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After 15 years of failed attempts, there will finally be a Gears of War movie

Netflix moves forward with a live-action film, animated series, and maybe more.

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Enlarge / A still from 2019’s Gears 5. (credit: Ars Technica)

Gears of War, one of the video games that helped make both Epic Games and Xbox what they are today, will become a movie after a decade and a half of false starts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The franchise will be picked up by Netflix, which plans both a live-action feature film and an animated TV series. If those are well-received by viewers, it could be just the beginning for the franchise on Netflix.

The first Gears of War game was released 16 years ago this Monday—on November 7, 2006. Since then, it has received four direct sequels up through 2019’s Gears 5, as well as a handful of spinoffs like 2020’s Gears Tactics.

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