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“Gears of War” movie dropped by New Line, looking for a new home

Gears of War

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Hollywood is working really hard to crack into the world of video game adaptations, and it’s reviving those plans with “Gears of War.” Though a big screen version of the best-selling video game has been long in development, it’s being reported that Creative Artists Agency is looking to find a new home for the feature film.

Variety has the news, reporting that New Line has opted out of bringing the Epic Games series to the big screen. The project had been in development at New Line since 2007 with Len Wiseman attached to direct, but no forward momentum has been made on the flick despite the fact versions of the screenplay have been written, most recently by Stuart Beattie.

CAA is apparently going to “meet with producers in the coming weeks and set up the project elsewhere.” With a fourth “Gears of War” game coming in March 2013, it makes sense that CAA would want to get a film underway quickly. The “Gears of War” franchise has made over $1 billion since 2006.

Last year we took a look at a fan-created live action trailer that showed how the world of “Gears” would look in real life. We liked what we saw, and think that the series would work well on the big screen. Then again, video game movies don’t have a history of doing well in Hollywood, so we can understand some hesitancy from studios.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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