Netflix’s Gears of War movie hires Dune screenwriter Jon Spaihts


Netflix’s live-action Gears of War movie is now one step closer to becoming a reality following the news Dune and Doctor Strange screenwriter Jon Spaihts has been hired to handle the script.

Netflix announced it had acquired the rights to adapt Gear of War into movie last November, following earlier unsuccessful attempts by
New Line Cinema to get a live-action adaptation off the ground. That version, first trumpeted in 2007, had abandoned all pretence of being set in the game’s universe by 2019, when the project became permanently stuck in development hell.

Netflix, however, has specifically described its version as an adaptation of the Gears of War “video game saga”, suggesting it’ll be more faithful to the source material than Universal’s stalled effort – and the streaming service has now announced it’ll be down to writer Jon Spaihts, whose Dune screenplay was nominated for an Oscar, to conjure a script into being.

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