Your Dream Cast For The Dark Tower Movies

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower' started by Elijah Sattler, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Thanks Flake - I think for some people, typing like that is easier as they are not familiar with how to change from caps to regular font :D
     
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  2. K4driver

    K4driver Active Member

  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I kinda like Viggo, maybe, with darker hair. If you can't have Clint (lol), I've always pictured Roland as Jude Law (again, with darker hair). He has the leanness that a real cowboy has, but with a wiry strength. All those muscles-on-muscles guys don't look like real cowboys at all. Roland is not supposed to be movie star handsome ("Too much twisted steel and sex appeal" ;D)--in fact, it emphasizes that in the books--but he has a sort of regal bearing, coming from his heritage. Law could pull that off in spades. And he has the eyes. I'd not thought of Colin Farrell as Eddie, but that works! I see sort of a young Ewan McGregor in my head. Sonequa Martin-Green for Susannah. Chandler Riggs impresses the hell out of me (so many kids that young really can't act at all), so, yeah, him as Jake. I saw Donald Sutherland as Callahan, but maybe he's too old now.
     
  4. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    unknowns or near unknowns...across the boards...every character...no exceptions...

    it is the tale...not he who tells it
     
  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I agree.
     
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    What about Fassbender for Roland? This kind of picture immediately makes me think of a 1154231-michael-fassbender.jpg 0_86b57_909ae590_orig.jpg Roland pic in The Drawing of the Three
     
  7. Gavin Logan

    Gavin Logan Member

    Fassbender or Viggo would be great choices (anybody except Daniel Craig, sorry) Have a feeling it'll go to a lesser known actor though. What about Kerry Washington as Susannah?
     
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  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I like Craig as Bond (especially in Casino Royale) but even though I like him, it is hard to imagine him as a Gunslinger, so yeah - another guy would be a better choice :laugh:
     
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Reading The Gunslinger again, and I ws struck by the first description of Roland, something about his 'flaking, pitted face'. Combined with the shocking blue eyes, this time I was reminded of Jurgen Prochnow. With dark hair, he would definitely work.
    Jurgen-Prochnow_old.jpg
     
  10. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    harrison ford was, by and large, a relative unknown when he was cast as han solo...

    lucky george lucas: for if he'd been as famous then as most of the nice actors y'all have mentioned are now...

    the cost of that one contract alone would easily eat into the budget for the much needed effects/sets for such a long term project...

    and, if started...we do want it to be completed...right ??

    see..i'm being sneaky...can any of you even imagine anyone else playing han solo ??

    unknowns....
     
  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Found it, duh.

    Okay, didn't Stephen say he had Clint Eastwood in mind when he wrote this story? Well, Clint has a son, Scott. He looks exactly like Clint, those steely blue eyes. Rough this boy up--tone down some of that pretty-- and hopefully he can act.

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  12. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    [​IMG] Jeffrey Dean Morgan, another potential Roland....
     
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  13. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    young eastwood looks like ben affleck
     
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  14. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    I have always pictured Eddie Dean as Joe Pesci. With the whole 'could talk the devil into setting himself on fire' and 'My Cousi Vinny' NY mob schtic. I know he is a bit old...perhaps a younger version?
     
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  15. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Roland needs to be someone who is `Timeless'. ? Michael Shanks as Roland...icy Blue eyes and an aloof yet focused manner...

     
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  16. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    I actually pictured He-Man from the cartoon series as Roland :D

    Surely there must be a role for Matt Frewer (IIRC holds the record for appearing in most King projects) maybe Dandelo?
     
  17. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    What about Jeremy Wade from Discovery 'River Monsters' 2014-05-05-23-39-25--1804403215.jpeg
     
  18. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    I have to say I never pictured Whoopi G. as Detta....
     
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  19. SharonC

    SharonC Well-Known Member

    I don't have a dream cast. I just don't see this as ever being made. Perhaps just reading and imagining would be best.
     
  20. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    But she would be able to do all four of the personas associated. I know it is a stretch, and the King likes 'unknowns'. Dream cast, Jeremy Wade as Roland, Joe Pesci as Eddie Dean, Whoopie Goldberg as Sus, Detta, and Mia and Jake (unknown). I know, an older cast, but all have the 'core ' characteristics.
     
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