The ethereal Gears of War
movie is back in the headlines, with Variety reporting that producer Scott Stuber
has signed on with the project. There's still no writer or distributor attached, but Stuber will work with his own studio, called Bluegrass Films, and Epic Games to develop a script and finance the project. Universal Studios currently has first look rights to whatever he can come up with.
Stuber has produced a number of big-budget films, including Battleship, Ted
, and the upcoming 47 Ronin
. A movie based on Gears of War
was originally set for a release
in 2010, but that project allegedly fell apart due to "creative differences."