‘Safe House’ producer acquires rights to ‘Gears of War.’


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Last fall, we reported that the Gears of War film adaptation was put into turnaround by New Line and was being shopped around to studios. Now it looks like we have some news on the project, as Variety reports that Identity Thief and Safe House producer Scott Stuber has acquired the rights, and will develop the film in conjunction with Epic Games, the creators of the franchise.

No word yet on who will write or direct, but if the project moves forward, there’s a good chance that Universal will be brought into the fold, as Stuber currently has a first-look deal with the studio. We’ll keep you posted as more news is released.