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Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 19:54 BST
Chris Morgan, who penned screenplays for Wanted and Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, has been hired by Red Eagle Games as story director for games based on The Wheel of Time series.
“As a massive fan of The Wheel of Time series, and a lifelong gamer, I jumped at the chance to be part of the Red Eagle Games team,” Morgan said. “The world that Robert Jordan created is so rich, the characters and storylines so varied and inventive, that I feel like a kid in a candy store. It’s really a dream opportunity for me.”
EA has announced that it will publish multiple titles from the Robert Jordan series for PC and consoles, with an MMO also in the cards.
Morgan is also working on film adaptation of Gears of War.
Full thing through the press release below.
Fri, May 08, 2009 | 17:36 BST
Gears of War screenwriter Chris Morgan has told MTV that the film is in the budgeting phase now, and when asked who he pictured when writing the part of Marcus Fenix, he said Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“Normally when I write, I think about the actor I’m writing for, but this one’s been difficult,” said Morgan. “It is a vital casting choice. It’s counter-intuitive really, because it seems like you want to get a big character — a big tough guy who can play it stoic the whole time.
“But in my experience, dealing with macho sorts of movies and dealing with Dom [Vin Diesel's character in "Fast & Furious"] and that kind of stuff, it’s harder to play the tough guy than an emotional character who’s all over the place.”
What the casting director needs to do, he added, is find “a really f’ing good actor to pull off being a silent tough guy and put some humanity into it.
“The Rock is awesome. There’s a genuine actor. Not only can he play the tough guy, but he can also play the nuanced, sensitive funny sad moments as well. But finding that guy is incredibly difficult.
“If you just play the big tough guy, it comes off as one-note and cardboard and not a believable character. So an actor has to find little things and put emotion into them that works in a more subtle way than just being stoic.”
Cliff Bleszinski, who is one of the film’s producers, stated previously that he wanted a “Clive Owen type” to play the part of Fenix in the film.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 10:38 BST
Gears of War movie screenwriter Chris Morgan reckons his film’s looking awesome. We’re shocked.
“A draft went in and we’re talking about it now and we’re budgeting it out,” Morgan told MTV. “It’s looking incredibly good.”
Morgan added: “I think the gamer side is going to be thrilled with it. All the stuff you want to see, we put that in there and then we blow it out a little more, even. Now it’s just a matter of honing in on all of the character arcs and determining production types of things.”
No date on it yet. We will see this film.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 | 07:42 GMT
Speaking to MTV, Gears of War movie screenwriter Chris Morgan has revealed that the film will be a dirty representation of the games, but that “fun lines” will keep things light.
“I can’t write a joke to save my life, but I can, at the right moment, tap into that human thing that comes in when you’re in a foxhole and things are raining down,” Morgan said.
“I think you will definitely have those fun moments, those fun lines and moments between the two. But by and large, I think it will be gritty and real.
“I want to write and play it as though it happened today,” he added. “Look outside at your city and imagine that the Locust started rising — that’s how I want it to feel.”
It’s going to be a mix of live action and CGI, said Morgan.
The plan is to stay away from an “all-green-screen, all-CGI movie,” Morgan said, only using the computer effects for “the big stuff” and certain scenes featuring the Locust.
More through there. No fixed date on the film yet.