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Title: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: djw on July 25, 2009, 11:59:00 pm
As much as I like Ron Perlman....he's too old, at 59.
Owen Pitt is, what, late 20's, early 30's, and I picture, I believe from Owen's description of himself, swarthy, Eastern European (from his mother's side).  I also picture a touch of Samoan in him, but don't remember why.  This is a big guy, also.  Perlman is only 6'1".
I don't have an alternative in mind yet.  Dwayne Johnson is too pretty.  There must be an actor out there that's usually cast as the bad guy, the muscle.  He is Owen.
My 2 cents.
Don
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 26, 2009, 12:35:11 am
You might have a point about Ron being too old... but from talking to Larry... I can't see anyone else playing the roll.  Just rewrite the screen play to make him older for the film. 
But okay, let's look at Alternatives for the roll.
The Rock?   No, maybe for the other guy... give him dreds and he's Trip. 
Julie... Zeta Jones.
The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy.
Milo... Paul Giamatti.  We need a little levity there...
Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy.
Sam Haven, Christen Bale or Martin Henderson.  Lean and mean...
Earl Harbinger.  Maybe Ray Liotta... or Dennis Quaid?  I don't know... someone that can pull off old guy and asskicker at the same time...  He did it in Wyatt Earp...  This is a toughy.
Jean Darne - Ben Cross. Obvious choice...
Grant Jefferson.  Ben Foster.
Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds.
Agent Franks.  David Wenham.

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 26, 2009, 12:43:43 am
:hmm

Hugh Jackman?
Vincent D'Onofrio?
James DeFranco?
Karl Urban?
Clive Owen (sans accent)?
Russel Crow?
Guy Pearce?
Cary Ewels?
Sean Bean (sans accent)?
John Travolta?
Val Kilmer?

Or how about James Caviezel?

Robert Downey Jr?
Brendan Fraser?
Josh Hartnet?
Jason Statham?

Or what of Gerard Butler (sans accent)?  <-- could be good

John C. Reilly?


Many of these guys would have to bulk up in a big way, but that's certainly no obstacle.


-T.

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on July 26, 2009, 12:47:39 am
I keep seeing Sam Elliott as Earl Harbinger, but he might be a little too long in the tooth now.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 26, 2009, 12:53:23 am
Yeah?  I was seeing Kris Kristofferson.  Sam Elliot seems too "cuddly".


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 26, 2009, 01:46:10 am
I'd put Vincent D'Onofrio in there somewhere. Don't know who he'd play, but someone.  For pitt http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824498/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824498/)

This guy is perfect.  He does all the large muscular monster characters, time he played a human monster.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 26, 2009, 01:54:04 am
 :hmm  You know... Vincent D'Onofrio would make a good Pitt.  I can see that. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 26, 2009, 01:57:58 am
I'm thinking Gerard Butler if he can lose the accent (which might not be possible).  I wouldn't have picked him based just on 300.  But having seen him in some chick-flicks, and then in Rock-n-rolla, he does have a range.  I think he'd be a good Pitt.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 26, 2009, 02:26:05 am
Butler is good...
But remember, Pitt gets his ass handed to him... a lot... he wins in the end every time... but he stumbles around with big guns and gets clobbered and then uses the barrel of his gun as a club.  That's more Vincent D'Onofrio.   Who can also be very creepy which is needed in MHI II... Remeber him in THE CELL?  I have scar tissue in my mind because of him in THE CELL.   
Butler just isn't... Orky enough to really BE an Owen Pitt.
Butler could be another Hunter... Boone maybe.
And what about Peter Fonda?  Could he be perhaps the Shackleford Patriarch?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 26, 2009, 02:47:05 am
Hmmm...  Yeah.  I can see what you're getting at.  But like I said, in Rock-n-Rolla, Butler was kind of the guy I see as Pitt.  Always wins, but always getting pounded in the process.  But D'Onofrio does work too.

I could see the Teutul family in various roles.  Paul Sr. as the weaponsmith (can't remember names, my copy is in my wife's car)?  Anyone?

And what was the agent's name?  The virtual badass who hardly ever speaks?  I see Tim Omundson as him, all ripped up and built like a tall thin tank.  I think they'd have to put him in the gym for a few months first though.

(http://images.tvrage.com/cguide/42/3208.png)

He was in Jericho too.  Played Constantino.


-T.

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 26, 2009, 12:05:49 pm
Milo was the guy that builds the guns.

I don't know Tim Omundson... I've only watched 2 episodes of Jericho.
But you are talking about Agent Franks.   See, what you guys don't know - is that Agent Franks really is the scarriest MoFo in MHI.  The guy that plays him is going to have bigger roles in the future.  There is much more to Franks.... He's cold and quiet in the first book, and does throw down some times... but in the second.... Judas Priest. 
Karl Urban is a good choice for him too... I don't know why I picked David Wenham for Franks at first there... Yeah... that's a wrong choice... Urban would be better.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 26, 2009, 12:22:07 pm
If I was the casting guy and an actor came in that had been in Jericho, I'd find some part for him automatically.  It was one of my favorite shows.  But the link I posted up there was for a big ugly guy, just like pitt.  Also, whoever plays Pitt has to have some humor as well.  Any tall muscular comedians out there?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 26, 2009, 01:11:17 pm
While I haven't read the full MHI yet (will be rectified as soon as I can make it to Barnes & Noble), I can't see Tim Omundson as a silent [email protected]$$ mofo; he's in Psych.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on July 26, 2009, 03:44:04 pm
Julie - Andrea Parker

Harbinger - Willem Dafoe

Pitt - I can see D'Onofrio until I think of someone else.

Don
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 26, 2009, 03:58:22 pm
Actually the best guy to be Owen Pitt is simple actually.  Sam Worthington.  casting role DONE!  He's big, he's rough, he can take a beating or dish it out.  He can get some laughs.  And he's a good looking enough guy that girls would dig him but guys would totally buy him being a badA!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 26, 2009, 04:13:19 pm
Ok um what crack?   :devillol

Trip.  the rock?  no!  I was thinking the guy from Iron Man Terrence Howard or Mekhi Pheifer. 

Julie... Zeta Jones is WAY to old!  More like a slightly younger Lena Headey

The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy has small... um nevermind...  Christina Ricci she's got that used stripper look but still hot

Milo... Paul Giamatti is too small and twitchy.  Gerard Butler would actually be perfect for him.

Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy see I thought Skippy would be the guy who did Golem... 

Sam Haven- Martin Henderson is a great pick! 

Earl Harbinger - don't laugh, Viggo Mortensen.  Get him into his Apaloosa ass kicking boots, and get him to watch a lot of dog soldiers a lot he's G2G!  Willem Dafoe is too creaky.  Fun actor, but too creaky.  He'd actually be great as grandpa Shackelford though! 

Jean Darne - Ben Cross uh?  no Jean Reno! 

Grant Jefferson.  Don't waste Ben Foster here.  Matthew Fox maybe?  someone classically god looking.  Ben Foster is an odd looking BAD A! 

Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds um what?  Seriously?  Nicholas cage would actually be a lot of fun tying him up in a librarians coat. 

Agent Franks.  I could actually see a younger, in better shape, D'Onofrio in this role but in reality RAY STEVENSON FTW!  YES! 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 26, 2009, 05:24:18 pm
You might have a point about Ron being too old... but from talking to Larry... I can't see anyone else playing the roll.  Just rewrite the screen play to make him older for the film. 
But okay, let's look at Alternatives for the roll.
The Rock?   No, maybe for the other guy... give him dreds and he's Trip. 
Julie... Zeta Jones.
The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy.
Milo... Paul Giamatti.  We need a little levity there...
Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy.
Sam Haven, Christen Bale or Martin Henderson.  Lean and mean...
Earl Harbinger.  Maybe Ray Liotta... or Dennis Quaid?  I don't know... someone that can pull off old guy and asskicker at the same time...  He did it in Wyatt Earp...  This is a toughy.
Jean Darne - Ben Cross. Obvious choice...
Grant Jefferson.  Ben Foster.
Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds.
Agent Franks.  David Wenham.



I have no opinion or ideas on the others but my picks for the rest are as follows:

Pitt - What about Adam Baldwin, you know Jayne off of Firefly? He's a big meathead kinda guy but a bit too pretty. D'Onofrio would be good IF you could get him to harden up & shed the doughboy image he's got now.

Tripp - Mykelti Williamson (the Det Sgt on Heat that told Ashely Judd he'd send her son to Dept of Social Services if she didnt give up her husband) with some dreds

Julie - Kate Beckinsale - I saw her in my minds eye from the gitgo as Julie each time I read MHI

Earl Harbinger- Ed Harris or Viggo

Jean Darne - Jean Reno

Agent Franks - Liev Schrieber (Wolverine's brother)

Grant Jefferson - Hugh Grant
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 26, 2009, 05:42:42 pm
RAY STEVENSON That's the guy from "Rome" and that crappy new Punisher movie right?  He was awesome in "Outpost" (it has nazi zombies in it.)  He'd make a great Pitt if he looses the accent.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 26, 2009, 07:11:09 pm
Adam Baldwin is too small for Pitt.  Plus I don't think he could pull off the accountant side of the character!   :neener

No Khorne LOL Stevenson is a BAD A (don't you dare call the new Punisher Crapp!   :devillol) I think he's too old for Pitt but would be an awesome Franks!  And he can lose the accent.  Leive Schreiber would also be acceptable!   :devillol

Mykelti Williamson is too old to be Tripp.  Sorry man he's great but...

Kate Beckinsale would be a great julie if She can lose the accent!   :neener

Ed Harris seems like he's just on the old side of Harbinger.  Would be ok choice though, just not perfect. 

Grant - I'd rather not see Hugh Grant involved at all...   :devillol

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Samurai Todd on July 27, 2009, 11:34:46 am
I keep seeing Sam Elliott as Earl Harbinger, but he might be a little too long in the tooth now.
Sam was my first choice for Earl. He's got the older bada$$ attiude down.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 27, 2009, 11:48:31 am
I can't read MHI and not think of Larry as Pitt.
I just can't.

Though I like Ray Stevenson a lot, and I think Alan Tudyk might be the best thing since sliced bread.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 12:50:36 pm
My Supporting arguments for Sam Worthington as Owen!   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 27, 2009, 01:28:40 pm
not ugly enough, but not a bad choice.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 01:35:12 pm
If you go too ugly the movie will never get made.  Besides a little prostetic makeup and he'll be G2G!  He's the right age range though, bulky enough.  Besides with all the scarring makeup it won't matter.   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Wes S. on July 27, 2009, 01:44:54 pm
Owen Pitt is a big guy - roughly the size of a pro football lineman - and you'd also need somebody who doesn't take himself seriously, and with a good sense of comic timing, to play the role. While reading MHI, I actually envisioned NFL defensive end Jared Allen (former Chief, current Viking) in the role of Pitt. Allen's got the size, the toughness, and the sense of humor, in spades. And, when required, the berzerker attitude as well. I'm not sure Jared's got the acting chops, but then again we're not talking Shakespeare here. I mean, how much acting is required? Throw the werewolf out the window, shoot the monsters, toss Grant off the boat, etc...

Of course, Allen is having a lot of fun with his day job. So that might not work out.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 27, 2009, 02:51:05 pm
Worthington's new version of Clash of the Titans looks to be pretty good news for 2010.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 27, 2009, 02:54:34 pm
Clash OTT's charm was the campy stop motion.  They'll ruin it.
They going to remake the old Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts movies?
 :cuss
The best Skeletons are Stop Motion Skeletons.   There, I said it.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 02:55:16 pm
Owen Pitt is a big guy - roughly the size of a pro football lineman - and you'd also need somebody who doesn't take himself seriously, and with a good sense of comic timing, to play the role.

Again, this is another reason I choose Gerard Butler. Big guy, not too serious, decent comic timing.  People don't think of him because of 300.  But if you see PS, I Love You (WARNING:  Chick-flick) or RocknRolla, you absolutely see it.

(http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl1/14/146210/25_2008/gerard_butler.jpg)

He does have a thick Scottish accent though, which is typically very hard to dump.  That could be problematic.

Alright... I'll shut up about it.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 27, 2009, 03:00:01 pm
I wouldn't slow dance with him.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 03:05:01 pm
Kinda the point, eh?  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 03:07:34 pm
George I love the original COTT and Jason and the Argonauts along with most of Harryhausen effects films.  He's often said if he only had a 10th of the budget and tools that modern effects companies do.  So I don't see it as a destruction of but a realization of what he wanted with the effects.  And yes I hope they remake Jason and The Argonauts.   :devillol

I'm super stoked for COTT.

T - Gerard Butler wouldn't be bad, he can shed the accent.  But I just don't think he's BIG enough for what I envisioned LOL and he's a touch old for it isn't he?  

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 03:42:41 pm
39?  Probably early 40s if/when filming started?  He looks younger than that, and Hollywood can easily shave several years without alot of trouble.  Meh. 

Gandolfini is almost 50, and he and Larry are just about twins (respectfully, Larry ;)).  I think an actors age of 40 to 45 with a Hollywood correction to 36 to 39 would be fine.

Put a big old scar across his face and there you go.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 27, 2009, 10:12:51 pm
(Note, I've started reading MHI for the first time tonight and am not that far in, so please bear with me).

Dunno why, but I'm kinda seeing Chuck Norris playing Sam Haven.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 10:15:07 pm
please god in heaven NOT CHUCK NORRIS!  I love the guy for his camp but he's like kryptonite to anything he touches!  MHI deserves better!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 27, 2009, 10:20:29 pm
Sorry, I just read his physical description, and Chuck was the first thing that popped into my head.

How about Clint Eastwood for Earl Harbinger? Again, same deal, read his physical description and enough of the book to figure his personality, and Clint was the first guy to pop into my head.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 10:26:04 pm
Clint is too old for Earl Harbinger.  He might make a good Grandpa Shackelford but not Earl.  Remember earl is just starting to grey at the temples.  40ish.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 27, 2009, 10:30:20 pm
Earl is Viggo Mortensen.  Thats him.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 10:32:43 pm
Told ya!   Viggo would be a great Earl!  :devillol

And I'm actually diggin the idea of Clint as Grandpa Shakelford...   ???
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 27, 2009, 10:46:00 pm
Ok so here's what I'm seeing.  This was a lot of fun.  Casting was one of my favorite parts of theater/film and we did it all the time in college in practice.

Owen - Sam Worthington or Gerard Butler
Julie - Kate Beckinsale (can we do better?)
Earl - Viggo Mortensen
Tripp - Mekhi Pheifer or Terrence Howard
GP Shakelford - Clint Eastwood or Willem Dafoe
Milo - Tony Curran (he can rock the red beard!)
Sam Haven - Martin Henderson
Jean Darne - Jean Reno
Grant Jefferson - Ryan Phillipe
Agent Myers - Nicholas Cage
Agent Franks - Ray Stevenson or Leiv Schreiber
Skippy - Andy Serkis
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 27, 2009, 11:40:36 pm
Clint is too old for Earl Harbinger.  He might make a good Grandpa Shackelford but not Earl.  Remember earl is just starting to grey at the temples.  40ish.

Yeah, point. I don't really watch new movies much, so I'm at least 20 years behind on actors/actresses. Funny, I posted that, then started to watch Gran Torino and realized "Nope. He's still gotta be in the movie, but he's too old for Earl."
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 27, 2009, 11:51:26 pm
Ok so here's what I'm seeing.  This was a lot of fun.  Casting was one of my favorite parts of theater/film and we did it all the time in college in practice.

Owen - Sam Worthington or Gerard Butler
Julie - Kate Beckinsale (can we do better?)
Earl - Viggo Mortensen
Tripp - Mekhi Pheifer or Terrence Howard
GP Shakelford - Clint Eastwood or Willem Dafoe
Milo - Tony Curran (he can rock the red beard!)
Sam Haven - Martin Henderson
Jean Darne - Jean Reno
Grant Jefferson - Ryan Phillipe
Agent Myers - Nicholas Cage
Agent Franks - Ray Stevenson or Leiv Schreiber
Skippy - Andy Serkis


These are good I think.

Couple other thoughts though...

Alexa Davalos as Julie maybe?  She was Kyra in The Chronicles of Riddick.

(http://www.eulust.com/files/images/Alexa-Davalos-7o.preview.JPG)

When I read MHI, the first person I saw as Milo was Paul Teutul Sr.  Have to dye him red though.  Meh.

(http://jgtwo.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/paulsr.jpg)

For Tripp... ABSOLUTELY Terrance Howard over Mekhi Pheifer.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 02:58:50 am
OH THAT PAUL!   :devillol  Yeah grow the hair out crazy long I could see it! 

She's cute, but I'd have to hear her talk first.  hmmm

And I still stand by Christina Ricci as the stripper chick. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 28, 2009, 03:42:20 am
She's cute, but I'd have to hear her talk first.  hmmm

Haven't you seen The Chronicles of Riddick?

Movie clip:  http://video.aol.com/video-detail/the-chronicles-of-riddick-clips-the-chronicles-of-riddick-1/1972280489 (http://video.aol.com/video-detail/the-chronicles-of-riddick-clips-the-chronicles-of-riddick-1/1972280489)

Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TiLZbWQsUk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TiLZbWQsUk#)


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 28, 2009, 09:13:25 am
Christina Ricci looks like she sits around with a needle in her arm. Besides her melon head and creepy Precious Moments big eyes, she's still Wednesday Addams to me. I liked the original idea of Brittany Murphy. Then theres always Scarlett Johansen
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 11:31:14 am
Yeah she's perfect damage goods hot!   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on July 28, 2009, 11:41:08 am
As much as I love The Kate, I've been picturing Jordana Brewster as Julie in my head.

(http://www.nypost.com/photos/galleries/gossip/celebp/20081023/photo09.jpg)

(http://www.killerreviews.com/images/interviews/jordana_brewster_one_large.jpg)

She's about the right age for Julie as well.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 11:45:29 am
I can see it.  She's the right age as opposed to Kate.  Good choice
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 28, 2009, 12:30:49 pm
Okay!  She gets my vote!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 28, 2009, 01:22:24 pm
I like Alexa Davalos for Julie... that's not a bad choice.  Not the perfect choice, but not a bad one.
Who we really need is a young Lucy Lawless.  That's how I see her.  Who is a young Lucy Lawless?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 01:30:36 pm
eh I think Jordana Brewster is a better choice.   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 28, 2009, 01:54:03 pm
Who was the girl from Terminator: SCC? The one that played the teenage Terminator?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on July 28, 2009, 02:06:05 pm
Summer Glau. And you get a  :bash for not knowing that off-hand.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on July 28, 2009, 02:09:10 pm
eh I think Jordana Brewster is a better choice.   :devillol

I don't know her; but the thought of her in the first pic, with the librarian glasses, and a trick M14 makes me say, "Oh yes, please."
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 28, 2009, 02:10:47 pm
Yeah, I deserved that. Like I said, I don't normally watch newer TV shows and movies, so I'm at least 20 years behind everyone else.

So, yeah, I could see Summer Glau as Julie, though Jordana Brewster seems to fit the image Larry had of her perfectly.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 04:53:49 pm
MHI needs Summer Glau somewhere! 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 28, 2009, 07:12:54 pm
Popularity doesn't mesh with the Character fit.  I can't see Summer as Julie.  Julie is tall, strong... a real presence.  Summer is short, skinny, and doesn't look like someone who would punch you in the throat if you eyeball her jubblies.  Julie does.  And then Mozambique you.  Summer isn't.  Summer is a Dancer.  She's a ballerina that made it into acting.   Julie grew up killing monsters.  Julie needs to be like Wonder Woman in Tactical Gear.   Like Linda Carter in Ballistic Nylon with a 12 gauge.    You should instantly want to both shag her... and run from her at the same time.
Sorry Larry... that's just the way I read the character. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 07:13:57 pm
George I didn't say she should be Julie, just that she should be in it.   :devillol 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 28, 2009, 07:15:19 pm
George I didn't say she should be Julie, just that she should be in it.   :devillol 

In it... sure... just not sure where.... just not Julie...
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 28, 2009, 08:45:24 pm
Glau is anoher Ricci... :vomit :vomit :vomit and  :vomit Whoever plays Julie needs to own the hot librarian look...kinda like the Brewster chick tho' Beckinsale still has my vote
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 28, 2009, 08:58:53 pm
Man Sarge here I thought you had taste!   :devillol

I still think Ricci would be a good one to play the stripper gal.  IDK who Summer Glau should play, just that she should be in it somewhere!   :neener  Besides she's from Texas! 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 28, 2009, 09:12:37 pm
Lipstick on a pig, Harm, lipstick on a pig...

Besides my mom is from Texas (picture Willem Dafoe as the scary, creepy redhead in "Boondock Saints" and there you have it) so that holds no water with me. Texas does have some honeys but...

(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/Mom_says_hi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: strangelittleman on July 28, 2009, 09:14:47 pm
Lipstick on a pig, Harm, lipstick on a pig...

Besides my mom is from Texas (picture Willem Dafoe as the scary, creepy redhead in "Boondock Saints" and there you have it) so that holds no water with me. Texas does have some honeys but...

(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/Mom_says_hi.jpg)
I agree, Texas has some honeys but often times they have 2 scoops of crazy in every box!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Molson on July 29, 2009, 02:46:23 pm
Glau could play the evil witch doctor woman (sorry can't remember her name and I'm at school). I could picture Glau playing that role well if she got a bit of a tan lol. On the other hand, Glau isn't exactly the sexy/seductive type either, shes more of the cute/goofy type.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 29, 2009, 03:36:20 pm
Okay, having finally finished the book, here's my idea for casting:

Owen Pitt - Sam Worthington
Julie - Jordana Brewster
Earl Harbringer - Hugh Jackman
Sam Haven - Tom Selleck
Grant Jefferson - Jeffery Donovan
Agent Myers - Mark Harmon
Agent Franks - Thomas Jane
Holly - Kelli Garner
Milo - Edward Norton
Trip - Taye Diggs
Jaeger - Gotz Otto
Machado - Robert Downey Jr.
Grandpa Shackleford - Clint Eastwood
Dorcas - Betty White (please don't laugh)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 29, 2009, 03:50:31 pm
Somebody tell me... why is Taye Diggs even allowed to be in movies?

:scrutiny

Grant Jefferson - Jeffery Donovan
Agent Myers - Mark Harmon
Agent Franks - Thomas Jane

Mm.  Those aren't bad picks right there.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 29, 2009, 04:25:59 pm
Quote
Somebody tell me... why is Taye Diggs even allowed to be in movies?

I think the real question is; why isn't Summer Glau in more movies?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 05:08:57 pm
Owen Pitt - Sam Worthington - Glad we agree  :devillol
Julie - Jordana Brewster - She's hot I'm in
Earl Harbringer - Hugh Jackman - nah...
Sam Haven - Tom Selleck - I'm a fan of Tom Selleck but I though Sam is a bit younger more kick A still...
Grant Jefferson - Jeffery Donovan - HUH?  Na I still gotta go with Ryan Phillipe
Agent Myers - Mark Harmon - GREAT PICK
Agent Franks - Thomas Jane - GOOD PICK I'm partial to Ray Stevenson or Lieve Schreiber
Holly - Kelli Garner - I can honestly say I don't know who this is  ???  um.  In her pics I don't think she could pull off the damaged goods look
Milo - Edward Norton - HUH?  Sorry Milo?  No he needs to be a big contented guy.  Norton is great but not for Milo...
Trip - Taye Diggs - What T Said...
Jaeger - Gotz Otto - um?  IDK who this is...  Mads Mikkelsen would rock it though
Machado - Robert Downey Jr. - I know he's a golden boy right now but no...  Machado needs to be mariusz pudzianowski
Grandpa Shackleford - Clint Eastwood
Dorcas - Betty White (please don't laugh) - or Kathy Bates.  I could go with that. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on July 29, 2009, 05:15:30 pm
Somebody tell me... why is Taye Diggs even allowed to be in movies?

Because we occasionally get to see him getting his face cut off?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 05:34:01 pm
3 very important questions:

1. Who plays Julie's Dad, RAY (I think thats his name)? Hugh Laurie? 
2. Who plays the little Jewish Hunter Dude in Owen's Head? Allan Corduner maybe? Tomas Arana?
3. What movies does Taye Diggs get his face cut off in?  This is important!  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on July 29, 2009, 05:37:29 pm
Quote
3. What movies does Taye Diggs get his face cut off in?  This is important! 

Equilibrium.  Another must see.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 05:49:48 pm
I own that movie...  Guess I need to watch it again to see that!  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on July 29, 2009, 06:28:55 pm
The age part doesn't seem like a huge problem to me for most of the characters. Not only could proper make-up cause actors to look a lot younger, most of them haven't really had an age specified. Sam was described only as looking somewhat similar to Kenny's dad from south park, which would be mid-30s to his 40s, probably, when is the book set again? Seems like if it is in 2008, the younger characters that were in the old MHI wouldn't have even been out of highschool for the Christmas party unless they are in their mid 30s (assuming Sam even finished high school).

Maybe I'm just a bad judge of age, but until someone's hair starts going thin and grey, their skin wrinkles, or they get liver spots, I can't tell how old someone is after their mid to late 20s.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on July 29, 2009, 06:32:07 pm
I nominate Joe Morton for Trip.

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 29, 2009, 06:53:54 pm
Holly - Kelli Garner - I can honestly say I don't know who this is  ???  um.  In her pics I don't think she could pull off the damaged goods look

Honestly, neither do I. Just saw her picture online and said "Meh, whatever." Dunno to many modern actresses.

Jaeger - Gotz Otto - um?  IDK who this is...  Mads Mikkelsen would rock it though

Gotz Otto played Stamper in Tomorrow Never Dies.

3 very important questions:

1. Who plays Julie's Dad, RAY (I think thats his name)? Hugh Laurie?  
2. Who plays the little Jewish Hunter Dude in Owen's Head? Allan Corduner maybe? Tomas Arana?
3. What movies does Taye Diggs get his face cut off in?  This is important!  :devillol

1. Yeah, I could see Hugh Laurie.
2. Dunno who either of those are.
3. Yes, you do need to see it again.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 06:57:19 pm
for question number 2 they were both in Defiance.  Good flick.  Good actors.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on July 29, 2009, 07:52:55 pm
When I was reading MHI, I had the character of Mordechai Byreika pictured as Michael Fairman, who played Adelai Niska on Firefly. He seems to fit the part.

(http://www.destinything.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ffmf.jpg)

For Holly Newcastle, it's tough to come up with an actress that fits. Most can't pull off a damaged, genuine tough-girl attitude and aren't chesty enough to fit the character.

Maybe Kristen Bell? She did a pretty good job of a damaged girl on Heroes.

(http://3critical.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/kristen-bell10220601.jpg)

Maybe too sweet-looking and not seedy enough. Not sure.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 08:07:35 pm
Desert Rat - Good pick on number 1 but I thought he died... 

Holly Newcastle would be a tough one to cast. 

So any takers on Julie's dad?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on July 29, 2009, 08:10:09 pm
So any takers on Julie's dad?

Willem Dafoe? He does creepy/crazy well.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 29, 2009, 08:16:28 pm
Harm and I both like Hugh Laurie for Julie's dad.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 08:22:43 pm
Either one would be awesome because they can both play CRAZIE!   :devillol

I wouldn't want either one as a father in law! 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on July 29, 2009, 08:25:45 pm
I could see Hugh Laurie for Julie's dad. He's got that wild-eyed look that hints of madness and forbidden knowledge of eldritch secrets Man Was Not Meant To Know.

And according to IMDB, Michael Fairman is still alive and kickin', so that's good.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 29, 2009, 08:52:13 pm
Larry, it just occured to me that if MHI is ever made into a movie, you should insist that every single actor involved undergo rigorous live-fire training.

Oh, and random thought to keep this on-topic; How about Diora Baird (aka the green chick in the new Star Trek movie) as Holly?

EDIT: OH! and how about John Rhys-Davies as the Old Man?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 09:18:33 pm
Man I love John Rhys Davies - but in the book he's supposed to be small and frail ish...  BTW What is his name...?

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 29, 2009, 09:21:20 pm
Mordecai Byreika, but Old Man is easier to spell.  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 29, 2009, 09:25:07 pm
So I made a PPT show of all these people and um... it's too big to post here...  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 29, 2009, 09:34:04 pm
Mordecai Byreika, but Old Man is easier to spell.  :devillol

How about Mark Margolis?

(http://static.episode39.it/artist/4398.jpg)

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/the_fountain/mark_margolis/thefountain.jpg)


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on July 29, 2009, 10:14:36 pm
Michael Fairman seems to pretty much perfectly fit how I was visualizing Byreika, but it would be hard to think of him as The Old Man, rather than someone more... solid.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 29, 2009, 11:06:31 pm
So I made a PPT show of all these people and um... it's too big to post here...  :devillol

Let me help you out there brother...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuZf4d3HtCc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuZf4d3HtCc#)


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 29, 2009, 11:27:05 pm
Awesome Cast guys!

Julie's Dad:  Kelsey Grammer.
Julies Mom:  Monica Bellelucci, Zeta Jones.   Given Julie's casting... Monica.

Larry?  Comments? 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 30, 2009, 12:30:40 am
Now that I've got faces to go with names, that cast looks awesome!

PS. Harm, thanks for going with Mark Harmon as Myers.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 30, 2009, 12:56:19 am
He was way cooler for the pick than Nic Cage!  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 30, 2009, 01:04:50 pm
George, Kelsey Grammar?   ???
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 30, 2009, 04:19:01 pm
George, Kelsey Grammar?   ???
He's got to play Nuts.  I think he can.  He was nuts as The Beast.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 30, 2009, 06:57:10 pm
How about Jane Seymour and Julie's mom?


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 30, 2009, 07:05:33 pm
Julie's mom could still be played by a younger woman like Zeta Jones because she, being a vamp, prolly wouldn't show her age. I think Seymour, tho' setting the standard for hot-hot-hot in her heyday, is a bit old now tho' still classy.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 30, 2009, 07:10:11 pm
Jane Seymour is not old!  Nor does she show her age!  She's a cougar.  I'd hang that pelt!  :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 30, 2009, 07:22:00 pm
How about Jane Seymour and Julie's mom?


-T.

I could see that. I could also see Catherine Zeta-Jones, but I like Seymour better for some reason.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 30, 2009, 07:23:56 pm
Jane Seymour is not old!  Nor does she show her age!  She's a cougar.  I'd hang that pelt!  :devillol
I'd hunt it....
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on July 30, 2009, 10:03:21 pm
Didn't Julie's mom look virtually identical to Julie? Identical enough to fool Grant, and even Owen couldn't tell the difference when he was mackin' on her face to face.

The same actress would work for both characters. A little creative makeup to change her look a bit, remove the glasses, and there you go.  ;)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 30, 2009, 10:11:56 pm
Ah.... good point.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Samurai Todd on July 31, 2009, 09:28:59 am
I don't know about Willem Dafoe for Grandpa Schackleford.  He has the creepiness down, but could he pull of the strength that grandpa has.  Remember he is the old southern gentlemen that one instantly respects, like the WWII vets that even Owens dad would salute.  I just don't see that from Dafoe.
I would vote for Clint Eastwood for grandpa.  He has that strength.
I like Kate Beckinsale for Julie.  The could use make up to make her look a little younger, although it wouldn't take much, and the more natural for the scene where she will pay Julies mom.  She already has the [email protected] attitude and I sit through most anything to see here in tight body armor.
 :clap
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 09:34:52 am
Christopher Walken in any role.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on July 31, 2009, 09:43:11 am
Christopher Walken as Grandpa Shackleford?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: morte on July 31, 2009, 10:26:53 am
Gentlemen, why has no one yet mentioned Lance Henriksen for this movie?  He has the acting chops AND the scary looks.

Go Bishop!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 10:33:29 am
David Bateson.
Rutger Hauer.
Colm Meaney.
Tommy Flanagan.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 31, 2009, 11:22:53 am
bmitchell - um for who?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 11:48:16 am
I don't know, I haven't finished the book yet.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 31, 2009, 11:56:32 am
Um a voice actor?  Maybe for the ancients...

And Colm Meaney and Tommy Flanagan are awesome.  I just don't know what they could do.  Who they could be...  um? 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 01:33:37 pm
I dunno.
It's not in my job description to come up with solutions.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thor on July 31, 2009, 03:20:00 pm
Hmm...

Maybe Jon Voight as Grandpa Shackleford.

I'm thinking Sam Elliott as Ray.

Maybe Vin Diesel as Owen.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 31, 2009, 03:39:40 pm
Vin's damaged goods IMO,
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on July 31, 2009, 03:55:26 pm
WTH!?   :rotfl 

I don't know what Sarge is talking about but it doesn't matter thats funnY!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 31, 2009, 04:21:32 pm
Harm, check your PM
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 31, 2009, 04:43:47 pm
Hmm...

Maybe Jon Voight as Grandpa Shackleford.

I'm thinking Sam Elliott as Ray.

Maybe Vin Diesel as Owen.

Sam Elliot I could see. Everyone else, no way!

Voight's too much of a pansy IMHO to be a Monster Hunter. Has he ever been in any serious action roles?

Vin Diesel: Hell no! Every single movie he's played the lead protagonist in has been horrible!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 04:51:37 pm
Only if you're counting him as the antagonist of Pitch Black.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 31, 2009, 04:52:42 pm
Oh, never seen that. Sorry. When I think of Vinnie, I think of The Fast & The Furious and xXx.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on July 31, 2009, 04:53:30 pm
Ew.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on July 31, 2009, 04:55:30 pm
Vin's a Switch Hitter?
Nuh huh.  Seriously?

Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on July 31, 2009, 04:56:13 pm
Huh?

What are you guys talking about? I said that When I think if Vin Diesel, I think of those two crappy movies he made.

Or are y'all just makin' fun of me?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on July 31, 2009, 05:01:02 pm
Vin's a Switch Hitter?
Nuh huh.  Seriously?



I was shocked too but one of my female officers who's into big dudes like the Rock etc, told me about it when we were talking about characters for a movie much like this thread. I looked into it and its true.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on July 31, 2009, 05:03:05 pm
True like the celebrity gossip rag said it's true, or true like he has publicly come out?

edit: when you said o-ring at first, I was trying to remember if there was something colossally stupid in the Fast and the Furious movies involving an o-ring.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on July 31, 2009, 05:13:44 pm
http://www.hollywood.com/news/Diesel_Slams_Gay_Rumors/3487636 (http://www.hollywood.com/news/Diesel_Slams_Gay_Rumors/3487636)

Prefers to date in Europe.  ::)  Heh.

Like Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club with his girlfriend in Canada.  HA!


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on July 31, 2009, 05:28:01 pm
He's probably rich enough that he could afford to commute there and back daily (you know, ignoring the issue of how long it would take), and if there was someplace where he would be less recognized, it would make sense to me for him to be going there as well. Around here, more than half of the people dating him would be trying to get dirt on him to blackmail him with or get a bunch of money from a divorce settlement, and most of the rest just would want to be dating a rich person.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on July 31, 2009, 10:15:31 pm
... being a vamp...

Hey, how about a spoiler warning!!  Some of us have only gotten hold of the preview chapters so far.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 01, 2009, 11:27:27 am
Oh Cmon we're talking casting parts for a fantasy movie and you haven't even finished the book?  What did you expect to read in this thread!?   :devillol

Just ragging you man but seriously lol.   
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 01, 2009, 11:34:46 am
Yeah man Sorry. I assumed anyone contributing to casting "What if's?"  had read the book in order to make conections from characters to actors. My mistake.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 01, 2009, 11:38:11 am
Well you know just to show him who should we cast for the Jon the uber demi god guy that eats Earl and Tripp at the end? 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on August 01, 2009, 11:55:00 am
Well you know just to show him who should we cast for the Jon the uber demi god guy that eats Earl and Tripp at the end? 

Does that mean I shouldn't mention the scene where Julie is ritually sacrificed by the Servants of Cthulhu in the crumbling ruins of Innsmouth?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 01, 2009, 01:25:19 pm
Sorry, but that scene is HOT.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 01, 2009, 01:59:12 pm
Does that mean I shouldn't mention the scene where Julie is ritually sacrificed by the Servants of Cthulhu in the crumbling ruins of Innsmouth?

Yeah, that kinda sucked. I mean, it was good writing and all, and really cool, but I really wanted Owen to get the girl in the end.  :'(
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on August 01, 2009, 02:33:05 pm
What about Skippy the orc that turns out to be the evil deamon that kills Frank and Myers?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 01, 2009, 02:38:06 pm
Ah, yeah, that was lame. I was expecting Franks to at least put up a fight, but he just ran and cried, while Meyers went after Skippy with a chair leg.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on August 01, 2009, 04:31:55 pm
 :surrender

Guess I deserved all that.
Gotta get down to BN and pick it up.
Should have known there was some dark family secret, as it was alluded to in the early chapters.

Don
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Desert Rat on August 01, 2009, 04:55:20 pm
:surrender

Guess I deserved all that.
Gotta get down to BN and pick it up.
Should have known there was some dark family secret, as it was alluded to in the early chapters.

Don

Just havin' some fun with ya, Don.

Now go read MHI! For every day you don't, The Correia beats a baby seal.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 01, 2009, 05:02:19 pm
Just had a thought; How about Steve Buscemi as Julie's Dad?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 01, 2009, 05:56:48 pm
Buscemi is too weasely; he'd make a good wight or even minor vamp tho'.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 01, 2009, 06:41:10 pm
Just had a thought; How about Steve Buscemi as Julie's Dad?
Hell no.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 01, 2009, 07:21:13 pm
Wasn't really takin' the idea that seriously (Still likin' Hugh Laurie for the role), I just remembered that bit in Armageddon where he goes completely-off-the-wall nuts with the minigun and figured "what the heck? can't hurt to put it out there."
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thor on August 01, 2009, 08:09:19 pm
How about Robert Duvall for Grandpa Shackleford?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 01, 2009, 11:30:28 pm
How about Robert Duvall for Grandpa Shackleford?
LOL!   NICE.
WTF - How did we miss that one?  THAT IS WIN!  Right there.  WIN.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: strangelittleman on August 01, 2009, 11:37:47 pm
LOL!   NICE.
WTF - How did we miss that one?  THAT IS WIN!  Right there.  WIN.
What, No love for Gene Hackman?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 02, 2009, 12:16:17 am
What, No love for Gene Hackman?
Hackman doesn't have the Country flavor that the roll needs.  Elitest Prick - Hackman has that roll down.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: doc Russia on August 02, 2009, 11:27:34 pm
Hey, just throwing it out there, but I am kinda a fan of Taktarov. I think that he has the bulk, face and posture to be an agent Franks. If not, he could be useful elsewhere.
If his accent wasn't so thick, and he were a better actor, he would be a good Owen, I think.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 02, 2009, 11:38:11 pm
Tactarov is a fun fighter no doubt.  But to lead the movie of MHI we need a real actor.  No WWE guys, no Football players.  A real stage and movie experienced guy.  Someone who could carry a movie without guns and monsters. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JKimball on August 03, 2009, 01:56:05 am
I'm with Ben, I picture Larry as Owen.

George as Milo.

and sm (from thehighroad) as Earl Harbinger.  haha
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 03, 2009, 01:59:32 am
I COULD see George as Milo.  Just gotta get him some Birkenstocks first!   :neener
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JKimball on August 03, 2009, 02:20:23 am
I think I just found a good match for the physical description of Owen - Topher Jones
Never seen him act though.  But his bio says he joined the Army at 17 and also worked as an EMT before pursuing acting full time.
https://www.nowcasting.com/actor/popup/viewactor.php?page=highlights&actorID=topherjones&defaultImage=1 (https://www.nowcasting.com/actor/popup/viewactor.php?page=highlights&actorID=topherjones&defaultImage=1)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2952930/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2952930/)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 03, 2009, 02:29:00 am
Sorry man thats not an actor.  Thats an extra  :devillol  He'd be the MHI equivalent of a RED SHIRT. 

I studied acting for almost a decade so I have pretty high standards.  And a movie like MHI will live and die on the guys playing Owen/Julie/Tripp/Milo and Earl.  thats your core right there. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JKimball on August 03, 2009, 02:40:12 am
Yeah, I can't argue with that.  But you have to admit he looks good for the part.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on August 03, 2009, 11:55:00 am
sometimes no-name actors are the best fit.  Who had heard of Hugh Jackman before he played Wolverine?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 03, 2009, 11:56:14 am
Nerd here Khorne.  He was supposed to star in Oklahoma on Broadway before he was cast as Wolverine...   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 03, 2009, 12:08:35 pm
And after the movie wrapped, he did.

No lie, my brother has the DVD of the show.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 03, 2009, 12:40:29 pm
I've seen the show.  Never bought it.  I never did care for Oklahoma enough.   :devillol  I keep an eye on Broadway when they cast a foreigner (aussie) in a big show because usually the talent is pretty awesome.  And honestly as much as I like Hugh Jackman I think he really needs to take a turn as a villian.  He's so good at being bad. He had a new one with Ewan McGregor called Deception where he just looks insane! 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800240/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800240/)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on August 03, 2009, 04:00:48 pm
sometimes no-name actors are the best fit.  Who had heard of Hugh Jackman before he played Wolverine?

Agreed. The best thing a casting agent can do, in my opinion, is have an open casting call. Folks that have the chops and fit are in, with no forcing or rewriting the part to fit the actor.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 03, 2009, 07:04:13 pm
sometimes no-name actors are the best fit.  Who had heard of Hugh Jackman before he played Wolverine?
:hide
I did.  He was in a romantic comedy with Meg Ryan... Wife dragged me to it.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on August 03, 2009, 07:08:53 pm
:hide
I did.  He was in a romantic comedy with Meg Ryan... Wife dragged me to it.

That (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035423/)  :vomit came out the year after X-Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120903/).

On a related note, my mother-in-law gave my wife a VHS copy of that movie, that I'm sure I'll be forced to watch sooner or later.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 03, 2009, 07:25:45 pm
What is Veee Aich Ess?


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on August 03, 2009, 07:38:13 pm
What is Veee Aich Ess?


-T.

An ancient and occult bit of technology, still used by my in-laws. They have a laptop that must be somewhere in the Pentium 150 range that they use with their dial-up AOL account too.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 04, 2009, 12:02:57 am
Actually, forget Betty White as Dorcas. I watched Harm's PPT again, and realized she's way too old. I was envisioning White as she looked in her role in Golden Girls.

Yeah, that's what happens when your elderly grandmother watches said show every single time it's on.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 04, 2009, 12:12:16 am
I saw the first part of Ferris Beuller's Day Off today and the school secretary was played by Edie MClurg. She would be a good one for Dorcas now that she is up in years. She was also the hateful, in your face car rental agent in Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: doc Russia on August 04, 2009, 04:40:05 am
Tactarov is a fun fighter no doubt.  But to lead the movie of MHI we need a real actor.  No WWE guys, no Football players.  A real stage and movie experienced guy.  Someone who could carry a movie without guns and monsters. 
Isn't that what I just said?
To reiterate.... *if* he had more talent and less of an accent, he could be an Owen, but I think that as he is, he *might* work as an agent Franks.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Outbreak on August 06, 2009, 01:06:53 am
I missed this one for a week or two, but I just finished the book on monday, so I'm new to the convo anyway.

Donofrio for Pitt fits well. Big, ugly sumb____ that owns people. They'll need to take some years off of him. Remember, he was young in Full Metal Jacket.

For agent Franks, I always pictured Raymond Cruz. He's the guy who played total badass Domingo "Ding" Chavez in Clear and Present Danger.

For Agent Myers, I'm imaging the detective from Fast and Furious, Ted Levine. After the IMDB search to find his name, he is also on Monk.

Others I want to have various roles are R. Lee Ermey (the Gunny MUST be in it), Tchéky Karyo as Darne. Milo (big red beard, right) is totally John Rhys-Davies, with an American accent, and a trimmed bear from the Lord of the Rings movies.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JKimball on August 06, 2009, 03:02:05 am
Speaking of Raymond Cruz and Correia fiction... I always thought he would make a good Lorenzo from Mr. Nightcrawler/Dead Six.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 06, 2009, 08:34:00 am
Any actor that comes with his own trimmed bear is worth examination.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 06, 2009, 02:42:59 pm
Others I want to have various roles are R. Lee Ermey (the Gunny MUST be in it)
Owen's dad?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Deer Hunter on August 06, 2009, 02:43:42 pm
Brendan Fraser.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 06, 2009, 05:02:42 pm
Ermey is too iconic.  His mere presence would steal ALOT of thunder from the film.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 06, 2009, 05:17:27 pm
Having him be Owen's dad would explain a lot, though.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on August 06, 2009, 06:29:07 pm
Ermey's such a professional actor that I would bet he could pull it off without stealing the show. I mean, he was House's dad, right? Plus, he's a consummate B-movie actor. I think if he toned down his character just a bit, he would be perfect for the role.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 06, 2009, 06:49:02 pm
Having him be Owen's dad would explain a lot, though.

Oh heck yes!

Think about it, he's absolutely perfect for the role, which at the same time is small enough that we don't have to worry about him goin' all gung-ho and stealing the movie! It's perfect!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Outbreak on August 06, 2009, 10:03:11 pm
Ermey's such a professional actor that I would bet he could pull it off without stealing the show. I mean, he was House's dad, right? Plus, he's a consummate B-movie actor. I think if he toned down his character just a bit, he would be perfect for the role.

He was also in the most recent remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has more than the "Gunny" character in his bandoleer.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: strangelittleman on August 06, 2009, 10:09:46 pm
He was also in the most recent remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has more than the "Gunny" character in his bandoleer.
Yes and R.Lee did a great job as the outgoing sherrif in "Switchback" Also, how about Ray Winstone ( Mr. French in"The Departed" & Teague in "Cold Mtn.") in there somewhere, Milo perhaps?...
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 07, 2009, 03:11:49 am
Ray Winstone bugs me.  At least he has ever since Beowulf.  I guess I can't hate him forever and it wasn't his fault they butchered my favorite piece of literature, and the greatest single work of fiction the western hemisphere has produced, not to mention the oldest.  I'll go sit in my corner with my loathing...  him and Robert Zemeckis.  Bastards...
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 07, 2009, 05:49:05 am
Neil Gaiman co-wrote it. You should have known that it would have been changed. Have you read his version of Snow White?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on August 07, 2009, 10:37:54 am
Just havin' some fun with ya, Don.

Now go read MHI! For every day you don't, The Correia beats a baby seal.

Done!! :bravo

Great read. Took two LATE nights, but well worth it.   Really easy to read under the light of the full moon. :whistle

BTW, they had two copies at the local Barnes & Noble; only one after I left.

Don
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 07, 2009, 12:23:21 pm
Neil Gaiman co-wrote it. You should have known that it would have been changed. Have you read his version of Snow White?

Haven't been able to find his version of Snow White.  Funny though I usually like his stuff. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 07, 2009, 01:48:39 pm
The first link Google returns on "gaiman snow white" is the whole story I think.  I haven't read it.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: CameronS on August 07, 2009, 04:42:32 pm
What about Sienna Miller as Julie? She looked pretty good in GI Joe, what with the brown hair and glasses and all.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Samurai Todd on August 07, 2009, 05:24:28 pm
William Dafoe would make a good Jaeger, the Nazi Vampire.  He has the hachat face and his creepiness factor is off the charts.  I just finished watching Boondock Saints.  Man that guy is creepy. :hide
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Correia on August 08, 2009, 10:36:02 am
I've been following this, and just so you guys know, I totally love it.

But I can't comment. A. I'm too busy clubbing seals, and B. I love seeing how others see my imagination, so I don't want to color your perceptions. 

I have my personal casting as I write in my head, just so I can consistently imagine the characters, however most of them aren't famous actors. They're my friends.

And all I know is that whatever A list Hollywood celebrity comes to me first with half a million bucks for the rights upfront with residuals on the back end, congratulations, he gets to play whoever he wants.  :)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 08, 2009, 10:39:21 am
William Dafoe would make a good Jaeger, the Nazi Vampire.  He has the hachat face and his creepiness factor is off the charts.  I just finished watching Boondock Saints.  Man that guy is creepy. :hide

Oh Hell Yeah! Great choice!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 08, 2009, 03:51:46 pm
Cameron Sienna Miller would be a great Julie. 

Larry - I can't blame you.  thats smart. Not selling out.  I hope you do sell it soon.  I just hope it's not Leo.  Also you want to hire a good entellectual rights lawyer to go over the terms of sale with you before you sign.  Seriously you don't want to get screwed, and if he's succesfully done movie rights before all the better. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on August 08, 2009, 04:13:38 pm
I think it would also be smart to maintain some creative control over the script and production. I mean, no one wants MHI to end up like the David Lynch Dune, for instance.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 08, 2009, 04:21:37 pm
Yes. Definitely insist on creative control when (not if) they offer to buy the rights. I really don't want MHI to end up like the countless other horrid movies that were based on awesome books.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on August 08, 2009, 07:44:51 pm
...Also you want to hire a good entellectual rights lawyer to go over the terms of sale with you before you sign...

Great idea.  Hey, I know one of those types; I read his paper every morning. :coffee ;D

Don
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 09, 2009, 12:56:40 am
Quote
I mean, no one wants MHI to end up like the David Lynch Dune, for instance.

You say that like it was a bad adaption.
:popcorn :beer
I mean, Lynch gave us the best movie line ever: "My name...is a killing word?"

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Feud on August 09, 2009, 05:24:19 am
I see his point thought, MHI is so wondrously afoul of most Hollywood sensibilities that it would be a shame to let them monkey with it.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 09, 2009, 06:26:51 am
Larry - I can't blame you.  thats smart. Not selling out. 

Are you kidding me?  That IS selling out.  And I can say without question that over a book I wrote, I'd fall all over myself to sell out.  I'd sell that thing for a pile of cash so fast it'd make your head spin.  They could rework it into midget porn and I wouldn't even care.  I'm rich.

It's not like manuscripts are a non-renewable resource, eh?


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Bo Smith on August 09, 2009, 12:46:27 pm
I don't know. I mean, I really like money, but I like my good name and reputation more. There are some projects with which I would not like my name associated.

A pile of money is good, not having your name on and forever linked to the twenty-first century equivalent of Plan 9 From Outer Space is better.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 09, 2009, 03:25:45 pm
But I'd be rich.

Besides... the masses would step up and defend the writer if the story was ORIGINALLY good.  They certainly would in this case.


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 09, 2009, 09:38:55 pm
And I keep telling people.  Larry's fans have guns!   :devillol thats gotta count for something right?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 10, 2009, 04:18:37 pm
I keep picturing Grant as Cary Elwes.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 10, 2009, 04:54:16 pm
I keep picturing Grant as Cary Elwes.

Ben

Gooood pick!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 10, 2009, 05:11:52 pm
I keep picturing Grant as Cary Elwes.

Ben

Good pick indeed, though I keep seeing him as Brad Pitt or another sissy pretty-boy actor.

Really, I just wanna see Brad get his @$$ kicked. (my favorite bit in Burn After Reading - actually the only part that made it bearable for me - was when Brad's nose got broken).
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 10, 2009, 05:15:06 pm
yeah but Pitt was tyler durden!   :devillol

Cary Elwes would have been perfect.  fifteen years ago.  Sorry guys he's not as young as he once was... 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: JesseL on August 10, 2009, 05:22:54 pm
I'd use Christian Bale for Grant. He's young and pretty enough to pull it off and I think he could really make you hate him.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 10, 2009, 05:26:39 pm
Good choice, Jesse.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sarge712 on August 10, 2009, 05:30:55 pm
true about Elwes, mores the pity. I keep thinking of the Princess Bride days. Now Bale would indeed be great especially since he seems to be an elitist among the elite
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 10, 2009, 08:13:12 pm
Hot Shots made it stick in my head.

Bale would be good too.

I was thinking Adam Baldwin for Franks but he's not dark enough, and has too much character.
Miiight work for Pitt.  Definitely a BIG man.  Shook his hand once, made me feel like a child.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 11, 2009, 02:30:23 pm


For Agent Myers, I'm imaging the detective from Fast and Furious, Ted Levine. After the IMDB search to find his name, he is also on Monk.

He was also Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. That's a scary movie.

How about Ray Liotta as Myers?

I was thinking about Earl's cold blue eyes, and I thought, Daniel Craig.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 11, 2009, 04:10:47 pm
What about evangeline lilly as julie?

Did anyone ever see the shadow of the vampire. I haven't but dafoe could do a good vampire.

Tyrol from bsg as Owen? or is he too old?

Did anyone see "Over There"? I thought it was a good show about Iraq. And because it was good, of course no one watched it and it got canceled after one season. But the sergeant/guy in charge was pretty tough, with some weight training he could be pitt.
edit--this guy  http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1575262464/tt0446241 (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1575262464/tt0446241)
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 11, 2009, 04:26:26 pm
The wife dragged me to see The Ugly Truth.

It appears Gerard Butler can drop the accent, kinda.  But not well enough for my taste.  As such, while I do feel he has the perfect look and personality, I have to now count him out based on his voice.  :(


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Thernlund on August 11, 2009, 04:27:22 pm
Did anyone see "Over There"? I thought it was a good show about Iraq. And because it was good, of course no one watched it and it got canceled after one season. But the sergeant/guy in charge was pretty tough, with some weight training he could be pitt.
edit--this guy  http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1575262464/tt0446241 (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1575262464/tt0446241)

Pfff.  Might as well just get Vin Diesel then.  Why settle for a knock off?


-T.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 11, 2009, 04:30:50 pm
John Cho as Albert Lee?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 11, 2009, 04:33:27 pm
 :rotfl  :rotfl  :rotfl  :rotfl no because I'll want to know where the hell Kumar is!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 11, 2009, 04:44:24 pm
I was thinking more like Sulu from the new star trek.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: zaijian on August 14, 2009, 04:34:43 pm
Hmm I don't think i've seen any mention of Jason Statham as Owen Pit...?

He might be a little too pretty, but you could fix that with some scar makeup.    Have him gain about 20-30 lbs for the role and he'd fit right in, once you get rid of the accent.


And I can't believe no one's even mentioned BRUCE CAMPBELL as a cameo or supporting character!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 14, 2009, 04:42:49 pm
I think Campbell would make a great M (Milo or Machado).
Or maybe Julie's dad (who I can't help but keep picturing as Gary Oldman as Sirius Black).

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: FluffyHitman on August 14, 2009, 06:23:19 pm
I would have a hard time taking machado seriously if he was played by Campbell. It isn't that he can't play anything but cheesy, burn notice proves he actually can play a serious role, but it would distract me. I would always be thinking "It's a trick" when he goes for his axe, and "Give me some sugar, baby" when he's talking to the priestess.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 14, 2009, 06:50:19 pm
 :rotfl  +10 if he says GIVE ME SOME SUGAR BABY to the disembodied priestess after she gets gooified.   :devillol

I think Bruce Campbell could be great as the psychologist dude who has a heart attack. 

Please not Jason Statham.  I love watching his movies but no.  He's a good toughie but he can't really act.  He kicks heads in quite entertainingly (see me love of CRANK.  And he can't drop the accent.  So no. 
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Raptor on August 14, 2009, 07:06:16 pm
Maybe have Statham be Agent Franks instead.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 14, 2009, 07:14:54 pm
No I think we've got Franks nailed.   :devillol
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 14, 2009, 08:00:30 pm
GARY OLDMAN?   How did I forget Gary?   The Asylum Doctor...
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on August 14, 2009, 08:03:34 pm
Gary Oldman as the bespectled balding chubby happy phsych doctor?   ???

Maybe as one of the patients!  lol.  Actually I could support Gary Oldman (Sirius Black anyone) as Ray!  That would be bad A!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 15, 2009, 05:39:37 am
How about Jason Matthew Smith from Star Trek? He is the "burly cadet" that starts a fight with Kirk in the bar. When I saw him, I thought he was a dead-ringer for a young Correia/Pitt.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: djw on August 15, 2009, 12:06:54 pm
Gary Oldman as the bespectled balding chubby happy phsych doctor?   ???

Wallace Shawn :rotfl
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: rjohnson4405 on August 18, 2009, 02:18:00 pm
Quote
How about Jason Matthew Smith from Star Trek? He is the "burly cadet" that starts a fight with Kirk in the bar. When I saw him, I thought he was a dead-ringer for a young Correia/Pitt.

He does look like a good Owen, the question is: can he act?
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: g.willikers on August 18, 2009, 03:30:41 pm
Some of the best movies have been animated versions.
With the tremendous talent and capabilities of making them now, does a movie really need live actors?
Especially since most actors are hypocrites about guns, bravery and American values.
I vote for Owen Pitt to be portrayed by an animated character.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: bmitchell on August 18, 2009, 03:34:31 pm
Only if Bakshi can rotoscope it.

Ben
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: sohmdaddy on August 24, 2009, 10:59:39 pm
I was thinking more like Sulu from the new star trek.

I saw that movie again recently, and in the first scene on the Enterprise bridge when Pike agrees to go to the Romulans, there is Kumar in a yellow shirt, I think. Maybe blue.

When I saw that it made me smile, kind of like how for a while Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were always getting jobs for the other in the movies they appeared in.
Title: MHI Cast: Youtube video from this site included.
Post by: Grant on October 30, 2009, 10:25:25 pm
  Just putting this up ;)

I hadn't seen it on previous youtube searches for Monster Hunter International, AND I've never seen it on the forum.

What with the.....outbreak  :D  of MHI fic, I figured I should post it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuZf4d3HtCc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuZf4d3HtCc#)

Alot of the recomendations are spot on.

My thoughts (As I hadn't seen the vid before ;)

Owen: Good choice. Before I hadn't really seen anyone even close to that...Nathan Fillion maybe, but he's an old fart.

Julie:  I agree on Jordana Brewster.  For some reason, I read the preview 7 chapters, and the first character into my head was her, and haven't been able to think of anyone else ;) dunno why, but it seems a perfect fit.

 Earl: Although a little young, I sorta figured Dylan Bruno (Colby from Numb3rs).  He fits the 30's era hero for some reason...

 Trip: I saw Mikhi as a candidate once, fitting and I didn't see anyone suitable to replace him.

Grandpa SHackleford: Agreed on Eastwood.  Both old guys who can act real bad azz in a pinch.

Milo: One guy who I never really found a true match for....I always figured maybe take a stereotypical biker, shave his ehad, clean him a little, then dye his beard red.

Sam:  He is WAAAY to old, but a young Jesse Ventura. I keep getting the character "Blaine" from the movie Predator.  The guy who carried "Painless" the first 1/3 of the movie.   

Darne and Grant: Good choices. 

Myers: I always pictured Myers as Keith Carradine.   Another one who the moment he was mentioned the actor popped into my head, and that is "Who he is" in my mind.

Franks:  Again possibly Dylan Bruno.  A young Adam Baldwin maybe, but not the current old version.    Basically anyone who played a Terminator character.

Jaeger:   I always pictured him as Jeff Kober (A guy born in Montana...but so far he's only played villians).  A little old, but good enough for the role.

Ray Shackleford:  Hugh Laurie, from House.   He's another "Straight into actor".

Byreika:  I alwasy thoguht of him (The OLD version) as David Huddelstone, especially his "Jericho" appearance.

Julies mom: Again, Jordana Brester, but more makeup.


Question, when was the vid put up?  I've searched every few weeks for MHI, but this is the first time I saw it.
Title: Re: MHI Cast: Youtube video from this site included.
Post by: Thernlund on October 30, 2009, 10:32:12 pm
It's from this thread...

https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,4930.0.html (https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,4930.0.html)

Harm made it and I YouTubed it for him.


-T.


EDIT:  Merged to the above referenced thread.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Khorne on October 30, 2009, 10:37:45 pm
How'd I miss that?  That casting was spot on!
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on October 31, 2009, 12:57:19 am
I just combined a few different recommendations that had been kicked around in the first pages of this thread.  I studied theater and film in college and one of our professors favorite excercises in direction class was casting already made movies.  I really enjoyed casting, so I had a few favorites to throw into the mix.  See Sam Worthington.   :devillol

Thanks for digging this up, I enjoyed seeing that again.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: ah64mech13 on November 09, 2009, 04:32:59 pm
Has anyone thought of Micky Rourke as Pitt or Earl? Micky's already done the big ugly guy in Sin City and The Wrestler, that's why I thought he'd be a good Pitt.

Been reading MHN and MadOgre for a month or 2, this is my first post here though.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on November 09, 2009, 04:40:35 pm
Rourke is a lot of fun to watch on screen, loved him in Sin City.  But honestly he's got too much age for Owen, think late 20's to early 30's.  And he's almost to beefy for Earl.  At least thats what I saw in my mind.  He might make a good Franks depending on Franks age.  I can't seem to recall it for some reason.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 09, 2009, 05:04:01 pm
He could do it.... but I don't see Pitt carrying around a little Paris Hilton dog.
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: ah64mech13 on November 09, 2009, 05:38:07 pm
He could do it.... but I don't see Pitt carrying around a little Paris Hilton dog.
:devillol
Title: Monster Hunter International - The Movie...who would you cast...
Post by: huey148 on June 16, 2010, 09:52:41 am
Finally got the time to burn through this book, nice job Larry, other than a few minor things I really enjoyed it....not too over the top on the gun stuff and loved the way all of the pieces came together at the the end.  The entire time I was reading it I kept seeing the character of Earl Harbinger played out in my head by Willem Dafoe...not to big of a stretch for him considering some of his other roles....but then I started to make a list of characters and who I would cast as there actors if this thing went to film..  The hardest to come up with was that of Owen himself...kind of had Vin Diesel in mind but he is way older than the character in the book in real life, kind of hard to think of someone with the physical build to match the book in the age range that is currently around.

Anyway, here is my list of actors...feel free to add or change as you see fit...this could be fun...

1.  Owen Pitt:  ???
2. Julie Shackelford: Megan Fox
3: Earl Harbinger: Willem Dafoe
4: Sam: ???
5:  Milo: David Caruso
6: Trip: Mecad Brooks (Eggs from True Blood)
7: Holly:  ???
8: Lee:  ???
9. Lord Machado/CO:  Javier Bardem
10. Ray Shackelford:  Sam Neil
11. Susan Shackelfor: Michell Forbes
12. Jaeger: Jonathan Rys Meyers
13. Thrall: Vin Diesel
Title: Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 10:28:25 am
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Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on June 16, 2010, 10:45:16 am
I'm liking Javier Bardem for Machado.  Sam Neill strikes me pretty well as Ray too.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 11:07:42 am
Javier Bardem WOULD be a good Lord Machado.  And I can support Sam Niell for Ray.  That there's not a bad pick, although I think that Hugh Laurie or Willem Dafoe would work just as well.  Lot of crazy in Hollywood.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on June 16, 2010, 11:14:02 am
I still picture Ray as Gary Oldman.

I don't know why but he just seems right.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 11:16:37 am
I still picture Ray as Gary Oldman.

I don't know why but he just seems right.

Ben

Its my humble opinion that there is LITTLE that Gary Oldman is NOT right for.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 16, 2010, 11:19:14 am
I like most of the list, except for Megan Fox as Julie. From what I've seen, Fox has a tendency to phone her roles in. Plus, she isn't really that hot anyway.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 11:24:15 am
Megan Fox is like Taye Diggs (see George's comments) and should be kicked out of Hollywood and back to the streetcorner she belongs at with her radiation created scary mutant thumbs and her bulls___ personality.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on June 16, 2010, 11:29:10 am
Its my humble opinion that there is LITTLE that Gary Oldman is NOT right for.

I agree.  He could probably play every character and I'd still watch it.

Ben
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Post by: Raptor on June 16, 2010, 12:18:03 pm
Megan Fox is like Taye Diggs (see George's comments) and should be kicked out of Hollywood and back to the streetcorner she belongs at with her radiation created scary mutant thumbs and her bulls___ personality.

Meh. I just don't like the fact that there seems to be a "This Space For Rent" sign between her ears. Seriously, I was watching Transformers the other day, and the whole time her eyes had this vacant, gears-not-turning look.

scary-mutant thumbs? Wha...?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 12:20:24 pm
google "megan fox thumbs" but I promise, what has been seen, cannot be unseen... 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 16, 2010, 12:22:52 pm
Okay....

yeah, they're kinda funky looking, but not vomit-inducingly so.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 16, 2010, 02:19:03 pm
If Megan Fox made an appearance I would not see the movie.

David Caruso and Vin Diesel also significantly lower the chances I'd pay to see it.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on June 16, 2010, 02:50:59 pm
If Megan Fox made an appearance I would not see the movie.

David Caruso and Vin Diesel also significantly lower the chances I'd pay to see it.


-T.

I'm shameless enough that I would see an MHI movie no matter who was in it, but yeah those actors would really ruin it for me.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 03:08:38 pm
David Caruso is the William Shatner of his generation.  Only unlike Shat - he doesn't know it...  Oh and Shat was actually good sometimes.
Title: Re: Monster Hunter International - The Movie...who would you cast...
Post by: CameronS on June 16, 2010, 05:56:24 pm
Megan Fox? Cripes no. No, no, no.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Storyteller on June 16, 2010, 06:06:18 pm
IMHO only `1 guy to play Earl; Lance Hendrikson. Watch him in Near Dark. As a Vamp he says ;"In the war between the states, I fought for the south." Sends shivers every timer.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Matthew Mayner on June 16, 2010, 06:11:32 pm
Whoever plays Julie would need to be a gun gal... or at least they would need to train the crap out of her for at least 18 months.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on June 16, 2010, 06:37:49 pm
whoever plays Julie needs to be believibly intelligent.  Fox is not.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 16, 2010, 07:07:51 pm
Who was that chick in The Chronicles of Riddick?


-T.


EDIT:  Ah yes...  Alexa Davalos.


(http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/alexa.jpg)


EDIT2:  CRIPES!  I actually already said that in post #40 in this thread.  :facepalm
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 16, 2010, 07:13:03 pm
Board - take a moment and stare at the workings of the inside of T's head! 

 :neener
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 16, 2010, 08:32:05 pm
  Megan Fox...eh..First: Who cares about her thumbs? I'm pretty sure that's not what I'd be paying attention to if I was that close to her  ::)    Regardless, not a good actress for Julie (My opinion, sorry) saw her in Transformers and on something else (name escapes me), and....I can't believe she got into either role.   

Anyway: In addition to my list on page 8: (Note: No thumbnails attached, computer's super slow).

Lee: Tim Kang, who plays Cho on the Mentalist.

Julie and Julie's mom: No offence, I said it before: But I watched Chuck on DVD again....Jordana Brewster is made for the role....will need some acting skills with a gun probably...But if a MHI movie is made half the budget should be ensuring that Adam Baldwin (cram him in somewhere) and Jordana Brewster are in it  ;D   Although Davalos does look like a decent choice.

Trip: No clue, Mechad Brooks looks like a good choice.

Holly: If she wasn't such a awfull friggin actress (And getting older) Jenny Mccarthy would be okay.  As it stands, I'd go with Amanda Righetti, also from the Mentalist TV series.   

Milo:...Caruso...I dunno. I dislike his CSI character, although he seems like a decent guy...I just don't know if he could get loony enough for Milo's role.....

Alan Tudyk as Skippy.....Skippy will probably be Edited in anyway, Tudyk's mannerisms,etc. would be a good "base" for him.

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: djw on June 16, 2010, 09:17:21 pm
How about

Milo:  Jackie Earle Haley?
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1._SX100_SY135_.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 16, 2010, 11:11:28 pm
 Milo a Skinny guy then?  Both Caruso ad Haley are...

For some reason I was imagining a.....well...biker dude build...
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 16, 2010, 11:17:36 pm
After having finally watched Justified, I have come to the realization that Timothy Olyphant has to be in there somewhere. Maybe as Grant?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 17, 2010, 12:22:49 am
 Well he's a little uglier than me but me might be a good standin...

Of course he'll need grooming to reach my level of awesomeness  :neener

Anywho: looks pretty young for being 41..
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: huey148 on June 17, 2010, 07:18:18 am
Olyphant would be a good choice...but he is in his 30's and Grant would of been maybe his mid - late 20's in the book. I think part of the casting issue is that the characters in the book are younger than the actors we have suggested to play as some of the characters....but I guess that is what the screen writers get paid for...
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 17, 2010, 03:12:06 pm
Olyphant would be a good choice...but he is in his 30's...

Timothy Olyphant is 42.

I like him, but I'm not sure any part would be good for him.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on June 17, 2010, 03:23:18 pm
He might be good for a certain someone in the second film.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Matthew Mayner on June 17, 2010, 03:46:56 pm
I've got an idea how about Hollywood finds some new blood and stops reusing all the same tired old actors.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 17, 2010, 03:52:01 pm
moose, how many actors do you want?  What constitutes new blood?  indie films?  horrible garbage B-movies?  foreign movies?  Half the actors listed in the first 10 pages of this thread are part actors, bit actors or indie actors. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Storyteller on June 17, 2010, 06:57:49 pm
David Caruso and Vin Diesel also significantly lower the chances I'd pay to see it.
-T.
Remeber Caruso as the Irish Gang leader in Hill Street Blues? Even then he couldn't act. No way I want to see him in our MHI movie.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Sanguine on June 17, 2010, 07:11:19 pm
How about

Milo:  Jackie Earle Haley?
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1._SX100_SY135_.jpg)


I always pictured Adam Savage from Mythbusters as Milo.  Red hair, mad scientist.  Just seemed to fit, although I know Savage is an FX guy and not an actor.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: huey148 on June 17, 2010, 09:26:54 pm
actually I was envisioning Caruso more as in Proof of Life...somewhat good flick even if they had Russel Crow take out a sentry with the knife from his gerber tool...
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 17, 2010, 09:32:38 pm
...even if they had Russel Crow take out a sentry with the knife from his gerber tool...

What's wrong with that?  Thin narrow blade, compact, strong, versatile.  Seemed like a good choice if you can only bring a light load of gear.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: huey148 on June 17, 2010, 09:38:24 pm
oh I agree you could definitely take out a jugular with one....
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 17, 2010, 10:32:40 pm
 Okay we've got to get into SERIOUS character assignments here:

  WHO is going to be Agent Franks?   Seriously, I liked him in the first book, and in MHV he totally kicked ass and.....well..I don't think he ever got around to taking names.

    My #1 Choice:  Paul Telfer.  A little bit pretty boy looking, but from his NCIS appearances, can be made into a pretty badass looking dude.     Note: if his acting skills are okay (I don't know) also a decent choice for Owen.

   #2. Choice. Adam Baldwin could still do the role.   He's somewhat out of shape (rumors say bad back injuries?), but nothing too bad, stunt doubles,etc. could work.    After all: Franks is basically the badass version of Jayne in a suit.   

   
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 17, 2010, 10:54:43 pm
Goran Visnjic of ER fame?

(http://z.about.com/d/tvdramas/1/0/F/4/goranvisn.jpg)

He'd have to wash out his Croatian accent, but fortunately Franks doesn't talk much.

Or... :hmm  maybe he wouldn't.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 17, 2010, 10:59:05 pm
I could see Gotz Otto as Franks, or maybe Jaeger. Anyone else remember Herr Stamper from Tomorrow Never Dies?
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/s96024/Apr14216.jpg)
That's the only decent picture of him I could find. I'll change it if I can find a better one.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 17, 2010, 11:01:42 pm
He was the big Russian in the Thomas Jane Punisher, yeah?


-T.


EDIT:

(http://www.autographsuccess.com/catalog/images/goetz_otto.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 17, 2010, 11:09:36 pm
Nope. I think that was some WWE star or something.

*Time passes as Raptor checks Wikipedia...*

Yeah, it was Kevin Nash. He's with the TNA, but close enough... and I could see him as Franks too. Still like Gotz Otto as Jaeger, though. He's German, so we won't have to worry about the accent.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 17, 2010, 11:13:13 pm
My mistake.

For the record, the photo I posted above is Götz Otto.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 18, 2010, 12:12:44 am
 Just posting this: http://blog.robballen.com/2010/06/07/p4122-casting-call-for-monster-hunter-international.post (http://blog.robballen.com/2010/06/07/p4122-casting-call-for-monster-hunter-international.post)

 I decided to google Monster Hunter International Cast and came up with it  ;D

A few things from it:

One thing mentioned:  Christina Hendricks.....wouldn't be a bad choice for Holly....

And Jamie presley as the Elf queen....Already skilled in the trailer trash department...
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 18, 2010, 01:06:51 am
Christina Hendricks FTW!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 18, 2010, 01:14:28 am
THAT'S IT!!!!! Harm, you're a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christina Hendricks can play Holly!!!!!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 18, 2010, 12:40:38 pm
And how come no one's mentioned Bruce Campbell? He'd be a great Ray Shackleford IV (Julie's dad), and he's already got a lot of monster hunting on his resume.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Bo Smith on June 18, 2010, 12:51:33 pm
THAT'S IT!!!!! Harm, you're a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christina Hendricks can play Holly!!!!!

She's got the tabernacles for the job to be sure, but I don't see her as being athletic enough, and she's too old.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 18, 2010, 01:05:58 pm
Raptor read the first ten pages, Campbell has been mentioned and pretty much relegated to minor roles  ;D
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 18, 2010, 01:13:04 pm
 :doh oops. Heh, heh, yeah, he has been mentioned before...

*Raptor takes a moment to remove his shoe from his mouth*

I still think he'd make a pretty good Ray IV, though.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Storyteller on June 18, 2010, 01:57:23 pm
He was the big Russian in the Thomas Jane Punisher, yeah?
I beieve you're thinking of Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash. But hey, he's big, he's tough, he's a somewhat actor.

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: huey148 on June 23, 2010, 01:31:06 pm
hey look, its Z and Holly coming from a MHI function...
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Storyteller on June 23, 2010, 01:54:30 pm
Hey WTA followers, I think we've been hacked.
Last night on "Scyfi" channel was a really bad movie "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer".
  "Jack, a plumber and part time student, becomes a 'Monster Slayer' when his science teacher becomes a werewolf."
And I mean it was realllly bad.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on June 23, 2010, 02:00:39 pm
Hey WTA followers, I think we've been hacked.
Last night on "Scyfi" channel was a really bad movie "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer".
  "Jack, a plumber and part time student, becomes a 'Monster Slayer' when his science teacher becomes a werewolf."
And I mean it was realllly bad.

We had a little thread about that movie a while back:
https://wethearmed.com/index.php?topic=1070 (https://wethearmed.com/index.php?topic=1070)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 23, 2010, 02:06:39 pm
Ah, Huey, sorry, but who were the people in that pic?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: huey148 on June 23, 2010, 02:17:02 pm
sorry,Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Correia on June 23, 2010, 02:27:22 pm
Has anybody seen the guy playing Conan in the remake?  Apparently he's supposed to be a decent actor.

http://dixonverse.net/board3/index.php?topic=3043.0 (http://dixonverse.net/board3/index.php?topic=3043.0)

He's 6'4", big, give him a haircut and scar him up...  Owen is a Serbo-Polynesian with a neanderthal forehead. What do you think?

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on June 23, 2010, 02:37:39 pm
I want proof the guy can act.  The problem that I've seen all he's done thus far is Soaps and stargate.  So soaps... 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on June 23, 2010, 08:47:07 pm
  I thought of Ronan/Mamoa.   Just Stargate, but seems to be a "decent" actor in that role compared to some of the SGA cast. 

But ain't he a little old to play Owen? 

One thing I was gonna mention (Being a geek, I notice small stuff like this). 

SGA had a minor actress, Sharon Taylor.  Played a kick-ass gate technician who was in my opinion: better than Teyla by a loong shot and matched Ronan.  Real life has a black belt in kick-boxing.   Anyway: For the small amount of screen time, seemed like someone who should be included in MHI somewhere.

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on June 29, 2010, 07:07:16 pm
Ron Pearlman as franks
Hugo Weaving as Myers
If we can monkey with exact matches to look and go with attitude... Michelle Rodriguez as holly
Sam Elliot as Grandpa Shackleford
Hugh Jackman as Earl Harbinger


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on July 03, 2010, 09:13:19 pm
Just read MHI again (this must be the 10th time), and now for reasons I can't explain, I'm visualizing Alan Tudyk as Milo.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: sohmdaddy on July 03, 2010, 10:24:23 pm
He would be good with long hair and a beard. We could just find jobs for all the 'Firefly' actors.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on July 06, 2010, 10:29:46 am
Mal could make a good Earl.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on July 06, 2010, 12:04:06 pm
Mal could make a good Earl.

Ben

 :bash :bash :bash  I don't think we read the same book.  Or did you read it at all?  Muscular?  Brawler?  I like Nathan Fillion but these are things he is NOT!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on July 06, 2010, 12:13:54 pm
I think he picks up the right kind of humor.  He can bulk up for it.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on July 06, 2010, 12:43:33 pm
I think he picks up the right kind of humor.  He can bulk up for it.

Ben

NOPE.  Sorry mate, but think the build of a Shane Carwin or an NFL linebacker.  Not a wimpy bulked up actor.  Not even a years worth of the 300 workout PLUS HGH and you STILL don't have someone the right look. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on July 06, 2010, 12:46:59 pm
Hmm... you're probably right, but it'd take the right kind of linebacker to hit Earl's tone.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on July 06, 2010, 01:50:58 pm
I rather not see any Firefly cast members in it.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on July 06, 2010, 01:59:28 pm
NOPE.  Sorry mate, but think the build of a Shane Carwin or an NFL linebacker.  Not a wimpy bulked up actor.  Not even a years worth of the 300 workout PLUS HGH and you STILL don't have someone the right look. 

From MHI (emphasis added):
Quote
There was a knock on the door. It must have just been a mere courtesy knock because whoever it was immediately barged in. Franks barely had time to hide his Glock under an issue of Martha Stewart Living.

The man was of average height and lean, with short-cropped, sandy blond hair, probably in his mid-forties. With no really remarkable features, he was not a memorable-looking guy, but emanated an old-school toughness when he strutted into the room, an attitude like a Bogart or a Cagney from the golden age of movies. A cigarette hung lazily from the corner of his mouth in clear violation of hospital rules.

I don't think a werewolf needs to be all that huge to have superhuman strength.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on July 06, 2010, 03:40:09 pm
WHOOPS.  my bad.  He wrote earl and I saw Owen...   :hide 

Sorry man, my apologies!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on July 06, 2010, 04:51:52 pm
I was a little confused, but on thinking about it I think you're still right about Mal.
Viggo could be an OK Earl, maybe.  I don't know...he seems just so serious.  Earl does not strike me as a serious person most of the time.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Harm on July 06, 2010, 05:47:29 pm
regarding Viggo as Earl - go check out Apalloosa, Hidalgo and A history of Violence.  These strike me as very adaptable with the Earl role.  I'm also waiting on Eastern Promises from Netflix right now and just watched The Road last night.  Viggo strikes me as an actor of incredible range, comparable to Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr. and Edward Norton easily.   
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on July 06, 2010, 07:04:24 pm
 Duh.  :doh

I wonder why Alan Tudyk as MILO didn't come up?   Perfect match.....

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on July 06, 2010, 09:41:52 pm
Just read MHI again (this must be the 10th time), and now for reasons I can't explain, I'm visualizing Alan Tudyk as Milo.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on July 10, 2010, 08:41:01 pm
Lance Henriksen would also be a good Grandpa Shackleford.


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: bmitchell on July 12, 2010, 10:08:42 am
Yes.

Ben
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Storyteller on July 12, 2010, 04:17:41 pm
Lance Henriksen would also be a good Grandpa Shackleford.
Jim

Or a good Vamp. Ever see "Near Dark"? Great actor.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on July 12, 2010, 07:20:20 pm
I have Near Dark on DVD...
How old are you?
Let's put it this way: I fought for the South.
South?
We lost.  ;D


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on August 07, 2010, 08:47:00 am
  Not really "MHI-centric", but I think I saw the MCB lead team before they was fully organized ;D

Predator 2 (first time I saw it), lo-and behold.  looks like Meyers and Franks.      Although a ridiculous movie, I sorta liked the government team, if they'd have made Garber (Adam Baldwin) a little meaner it woulda been a good match of the MCB team.    ;D

 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Musashi on August 20, 2010, 09:34:18 am
I think most of the cast has been nailed down, except Holly.  The entire time reading the book i could only think of one chick...Tabrett Bethell.  Pretty much the only thing she has been in is "Legend of the Seeker", but she was great in it.  Khorne, help a brother out and post some pics of her i can't for the life of me figure out how.  A picture speaks volumes.  check it out
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on August 20, 2010, 11:10:01 am
(http://scifibloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Tabrett-Bethell.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on August 20, 2010, 11:50:00 am
Agreed. We have found our Holly.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on August 20, 2010, 01:39:31 pm
 Oh hell yes.

  Badass chick. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on August 20, 2010, 01:53:24 pm
I think we need more pics of her...just to be sure.
(http://scifibloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cara-Tabrett_Bethell-seeker.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: GeorgeHill on August 20, 2010, 06:56:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnZKWUA-NOk&feature=search# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnZKWUA-NOk&feature=search#)
Yes, please.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efiFgh11PM&feature=related# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efiFgh11PM&feature=related#)
Yup. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on August 20, 2010, 07:13:23 pm
Why do I suddenly want Holly to be the main character?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on August 20, 2010, 10:54:18 pm
  Nah.   Hot women are nice, but there wouldn't be as much monster-butt-whupping going on  ;D     Or if there was, we'd all miss it by looking at the women  ;D

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: CameronS on August 21, 2010, 09:27:53 am
She could definitely pull off Holly.  :clap
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on May 03, 2011, 11:48:19 pm
  Okay.  Seeing as how MHI just jumped another notch (Okay, I know, nothing official...but still better than 99% of the books published  :neener)  I think fresh opinions should be put forth  :hmm

  Okay, I'm onto my list:
Owen Pitt:   again: No clue.
Julie Shackleford:   Jordana Brewster....always clicked as being her for some reason.

Trip Jones:  Jason Mamoa? (Ronan from SGA).  Ironically enough, LL Cool J from NCIS seems a decent choice, although he's got too good a gig to leave. 

Holly Newcastle:  Cara from legend of the Seeker. Tabret Bethell.

Earl Harbinger:    James Caan?  A little old, but he's who I visualize in the role...and he's sorta active for an old guy.   

Sam Haven:   Muse Watson (Mike Franks from NCIS) is really striking me, except he's pretty old.   Sam Elliot?    Pretty old too but MIGHT...be able to pull it off.   Someone mentioned Ted Nugent...mebbe not bad...

Milo Anderson:  Alan Tudyk?  Milo strikes me as being a "funny" role, and he seems to fit.

Grant Jefferson:    Any slick, good looking actor.   Truthfully. the Grant and Jaeger roles could be interchangably used for actors.   One is just evil.Josh Duhamel would be good as one or the other.   

Grandpa Shackleford:   Clint Eastwood?   

Raymond Shackleford:    Jeff Kober.    Although I don't know how well He'd play loony characters.

Agent Myers:   Mark Harmon from NCIS. 

Agent Franks:   I got Adam Baldwin visualized in this role, but he's almost too old to fit.  :hmm  A good secondary would be Dylan Bruno.   He could be emotionless, cold, and look mean. 

Susan:   Jordana Brewster. 

Jaeger:    Any slick, good looking actor.   Truthfully. the Grant and Jaeger roles could be interchangably used for actors.   One is just evil.   Josh Duhamel would be good as one or the other.   
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: booksmart on May 04, 2011, 12:20:31 am
Vin Diesel too obvious for Owen Pitt, or too over-exposed?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on May 04, 2011, 12:26:40 am
Not hulking enough. I'm leaning toward someone like Liev Schreiber.
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Post by: MacLean on May 04, 2011, 12:29:41 am
Not hulking enough. I'm leaning toward someone like Liev Schreiber.

Not big enough, either.
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Post by: Raptor on May 04, 2011, 12:37:15 am
My pics:

Owen: Sam Worthington, though I think a young Liev Schreiber could work....

Julie: Jordana Brewster

Trip: ????

Holly: Tabret Bethell

Albert Lee: ???? Maybe the dude that played Sulu in the new Star Trek Movie?

Earl: Viggo Mortensen.

Sam Haven: ???? Maybe Adam Baldwin?

Milo: Alan Tudyk

Grant: For some reason, I keep seeing Jeffery Donovan in the role.

Grandpa Shakleford: Either Clint Eastwood or Robert Duval

Agent Myers: Mark Harmon

Agent Franks: Again, I like Adam Baldwin. Or maybe Thomas Jane?

Ray Shackleford: ????

Susan: Jordana Brewster with different make-up.

Lord Machado: ???? Come to think of it, I can see Liev Schreiber here.

Jaeger: Gotz Otto (Stamper from Tomorrow Never Dies)
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Post by: sarge712 on May 04, 2011, 12:41:21 am
I like the Eastwood  idea but Duvall is oneof my all time favorites and has the sassyness and can play a Southerner like few others. My pick for Earl iwould be Scott Glenn but he is a bit old. How about Hugh Jackman since Earl never ages? It'd kinda be like his Wolverine role though albeit a wolfman this time.

Owen is Bob Koherr. He plays bad guys or muscle on all sorts of TV shows and movies. I saw him in the recent Escape to Witch Mountain (hey I have  two wee boys ages 4 & 6 who love the Rock) as a knee breaker who is chasing after The Rock and I immediately thought of Owen Pitt.

(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/OwenPitt.jpg)


Franks could be played by The Rock's cousin and stunt stand-in Tanoai Reed:

(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/Rockscuz1.jpg)


(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/Rockscuz2.jpg)


(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/tanoaireed-stuntawards-1.jpg)
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Post by: MacLean on May 04, 2011, 12:53:09 am
Owen is Bob Koherr.

I can see that, totally.
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Post by: LouisCQ1971 on May 04, 2011, 01:36:51 am
Same here.

 Just a thought, if this goes hot I wonder if a bunch of us can get cast as a newbie squad/extras/red shirts? ???
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Post by: sarge712 on May 04, 2011, 02:37:18 am
Here's a clip off "Cold Case" of Koherr. Start at around 1:14

http://youtu.be/WAhLXXOcGMM (http://youtu.be/WAhLXXOcGMM)

He could pull it off.
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Post by: Colin on May 04, 2011, 02:53:50 am
For some reason i keep thinking gary busey would be a perfect fit for earl, but dang, he looks rough lately.  Perhaps in his younger days.
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Post by: booksmart on May 04, 2011, 07:55:02 am
Don't take personal height as a ruler so much.  Simple movie magic can do a lot.

Remember, in the X-Files, Scully and Mulder are close to the same height. But Gillian Anderson's about 8 inches to a foot shorter than David Duchovny.

(if you can find them on yourtube, watch the gag reels - there's a hilarious one where GA falls off the soapbox in mid sentence, and completely out of frame, while talking to DD)

ETA : Here we go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kzjGyar7Io# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kzjGyar7Io#)

About a minute in...
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Post by: djw on May 04, 2011, 09:08:30 am
Same here.

 Just a thought, if this goes hot I wonder if a bunch of us can get cast as a newbie squad/extras/red shirts? ???

By this, I'm reading "expendable crewman".  Right?  I'd be all over that!
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Post by: rvsix8 on May 04, 2011, 09:32:48 am
Sam Haven: Sam Elliott
Agent Franks: I can see Thomas Jane, or maybe Patrick Warburton
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Post by: Wolffstarr on May 04, 2011, 09:39:34 am
Franks could be played by The Rock's cousin and stunt stand-in Tanoai Reed:

(http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx171/mjolnir6_photos/Rockscuz1.jpg)


That shot right there makes me think Tattooed Man, actually. Which, come to think of it, The Rock might work for.
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Post by: huey148 on May 04, 2011, 11:32:34 am
In my head I always saw Franks being played by Clancy Brown...now too old for the part...
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Post by: Thernlund on May 04, 2011, 01:05:47 pm
Not big enough, either.

He's 6'3"!!  Put him in the gym with a high-calorie diet for a few months... HULK.

I think he'd be perfect.


-T.
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Post by: Thernlund on May 04, 2011, 01:07:18 pm
Agent Franks: I can see Thomas Jane, or maybe Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton is a better voice actor than live actor.


-T.
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Post by: sarge712 on May 04, 2011, 01:39:26 pm
Patrick Warburton is a better voice actor than live actor.


-T.

Plus it would be hard for me to see him in a serious role. I'd keep waiting for Elaine to show up.
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Post by: booksmart on May 04, 2011, 02:39:09 pm
Plus it would be hard for me to see him in a serious role. I'd keep waiting for Elaine to show up.

Yeah, I hear him, but I keep seeing either the Tick, or Kronk.
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Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on May 04, 2011, 02:53:12 pm
Plus it would be hard for me to see him in a serious role. I'd keep waiting for Elaine to show up.

Or his wife on the new show, Megan Price.  Mmmm.
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Post by: Langenator on May 04, 2011, 02:57:57 pm
Brock Lesnar might work as Franks in MHI.  He's already huge.  Give him a suit and a pair of shades, only has to say about two words and beat on Owen.  He's good at beating on people.

Don't know if he could pull of MHV though.
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Post by: Thernlund on May 04, 2011, 03:05:32 pm
If we go that route, I'd much rather have Steve Austin or John Cena.  At least they are half-way decent actors.


-T.
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Post by: Harm on May 04, 2011, 04:28:33 pm
The problem with wrestlers is they are under contract with Vince Macmahon.  You don't want that in MHI...
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Post by: Thernlund on May 04, 2011, 04:59:17 pm
True.


-T.
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Post by: Langenator on May 04, 2011, 07:00:20 pm
The problem with wrestlers is they are under contract with Vince Macmahon.  You don't want that in MHI...

Lesnar is in MMA, not WWE.  Don't recall which flavor.

And I don't know why it slipped my mind, but my mental image of Franks was always of a mammoth black dude...and everyone we've been discussing is white.

So...Michael Clarke Duncan, anyone?
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Post by: Thernlund on May 04, 2011, 07:06:00 pm
Lesnar is in MMA, not WWE.  Don't recall which flavor.

He was referring to my picks of Austin and Cena.  Not Lenar.  He left the WWE in '04, which would put him well out of McMahon's sphere of influence.


-T.
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Post by: Grant on May 04, 2011, 07:11:50 pm
  Hmm, see I never saw Franks as a black guy  :hmm  I thought he was intended to look like a stereotypical ugly white guy (As competition for that title against Owen  ;D).

  Steve Austin is actually a mediocre actor.  I was surprised he was as good as he is.  

Patrick Warburton is too old for the role (in my opinion).   That's the sole reason I don't think Adam Baldwin would work.  

  All I know is in my opinion:   Outside of Owen (of course being the main character ::)), and Sam haven, about 75% of the character researc better make sure Franks is portrayed by a good actor...I liked Franks in MHI, and MHV he totally kicked ass (Really, no spoilers, but....seriously...Owen woulda been toast without him).

  I'd PAY to be a red shirt in this...but I think it'd be a heckuva travel for a 5 second screen death scene.... Unless they film an episode in Montana  ;D
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Post by: Raptor on May 05, 2011, 10:55:17 am
I just had a crazy idea: What about Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Owen? He's not too pretty, big, can pull off the muscle-man look, and can definitely fight.

And what about Anthony Hopkins as Ray IV. He's dignified as all, but at the same time can definitely pull off the bat-s*** crazy part of the character. Anyone remember Silence of the Lambs?
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Post by: Thernlund on May 05, 2011, 11:52:04 am
Larry obviously based the character on himself.  So it should be somebody resembling Larry, somewhat younger, built like an old-school WWE wrestler (large, not fat, not overly defined or muscle-bound).

So far the best I'm hearing is Liev Schreiber after a six month bulk up.


-T.
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Post by: JesseL on May 05, 2011, 12:36:10 pm
In my head I always saw Franks being played by Clancy Brown...now too old for the part...

Funny you say that, considering the role he played in The Bride.
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Post by: Langenator on May 05, 2011, 12:44:13 pm
Larry obviously based the character on himself.  So it should be somebody resembling Larry, somewhat younger, built like an old-school WWE wrestler (large, not fat, not overly defined or muscle-bound).

Like the Big Show...except he works for Vince McMahon.  Dude was apparently in Waterboy.  I'll have to go review that.
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Post by: Thernlund on May 05, 2011, 12:47:50 pm
Like the Big Show... <snip> Dude was apparently in Waterboy.  I'll have to go review that.

Yeah.  He was the wrestler that made fun of him on TV.  Captain Insane-O I think.


-T.
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Post by: huey148 on May 05, 2011, 01:01:28 pm
Funny you say that, considering the role he played in The Bride.

Wow, didn't know he played that...thinking more along the lines of how he played the guard in Shawshank Redemption and SGT Zimm in Starship troopers seemed to be very Franks like....again though, I think he has passed the age for that character..pity
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Post by: Langenator on May 06, 2011, 09:47:58 am
A description, from another author, (the late great Douglas Adams) which I sometimes think of when envisioning Franks:

Quote
"The owner was not hard to spot, on account of his being something of the order of seven feet tall and not slightly built with it. In fact he was built the way one builds leather sofas, shiny, lumpy and with lots of solid stuffing. The suit into which the man's body had been stuffed looked as if it's only purpose in life was to demonstrate how difficult it was to get this sort of body into a suit. The face had the texture of an orange and the colour of an apple, but there the resemblance to anything sweet ended."

Description of Hotblack Desiato's bodyguard, from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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Post by: Medikman on May 08, 2011, 10:36:00 pm
So here's a list I would like to see for an MHI movie or TV show:

I have always imagined Agent Franks being played by John DeSantis, he definitely has the acting chops plus he's huge and has a low rumbling voice. He also seems to favor doing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror stuff.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0220883/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0220883/)

For me Sam Haven has always been Sam Elliot. While I would love to see Jewel Staite in there as Holly like I have seen suggested, she has always had the wholesome girl next door appeal to me. Timothy Dalton or Daniel Day Lewis as Darnae

William Fichtner as Agent Meyers http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001209/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001209/) However I also like Will Patton or David Morse for this role

I'm really unsure on Earl but I think that Stephen Lang or Tim Roth might fit the role.

I could see Paul Telfer as Grant http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1533208/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1533208/)

Joanne Kelly as Julie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1162399/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1162399/)

or

Erica Cerra as Julie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1569714/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1569714/)

Zack Ward as Milo http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911933/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911933/)

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Post by: sarge712 on May 09, 2011, 12:02:26 am
Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover" dork) as Milo. Just dye his beard red and go.

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Post by: GeorgeHill on May 09, 2011, 11:50:39 am
Okay, Erica Cerra is amazing looking.   She might make a good Julie... But Julie is tall and strong... Erica, as attractive as she is, looks too delicate, too easily wrecked.  She's very wreckable.
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Post by: GeorgeHill on May 09, 2011, 11:51:50 am
Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover" dork) as Milo. Just dye his beard red and go.


Oh please NO!   I hate that guy.   Due Date is justifiable homicide for that guy.
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Post by: sarge712 on May 09, 2011, 01:47:26 pm
Oh please NO!   I hate that guy.   Due Date is justifiable homicide for that guy.

Hahahahaha! I never saw "Due Date" but I loved him in "Hangover" though. I know a guy, an undercover narcotics investigator, who acts just like that character as part of his cover. The thugs think he's done too many of the pills he's buying. I'm not sure its all an act.
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Post by: Medikman on May 09, 2011, 07:04:05 pm
Okay, Erica Cerra is amazing looking.   She might make a good Julie... But Julie is tall and strong... Erica, as attractive as she is, looks too delicate, too easily wrecked.  She's very wreckable.


You must not have seen Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo the a$$ kickin deputy/head of security on Eureka if you think she's wreckable.

(http://www.seat42f.com/images/stories/tvshows/Eureka/erica-cerra-eureka.jpg)
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Post by: booksmart on May 09, 2011, 10:09:13 pm
You must not have seen Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo the a$$ kickin deputy/head of security on Eureka if you think she's wreckable.

(http://www.seat42f.com/images/stories/tvshows/Eureka/erica-cerra-eureka.jpg)

Umm... there are other meanings to 'wreckable' than 'able to be wrecked'...
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Post by: GeorgeHill on May 09, 2011, 10:56:11 pm
Umm... there are other meanings to 'wreckable' than 'able to be wrecked'...
:whistle
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Post by: Khorne on May 14, 2011, 12:42:30 pm
I'm not convinced on one definition, but very convinced on the other.  I'll let you decide which.
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Post by: LouisCQ1971 on May 14, 2011, 02:20:14 pm
Must,,,Not,,,,Go,,,There! :banghead
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Outbreak on May 16, 2011, 08:22:55 pm
Julie: Serinda Swan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2100657/)
Earl: Ron Pearlman (he's too old to be Pitt)

Those are the only ones that appear to me on screen as the characters do in my head.

I've started hearing this song on the radio, and it raised MHI flags in my head immediately. Needs to be in the movie, with the Orcs headbanging. Maybe to cover a monster killin' montage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV75ALh0WL4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV75ALh0WL4#)
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Post by: JesseL on May 19, 2011, 02:40:24 pm
I'm not sure who (or what) he should play, but there's got to be a role in MHI for this guy:

(http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/fakturant.jpg) (http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/valuev_1.jpg)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev)
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Post by: Langenator on May 19, 2011, 02:54:54 pm
I'm not sure who (or what) he should play, but there's got to be a role in MHI for this guy:

(http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/fakturant.jpg) (http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/valuev_1.jpg)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev)

Assuming he can act (since he appears to be a boxer, I'd say that's a huge assumption)

1. Skippy
2. Franks
3. Owen

in that order.  Actually, if he can act (and speak without a massive Russian accent) he might almost be perfect for Owen - huge and ugly.
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Post by: GeorgeHill on May 19, 2011, 09:40:28 pm
Anyone of the monsters would do...
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Post by: booksmart on May 20, 2011, 12:57:02 am
Assuming he can act (since he appears to be a boxer, I'd say that's a huge assumption)

1. Skippy
2. Franks
3. Owen

in that order.  Actually, if he can act (and speak without a massive Russian accent) he might almost be perfect for Owen - huge and ugly.

Okay, two things:

1) If that guy's not a shoe-in for Franks, there's something wrong.

2) If you're casting him as your main character, the show'll bomb - needs more eye candy. From your descriptions, I know it runs counter to Larry's character, but if Owen isn't at least somewhat fun for the ladies to look at, the show will never get off the ground.  He's *too* big, too dangerous looking to make a sympathetic hero - you'll never really feel like he's in trouble.

Okay, three things -

3) Larry named something bigger and uglier than that dude "Skippy"?!?

That's not right. *grin* I like it.
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Post by: sarge712 on May 20, 2011, 01:02:10 am
+1 on Franks IF he could ditch the Rus accent tho' that might be explainable since the original creation was of German / East European "parts."
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Post by: Langenator on May 20, 2011, 10:34:02 am
A bit OT, but you might be able to use his as Jake Sullivan if you can't find a MH part.
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Post by: GeorgeHill on May 26, 2011, 12:00:04 am
I'm not sure who (or what) he should play, but there's got to be a role in MHI for this guy:

(http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/fakturant.jpg)

The Wendigo.
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Post by: JackCrow on May 26, 2011, 01:40:15 pm
That guy is "Skippy" for certain.
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Post by: JesseL on May 26, 2011, 01:41:50 pm
I didn't get the impression that Skippy was actually all that big.
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Post by: sarge712 on May 26, 2011, 02:04:49 pm
I didn't get the impression that Skippy was actually all that big.

Same here. I pictured him and his bro as stocky but man sized. He can't be huge huge if he fits in a helo cockpit. At least not freakishly big like that Russian.
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Post by: sohmdaddy on May 26, 2011, 05:01:52 pm
With the right producer, I'm sure that they could find a suitable match to all the characters in the books. Those characters are based on Hollywood movie stereotypes, after all.
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Post by: Grant on May 27, 2011, 08:15:34 am
  I's thinking again (A bad thing, trust me  :D).

  For Earl, I hadn't imagined him quite so....redneckish, however MH:Alpha, definately has a hardcore redneck slant (not offensive, beinga  redneck ain't bad).

This guy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001344/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001344/)   Gregg Henry, really looks like what I think Earl would, and what I've seen of him (A bad guy trucker on The Good Guys, and the Sheriff of Paradiso on Firefly), I think he'd be okay character-wise.  Not a hugely known actor, but does a decent job.

And for Myers.....How about Richard Dean Anderson?  Guy's just annoying enough, whiny enough, and is getting old enough now that he might fit :hmm
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Post by: Colin on May 27, 2011, 08:28:46 am
The nikolai guy could probably just play a werewolf, as is...
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Post by: Raptor on May 27, 2011, 10:56:05 am
  I's thinking again (A bad thing, trust me  :D).

  For Earl, I hadn't imagined him quite so....redneckish, however MH:Alpha, definately has a hardcore redneck slant (not offensive, beinga  redneck ain't bad).

This guy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001344/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001344/)   Gregg Henry, really looks like what I think Earl would, and what I've seen of him (A bad guy trucker on The Good Guys, and the Sheriff of Paradiso on Firefly), I think he'd be okay character-wise.  Not a hugely known actor, but does a decent job.

And for Myers.....How about Richard Dean Anderson?  Guy's just annoying enough, whiny enough, and is getting old enough now that he might fit :hmm

I think that Henry guy could do a decent job as Earl, but RDA as Myers? I dunno. Myers never struck me as being annoying (aside from his ringtone) or whiny. He seems like more of a hardass, and I don't think RDA could pull that off.
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Post by: Raptor on June 06, 2011, 09:25:23 pm
How about Eliza Dushku as Julie? I haven't seen much of her work, but IMHO she can pull off the tough-as-nails-takes-no-crap-action-lady.

One Shot ft. Eliza Dushku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Iey0wDqBE#ws)
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Post by: booksmart on June 06, 2011, 09:32:53 pm
Got a place for this dude?

Nathan Jones - Aussie - 6'11" 360lbs http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428923/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428923/)

(http://www.gerweck.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/nathanjones.jpg)

Has some acting experience - not a lot of talking, but some experience...
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Post by: sarge712 on June 06, 2011, 09:47:07 pm
Here's Nathan Jones in "Troy"

Troy - Achilles vs Boagrius (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLInk6rGnB4#)

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: booksmart on June 06, 2011, 09:52:09 pm
Like I said... not a lot of talking, but some acting.  ;)

He was also in Jet Li's Fearless, and The Condemned.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on June 06, 2011, 10:04:03 pm
Meh, he might work as Franks or some random Wight.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on June 06, 2011, 10:08:05 pm
He could be Lococo.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on June 06, 2011, 10:14:56 pm
How about Eliza Dushku as Julie?

I prefer Jamie-Lynn Sigler over Eliza Dushku.

(http://www.athleteswives.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Mark-Sanchezs-Girlfriend-Jamie-Lynn-Sigler032.jpg)


-T.
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Post by: sohmdaddy on June 07, 2011, 01:57:16 pm
Got a place for this dude?

Nathan Jones - Aussie - 6'11" 360lbs http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428923/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428923/)

(http://www.gerweck.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/nathanjones.jpg)

Has some acting experience - not a lot of talking, but some experience...

If he can speak well, and is willing to let himself get a little doughy, he might work as Owen.\


IF he can speak well.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on June 09, 2011, 06:31:04 pm
How about Eliza Dushku as Julie? I haven't seen much of her work, but IMHO she can pull off the tough-as-nails-takes-no-crap-action-lady.

One Shot ft. Eliza Dushku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Iey0wDqBE#ws)
My vote is Dushku. 
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Post by: LouisCQ1971 on June 09, 2011, 09:34:28 pm
Ditto, Dushku's got fighting skills, what's Seigler got? Shopping and whining?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Lollipopfop on July 16, 2011, 10:49:50 am
Owen acts like a puppy. A big puppy with a gun, but still, not like a grown up of any kind. A lot of the stuff he says and does is too juvenile for someone over the age of thirty. So I do think it has to be a kid playing him. Height doesn't matter. Pearlman played Hellboy, who is supposed to be seven feet tall. No sane producer will ever try to cast a big wrestler or football player in any role. They did that once with Sabertooth in the X men and it really blew. Only actors belong in films. Acting is a prety difficult thing to do. Watch any pilot episode, and you see that its the strength of the acting that holds up even the action scenes. Not the props, or the special effects. Besides, in a movie they could make any changes they want to. They would have to make Owen less of a jealous ass, so most people could like him, I suppose. So, a kid. Pretty large, but not necessarily over 6' feet. As for Julie, I see her as being less attractive then Eliza Dushku. Eliza Dushku is very sensual. Maybe Jayme Lin Sigler would be perfect. She is beautiful to Owen, but I doubt she is really a striking beauty. I can't think of a young actor to fit Owen, most of them are too attractive, and too confident, somehow. Pearlman is too old, and too confident. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Lollipopfop on July 16, 2011, 10:53:30 am
Now Daniel Cudmore would make a good agent Franks.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Garaballo on July 19, 2011, 05:03:44 pm
Owen acts like a puppy. A big puppy with a gun, but still, not like a grown up of any kind. A lot of the stuff he says and does is too juvenile for someone over the age of thirty. So I do think it has to be a kid playing him. Height doesn't matter. Pearlman played Hellboy, who is supposed to be seven feet tall. No sane producer will ever try to cast a big wrestler or football player in any role. They did that once with Sabertooth in the X men and it really blew. Only actors belong in films. Acting is a prety difficult thing to do. Watch any pilot episode, and you see that its the strength of the acting that holds up even the action scenes. Not the props, or the special effects. Besides, in a movie they could make any changes they want to. They would have to make Owen less of a jealous ass, so most people could like him, I suppose. So, a kid. Pretty large, but not necessarily over 6' feet. As for Julie, I see her as being less attractive then Eliza Dushku. Eliza Dushku is very sensual. Maybe Jayme Lin Sigler would be perfect. She is beautiful to Owen, but I doubt she is really a striking beauty. I can't think of a young actor to fit Owen, most of them are too attractive, and too confident, somehow. Pearlman is too old, and too confident. 

Well, Owen IS confident, in his training, in his team, in his equipment (I'd think in that order), so why not casting a "confident" actor?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Gunnguy on September 03, 2011, 08:54:45 pm
Clever choice for Harbinger IMHO would be someone like Tom Seleck.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Khorne on September 06, 2011, 06:25:27 pm
Clever choice for Harbinger IMHO would be someone like Tom Seleck.

Tom Seleck I think could do a great Harbinger.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on September 06, 2011, 06:52:35 pm
  Tom Selleck never entered my mind, but he really would be a good choice......

I think Mister Correia should send Selleck a signed copy of MHI.....and say "Dang I think you'd be a good character for that guy"..... ;D

Selleck'd be a good addition, pro-gun, probably enjoy the role  :shrug   
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on September 06, 2011, 07:38:45 pm
  Tom Selleck never entered my mind, but he really would be a good choice......

I think Mister Correia should send Selleck a signed copy of MHI.....and say "Dang I think you'd be a good character for that guy"..... ;D

Selleck'd be a good addition, pro-gun, probably enjoy the role  :shrug   

You know, Selleck never crossed my mind either, but thinking back to some of his performances, especially in Quigley Down Under, Crossfire Trail, and that one season of the TV series Las Vegas  :hide  ... I think he'd be an awesome Harbinger.

And Larry, I second the idea of sending Mr. Selleck a personalized signed copy of MHI with a nice note enclosed.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: sarge712 on September 07, 2011, 07:30:34 am
I've not seen any of his recent stuff but he was pretty hard and remorseless in Last Stand at Sabre River.
I loved that movie. He's one of my favorite actors as well.

Hey what about Kurt Russell? If not as Earl, then who? We gotta have Kurt in here somewhere. Meyers?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Gunnguy on September 07, 2011, 09:32:56 pm
I've not seen any of his recent stuff but he was pretty hard and remorseless in Last Stand at Sabre River.
I loved that movie. He's one of my favorite actors as well.

Hey what about Kurt Russell? If not as Earl, then who? We gotta have Kurt in here somewhere. Meyers?
Perfect as Meyers. He'd be an awesome asshat good guy.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on September 07, 2011, 09:53:43 pm
I pictured Meyers as someone more like Kevin Spacey.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: LouisCQ1971 on September 07, 2011, 10:01:38 pm

SNIP

I've not seen any of his recent stuff but he was pretty hard and remorseless in Last Stand at Sabre River.
 
SNIP

One name : Jesse Stone
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on September 07, 2011, 10:11:27 pm
I pictured Meyers as someone more like Kevin Spacey.
This... Kevin Spacey or Hugo Weaving.


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on September 07, 2011, 10:34:00 pm
This... Kevin Spacey or Hugo Weaving.

Hugo Weaving is a good one too.

Alternately, he could be Jon Voight or Brian Cox.

The important thing is that you can really hate him.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on September 07, 2011, 10:38:23 pm
When I was reading MHI... Meyers WAS Agent Smith.
He was one of the few that I instantly assigned a known person to the role.


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on September 08, 2011, 09:05:09 pm
As if we needed another suggestion (and he's probably been mentioned before) but what about James Caan as Earl?

And how about either Tom Hardy or Joel Edgerton (the two brothers from the new Warrior movie) as Owen. They're both relatively big, looks like both can act, and they've both been trained to fight.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on September 08, 2011, 10:29:25 pm
As if we needed another suggestion (and he's probably been mentioned before) but what about James Caan as Earl?

And how about either Tom Hardy or Joel Edgerton (the two brothers from the new Warrior movie) as Owen. They're both relatively big, looks like both can act, and they've both been trained to fight.
Yep, I mentioned him.  Caan has old school toughness.....only problem is he's sorta like a few of our other choices, a bit past "used by" date.   Good actor, but a bit old for their intended role.

Then again....Earl's most physical stuff is in werewolf form  :hmm
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: sarge712 on September 09, 2011, 05:43:16 am
Yeah Earl is old in years but doesn't really look old due to the lycanthropy slowing the aging process kinda like Wolverine. Now if he wasn't already typecast as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman would be great as Earl.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on September 09, 2011, 03:52:11 pm
Yeah Earl is old in years but doesn't really look old due to the lycanthropy slowing the aging process...

:hmm

Dick Clark.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2004/04/news/041220/dclark1.jpg)


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on September 09, 2011, 03:54:32 pm
Dick Clark just had a remarkably non-linear aging curve. He didn't appear to age for years, and then he morphed into The Crypt Keeper over night.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Thernlund on September 09, 2011, 03:56:18 pm
They say he had a stoke.


-T.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: booksmart on September 14, 2011, 04:11:09 pm
Another big g BIG Guy... Conan Stevens:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1947403/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1947403/)

Bonus: 7' 1", and has actually studied drama (University of Newcastle)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: sarge712 on September 14, 2011, 05:49:30 pm
Yeah he could pass for Owen or the crazy evil Portugese guy (mind went blank)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on September 14, 2011, 06:02:11 pm
Lord Machado? But isn't he described as being somewhat short? Nah, but I do think Conan (an appropriate name if there ever was one) could definitely pull off Franks.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Gunnguy on September 14, 2011, 07:38:29 pm
Maybe 'The Rock' as Myers or Franks?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on September 20, 2011, 11:25:52 pm
  Gonna add in a couple for MH:Alpha.

 Heather Kerkonen:  Jamie Luner.  DEFINATELY.   I would add an image but I couldn't find one that I personally thought fit her.   She played a deputy on an old, cancelled TV series called 10-8.    In my opinion, while not a super-convincing show, she did portray a deputy quite well.   Alot of women don't "Feel" like they are cops, she did.   She's also a redhead, hot, and about the right age.   
 
Stark:   Dean Norris.  He plays a good weaselly, beauracratic character....Except I don't know if he could ever pull off tough....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Norris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Norris)   

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: simple_guy65 on October 01, 2011, 04:53:35 am
Just thought I'd throw in my two cents...

Owen ==> Ray Stevenson (think "Punisher: Warzone"...may need makeup to appear a little younger)
Julie ==> Erica Cerra (good choice because she looks like a slightly less prettier version of the actress that plays her mother)
Earl ==> Kurt Russell (think Stargate, Soldier, and even Grindhouse)
Holly ==> Heather Graham
Lee ==> John Cho
Trip ==> Don Cheadle
Grant ==> Zen Gesner
Milo ==> Woody Harrelson (think 2012 as far as looks)
Sam ==> Sam Elliot (originally I was thinking Jesse Ventura, but he's looking pretty bad these days)
The Boss ==> Clint Eastwood (sadly, Charlton Heston is no longer availble...)
Dorcas ==> Betty White (who else?!)
Ray ==> Jeff Bridges (looks a lot like Kurt Russell, so we can see some family resemblence)
Susan ==> Emmanuelle Vaugier (again, looks alot like Erica Cerra)
Machado ==> Robert Davi
Owen's Father ==> Tommy Lee Jones
Meyers ==> William Hurt (Meyers is described as looking like a college professor in a suit...)
Franks ==> Ving Rhames (yes, I know, he's black, but watch "Echelon Conspiracy" and you'll get it)

Did I miss anybody?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on October 01, 2011, 10:11:25 am
Welcome to WTA!

I think the only thing you really missed is that Owen's dad is Polynesian    :neener

Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on October 06, 2011, 12:03:32 am
  I was just thinking.

On MH:Alpha, the end bad guy, Mister Albino.  How about Will Patton?   :hmm  I ain't seen him on much, but I think he could play a pretty scary "dead-soul" character.    Only seen him as a guest-star on Numb3rs, but I think he could do it.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Garaballo on October 30, 2011, 05:02:33 pm
She'd fit?:

(http://media.booeep.com/26175_image_534_preview_large/1320000331)

Jamie Eason, I find her fit enough and attractive enough to be a "Made for TV" hunter, I don't know if Holly Newcastle would be a good choice since she's supposed to be more... well endowed than her, But I do think she would be a good choice for Julie, dyeing her hair black and putting some contacts and call it good.

Just don't google her name, might not be A) for the faint hearted, B)SFW, at all, that's why I think holly would suit her a bit more.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Gunnguy on October 30, 2011, 07:18:09 pm
Oh My! I just googled her name! WOW! That's a Def for Holly's Character! :o
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: GeorgeHill on November 06, 2011, 06:51:24 pm
She's perfect for Holly!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Garaballo on November 09, 2011, 04:06:36 pm
Eh, I still think she fits Julies description for the best, well at least in her most defining attributes.

Physically fit, check.
Pretty face but not overly gorgeous, check.
Long black hair, with a hairdresser's aid, check.
Glasses, check with a visit to the prop warehouse.

As her current portafolio comparing to Julie's? well I'd consider Irony to cast her as the quintessential southern conservative girl.

To be Holly eh... she needs more rack, and frankly the malice Holly displays from time to time can be very difficult to portrait, hence the need for an actress that can actually act, in that respect, Julies character comes off as more bland, other than being totally bad ass, there's not much that defines her and as such, I think a regular actress could take a jab at the role.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Doug Wojtowicz on November 09, 2011, 04:11:10 pm
Jamie Eason is one of my favorite fitness ladies, but she has to be cast as Power Girl first.  She was born to be the maid of might!
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: quinnrandall on February 03, 2012, 07:41:26 pm
How about Eliza Dushku as Julie? I haven't seen much of her work, but IMHO she can pull off the tough-as-nails-takes-no-crap-action-lady.

One Shot ft. Eliza Dushku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Iey0wDqBE#ws)

Julie and Grant ;)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Gunnguy on February 03, 2012, 09:51:14 pm
Julie and Grant ;)
PERFECT!
+1
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on March 01, 2012, 05:04:12 pm
For Vendetta:

Marty Hood = Cary Elwes
Lucinda Hood = Christina Ricci, assuming she can pull of an English accent. If not, then Summer Glau for the role.

For Alpha:
Heather = Christina Hendricks
Kirk Conover = James Caan
Adam Conover = Scott Caan
Agent Stark = Ciarán Hinds (Agent Fujima in the Miami Vice movie)
Nikolai = Timothy Olyphant, assuming he can pull off a Russian accent.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on March 01, 2012, 10:10:54 pm
  Glau would be a good pic for Lucinda.       I'd never really thought of Caan playing an old guy but he's getting up there in age he'd have to.

Too bad MHI:The movie didn't come out 15 years ago, Caan woulda been a kick-ass Earl.    He's who I had in mind when I first read MHI. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on March 23, 2012, 11:37:32 pm
  I know this thread's been pretty well....described, but a guy popped to mind:

Michael Massee   

I see him every now and then, and every time, the guy is a true and purely creepy, evil bad guy.     Not real sure what role he'd be in, a little old, but maybe made to look younger he could play an excellent crazy Ray. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Stealth on April 03, 2012, 11:00:51 pm
After reading some of the suggestions for MHI characters, I have added some who are not as mainstream as the ones most of you have suggested

Owen - Dave Batista (WWE Wrestler with some acting skills (not much)) big guy with Polynesian features

Earl - James Woods (if a bit younger) I hear his voice and picture him when I read about Earl or Kurt Russell

Julie - Kate B hands down...just needs to lose the accent

Grandpa Harbinger - Clint Eastwood

Agent Franks - Glenn Thomas Jacobs "WWE's Kane" again would be good character actor...since Franks doesn't speak much and neither does the "Kane" persona

Grant - Chris Hemsworth...def could play the snobbish Grant


or Stone Cold Steve Austin again...acting experience and does not need to talk much

Agent Meyers - Hugo or "Agent Smith"

Tripp - Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah a.k.a. Kofi Kingston from WWE...not a real big guy, but could pull off the school teacher look and persona

Julie's dad - again James Woods could pull this one off too...

Just my thoughts...would make for a very interesting cast I think.



Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Stealth on April 03, 2012, 11:02:32 pm
After reading some of the suggestions for MHI characters, I have added some who are not as mainstream as the ones most of you have suggested

Owen - Dave Batista (WWE Wrestler with some acting skills (not much)) big guy with Polynesian features

Earl - James Woods (if a bit younger) I hear his voice and picture him when I read about Earl or Kurt Russell

Julie - Kate B hands down...just needs to lose the accent

Grandpa Harbinger - Clint Eastwood

Agent Franks - Glenn Thomas Jacobs "WWE's Kane" again would be good character actor...since Franks doesn't speak much and neither does the "Kane" persona

Grant - Chris Hemsworth...def could play the snobbish Grant


or Stone Cold Steve Austin again...acting experience and does not need to talk much

Agent Meyers - Hugo or "Agent Smith"

Tripp - Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah a.k.a. Kofi Kingston from WWE...not a real big guy, but could pull off the school teacher look and persona

Julie's dad - again James Woods could pull this one off too...

Just my thoughts...would make for a very interesting cast I think.

Stone Cold should have been listed under the Agent Franks character...didn't realize I moved my cursor... :-[
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Correia on April 04, 2012, 11:36:59 am
Quote
Agent Franks - Glenn Thomas Jacobs "WWE's Kane" again would be good character actor...since Franks doesn't speak much and neither does the "Kane" persona
  Ironically enough, the Big Show read MHI and tweeted that Kane is Agent Franks. :)
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JackCrow on April 04, 2012, 06:34:40 pm
Agent Meyers = William Macy
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on April 04, 2012, 06:51:33 pm
I dunno. I mean, I can see him physically in the role, but William H. Macy seems way too benevolent and good-natured to be Meyers. Remember, Meyers would've murdered an unarmed man in a hospital bed without a second thought if he'd gotten the go-ahead from his superiors.  I'm not sure Macy could pull off that kind of character.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JackCrow on April 04, 2012, 07:14:09 pm
I think many people undersetimate Macy's acting ability.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Stealth on April 04, 2012, 07:24:46 pm
  Ironically enough, the Big Show read MHI and tweeted that Kane is Agent Franks. :)

I have no problem believing that...I've met a few of the WWE folks while on active duty (I was a photographer) and they were all really normal guys and gals. 

I do hope if MHI does make it to a script...they keep it as close to the book as possible.

I love the MHI series and look forward to the next book. 
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on April 04, 2012, 08:35:12 pm
I dunno. I mean, I can see him physically in the role, but William H. Macy seems way too benevolent and good-natured to be Meyers. Remember, Meyers would've murdered an unarmed man in a hospital bed without a second thought if he'd gotten the go-ahead from his superiors.  I'm not sure Macy could pull off that kind of character.

Haven't seen Boogie Nights?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on April 04, 2012, 10:17:42 pm
Nope.  Actually hadn't really heard of it (knew the title, nothing else) until you mentioned it.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JesseL on April 04, 2012, 10:22:27 pm
Suffice to say, you William H. Macy might surprise you.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: booksmart on April 04, 2012, 11:20:11 pm
There's something showing on TV now, that has him in it - grounged up, long hair, unshaven... I want to say it's called Shame.

Yeah, Mr. Macy is a very talented individual.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Evil Jim on April 06, 2012, 04:20:42 pm
There's something showing on TV now, that has him in it - grounged up, long hair, unshaven... I want to say it's called Shame.

Yeah, Mr. Macy is a very talented individual.
Shameless... not your expected Macy character.


Jim
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: mwcoleburn on April 07, 2012, 12:00:58 am
I could see Gary Senise as Meyers, he can bring the coldness necessary
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JackCrow on April 07, 2012, 11:06:31 am
Michael Gross could do a great job too, but I think he carries so much baggage as Burt Gummer that it would distract many viewers.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Raptor on April 07, 2012, 11:40:37 am
Just had a crazy idea: what about Williem Dafoe or Gary Oldman as Meyers?
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: mwcoleburn on April 07, 2012, 11:49:07 am
Just had a crazy idea: what about Williem Dafoe or Gary Oldman as Meyers?

Both those guys seem a little too menacing for Meyers, who I always saw as being a bit more to the weasel side of the equation.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: JackCrow on April 09, 2012, 02:16:21 pm
He was a MHI Hunter and well respected by its "inner circle" until he quit and joined the feds.
Title: Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
Post by: Grant on April 12, 2016, 08:45:01 am
  Okay, I'm bumping this back up because:

http://monsterhunternation.com/2016/04/05/free-tom-stranger-interdimensional-insurance-agent-audible-exclusive-narrated-by-adam-baldwin/

So Larry Correia has now subverted Adam Baldwin  :cool   And some of the comments got me thinking.

 My old list, I thought Baldwin to play Franks....well.....he's a bit old for that now.    I had James Caan playing Earl....now he's too old (still woulda been perfect say 10 years ago though).  DITTO again with my choice for Myers (Keith Carradine)

  So.....again:
 Earl Harbinger:  Adam Baldwin.   He can obviously play a "hick" from his role on firefly.
 Julie Harbinger:  Probably need someone younger, but someone who looks just like Jordana Brewster
 Owen:  Some big dude.....
 Franks: Same.   Probably get some type of smart wrestler......if there is such a thing....lol.
  Myers:    Mark Harmon would probably fit the bill nicely here.   
  Trip Jones and Holly I'm not sure, no one really sticks out.
  Milo:    Alan Tudyk with a red beard?    And he could be fatted up for the role ;)
  Sam:   Sam Elliot.
  Susan:  Carrie-ann Moss maybe?

  For MH:Alpha:
  Heather:  Jamie Luner.  SHe's PERFECT for the role, can play a deputy pretty well..and...hot huge boobed redhead.