After having undergone many replacements, "Gears of War" has finally gotten its screenwriter. Universal Pictures has finalized Shane Salerno to write the screenplay of the proposed movie and it looks like the "Avatar 2" writer can do justice to the film.
Universal Pictures has found the writer to script its proposed "Gears of War" movie adaptation based on the video game series of the same name. According to IGN, Shane Salerno who is writing the four sequels of "Avatar" will be penning the script of the proposed movie. The studio is hopeful of Salerno doing justice to the script. Although the director is yet to be finalized, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are on board as producers of the film.
As fans know, Universal picked up the rights of the video game for the film adaptation in 2016 while also finalizing Stuber and Clark as producers. Before Universal arrived on the scene, New Line Cinema had grabbed the movie rights to be written by Stuart Beattie of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Collateral" fame. However, New Line left the project by 2010. Now that the writer has been also confirmed, it looks like the ball will start rolling.
In the meantime, Rod Fergusson of Microsoft off-shoot has said that the "Gears of War" film adaptation will not be set on any particular title of the video game series, Screen Rant claimed. It will have a totally new story, but it will stay in the universe of the game. Also, Salerno is expected to justify his selection as he understands the humans vs. aliens theme pretty well. The "Gears of War" game revolves around human militarists fighting Locust Horde, a kind of alien (creatures living underground).
It is worth mentioning here that "Gears of War" is a video game series that was released in 2006 by Microsoft for Xbox and in the later years, it became super successful, selling millions of units and earning billions in revenue.