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TWOK Casting
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:45:11 AM »
It was only a matter of time!

Lets say, for a moment, that we live in the best of all possible worlds. The kind of world where The Way of Kings has been optioned as a film!

ignore the fact that it would either be a very long movie, or a movie made mostly of swiss cheese.

WHO'S PLAYING WHO HERE?

I'll throw out my own after a few others take a stab at it. Here's a list of characters as a reminder, though its fairly basic 

Kaladin
Dalinar
Adolin
Sadeas
Elhokar
Navani
Jasnah
Shallan
Szeth
Hoid
Lirin
Amaram

Rock
Teft
Moash
Sigzil
Other Bridgemen

Have at ye!

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 09:11:36 AM »
here we are

Kaladin - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Dalinar - Liam Neeson
Adolin - Aaron Eckhart
Sadeas - Cillian Murphy
Elhokar - Sean Bean
Navani - Eva Green
Jasnah - Jennifer Connelly
Shallan - Alicia Witt or Natalie Portman
Szeth - Jason Statham
Hoid - Ben Kingsley

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 06:51:19 PM »
Didn't we do enough of this on chats in WoTmud?

That said, I see Hoid as being more Alan Arkin.
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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 08:16:30 PM »
here we are

Kaladin - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Dalinar - Liam Neeson
Adolin - Aaron Eckhart
Sadeas - Cillian Murphy
Elhokar - Sean Bean
Navani - Eva Green
Jasnah - Jennifer Connelly
Shallan - Alicia Witt or Natalie Portman
Szeth - Jason Statham
Hoid - Ben Kingsley

This list is full of win, although I'm not a fan of Ben Kinsley.  Not really sure why, he looks the part, but I'd prefer someone more like Sir Ian McKellen.
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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 12:15:55 AM »
Kaladin's the toughest for me to picture even though he was such a huge part of this book (or maybe it's because we got such a huge glimpse compared to everyone else). I just can't imagine him being played by Joseph Gordon Levitt mainly because I still see him as that little kid on 3rd rock (I've thrown out a bunch of actors for similar reasons). I think the closest at this time for me would be Jonathan Rhys Meyers even though he's shorter and older than I imagine. I'll have to keep thinking about this list.
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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 07:49:07 AM »
I love the idea of Ben Kingsley as Hoid!  I also agree with Jason Statham as Szeth.  As for the rest:

Kaladin-- Jake Gyllenhaal
Dalinar -- Hugh Jackman
Jasnah -- Claudia Black
Shallan -- Rebekah Staton
Sadeas -- Alan Rickman
Navani -- Natalie Portman
Elhokar -- Cillian Murphy
Rock -- Joe Folau

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 12:29:39 PM »
Huh, apparently I picture Hoid as being younger than everybody else does. Truth be told I actually picture him as a slightly more reserved Johnny Depp. Liam Neeson would be a FANTASTIC Dalinar. And how about Mark Strong taking a stab at Sadeas?
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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 08:40:28 PM »
You know Navani is in her 50s, right? She has a daughter who's 34, and that's Roshar years, which are longer.

Also remember that Alethi look like Brazilians, or rather, Brazilians who have dark hair and none of whom have pale skin.

I like Claudia Black as Jasnah, though. She's almost exactly the right age and she's got the chops.
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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 02:44:43 AM »
I'd sooner see Gordon-Levitt as Szeth than Statham. I like Statham, but I don't see him as Szeth. Too much rage, not enough sorrow.

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 09:15:57 AM »
I guess I agree...Szeth was a toughie.

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010, 05:15:35 PM »
You know Navani is in her 50s, right? She has a daughter who's 34, and that's Roshar years, which are longer.

Also remember that Alethi look like Brazilians, or rather, Brazilians who have dark hair and none of whom have pale skin.

I like Claudia Black as Jasnah, though. She's almost exactly the right age and she's got the chops.

My first pick for Navani was Helen Mirrin, but I had a hard time picturing her opposite Hugh Jackman.

As for the Alethi skin tone, I'd forgotten about that detail.  But that's something a clever make-up artist could take care of. 


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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010, 10:50:30 PM »
Right. I want to ask about your choice of Hugh Jackman as Dalinar.

Why the hell-?

WAIT LET ME START AGAIN.

ok, here's my question.



I have trouble imagining him projecting the quiet dignity I associate with Dalinar. Maybe in his Blackthorn moments...we all know he can do raging battlelust to the nines, and that might come in handy for his vision sequences, but otherwise...

what are your thoughts?

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 10:17:58 AM »
Obviously you haven't seen "Kate and Leopold".

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 12:26:15 AM »
Indeed I haven't. Essplain?

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Re: TWOK Casting
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 01:59:34 AM »
Hugh plays Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten, the Duke of Albany.  He falls through a rift in time and is transported from 1876 to modern day New York.  Leopold is very dignified, has courtly manners and is quite dismayed over the modern lack thereof. 

I know most people think of Hugh as an action star, but he can do so much more as evidenced by this film.  Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" is another good example, as well as "The Fountain".