Variety: "Gears of War" has received a boost from Legendary Pictures, which is coming on board to co-finance and co-produce the project based on Microsoft and Epic Games' hit vidgame.
It's the first New Line project that Legendary has signed onto since the mini-major was folded into Warner Bros. earlier this year. Legendary has a deal to co-finance and co-produce at WB.
"Gears of War" has been set up at New Line since early last year with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing through their Temple Hill banner. "Gears" lead designer Cliff Bleszinski is exec producing and consulting for developer Epic, which owns the rights.