Now, we are not doing a live action version of the films, but I thought the idea of trying to casting such a thing would spark the imagination as to how the characters might actually look in an animated version. My issue at the moment is how to represent a character that has no descriptive outline in any of Tolkien's work (or maybe they have and I just missed it) This is a problem also with the Valar who have their own post. So I would like to get impressions on how they should look in general, i.e. height, hair color, slim or muscular, sullen or joyful, and on and on...
Edit: 12/09 Correction: There are a few hints of height, hair color, strenght, demeanor in a few spots of the Silmarillion, and in some of the histories and appendices.[/size][/i]
EXAMPLE: Finwe marries Indis who is a Vanyar. Indis has light hair or "blonde" hair but Finwe's very dark (black). Their son Finarfin marries Earwen who is Teleri. Their children are Finrod (blond) Galadriel (special blond blend). Is Orodreth a blond or brunette. What about Angrod and Aegnor? Are they taller, shorter, blonde, brunette, or does it even matter?
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2010 11:51:50 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
I had fogotten that I had this thread started. I ended up posting a lot of the Eldar prototypes and ideas into the Valar Prototype thread. I'm going to try to "move" those posts here. I may just copy the first few and then continue in this thread in the future. Sorry about the confusion. ;D
If you have not seen the obscure Sci-Fi movie "The Fountain", please see it. It hits half way to Feanor in the role that Hugh Jackman protrays in that movie. Once you have seen it, you'll know why I leaned to selecting him for the prototype.
I tried to keep a consistant look for Fingolfin's line and I hope that you can see where I'm going. First, I'll present the template for Anairë. There is not much out there to discribe her. There are no fan related pictures or drawings on the web that I could find. I just went with my mind alone and made my selection. I ended up finding someone to fit after HV made her suggestion for Luthien.
1st Choice Charisma Carpenter(39) 5’7’'
2nd Choice Courtney Cox(45) 5’5’’
3rd Choice Demi Moore(47) 5’5”
Honestly, any of the three could play Fingolfin's wife. She is not mentioned in the book, and is only there visually in the script (don't remember her having any lines).
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2009 9:47:30 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
First, we have Fingon. Fingon has a fair portion of the film to work in, and he has the huge rescue scene near the end of the script. I juggled a few people around for this role. I ended up selecting someone that I had slated to pattern Maedhros off of. I had him so entrenched as Maedhros that the only thing that allowed me to move him was that I wanted Maedhros to be the "tallest" of all the Noldor. So since he was not the tallest of all the actors that I was looking at, and moved him to Fingon.
Turgon will have a part in almost all the films (as I see them). I looked for someone that would be nice to return to over several films. Some of the looks and actors are not hugely important because they are only on screen for a brief amount of time. Turgon, Thingol, Morgoth, Melian are not in that category. They are in multiple films, scripts, etc. and have to keep a strong presence.
I said all of that, but the fact is, I decided to move my Maglor selection over to Turgon. Why? Because I worked hard on pairing Maedhros and Maglor together, and I liked the team that I finally came up with in the end. ;D
1st Choice Ben Barns(28) 6’1’’
2nd Choice Travis Van Winkle(27) 6’
3rd Choice Ian Somerhalder(31) 5’9’’
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Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 10:00:22 GMT -5
The last child of Fingolfin (yes, I'm aware of Argon but he is not in the book).
I had an older person selected but went with a younger one. I thought that the younger actress looked more like the other family templates. Also her younger look lends to the slightly impatient and partial restless nature of Aredhel Ar-Feiniel.
1st Choice Ashley Greene(22) 5’5
2nd Choice Eve Green(29) 5' 6"
3rd Choice Emily Blunt(26) 5’7’’
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2009 10:00:52 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 10:03:12 GMT -5
It was hard to find a Finrod. Either he was too old or too young. He has to be younger or at least around the same age as Fingon and Maedhros. I had my favorite booted to third place because of age, and how he compared to Peter (Finarfin). I really tried my best to have a "family resemblance" in the selections. So, here we go.
1st Choice Kevin Zegers(25) 5’9’’
2nd Choice Michael Pitt(28) 5’11’
3rd Choice James Franco(31) 5’11’’
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2009 10:04:26 GMT -5 by Glorfindel