Wiseman On “Gears” Film, “Underworld” Series

“Underworld” director Len Wiseman tells Bloody Disgusting that he plans to make not a film but a trilogy of films based on the hit XBox 360 video game franchise “Gears of War”.

“The hope is that were wanting to do a three movies and really cover the bases on everything. Basically a harder edged Lord Of The Rings” says Wiseman. He also adds the tone will be much more sci-fi than horror – “it’s going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it.”

Wiseman and Chris Morgan (“Wanted”) are penning the script and Wiseman adds he hasn’t decided if the project will utilize the 3D technology currently out there.

He also says that he’s presently looking into a TV series spin-off of his “Underworld” franchise. “if I could be very involved and can be a certain way, I’d be very interested in that. We had always hoped to do a trilogy, now that we completed that trilogy it’s kind of open, if people can join us and go back in time – and then leap forward, I’d like to go jump all across the time line” says Wiseman.