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Who should play Elric?

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  • Who should play Elric?

    I vote for Ioan Gruffudd. What do you think?

    Alan
    “The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak”

  • #2
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    What about this guy?

    His Infernal Majesty's Ville?



    Oo; I can picture him as Elric...

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    • #3
      well he is a finnish singer...i dunno...he is too ... small and..i dunno i don' t like him, neither as a singer..
      oerhaps that's the reason

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      • #4
        What's to stop him from working out a little? Oo; Plus that's only a picture of the guy. it's not a recent shot. x.x

        Anyway. I thought of him because I picture Elric's voice to be a little soft, not at all deep. Plus Elric is described as having weak blood. We're not told that he as Rock muscles on him. Elric's voice is also described as melodic when he chants.

        *shrugs* I like ville and think he'd be perfect for the role. I guess it's just me then.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lonewolfrissychan
          What's to stop him from working out a little? Oo; Plus that's only a picture of the guy. it's not a recent shot. x.x

          Anyway. I thought of him because I picture Elric's voice to be a little soft, not at all deep. Plus Elric is described as having weak blood. We're not told that he as Rock muscles on him. Elric's voice is also described as melodic when he chants.

          *shrugs* I like ville and think he'd be perfect for the role. I guess it's just me then.

          I think that Elrik should held the stormbringer... he can't be small! well neither enourms...well the write sise!

          Sorry for my english!!!

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          • #6
            Why not Jeremy Irons? I thought he did an excelent job as the Uber Morlock in H.G. Well's "The Time Machine."

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            • #7
              In my opinion he looks too old from this picture...

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              • #8
                Judson Scott

                Remember Judson Scott from the Wrath of Khan?
                He looks like a Melnibonean!
                He's probably too old now, though.
                "It is a matter of perspective, Corum. We follow our whims..." -Arioch

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                • #9
                  I think these guys are too old to play elric. Paul Bettany from the Da Vinci code looks perfect. Pale, frail looking, but with a smoldering intensity. That scene where he whacks the nun with the book and kills her...and then he performs the last rites on her (from Da Vinci code) was intense. I can totally see him as Elric. You know, killing somebody with Stormbringer, but hating/loving it at the same time.

                  I sooooo hope that whoever is making this movie takes it seriously, like they did with Lord of the Rings.

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                  • #10
                    Try to keep in mind that Elric's not strong on his own. He has the aid of sorcerous drugs and potions to give the strength. Plus I don't think he is suppose to appear rough and as though he should be in the mountains.

                    Before he gains stormbringer. So I don't think he would have been able to "bulk up" and get a six pack.

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                    • #11
                      You Know Who I Think For Elric...

                      Marc Warren, charismatic, weirdly handsome british actor.
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                      • #12
                        Well, to me, the face has to match the Melnibonean archetype....elongated, high cheekbones, so forth.

                        The Marc Warren fellow has that facial look in the eyes and the set of the mouth, but the face isn't long enough. Probably best, as I have said otherwheres, to find a no-name.

                        You know who would have been just a fantastic Melnibonean, maybe as Elric's old retainer? The fellow who played the Andorean ambassador in the original Star Trek episode "Tower of Babel", who talks about the planet under controversy...even his odd accent would have been perfect.

                        Maybe Leonard Nimoy would be a good choice for Elric's retainer, a cameo that would garner quite a cache of moviegoing tickets for his appearance alone....
                        "My candle's burning at both ends, it will not last the night;
                        But ah my foes and oh, my friends, it gives a lovely light" - Edna St Vincent Millay

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                        • #13
                          Bowie as Elric

                          He's too old now, but David Bowie would have made the perfect onscreen Elric.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tony_Hough
                            Marc Warren, charismatic, weirdly handsome british actor.
                            I was thinking about Marc Warren for the role recently. I agree with Tony on this. He does have an almost eldritch look about him - Marc Warren that is. I think he'd bring something to the role. He certainly has the skills to bring it off, he's been in a few things recently as well, Hogfather, Band of Brothers, DW. He gets my vote.
                            He's well smoked

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                            • #15
                              James Marsters (from Buffy fame) who's been building a positive reputation as a stage actor.
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                              Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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