Dave Bautista Says He's Tried Everything to Be in the Upcoming GEARS OF WAR Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has been pushing hard to be a part of the upcoming film adaptation of Gears of War. He is hoping to land the lead role of Marcus Fenix in the movie, he’s wanted this for years. He has said that this is a dream role for him, and now he’s saying that he has tried everything to make this happen.
It would be totally ridiculous if the producers of the film don’t cast Bautista in it. He needs to be in this movie! I’ll be shocked and disappointed if he’s not cast in it.
The movie is being written by Avatar sequel screenwriter Shane Salerno. Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson also previously talked about the film, saying that it "would not be based on any particular game but instead be a new story set in the universe. That universe is the fictional planet of Sera, where a squad of beefed-up commandos living in a bombed-out postapocalyptic society battle swarms of alien creatures called Locusts." He also said:
“In order for the movie to be successful, it has to be a great movie first and a Gears movie second. Basically the way that we sort of reconciled that was, we said, ‘oh the movie should be an alternate reality. It should not be dependent on the game story, nor should it influence the game story.’
“I've heard of other franchises who come with this really large story Bible and this really sort of, here are all the rules now go and deal with 700 pages of how you live in our world. When we did it, we were two pages. I was like, ‘Here's two pages of thou shall nots and recommendations.’ We want people to have the freedom to have new ideas and to take things differently.”
The movie will still feature certain characters from the games that are familiar to fans and I imagine Marcus Fenix will be one of those characters.
The film is still in the early stages of development, but when the studio does decide to start casting, hopefully they end up casting Bautista in the lead role.