I originally had the movie adaptation of the popular game “Gears of War” set for a 2009 release, back when it seemed like the movie was on the fast track, with Len Wiseman (“Underworld”) set to direct. Wiseman has since fallen by the wayside, but according to the film’s producer, Wyck Godfrey, in an interview with Coming Soon for his new vampire movie “Twilight”, there are good news for “Gears of War” fans: the film now has a finished script and a director is expected to be attached very soon. And oh yeah, he expects the film to come out in the Summer of 2010.
Since its debut in November 2006, “Gears of War” has broken sales records on the Microsoft Xbox 360, selling more than 3 million copies worldwide. The game thrusts players into humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The story unfolds as a ragtag group of soldiers use every last ounce of strength to survive the onslaught from the forces of evil, which begins on the historic Emergence Day.
The script was written by Stuart Beattie, who has been attached from the very beginning. Now the question is, who will direct…?