Hollywood continues to try and make a Gears of War movie happen.

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to Microsoft’s popular Xbox video game franchise, it announced Wednesday.

The Gears of War series has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, but despite an army of fans, a movie adaptation has been stuck in development hell.

The same goes for numerous other video game adaptations, such as Halo, BioShock, Call of Duty, Gran Turisimo, Kane & Lynch, The Last of Us, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell and Uncharted. Some of these films have talent (actors/writers/directors) attached, but most don’t. Read more…

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‘Gears of War’ movie rights optioned by Universal, but will it ever happen?