Gears of War Movie Writer Wants Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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I have just lost a whole lot of the hope that I had for the Gears of War movie.

Somewhere deep down, I truly believe that Epic Games and Microsoft understand that if they put the right amount of money and time into creating a proper Gears of War movie, they could very well make a ton of money, and actually start something beautiful for game to movie conversions.

Chris Morgan, who has just finished writing the screenplay for the film has said in an interview that the role of Marcus Fenix needs someone who is a “a really f’ing good actor to pull off being a silent tough guy and put some humanity into it”.

He then goes on to say that Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock, is perfect for the role.

Now, I don’t actually have anything against The Rock as far as acting is concerned, and I was actually quite impressed with his roles in movies like “Be Cool”. The problem is, that when it comes to action roles, he still unfortunately, and without needing to say one line of dialogue, adds a really thick layer of cheese onto the film.

Not only that, but he has already done the videogame thing with Doom, and we all saw how that turned out. I really hope that the people doing the casting for the film ignore what Mr. Morgan has to say and looks elsewhere for the role of Fenix. What they truly need is someone who is as rough as the character himself.

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What do you guys suggest? Who would be the perfect Marcus Fenix? My vote would definitely go to a 10 – 15 years younger Mickey Rourke.

Source: MTV

Last Updated: May 11, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • It’ll have to be an unknown,as I can’t think of a single
    A-lister that’s built like that and can act.The “action
    heroes” of today are such mama’s boys compared to the
    good ‘ol days. Metrosexual action heroes…wtf 🙁

  • easy

    i totally agree.
    its gotta be a no-name-brand actor, that way past movies of well known actors wont influence the way gamers perceive they way the character is portrayed in the movie.

    not that it needs to be said, but the movie is gonna be as cheesy all hell regardless of who they get. just the way games of movies suck, the same applies visa versa

  • dirk it with alah

    i agree , mickey rourke’s voice is perfect for the role of marcus … his face aswell , all mushed up and what not, wonder if the will bring out a cgi movie of gears :ninja:

  • Mickey Rouke would be perfect for this.

  • VIN DIESEL FTW! … wow did I say that out loud I need to shut that vin-fanboi up :ninja:

  • dirk it with alah

    who said vin ?

  • Darkling

    Please God no! :sick:

  • WitWolfyZA

    I thought the DOOM movie was awesome actaully. Dont know if his voice will justify his role as Marcus though… They should just make a CGI movie that will rock!!

  • dirk it with alah

    who u?

  • spl0it

    Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?

    😉 :Peoples Eyebrow”

  • Fox1

    He has the voice, the built, and the eyebrow to do the job. And lets concentrate on his other movies that were good 😉

  • Metalgear

    What about Hugh Jackman?

    think about it! :devil:

  • SlippyMadFrog


  • SlippyMadFrog

    The Rock movies that were good? Do they exist?

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Rowan Atkinson as Markus, who’s with me?

  • Fox1

    The Rundown and The Scorpion King :biggrin:

  • Now that would be awesome :)… Mr Bean with a chainsaw

  • WitWolfyZA


  • Pollynator

    I never know why they (the developers) allow Hollywood to take something that is awesome and turn it into a B grade plotless weak weak weak copy of the game with almost no ties to the game. :face:

    Personally I say Epic should kick Hollykak in the nuts and say No!!

  • enx

    I saw a photo of the bro from prison break as Marcus – I’d prefer him to rock…

  • enx

    but if the comic book is anything to go by, the script won’t be that hot either…

  • what about john cena got a good movie behind him THE MARINE :devil:

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