Gears of Wars creator wants Zack Snyder and Dave Bautista for the movie adaptation
The Gears of War series is one of the most popular video game franchises in the history of Xbox and has sold 22 million copies worldwide.
The plot involves a near-apocalyptic world in which humans are battling against extinction following the emergence of creatures known as the Locust.
There has been constant talk of a movie adaptation and in November of 2022 Netflix officially announced that they would be producing a new feature as well as a television series based on the game.
There's no confirmation on a director yet, but Bleszinski wants Snyder - even if he's not a fan of ALL his work.
"To be frank, I think Zack Snyder is an amazing director when he is working with existing IP," the game creator told ComicBook.com.
"I think when he did, I think it was the Dawn of the Dead remake, some of his superhero movies, when he did 300. As an adaptation, 300 defined a whole genre of , the slow-mo and the fast pans. Army of the Dead, I turned off halfway through, I thought it was terrible. That's right, I said it. But his fans are rabid as hell and the thing is, I think he'd be a great fit for it."
Dave Bautista in Gears of War
Guardians of the Galaxy and Glass Onion star Bautista has been campaigning for years to play the lead role of Marcus Fenix and even posted a picture of himself online wearing the hero's famous gear.
Although Bleszinski previously had reservations about a wrestler-turned-actor playing Fenix, he believes Bautista could be perfect.
"I used to say back in the day, that I didn't want a big wrestler to play Marcus Fenix. And then I had the epiphany of years back, wrestlers are not only athletes, they're actors," he explained.
"We had that epiphany in the eighties. We're like, 'Wait a minute, this might be staged.' But they're still messing up their bodies and having to work out tremendously, and possibly be on HGH and steroids and whatnot. Dave Batista man, the dude dressed up in Gears armor online.
"He's proven his range from the last Blade Runner movie through to him playing Drax The Destroyer and all that. In the Knock at the Cabin, he's got great range. I think he'd be perfect for it. He's got the body type and once again, I'm happy to give my two cents and consult, but the biggest thing I hope for is that it has heart."
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) November 10, 2022
Army of the Dead
Action / Horror
2021 • 148 minutes