The Gears of War movie will be written by the guy writing four Avatar sequels


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If there’s one upcoming video game adaptation that actually makes sense, it’s Gears of War. Its visuals are pretty much perfect for adaptation, and Hollywood sure loves stories where big beefy men and women shoot a bunch of aliens. I know Gears of War has some emotion in there somewhere too, so it’s an adaptation served on a silver platter.

According to Deadline, Universal and Microsoft Studios have hired Shane Selarno to write the adaptation’s script, which will be an all new story set in the Gears universe. Selarno is currently writing James Cameron’s Avatar saga (handling parts two through five, jesus) and his past credits include…uh…Savages, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, Shaft, oh and Armageddeon!

But what stands out to me the most is that Selarno wrote a few episodes of New York Undercover, one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Malik Yoba is the G.O.A.T.

[via Deadline]