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Title: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2008, 03:29:37 PM
Basically, the premise is to imagine things being made (or remade) into a movie and suggest casting, directors, writers, composers and any other thing you could think of for the movie:

Here are some examples:

Who should play John Constantine (Hellblazer) in a movie?

Maybe Guy Pierce.  I say that because I can imagine him playing a former punk with a troubled past and can probably deliver a really killer smile that John needs from time to time.

Who should direct a remake of Mad Max?

I say Robert Rodriguez, who's really good at really intense action and isn't afraid of intense violence, though doesn't go overboard unless the story demands it.

Who should do the music for a Castlevania movie?

Goblin.  I mean, it action and horror, so why not a badass prog rock band best known for Dario Argento soundtracks?

Also, for fun, we can keep track of certain progress of certain "projects" (IE, if we also talk about casting and directing for a Castlevania movie, we can bring it up again)

OK, I'll start:

Say they make a biopic of George Carlin.  Who should play George?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Action Batch on August 31, 2008, 04:55:48 PM
I think that Viggo Mortensen could play a good Carlin. He looks enough like him, and it would be a good test of his range.

Directed by Milos Forman

Produced by Ron Howard


What if they remade Manos: The Hands of Fate? Give me three cast members, any three, Master, Torgo, Michael, Margret, Debbie, the kissing teenagers, satans brides...

Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 31, 2008, 05:03:34 PM
Damn.  This is actually a pretty hard question...

I'm gonna go with Tim Curry as the Master, Paul Rudd as Torgo, and Nicholas Cage as Michael.

In a similar vein, if they were to do a remake of The Running Man that was actually based on the source material (and, y'know, actually good), who would you have direct, and who would play the lead?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2008, 05:31:56 PM
Well, I haven't read it, but I assume that protagonist is leaner than Arnold.  Actually, I just read the premise on wikipedia, so I think the actor should be someone who could look both out of shape and could beef up in the movie in  a Steve Rogers/Bruce Wayne sort of way.   I say lets try... Jason Bateman.  He's an underdog you want to root for.  As for director... maybe Luc Besson, as long as he tones his style down a bit.

If they were ever to make a film of "The Andy Griffith Show", who should write it and who should direct it?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 31, 2008, 05:53:13 PM
Well, I haven't read it, but I assume that protagonist is leaner than Arnold.  Actually, I just read the premise on wikipedia, so I think the actor should be someone who could look both out of shape and could beef up in the movie in  a Steve Rogers/Bruce Wayne sort of way.   I say lets try... Jason Bateman.  He's an underdog you want to root for.  As for director... maybe Luc Besson, as long as he tones his style down a bit.

Getting back on the topic, I can't even begin to fathom why the idea of remaking this movie hasn't crossed the minds of any Hollywood executives yet.  I mean, think about it - it has the whole reality TV angle going for it, plus gritty and more intelligent blockbusters are en vogue right now.  It couldn't BE any more timely or topical.  I mean, they're planning on remaking BILL AND FREAKING TED but they aren't even considering making a proper movie out of a book by one of the most famous writers on the planet?  Holy shit, Hollywood is dumb.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2008, 07:26:03 PM
Just calm down.  Relax.  Cool it.  Etc.

If they were ever to make a film of "The Andy Griffith Show", who should write it and who should direct it?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 04, 2008, 06:33:33 AM
I promised myself I wouldn't answer my own question, but I wanted to give this game one more chance:

I think it would make a lot of sense for Ron Howard to direct it and for it to be written by Gary Ross, the heartwarming writer of Big, Pleasantville and Dave.

If there was to be a movie based on the board game Risk, would it be a comedy or something more serious and who should be involved?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Tripe on September 04, 2008, 06:46:56 AM
Oh I definitely see a comedy here, unless it was made in the Czech Republic then it would be a dour political commentary.

But we're talking Hollywood here so it's going to be a comedy, and a CGI one at that.

Basically a number of different alien races have selected Earth as their new playing board for the ancient galactic game of Risk. It's winner takes all and so they begin to play. Realising what's going on some plucky Earthlings get in the game (dressing up in poorly constructed Alien Suits to be accepted as players).

I see Partick Warburton and Wayne Knight in this, but beyond that I'll need some time in the Hamptons to think about it.

So I'm thinking of remaking 12 Angry Men, who should be those 12?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: mrbasehart on September 04, 2008, 07:05:46 AM
You'd want great character actors, rather than stars. 

Tony Shaloub
David Paymer
Gabriel Byrne (perhaps he can be the main guy)
Paul Giamatti (he can be the racist one)
Mike McShane
Gary Cole (he can be the gambling addict)
Alan Rickman
Ben Kingsley (the old guy who first listens to reason)
David Hyde Pierce
Timothy Spall (providing he can do an American accent)
Alan Alda
Stanley Tucci

There.  If you wanted a star in the main role, I'd go for Kevin Costner. 

If you had to cast a new Indiana Jones, who would play him?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: anais.jude on September 04, 2008, 07:33:09 AM
Christian Bale. HE can do anything!
If the bale is unavailable, then I would say Robert Sean Leonard. I have no idea why (was he the young indiana jones?)


OK. Paradise Lost. The Bale is Satan. Julie Taymor directs. Jason Behr is Adam.....who is my Eve?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 04, 2008, 09:31:59 AM
Kelly Macdonald http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531808/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531808/)

or

Naomie Harris http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365140/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365140/)

A much needed Marvin Gaye biopic:  Who plays Marvin?  Who plays Marvin's dad?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 04, 2008, 03:10:07 PM
This was a tough one.  I started looking at older actor (like Ving Rhames) and then saw pictures of Young Marvin Gaye and decided to go in that direction.  I think maybe Chris Thomas King who playd Tommy Johnson in O Brother Where Art Thou as Marvin (he's actually not young, but I think he could pull it off and he's sort of fresh faced for a man in his mid-forties).  As for Marvin Gaye Sr. I had a much harder time to find someone with a similar build, so instead, I just went with Clarke Peters from the Wire (which I started watching recently).  That's sort of funny, because the first person I went to after seeing his picture was an even-more-disheveled-than-usual Bubbles.

If they do a movie about Strom Thurmond (and I can't imagine it would be pro-Thurmond) who should direct it?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 04, 2008, 05:22:11 PM
Tim Robbins.  The vehemence would be palpable.

How about a remake of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?  Who are your three leads?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 06, 2008, 06:41:06 PM
Robert DeNiro as Tom Doniphon (Because he's never been in a western and I can see him doing a John Wayne role)
Aaron Eckhart as Ransom because I can see him doing the kind of character the Jimmy Stewart plays in every movie... Just and non-violent.
And I'm trying to decide between utlimate tough guy actor Michael Madsen or Tim Roth for Liberty Valance.  I suppose it depends if he should be a tough brutal villain or a sly psycho villain.

OK, so they make a movie based on the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett book Good Omens...  who should direct it?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Tripe on September 06, 2008, 06:51:08 PM
Tony Robinson, he's a clever fella (quite at odds to his most famous role as Baldrick) and I think he'd bring an interesting touch to the material. Plus he's been in at least one adaptation of Pratchett and read many audio books of his work so it think he'd get the source text very well.

So they've green lit a remake of Beyond the Rocks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_the_Rocks) but how do we make it speak to the modern era?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Action Batch on September 06, 2008, 07:37:54 PM
I think the story is solid save for the glaring coincidence that the lovers meet in three completely unrelated places. If we could make their meetings less happenstance, I think the kids would dig it. However, changing such elements of the story may prove to undermine the magic it embodies.


Somebody in Hollywood puts down the coke long enough to realize making a Knights of the Old Republic movie is a great idea. In a related note, Lucas dies in a horrible Elephant trampling accident. Who writes the screenplay?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: mrbasehart on September 06, 2008, 07:44:30 PM
Me.  Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

If not me, some people with real skill.  Shane Black can devise the set-pieces, while John Sayles can write the dialogue.

Someone gives you licence to remake King Lear, but you're not allowed to set it traditionally.  Where and when and who is involved?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 08, 2008, 12:00:44 PM
Have King Lear be a Wall Street tycoon in the early 1920's.  Also, let's have a guest appearence by Gatsby.  No reason really except that I really like that book.

If they were going to make a Castlevania movie, who should direct it?  It should be noted that I feel (and feel free to disagree with me on this) that it would be great if it mixed Indiana Jones-style adventure with Dario Argento (before he lost it) style horror.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 27, 2008, 09:33:49 PM
Maybe no one bit since I explained too much of what I wanted.  Anyhoo, maybe we could give this one to Zack Snyder and see what he does with it.

Sure they got a GI Joe: A Real American Hero movie coming out but who could play the original GI Joe?

Please note that actor must have kung fu grip.

(http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/news/gi-joe/gi_joe_1964-2.jpg)

(http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/1284landadv.jpg)
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Nick on September 27, 2008, 09:38:34 PM
This answer seems fairly obvious to me.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

If they remade Jaws (God I hope they never do!) Who would you have play the three leads?

Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 29, 2008, 01:11:38 PM
I thought of this for a while and I realized the answers lied in the actors who show up in Cohen Brothers movies.
William H Macy can give the everyman appeal to Sheriff Brody.  Also maybe John Turturro can pull that role off.\\The other roles will take some time.  Who else could possibly play Quint?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 29, 2008, 04:31:55 PM
OK now I'm thinking that Matt Hooper could be played by Tobey MacGuire: someone whose young, yet not polished like many younger actors and give the impression despite his knowledge, have less experience than he needs for this.

And, as controversial as this sounds, I think Jeff Bridges could do a good Quint, based on his preformances in Iron Man and Tideland.  I just hope he can do a good "old salt" accent and lose any "hippy-ness" that he's usually associated with.  (There wasn't a drop of hippy in his Iron Man performance).

That was a tough one.

OK, they're making the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens (a comedy about the apocalypse) into a movie.  Who should direct?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 29, 2008, 06:50:55 PM
Don't know...haven't read it.  Terry Gillam, maybe?

I want to see a vampire movie where vampires are actually scary, violent, and bloodthirsty.  Maybe Dracula actually impales people like the historical figure on which he's based.  Or maybe vampires are just more mindless and violent in general.  That doesn't really have anything to do with this thread, I just wanted to mention it.

Now...you get the chance to make a video game adaptation that's actually good. Which game do you choose to adapt, and who will direct?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: mrbasehart on September 29, 2008, 06:54:30 PM
I'm glad Mass Effect is being put into development, though I'm a little worried about its quality.  As for who can direct it, why not shoot for the moon and say James Cameron. 

Now...you get the chance to make a video game adaptation that's actually good. Which game do you choose to adapt, and who will direct?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 29, 2008, 07:55:24 PM
Don't know...haven't read it.  Terry Gillam, maybe?

He was actually attached to direct at one point.

I say get Alex Proyas on a BioShock movie.  Sure I, Robot wasn't very good but Dark City tells me he can bring this Nietzschian nightmare to life.

OK if we're keeping with vague requests, I want you to think of the nicest guy in Hollywood (based on the kind of characters he plays) now find a villain for him to play that he would excel at.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 30, 2008, 10:44:09 AM
I'm going to go with Will Smith on that one. I'd like to see him play a serial killer, or at the very least a complete jerk. He's proven in "Ali" that he can act, but he has yet to convince me that he has versatility as an actor if he keeps taking on the "oh, hell no!" hero roles.

I wish that they would give Kevin McKidd a role with some substance. They fact that they just cast him on Grey's Anatomy has made me fear for his career. Such a talented guy should not have his abilities wasted so.

Would you halt the American remake of "The Lives of Others" if you could?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 30, 2008, 11:19:49 AM
I haven't seen it yet, but remaking recent movies is rarely a good idea, even if it's a good remake.  The thing is, I think you need to wait a while before doing something like that and don't just assume audiences won't go see a foreign film.  If they wouldn't they probably wouldn't be interested in the story in the first place.

If they did a movie about the Biblical Apocalypse, who should play the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how should they be portrayed?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 01, 2008, 10:48:54 AM
War should be portrayed as being similar to Ares from Greek mythology - angry and destructive, with high ambitions of conquest.  He should be played by either Hugo Weaving or Jeremy Irons.

Famine should be a thin, starving child.  He (or she) should speak very little, and should approach quietly.  People should pity this character...until he touches them and they wither away into a skeleton.  Any sufficiently creepy-looking kid would do.

Pestilence's appearance should be very pallid, almost slimy.  He should be covered in flies and maggots.  He corrupts and brings fear in everything he touches.  He is also very lecherous, with a desire to consume, and spread his misery to others.  Think the Ephors from 300.  He should be played by Bruce Spence (the guy who played the gyro captain in The Road Warrior and the Train Man in The Matrix Reloaded).  Some pictures of Bruce can be seen below.

(http://lukoagency.free.fr/images/toystar_annonces_2.jpg)

Death should be the quietest and most ominous one of the group.  He should either be portrayed as the traditional "Grim Reaper" or as a tall, Anton Chigurh-type of scary person.  Death doesn't speak - he only kills.  If his face is seen at all, he should be played by Javier Bardem.  If he speaks, he should actually make the most sense of any of the Four Horsemen.  He's not overtly scary or creepy - he just has an unsettling calmness and casualness about everything.


Okay, so someone decides to make a Frank Zappa biopic.  Who plays Frank?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 04, 2008, 09:47:56 PM
I've been thinking about this one hard.  Real hard.  He's so influential and yet he's not really a household name. Visually, the only people who came to mind did so because they both recently had "mustache roles" (In other words, roles in which they bore mustaches) but still I'm think maybe Josh Brolin (which would be quite different than playing George W Bush).  Also, the movie sould be called "Zappa" just because that's a fun word to say.  If I ever made a candy bar with taffy on the inside, that's what I would call it.

Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?

Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 11:41:14 AM
Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?

There kind of was....i]The Cat's Meow[/i] (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266391/)....directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 06, 2008, 12:17:03 PM
It really sounds more like it's about his yacht.
Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 09, 2008, 06:19:28 PM
Bennett Miller (the guy who directed Capote).

Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.  With songs written by J.J. Cale.  Who plays Jim?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Tripe on October 10, 2008, 06:25:16 AM
Bennett Miller (the guy who directed Capote).

Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.  With songs written by J.J. Cale.  Who plays Jim?

Well first, that is an excellent idea.

Second, how about Wood Harris

Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 10, 2008, 07:44:59 AM
Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.

How about doing a film of this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_River_(musical)):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0b/Big_River.jpg/215px-Big_River.jpg)


Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 10, 2008, 07:58:02 AM
Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.

How about doing a film of this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_River_(musical)):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0b/Big_River.jpg/215px-Big_River.jpg)

You know, I've actually heard of that one.  The problem is, the songs ain't written by J.J. Cale. ;)
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Tripe on October 10, 2008, 07:59:36 AM
Ah I didn't notice it was a musical so my suggestion for Jim might not be great, I don't know if he can sing all that well :)
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 10, 2008, 09:37:58 AM
How about Wayne Brady from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".

Great voice, young (looking, anyway) and looks like he had to do manual labor at some point in his life.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 10, 2008, 09:55:24 AM
No.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 10, 2008, 10:36:41 PM
Am I the only person left on this planet who still thinks that Wayne Brady is really talented?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: TeamRAD on October 10, 2008, 10:59:02 PM

I didn't even know who Wayne Brady was until I wiki'ed him 2 minutes ago.

 :)


Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Tripe on October 11, 2008, 06:46:08 AM
(http://media.lvrj.com/images/1793343.jpg)
Is Wayne Brady gonna
have to choke a bitch?

I think he'd work as Jim,

Now back to the game

Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:

Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 14, 2008, 01:50:41 PM
To be honest, I can't imagine anyone other than Josh Brolin playing Bush.  As crappy as that movie looks like it's going to be, I think they cast it perfectly.

Now, for a REAL challenge!

Okay, so I've got this idea for the next David Lynch weirdfest.  It's a movie that starts out as a straightforward film about an aging P.I. who lives in a green house.  He is hired by a jealous actress to turn over some dirt on a Hollywood executive with rumored mob ties.  Then, slowly, it degenerates into pure myth - characters show up that are hinted to be fictional, folkloric, and sometimes historical figures (in many cases, twisted versions of them).  Lots of occult mumbo-jumbo is thrown in for no clear reason other than to freak the hell out of the viewer.  There's an eighty year old informant/numerologist who turns out to be the Zodiac killer (and at one point says "I'm actually two people - a lot of people don't know that").  John Barleycorn is a friend of the detective, who, true to form, gets killed over and over again (nobody notices, though).  The studio is run by Mephistopheles and his talking poodle, Tom Walker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_and_Tom_Walker).  And the actress is Mary Magdalene.  Also, Bigfoot likes to rummage through the detective's garbage.  The film ends with the detective getting so pissed and frustrated that the green paint peels right off his house.  It is then revealed that he is, in fact, Superman. Or Daniel Webster.  Or both.  Shit, I don't know.  Just make something up.

I could guarantee you that this movie would be hated by 40% of the population (a group that would likely include me).  20% will love the hell out of it (a group that would also likely include me).  The other 40% won't even acknowledge its existence (again, describes me perfectly).  So, to recap the roles that need to be cast here:

Detective Superwebster
Mary Magdalene, coked-up actress
Geriatric Zodiac Killer
District Attorney John Barleycorn
Mephistopheles, Hollywood bigwig
Tom Walker, talking lapdog

Don't bother casting Bigfoot, though.  We all know that nobody rummages through garbage in a hairy costume better than Rob Schneider.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 14, 2008, 05:18:29 PM
Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:

Well, I suppose if it was super-right wing, i might go like this

W: Brad Pitt
Laura: Jane Fonda
Dick: Gene Hackman
Rummy: Clint Eastwood
Happy blossom: Phillip Seymor Hoffman
Condi: Halle Berry

And yes, I'm aware that none of these people would vote Bush.

William H. Macy as both the lead and the talking poodle.
Frank Black as Johnny Barleycorn (Because I love that song)
David Carradine as the Zodiac Killer
Selma Hayek as Magdaline (and by the way, what the Hell has she been dong lately?)
Jon Lovitz as Mephistopheles

Now what about a movie based on popular-for-now swimming sensation Michael Phelps?  Who would play the modern day aquadonis?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 15, 2008, 08:31:45 AM
Selma Hayek as Magdaline (and by the way, what the Hell has she been dong lately?)
Producing "Ugly Betty", I believe.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 16, 2008, 09:43:43 AM
Now what about a movie based on popular-for-now swimming sensation Michael Phelps?  Who would play the modern day aquadonis?

Not sure...based solely on appearance, I'd go with Lucas Black, I guess.

(http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/l/lucas_black/thumbnails/tn2_lucas_black_3.jpg)


Okay...Quadrophenia.  Great movie.  Let's say they remake it as a straightforward rock opera this time (with all the songs and whatnot).  Jamie Bell plays the lead.  Who should direct, and who should play the role that Sting played in the original film?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 18, 2008, 09:46:27 PM
I've never heard the album but I'm thinking it should be either Julie Taymor (say what you will about Across the Universe, but she is a visual virtuoso, which is always a plus for musicals) or John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).  I don't know how old Ace Face's character is, but reading up on the musical but sting was in his late twenties when he did the role.  I had  hard time thinking of a cool young British actor who could be a mod, but then I thought of Cillian Murphy.  Do you think he could do it?

Ren-fests are a source of cheap humour, and yet, to my knowledge no one has done a comedy about them.  So if there was a comedy about Renaissance fairs, would it be a light-hearted or mean-spirited comedy and who would be hilarious as an average shlub pretending to be an old-timey person?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 18, 2008, 10:12:30 PM
I've never heard the album but I'm thinking it should be either Julie Taymor (say what you will about Across the Universe, but she is a visual virtuoso, which is always a plus for musicals) or John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).  I don't know how old Ace Face's character is, but reading up on the musical but sting was in his late twenties when he did the role.  I had  hard time thinking of a cool young British actor who could be a mod, but then I thought of Cillian Murphy.  Do you think he could do it?

That sounds pretty good.  As far as directors go...I'd actually go with Alan Parker (the guy who directed The Wall and Mississippi Burning).  Quadrophenia is all about the unwashed working classes and youthful, frustrated masculinity as opposed to strictly great visuals alone (though those help).  I think Parker could capture both.  I've heard good things about Hedwig and the Angry Inch, though.

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Ren-fests are a source of cheap humour, and yet, to my knowledge no one has done a comedy about them.  So if there was a comedy about Renaissance fairs, would it be a light-hearted or mean-spirited comedy and who would be hilarious as an average shlub pretending to be an old-timey person?

Definitely light-hearted.  It should make fun of some of the ridiculous aspects of ren-fests, sure, but the characters themselves should be sympathetic.  I think it'd be funnier that way.  As for the main character...Jason Schwartzman, perhaps?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2008, 10:14:25 AM
Well, there wasn't a follow up there, so lets move on to the next one.  Who should play William Jefferson Clinton in a movie?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 21, 2008, 10:15:55 AM
Wasn't that role already filled by John Travolta?
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2008, 06:37:59 PM
Well, that was a Clinton surrogate.  Doesn't count.  Oh, if only Phil Hartman was still alive.
Title: Re: Notes to Hollywood
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 04, 2008, 10:58:16 AM
OK, I guess he could be played by Billy Bob Thorton.  After thinking long and hard he's the only one who came to mind... and it's really hard to eclipse Phil Hartman.

Now:  Chico and the Man: the Movie.  Should it be done? If so, who would direct the movie?