A relative newcomer to filmmaking, Wiseman's directorial portfolio includes Live Free or Die Hard, as well as the 2003 vampire flick Underworld and its 2006 sequel, Underworld Evolution. Producer Wyck Godfrey recently stated that the film is expected to release in 2010.
Wiseman will work to develop a new draft of the film's screenplay with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift screenwriter Chris Morgan. The original draft was penned by Stuart Beattie, aided by Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski.
Released for the Xbox 360 in November 2006, Gears of War is one the most successful console-exclusive titles on the system. A sequel to the game laden with a variety of new features will hit the Xbox 360 this fall.