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    Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:03 pm  
    Greyhawk the movie

    If you were casting for an imaginary Greyhawk movie who would you cast in the role of prominent Greyhawk personalities?

    Second, what locations would you shoot the film in?
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    Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:03 pm  

    Patrick Stuart as the bald Mordenkainen! heh

    Nah, anyway...

    Hopefully no Orlando Bloom playing Melf or some such.

    Jude Law as Nerof.

    Jauquin Pheonix as Drax

    Liam Neeson as Rary

    I would prefer a movie revolving around the Crook of Rao.
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:49 am  
    Mistaken

    Don't get me wrong, the storyline could be anywhere or about anything.

    Mordy should be played by Viggo Mortensen in his Aragon avatar
    Rary by Gary Gygax
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    Chert by Schwartzneger
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:51 am  

    abysslin wrote:
    Patrick Stuart as the bald Mordenkainen! heh

    Liam Neeson as Rary

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    Nice thought, but is he not still rather young for Rary? The Traitor does "retain a youthful air seeming to place him in his mid fifties" (if I remember my "Denizens of the Bright Desert" correctly) but he is still very much the elder statesman. I would go for Christopher Lee myself (despite the fact that this would give people LotR flashbacks...)
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:37 am  

    As Rary is Baklunish - perhaps a Middle Eastern actor - like Ghassan Massoud, the guy who played Saladin in Kingdom of Heaven?

    And Viggo Mortensen or Gabriel Byrne would make a good brooding Robilar.

    Patrick Stewart as Mordy isn't bad - so long as he can get the whole "I'm craaaaazy!!!" intensity across. Christopher Eccleston with a shaved head can probably get the crazy Mordy eyes across better.

    The Gubernator is too old for Chert, IMO. You need some one like the big dude who took the heavy crossbow bolt in the throat about 10 minutes into Kingdom of Heaven or Tyler Mane (Sabretooth from X-men) or - given he's a big D&D fan - Vin Diesel (fireball him early on in the movie so he can go bald for the rest).

    And Jude Law is too young to be Nerof Gasgal, just as Joaquin is to be Drax. Both Nerof and Drax are older gentlemen with a lot more gravitas than that pair of actors can muster.

    If restrained from his D&D movie frothing, Jeremy Irons could pull off Drax. Or maybe Ciaran Hinds (Caesar from "Rome").

    Nerof needs someone cunning and wily looking - can't think of anyone just at the moment (and they need to be older than Sean Bean).

    Sean Bean would be a good Rakehell Chert though

    Joaquin would be a perfect Prince Strychan. He's got the decadence and underlying menace down to a tee.

    A shaven headed Brian Cox would be a shoe in for Grenell.

    Jonathan Rhys-Meyers might be a good Xavener - he's got pretty boy looks, charisma and a strong undertow of menace.
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:14 am  

    Jeremy Irons as Mordy.

    Al Pacino or Gary Oldman as Nerof.

    Jack Nicholson as Iuz.

    Robin Williams as Zagyg.

    Angelina Jolie as Jallarzi? (I don't care, as long as she's in the movie!)

    And not to typecast, but Johnny Depp as an evil Rhennee pirate would be fun.
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:47 am  

    Lefto wrote:

    Angelina Jolie as Jallarzi? (I don't care, as long as she's in the movie!)



    I am not sure that that works visually. She would make a good Iggwilv, though.

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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:38 pm  

    Prochytes wrote:
    Lefto wrote:

    Angelina Jolie as Jallarzi? (I don't care, as long as she's in the movie!)


    I am not sure that that works visually. She would make a good Iggwilv, though.

    Otto: Richard Griffiths (Monty in Withnail &I)


    Seconded on both counts.
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:12 pm  

    Woesinger wrote:

    The Gubernator is too old for Chert, IMO. You need some one like the big dude who took the heavy crossbow bolt in the throat about 10 minutes into Kingdom of Heaven or Tyler Mane (Sabretooth from X-men) or - given he's a big D&D fan - Vin Diesel (fireball him early on in the movie so he can go bald for the rest).


    That would be Jouko Ahola, a finnish bodybuilder winner of World's Strongest Man in 1997 & 1999. I would not exactly call him a greatest thespian of the world though (though there are worse out there). He was occasionally quite decent in Herzog's 'Invincible' and unbearable in other times. Being paired against likes of Tim Roth does not help either Happy

    But I agree that Ghassan Massoud would be awesome Rary. After all, LGJ mentions he is over 70 so he would look the part quite well.

    Sean Bean would have to be in it but instead of Chert he should play Jian Destron.

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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:29 pm  

    I think Ian McNeice (who played the Newsreader in "Rome" and Vladmir Harkonnen in the two Dune mini-series) would make an excellent Otto, at least for the first five minutes of the movie before he gets blown to bits at the signing of the Pact of Greyhawk...
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:30 pm  

    Are you mixing up Otto and Otiluke?
    Otto is the portly Almorian archmage with a love of music.
    Otiluke is the crispy critter from the Day of the Great Signing who isn't Tenser. :)
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:46 pm  

    Woesinger wrote:
    Are you mixing up Otto and Otiluke?
    Otto is the portly Almorian archmage with a love of music.
    Otiluke is the crispy critter from the Day of the Great Signing who isn't Tenser. :)

    Oh, good, more Ian McNeice (as Otto) Happy ...Yes, I am mixing them up, that is to say I'm mixing up who got toasted along with Tenser Embarassed ...
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:00 pm  

    If the movie is made tomorrow, it would include the 'flavor actors' of the last few years. Just look to the Oscars. That's how Hollywood works. They would also cast against race to be all inclusive. So here is my 'Hollywood cast'

    Mordenkainen: Heath Ledger
    Rary: Morgan Freeman
    Jallarzi: Kiera Knightley
    Iggwilv: Rachel Wiesz
    Nerof: Paul Giamatti
    Zagyg: Johnny Depp
    Robilar: Jamie Foxx
    Iuz: Joaquin Phoenix
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:22 pm  

    That would be a truly hideous representation of GH...First WotC disses us and now this...It's enough to make ya want to quit gaming, or even worse, play Eberron Wink ...
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    Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:41 pm  

    Sean Connery as King Belvor
    Christopher Walken as Herzog Grenell
    Liam Neeson as King Archbold
    Ewan McGregor as Lynwerd
    Colin Farrel as Sewarndt
    Donald Sutherland as Reydrich
    Steve Buscemi as Ivid
    Johnny Depp as Gord
    Clint Eastwood as Robilar
    Halley Barry as Eclavdra
    Dennis Hopper as Kimbertos Skotti
    Gene Hackman as Nerof Gasgol
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    Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:19 pm  
    Wracking your brain for personalities

    When I started this thread, I assumed most people are more knowledable of the personalities that abound in the Flanness. Then I came across this monster thread (http://www.tc.umn.edu/~monax002/Council/resources/persons/persons.html) and feel free to steal from it to learn who might be who use the IMDB database.

    Also, if we were to recast Red Sonia today...who would she be?
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    Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:37 pm  

    Also, if we were to recast Red Sonia today...who would she be?

    Honest to god, unless you rewrite the whole story, who cares?
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    Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:42 pm  

    mortellan wrote:

    Rary: Morgan Freeman
    Robilar: Jamie Foxx


    Nothing like bit of ethnic miscasting. Some may remember an old TV film where Louis Gosset was cast as Anwar Sadat Laughing

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    Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:59 pm  

    And of course James Hong or Mako as the Father of Obedience...Shave their heads or put 'em in a blonde/white wig for that suloise feel Wink ...
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    Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:54 am  

    kwint wrote:
    And of course James Hong or Mako as the Father of Obedience...Shave their heads or put 'em in a blonde/white wig for that suloise feel Wink ...
    Kwint


    No no no, you have it all wrong. Why go for such a bad casting when we have an actor who is of proper age, tall, has clear Suel heritage and is a skilled martial artist as well.

    There is only one choice to play Father of Obedience: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000185/

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    Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:08 pm  

    OleOneEye wrote:
    Donald Sutherland as Reydrich
    Steve Buscemi as Ivid


    So very perfect.
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