Variety reports that Gears of War has received a boost from Legendary Pictures, which is coming on board to co-finance and co-produce the project based on Microsoft and Epic Games’ hit video game.
It’s the first New Line project that Legendary has signed onto since the mini-major was folded into Warner Bros. earlier this year. Legendary has a deal to co-finance and co-produce at WB.
Gears of War has been set up at New Line since early last year with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing through their Temple Hill. “Gears” lead designer Cliff Bleszinski is executive producing and consulting for developer Epic, which owns the rights.
Len Wiseman is directing with Chris Morgan writing the script. The first draft was written by Stuart Beattie.
“Gears” centers on a world beset by aliens known as the Locust and a team of soldiers fighting to retake the planet.