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Director Plans Gears Of War Movie Trilogy

The Gears of War movie is still a long ways away but it's never too early to start talking sequel. According to director Len Wiseman, the upcoming movie is merely the first installment in a planned trilogy.

Speaking with Bloody-Disgusting, Wiseman admitted that he first became interested in Gears of War when he was directing Live Free or 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 didn't go too far into detail about the GoW movie but he did say he wants it to be more of an action film than a horror film and that it could lead to two sequels. "[We want to do] three movies and really cover the bases on everything. Basically a harder edged Lord Of The Rings."

"Harder edged Lord of the Rings", eh? I wonder...

Sam and Frodo walk along a perilous cliffside road. A savage orc army prepares for war in the valley below. Sam peers over the edge of the cliff.

SAM: Boy, Mr. Frodo, there's a shitload of orcs down there!

FRODO: More like ten shitloads!

Frodo pats his elven assault rifle reassuringly and the two continue walking.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.