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Eragon (1990):

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Ian Bryce
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Music: John Williams
Budget: $50 million

Eragon: Christian Bale

Brom: Ian McKellen

Arya: Cate Blanchett


Saphira: Jennifer Ehle


Murtaugh: Richard Armitage

Roran: Josh Brolin

Durza: Alan Rickman

Ajihad: Morgan Freeman

Orik: Warwick Davis (voice of John Rhys-Davies)

Garrow: Michael Gambon

Sloan: Bob Hoskins

Katrina: Gwyneth Paltrow

Jeod: Ian McDiarmid

The Twins: David Warner



"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."



Blade Runner

Deckard: Christian Bale
Rachael: Rooney Mara
Roy Batty: Micheal Fassbender
Pris: Kristen Stewart
Zhora: Jennifer Lawrence
Leon: Tom Hardy
Gaff: Benicio Del Toro
Dr Tyrell: Ian Mckellen
J.F. Sebastian: Kevin Spacey



Blade Runner (2016)

Rick Deckard: Daniel Craig

Rachael: Alicia Vikander

Roy Batty: Nico Evers-Swindell

Pris: Leven Rambin

Zhora: Thora Birch

Leon Kowalski: Derek Mears

Gaff: Sasha Roiz

Sebastian: Eddie Redmayne

Tyrell: Colin Firth



Blade Runner

Deckard: Christian Bale
Rachael: Rooney Mara
Roy Batty: Micheal Fassbender
Pris: Kristen Stewart
Zhora: Jennifer Lawrence
Leon: Tom Hardy
Gaff: Benicio Del Toro
Dr Tyrell: Ian Mckellen
J.F. Sebastian: Kevin Spacey

Blade Runner (2016)

Rick Deckard: Daniel Craig

Rachael: Alicia Vikander

Roy Batty: Nico Evers-Swindell

Pris: Leven Rambin

Zhora: Thora Birch

Leon Kowalski: Derek Mears

Gaff: Sasha Roiz

Sebastian: Eddie Redmayne

Tyrell: Colin Firth
Well that made good reading, because as I mentioned I attempted to recast Blade Runner but never completed it – there was a thread a while ago on that very subject. Benicio Del Toro as Gaff sounds great – I can't believe I didn't think of him but maybe it's just that I've not seen him in anything basically since Licence to Kill!

I was wary of Rooney Mara because she has such an otherworldly look – Cate Blanchett referred to this recently. Alicia Vikander would similarly put me off because of Ex Machina. Eddie Redmayne sounds good for JF Sebastian.

If I can finish my take on the cast I'll post it here. I was very conscious of trying to keep the ages of the people the same so I'd want to double check that before I went with the list.



Let Me In (1994)

Owen: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Abby: Natalie Portman

Thomas: Gene Hackman

The Policeman: Tony Shaloub

Kenny: Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jimmy: Jason Biggs

Virginia: Olivia Williams



Star Wars: The Force Awakens (1987)

Han Solo: Paul Newman

General Leia Organa: Shirley Maclaine

Kylo Ren: Gary Oldman

Rey: Helena Bonham-Carter

Finn: Don Cheadle

Poe Dameron: Andy Garcia

General Hux: Sean Bean

Supreme Leader Snoke: Ian McKellen

Maz Kanata: Whoopi Goldberg

and Sean Connery as Luke Skywalker



Terence Young's Road to Perdition (1963):
Michael Sullivan Sr: Lee Van Cleef

Michael Sullivan Jr: Kurt Russell

Connor Rooney: Steve McQueen

Harlen Maguire: Leonard Nimoy

Annie Sullivan: Rosemary Harris

Peter Sullivan: Ron Howard

Frank Nitti: Jack Klugman


I'm having trouble with John Rooney.



Lethal Weapon (1967)

Martin Riggs: Jack Nicholson

Roger Murtaugh: Sidney Poitier

Mr. Joshua: Steve McQueen

General McAllister: William Holden

Riggs' sidearm: Browning Hi-Power



Rio Bravo

Bare In Mind I am Basing My Cast Off If It Was Too Ever Be Remade With Current hollywood talent. Im not saying I would replace John Wayne or Dean Martin with any other actors of the time.
Looking at this as a remake casting idea.


Rio Bravo ReCast

John T Chance------------- Karl Urban

Dude--------------------------- Jeremy Renner.

Feathers---------------------- Olivia Wilde.

Stumpy------------------------ Robert Duvall.

Wheeler----------------------- Gary Oldman.

Colorado---------------------- Daniel Radcliff

Nathan Burdet--------------- Robert Downey Jr.

Joe Burdet-------------------- Tom Hardy.

Carlos------------------------ George Lopez.



Heat (1967)

Neil McCauley: Paul Newman

Lt. Vincent Hanna: Marlon Brando

Chris Shiherlis: Robert Redford

Michael Cheritto: Robert Vaughn

Detective Sammy Casals: Lee Van Cleef

Sgt. Drucker: James Earl Jones

Det. Mike Bosko: Jerry Stiller

Trejo: Charles Bronson

Justine Hanna: Jean Simmons

Nate: James Stewart

Waingro: Sieghardt Rupp (he's the guy who's giggling while Clint Eastwood is being beaten to a pulp in A Fistful of Dollars, for reference)

Roger Van Zant: Roger Moore



Shane (1992)

Shane: James Remar

Marian Starrett: Melanie Griffith

Joe Starrett: Bruce Willis

Joey Starrett: Elijah Wood

Jack Wilson: Michael Madsen

Rufus Ryker: Harry Dean Stanton

Chris Calloway: Bruce Greenwood



Shane (1992)

Shane: James Remar

Marian Starrett: Melanie Griffith

Joe Starrett: Bruce Willis

Joey Starrett: Elijah Wood

Jack Wilson: Michael Madsen

Rufus Ryker: Harry Dean Stanton

Chris Calloway: Bruce Greenwood
Good suggestions – James Remar I could see just as easily as Jack Wilson but something about his performance in Dexter makes me think he could have played Shane very well.



Mad Max (2000)

Max Rockatansky: Tom Hardy

Jessie Rockatansky: Liv Tyler

Toecutter: Jason Clarke

Goose: Ewen Bremner

Captain Fifi: Brandon Gleeson

Bubba: Joel Edgerton

Nightrider: Robert Carlyle

Johnny: Matthew Goode



Casino Royale (1972):

James Bond: Timothy Dalton

Vesper Lynd: Charlotte Rampling

Le Chiffre: Gian Maria Volonte

Rene Mathis: Vincent Price

Mr. White: Christopher Lee

M: Bernard Lee



Skyfall (1978):

James Bond: Timothy Dalton

Raoul Silva: Malcolm McDowell

Severine: Caroline Munro

M: Bernard Lee

Gareth Mallory: Sean Connery

Kincade: Jon Pertwee

Patrice: Vic Armstrong



Spectre (1981):

James Bond: Timothy Dalton

Dr. Madeline Swann: Isabelle Huppert

Franz Oberhauser: Peter O'Toole

Mr. Hinx: Pat Roach

Lucia Sciarra: Claudia Cardinale

M: Sean Connery

and Christopher Lee as Mr. White



Those last few are very thought-provoking, especially as a Timothy Dalton fan. Claudia Cardinale in the Monica Bellucci Spectre role is good (well she wouldn't have been out of place in a Bond film would she?). Bit of an ethnic discrepancy with Malcolm McDowell as Silva? I would have thought someone like Ricardo Montalban or Anthony Quinn. Peter O'Toole as Oberhauser is another really good choice, as is Charlotte Rampling as Vesper Lynd.

The Mad Max list is good as well, the way you've kept Tom Hardy but recast the others.



I had Michael Madsen's performance as Mr. Blonde in mind when I cast him as Jack Wilson.
Yeah, I could definitely visualize him in that role, especially with his eyes. Jack Palace was fantastic.



For Montalban and Quinn, I felt they were not in the age range I had in mind for Silva, somewhere around Bond's age. I had a version of Tom Hardy in a film version of Mad Max ever since I saw Fury Road and I had ideas for making a cast for Craig's Bond films with Dalton since Craig reminded a lot of people of Dalton. What did you think of my Road to Perdition, Let Me In, Heat, The Force Awakens and Lethal Weapon casts?