Kotaku were at the Comic Con panel for the Gears of War movie and executive producer Cliff Bleszinski from Epic Games spoke about the movie and expectations.
“Look, we know that video game movies have been pretty bad,” Cliff admitted to the crowd, attempting to assuage their fears that the Gears flick will suck. “But just think how bad comic book movies were for such a long time. We hope [the Gears of War movie] will change that.”
What may depress aficionados of Gears meaty, steroid overdosed look is that the feature film may not live up to the dream casting of certain fans. In lieu of filling out Delta Squad’s armor with accurately voluminous meatheads, he’s hoping they’ll find some actors who can, you know, act.
“I know people have ideas where they want to see some wrestler, some huge buff guy,” Bleszinski “The thing we care most about is charisma, someone you’d want to watch for two hours.”
He has a point. Get people who can act, stick them on a 300 style training program and give them beefy armour to get them looking bigger, rather than hiring a WWE wrestler who couldn’t act themselves out of a paper bag.
Anyone have any casting suggestions? I’m not a Gears of War expert but these suggestions from an IMDB user look cool.