i think liam neeson would make a great finwe, billy zane a decent 'young' sauron, jeremy irons as a possible ingwe, and maybe hugh jackman as feanor. i also kinda see ewan macgregor as either feanor's brother or nephew, can't really explain that one though.
Neeson as Finwe is good and Zane as a young Sauron is a master stroke! I was leaning toward Julian McMahon from Nip/Tuck and Fantastic 4. I don't know where to put Jeremy though. He would be in there somewhere. I like Ewan but I don't really see him as an elf for some reason.
For Feanor...I like either Jim Cavizel or Christian Bale. Jackman is not a bad third option. My question is who would be Fingolfin and Finarfin. Both are "younger" than Feanor but have to seem older than the actors that are playing their children. Jim is 40 and Christian is around 35 although they look about the same age. Hugh is 40 also. That would mean that Finwe, Olwe, Inwe, and Elwe would need to be at least 50-ish and the 7 sons of Feanor and their cousins would need to be in their mid to late 20's (or at least "look" 20-ish).
Can I indulge myself and have Sting play Olwe and sing a sad song during the Kin Slaying? ;D
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can't say that i'm too familiar with cavizel's work,
Of course his most well known role was in "The Passion of the Christ", but I was aware of him from his performance in "The Count of Monte Cristo". I also liked in him in "Angel Eyes". He played a convincing baddy in "Deja' Vu" starring Denzel Washington. I would suggest "Deja Vu" and "The Count of Monte Cristo".
Post by Glorfindel on Oct 19, 2009 14:58:29 GMT -5
Has anyone seen Hugh Jackman in "The Fountain". I've shifted my select and moved Hugh up to be the front runner for Feanor. Time is against him but if I could shoot in the next two to three years, he would be it.
No, I haven't seen the movie. What's it about? Anyway, took a look online at some pics of Hugh Jackman. I agree, he would make a great Feanor. But if Silm ever is made into a movie w/real actors I think it won't happen in our lifetime. Maybe our grand-children will be blessed with big screen movie.
Post by Glorfindel on Oct 24, 2009 11:49:09 GMT -5
Nice to hear from you tamitha. "The Fountain" is a slightly weird, modernist, symbolic, science fiction movie about a doctor (Hugh Jackman) who is looking to cure his sick wife (Rachel Weisz). There are three story lines that interweave and also connect at some points. His wife is writing a story which parallels the main story. There is also a futuristic symbolic story line in it too. I liked the film but it is "artsy" and a little "brainy" without a whole lot of action (although it has some). If you think "2001: A Space Odyssey" but with a love story in it, you'll be close to the mark. It is also like the Matrix on a smaller, more personal level, and without all the shooting and fighting. If you can find it, rent it. It will be worth seeing just for Jackman's performance. His desperation to find a cure matches how I see Feanor in some respects.
I do believe that the Silmarillion will be done (in some form/media) in the next 10 to 15 years. I believe that the Hobbit films will be a huge success and the pressure will be on to continue the franchise. I believe that if the Tolkien Foundation retained most of the control on how it was done, and how much that they would receive monetarily, then we'll have something to look forward to in our mid to late 50's ;D I never thought that they would pull of The Lord of the Rings as a live action presentation back in 1986, but in 2001 I was pleasantly surprise to see it (FOTR). The only thing stopping Silmarillion are the rights to the material. I believe in next 10 years or so, that will be resolved. If not; it will be up to us to get something done for the true hard core fans. ;D
I almost forgot, Viggo's B-day was this past week. He turned 51. Happy belated birthday Viggo!
Anyway, how does a Hugh Jack (Feanor) Eric Bana (Fingolfin) Jude Law (Finarfin) line-up grab you? I also think I like Daniel Day Lewis as Finwe. Of course, the hardest casting role will not be in FOTN. The hardest one to fill will be Luthien. How to you fine someone to be the loveliest being out of all of Eru's children? Plus, she has to be able to "really" act, dance, and sing! ...sounds like some sort of animation may be the only way to go.
Gotta go...don't be a stranger
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