Die Hard 4 director does Gears of War

Len Wiseman, the chap behind vampire flick Underworld and Die Hard 4, is preparing to direct a movie based on Gears of War.

The director will be teaming up with writer Chris Morgan to develop the story and rewrite a new screenplay, according to Variety.

A previous script by Stuart Beattie, the original writer of the first Pirates of the Caribbean, will be discarded.

Fortunately, Epic will have some involvement. In fact, Cliffy B himself is the executive producer on the movie and will consult on its development for the company.

Distributor New Line had originally aimed to get the picture out intheaters for summer 2009, but these recent developments mean a further delay is likely.

"It's like with our games, you can have it right or have it right now," said Epic Games topper Mark Rein. "We want to get it right. There's no timetable for us.

"We just want to make as good a movie as we can, and we think (Wiseman's) the guy who will do it."

Courtesy of CVG.

Jun 17, 2008