I'm working on sketches right now, but I still have a couple of character templates to do. Also, I want to start thinking abut Luthien, although she is not "in" FOTN. She could make an appearance in the background of Menegroth around King Thingol and Melian. Whether or not she makes it into FOTN, I still would like to get the ball rolling on her and Beren since they are central to the next script. I'll post my ideas about who might make the cut this week.
Post by Glorfindel on Jan 18, 2010 15:18:11 GMT -5
All right, Thingol. I won't go into all the details on the ups and downs on selecting Elwe. I thought about Johnny Depp, Peirce Bronson, Ronn Moss, and a few others but I settled on Jim. I watched the "Count of Monte Cristo" again and it made up my mind.
Now that I Thingol and Melian...I'll try to proceed with Luthien. My oldest daughter suggested not to just look for Luthien alone, but to try and find a Beren that would match up (pair) with her at the same time. I thought about it and the suggestion does have some merit. Still I'll post a brief list of front runners in the Luthien hunt and then look for two or three "Berens" later on.
I won't decide on Luthien until the end of the month, and I might go ahead a look into a Beren template before I do. I think I have all the major roles done execpt maybe Olwe and maybe Malblung, Sauron, but I'll get to them as I sketch. I really want to get the ball rolling on the storyboards and script editing.
Feel free to comment on the possible Luthien selections and any other character templates.
You new members can post now, don't wait. You don't have to read all of the previous posts and scripts from day one to be able to say if you like the look of a certain character or not. Don't be scaried. ;D
Post by Glorfindel on Jan 15, 2012 23:14:36 GMT -5
It has been a very long time since I've looked through this post. There have been new actors and actresses that have come on the scene since this post started that could fit easy into some of the roles, but unless someone suggest a changes, I will stick with the ones that have already been posted. I will get back to this. Perhaps in March.
Forgot about this. It was fun to do. Wish more people commented but you can't have it all! Any different ideas about actors that could fit the bill in a live action version of any of the Silmarillion stories?
Post by Huinesoron on Apr 17, 2013 15:20:20 GMT -5
The thing is, for me, I don't think it would be so much about appearance. I mean, yes, Feanor needs to have black hair and look like an elf - but that 'haughty cruelty' expression, and the body language and voice-manipulation that goes with it... that's acting, not something you can convey in a picture.
I actually saw someone, somewhere, fairly recently who I thought would make a fantastic Feanor... unfortunately I can't for the life of me remember who. But it was his on-screen presence, not what he looked like, that gave me that impression.
~He came never back among the people of the Elves~
I totally agree about the skill an actor brings to a role being the most important thing. There are probably several dozen little known actors in the industry that could perform well in any of these roles.
Viggo and Orlando did very well in the LOTR series but I was not familiar enough with them to suggest either one for the roles they played prior to seeing them on screen.
Anyway, this thread was mostly for the sheer entertainment of doing it, although, I do think there are a few good picks posted. Please feel free to suggest alternatives