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CliffyB talks film October 4th, 2007

GameDaily have posted up an insight­ful inter­view with Cliff Bleszin­ski, inclined towards the devel­op­ment of the movie. It cov­ers the movie’s story-telling and script writ­ing by Stu­art Beat­tie, R-ratings and the cons of cast­ing wrestlers as the main char­ac­ters. I’ve extracted the high­lights below, for the full arti­cle click the link above! Thanks for the heads up John!

BIZ: What’s it like work­ing with Stu­art Beat­tie, the man who helped turn Pirates of the Caribbean into a Hol­ly­wood block­buster?

CliffyB: Stu is amaz­ing to work with because he knows Gears inside and out. He beat the game sev­eral times and he was hooked on mul­ti­player. You go into these Hol­ly­wood meet­ings and expect a cer­tain type of Hol­ly­wood peo­ple, many of whom I’ve met. […] He respects the fran­chise and he’s a fan of it. He also knows how to write a com­pelling movie and adap­ta­tion. […] I think we have a really great script and now it’s just a mat­ter of get­ting the right direc­tor attached and mak­ing sure it becomes a “AAA” block­buster movie.

[…] The fact that Gears is an M-rated fran­chise and involves peo­ple get­ting chain­sawed in half, it’s got to be a pretty f***ing hard­core movie.

[…] I get a lot of forum posts where Gears fans tell us we need to cast this wrestler as Mar­cus. I don’t give a f**k if the guy’s buff or six foot five. What mat­ters most is that this guy is charis­matic and he can act and is some­body com­pelling that you want to watch on screen. […] What mat­ters is charisma because you can’t fake that. […]

CliffyB: We shared every detail imag­in­able with Stu on the fran­chise as far as the story bible and all of the secrets that every­body wants to know about what went down in Gears of War. […] He knows the under­ly­ing themes of the fran­chise and all of the under­ly­ing moti­va­tions of each of the char­ac­ters. That’s fuel for the screen­play that he’s written.

[…] New Line, hav­ing done Lord of the Rings, they know how to back a very risky but also a poten­tially very lucra­tive fran­chise and make sure it’s treated with the respect it deserves.

Comments 4 Responses to “CliffyB talks film”

Chadiz­zle October 31st, 2007

I think if they are going to make a Gears of War movie that it would be pretty F**king sick with all the saw­ing in half and ruth­less sol­diers shootin’ up rep­tiles and berz­erk­ers and blowin’ up S**t would be pretty amaz­ing. But the Halo movie that is suposi­bly com­ing out 2009 would be a much bet­ter movie hav­ing real peo­ple in suites then a stu­pid green screen for Gears of War. HALO ROCKS!!!

Neil November 15th, 2007

Yo Cliffy I think that the gears of war movie is a great idea, and you should get Michael Bay to director!!!

Hos­tileRogue September 5th, 2008

Get BLADE as Cole. That would be f*cking awsome. I dont think that a green­screen is a good idea. In 300 you could totally tell it was green­screen. But in the movie you need to explain how the locus got down to earth in the first place and tell why, cuz that wasn’t in the game. Cliff and the rest of the GoW movie staff… you should ask the GoW play­ers who they want to see. those are the ppl that are gonna see it.

Lula Ray­mond November 12th, 2008