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Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 22 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Esmi, Candidate

Just a question; if PoN was made into a film, who would people like to see play Kelhuss and other characters from the Books? view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 22 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Scilvenas, Auditor

Because of Equilibrium, I'd almost say Bale, but I can't quite see him inspiring people's unquestioning love and trust. Pitt, maybe? Meh. How old is Kellhus, anyway?

Can I just say "anybody but Orlando Bloom"? view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 23 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by H, Auditor

OK, i know it's rather contrary to how he's described in the book, but i always envision Kellhus looking like the guy who played the Mummy in The Mummy (1999) (Arnold Vosloo). Not sure why, i mean, doesn't the book describe him as having a beard? view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 23 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

Chris Rock.


Sorry. Not sure why I said that.


uhh...to be honest I don't know. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who could pull off a Kellhus. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 23 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by saintjon, Auditor

If Dolph Lundgren were to suddenly be an amazing actor he's big enough to play the part at least. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 25 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Echoex, Auditor

Kellhus: James Spade comes to mind, but I could also see Ewen McGregor or Jim Caviezel in this role (remember his performance in The Count of Monte Cristo?)

Drusas Achamian: William Peterson (of CSI fame) or Oliver Platt

Esmenet: Donna Murphy

Serwe: Mila Jovovich

Cnaiur: Tina Turner...okay, seriously, Dolph Lundgren would be a great choice.

Skauras: Condoleezza Rice. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 25 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by target, Auditor

Ok, i'm gonna think on this and come back to it. However, i'm currently toying with the idea that Micky Rourke would make quite a good Cnair. Anywho, my only concern, as with many great novels, is: would PoN be a good candidate for a sceenplay. I mean, i would love to see this and many other novels be brought onto the silver screen, but Kellhus would make a very difficult part to write for the screen. Unless, of course, you were to adapt a naration style where the characters could describe their emotians as they soke to him and he plied them. Or alternative, he can narrate on his own thoughts as he 'reads' them. It is one of the rules of film though 'don't have a narrator'. I'm not sure i agree though: look at how good Sin City was....... view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW when you said micky rourke you'd seen Sin City! did you love it? i loved it. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh this can be done. as i said somewhere else on this forum to some other thread...Zhang Yimou should direct! did you see Hero? it can definately be done.

"I can see it George!" --Of Mice and Men Steinbeck view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by target, Auditor

I have seen hero and it is awesome. Got it on dvd. My housemate watched it 3 times in one day...i dont quite know why, something to do with his girlfriend.....

As for Sin City, yes i loved it. I would find it hard for someone not to love it. The cinematography is amazing and the cast was just brilliant. What a film. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 31 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Nauticus, Auditor

Kellhus - Liam Neeson (Kingdom of Heaven, Batman Begins). He can be such an intellect. I swear every word he said in Batman Begins reminded me of some philosophical version of Kellhus. view post


Starring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! posted 04 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must resurrect this once more just to add...if zhang yimou directed, who ELSE would play Kelhus but Chow Yun Fat !!!! of course!! i had this epiphany watching Bulletproof Monk for the 3rd time last night!! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 07 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Kidruhil Lancer, Auditor

As far as Kellhus is concerned... I really think they could pull of the naration. First thing that comes to mind is the naration style used in the original Dune. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 17 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by WhiteLineRacer, Candidate

I would hope the actor would be as unknown as the character. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 18 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by BankytheHack, Commoner

When reading the books I always saw Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X) as Kellhus and Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty) as Akka. Both are terrific character actors and I believe they would do the material the justice it deserves. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 01 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I could see Liam Neeson as Cnauir, but not as Kelhus. Kelhus would have to be younger and hunky. I'm thinking Matthew McConaughey.


Rachel Weisz as Esmenet.

Jessica Alba as Serwe.

Akka is difficult. It would have to be someone older and tortured looking. And not too good looking. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 01 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

can we throw Rachel McAdams in there? I'm not usually one to follow the pop culture "flavor of the month"...but damn! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 01 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Scilvenas, Auditor

Let me preface my post by saying we're all entitled to our opinions, and there's nothing that would make my opinion any better than yours.

But in my opinion... Jessica Alba as Serwe? Are you serious? I don't have the books, and I'm not one for that kind of detail, but I could swear Serwe is blonde and fair. Besides which, Alba simply cannot act. Saying she's a bad actress gives her too much credit, mainly by implying that she's an actress, not just a model with lines. Now, if you're saying you want to see her brutalized simply because she's so horrible, then I'm all for it.

Might as well nominate Keanu Reeves for Proyas and Dolph Lundgren as Cnaur. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 01 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

The bubble headed, vain, shallow performance that Alba has given in her film career so far is perfect for Serwe, don't you agree? Of course she can't act, I am not suggesting that she can in thinking she'd be perfect for the role.

I like Rachel McAdams too and, I think she CAN act. She'd be pretty great as Esmenet. Too smart looking to be Serwe. I really think you need someone who has vacant bimbo written all ove them for that roll.

I wish Daniel Day Lewis could have a part, just because he is the best actor ever. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

I'd say you'd need someone a bit older and, well, less attractive for Esmenet. I'm not saying I think Esme is ugly, only that I think it would look better on screen if Serwe is this young, sexy, vibrant character and Esme is a bit older, a little more plain, and a little more rough around the edges.

I dunno who fits into that role though...? view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

at risk of life and limb i MUST stridently disagree with the (and i use this term loosely) actors being mentioned, folks!
i love each and everyone of you but come on...
liam neeson?? daniel day lewis??? matthew mcconaughey??argh! this is NOT a line-up of film's finest! might as well ask brad and colin to join the party! wait, farrel might be alright...guy has range and potential.

(and i guess i'd better, quick like a bunny, insert the only my opinion disclaimer, now!)

maybe i was a bit off the mark with Chow Yun Fat...okay, i have a little crush <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> , but please...

mcconaughey can't act his way out of a paper bag!!!
rachel weisz is good but not old enough to play esmenet altho she might well do for serwe...and sexy is an attitude weisz can most certainly muster. these complex characters deserve actors with depth, not hollywood's flavor of the month! (crap, i'm ranting now aren't i, sorry <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> )
well...i just couldn't help it...
and having said all that, i don't really have better notions about casting this thing, i'd just like to see these characters take on some life rather than consign it to blockbuster mentality, ya know?
so maybe unknowns are best.
ok...all done now. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Echoex, Auditor

Okay. Kevin Spacey as Achamian... view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

there you go Echoex, Spacey with that look he had on his face all through Usual Suspects...yeah, he could do Achamian i think

and how 'bout Ralph Finnes as Ikurei Xerius? he does that mewling and puking thing pretty well and somebody like Helen Mirren or Glen Close as the Empress, both of them can do that evil-streak a mile wide very well...

maybe Miranda Richardson could do Esmenet, she's got that world weariness about her

there's a Native American actor that might work for Cnaiur, David Midthunder...he's beefy, broods well, and can be menacing, altho he's a bit young for Cnaiur (who is 44!) an maybe a bit too good-looking

i'm still thinkin on Kellhus, Proyas, Sarcellus, Conphas and Xinemus (i'll get back to you on that! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> )

and once again, please forgive my outburst but there have been so many novels that utterly FAILED as films due to horrifying casting, King's The Stand and It are two that stand out in my mind...and what about Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men? just a tragedy!! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 03 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must add that i rewatched Sin City last night...

jessica alba IS maybe a good choice for Serwe. i liked her in Sin City alot! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 03 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

as long as she gets naked she can play Kellhus for all I care. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 04 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

Miranda Richardson is in her late forties. Esmenet is 29. that's about the age difference between my mother and I. I think harding living would age her a bit, but not that much. There are a couple of stand out features about Esmenet in the book - she's attractive, she's got nice legs, and long dark hair.

I agree that everyone shouldn't be all polished and shiny, but that's what makeup and costumes are for, right?! Scott didn't write all the actors as middle aged, dumpy Americans, right...

Ryan Phillippe should be Conphas. He has that arrogant, aristocratic look. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 04 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

gosh i didn't know miranda richardson was in her late fourties!!!! <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
i guess EVERYONE looks young to THIS dumpy, middle-aged american!!! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->


wait... <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> ...how many dumpy, middle-aged americans did i mention in my little cast list? ooof. glenn close. sorry. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 04 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I just meant that most of the characters in Bakker's book are not people that are ordinary looking. (Maybe except for Akka) Most of the main characters are described as rather extraordinary. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 05 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by TenmaNeko, Commoner

Hmmm, try this on for size:
How about Clive Owen for Kellhus? Kinda popped in my head there..... view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 05 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

Clive Owen could be good. IMO Kellhus should look expressionless most of the time, but also able to make expressions when he feels it furthers his cause (like when he is chatting/joking with people as opposed to giving them life-altering words). Clive Owen would probably be good at that. view post


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