Saturday, June 6, 2009

Casting Couch: Take Seven

Aloha everybody!

Just because we're on hiatus doesn't mean that we're not still working to make Otaku 5-0 a more entertaining experience. To that end, I would like to continue the series of articles devoted to Casting Couch, my favorite Otaku 5-0 topic!

Let us do the time warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show reference FTW) back to last October, when myself, Mr. A & Cetic compiled a wish-list cast for a film treatment of The Legend of Zelda, one of the greatest video games of all time (in our humble opinion.)

For this installment, we only decided to cast the characters in the original game - Link, Princess Zelda & Ganon. Cetic and Mr. A settled on live-action performers, while I envisioned a total-CGI incarnation (a la Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and cast voice actors to reflect this. Although I should have expected it, Cetic once again steals the show with his "inspired" choices.

Link, the Hero
Our Suggestions: Orlando Bloom (Cetic), Freddie Highmore (Mr. A) & Spencer Breslin (Totoro)

Princess Zelda, the Distressing Damsel
Our Suggestions: Keira Knightley (Cetic), Dakota Fanning (Mr. A) & Grey DeLisle (Totoro)

Ganon, the Villain
Our Suggestions: Johnny Depp (Cetic), Ving Rhames (Mr. A) & Andy Serkis (Totoro)

And there you have it... An installment of Casting Couch that we will not soon forget. Please continue to stay tuned to this website for more feature articles and the audio commentary to Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone!

~Totoro (Executive Producer)

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