The film based on hit Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War is due to hit cinemas in just over two years' time.

That's according to ComingSoon.net, which spoke to Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment. New Line Cinema owns the film rights to GOW but Temple Hill is set to produce.

"We've got our script and a director we're about to attach," Godfrey said. "We'll hopefully make that early next year for the summer of 2010."

As previously reported the movie's script is being written by Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean). Epic's Cliff Bleszinkski helped develop the treatment and will provide input throughout the production process.

According to Beattie, the Gears of War film will probably be shot entirely on green screen in the same way 300 was. "There's no way to build that world any other way, really," he observed.

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