The IESB are reporting that Len Wiseman is no longer involved with the Escape from New York remake, which at first glance would imply that he plans to work on GoW. However, through IESB’s contacts, it is now rumored that he is not involved in the video game adaptation either, and, more alarmingly, that New Line Cinema might pull out altogether:
Wiseman is also off the video game adaptation and New Line Cinema will most likely not move forward with the film at all. Our source is saying that the studio has concerns with ballooning budget of the film.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens on this one folks. Thanks for the heads up Philip.
A number of websites (Horror Movies, Movies Online) are reporting that the Gears of War movie is being fast tracked into production without a named director, with some speculation that this is as a result of pending strike action in Hollywood.
If this is the case a director will more than likely be named in the coming month. Len Wiseman maybe?
A “reliable studio insider” revealed to IESB.net that the director of both the Gears of War Movie and the remake of Escape from New York would be Len Wiseman.
Don’t recognise the name? This was the fellow that created both of the Underworld features as well the fourth Die Hard film, Live Free or Die Hard. He is also the lucky husband of one Kate Beckinsale.