The Gears of War movie, which has been thrown about Hollywood since 2007, and is now in development at Universal Pictures, will be 'a great movie first and a Gears movie second,' The Coalition's studio head Rod Fergusson told IGN.

Some Gears fans might be a little put out by this, but Fergusson said it needs to be like this so that the movie can be successful.

'Basically the way that we sort of reconciled that was, we said, "oh the movie should be an alternate reality. It should not be dependent on the game story, nor should it influence the game story."'

He added that he wants fresh takes on the Gears series: 'I've heard of other franchises who come with this really large story Bible and this really sort of, here are all the rules now go and deal with 700 pages of how you live in our world. When we did it, we were two pages. I was like, "Here's two pages of thou shall nots and recommendations." We want people to have the freedom to have new ideas and to take things differently.'

Last November it was reported that F. Scott Frazier, who wrote xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, was going to be writing the script for the movie. We don't know if anyone's been cast in any roles, but we do know that Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy and this angle fame would consider Marcus Fenix 'a dream role.'

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