This is a "wishlist" of whom the cast and other important members of a Gears of War movie should be.
For each cast/crew member mentioned I will state why I have chosen them. Carmine and Jace will be added as per the best/most favoured choice. Feel free to argue your own preferences for the roles, and let me know in the poll if you like the list...
P.S. Changes will be made dependent upon views expressed (ie Lester for Cole).
First off lets have the main gears themselves...
Marcus Fenix - Gerard Butler
He has the look, the gruffness, and can handle the action.
Dominic Santiago - Oded Fehr
Not an easy one this, but he has the look.
Augustus Cole - Lester Speight
I have been swayed on Lester, so here he is.
Damon Baird - Ryan Reynolds
Ryan has the humour, in spades, to play this part.
Now for the rest of the team...
Minh Young Kim - Jason Scott Lee
Again, he looks the part.
Michael Barrick - Michael Ironside
He looks the part and would bring some weight to the role.
Tai Kaliso - Dwayne Johnson
This was a hard one, but if he's up for a mid range role he would look the part.
Alicia Valera - Alice Braga
Another toughy, but I think it could work.
General Raam - Ian Whyte
He's more than tall enough and is used to wearing prosthetic make-up.
Anya Stroud - Yvonne Strahovski
She not only looks the part, but will be able to handle the action in a sequel
Colonel Victor Hoffman - Tommy Lee Jones
I know some would say R. Lee Ermey, but I think Tommy has the gravity for the role.
Private Anthony Carmine - This one I will leave to you...
It could be fun to pick one of the voice actors or one of the Epic staff.
Civilian Jace Stratton - This one I will leave to you also...
Remember, that if the film was good enough this actor would return as a COG
Now some of the people behind the scenes, whom I think would do the film justice...
Director - John McTeirnan
One word - "Predator". If John could make Predator a cult classic imagine what he could do with this.
Make-Up - Tom Savini
The Living Dead films are enough for me.
Music - Trent Reznor
because I'm a NIN fan.
Writer - Shane Black
He knows how to write action films (Lethal Weapon, Last Boy Scout), and he played Hawkins in Predator (and contributed to the script).
In terms of the story, keep it simple... Gears of War, with elements of RAAM's Shadow.