Wiseman Helms Gears of War

Die Hard director adapts Xbox Game for big screen.

‘Die Hard 4.0′ helmer Len Wiseman has confirmed he will direct a big screen adaptation of the popular X-Box 360 video game ‘Gears of War’.

Speculation first began when Wiseman featured the game in the fourth Die Hard film. He will develop the story with Chris Morgan (most recently credited with ‘Wanted’).

Wiseman, made a name for himself in the business as an art director (Stargate, Godzilla, Independence Day, Men in Black), and went on to direct ‘Underworld’ and its sequel ‘Underworld Evolution’.

The vidgame,released in November 2006, has sold over three million copies worldwide, becoming the fourth best selling game of last year. ‘Gears of War’ follows the soldiers of Delta Squad as they fight to save the human inhabitants of the fictional planet Sera from a relentless subterranean enemy known as The Locust Horde. A video game sequel was announced earlier this year at the 2008 Game Developers Conference.

Watch the trailer for the video game below.




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