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Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 22 Jul 2005, 03:07 by Esmi, Candidate

Just a question; if PoN was made into a film, who would people like to see play Kelhuss and other characters from the Books? view post


posted 22 Jul 2005, 14:07 by Scilvenas, Auditor

Because of Equilibrium, I'd almost say Bale, but I can't quite see him inspiring people's unquestioning love and trust. Pitt, maybe? Meh. How old is Kellhus, anyway? Can I just say "anybody but Orlando Bloom"? view post


posted 23 Jul 2005, 04:07 by H, Auditor

OK, i know it's rather contrary to how he's described in the book, but i always envision Kellhus looking like the guy who played the Mummy in The Mummy (1999) (Arnold Vosloo). Not sure why, i mean, doesn't the book describe him as having a beard? view post


posted 23 Jul 2005, 13:07 by Deerow, Auditor

Chris Rock. Sorry. Not sure why I said that. uhh...to be honest I don't know. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who could pull off a Kellhus. view post


posted 23 Jul 2005, 22:07 by saintjon, Auditor

If Dolph Lundgren were to suddenly be an amazing actor he's big enough to play the part at least. view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 12:07 by Echoex, Auditor

Kellhus: James Spade comes to mind, but I could also see Ewen McGregor or Jim Caviezel in this role (remember his performance in The Count of Monte Cristo?) Drusas Achamian: William Peterson (of CSI fame) or Oliver Platt Esmenet: Donna Murphy Serwe: Mila Jovovich Cnaiur: Tina Turner...okay, seriously, Dolph Lundgren would be a great choice. Skauras: Condoleezza Rice. view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 18:07 by target, Auditor

Ok, i'm gonna think on this and come back to it. However, i'm currently toying with the idea that Micky Rourke would make quite a good Cnair. Anywho, my only concern, as with many great novels, is: would PoN be a good candidate for a sceenplay. I mean, i would love to see this and many other novels be brought onto the silver screen, but Kellhus would make a very difficult part to write for the screen. Unless, of course, you were to adapt a naration style where the characters could describe their emotians as they soke to him and he plied them. Or alternative, he can narrate on his own thoughts as he 'reads' them. It is one of the rules of film though 'don't have a narrator'. I'm not sure i agree though: look at how good Sin City was....... view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW when you said micky rourke you'd seen Sin City! did you love it? i loved it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh this can be done. as i said somewhere else on this forum to some other thread...Zhang Yimou should direct! did you see Hero? it can definately be done. "I can see it George!" --Of Mice and Men Steinbeck view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 17:07 by target, Auditor

I have seen hero and it is awesome. Got it on dvd. My housemate watched it 3 times in one day...i dont quite know why, something to do with his girlfriend..... As for Sin City, yes i loved it. I would find it hard for someone not to love it. The cinematography is amazing and the cast was just brilliant. What a film. view post


posted 31 Jul 2005, 07:07 by Nauticus, Auditor

Kellhus - Liam Neeson (Kingdom of Heaven, Batman Begins). He can be such an intellect. I swear every word he said in Batman Begins reminded me of some philosophical version of Kellhus. view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 22:08 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must resurrect this once more just to add...if zhang yimou directed, who ELSE would play Kelhus but Chow Yun Fat !!!! of course!! i had this epiphany watching Bulletproof Monk for the 3rd time last night!! :lol: view post


Just to toss in my two cents on an old thread.. posted 07 Aug 2005, 14:08 by Kidruhil Lancer, Auditor

As far as Kellhus is concerned... I really think they could pull of the naration. First thing that comes to mind is the naration style used in the original Dune. view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 13:08 by WhiteLineRacer, Candidate

I would hope the actor would be as unknown as the character. view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 15:08 by BankytheHack, Commoner

When reading the books I always saw Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X) as Kellhus and Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty) as Akka. Both are terrific character actors and I believe they would do the material the justice it deserves. view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 20:09 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I could see Liam Neeson as Cnauir, but not as Kelhus. Kelhus would have to be younger and hunky. I'm thinking Matthew McConaughey. Rachel Weisz as Esmenet. Jessica Alba as Serwe. Akka is difficult. It would have to be someone older and tortured looking. And not too good looking. view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 22:09 by Deerow, Auditor

can we throw Rachel McAdams in there? I'm not usually one to follow the pop culture "flavor of the month"...but damn! view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 22:09 by Scilvenas, Auditor

Let me preface my post by saying we're all entitled to our opinions, and there's nothing that would make my opinion any better than yours. But in my opinion... Jessica Alba as Serwe? Are you serious? I don't have the books, and I'm not one for that kind of detail, but I could swear Serwe is blonde and fair. Besides which, Alba simply cannot act. Saying she's a bad actress gives her too much credit, mainly by implying that she's an actress, not just a model with lines. Now, if you're saying you want to see her brutalized simply because she's so horrible, then I'm all for it. Might as well nominate Keanu Reeves for Proyas and Dolph Lundgren as Cnaur. view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 23:09 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

The bubble headed, vain, shallow performance that Alba has given in her film career so far is perfect for Serwe, don't you agree? Of course she can't act, I am not suggesting that she can in thinking she'd be perfect for the role. I like Rachel McAdams too and, I think she CAN act. She'd be pretty great as Esmenet. Too smart looking to be Serwe. I really think you need someone who has vacant bimbo written all ove them for that roll. I wish Daniel Day Lewis could have a part, just because he is the best actor ever. view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 02:09 by Deerow, Auditor

I'd say you'd need someone a bit older and, well, less attractive for Esmenet. I'm not saying I think Esme is ugly, only that I think it would look better on screen if Serwe is this young, sexy, vibrant character and Esme is a bit older, a little more plain, and a little more rough around the edges. I dunno who fits into that role though...? view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 06:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

at risk of life and limb i MUST stridently disagree with the (and i use this term loosely) actors being mentioned, folks! i love each and everyone of you but come on... liam neeson?? daniel day lewis??? matthew mcconaughey??argh! this is NOT a line-up of film's finest! might as well ask brad and colin to join the party! wait, farrel might be alright...guy has range and potential. (and i guess i'd better, quick like a bunny, insert the only my opinion disclaimer, now!) maybe i was a bit off the mark with Chow Yun Fat...okay, i have a little crush :oops: , but please... mcconaughey can't act his way out of a paper bag!!! rachel weisz is good but not old enough to play esmenet altho she might well do for serwe...and sexy is an attitude weisz can most certainly muster. these complex characters deserve actors with depth, not hollywood's flavor of the month! (crap, i'm ranting now aren't i, sorry :oops: ) well...i just couldn't help it... and having said all that, i don't really have better notions about casting this thing, i'd just like to see these characters take on some life rather than consign it to blockbuster mentality, ya know? so maybe unknowns are best. ok...all done now. view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 12:09 by Echoex, Auditor

Okay. Kevin Spacey as Achamian... view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 16:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

there you go Echoex, Spacey with that look he had on his face all through Usual Suspects...yeah, he could do Achamian i think and how 'bout Ralph Finnes as Ikurei Xerius? he does that mewling and puking thing pretty well and somebody like Helen Mirren or Glen Close as the Empress, both of them can do that evil-streak a mile wide very well... maybe Miranda Richardson could do Esmenet, she's got that world weariness about her there's a Native American actor that might work for Cnaiur, David Midthunder...he's beefy, broods well, and can be menacing, altho he's a bit young for Cnaiur (who is 44!) an maybe a bit too good-looking i'm still thinkin on Kellhus, Proyas, Sarcellus, Conphas and Xinemus (i'll get back to you on that! :) ) and once again, please forgive my outburst but there have been so many novels that utterly FAILED as films due to horrifying casting, King's The Stand and It are two that stand out in my mind...and what about Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men? just a tragedy!! view post


posted 03 Sep 2005, 16:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must add that i rewatched Sin City last night... jessica alba IS maybe a good choice for Serwe. i liked her in Sin City alot! view post


posted 03 Sep 2005, 19:09 by Deerow, Auditor

as long as she gets naked she can play Kellhus for all I care. view post


posted 04 Sep 2005, 00:09 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

Miranda Richardson is in her late forties. Esmenet is 29. that's about the age difference between my mother and I. I think harding living would age her a bit, but not that much. There are a couple of stand out features about Esmenet in the book - she's attractive, she's got nice legs, and long dark hair. I agree that everyone shouldn't be all polished and shiny, but that's what makeup and costumes are for, right?! Scott didn't write all the actors as middle aged, dumpy Americans, right... Ryan Phillippe should be Conphas. He has that arrogant, aristocratic look. view post


posted 04 Sep 2005, 18:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

gosh i didn't know miranda richardson was in her late fourties!!!! :? i guess EVERYONE looks young to THIS dumpy, middle-aged american!!! :wink: wait... :? ...how many dumpy, middle-aged americans did i mention in my little cast list? ooof. glenn close. sorry. view post


posted 04 Sep 2005, 19:09 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I just meant that most of the characters in Bakker's book are not people that are ordinary looking. (Maybe except for Akka) Most of the main characters are described as rather extraordinary. view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 01:09 by TenmaNeko, Commoner

Hmmm, try this on for size: How about Clive Owen for Kellhus? Kinda popped in my head there..... view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 12:09 by Deerow, Auditor

Clive Owen could be good. IMO Kellhus should look expressionless most of the time, but also able to make expressions when he feels it furthers his cause (like when he is chatting/joking with people as opposed to giving them life-altering words). Clive Owen would probably be good at that. view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 14:09 by TenmaNeko, Commoner

[quote="Deerow":es103gdc]Clive Owen could be good. IMO Kellhus should look expressionless most of the time, but also able to make expressions when he feels it furthers his cause (like when he is chatting/joking with people as opposed to giving them life-altering words). Clive Owen would probably be good at that.[/quote:es103gdc] Yes, good point! I enjoy his acting much more after seeing Sin City and Closer. He's got a decent body, and could easily add more muscle if needed. Sounds like it could work. Now we just need to get an actual movie going! view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 15:09 by Deerow, Auditor

heh heh...yeah, I think the steps are usually: 1) script 2) cast not the other way around. view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 20:09 by Lucimay, Subdidact

no harm in a wish list tho' and its fun.. i like the Clive Owen idea too, tho' for some reason Chow Yun Fat is still stuck in my head as a Kellhus...is that too far left field? i still think Zhang Yimou could accomplish the film too. he has a Kurosawa-like vision and an excellent sense of how to make fantasy convincing. once again, no harm in speculating, i wish somebody, ANYBODY had speculated a bit more before casting "The Stand"!!!!!!!!! (still steamin' over Sinise and Ringwald and not about to get over it!! :evil: ) :) view post


posted 03 Oct 2005, 18:10 by Jesh, Candidate

johnny depp, I think much of this actor. view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 by Lucimay, Subdidact

johnny depp as who jesh? view post


posted 27 Oct 2005, 13:10 by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

keanu..... definitely.... view post


posted 18 Dec 2005, 04:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Im sorry but it is my personal opinion that it would be impossible to make a movie out of this as that the plot is far to complicated for a screen play as they would have to take large chunks of the novel out to because if they didn't the movie would be 3 times as long as a Lord of the Rings movie and a Star Wars movie combined. and also the cost for such a movie would be a large sum not many are willing to pay unless there is a gurantee of it being a hit. I hope i did nto just crush everyones hopes and dreams. But to be nice if Arnold Swartznegger grew his hair out he'd make a pretty good Cnauir view post


posted 18 Dec 2005, 04:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

And perhaps George Clooney as Achamian view post


posted 18 Dec 2005, 06:12 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

What's up with your signature quote - what's all this about suave ways of getting women to shut up? view post


posted 18 Dec 2005, 06:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Im sorry if my signature offends you, However i found it appropriate as it is my girlfirends favorite quote, if it offends you i will remove it just give the word. view post


posted 18 Dec 2005, 15:12 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

You don't have to remove it, I don't deal with things that pique my annoyance through demands for censorship. But I was wondering if you could tell me what it means, what you think it might be saying. view post


posted 19 Dec 2005, 02:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Hmmmm not sure who I would cast in any of the roles. Kelhus isn't that young is he? I thought he is supposed to be in his 30's or so? The Clive Owen nomination I liked. Kelhus should be able to pull of a brutality about him when he wants to, and Owen can definitly do that. Although Owen frequently has a kind of dark prescence about him that might be too much for Kelhus...although on the big screen it could work to show he isn't really a "nice guy" to the audience. Cnaiur - Cnaiur needs to be big and physically imposing. But he is also incredibly conflicted and tortured so he needs to be a good actor too. Cinematography can help make people look bigger or smaller than they really are so that helps. I could see Edward Norton or Ralph Fines in this role. view post


posted 02 Jan 2006, 11:01 by MJDusseault, Commoner

I completely agree with Echoex about Bill Petersen as Drusas Achamian. I have thought that from the start! I was thinking Jaret Leto as Proyas. Chris Sarandon from [i:3rpet93y]The Princess Bride [/i:3rpet93y]as Ikurei Xerius. Elisha Cuthbert from the first few seasons of [i:3rpet93y]24[/i:3rpet93y] as Serwe. Kellhus is a tough one, though. I'll need to think on that some more. view post


posted 02 Jan 2006, 17:01 by Da-krul, Auditor

The obious choice is Will Smith, Duh :D view post


posted 06 Feb 2006, 17:02 by rycanada, Peralogue

Christopher Walken as Kellhus - they'd have to do his makeup well to soften his features a bit, but he's got a unique rhythm to his speech and great physical acting that I think would really match Kellhus' hard-to-capture otherness. view post


posted 02 Mar 2006, 20:03 by mr nobuddy, Candidate

How about having Matt Damon as Kellhus? view post


posted 05 Mar 2006, 16:03 by Noctis, Candidate

I don't recall his name, but I like the guy who plays Nero Wolfe for Akka. He's got the impressive girth, and the acting ability to be ridiculous sometimes, and poignant, and also capable of towering fury. Kellhus would be by far the hardest one to cast. He needs to be golden, and to be able to act "leonine" as well as look it. That's a tough one. view post


posted 05 Mar 2006, 20:03 by Lythade, Candidate

i would have to say that Viggo Mortensen would make an excellent Kellhus!!!! view post


posted 05 Mar 2006, 21:03 by arelius19, Commoner

the problem will kellhus is you need someone who can do the action stuff and the more.. thinking stuff. reminds me of russel crow sorta. gladiator and a beautiful mind.. but he doesnt look right to me. i dont think anyone could look like him and do both sides of him correctly view post


posted 08 Mar 2006, 05:03 by Radiant Abyss, Commoner

This one I cannot resist. Leaving aside the reality of how impossible it would be to preserve the charms of this story in any screenplay, let alone one that will get ravaged by anti-sexual and anti-free thought politics, dream casting is fun for the whole cov- er, family. For Cnaiur I envision someone with Native American looks, though this can be acheived somewhat with good old-fashioned movie magick. Actually I think that "The Rock" guy would suit the role, if he can act the part. He seems to do well as a quirky humour guy, but if he could turn his charisma into a darker magnetism like Cnaiur had, it would work. If Vin Diesel were taller, I'd list him too. Jim Caveziel as Kellhus works for me. Blond him up like a proper Northman ubermensch, teach him to balance soulful with scary as an actor, and it could be done. Though he's not really tall enough either. Since Esmenet was desribed as a slightly less young, darker and more worldly look than Serwe, but not actually much less attractive, I say Jolie would be acceptable. Though in truth I'd rather see Monica Belucci in the role. Serwe would be a blond Kiera Knightly. Truly a petite woman who is still 100% feminine. Stunning good looks that make the head spin. IMHO. If not her, someone petite and frighteningly beautiful. Like Naomi Watts. Actually, maybe she'd be better, as Knightly has that mischievious glint that she may not be able to hide. Achamian... I'm going to endorse William Petersen in the role. There's no need for the character in the movie to resemble the book character point-for-point... as long as he does not look overly physical, and can act the tortured academic who can level armies. That guy from "The Mummy" would make a good Mekeritrig. Ack, all these A-listers. If such a project were ever made, it would probably benefit from some lesser known people, as long as they had the talents. To convey this story would need some damn fine acting. view post


posted 09 Mar 2006, 03:03 by Nuuance E'vaance, Commoner

I read all the posts and the only one I can say YES is: Serwe: Mila Jovovich It would absolutely have to be her. If you haven't seen her in the Messenger as Joan of Arc, you are missing out. And for whoever said Chris Rock. Thanks for the out loud laugh. Holy shit I'm still laughing. "You're degredation is your own." "Fool!" view post


posted 14 Mar 2006, 16:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

still have to add a couple, but here's my list so far... as much as i would love to see these books in movie form, i almost don't. i don;t think it could ever be given justice. Kellhus - Karl Urban [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/karlurban.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Achamian - Esmenet - Monica Belluci [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/monicabelluci.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Cnaiür - Wes Studi [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/wesstudi.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Serwë - Jodhi May [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/jodhimay.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Proyas - Billy Zane [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/billyzane.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Nautzera - Gary Oldman [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/garyoldman.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Eleäzaras - John Noble [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/johnnoble.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] Iyokus - Conphas - Barry Pepper [img:jctps9bz]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/chainswhore/movie/barrypepper.jpg[/img:jctps9bz] view post


posted 14 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

Now i think this would be kinda ironic, but how bout that guy who played Jesus in the Passion...lol...hey, the books describe him as a blond guy with a beard... Also, the first time I thought about anyone playing a character in the book was Ikurei Istriya, ya know, Xerius's mother....for whatever reason, I always pictured her as Susan Sarandon. I know it sounds way to obvious but I think the California govenator would make a good Cnaiur, not only because of his frame, but also because Cnair is said to have a heavy gutteral accent...perfect! Another candidate for Cnaiur would be André the Giant, but then again, he just looks too....huggable. I completely agree with gierra on Gary Oldman as Nautzera and John Noble as Eleäzaras. view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 00:03 by Zarathinius, Auditor

Somebody just mentioned my pick: Viggo Mortensen. In The Lord of The Rings he handles the role of "Butt-kicking, thoughtful warrior/king-in-exile who can gain the unswerving loyalty of thousands" rather well, so I think he could be an effective Khellus. view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 04:03 by neongrey, Peralogue

Adrian Pasdar. The look might need a change, but he could absolutely act the part, I think, which is more important, considering the nature of the role. Buy/borrow/steal the DVD set of Profit. view post


posted 17 Mar 2006, 04:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Personally Im starting to think that no one alive at this moment could play any of the parts except Esmi's so i think we are going to have to use computers to create what they should look like. view post


posted 21 Mar 2006, 02:03 by Zarathinius, Auditor

Yeah, a computer-generated cast might be interesting... or claymation...no, just kidding! :wink: view post


posted 25 Mar 2006, 02:03 by glaz, Peralogue

what about Val Kilmer as Kellhus? Diane Keaton might be able to play esmi. i think she's old enough looking (IMO, she's not too old, anyway), and she may be able to pull off the character. i agree that the Rock might be able to play Cnauir, although he might be too young. what about Adrien Brody as Xerius? what about Liam Neeson as Akka? view post


posted 29 Mar 2006, 14:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i'm dissapointed in the lack of photos in this thread. i don;t know who half these people everyone is saying are. diane keaton? isn;t she like 60? esmi is only supposed to be in her mid to late 30's i thought. view post


posted 29 Mar 2006, 22:03 by glaz, Peralogue

that lady from Unfaithful? whats her name? i forgot. that's the first name i rembered so... oh, sorry. diane LANE was what i meant. so about that... view post


posted 29 Mar 2006, 23:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

*whew* I was getting nervous there with that Diane Keaton rec. heh. view post


posted 30 Mar 2006, 03:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I was more than a little disturbed when i saw the name Diane Keaton view post


posted 30 Mar 2006, 14:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i don;t know who the hell diane lane is.. view post


posted 30 Mar 2006, 21:03 by glaz, Peralogue

:D sorry about that. i was thinking about the girl from Unfaithful all the way. i knew she was a "diane" anyway, try looking at the Unfaithful for those that don't know her. i know she's probably older than 30, but i mentioned her simply because of comparisons to Serwe. when i think of the actresses that are around 30 yrs of age (Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, etc.), i think it won't really show the differences between Esmi and Serwe physically, as stated in the start of book2. view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 07:04 by Anonymous, Subdidact

So far I've been really disappointed with the consideration taken into account here. I do, however, like most of gierra's suggestions and a few of the others. I haven't been on the forums lately, but everyone at work finished [i:s7bserqj]Thousandfold[/i:s7bserqj] before me and we've been talking about pop actors who could possibly fill the roles. Obviously, as here, Kellhus had us for a loss, but I really dig the idea of Jim Caviezal. This may not be up to everyone's expectations, but the things we took into account is screen time, the challenge of the role to the actor, both the quality of the actor and their physical appearance (within reason), age, and whether they've been typecast a bit for these roles in previous films. (Ethnicity is a bit trickier as we've had some debate as to the actual appearance of the races inhabiting the different regions of the Three Seas.) So I apologise, as all of these actors are Caucasian. It's the plight of choosing from Hollywood stars. Let's see what we came up with so far: [img:s7bserqj]http://www.futurestyle.org/archives/images/c/caviezel-Jim.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Anasûrimbor Kellhus[/b:s7bserqj] Jim Caviezel : He would need to be buffed up, blonde, lighter-skinned, taller; his face is calm, elegant, and his acting is superb, he pulled of a introspection well in [i:s7bserqj]The Thin Red Line[/i:s7bserqj] and could carry the sort of calm knowledge and perfection necessary [img:s7bserqj]http://homepage1.nifty.com/tarayashiki/cine/img/cine0023/top.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Drusas Achamian[/b:s7bserqj] Philip Seymour Hoffman : Once we thought of him, it just became that [i:s7bserqj]obvious[/i:s7bserqj] [img:s7bserqj]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/jv/5/51/Monica_Bellucci-Maria_Magdalena.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Esmenet[/b:s7bserqj] Monica Bellucci : Again, another obvious choice (to us, at least); her age, her timeless beauty, everything about her would scream Esmie; though, Catherine Zeta-Jones would also work [img:s7bserqj]http://www.estoeshollywood.com/images/Pasados%20articulos/christian%20bale20.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Cnaiür[/b:s7bserqj] Christian Bale : With [i:s7bserqj]major[/i:s7bserqj] buffing up, I also like the idea of Wes Studi, however he may be too old (b. 1947), whereas Cnaiür is in his thirties, Bale could pull off the madness necessary — just larger, darker skinned, longer hair, and really dirty: dirty and scarred more than enough to rid any semblance of his pretty self; of course, Cnaiür — like Kellhus — is a really tough one to choose, so feel free to disagree (I also thought of Jason Patric)… [img:s7bserqj]http://www.superiorpics.com/hs/keira_knightley/main1.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Serwë[/b:s7bserqj] Any tart in Hollywood : Honestly, this is not a challenging role, it could be claimed by any up-and-coming actress in Hollywood, who fit the role of young, nubile, sexual, childlike, et cetera; albeit a necessary character, Serwë is a catalyst for events, not a trasngressor; though Milla Jovovich doesn't strike me as her, so for argument's sake I choose Keira Knightley [img:s7bserqj]http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/barry-pepper/barry-pepper04.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Ikurei Conphas[/b:s7bserqj] Barry Pepper : Again, I liked that Pepper was mentioned earlier, but I believe he'd make a much better Proyas; his sculpted features have elements of intellect and femininity (pious spirituality, I see there), as well as the warrior [img:s7bserqj]http://images.zap2it.com/20050211/adrienbrody_thejacket_240_002.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Proyas[/b:s7bserqj] Adrien Brody : This one is up for debate, and you couldn't get Brody for this role anyhow, he's an Oscar-winner, but he would do an excellent, if brief, job with it [img:s7bserqj]http://img2.stopklatka.pl/filmowcy/01900/01995/0.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Xinemus[/b:s7bserqj] John C. Reilly : As it's mentioned that Akka and Zin share in semblance, Reilly is not only an excellent actor and a bit weathered, but does hold a resemblance to Hoffman; Ray Liotta would also be kind of cool in this role? [img:s7bserqj]http://www.darkarts.hu/characters/oldman/oldman1.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Ikurei Xerius[/b:s7bserqj] Gary Oldman : I like the mention of Oldman as Nautzera earlier, but that is a smaller role and I think Xerius would be a much more satisfying and challenging role for Oldman — and he has the talent to pull it off, as the Emperor would be a difficult character to do well; he's also already played a sorcerer before [img:s7bserqj]http://www.crankycritic.com/qa/pf_articles/images/hopper.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Nautzera[/b:s7bserqj] Dennis Hopper : Having less "screen time" than, say, Eleäzaras, couldn't warrant an A-scale pop actor, but this could work — as long as the director kept his performance subdued, as Hopper seems to ignite the screen with a sort of weird energy, he'd have to keep it subtle [img:s7bserqj]http://film.onet.pl/_i/plotki/duze/m/mickey_rourke_1.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Eleäzaras[/b:s7bserqj] Mickey Rourke : Yes, you read that right; I'm all about seeing a few people tackling different roles and I think Rourke is super-talented, so not to typecast him to a warrior's role, though he would have perhaps made a great Cnaiür in a different age and time [img:s7bserqj]http://www.filmstew.com/Users/Features/11216/jv_glover.jpg[/img:s7bserqj] [b:s7bserqj]Iyokus[/b:s7bserqj] Crispin Glover : [i:s7bserqj]Oh yeah…[/i:s7bserqj] view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 07:04 by Fell, Peralogue

Hmm it logged me out as I composed that reply. Not that it's important. After thinking on Conphas, I do quite like the idea of Barry Pepper, just as an afterthought. And Cnaiür is still a tough one… view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 16:04 by Fell, Peralogue

Could also go with these for roles of the Emperor, Nautzera, and Eleäzaras. Moreso than Mickey Rourke, even: [img:284yorcn]http://www.lightwarriors.org/assets/images/ben_kingsley.jpg[/img:284yorcn] Sir Ben Kingsley [img:284yorcn]http://www.hotbadguys.com/images/byrne.jpg[/img:284yorcn] Gabriel Byrne And for a secondary role, perhaps of Saubon or one of the other Lords: [img:284yorcn]http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_07.06.00/funny/photos/twin-b.gif[/img:284yorcn] Hugh Dillon : He was phenomenal in [i:284yorcn]Hard Core Logo[/i:284yorcn], and I could see him carrying a mad intensity to the role view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 19:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

:lol: ya, catherine zeta-jones would have been my second choice for esmenet.. glad to see some more photos and thought put into your picks! view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 21:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Id say Christian Bale is too young considering Cnauir is actually in his 40's and i dont think hes [u:ijki34b3]huge[/u:ijki34b3] enough and rugged enough to pull it off. view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 22:04 by Gregor Lux, Candidate

I definitely like Ben Kingsley for Eleazaras. Great post with all those pictures. view post


posted 22 May 2006, 05:05 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

you guys seemed to be well agreed that serwe would be an easy role to fill, which is true, mainly because her character is so.......una superficie......but if there were to be a movie then i would be careful about serwe's character....especially since scott has already gotten criticism for serwe's character....i wouldn't put a whorish bumbling blonde *cough* paris hilton *cough cough* in that role, just for the sake of avoiding further criticism..... view post


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