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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson As 'Gears of War' Lead Marcus Fenix?

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Posted May 11, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

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Quick show of hands: Who enjoyed seeing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson star as everyone’s favorite anonymous space marine tasked with eliminating the forces of Hell in that Doom movie a few years back? Well, your reaction to this story will depend largely on how you answered that question.

According to the MTV Movies Blog, the screenwriter of the Gears of War adaptation that "looks incredibly good," Chris Morgan, said that he envisions the game’s star, Marcus Fenix, being played by a Johnson-esque actor. In other words, a sensitive, stoic, believable badass, capable of pulling off the one-liners while always resonating genuine humanity. They obviously don’t have my number, because this part would have been cast a while ago. Arggh!!! (Shotgun blast. Weeping). And…scene.

Seriously though, that’s a pretty tall order. Then again, I guess it’s good to see that the people working on the film seem determined to make the adaptation worthy of the franchise (and the price of a ticket). Not that Johnson is some profoundly compelling choice, but at least Morgan desires some depth in his thuggish brutes.

Time to play casting director. Who do you like for the Gears leads?

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