Gears of War Stalled In Development

While it hasn’t died on the vine like the “HALO” movie, the film adaptation of the “Gears of War” movie has been hobbled to some extent/

According to The Los Angeles Times, New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures have stopped development on the project and are scaling back the film’s story and budget.

A source claims “the studio has now cut the budget, going from a film that would have cost more than $100 million to one that will cost a good chunk less than that. It’s also reined in the story, turning it into a more simple, straight-ahead invasion story instead of a sprawling epic.”

With the script by Chris Morgan (“Wanted”) now out, a new writer is being sought. With the resulting delay, director Len Wiseman (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “Underworld”) will instead focus on the post-apocalyptic mystery “Nocturne” at 20th Century Fox.