[LAEM] Pick the cast...

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:59 pm

Johnny Depp can go suck himself off.

Seriously, the guy isn't that interesting when he isn't playing wacky and zany. I'd be happy if i could go three days without hearing his name attached to anything.

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Postby backseatjesus » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:39 pm

JOHNNY DEPP, JOHNNY DEPP, JOHNNY DEPP, JOHNNY DEPP

Deal with it.

edit: And let's be realistic. The man is a great actor, no matter how "overrated"(I HATE that term.) he is. He could play anything you toss at him and I'm willing to bet money on it.
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Postby Agentomega » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:42 pm

Eh, I was thinking he could be ok as Kaji, at any rate... hm... if not him... Someone who just exudes charisma. Can't think of anyone at the moment though... :sweatdrop:
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:45 am

He can't play ugly. BLAM! Where's my money Sam jackson?

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Postby backseatjesus » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:06 pm

Gendo'sPapa wrote:He can't play ugly. BLAM! Where's my money Sam jackson?

Edwards Scissor Hands was pretty ugly.

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Postby Timstuff » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:23 am

The problem is that Depp is a huge name. If you cast someone as high profile as him, people expect him to have a huge role. Kaji is a side character in Evangelion, and if they cast someone as big as Johnny Depp in the role then they'll probably end up fluffing up the role a lot more than they should, just to give Depp enough material to keep him (and his fans) interested. He's a leading man, and I doubt he'd settle for being pushed into the background (not to mention that it'd probably be a waste, too).
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:44 am

^ Thar's a perfectly good reason to keep him out of the unneeded film.

I retrack my "Can't Play Ugly" comment cause his Mad Hatter looks pretty atrocious but there's a perfect example of Depp incapable of being a key player. (Dr. Parnassus was helping out a friend and should get a pass) Early script reviews have pointed out the Mad Hatter role was hastily expanded in Burton's new Alice in Wonderland the second Depp signed on for the part. The Mad Hatter has gone from a small supporting bit to what is now rumored to be the second leading role (and like Willy Wonka did to Charlie in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' practically pushes Alice out of her own story) that plays a key part in all the action and even has a forced "subtle romantic relationship" between Alice & The Mad Hatter. Also I'm just against Depp because only E! and people without any sense of creativity immediately cast him for a part.

(P.S. Based off the 20+ years of lame fan-art, cosplay, fan-fiction, websites, and homages it doesn't seem like Edward Scissorchands can be considered ugly)

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Postby Sharaz Destler » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:30 am

I'd rather have Johnny Depp play Sachiel anyway.
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Postby Timstuff » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:53 pm

Gendo'sPapa wrote:^ Thar's a perfectly good reason to keep him out of the unneeded film.


Normally this would be where I veer off into a rant about how an Evangelion movie could be good, but today I'll let it slide since you've got a Scott Pilgrim avatar, and that earns you some awesome points.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:34 am

I give it 6 hours before you guys start yelling "Let Neill Blomkamp direct Live Action Eva!" The Mechasuit is AMAZING!

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Postby Timstuff » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:18 pm

If not Evangelion, then perhaps a superhero movie. I'll let you know after I see the movie tonight. Interestingly enough, like Richard Taylor he's got connection to Peter Jackson.

*Update*

I just saw D9, and thought it was great. I don't know if Blomkamp's style would really fit with Evangelion though, since he goes for the gritty documentary look, and I think Evangelion might benefit for someone with a more subtle / classicist style. If he were up for the job I wouldn't complain, but my top choice is still Danny Boyle.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:23 am

Cast:
Shinji - Ichihara Hayato (though he's probably getting a bit old for this role, haven't seen him in anything since All About Lily Chou Chou)

Why: His role in All About Lily Chou-Chou felt very similar to Shinji. Looks the part.

Rei - Haruka Ayase or Yu Aoi

Why Haruka: Could look the part. Her performance in Cyborg She.

Why Yu Aoi: Versatile and talented actress who could look the part.

Asuka - Rinko Kikuchi... though it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to put in the Korean actress Jeon Ji-Hyun in this role.

Why Rinko - Versatile and talented actress who could look the part.

Why Ji-Hyun - Watch My Sassy Girl and tell my she couldn't play Asuka. Being that she's Korean, she would speak Japanese with a foreign accent.

Gendo - Tadanobu Asano

Why: Definitely looks the part, and a versatile and talented actor.

Misato - Takako Matsu

Why: Mature and actress, maybe resembles the part.

Kaji - Takeshi Kaneshiro

Why: Supremely underrated in his acting ability, could definitely play a smart womanizer. Even has a similar voice to Kaji.
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Postby Evangelion__x » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:58 am

Some people have been suggesting Anton Yelchin for Shinji. I can't really imagine Yelchin as Shinji, as much as I'd like that.

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Postby backseatjesus » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:27 pm

Bomby von Bombsville wrote:Gendo - Tadanobu Asano

YES YES YES.

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Postby Great Genius Shinji-Sama » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:25 pm

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Postby Sharaz Destler » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:39 pm

I'd cast Guillermo del Toro as Hideaki Anno.

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Postby Holy Diver » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:30 pm

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Postby Rommel » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:05 pm

Bomby von Bombsville wrote:Cast:
Shinji - Ichihara Hayato (though he's probably getting a bit old for this role, haven't seen him in anything since All About Lily Chou Chou)

Why: His role in All About Lily Chou-Chou felt very similar to Shinji. Looks the part.

Rei - Haruka Ayase or Yu Aoi

Why Haruka: Could look the part. Her performance in Cyborg She.

Why Yu Aoi: Versatile and talented actress who could look the part.

Asuka - Rinko Kikuchi... though it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to put in the Korean actress Jeon Ji-Hyun in this role.

Why Rinko - Versatile and talented actress who could look the part.

Why Ji-Hyun - Watch My Sassy Girl and tell my she couldn't play Asuka. Being that she's Korean, she would speak Japanese with a foreign accent.

Gendo - Tadanobu Asano

Why: Definitely looks the part, and a versatile and talented actor.

Misato - Takako Matsu

Why: Mature and actress, maybe resembles the part.

Kaji - Takeshi Kaneshiro

Why: Supremely underrated in his acting ability, could definitely play a smart womanizer. Even has a similar voice to Kaji.


I agree with most of these except I'd always said that Asuka should be played by a westerner.

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Postby Teague » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:04 pm

I wonder if Summer Glau would make a good Rei...
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Postby MatrixRefugee » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:36 pm

I was thinking Paul Newman would make an interesting Fuyutsuki, but that wouldn't be likely, at least not in this universe...
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