third gamme, the pad of Fenix's index finger is bigger than his frickin' ear. :P

Yeah, it's definitely not something I pay to see in theatres, but then again the last movie I DID pay to see in theatres was Dark Knight, so it's been quite a while. I'd likely rent it at some point, though, just to see what the hell they did with it. I wonder if they'd be going for a direct adaptation with the characters from the game or i they'd be doing some story that occurs off to the side, so basically just a war movie in the Gears universe.

Captcha: "One Hit Wonder" Dude, Captcha...too soon man, too soon.

Adam Jensen:
Maybe Tony Scott read the script.

I was thinking the same reading the news.

I don't quite understand how this is a rumor. This was confirmed by two people via tweets, isn't that the opposite of a rumor?

Urgh. I hope this movie doesn't get made. Mainly because of possibility that John Cena might get main or minor part.

 

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