While the Gears of War movie project has been looking a little bleak, to say the least, some hope has been instilled into the live-action chainsaw buffet.
It’s reported that “Creative Artists Agency is eager to meet with producers in the coming weeks and set up the project elsewhere.”
There’s no particular names attached the project as of yet, but the a draft by Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is the script that “CAA is expected to turn to in its discussions.”
New Line Cinema originally picked up the rights and were keen to get the film going with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) directing and Gears designer Cliff Bleszinski producing.
Everything seemed like it was on track, although in 2010, New Line slashed the budget and scaled back the production size, making it very difficult to create a movie that requires some big things. Wiseman then stepped away from the project, and the last heard information came from Cliff Bleszinski, who said that the movie was being rewritten.
News that things are getting back on track is great for Gears fans, but let’s see how this one evolves.