"We'll hopefully make [Gears of War] early next year for the summer of 2010," Godfrey told ComingSoon.net. "We've got our script on and a director we're about to attach."
As reported last March, writer Stuart Beattie was brought on to adapt the first game, which details an invasion by underground baddies known as Locusts, to the screen. Beattie was aided in his quest by Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski.
"I think we have a really great script and now it's just a matter of getting the right director attached and making sure it becomes a 'AAA' blockbuster movie," Bleszinski said late last year.
Released in November 2006, Epic Games' Gears of War represents one of the major console-exclusive titles for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Epic recently announced that Gears of War 2 will arrive on Xbox 360 this fall.
Though Epic has yet to comment on a possible PC edition, it is expected that the PC version of Gears of War 2 will arrive a year or so later, much like the PC port of the first title.