Turns out the Gears of War movie is actually a trilogy that's "basically a harder-edged Lord of the Rings," says director Len Wiseman. Now I'm envisioning Hobbits with chainsaw bayonettes — and it's beautiful.
I'm not really sure what LOTR and GOW have in common, but I'm totally OK with Wiseman planning a trilogy for the video game movie adaptation. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wiseman revealed that he didn't want just one movie adaptation of this amazing Locust Horde-murdering video game but three. And thank goodness, it's going to be more science fiction than straight-up horror:
"It’s going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it. I’ve always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan,” he reveals also explaining that he wants the scope of the film to be told over the course of three films! “The hope is that we're wanting to do three movies, and really cover the bases on everything. Basically a harder edged Lord Of The Rings.”
Fan freaking tastic — come to think of it, the Hobbits would have been a bit more badass if they had used chainsaws. Just think of it, they'd be cutting everyone off at the knees. The story of Gears Of War is a solid science fiction tale: a rag tag military unit is the planet's last hope to defeat an mutant race living underneath the crust. As the game moves forward, so does your knowledge of the Locust Horde, and your love for Marcus Fenix grows.
But the problem with Gears Of War is, who's going to be Marcus Fenix? Who can fill in the shoes of this great leader who swims in worm blood? Who? I thought Vin Diesel but he's too shiny and pretty. We need someone really roughed up, does Mickey Rourke have a younger, equally tragic, brother?
Read the rest of the interview at Bloody Disgusting, and let's all hope that Len Wiseman does it justice.