Len Wiseman, director of Live Free or Die Hard and penetrator of Kate Beckinsale has signed up to direct Gears of War according to Variety. Wanted and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift writer Chris Morgan is currently writing a re-draft of Stuart Beattie’s version.
“Gears” is Microsoft’s second biggest seller after the “Halo” franchise, and gamemaker Epic always intended to branch the property out into various media, such as films and novels, with an extensive backstory it developed for the property.
New Line had initially aimed for a summer 2009 release for the pic, but further development on the project will now likely delay that plan.
Gears of War joins God of War, BioShock and Price of Persia in the game-to-movie adaptations. It’s becoming a new trend in Hollywood, and its good to see people who aren’t Uwe Boll directing these types of movies.