Variety are reporting that movie studio Legendary Pictures will be co-financing and co-producing the Gears of War movie adaptation, to be directed by Len Wiseman.
It’s the first New Line project that Legendary has signed onto since the mini-major was folded into Warner Bros. earlier this year. Legendary has a deal to co-finance and co-produce at WB.
“Gears of War” has been set up at New Line since early last year with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing through their Temple Hill banner. “Gears” lead designer Cliff Bleszinski is exec producing and consulting for developer Epic, which owns the rights.
Len Wiseman is directing with Chris Morgan writing the script. First draft was penned by Stuart Beattie.