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  • Casting suggestions for Elric movies

    :oops: Another topic concerning casting suggestions for the Elric movies.

    -Elric: I'll add Edward Furlong (cf. pics on his website- more particullarly this one: www.edward-furlong.com/photos/ef35.jpg) to Jude Law and Stuart Townsend.

    -Moonglum: Tom Waits. Though he's a bit old, he has all the attributes.

    -Rackhir: Sean Penn.

    -Yrkoon:Vincent Cassel or Tim Roth

    -Theleb karna: Gary Oldman

    Do you intend to adapt the chapter concerning Aubec? I guess it would be a great teaser/short introduction.


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    Lordewald

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    casting the Elric movie

    Interesting choices. Here are a few of my own;

    Yrkoon-Jude Law
    Cymoril-Scarlett Johansson
    Theleb K'arna-Daniel Day-Lewis
    Myshella-Helena Bonhomme-Carter

    As for Elric, I have a very radical idea. Since he is anemic, very thin and not very masculine, perhaps a woman should get the part. Someone like Uma Thurmon or Mila Jojovich. Both are no strangers to action films and swordfighting. Both are tall and athletic, and with the proper make-up effects, could easily pass for Elric. Maybe this is feasible, maybe it isn't. But, it certainly would draw a lot of attention to the film.

    One last note on 'casting'. I think that a new Stormbringer should be created. The existing designs, although very creative and beautiful, do not really capture it's true essence as a living being. In my opinion, there is only one artist capable of creating the perfect design for Stormbringer. That artist is H.R. Gieger.

    Best regards,

    Malmorte

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    • #3
      Re: Casting suggestions for Elric movies

      Originally posted by babar
      -Theleb karna: Gary Oldman
      Definately! I love him as the bad guy. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, oh yeah. :twisted:

      Since people were talking about Vin Diesel, how about him as Yrkoon. Big, muscular, opposite of Elric.
      When they had advanced together to meet on common
      ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
      and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
      each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
      mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
      killing, and the ground ran with blood.

      Homer, The Illiad

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      • #4
        Suddenly... Vin Diesel has hair... Ouch!

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        • #5
          Re: casting the Elric movie

          Originally posted by Malmorte
          One last note on 'casting'. I think that a new Stormbringer should be created. The existing designs, although very creative and beautiful, do not really capture it's true essence as a living being. In my opinion, there is only one artist capable of creating the perfect design for Stormbringer. That artist is H.R. Gieger.

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          • #6
            Re: casting the Elric movie

            Originally posted by Malmorte
            One last note on 'casting'. I think that a new Stormbringer should be created. The existing designs, although very creative and beautiful, do not really capture it's true essence as a living being. In my opinion, there is only one artist capable of creating the perfect design for Stormbringer. That artist is H.R. Gieger.
            Although i really like Gigers art. I don't think he would get the artistic concept right for Stormbringer. I think we would try and make it too organic or mechanistic, since it is his concept. What i could see him doing in this movie, is perhaps the scenery in some shoots and some designs on the chaos lords. Or the whole realm of chaos for that matter..

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            • #7
              Im thinking that Tim Roth needs to be in the movie somewhere. I think that he could pull of monnglum. He was good in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. Moonglum is somewhat of a guildenstern character, a sidekick.

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              • #8
                i was the first who said jared leto as elric. i also have a runner up. the guy who played shinzonin the last star trek movie. he played a clone of picard and he has the lean look of elric and the acting chops( he was good along side classicly trained patrick stewart, rather well too. ) i think he would be good. can't remember his name though.

                tim roth is just awesome, as is gary oldman. they would be good in any movie. what about robert carlyle? he pretty good too .i could see him along side elric. jennifer connley or liv tyler would be good cymirol. but liv has already done the fantasy thing and would ditract from the film i think. i say stay away from big names and go with the people we might know. like they did in the rings movies.

                that's just my opinion, i could be wrong.

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                • #9
                  I should like to play the role of M'll Gibsann, a Sunday school teacher from Pan Tang:


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                  • #10
                    [quote="tony"]i was the first who said jared leto as elric. i also have a runner up. the guy who played shinzonin the last star trek movie. he played a clone of picard and he has the lean look of elric and the acting chops( he was good along side classicly trained patrick stewart, rather well too. ) i think he would be good. can't remember his name though.
                    quote]

                    Judge for yourself!:
                    http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/tomhardy.jpg
                    http://www.delos.fantascienza.com/im.../tom-hardy.jpg

                    He's called Tom Hardy. I read don't know if he's finished actingschool just yet. Though he's working on some films that are up and coming.. i dont think they are hollywood movies which might be a good thing.
                    I didn't think too much of him when acting as Shinzon. Maybe he didn't have the experience yet, or it was bad direction. Yet it was an ok Star Trek. But i've lost some interest in that universe i should say.

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                    • #11
                      thanks for finding his name. for being a newcomer i feel he did a good job though. the problem with most trek villians are they are overacted. he had a little subtelty though. he has the look for elric though i think. every actor goes through some growing pains. perhaps he has gone through his. plus a think all great acting has alot to do with direction like you stated. case in point is sharon stone. i'm not a big fan of her but she was awesome in casino. i think martin scorcese had alot to do with that. the LotR trilogy was a labor of love for mr. jackson. he made the movie great by his presense. hopefully who ever helms the elric movie deos the same. even if they get a topnotch cast( which i think they should go with unkowns except for some lesser parts ) the movie will falter without solid direction.

                      and what ever happens i sure hope colin farrel is no where near this movie. he is so overrated it makes me ill. same goes with alot of hollywoods hottest actors. no substance in ther work for the most part. the person who would be good as moonglum though could be seaan scott thoams from american pie fame. he's got the smirk down for sure. but it might be a stretch.

                      to bad jack black is a little overwieght and silly at times eh could do moonglum too

                      also hayden christianson would be good as elric if he wasn't already playing a famous jedi who is about ready to turn to the dark side. that kid can act.

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                      • #12
                        All the suggestions are looking good, it's going to be tough.

                        Has anyone thought about Tommy Flannigan as Moonglum?
                        Not particularly handsome, but has a charisma that his two facial scars only enhance.

                        Many may remember him from 'Braveheart'. The quiet one in Wallace's inner circle.

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                        • #13
                          Definately second Scarlett, she was brilliant in both The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and the movie I thought should have won best film last night, Lost in Translation.

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                          • #14
                            I haven't seen it, but it seemed to me that Master and Commander got left out last night. I certainly didn't think the script Oscar should have gone to LOTR. I enjoyed Lost in Translation, but it didn't seem as great a movie as many thought. A sort of updated Brief Encounter, with slightly looser upper lips. I also thought Johnny Depp deserved something, if only for turning Pirates of the Caribbean into a highly enjoyable film rather than the exploitation dog it had promised to be. LOTR is a compendium of the last 100 years worth of fairy tales, children's fantasy and 'golden age' drawings and to me had little original about it Another example of the taste of the relatively few suddenly being turned into a common denominator. But I thought there was little that was original or even innovative about the film, unless you count the scale and ambition,
                            for which I'm eternally grateful! I don't think there was an original image in the whole thing.

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                            • #15
                              Mike, I think I agree in retrospect with your comment about the LOTR being a compendium of fairy tales. There seem to be hints of memories of different things that happened in that story. Glad they got the Oscars for the good of the genre, though 11 was pretty high, probably bowing to its popular appeal.

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