Len Wiseman has signed on to direct New Line's Gears of War, based on Microsoft and Epic Games' hit videogame.

According to Variety, Chris Morgan is writing a new draft of the action picture that Stuart Beattie originally tackled.

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Fanboys have been speculating for nearly a year that Wiseman may direct the project. The game was even featured in his most recent film, Live Free or Die Hard.

Gears of War revolves around a world reeling from an invasion by aliens known as the Locust, and a small team of elite soldiers who fight to retake the planet Sera and save its human inhabitants.

New Line had initially aimed for a summer 2009 release for the picture, but further development on the project now will likely delay that plan. No production date has been set.