Discussion in 'Wheel of Time News Discussion' started by Mhael Gorbachev, Dec 3, 2010.
I couldn't even TRY!
I cant stop laughing to myself at the idea of someone trying to turn Lord of Chaos into one movie. That would be an incredible challenge. In all reality they could do the first three books and be successful. The general public would never know.
I think they could pull it off with a great deal of judicious editing. Keep in mind that pages and pages of description can be summarized in a second of visual. I'm not saying it would be easy, but I think they could fit the story into half as many movies as there are books and actually do a better job of showing how relatively little times passes across the whole series.
I don't think they could do the story justice as a movie, honestly a series with the timescales altered a bit to account for actors Aging would be more appropriate, besides Serialized Television is where all the really high quality work is happening now. (Minus Marvel Movies)
I would be fine with it as a TV series. That said, I think there is a lot of reworking that could be done between books seven and eleven without losing any of the main plot.
yes, though just the format of a TV series could clear a ton of that up on its own really.
So who would you guys cast in a movie or TV show? I can't think of any off the top of my head, I'd have to think about it.
I think Kellan Lutz would make a great Perrin if he put on a bit more muscle.
I think that the biggest problem with a 7 year series is the fact that the Aes Sedai will age, and they are supposed to be ageless. Though makeup can do wonders.
I agree. Which is why I think an animated series would work best. Voices don't really age!
Honestly I think from the start they could be CGIed to look "ageless" even if it doesn't look exactly right it will fit since the agelessness is supposed to be a little offputting anyways.
Like Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy. They did a pretty good job, I thought.
I think it looked ok but I would prefer a real actor. If they are going to CGI a bunch of stuff, just make it animated. That was one of the things I disliked about the Hobbit, they CGI'd a lot of the orcs instead of how it was done in the Lord of the Rings movies. Kinda disappointing.
I agree with you, Ixialdor. To me, no matter how good the CGI is, it just doesn't look right to me. I didn't like the overuse of CGI in the first Hobbit movie either. Animation these days is incredible, especially if you get a Japanese studio to do it. I would also say that there is a large group of amazingly talented voice actors right now, who would be much easier to cast for their voices alone, let alone having to find people that physically fit the descriptions of characters, as well as being able to portray them well.
What about Henry Cavill as Perrin? He has the build (after man of steel), and he's a reasonable actor for it.
Judge Judy as Cadsuane
As long as I get to be a voice, I'm good with animation!!!
I think the old Irish lady from The Others would've been a great Cadsuane, but I don't think she's still with us. Dame Judy Dench would be great, also.
Henry Cavil isn't big enough, IMRO. I think if he lost some fluff & gained some muscle, Jorge Garcia would be a good Perrin. I think Henry Cavil would be a good Rand, though.
I would be okay with this.
But he isn't even a redhead ...
Couple of years later........ and still nothing.
I wonder what the ever useless Mondragon does to pay the bills each month, doesn't seem to be making movies that's for sure.
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