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After years of development, the video game seriesĀ Gears of War may finally make the leap to the big screen. The series originated by Epic Games and published by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 and PC, tells one part of a long conflict between humans and aliens called the Locust Horde. Set on the fictional planet Sera, the story features a conflict over energy, long family histories, and plenty of big notes of loyalty, betrayal, and plenty of military conflict.

Gears was originally in development in 2007, but never went very far, thanks to disagreements between Epic and New Line over how to bring the story to the screen. The rights went back to Epic at one point, and the company has been slowly feeling out producers as possible partners.

Now producer Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief, Safe House) has won the rights, and will develop a film alongside Epic. Read More »

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It’s fairly common in horror films for haunted families to call on a priest to help fight the forces of evil, and the poor guys often don’t meet such a great end. So perhaps it was just a matter of time before cinematic clergymen started taking matters into their own hands and bringing the fight to the monsters. That more or less seems to be the premise of Arcana / Benderspink’s graphic novel The Order, which has just been optioned for film by Scott Stuber‘s Bluegrass Films. More after the jump.

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