Sunday, 18 January 2009

Ranger's Apprentice Movie?

I was wasting time on the internet (as I am increasingly prone to do) and I came across this on John Flanagan's site in the news section -

What’s happening with the Ranger’s movie?
Well, it was supposed to start shooting this year but there’s been a delay in the funding. So we’ll all have to wait a little longer. I’m told, however, that Paul Haggis, the writer-director on the project, is still keen to make the movie. That’s the important thing.

While this is disappointing (I actually was unaware it was in the works), I am ecstatic to see that Paul Haggis is attached. For those of you who are unaware, Haggis is a prolific screenwriter/director - check out this resume.

So who do you think should be cast in this movie?

33 comments:

Lenore said...

The Jonas Brothers! ;)

Adele said...

No no no. Arggggggh no.

I still can't remember their names, I know there is a Nick but that's about it.

I don't feel upset that their names escape me. I welcome it.

Paula said...

nick, joe, kevin

Anonymous said...

I think Harrison Ford should play Halt. He's got the right look for it (not to mention he's my favourite actor)and I think he would do well working with a kid again. Liam Neeson could also be a good Halt, but I'm afraid he may be too tall (God Bless him and his family, Natasha Richardson will definetly be missed). I'd also like to see Jim Sturgess from 21 play Gilan.

Anonymous said...

I think that possibly daniel Radcliff could play Will. And the kid from Eragon could play horace for sure.

Anonymous said...

I agree that those are terrific actors (especially for that type of role) but I think Ranger's should have an original cast rather than a mix of other popular competing books.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I think there should be some fresh, new talent for this movie because using type- cast characters can really ruin a film for people who have preconcieved notions about the kinds of parts that certain actors should play. Also, the actors from the movies I've seen don't look the same now as they did then when they would've been perfect for parts.

Anonymous said...

I ALSO THINK HARRISON FORD SHOUL PLAY HALT. AS LONG AS HE HAS A BEARD HE'D BE PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shea said...

Thanks, glad to know I am not alone! (I was the "anonymous" who posted about Harrison Ford and plea for an orignal cast). No matter what though, I completley trust in Mr. Paul Haggis. John Flanagan's books are a beauty in their own and I'm looking forward to the movie. Perhaps we should let dear Mr. Ford know another role is calling him!

Anonymous said...

I DON'T KNOW! I'M ABOUT TO DIE! I AM SOSOSOSOSSOSOSOSOSOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I don't like die of excitement before the movie comes out! I think, but take into consideration that I know nothing, that either Burkley Duffield or Matthew KNight should play Will! If you don't know what they look like, well then you best look them up! Actually, I have no idea what I'm thinking! They are probably to young or something......

Anonymous said...

Jason Statham should play Halt!!!

Anonymous said...

i think halt should be played by Viggo Mortensen aka aragorn from the lord of the rings

Anonymous said...

I really want to play Alyss! It would be so cool!
Aside from my wishes, I agree that the main characters (Horace, Will, Alyss, and ?Jenny?) should all be new talent (even if that is not me).

Anonymous said...

OMG Harrison Ford should definently play Halt that would be like the best thing they could possibly do for this movie. I love the ranger's series and I hope the movie comes soon!!! P=

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but The Jonas Brothers just aren't right for this movie.

Anonymous said...

Harrison Ford might be able to pull off Halt but im not sure i can see him playing the role. Jeremy Irons, Brom in Eragon(which in my opinion was a terrible adaptation of the book) and Tiberius in Kingdom of Heaven would be a decent choice for Halt if not Crowley. Or as someone else mentioned possibly Liam Niesson(sp?). as for the other characters I think they should have someone relatively unknown play Will, Horace, Alyss, Jenny and George. And as for Gilan I think Jensen Ackles would do a good job (hes in Supernatural and was in Dark Angel).

Anonymous said...

Jeremy Irons should defiantly play Halt. When i was reading the book he was who i imagined he would look most like, this image stuck and now i have heard a film is being made i can't think of a better person. To all of you who think Harrison Ford would make a good Halt, i agree he is a good actor, but i don't think he will suit halt

Anonymous said...

They should use unknown people for at least Will and Horace. It makes the film seem more convincing. I think they should focus more on getting personalies to match characters, I think that if they use a bunch of really well known actors or actresses it will detract from the realness. But that's just my personal opinion.
Can't wait for the movie!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where they are going to have casting??

Anonymous said...

I think unknown actors should b casted

i REALLY want to know who they cast though!!!!!!!!!!! cause love da series

Anonymous said...

I thank they sould get the cast like they got the Narnia cast.

Maggie said...

Ever since I started reading the series, I always pictured Halt looking something like Jeremy Irons did in the Eragon movie - with perhaps a bit more of a beard. :P I definitely think that he should play Halt in this movie.

As for Will, Horace, and Alyss, I have some ideas as to which actors I want to be cast for them, but I think that bringing in new talent would be wonderful.

Brianna said...

omg i love these series cant wait for the movie and i agree i think they schould be fresh actor and them make them big with the rest of the movies series just like harry potter

CAC Author of Firewolf said...

DUDE! THIS IS AWESOME! Viggo Mortensen as Halt, and some new kids as Will and company.

Winx Club said...

where can i download the book 9 and 10?

Ripplestream said...

Viggo Mortenson as Halt!

aaron play as part for will said...

i really want to play the part as will i am fresh (as of popular movies) and would love to do it! if anyone knows when paul is going to pick people for the movie please please tell me! i really want to and would have a blast doing it!

Anonymous said...

I think Jeremy Irons should play Halt!
I ALWAYS imagined him like Brom from Eragon.
They should have fresh actors play Will,Hoarce,and Alyss
LOVE BOTH Ranger's Aprrentice & Eragon!

Daisy said...

I think that Halt should be played by Russell Crowe. I saw him as Robin Hood, and it was perfect!

As for Will, I have no idea. Nobody seems to be quite right.

Gilan however, should be played by Hugh Dancy. It would be the perfect match.

Alyss? How about me?

Daisy said...

Peoples! I's have discovered who should play Will! A very little known actor too! Harry Lloyd should play him! He was in Robin Hood BBC as Will Scarlett and Doctor Who as Jeremy Baines! Practically nobody knows who he is though.

Anevay J. Foxx said...

I agree that there should be a new cast of fresh talent for the younger characters, but Viggo Mortensen for Halt. That would be freaking epic. As long as Halt's character and bearing and well, pretty much everything, are on the dot, I'll be satisfied... which is a lot to ask, but Halt is practically the key character. Tons of readers are in to RA because of him. Heck, that's one of the reasons I read them! Halt has to be practically perfect... otherwise, I just might have a freak attack...

Anevay J. Foxx said...

I agree that there should be a new cast of fresh talent for the younger characters: Will, Alyss, Horace... etc. But Halt has to be perfect in order for tons of readers to be pleased with this one. I vote Viggo Mortensen, and I would say Hugh Jackman... but he's too tall... and don't be opposed to Hugh Jackman as Halt right away, I was at first, but I warmed up to him. He would be epic for Halt, but yes, too tall. Viggo Mortensen would probably work best, in my opinion. If anything is out of character with Halt, I swear, there are going to be riots with this movie. Halt is the reason a lot of readers read it. Heck, it's why I read it! As long as his attitude, actions, bearing, face... heck, everything, is close, I'll be satisfied. Halt is my favorite character, and therefore must be perfect. Otherwise, I might just have a freak attack... just saying.

Rianna said...

Ideally, I would have Jeremy Irons be Halt, and Liam Neeson would make an incredible Baron Arald, or the king.
Honestly, I can't think of anybody for Will. For Morgarath I would have Robert Carlyle just because that's who I picture when I think of him. I would have all new people for Cassandra and Alyss. Horace, Bradley James, who plays Arthur in Merlin. And for Gilan it just has to be someone hot.