When the Gears of War movie was announced, we all thought that it will be a part of the storyline of the game franchise. But apparently, the studio thought that the movie will not be able to achieve its full potential that way.

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New approaches will allow the writers to have more space for creativity

Fergusson has learned from other video game movies that he shouldn't force the writers to follow a 700-pages "story Bible" and all the rules in the game. The movie instead will be set in an alternative universe. By doing so, the team will have more room for creativity and give the movie a unique approach.

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The movie will be set in an alternate universe

However, the movie will keep some of the signature aspects of the Gears of War world. For example, Fergusson said the Gears of War movie should be set in Sera, the homeworld of humanity in the franchise and feature some important characters.

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Marcus Fenix could appear in the movie indirectly

Microsoft confirmed the Gears of War movie was in development all the way back in October 2016 at Universal. F. Scott Frazier was reportedly to be the writer of the movie in November 2018 while the casting crew and director still remains unknown.

As for Gears of War franchise, it is getting a new game called Gears 5 instead of Gears of War 5. Gears 5 is going to be released in September this year for PC and Xbox One.