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Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by ErebusRed, Candidate

Just my ideas - feel free to complain or add your own!

Akka - Mel Gibson
Esme - Monica Belluci
Proyas - Rufus Sewell (born to play this part!)
Cnaiur - Gerald Butler
Conphas - Colin Farrell (ala 'Alexander')
Sarcellus - Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Kellhus - Travis Fimmel
Xinemus - Oliver Reed (yes I know he's dead - but still...) view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I actually like your idea about Mel Gibson. It never would have entered my mind to cast him, and my initial reaction was not favorable, but i think he can pull it off.

I have thought about this alot. But i have not been able to really place physical faces on the characters. one of the great things about reading is you dont have to, they can morph and change as the story does. But I have always seen Akka as dark and brooding. Somthing like that giant form harry potter or the dwarf from LOTR. but somehwere in between those two sizes and fatter.

I think Kellhus, Cnaur, and Esmi are the other most important characters to cast, but ill have to get back on who i think should play them i ill research your suggestions, since i havent heard of some of those actors. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by ErebusRed, Candidate

Yeh I'm particularly thinking of Mel as he is now - as opposed to the younger, fitter Mel. Somewhat past his prime, a little edgy, a bit dangerous, a sense of experience - and yet a twinkling humour and the feeling he might do unethical as well as courageous things.

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Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 21 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Curethan, Didact

He's not very black tho, is he? view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 21 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Monica Belluci

right on the money!!

damn thats hot

i think i see her as taller, or skinnier as she becomes the real esmi view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 24 September 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by ErebusRed, Candidate

I can't help but cast the characters as I read, it helps me to keep on top of who is who.

Here's another - I know Saubon is blonde, but I feel Colin Firth has good qualities to play the role. Displaying always a sense of personal dignity and righteousness, yet perhaps no stranger to greed and ambition - such as in his portrayal of Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice'.

[img:p7dfi08i]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/ElectraNemora/prince2.jpg[/img:p7dfi08i]

And again although not a perfect physical match to Bakker's text, I can't help but imagine Gotian as Marton Csokas (Xena, LOTR, Kingdom of Heaven)...

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Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 01 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Angainawen, Candidate

Omg, I so pictured Martin Csokas as Gotian while I was reading and I like the idea of Jonathen Rhys Myers as Sarcellus a lot, but Mel Gibson will have to tan a bit to be Akka to me. I don't know. I pictured him more Southern Greek with dark-tanned skin from all the sea-fairing and dark brown thick curly hair. But I am obsessed with Greek culture... Kellhus looked to me similar to a young Princess-Bride Carrie Elwes but somewhat more rugged-looking. I tend to not cast people when I read but give general looks. Oh, and I cannot see Gerard Butler as Cnaiur, even with his macho-growling in 300. But Cnaiur was one of the few characters I didn't quite visualize. I saw pieces of him, like his eyes, his hair, sometimes his sneer, but rarely all of him like Akka, Kellhus, or even Serwe. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 02 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by professor plum, Peralogue

But Achamian is a "fucking pick", remember? He's not tanned from all the seafaring, he's black. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 03 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Angainawen, Candidate

Okay, I believe you if that's a direct quote to Akka. Only doesn't he talk about the dark skinned slave girls and those peoples of nilnamesh throughout the books? If he was black, and not tan like most indegenious mediterranean peoples, why would he comment on their skins as though that makes them foreign to him? Not that it really matters to me what skin tone he is, in truth. I still adore him and hate Esmi for leaving him for Kellhus. My ethno-social background probably did predispose me to think of him as eurasian decent, I won't lie. I just did not recieve or process any sufficient amount of information to push that schema aside. Oh well, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. In that case what black actor do you think should play him? view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 14 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Writer, Candidate

Quote: "ErebusRed":27lwq05i

Xinemus - Oliver Reed (yes I know he's dead - but still...)[/quote:27lwq05i]

Since we're casting dead people in the roles of Prince of Nothing movies, then I'd suggest Orson Welles as Kellhus. If he can't be Kellhus, then he has to be someone else. Maybe Proyas or Cnauir.
I just love Orsen Welles. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 14 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Writer, Candidate

Quote: "Angainawen":1fyn8h35
Oh well, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. In that case what black actor do you think should play him?[/quote:1fyn8h35]

I'd say Morgan Freeman. And I always pictured Achamian as sort of Greek. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 16 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Angainawen, Candidate

I was thinking of Morgan Freeman too, only isn't he a little too old at this point? view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 17 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Writer, Candidate

Well, admittedly I don't know that many black actors in Achamian's age area. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Angainawen, Candidate

yeah. me neither, sadly. *pouts* view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Writer, Candidate

On the plus side, that means we could get an unknown actor and not some celebrety, thus allowing ourselves to fully emerse ourselves in the movie without the actor getting in the way.
Although we would have this if Orsen Welles is cast as Kellhus, I defend this as Orson Welles is the only actor I can see who could possibly play Kellhus. Shame he's dead. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 19 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Hear Me Roar, Candidate

Hello all. Fairly new to this forum, more experienced over on the Song of Ice and Fire forum. I love this question.

Gibson isn't the Akka I picture in my head. I'm having a really hard time coming up with who I think he is.

I also love Bellucci as Ezmi.

I had a thought that I personally love, just my opinion, but Gary Oldman is exactly how I picture Eleazaras.

Kellhus is a hard one too. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 21 December 2007 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by xatantius, Candidate

for moenghus...
Geoffery rush. no question. he's just the right age and he's the best actor around. god only knows who would have the acting ability to play kellhus without butchering the role. clive owen would be a great conphas as well i reckon, despite his king arthur performance-he's good-looking with on-screen arrogance to match lol.
cnaiur...? again, who could really do it that well? he makes king leonidas look like a drag queen. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I imagined Akka to be more like this (minus the getup and with Akka's beard).
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Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Writer, Candidate

Yeah, I that looks like a good Akka.
On the subject of Achamian, for some reason I thought Jeff Bridges. I don't know why exactly, the only movie I ran place him in is "The Big Lebowski" and The Dude isn't a very Achamian character. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I see what you mean...
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Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Hear Me Roar, Candidate

That is way more Akka than anyone else I've thought about. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I was watching an animated music video earlier. Then it came to me! Maybe this should be an animated flick.

But i like the Gary Oldman reccomendation, but i think I would cast him as Iyokus. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 16 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

Am I the only one who feels that a movie version of PoN would not be possible? The story works so well because of the way it's presented through the viewpoints of each character view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 16 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Curethan, Didact

Good point there. I think a version would be possible - but to be any good it would be very different to the book. The only example that springs to mind is fight club - good book, good movie, recognizably the same but I got very different rewards from each.

Woody Allen as Akka for me, its the role he was born to play hahahaha view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 16 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Angainawen, Candidate

Maybe this should be an animated flick.


Animated PoN?????? *shudders* I just got a horrible flashback of Rankin Bass' LotR from the seventies... HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME!!!! view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 04 June 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by ThePrinceofNothing, Candidate

I want Edward Norton for Kellhus.

As for some others:
I've always pictured Achamian as a Ray Winstone-type character. The Jeff Bridges suggestion was good too. I'm hesitant about skin color, but I definitely don't think Morgan Freeman could do it (where exactly in the books does it offer the physical description of Achamian's face?)
Esmenet- someone less strikingly beautiful than Monica Belluci; someone more subtly beautiful; Marisa Tomei, or someone like that
Moenghus- Stellan Skarsgard
Proyas- Joaquin Phoenix
Cnaiur- The Rock <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> I don't know, maybe a buff Ray Stevenson
Conphas- can't think of one; somebody like James Purefoy, but he's a bit too old view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 08 June 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Athjeari, Peralogue

I'm confused. A lot of people seem to picture Akka as black. Where do you get this from in the descriptions from the books. If anything I have always pictured Akka as a Greek/Phoenician. I'm not opposed to the idea of a black Akka, it's just that I don't remember ever reading anything that hinted at Akka being that dark of skin.

I have always had trouble picturing Cnaiur. So many things about him make me picture Euro/Asian barbarains - i.e. Gauls, Germanic tribes, even Huns etc. etc.
At the same time I also feel that picturing him as a Native American would also fit. The sinewed look, the long black straight hair, the Scylvendi lifestyle itself.

What ethnicity do you all imagine for Cnaiur???

I have always pictured Proyas, Saubon and the others quite young. Most of the royalty are not rulers of their respected territories yet. They are still princes. I've never imagined most of them a day older than 30. So I would say it needs to be young actors.

Kellhus would be the HARDEST character to cast. He is taller than most men. He has long blonde hair (I believe it's wavy too), blue eyes and is in peak physical condition(remember he holds Cnaiur over a cliff with ONE ARM!). He has a beard and is from the north. Nordic characteristics if you ask me, he sounds like a menacing nord but yet with a body type that screams agility. That body type is hard to come by, plus he has to be beautiful. Not to mention he has to have a voice that can melt people where they stand.

Esmi I have always pictured as someone far more....elegant?? than Monica Belucci. Don't get me wrong, Belucci is good looking but Esmi has always seemed to have more class to me, even when she was a whore in Sumna. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 09 June 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by ThePrinceofNothing, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Athjeari&quot;:3iwrcw8f
I have always had trouble picturing Cnaiur. So many things about him make me picture Euro/Asian barbarains - i.e. Gauls, Germanic tribes, even Huns etc. etc.
At the same time I also feel that picturing him as a Native American would also fit. The sinewed look, the long black straight hair, the Scylvendi lifestyle itself.

What ethnicity do you all imagine for Cnaiur???[/quote:3iwrcw8f]

I've always pictured him as something similar to a Hun. I've contemplated Mongol as well, but I can't picture Cnaiur with such a facial appearance.

Quote: &quot;Athjeari&quot;:3iwrcw8f
Kellhus would be the HARDEST character to cast. He is taller than most men. He has long blonde hair (I believe it's wavy too), blue eyes and is in peak physical condition(remember he holds Cnaiur over a cliff with ONE ARM!). He has a beard and is from the north. Nordic characteristics if you ask me, he sounds like a menacing nord but yet with a body type that screams agility. That body type is hard to come by, plus he has to be beautiful. Not to mention he has to have a voice that can melt people where they stand.[/quote:3iwrcw8f]

I picture Edward Norton as he appeared in American History X. Muscular, toned, but still very slender. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 13 June 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Cripdamind, Candidate

i think daniel craig (the new blonde james bond) would make a good kellhus, albeit he's a little old at this point. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 24 July 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by BobbyR, Commoner

I'm not sure about the rest of the &quot;cast,&quot; but these two images kept coming to mind while I read:

Kellhus: Kiefer Sutherland
Moenghus: Donald Sutherland

I think Donald S. would make a splendid Moenghus, but I'm not too sure about Kiefer S. view post


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