Microsoft's hit video game Gears of War is likely to become a movie after New Line Cinema acquired the movie rights to the title this week. The company said that the movie would be based on the title's plot, though made in a way that both fans of the game as well as the average moviegoer could enjoy. The idea came after a New Line executive played the game, the company says.
Lead game designer Cliff Bleszinki collaborated with screenwriter Stuart Beattie to produce the script. Gears of War is set on the fictional planet Sera, and the players is tasked with protecting the planet's inhabitants from creatures known as Locust Horde, which come from the center of the planet.