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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2008, 03:22:06 PM »
aah, Browncoats at work.  it's a beautiful thing. :D

I had never thought about it before but I totally agree.  Summer has the persona of innocent but tough (if you don't think she can be tough see the new Terminator series lol).

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2008, 12:00:36 PM »
I think Ellen Page would make a good Vin. She's got this Cute tomboy charm going for her, and she proved she can act in Juno.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2008, 05:35:43 AM »
However, Ellen Page seems too... funny to be Vin. Vin needs to be darker, and, while I think Ellen Page is very pretty, she just doesn't LOOK like Vin to me. I was picturing a more narrow face to be honest.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2008, 05:10:15 PM »
Oh poo, I don't know many movie stars. Still, if you're looking for hilarious, try Arnold Schwartzeneggar(spelling?) for the Lord Ruler.

Vin could be that girl who played Lydia in Beetleguice.

I agree Johnny Depp would make a fine Kelsier.

If the guy who did Penguin in the Batman movies was younger, that's what I pictured Breeze to look like.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2008, 05:25:50 PM »
Wynona Ryder? If she wasn't like, 35 now, yes. And Danny De Vito? I don't think so.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2008, 11:53:32 PM »
Who could play breeze better then the great Bruce Campbell. Did you see him in burn notice. he could play the funny out of shape, old spy but still blend into high society when needed.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2008, 12:48:23 AM »
im not so sure about main characters but heres some supporting characters that i think might be great
(sorry im not that great at linking things so ill just add the IMDB page for them)

spook:   Max Pirkis                http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm1263

renoux:  Ralph Fiennes      http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000146

Hamm:  Adam Baldwin    http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000284
(though he may be to young looking i dont remember  how old hamm is supposed to be

Lord Ruler:  Jason Isaacs   http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0005042/
 (or maybe lord venture he plays a good stuck up noble man)

Shan elariel: ashley tisdale  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0864308/
(ive been forced to watch high school musical like 5 times my brother was in a play version.im not sure about the mistborn fight but she just seems to look the part.)

for a possible kelsier or dockson: Kevin McKidd  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0571727/
(I loved Journeyman. Just sad it might get cancelled.)

Clubs:John Rhys-Davies http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0722636/

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2008, 03:33:06 AM »
im not so sure about main characters but heres some supporting characters that i think might be great
(sorry im not that great at linking things so ill just add the IMDB page for them)

spook:   Max Pirkis                http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm1263

renoux:  Ralph Fiennes      http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000146

Hamm:  Adam Baldwin    http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000284
(though he may be to young looking i dont remember  how old hamm is supposed to be

Lord Ruler:  Jason Isaacs   http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0005042/
 (or maybe lord venture he plays a good stuck up noble man)

Shan elariel: ashley tisdale  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0864308/
(ive been forced to watch high school musical like 5 times my brother was in a play version.im not sure about the mistborn fight but she just seems to look the part.)

for a possible kelsier or dockson: Kevin McKidd  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0571727/
(I loved Journeyman. Just sad it might get cancelled.)

Clubs:John Rhys-Davies http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0722636/

Max Pirkis - no
Ralph Finnes -yes, i can totally see that
Adam Baldwin--I think he could pull it off
Jason Isaacs--ooooooh, i really like that one!
Ashley--hrm, dunno
Kevin McKidd-no
John Rhys-Davis--could pull off Club's grumpiness, but he's just not what I imagine physically
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2008, 04:30:05 AM »
I'm not so into the really famous faces doing a main character, even if I did say Orlando, I think I might change my mind.... I think a good character is one that can leave you wondering where you've seen them before.
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spook:   Max Pirkis                http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm1263

renoux:  Ralph Fiennes      http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000146

Hamm:  Adam Baldwin    http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000284
(though he may be to young looking i dont remember  how old hamm is supposed to be

Lord Ruler:  Jason Isaacs   http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0005042/
 (or maybe lord venture he plays a good stuck up noble man)

Shan elariel: ashley tisdale  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0864308/
(ive been forced to watch high school musical like 5 times my brother was in a play version.im not sure about the mistborn fight but she just seems to look the part.)

for a possible kelsier or dockson: Kevin McKidd  http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0571727/
(I loved Journeyman. Just sad it might get cancelled.)

Clubs:John Rhys-Davies http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0722636/
I'm for Jason Isaacs... that's a good idea!
I don't know this Ashley girl but she looks the part, if she can be vicious and mean.

I feel really out of touch because I don't know half the people you guys are saying but Bruce Campbell looks pretty 'smooth' like I would think Breeze was, but I've always had it in my head that Breeze was a little more... erm, plump.
What about the guy who plays in Braveheart...as Wallaces best friend. He also play Mad Eye in HP. He might do well for Clubs or Ham, maybe to old for Ham but I don't know.

Any way it goes, I would say please please please don't let them do a movie unless it's LOTR caliber. No Eragon's please. I don't think I could handle them slaughtering Mistborn, it might make me cry.

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2008, 11:28:53 PM »
Ok Here we go.

Vin: I was thinking Ellen Page from Juno (she was shadowcat in X-Men 3 too).  She looks young/naive/tough enough to play her and still pull off the physical part.

Sazed: Dennis Haysbert http://imdb.com/name/nm0371660/(the Unit tv show and the Allstate insurance commercials).  He is tall and imposing like I pictured Saze to be and he has one of those voices that commands respect (Like James Earl Jones).

As for the rest of the characters, others have  put forth very good options that I can't improve upon.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2008, 03:09:05 AM »
No Eragon's please. I don't think I could handle them slaughtering Mistborn, it might make me cry.

Heh. The problem with Eragon was that the book wasn't that great to begin with. Have you ever really listened to the dialogue? In a word: trite. He tried to hard and it turned into something too big for Paolini to handle--too large a cast (which ends up making them flat and stereotypical), too large a scale (with a generic plot). I don't think those are problems Mistborn has.
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2008, 06:48:18 PM »
No Eragon's please. I don't think I could handle them slaughtering Mistborn, it might make me cry.

Heh. The problem with Eragon was that the book wasn't that great to begin with. Have you ever really listened to the dialogue? In a word: trite. He tried to hard and it turned into something too big for Paolini to handle--too large a cast (which ends up making them flat and stereotypical), too large a scale (with a generic plot). I don't think those are problems Mistborn has.

I agree, but let's face it. Even the best book can be absolutely butchered beyond all recognition in the hands of Hollywood.... The thought of that happening to Mistborn practically gives me night sweats....
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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2008, 04:48:29 PM »
I agree that Eragon was somewhat lacking, and had a lot of elements from books the author must have read. I like to read for enjoyments sake though and so I was fine with the general storyline, although I saw through the plot fairly quickly (to much reading). But the movie killed me, it was like one of those cheap 'b' movie sci fi's that my husband likes so much and forces me to watch. They HURT, I can't stand sitting through them and I often wonder why I have to watch these when he won't watch chick flicks.

Anyway, If you're gonna make Mistborn a movie, make sure they have the budget to do a top notch job, is all I'm saying. Even the worst book can have a better movie in the right hands (although that rarely happens)

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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2008, 05:54:20 PM »
The people I would cast....

Vin- Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley
Kelsier- Ryan Reynolds
Ham- Christian Bale
Breeze- Russel Crowe
Dox- Clive Owen
Lord Ruler- Viggo Mortensen???
Elend- Leonardo DiCaprio or Ryan Gosling

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Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2008, 11:27:02 PM »
Leonardo diCaprio for ELEND? Yikes....

I agree that Eragon was somewhat lacking, and had a lot of elements from books the author must have read. I like to read for enjoyments sake though and so I was fine with the general storyline, although I saw through the plot fairly quickly (to much reading). But the movie killed me, it was like one of those cheap 'b' movie sci fi's that my husband likes so much and forces me to watch. They HURT, I can't stand sitting through them and I often wonder why I have to watch these when he won't watch chick flicks.

You're definitely right about that. But if you'd like to "re-discover" the Eragon movie, so to speak, I highly recommend downloading the Rifftrax commentary for it. I swore I would never purchase the movie it was so awful, but after watching it with Rifftrax... wow, the hilarity made it worth every penny.
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