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The Sage
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  05:43:27  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Rather than take up any more room in Erik's scroll, I thought it best to address the issue on a new shelf. It's worth noting that we originally started casting Realms NPCs in the roles of characters from the Jay & Silent Bob films. But that quickly expanded into a general casting call.

Here's the latest:-
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Alan Rickman as Khelben Arunsun? Dude, SOLD!

It's a shame George Carlin is no longer around, because that man was born to play Elminster.

Cheers

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Originally posted by Markustay

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Alan Rickman as Khelben Arunsun? Dude, SOLD!

It's a shame George Carlin is no longer around, because that man was born to play Elminster.

Cheers

I think Sean Connery would be awesome, but he's probably too over-used for fantasy (he was a dragon, after all).

That guy who played Gandalf - he had a bit of a 'lecherous grin' - but that, too, would be derivitive. Besides, he might make a better Szass Tam (think pre-Lich and Magneto)

How about John Cleese? Strange choice, I know, but I think it would work. Nicol Williamson (the guy who played Merlin in Excalibur) is still alive, and Ed has described Elminster as being very much like that character. He hasn't done anything since 1997 though, and there might be some health issues there.

I used to think Johnny Depp would make a great Drizzt, but the more I think about his Pirate costume, the more I'm seeing him as Jarlaxle.

Although Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) actually had the right hat.

Sam Eliott is probably too old, but he's got the Moustache to play Fzoul.
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Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

[gawks]

Oh gods, what have I done?

Evangeline Lilly as Arilyn Moonblade!

(There, I said it!)

Oh, and regarding Jay and Silent Bob:

Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Larter are totally three of the Seven Sisters. (Storm, the Simbul, and Alustriel respectively?)

Oh and Sean William Scott as Torm.

Cheers


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The Sage
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  05:49:07  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

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Originally posted by The Sage

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Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

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Alan Rickman as Khelben would be awesome! Of course, I'd also like to see him as either Sememmon or Manshoon. I've seen Rickman play a good guy, but I love him as a villain.

Don't forget to find a role for the guy that played Dante. Even if was a bit part, he was in all the Jay & Silent Bob flicks.



Dante = Volothamp Geddarm



Another excellent choice!

He's not been in any Kevin Smith flicks, but since he was brought up in another thread, I think we need to find a role for Hugh Jackman.

In terms of appearance, I'd think he'd make a passable Artus Cimber. Or maybe Fyodor. Or, better yet, Giogi Wyvernspur!



I don't know... Hugh's got the bardic chops. Bleach his hair, he could be Danilo.

No, no, no... I've got David Tennant [the Tenth Doctor of BBC's Doctor Who] pegged as Danilo Thann. He's got the looks and personality for it.



By the way, did you see THIS?

And I can definitely see Ms. Lilly as Arilyn.

Now, we know Cate Blanchett HAS to be one of the Seven Sisters. Question is, which one? Laeral? Alustriel? Syluné?
I really think Blanchett would work as Laeral, personally. Especially given Laeral's portrayal in Blackstaff.
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Here's my ideal for the Seven:

Syluné - Zooey Deschanel
Good choice! But I'm biased anyway. Anything with Ms. Deschanel is an instant win for me.
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Dove - Keira Knightley
Storm - Scarlett Johannson
I would've swapped the casting choice around for these two... in pre-Iron Man 2 days. But the post-Johannson-Black Widow match-up has convinced me otherwise.
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Laeral - Bryce Dallas Howard
I'd actually think she'd be a more appropriate choice for Syluné. Howard has an almost ethereal aspect to her acting skill, which would tie-in nicely with the Lady of Shadowdale.
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The Simbul - Kate Beckinsale
Qilué - Zoe Saldana
Both work for me.

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Markustay
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  05:49:29  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good thread Sage - I think the first thing we are going to need to do is make a list of every major Realms NPC and then assign an actor to them.

My first contribution - John Rhys-Davies (Sliders) for Vangerdehast. A bit over-used by ScyFy network, but he has the look.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  05:54:09  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
All because I had to jump on a reference to Kevin Smith...

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Knight of the Gate
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:01:53  Show Profile Send Knight of the Gate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't care who plays anyone else, so long as Rip Torn is Durnan and John Goodman is Mirt.

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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:02:14  Show Profile  Visit Darkmeer's Homepage Send Darkmeer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Robin Williams as Volo.

Okay, probably not what others might think but I think he could work marvelously for Volo.

Others include John Stamos as Joel the Rebel Bard (Cleric of Finder Wyvernspur)...

Okay, I'm going for the comedians, it must be time for bed. I'll think of someone for Alusair soon, as well as Caladenei... just have to figure out who would be best.

I'll sleep on it

/d

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:10:00  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
(For the record, I apologize to everyone for the madness!)

I still say Kevin Smith as Mirt the Moneylender. Just sayin'!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

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Knight of the Gate
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:34:57  Show Profile Send Knight of the Gate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dude, K.S. is nowhere *near* stout enough to be Mirt. No, it will have to be Mr. Goodman.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:52:23  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vin Diesel as Manshoon.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Knight of the Gate
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quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

Vin Diesel as Manshoon.


BWAHAHA

I was thinking George Clooney, but VD for sure!

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Markustay
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:54:51  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How about Kirstie Alley as Mirt?

We need links, people - I don't know actors by name, only face.

How about Christian Bale for Erevis Cale?

Vin Diesal is all wrong for Manshoon - a Wizard is basicaly a weakling in a dress. That's why they learn magic - to keep the other kids from taking their lunch money.

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Edited by - Markustay on 11 Jun 2010 09:07:04
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  06:55:20  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's the voice man... That psychotic stare he can pull off and the deep voice, he could definitely pull it off.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Sage
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  07:12:32  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think a younger Christopher Lee could've easily handled the character of Manshoon.

Seriously.

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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  07:44:14  Show Profile Send Knight of the Gate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can anyone give me a quick tutorial to hypertext on CK, or is that in the FAQ?

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Markustay
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you put URL= between 2 brackets like this - [], and the address of the pic/site after the = (also between those brackets). On this site (an no other AFAIK) you have to also put quotes around the address, after the = and also between those brackets.

Ergo, you will wind-up with something like this - {url="fakeaddress.com"} ...but you will use [] instead of {}

Then you put whatever words you want as the link after that, like so -
{url="fakeaddress.com"}This is the Linky text
EXCEPT that you will use [] instead of {}

And lastly, you have to put {/url} at the end, once again between 2 brackets [] . It should all be continuous - you shouldn't put things on seperate lines, although it may happen anyway if the web address is really long.

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Knight of the Gate
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  09:18:37  Show Profile Send Knight of the Gate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Soooooooo.... John Goodman Like so?

EDIT: Thanks, MT.
And tell me that's not Mirt.

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Quale
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  09:47:30  Show Profile Send Quale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Clint for Durnan, Eli Wallach for Mirt.
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Markustay
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Donald Sutherland would also make a great Elminster - he has a mischievious grin as well. Both him and his son Kiefer would be great in a Realms film (although I picture Kiefer as a Zhent agent).

Maybe Keanu Reeves as Erevis... or perhaps Kane...

Sean Connery for Azoun, for sure. It has to be a 'sexy old dude'.

Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lector) would make a great Manshoon.

Ben Affleck as any silly Harper-boy

Paris Hilton as a lich... maybe a skeleton... or maybe her buddy Nicole Richie as a skeleton...

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Edited by - Markustay on 11 Jun 2010 10:14:58
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Matt James
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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  10:57:12  Show Profile Send Matt James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paris Hilton with dark hair for an avatar of Lolth...
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Originally posted by Matt James

Paris Hilton with dark hair for an avatar of Lolth...



Wouldn't we want people to take this movie seriously?

As for Vin Diesel for Manshoon, they could go for a Darth-Vader-style and just cast him for his voice and use a frail man for the body.

Rickman = Blackstaff? touché my friend (he's probably too attached to another wizard now though)

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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Donald Sutherland would also make a great Elminster - he has a mischievious grin as well. Both him and his son Kiefer would be great in a Realms film (although I picture Kiefer as a Zhent agent).



I totally agree, and I hope Keifer would have to say things like: There's no time! You're gonna have to trust me on this! Tell me now! (then stabs a knife in some guy' leg)

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay
Maybe Keanu Reeves as Erevis... or perhaps Kane...



Ugh, Keanu Reeves? Really? Some people still like him even after Constantine and the second and third Matrix? Just because he played in a movie with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton doesn't make him a good actor.

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay
Sean Connery for Azoun, for sure. It has to be a 'sexy old dude'.



I could see that, might be weird with the scottish accent though (or do we have that in the realms too?)

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay
Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lector) would make a great Manshoon.

Ben Affleck as any silly Harper-boy



Indeed


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Originally posted by Markustay
Paris Hilton as a lich... maybe a skeleton... or maybe her buddy Nicole Richie as a skeleton...



Now that is more in their talent's range. They already have lost all meat on their bones, all we'd need is to rid them of their skin, and there you go!

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Tammy Fay Baker right before she died could play Szazz Tam. She looked just like him.

John Malkovich should be Manshoon. Or one of the real Bad A**** of the Realms.

The real question is WHO would play HALASTER BLACKCLOAK?

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quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

The real question is WHO would play HALASTER BLACKCLOAK?


You answered your own question.

Christopher Eccleston

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Posted - 11 Jun 2010 :  14:00:47  Show Profile  Visit Ruul's Homepage  Send Ruul an AOL message Send Ruul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Tammy Fay Baker right before she died could play Szazz Tam. She looked just like him.

John Malkovich should be Manshoon. Or one of the real Bad A**** of the Realms.

The real question is WHO would play HALASTER BLACKCLOAK?



Come on Brimstone! It can be none other than Gary Busey.
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Christopher Keith Irvine as Thann maybe

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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