18 Mar 2005

Something for the weekend

Borrowing from Harry’s Dress Down Friday, let’s have a bit of audience participation, and keeping with the CRACCA theme and to mark the release of Constantine today, the subject is:

Hollywood is adapting a book or graphic novel you love into a movie. What’s the worst possible casting choices they can make?

Followingon from a comment over here, I’m going for Watchmen starring Keanu Reeves as Dr Manhattan (’I’m just a puppet who can see the strings. Woah.‘) and Ben Affleck as Nite Owl. Your suggestions?

The prize is being able to say ‘I truly am in hell’ when, inevitably, at least one suggestion becomes true in the future.

Nick got away with this at 2:26 pm


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  1. V For Vendetta: Nicholas Cage or (if UK production) Richard E Grant. Eeeeuuurghhh.

    Comment by Rochenko — 18 Mar 2005 @ 2:32 pm

  2. Rorschach: Christian Slater. Beat that!

    Comment by James Graham — 18 Mar 2005 @ 2:47 pm

  3. Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd.
    Keanu Reeves as John Constantine.
    OK… um… Jude Law as Judge Dredd. Oh, fuck it; Jude Law as anybody.

    Comment by Cheeks — 18 Mar 2005 @ 3:06 pm

  4. What a great game. hmmm… a Rorschach worse than Christian Slater… a Nite Owl worse than Ben Affleck… setting the bar a bit high aren’t we? How about Jim Carrey and Robin Williams as those two? You know you want to see it. In fact throw in Steve Martin as Dr Manhatten and we have a comedy spectacular.

    Comment by Alison — 18 Mar 2005 @ 3:46 pm

  5. Justice League with Cannon and Ball as Blue Beetle and Booster Gold?

    The Invisibles with the cast of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? (Nick Moran as King Mob, Dexter Fletcher as Fanny etc.) Make it directed by Guy Ritchie as well, you’d have a serious contender for worst film of all time.

    Comment by Nosemonkey — 18 Mar 2005 @ 4:56 pm

  6. Preacher starring Tim Allen as a small town preacher who accidentally finds himself imbued with the Word of God. Wacky hijinx ensue.

    Comment by Nick — 18 Mar 2005 @ 6:16 pm

  7. They already made Preacher; they just took out all the recognisable characters and put Jim Carrey in it.

    Comment by Cheeks — 18 Mar 2005 @ 7:43 pm

  8. Watchmen:
    Quentin Tarantino as Rorschach
    Demi Moore as Silk Spectre II
    Dennis Hopper as The Comedian
    Rutger Hauer as Ozymandias
    Brendan Fraser as Doc Manhattan
    Hadyn Christensen as Nite Owl

    Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and

    Comment by Chicken Yoghurt — 18 Mar 2005 @ 9:26 pm

  9. Ozymandias will be played by Colin Farrell.

    Comment by dsquared — 19 Mar 2005 @ 10:30 pm

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