Director Len Wisemen admits to "suck at video games," but was seduced by Gears of War footage when on set with Die Hard 4.0.
He said he "really connected with it" and the focus would be on the "science fiction side of it than the creature side of it." Wiseman hopes to do three movies and "cover the bases".
"I’m writing Gears Of War with Chris Morgan, who wrote Wanted," Wisemen tells .
"I suck at video games, it just takes me too long and I can’t get the coordination of ‘em. When I was on Die Hard, I had to choose some video game for the background in a scene with Kevin Smith."
"I was shown about a dozen games and told to ‘Choose one to be in the background’ and I said ‘this one looks really, really cool whatever it is,’ and it was Gears Of War. I just really connected with it; the design of it the world, the whole thing. So I actually brought an Xbox 360 to start researching what it was."
He's much more interested in the science fiction behind the game than the horror action going on. "I've always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan," he revealed.
"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."
Could Gears of War attain immortal cult status in film? Wisemen has faith it could.
Die Hard director plans Gears trilogy, "harder edged" than LOTR
27 January 2009 | By Simon Priest