New Life for Gears of War Movie
The feature film version of Gears of War may not be as dead as it seemed.
Variety reports that Ted and Battleship producer Scott Stuber has come aboard to produce the long-gestating screen version of the Epic video game title.
The trade says no writer, talent or distributor is attached at this time, although Stuber has a pre-existing deal with Universal. Stuber and Epic will reportedly start shopping Gears of War to studios soon.
Gears of War was previously set up at New Line where Len Wiseman was attached to direct from a script by Stuart Beattie.
Since Stuber also recently produced Identity Thief, let the “Oh, great, I guess now Melissa McCarthy’s going to play Marcus Fenix” comments commence!
By Jim Vejvoda