First look at Gears of War movie

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