Stuart Beattie, the man who is currently busy writing Gears of War into a script worth filming, recently gave an interview to GamePro, and let slip a few details about the film.
Beattie (who scripted the first Pirates of the Caribbean flick, and Buz Luhrmann's upcoming epic Australia) praised recent hit 300 and hinted at the visual feel of the Gears film: "It's interesting. Everyone's talking about 300. They use it as an example of where things are headed. That film was shot completely on green screen, which is amazing when you actually see the film. It's probably how we're going to do Gears of War."
Beattie also stated that he hopes the filmmaking process will feature heavy collaboration with Epic Games, the studio behind Gears. "I mean, they have lived with this game more than I have and they definitely know these characters, this world and all that kind of stuff. I think the things that they need to develop their games are the same things that I need to write my script. That's just a treasure trove waiting to be mined as far as I'm concerned."
Collaboration is key for Beattie, as he knows what can go wrong if it doesn't happen. Despite being the writer behind Pirates, Beattie was never tapped for his input on the resulting game. "I wish they had called because I could've helped them on that. That was a crappy game. I could've made a really cool game with Pirates."
The Gears of War film is currently in pre-production and is tentatively slated for 2009.