The Prince of Nothing (Film)

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« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:06 pm »
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I really like a lot of those KRST IS, especially kell and esmi

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« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:13 pm »
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KRST, that's an extremely good choice for Achamian.

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« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:19 pm »
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Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, KRST IS. Bettany is an inspired choice.
Bettany is indeed an awesome choice. I tend to imagine Cleric/Incariol/Nil'giccas as an inhuman marble-white figure with an Olympian physique and a mostly CGI face, like the god-aliens in Prometheus, so the actor would have to focus more on the body language and speaking part. Paul Bettany could definitely pull that off, although I was rather thinking of Doug Jones (who had similar monster roles in Pan's Labyrinth)  for the part.

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« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:26 pm »
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I just had a lot of fun looking through this forum... It's good to know I'm not the only one alive imagining PON as an Epic movie. Nobody has mentioned a movie called "Valhalla Rising". It's really bizarre, but for some reason it reminded me of Bakker's world. Probably the dark, gritty, depressing tone of it all. The main character "one eye" would make a bad ass Cnaiur. Trailer link is below! Don't pay much attention to the cheesy narration, this movie kicked ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RI0Y3jI4S0

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« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:32 pm »
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Oh, Cursed Armada. Love it.

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« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:39 pm »
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I'm not actually a big fan of James Caviezel as Achamian but I was watching Hell on Wheels the other day and Anson Mount screams Xinemus. Caviezel kind of looks like Mount's younger, weaker, brother... just not portly enough for the PON.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2936908544/nm0609845

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« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:45 pm »
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Not quite what I had in mind for Serwe! ;)

Still, just my inner sexist who's perception can't get around a bit of beard... :)

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« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:52 pm »
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I still say that Chiwetel Ejiofer is my mental image of Achamian.

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« Reply #68 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:59 pm »
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I still say that Chiwetel Ejiofer is my mental image of Achamian.

See, I always imagined a bearded Gary Oldman as the ideal Achamian. I guess we're predisposed to think of unseen literary characters as people who look like ourselves - I certainly wouldn't think of Achamian as a black guy, unless the text said outright that he was one.

The only black characters in PON where an actor instantly came to mind were Malowebi (my mental image is Keith David) and Pokwas (who looks like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, as he was in Oz).

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« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2013, 03:20:08 pm »
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As I was driving to see Zero Dark Thirty it actually occured to me that Payman Maadi might be an even better Achamian.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm471513088/nm1818216

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« Reply #70 on: June 03, 2013, 03:20:17 pm »

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« Reply #71 on: June 03, 2013, 03:20:25 pm »
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wow thats pretty good. needs more scars though.

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« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2013, 03:21:32 pm »
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Lol... needs more scars is the understatement of the day ;). Swazond, Wilshire, measures foes, not fools... and measure is unceasing.

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« Reply #73 on: June 03, 2013, 03:21:38 pm »
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the description of Logan Ninefingers (The First Law) made me thing of cnair (physical appearance).

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« Reply #74 on: June 03, 2013, 03:23:05 pm »
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Hugh Jackman in the pic looks pretty much like I imagined Cnaiür, but with a lot more scars on his limbs (PON describes him as having "tiger-striped" arms). Although the book's description of Cnaiür's face also brings Conan the Barbarian to mind.

That said, I can't really imagine a Hollywood actor playing this character. Jackman is one of the few actors who could pull it off. You'd need someone who looks crude and weatherbeaten, hardened by a brutal life, aged beyond his years. This ugly, prematurely aged, hardened look isn't easy to find in our modern Western societies, much less in the pampered Hollywood world. Look at the grim faces in those old Daguerreotypes to see what I mean. A lifelong prison guard, oilfield worker, or ex-soldier would fit the physical part of the Cnaiür role far better than the typical actor.

(Same goes for the rest of the Scylvendi - they should look more like savage tribesmen out of National Geographic than like pretty-boy actors dressed up as warriors. The Scylvendi don't look "just like us, except they live in teepees".)