[LAEM] Eva movie casting ideas?

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Postby movieartman » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:54 pm

OMG HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THIS :bigeyes:

ANTJE TRAUE (man of steel) for Misato!
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Postby Lavinius » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:54 am

Hashimoto Nanami as Yui/Rei Image
Er... that's all I have for now. I just saw her and thought my god she looks like Yui.
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Postby heavytread » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:15 pm

Rinko Kikuchi as Rei Ayanami

Ron Pealman as Gendo Ikari

That's all I got in my head.

For those who.don't know who she is Rinko Kikuchi was Mako Mori in Pacific Rim.

EDIT: I did not realize Rinko Kikuchi was in her 30's I thought she was in her mid to late 20's .
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:33 pm

Ron Perlman is a great actor, but he's wrong for Gendo. He's too large, too stocky, too strong in the face, and too physically imposing. Gendo needs to be a slight guy, someone who looks hungry. Tall is fine, but he needs to be lean.
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Postby astrophys » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:34 pm

Although Mako's character clearly is meant as a reference to Rei on several points, seeing that Rei is "officially" 14 years old (not really due to the whole cloning thing), she's far too old to play Rei.

Obviously, this changes somewhat if the characters are aged up significantly for an adaptation. But it could still be problematic, as a quick cross-reference to Wikipedia indicates said actress is 33 years old… and most talk we've been having on EvaGeeks about hypothetical age-ups for adaptation have been assuming late teens to early 20s. It could work for some of the ranges in the 20s, maybe, but definitely not for a teenager.

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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:02 pm

View Original PostLavinius wrote:

*gapes in awe.*

Incidentally, I would not have guessed 33. Unless that's an old picture.
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Postby movieartman » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:20 pm

View Original Postastrophys wrote:Although Mako's character clearly is meant as a reference to Rei on several points, seeing that Rei is "officially" 14 years old (not really due to the whole cloning thing), she's far too old to play Rei.

Obviously, this changes somewhat if the characters are aged up significantly for an adaptation. But it could still be problematic, as a quick cross-reference to Wikipedia indicates said actress is 33 years old… and most talk we've been having on EvaGeeks about hypothetical age-ups for adaptation have been assuming late teens to early 20s. It could work for some of the ranges in the 20s, maybe, but definitely not for a teenager.

To be fair I totally and completely bought Maggie grace as a 16 year old in 2008s taken, and she was 25 at the time and she still looked really young in 2012s taken 2

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:34 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:Ron Perlman is a great actor, but he's wrong for Gendo. He's too large, too stocky, too strong in the face, and too physically imposing.

Which is why he's perfect for playing a Hollywood Shinji. Just 10,000% badass hero frontman.

Although to have a suitably older father, Gendo would have to be played by Christopher Lee. Given Gendo is seen sitting down half the time he's on screen it's a perfect role for the aging actor. The Gendo-pose hands might have to be props. Can't risk those 91 year old finger.


Also to roughly match the age differences:
Meryl Streep as Asuka (image the kiss scene)
Meiko Kaji as Rei (2 years off but who cares, she did badass films in the 70s)
Judy Dench as Misato
Morgan Freeman as Kaji (because we won't have room for black Hyuga)


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EDIT: Forgot about Nic Cage as Shinji and Asuka's unwanted lovechild.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:15 am

Now I'm picturing Misato as M!

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Postby EvangelionGodMode » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:52 pm

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Postby Ray » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Ideally. . . I'd want an all Asian/Asian American cast. . . realistically though. . . yeah. Hollywood does have a long and horrible history of prejudice against Asian and Asian American talent. So if a LAEM was ever produced I probably wouldn't go see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYBJprcCq8Q

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Ideally. . . this would be my fancast for the adults. I'm not sure who I would cast for the kids. Personally. I'd take a risk and go with some fresh Asian American or Japanese Talent for them.
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Misato:

Lucy Liu
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Rinko Kikuchi

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Kaji:

Keanu Reeves:

(I'm gonna get a lotta hate for this one. . . )

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Gendo:

Ken Watanabe

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Postby movieartman » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Dude...
I'd actually be totally down for reeves as Kaji.
Is is geuniely a good actor in my book.
I don't think I've seen a single film with him I didn't like on some level. And I'm that guy that thought Constantine was great.
I like Lucy Lu a lot, but she seems more stiff and serious than I see Misato.
The pacific rim chick... I could see her more as Rei I think.
Ken as gendo is a no brainer.
Walton goggins for me could be a great gendo or Kaji. He can be serious her can also be fun and carismatic as fuck.

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Postby Ray » Tue May 06, 2014 2:24 pm

If we are Dawson casting, that is somewhat older actors playing Live action teenagers. Then Xun Zhou would be my choice for Rei/Yui. . . Problems with the film itself aside, I thought her performance in Cloud Atlas was very Rei-esque. Again, no surprise considering the Wachoski's are huge Anime fans.
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Of course then you have the issues with the film that some dumb social justice idealist like myself bothers to bring up. I agree whitewashing of Asian roles is a huge problem Hollywood is going to have deal with sooner rather than later. . . but then you've got the other side of the coin.

Someone is bound to find an Asian or Asian American playing Rei, offensive. Since. . .at least at face value until you get to know her character, she is the stereotypical emotionless doll girl that many Asians hate being portrayed as on the big screen.

Ugh. . . Tumblr ruined everything for me. . .

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Postby movieartman » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:36 am

Mark Ruffalo as Kaji!

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Postby Ray » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:05 pm

. . . . Naaaaaaaaaaaaaah
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Postby movieartman » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:10 pm

Yumiko Shaku (the princess blade, godzilla x mechagodzilla), would have been a really great yui/Rei back in the very early 2000s, now she is probably too old (36)
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Postby Guy Nacks » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:58 pm

she has nice bewbies
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Postby Ray » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:14 pm

She'd still make a good Yui. But they'd have to recruit a younger actress to play Rei
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