Long rumoured as in production, Microsoft has today confirmed the existence of a Gears of War feature film, almost inadvertently. While announcing that Ice-T would lend his voice talents to the upcoming Gears of War 3, the publisher issued an official statement confirming the existence of a movie based upon the franchise.
While there have been many rumours, with the reported screenwriter openly acknowledging the existence of a movie adaptation of the Gears of War franchise, no official confirmation that a film had been green lit has ever been received from Microsoft, Epic Games or any other party involved with the production. Today however, that all changed.
The press release issued earlier today revealing the vocal talents of Ice-T as Griffin, a new character in Gears of War 3, also offered the first official acknowledgement that a motion-picture based upon the franchise is currently underway.
“The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more,” read the press release, proud of the achievements of Epic Games’ popular videogame series.
And if that isn’t enough good news, the San Diego Comic Con figure of Gears of War 3’s Jace has now been revealed and we’ve got it available for pre-order in case you can’t make it to the con. He stands about 6 inches and comes with game-faithful weapons. But most impressively, I think, is the sculpting, which is a startlingly realistic look, but still manages to capture the style of the game. Really great.
He joing a bunch of other Gears of War figures, from 6-inch figures to Batsus to a ton of multi-packs and exclusives. Check ’em out!