An early 22 page script for the Gears of War movie has leaked on to the internet, giving us our first glimpse at the New Line produced game-to-movie adaptation.
The leak comes via infamous movie site Latino Review and it goes without saying that if you're a bit spoiler-squeamish you should probably click away now.
The early draft of the Gears flick kicks off with a violent and chaotic battle; the Aspho Fields scuffle referenced often in the 360 shooter. Both Marcus and Dom star in this version of the script and we're also given a glimpse of the pair's backstory, including an appearance from Dom's missus Maria.
The film's planned for release in Summer 2009, with Stuart Beattie signed up for writing duties and a pair of blokes called Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey apparently producing via their Temple Hill banner.
Though it hasn't been announced yet we expect Gears of War 2 to emerge sometime around the movie's release - that's if it doesn't go the way of Halo and end up in the great game-to-movie garbage bin.
April 30, 2007