IGN have posted an interview with Rod Fergusson, Gears of War producer, revealing a couple of tid-bits about the movie deal:
IGN: Can you tell us much about the movie deal?
Rod Fergusson: There isn’t much to say right now. What people need to take away is that scripts get optioned all the time in Hollywood and that by no means [indicates] that it’s absolutely going to happen that the movie gets created. They take their option and they may decide to do nothing with that option.
IGN: So New Line has optioned the script?
Rod Fergusson: They have, yeah. They have a writer, Stuart Beattie, who wrote ‘Collateral’ and ‘Derailed’, and was a contributing writer to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies. And so he’s a big name script writer, and he’s already written a treatment.