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Posted on 2006.27.10 at 18:24
where am I: not at work like I thought I would be
How I feel about it all: hungryhungry
Soundtrack: 5th Dimension - Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
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A while ago I was pimping discussing the Dark Tower series with inmemoriam, the main topic of which was casting a movie, which of course every DT fan does. She's never read the books, so I thought, hmm. Who would I cast as Roland? I mean, y'know, besides Retro!Clint Eastwood.

Definitely not Paul Gross, as was her suggestion (when she reads the story, she'll realise how many worlds of wrong this would be).

But she got me thinking, and what I came up with was this:

Is that not the essence of young!Roland? Now fast-forward to Callum's age now, and presto! Roland.

Something like this, but with Roland's clothes and smaller guns:

He could keep the hat from the first one; it's accurate.

I don't know who I'd cast as Eddie, nowadays. In my complete fantasy cast, where I can use anyone from any when, there's only ever been one choice, all these long years:

This is one of those subjects that I could waste time blithering on about for hours. However, since there's so much else to waste time blithering on about, I won't.

Anyone with any dreamcast!suggestions is welcome to chime in, though. Probably should add a couple of Americans, or it'll never get past Hollywood.

On second thought, maybe Bruce MacDonald should direct it.

Which brings up another question: Who should direct a DT film?

Credits: The first pic is from stormymouse's site, the second from c_regalis. I got the picture of Eddie Nick Lea from Google, so I don't know who to credit.

Okay, I'm done now.


linguisticator at 2006-10-27 23:11 (UTC) ()
I have read all 7 books, some twice, some three times, and I hope they NEVER make a movie about the series. That would just be Wrong.

The only thing that would be easy to screen would be the ending of book 7, screen panning out/back, audience in shock (maybe?) and that's what made that ending so sick for me. Too Hollywood.

Plus would the director/producer have to star in the story as himself? (The way King wrote himself in as a character?)
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 06:01 (UTC) ()
I don't ever think they'll be made into a movie. I'm just casting. I agree with you, for the most part. It's just fun to say, hmm.

And probably not. I don't think the director/producer would, because it's about the writer of the books, not the movie. So someone would have to be young!SK.
jlm1779 at 2006-10-27 23:26 (UTC) ()
I know what you mean about doing that. I often do that and try to think which person would suit the roles. Hard to do.
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maggiesox at 2006-10-28 03:57 (UTC) ()
....Wow. I would never have thought of it, but. Huh.

I'm still rooting for Sean Bean.
inmemoriam at 2006-10-28 04:07 (UTC) ()
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 04:18 (UTC) ()
Ewww. Cry your pardon, sai, but I can't stand him. Well, not personally, but just. The whole macho-man thing? *shudders* Roland's not a macho man, really. Sean Bean's too...something. British, for one thing. Roland's more American West. Not that CKR is American, but.
inmemoriam at 2006-10-28 06:04 (UTC) ()
oh but he was such a *sensitive* odysseus :D
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 06:43 (UTC) ()
I didn't mean to imply I was repulsed by him or anything. He's just so anti-my type, is all. And you need to read the books, dear. :) Roland would probably shoot you if you called him sensitive. Well, not really, but he'd give you a Look.
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 06:52 (UTC) ()
I don't want a movie, really. It's all in fun. Nick Lea is too old, now, anyway, although guh. He still looks amazing.
sam80853 at 2006-10-28 09:21 (UTC) ()
I definitely have to check up those books if you're gonna cast Callum in it ::grins::

Btw did you know that they turn "His Dark Materials" into a movie? Yes!

My all-time favorite cast is Paul & Callum for GOOD OMENS - it's such a shame that this is not going to happen ever. Damn!
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 12:49 (UTC) ()
There was talk about doing the movie once, but apparently the studio wanted to ruin the original story and Neil and Terry were not about to let that happen. My dream cast for GO has always been Ewan McGregor and Johnny Depp. *g* You'd cast Callum as Crowley, right? I wonder how he'd do a British accent.
sam80853 at 2006-10-28 14:17 (UTC) ()
Not necessarily. I mean, Callum could be the Angel - like in Wilby. It would be something new for Paul as well, being the demon ::smiles::.
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primroseburrows at 2006-10-28 17:43 (UTC) ()
Oh, I think Paul could pull off demonic VERY well. His looks would work in this case, because demons who look like blue-eyed innocents are downright creepy. I've never heard him do a British accent, though. Hmm.
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