The Prince of Nothing (Film)

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« Reply #120 on: July 24, 2014, 06:46:00 pm »
Who wants to leave out all the fantasy? Thats kind of the whole thing, the interaction of fantasy and mundane. Maybe the fixation on "gritty realism" is just the parts that are more easily discussed? I only vaguely grasp the more fantastical elements as it is, but certainly they would have to be included.

Seeing the world through the eyes of a someone with the Sight, or without, or the Cish, is another element that would be important, right?
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« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2015, 11:25:58 pm »
Was rewatching Layer Cake yesterday.  I came to the cathectic conclusion that Daniel Craig has been my mental image for Coithus Saubon all these years.  He may be slightly more rugged than Saubon is described in the text.  But dramatically and visually he could nail the affect of being a charismatic manly man's man whilst hiding an emotionally wrecked soul beneath.

Chiwetel Ejiofor would be a perfect Malowebi.

As a Sudanese Arab, Alexander Siddig would be ideal for a Ketyai character but I'm no sure whom exactly.  I'd say Akka, but he too gaunt and skinny.  Maybe Eli?

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« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2015, 11:44:04 pm »
Michael Sheen (imo) would make the perfect Akka.  He's got enormous range as an actor, a certain gravitas and emotional requirement of that character, and I think the role would suit him.  Though I guess he'd have to gain some weight.  And get a tan.  But other than that, perfect!
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« Reply #123 on: February 11, 2015, 01:38:05 am »
I still think it would be better as an animated feature.

I mean yeah, that would mean no market whatsoever. But the film isn't going to happen anyway so might as well dream big.

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« Reply #124 on: February 11, 2015, 04:37:14 am »
Was rewatching Layer Cake yesterday.  I came to the cathectic conclusion that Daniel Craig has been my mental image for Coithus Saubon all these years.  He may be slightly more rugged than Saubon is described in the text.  But dramatically and visually he could nail the affect of being a charismatic manly man's man whilst hiding an emotionally wrecked soul beneath.

Chiwetel Ejiofor would be a perfect Malowebi.

As a Sudanese Arab, Alexander Siddig would be ideal for a Ketyai character but I'm no sure whom exactly.  I'd say Akka, but he too gaunt and skinny.  Maybe Eli?
I maintain payman maadi as akka.   

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« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2015, 05:16:24 am »
I still think it would be better as an animated feature.

I mean yeah, that would mean no market whatsoever. But the film isn't going to happen anyway so might as well dream big.

totally agree--animation could capture the magic and size of the story in a way that cgi never will (until the semantic apocalypse)

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« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2015, 02:54:26 pm »
Is there a classic middle-eastern animation style? something comparable to anime for japan?
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« Reply #127 on: February 11, 2015, 03:13:11 pm »
No whistling on the slog!

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« Reply #128 on: February 11, 2015, 03:37:53 pm »
That's all I could think of when I read Wilshire's post.
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« Reply #129 on: February 11, 2015, 07:54:16 pm »
Is there a classic middle-eastern animation style? something comparable to anime for japan?
Ironically, high budget western style animation is so rare that I think it deserves to be given a chance for this.

I just don't want to see Cnaiur as a huge eyed pretty boy, is what I'm saying.

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« Reply #130 on: February 11, 2015, 08:34:43 pm »
So you are saying that Major Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist wouldn't be your ideal Cnaiur?
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« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2015, 09:11:57 pm »
Hah.

That's a fine character. But doesn't fit the setting I don't think.

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« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2015, 10:06:53 pm »
*bishie sparkle* 

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« Reply #133 on: February 12, 2015, 02:46:25 am »
As long as you don't turn it into a harem anime with Serwe and Esmenet fighting over Kellhus.

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« Reply #134 on: February 12, 2015, 06:07:35 pm »
*bishie sparkle* 

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Exactly :P I was trying to think of exactly what The Sharmat didnt want ;)

As long as you don't turn it into a harem anime with Serwe and Esmenet fighting over Kellhus.
Could definitely go south quickly, but I love anime and I think it would work. Western style animation is also a fair dream though.
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