Monday, October 13, 2008

Casting Couch: Take Two

Aloha everybody!

Today, I would like to take a second look at what has become my favorite podcast topic - Casting Couch!

As you can no doubt guess, Casting Couch is where myself and the other contributors list our preferred actors/actresses for a particular movie that has yet to be made. As the previous article covered the first appearance, I will look at the second time we approached this topic, which involved the casting for a "Four Musketeers" movie.

For this particular film, I posed an additional caveat: Each contributor had to state what type of genre the movie was going to be. For Jupiter, she opted for a live-action period film, while Cupid preferred a live-action update of the story. As for me (Totoro), I envisioned an anime-inspired adaptation, with four fairly well-known voice-actors in the key roles.

Producer's Note: Interestingly enough, a movie titled, "The Four Musketeers" was released in 1974, directed by Richard Lester (Superman II & III) and featured Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway and the late Oliver Reed & Charlton Heston.

However, for information's sake, in the "Original Actor" slot, we will include the names of actors who have played the character in previous efforts.

Role: Athos
Original Actor: Various, including John Malkovich, Kiefer Sutherland & Oliver Reed
Our Suggestions: Viggo Mortensen (Jupiter), Morgan Freeman (Cupid) & Vic Mignogna (Totoro)

Role: Porthos
Original Actor: Various, including GĂ©rard Depardieu, Oliver Platt & Frank Finlay
Our Suggestions: Antonio Banderas (Jupiter), Jason Scott Lee (Cupid) & Rosearik Rikki Simons (Totoro)

Role: Aramis
Original Actor: Various, including Jeremy Irons, Charlie Sheen & Richard Chamberlain
Our Suggestions: Johnny Depp (Jupiter), Jason Statham (Cupid) & Travis Willingham (Totoro)

Role: D'Artagnan
Original Actor: Various, including Gabriel Byrne, Chris O'Donnell & Michael York
Our Suggestions: Orlando Bloom (Jupiter), James McAvoy (Cupid) & Mike Sinterniklaas (Totoro)

Well, that was quite an experience. I hope that you've enjoyed this trip down memory lane with us. Stay tuned to this site for more episodes and feature articles in the near future.

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