Plans for a big screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise Gears Of War may finally be moving forward. The adaptation has been in development for quite some time with New Line picking up the rights for the property with plans to have Len Weisman direct some years ago. However, creative differences between the studio and Epic Games led to New Line Cinema releasing the rights back in 2007.
Ted and 47 Ronin producer Scott Stuber has gained the film rights and will develop the script for the project with Epic Games. Despite having a first look deal with Universal, the film does not currently have a distributor and a screenwriter has yet to be hired for the project as well.