Reports from Comingsoon.net suggest that Gears of War, the movie, is not only under development, it may be released by 2010.
"We've got our script on and a director we're about to attach. We'll hopefully make that early next year for the summer of 2010," said Wyck Godfrey, producer.
We already knew back in March 2007 that New Line Cinema (think: Lord of the Rings) had acquired the feature film rights to Epic Games' award-winning title. It looks like it will be a green-screen wonder, however; according to writer Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean), the Gears of War film will probably be shot in the same way 300 was.
"There's no way to build that world any other way, really," Indeed.