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Scott's Books => Leviathan / Behemoth / Goliath => Topic started by: Areias on June 01, 2014, 11:09:29 PM

Title: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 01, 2014, 11:09:29 PM
If there were to be a Leviathan movie in the works right now, who would everyone's dream cast be? This is barring easily-remedied things like hair color or eye color.

Alek: Liam James; Logan Lerman or Daniel Radcliffe are possible but both a little old

Deryn: Sophie Turner, I think she could do it because she's a completely different person from Sansa irl, so perhaps she can get down Deryn's chipper and swashbuckling attitude... Maisie Williams or Chloe Moretz if they were taller

Dr. Barlow: Cate Blanchett; I'd definitely pick Sigourney Weaver if she were younger!

Volger: Benedict Cumberbatch or Michael Fassbender

Jaspert: Andrew Garfield or Jamie Bell

Newkirk: Will Poulter, maybe Callan McAuliffe

Lilit: Saoirse Ronan or Dakota Fanning

Klopp: Sam Elliott
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on June 02, 2014, 12:37:29 AM
honestly I can't imagine Dr Barlow being played by Jennifer Lawrence and the same with Alek and Daniel Radcliffe, they just don't fit.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 02, 2014, 01:39:29 AM
Jennifer has got the aptitude and skill for it, though, judging from what I've seen of her. And I based Radcliffe on his height and his performance around the 5th or so film, but yeah he's a flimsy match at best. Not enough gravity.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Straif on June 02, 2014, 05:11:31 AM
NO NO NO NO. No way in HELL Jen Law is Dr. Barlow. There's only one girl who could be her, and that's that chick from the Sherlock Holmes movies (the ones with RDJ and Jude Law).

Besides, lets all admit the truth here; Leviathan is a series we simply cannot find actors for and it is therefore one that should be handled as a fully CGI/anime film with voice actors.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 02, 2014, 05:13:08 AM
Animated Leviathan would truly be awesome :)
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 02, 2014, 05:20:39 AM
NO NO NO NO. No way in HELL Jen Law is Dr. Barlow. There's only one girl who could be her, and that's that chick from the Sherlock Holmes movies (the ones with RDJ and Jude Law).

Besides, lets all admit the truth here; Leviathan is a series we simply cannot find actors for and it is therefore one that should be handled as a fully CGI/anime film with voice actors.

Calm down, it's only my opinion on casting. And Rachel McAdams, who played Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes, is a bit too gushy and flirty for Dr. Barlow. She stars in mostly romantic comedies after all.

And I disagree. We can find actors for anything. There's talent out there, just up to directors to make the match. Not saying I'm against CGI Levi, if anyone were to fund it, though.

I guess I shall redact JLaw if that choice gets to people lol
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Straif on June 02, 2014, 05:23:53 AM
My reasonings for her is the same reason you're against Rachel McAdams. Also, if we have ANOTHER teen book movie with JLaw in it people are going to run from it in droves thinking its a Hunger Games clone.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 02, 2014, 05:32:57 AM
I suppose it's true, because I avoid anything with Robert Pattinson in it.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Straif on June 02, 2014, 05:36:30 AM
There you go.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Kernul on June 02, 2014, 10:00:03 AM
Wow! I have to create a list of ALL the character of Leviathan and then give to each one an actor. It will take me all my time! XD But I'll do it! U_U
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 19, 2014, 03:45:20 PM
A- The sherlock holmes chick would be a perfect Barlow as long as she was reserved enough [she already looks sensational in a bowler]
B- Jlaw would make one hell of a deryn.
C- Also, I wholeheartedly support benedict cumberbatch being in anything for any reason ever.
D- Get the steamboy production team, sign up Kieth Thompson,Yuumei from Deviantart and Greame Base as the artists and that would quite possibly be the best anime ever.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 19, 2014, 04:50:43 PM
I still don't think Rachel McAdams would be a good Barlow, even if she were reserved. I dunno, it just doesn't feel like she could pull it off. On the other hand, Lawrence is too old to play Deryn, but no good child actresses (who are tall enough) come to mind. But hey, if we can live with a very short Harry then we can forgive a similar deviation of a short Deryn, as long as she's good.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on June 19, 2014, 04:54:00 PM
Come to think of it, that girl from Hugo might be able to pull deryn off.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Areias on June 19, 2014, 05:15:33 PM
That would be Chloe Moretz. She's already listed as a choice in my original pick (she's taller than Maisie, but still short).
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 20, 2014, 02:04:11 PM
I really only like Benedict Bumberbatch when he's evil tho, and he's too young to play the Count . . .
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Straif on June 20, 2014, 04:28:44 PM
Also he's not Austrian enough.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 20, 2014, 11:45:51 PM
And wasn't the guy who reads the audiobooks going to play Volger if they get a movie?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 21, 2014, 01:35:55 PM
What about Saxon Sharbino for Deryn?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: TheCarbonAlchemist on September 23, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
Cumberbatch as Tesla? He's got the arrogance and tall, thin build for it. Just have to mess with his hair a bit. Maybe use the haircut he had in Into Darkness.

If he can pull off a good American accent and if he looks good with black/brown hair Hugh Mitchell would make a good Eddie Malone.

The guy who voices the animals from ATLA and I think LOK could voice Bovril, and the messenger lizards. Dee Bradley Baker.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 01, 2014, 11:33:16 AM
Johnny Depp As Volger?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on December 09, 2014, 04:30:53 AM
Honestly it's Lilit's casting I'm most concerned about. She's an awesome feminist-pansexual-poc after all, and Hollywood doesn't have the best track record when it comes to characters like the magnificent goddess she is.
Saoirse Ronan and Dakota Fanning are good actresses, but are both pretty darn white.

Amber Rose Revah is probably my first choice, followed by Nazriya Nazim/Odeya Rush.

Actually I'm my first choice but that's not going to happen.

I could see Saoirse as Deryn!
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on December 09, 2014, 05:12:53 AM
 :o
Probably my almost-full fancast goes more like:

Alek- Sam Riley's honestly the closest I can get, though Brenton Thwaites could work, as well as George MacKay
Deryn- Saoirse Ronan or Sophie Turner
Lilit- myself, because I'm entitled to my dreams! But failing that, Amber Rose Revah
Volger- Alan Cumming or maybe Alan Rickman
Barlow- Natalie Dormer, Lara Pulver (both have played Irene Adler!), or Cate Blanchett
Klopp- Benny Hill! But he's dead, so probably either Brian Blessed, William Shatner, or Robbie Coltrane. John Rhys-Davies could work, too
Eddie Malone- Eddie Redmayne
Adela Rodgers- Maybe Jennifer Lawrence
Newkirk- totally Will Poulter
Zaven- Oded Fehr
Nene- Diana Rigg is too Anglo-Saxon but her attitude is on point
Bauer- Iain De Caestecker
Busk- Martin Freeman
Jaspert- Jaime Bell
Hobbes- Sean Bean?
Tesla- Benedict Cumberbatch
The Kizlar Agha- Chiwetel Ejiofor
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on December 09, 2014, 10:44:35 AM
NIIIIIICE
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on December 09, 2014, 11:02:26 AM
I can't see Jennifer Lawrence as Adela Rodgers though.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on December 10, 2014, 12:10:53 AM
I can't see Jennifer Lawrence as Adela Rodgers though.

I'm having trouble seeing anyone as Adela :/ maybe Amanda seyfreid since she has chemistry with Redmayne?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2014, 04:02:39 AM
Is there any place for Johny Depp? Or as a thought Sir Christopher Lee?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on December 10, 2014, 05:51:01 AM
I could see Christoper Lee as Hobbes, maybe? Or Franz Josef, if they choose to include him.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 14, 2014, 04:27:44 AM
Sean Connery?
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on March 06, 2015, 10:03:04 AM
Is there any place for Johny Depp? Or as a thought Sir Christopher Lee?

Also, personally, Johnny Depp scares me. I dunno why
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 10:07:53 AM
He's terrifying.
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Chairlegs on March 06, 2015, 01:12:50 PM
Volger has Hugh Jackmans sideburns.
I dunno
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 01:14:00 PM
Aw yiss
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Chairlegs on March 06, 2015, 01:27:42 PM
(http://imageserver.moviepilot.com/hmm-no-surprise-here-hugh-jackman-will-return-for-x-men-apocalypse.gif?width=500&height=175)
(http://www.e-reading.org.ua/illustrations/128/128152-38.jpg)
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: GeeBeezy on March 06, 2015, 01:29:41 PM
Okay, I lost it at that post  ;D

http://31.media.tumblr.com/6e9dadf9a75844e68dbe98a1b577942b/tumblr_mz5esgjAYn1r0ckzto1_400.gif
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on March 09, 2015, 08:13:46 AM
(http://imageserver.moviepilot.com/hmm-no-surprise-here-hugh-jackman-will-return-for-x-men-apocalypse.gif?width=500&height=175)
(http://www.e-reading.org.ua/illustrations/128/128152-38.jpg)

HEADCANON FOREVER ACCEPTED

also he can sing so now I want a series of MUSICAL adaptations of Leviathan
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Chairlegs on March 09, 2015, 11:47:33 AM
A musical?
*Sings*
"The Leviathan is Alive, with the sound of engines!"
*High Pitch*
"Looooorrrrriissss!"
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Lilit on March 14, 2015, 01:48:36 AM
*sings more*
i could be falling in love, falling in love, falling in love... With Dylan

(Because a STARKID style musical would work really well)
Title: Re: Leviathan: Pick Your Cast
Post by: Chairlegs on March 14, 2015, 12:51:40 PM
Have Deryn listening to this jazz whilst dancing with Alek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqEIEDEBnfg