Underworld Creator Gearing Up for Gears of War Trilogy
01.26.09 by REELZ
Len Wiseman, the creative force behind the Underworld series of horror movies, says he has plans to adapt popular video game Gears Of War into a big-screen trilogy.
After nabbing Wiseman on the red carpet at the premiere of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Bloody-Disgusting.com learned that the writer/director/producer became interested in the game after using it in a scene during Live Free or Die Hard, and wants to develop it into a triumvirate of edgy sci-fi movies:
I'm writing 'Gears Of War' with Chris Morgan, who wrote 'Wanted'... It's going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it. I've always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan... The hope is that we're wanting to do three movies and really cover the bases on everything. Basically a harder edged 'Lord Of The Rings.'