If there was a movie?

Discussion in 'David Eddings' started by Princess Ivy, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. X'Nedra

    X'Nedra Well-Known Member

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    You have to have Bill Bailey as Beldin! He is part troll you know! lol

    I think Megan Gale (Aussie model who apparently is going to be playing wonder woman) would be an excellent Polgara. (You'll have to google coz I can't find any links that work).
    I definitely agree a younger Angelica Houston would be perfect!

    Gotta have Angelina as Salmissra, as someone said she comes across as fairly ho-ey in her movies, so spot on for Salmissra.

    We need an unknown as Belgarath and for pete's sake they better not go the Gandalf image for him - Sean Connery about 10 years ago would have been perfect. I always pictured Belgarath as being a sexy old fella. Actually just having an extra think - a known actor who may do it justice would be Ben Kingsley.

    Garion should also be an unknown actor.

    I don't know how I'd feel about a movie - I like my imagination better :)
     
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  2. Belmakor

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    Okay, here are my stabs at it.

    Silk could be played by:
    DJ Qualls for looks
    Tim Roth more for character than for looks
    Ed Norton for looks and acting

    Polgara:
    It's real hard for me to lay off of Liv Tyler for this after her role in LOTR otherwise an ALICE In Wonderland Anne Hathaway would be nice.

    Bryce Dallas Howard could play a number of the female rolls as much as she has changed her hair for various rolls. She would also be a good beldaran.

    I think Dakota Fanning might actually make a good Ce'Nedra. Just my opinion though.

    Karl Urban might make a good Belzedar.

    Belgarath though is tougher. Who do you see playing that? Liam Neeson fits the bill but makes a better Aldur.

    The Rock might make an intersting Taur Urgas?

    In the end though it would probably be best to get a few names to go with a bunch of no names. That way the no names work their butts off to make a name for themselves.

    As long as we stay away from Channing Tatum for Garion, I'm good.
     
  3. Thaisa

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    I'll take a stab at this- off of the top of my head:
    Polgara: CZJ
    Belgarath:
    Relg: Mandy Patinkin or Tony Shaloub
    Adult Ce'Nedra: Mila Kunis
    Adult Garion:Chris Helmsworth
    Mandorallen- Alexander Skaarsgard
    Silk- Mark Hammill
    Lelldorin- Ashton Kutcher
    Rhodar: James Earl Jones
    Adara: Anne Hathaway
    Durnik: Daniel Craig
    Taiba: Sofia Vergara
    'Zakath: Alan Rickman
    Salmissra: Angelina Jolie
     
  4. devilsgrin

    devilsgrin Well-Known Member

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    to quote Mike Chang on Glee "for Christmas, I'd like Channing Tatum to stop being in stuff"

    Only going to touch a couple of actors you've listed - i've gone on about the others before ;)
    Liam Neeson - if you think Qui Gon Jin, sure he's Aldur-ish. If you think of ANY of his MULTITUDE of other FAR BETTER characters, he's a perfect Belgarath - tho he might be just a LITTLE bit too violent... so perhaps as King Anheg.

    Dakota Fanning - as much as until recently i've detested the little brat - the movies Push, and i'll admit New Moon and Eclipse, she's changed my mind. She could play a great Ce'Nedra. It DOES mean that the boy who plays Garion will have to be at least 3 years older than her at the time, so their visible ages match up well.

    Anne Hathaway is a good option for Polgara. NEVER EVER Liv Tyler - she CANNOT act... its all whispers and pouty lips. We need a imperial fiery-ness just barely contained by a sense of unbreakable propriety, overlaid with four millennia of unrelenting grief. Liv Tyler could NEVER nail the subtle nuance of a Polgara character, let alone Polgara herself.

    and lastly.

    Bryce Dallas Howard is the DEVIL. She ONLY gets cast in roles when she replaces a FAR better actress, and then only because of who her father is. TERRIBLE actress (and i use the term loosely).

    oh and no no no to Ed Norton. He's an epic level douche. Who refuses to be in a movie like the Avengers because your asking price won't be met - yet other actors with FAR bigger fan-bases and box-office pulls (RD Jr for instance) are taking slight pay cuts?
     
  5. Maxtaf

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    Don't knock Liv too bad. There ARE roles she would be good for. I think the role I cast her as is perfect.

    That said, here's the majority of my list. I've included some alternates, because we all know we can't always get our first choice.


    Belgarath - Sean Connery, Liam Neeson

    Polgara - Kate Beckinsale, Megan Fox, Lucy Lawless

    Garion - Zachary Gordon

    Ce'Nedra - Bella Thorne, Chloe Grace Moretz

    Errand - Some Unknown Kid
    (Let's face it, in the first series, he didn't exactly have a lot of lines)

    Silk - Dennis Leary, Johnny Depp, Hank Azaria

    Barak - Tyler Mane, Sean Bean

    Hettar - Stephen Moyer, Jason Statham, Mark Dacascos

    Lelldorin - Orlando Bloom
    (pretty, blonde, dumb-lookinig)

    Mandorallen - Aaron Eckhart, Matthew McConaughey
    (BIG, pretty, blonde, dumb-lookinig)

    Durnik - Sam Neill, Alan Tudyk (Wash on Firefly, OK looking, but ... plain)

    Salmissra - Morena Baccarin (Inara, Firefly), Aishwarya Rai
    (I think Salmissra should look exotic)

    Porenn - Kristin Chenoweth
    (She stands 4'11' - Porenn is TINY!)

    Rhodar - Robbie Coltrane, John Goodman

    Sadi - Ben Kingsley

    Beldin - Arnold Vosloo, Andy Serkis,
    Hugh Laurie (I think of Beldin every time I listen to House)

    Vella - Angelina Jolie (Vella is all about sexy attitude, and Angelina's got it.)

    Anheg - Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies

    Brand - Bruce Campbell

    Velvet - AnnaSophia Robb

    Taiba - Kim Kardashian (Lush sexuality, with little detectable personality)

    Relg - Tony Shaloub (Adrian Monk - need I say more? Don't touch me!)

    Torak - Chris Hemsworth
    (Handsome, toned, & already has experience playing a conceited god.)

    Zakath - Alan Rickman

    Ariana - Liv Tyler
    (very pretty, but not all there - This MAY be a role she can't screw up...)

    Adara - Anne Hathaway

    Doroon - Justin Beiber
    (Same logic as Liv Tyler, and people will watch just to see Justin Beiber slaughtered)

    Beldaran - Diane Kruger


    There are a few I've missed, but that's the majority.

    Max
     
  6. X'Nedra

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    Anyone EVER casts Megan Fox as Polgara I will personally track them down and smack them straight in the face with a frozen cod... NO! Just NO! :mad:
     
  7. devilsgrin

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    completely agreed.
     
  8. MissAdara

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    Polgara - Catherine Zeta Jones - She has that classic, timeless, elegance that i always assumed Pol had.

    Silk - My all time favourite character.. I was 13 when i first read the series and he stood out to me. I think Johnny Depp would be perfect - he has shown himself to have a lot of range as an actor.

    Durnik - Daniel Craig - he fits the age and physical characteristics without being too pretty

    I think Belgarion (apart from when he was a young farm boy) would have suited Heath Ledger to a T

    Barak - Steve Austin

    Zakath - Alan Rickman

    Lledorin - Owen Wilson.. seems to have that gorgeous, noble, stupidity down pat

    Salmissra - Liv Tyler. I know people here dont rate her acting ability, but i think she would be perfect for the self centered, personality-less queen of Nyissa

    Porenn - Charlize Theron .. i know she's a bit tall for the part, but i think she has the looks for it. The other candidate is of course me :) I've had a crush on Silk for as long as i can remember

    Hettar - that guy from "The Mummy" the bad one...
     
  9. Polly_Nightwings

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    I'm probably not going to endear myself to this group here, but I have to say that Megan Fox would do justice to Polgara...lookswise. Personality- and acting-wise, no way in heck. What a terrible shame. But in Polly's words, I won't lose sleep over it.

    I absolutely concur about Silk - Johnny Depp would make a really hot and eccentric Silk.

    Actually, wouldn't Alan Rickman make an awesome Belgarath?
     
  10. X'Nedra

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    I always pictured Sean Connery about 15 years ago as Belgarath... He has to be gorgeous... He makes the ladies blush when he jumps into the lake in the Mallorean...

    All I know is Bill Bailey needs to be someone, somewhere and I'd rather English actors than American ones for the most part.

    If you want gorgeous and Polgaraish then look no further than our own Aussie model Megan Gale... She craps all over the other Megan. Polgara is a natural beauty, not a plastic/silicone one! ;)
     
  11. devilsgrin

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    can we please NOT look for a model? (and a model for that matter who forgot her place and actually smiled on the runway... how unprofessional ;) ). I've seen movies with Megan Gale, she cannot act. She could never be trusted with a role like Polgara. theres no majesty about MG, she has just class to carry off modelling shoots and catwalk (which really only requires an ability to stand gracefully, or walk like with a prance similar to a thoroughbred race horse). While she is stunning, she could never be a convincing Polgara.

    When i first read Pawn of Prophecy, OH so many years ago now, i also pictured Sean Connery as Belgarath. The best part about SC as Mister Wolf is that in the early books, Garion is a passenger on the Belgarath and Polgara express, one with clever commentary from our favourite Drasnian. So it wouldn't matter if Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones (being my personal favourite choice for the role of Polgara) outshone the unknown pretty-boy playing Garion. (they also look great in movies together (Entrapment wasn't a great movie, but they were pretty damn good in it)).
     
  12. X'Nedra

    X'Nedra Well-Known Member

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    OK, well I can't argue with that... I concur :)
     
  13. Mallory Ringess

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    When i first thought of this years ago I immediately thought of Donald Sutherland for Belgarath and Keifer Sutherland for Garion. Donald Sutherland is such a fantastic actor and Keifer isn't so bad.

    I had another thought recently, perhaps Nicholas Cage for Belgarath.

    It seems that Angelina Jolie is a popular choice for Polgara and I think I agree. She was quite good in Alexander.

    There is only one man for Silk and that has to be Johnny Depp

    Edward Furlong is a definite for Garion, and maybe one from left field is Edward Norton for Hettar.

    How about Vinny Jones as Silk's erstwhile business partner Yarblek??

    Wayne Rooney for Beldin, someone else will have to perform all the line though, don't think a scouse desciple would catch on!!!

    I will post more later.
     
  14. Silvio dante

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    Some excellent choices there. But poor Beldin. He's surely not that ugly...:D
     
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    I have to totally pan Nicholas Cage. The man can't act, and is the same in every movie.

    Ed Norton could also pull off Silk, though Depp would be great. Edward Norton is one of the best actors in the business these days.

    Bob Hoskins for Beldin. He'd be brilliant.

    For Belgarath, Sean Connery would be a good choice. Wise, yet roguish.

    Sean Bean can't be Barak, although he'd be a decent choice, because Barak doesn't die. I think Sean Bean has it in his contract for every film or series that his character must die, except Sharpe.
     
  16. Silvio dante

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    Hoskins as Beldin? Genius...:)

    How about the Twins...?
     
  17. X'Nedra

    X'Nedra Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Our imaginations are on the pole opposite of one another!
     
  18. Beldarius

    Beldarius The Guardian of Light

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    Came up with a new actor for Silk.

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    Matthew Porretta, the guy who played Will Scarlett O'Hara in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights". You gotta say he looks the part... not to mention in the movie he fought with daggers (both for hand-to-hand combat and throwing). XD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tqLVNcIS8 See this for reference (the big guy could be Barak? XD).
     
  19. ConchRepublican

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    Hello all!

    I was searching casting for the Belgariad and this forum came up.

    I enjoyed reading a lot of the suggestions and joined to add my two bits for two roles.

    For Polgara my initial thought was Jacklyn Smith, but my age betrayed me. I changed that to Monica Bellucci, who I think carries that timeless quality. Catherine Zeta-Jones gets no argument from me, but I agree about beating Megan Fox supporters with a frozen cod. I don't like Angelina Jolie either.

    Belgarath is difficult but I was wondering, how do you guys feel about Malcolm McDowell?
     
  20. ghost8772

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    I personally think he'd be better suited for Zedar, or Chutchik. ooh, now THERE would be some scary disciples of Torak, Malcolm McDowell as zedar, and Tim Curry at Chutchik. though Lance Henriksen could definitely have the cadaver look of Chutchik also... maybe save Curry for Urvon. lol, or Nahaz

    Why are people tossing in Sorcerer's apprentice actors for these wish parts? Cage, now Bellucci.

    I honestly don't recall Jacklyn Smith having any roles where she showed regal bearing. I'd think Layla might be a bit closer to her personality. though no I've never really seen her play "giddy" she's just not pixie enough to get away with being Porenn, which ANY of the charlie's original angels could have voiced.

    I'm still more in mind of Madeline Stowe to play Polgara. Voice, bearing, attitude all shown in "Last of the Mohicans" Not dating myself as bad as the republican, but still.
     
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