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#TheLastOfUs – A Tango’s Thoughts Fantasy Cast.

As you all know, having grown up in the 80’s and 90’s, I’m just as fond of video games as I am movies, so every now and then I write something that incorporate them both, in this case a fantasy cast for The Last Of Us, for  if and/or when they decide to adapt the game into film. Anyway, let’s just get right down to it…

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The main focus of the game is on Ellie and Joel, so to make this easy on myself, I’ll only be casting these two today, seeing as all the other characters are brief and most definitely not noteworthy enough to make me care if they cast “the wrong guy” or not… so without dragging this one along any further, let’s just dive right in!

Sierra McCormick EllieFor the character of Ellie, I’ve chosen Sierra McCormick. Sure, she may be a bit old by the time the movie would go in to production, but just look at her. She’s definitely one of those Hollywood-personas that can play 5-10 years below her own age. Add to that an eagerness to prove herself in the business in addition to her already established experience and a spirit that I think is more than enough to give Ellie‘s ‘down to earth’ attitude and curious but careless personality justice. Yeah, I think Sierra McCormick is the right way to go for Ellie. Am I way out of line here? If so, tell me….

Jeffrey Dean Morgan JoelAs for the character of Joel, well… since the game starts out with him being younger than throughout the rest of the game, this one’s a bit tricky, but I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s really only one logical choice here, and that choice is Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He has proven in movies like The Losers and Watchmen that he can be a complete badass, but he has also proven in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Supernatural that he can be both loving, kind and righteous as well as strict and firm when he needs to, which are all qualities needed in portraying such a diverse character as Joel. Add to that the fact that they almost look identical and you have yourself the one and only logical choice.

There you go, my casting the two important(est) characters of the game The Last Of Us. Supposedly, the game’s director is said to write the script for the movie, so to say that a movie is on its way is a pretty safe bet, but how it’ll go down and when is yet to be determined. Here’s hoping that whoever’s in charge of casting thinks the way I think about these two, ’cause I definitely think the two would be a great pair on screen! Well, enough about this, it’s time to watch a movie. I’m thinking Tequila Sunrise? Yeah, that’s it. Tune in some time tomorrow for the review. But hey, until then…….


Fantasy Cast – “What If” #1

It may be somewhat delayed, but here it is, as promised…. another addition to my ‘Fantasy Cast’-category. And what object have I chosen to cast, you might wonder? Well, since you asked… and this may/may not be appropriate seeing as the third installment of the franchise is currently (still?) in the works, but I thought to myself; “What if they were to remake Ghost Busters, how would that look?”, and so, here’s a quick Fantasy Cast for just that, the Ghost Busters.

As the original Ghost Busters, (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson) set the standard (in my book) when it comes to chemistry between an ensemble cast and I think it’ll be pretty hard to find that again, but let’s give it a shot, shall we…

Bill Murray Venkman Dylan O'BrienFirst off, we have the character Peter Venkman, a crass character with a goofy side note, brought to life in a surreal way by Bill Murray back in 1984. Who, today, could even Possibly fill those shoes? The one that struck my mind in an instant, was Dylan O’Brien. Probably best known for his work on Teen Wolf, O’Brien shows us time and again, that he can be just as goofy as our old Murray (although not as great, but no one man is), but also that when push comes to shove, he brings a seriousness to the table just like anyone else and I think he can be a great Peter Venkman if given a chance. Yes, he may be a bit young, but hey…. you don’t really think they’ll reboot the franchise in at least 10-15 years, do you?

Dan Aykroyd Stantz John KrasinskiNext up, we have the dynamic and somewhat derailing character of Raymond Stantz, originally portrayed by Dan Aykroyd (he sure brings the blues, doesn’t he?). Who out there today, can give us just as good a Stantz that Aykroyd gave us? Well, for me, this choice is as easy as sleeping when I’m tired. The Office’s own John Krasinski is and will always be the only choice for this character. Not only does he remind me of a young Aykroyd, but he’s just a fantastic actor as aforementioned as well. Krasinski for Stantz, he’ll definitely get my vote!

Harold Ramis Spengler James McAvoyThirdly we have Egon Spengler, originally played by the now late (and most definitely Great) Harold Ramis. He’s quirky, goofy, professional and very funny, all mixed into one and this, my friends, would be the biggest shoes to fill (no, not just because Ramis’ passing) and the person I feel can do it proper, is none other than Professor Xavier himself, James McAvoy. We’ve all seen what he can do on screen and there’s not a doubt in my mind that he would deliver the best Egoooooon!’s today!

Ernie Hudson Zeddmore Anthony MackieAnd lastly, we’ve arrived at the fourth and final Ghost Buster, Winston Zeddmore, played brilliantly by Ernie Hudson. Sure, some might say that his character is just that, how to put it… token black guy, but I think that the film would be completely different without it, and that difference would be a negative one, for sure. But who to place in this “token black guy” part? Personally, I wouldn’t go with anyone else but Anthony Mackie. One quick look at his resumè and the recent upswing in his career, he is the perfect choice. Some might call Michael B. Jordan a better choice but no, for me it’s Mackie all the way.

As they say, better late than never, so here it is for your reading pleasure. What do you guys think of my choices? Let me know and maybe we’ll have a busting discussion? And on a side note, there will be a review of sorts later today on the movie Edge of Tomorrow, so tune in again tonight for some more goodies. But until then…..

Uncharted Drake’s Fortune Fantasy cast.

I’ve been thinking about it, and after playing through both Drake’s Fortune  and Among Thieves in the last two weeks, I do want this successful video game-franchise turned in to a successful Movie-franchise as well. It has the potential to be one of the greatest adventure-franchises of movie history (but not as good as the Indiana Jones-series, of course), even with the third installment of National Treasure dangling in front of us. But as always, if it is to be as successful as we want it to be, it needs the right people behind it. Both a writer and a director who appreciates the love we fans have for the games, is needed for a (what could be a passion-)project like this. And yes, they would need a great cast to go with it, so I gave it a once-over, took another look, watched some clips, and now I have my final fantasy-cast for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

In this cast, I have chosen to give you six characters and actors to go with them, but I have also chosen not to write too much about’em all, because I am, in fact, a little short with time right now. I could opt for this to go out later on, but I don’t have anything else for you right now, and I really want to give you something, seeing as you’ve been kind enough to go without my thoughts for a while after the Horror-a-thon ended. So, without further ado, I give to you:

Gabriel RomanGabriel Roman – the main antagonist of the game. A British crime lord who, with the help of both a group of mercenaries and modern pirates, is chasing after the same treasure as Drake. Seeing as he is on the wrong side of 50, the opportunities was seemingly endless for a great casting-choice but for Roman, I finally landed on Ed Harris. A great actor in his own right, and I honestly couldn’t find anyone else who could do a better Roman.

Atoq NavarroAtoq Navarro – the leader of the South American mercenaries hired by Roman. As an archaeologist as well as a highly trained mercenary, Navarro serves as Roman’s right hand man(while secretly wanting the treasure for himself) in the chase for the treasure. This was actually one of the easiest casting choices on this list because there really is only one man who could do this character right, and that man is Benjamin Bratt. He got the looks and the resume to back it up.

Eddy RajaEddy Raja – the tertiary antagonist and the leader of the pirates hired by Roman. With a backstory given to us from the Eye of Indra (a motion comic set before the events of Drake’s Fortune) we learn that he was once a good friend of Drake but now, all he wants is money and the glory that comes with it. He also serves (I think) as a comic relief at times. The character of Eddy Raja was the easiest one to cast. When I played the game for the first time and Eddy shows up on screen, my mind jumped instantaneously to Ernie Reyes Jr. There is something about the two that just… yeah, you could almost say that they are incarnations of each other in a way.

Victor SullivanVictor “Sully” Sullivan – a seasoned treasure hunter, as well as Drake’s former mentor. Throughout the game, he carries with him an attitude that feels almost like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon. In fact, he even drops the same quote; “I’m getting to old for this…” (It could be from Among Thieves, I’m not sure, I played both games very recently), so this is also kinda easy to cast. And the one who could take “Sully” home, is none other than William Hurt, mostly because they look and sound almost identical, but also because Hurt is one hell of an actor and I would be damned if anyone else could do as great a job as him.

Elena FisherElena Fisher – an American Journalist/Foreign correspondent and TV personality caught up in an adventure she wasn’t quite expecting. As the series progresses, she also serves as the love interest of our main protagonist and is sometimes seen as the female equivalent of Drake himself, rather than the damsel in distress. And who have I chosen to portray this lovely young adventuress? Well, here’s a curve ball for’ya. My pick of the litter is Amber Heard. Yeah, I know, but hey… she has something to prove and I think that with that in mind, she could deliver on a fantastic Elena if she got the part.

Nathan DrakeAnd for the final fantasy cast of the evening, our main protagonist of the Uncharted-franchise, Nathan Drake, the treasure hunter and fortune seeker who can’t seem to find himself on the far side of trouble. Much like any adventurer before him, he is a rugged but kind man, with an immense knowledge of anything ancient. He also believes himself to be a distant descendant of the famous English explorer Sir Francis Drake, even though any evidence of that have never been given, more than a ring he carries in a string around his neck. And again, I think my casting choice could serve as another curve ball, but I honestly believe that there isn’t anyone out there who could do a better job with this character (except Nolan North himself, but that will sadly never happen) and once again, this is a guy who still has something to prove, which only leads me to believe that he can do it even better. Who is it, then, you ask? Well, patience, I’ll get to it… nah, who am I kidding, I can’t hold it in any longer. My fantasy casting choice for the Awesome Nathan Drake, is none other than our Grid-gamer Garrett Hedlund. “What, why?” you ask? Because look at him. And listen to him. And…. well, just look at him, and tell me he wouldn’t be a great Nathan Drake, I dare’ya!

So there you have it, folks… Now, I’m off to do some other crap that I don’t need to talk about here, but I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little closer to home. You’ll get it when it’s up. But until then….. if you have anything to say about my choices, please, say it in the comment-section, I do want you to tell me!