Wiseman wants to film Gears trilogy

"A harder edged Lord of the Rings."

Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman plans to turn Gears of War into a film trilogy.

He confirmed his role at the helm during a red carpet chat with website Bloody-Disgusting, and shed some light on his masterplan for the IP.

"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," said Wiseman.

"It's going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it. I've always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan."

Apparently Wiseman began looking into Gears of War after picking the shooter to appear during a scene of Die Hard 4.0.

"I just really connected with it; the design of it the world, the whole thing," added Wiseman. "So I actually bought an Xbox 360 to start researching what it was."

Pirates of the Caribbean and Collateral writer Stuart Beattie will be doing the script, and the whole project will be overseen by Gears of War creative director Cliff Bleszinski.

Legendary Pictures, of 300 and The Watchmen credit, has stumped up half the cash for the project, and production company Temple Hill Entertainment reckons a launch next year is likely.

No Hollywood actors or actresses have been linked with the project. Maybe Bruce Willis will join in.

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