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If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« on: November 15, 2006, 12:07:15 AM »
So, if Mistborn was made into a movie, who would be the dream cast? I remember one person mentioning that Summer Glau (River from Firefly) would make a good Vin. Personally, I'd go with Anna Paquin (Roque from X-Men) because I like her better as an actress, though I don't know how she'd be with the physical element of the role.

I have a harder time visualizing actors for the men. Who would make a good Elend? or Khelsier?
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006, 03:34:25 AM »
As I brought up before, in another Mistborn movie thread, I kept on thinking of Owen Wilson when reading Khelsier's lines, I'm sure we can fit Ben Stiller into the movie somewhere too.  Maybe change Vin's role to a guy and instead of going to balls he goes to boxing matches, and Elend is the wanna-be sidekick of the two.

Oh yea...That's a movie right there.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 08:58:15 AM »
dang, Sprig. We need to get working on the screenplay adaptation RIGHT NOW!

At the boxing matches we can have him fighting all our favorite 80s stars: Anthony Michael Hall, John Cryer, the Coreys. And heck, as long as we're gender bending, make Elend a girl and have Molly Ringwald play 'er.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 11:54:39 AM »
Dang it, there's another Mistborn movie thread?  I thought I looked, but obviously not thoroughly enough.  Sorry.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006, 03:40:41 PM »
Na it was a mistborn movie discussion in another general Mistborn thread , doubt I could find it easily.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006, 04:37:25 PM »
Vin: Summer Glau is definitely what I imagine Vin to look like.

Elend: Joaquin Phoenix seems the bookish type, yet has depth.

Kelsier: Christian Bale because he's good at being emotionally complex.

Dockson: Alan Tudyk

Clubs: Timothy Spall

Marsh: Peter Wingfield

I still need to think more about the others.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2006, 11:15:37 PM »
Isn't Christian Bale too young to play Khelsier?  I'd be worried that people would think he was supposed to be a love interest rather than a father figure for Vin.  Also, can he be cheerful enough?

Your choice of Spall for Clubs is interesting.  I had always pictured Clubs as tall and thin, not short and round.  I'm trying to imagine it.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006, 11:42:35 AM »
Hrm. Bale might be too young, but he's, what, 31 or so? So not that young, since Vin is in her late teens. I dunno. I'm having a hard time coming up with someone to play Kelsier. He's such an original.

As for Spall/Clubs, I imagines Clubs as skinny/tall, too, but I think Spall would give the character the right feel, which I think in this case is just as important as appearance.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006, 04:23:18 PM »
See, I imagine Spall as looking more like Breeze.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006, 06:38:06 PM »
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See, I imagine Spall as looking more like Breeze.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2006, 07:15:53 PM »
Hey! We're starting to agree again!  Maybe now we can merge back into a single personality!  Yay!

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006, 09:46:49 PM »
I think Bale would make a better young lord ruler than Kelsier.  I'm not sure why.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2006, 05:16:14 AM »
Personally, I think he could do either. Then again, I think the best Lord Ruler would be Joaquin Phoenix. It's hard to say with Kelsier, his character has such an uncommon mixture of humor and deadly seriousness. Johnny Depp, perhaps?
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2006, 09:29:59 AM »
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2006, 02:11:31 PM »
Oooh! Depp would be a great Kellsier, I think. He's got the off-beat charisma, intensity, and the looks. Phoenix could make a decent Elend. I really can't see Tudyck as Breeze though. I'm not sure he could pull off the smooth aristocratic gentility and humor that Breeze exudes so well. I've seen Tudyk in a serious role, but he still has too much of a "goofy" edge to his acting, imo.

Anyhow, I ought to do some research. We need to find a good Sazed and Spook too!
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