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Mistborn Movie Casting

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If don't already know, Mistborn has been optioned to become a film. That may still mean a fillm won't happen, but it's a cool first step.

That won't stop us from talking about choices on actors!

I'll start. Personally, I was always a fan of the notion of Nathan Fillion for Kelsier, but then someone brought up Robert Downey Jr., and he might be the perfect choice.

For Vin, I'm also pro-Summer Glau, but there's a big Ellen Page movement on TWG.

Thoughts?

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I think the guy who played Bootstrap Bill in the Pirates movies would play an excellent Clubs.

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I could see Ellen Page, just because we've seen she's able to play characters that go from uncertain to very sure about themselves. I'd worry that Summer looks too mature - but could totally nail the physical aspects of the roll. I only bring up age because Vin's what, 16-22ish throughout the trilogy? Not that character age has stopped casting before...

All that said, I'm such a fan of no-name actors being brought in for epic movies of epicness. (which this would totally be, just sayin' ;) )

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Ellen Page all the way.  I honestly imagined her in my head when I though of Vin throughout the entire series, no one else would make sense for me.  But I do love Summer Glau.  I think Nathan Fillion would be a better Kelsier than RDJ, but that might just be me being a Firefly fanboy.

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Indeed, I think Nathan Fillion and RDJ would both do a great job. I don't think it would be difficult at all for Fillion to change his usual persona into something more vengeful. The difficulty with Kelsier is that he's funny, but he's also dangerous. But, I would have no doubt that Fillion could pull it off.

However, I think RDJ could inhabit that personality better.

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I am a giant Ellen Page as Vin fan.  I'm not really sure on a Kel yet though.  After seeing Page's and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's interactions during Inception I've been leaning towards him as Elend.

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I think Nathon Fillion would totally pull off the personality, but he just doesn't look enough like Kelsier to me.

I was kinda against Ellen Page, but then I saw Inception, which was fantastic.  Now I think she'd totally be able to pull it off.  But the things is that her face is too round to match the semi-emaciated look I always pictured for Vin.

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I don't think I approve of having Captain Hammer in one of my most loved books, even if he's a great actor...

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I'll start by saying that I love Fillion and the firefly cast. That being said, I do not see many of them being good castings (? not the correct term) especially not fillion. When i first read the books i saw Chrisian Bale as Kel, this has changed. Now i t am unsure who is a good choice. I do think that Dr. Tam from firefly could be a good TLR. but thats just my opinion.

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I really like this Summer Glau as Vin idea. She's already proven in Firefly that she can cower in corners really well, and that she can look awesome in a fight.

In other news, when did this thread become "Which Firefly actor would do best in Mistborn?" ;)

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Haha, you're not the first one to bring him up for TLR.  I think he'd make a good choice, too.

Who was the first?

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At this point, I'm just hoping they don't make an Elantris movie and cast Samuel Jackson as Galladon.

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I like the idea of Nathan Fillion in Mistborn, but I think he's more suited to Ham than Kelsier. And while Ellen Page and Summer Glau both look like Vin, but they're both a bit too old...

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The wonders of makeup and modern technology are that you can make an actor/actress look much different in a movie than they really are. The actors who played the hobbits in the LotR movies are actually quite tall, for example. And age is a fairly easy one to deal with. I was an actor in my last year of high school and played a character at least seven years younger than me, it just require a shitton of makeup.

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You're all wrong.

Kelsier should be played by Steve Buscemi, Vin by Miley Cyrus , and Sazed by Samuel L. Jackson.

And clearly the only person fit to play the Lord Ruler is the adorable, doe-eyed Tobey Maguire.

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Yes, Samuel Jackson would make an excellent Sazed.

"I'm sick of these mother******' ashmounts on this mother******' planet!"

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Ellen Page for Vin.  No joke, all the way.  She is my all time favorite actress, and, as long as she's not thirty by the time the movie comes out, she's almost perfect for the role (although, I admit her cheeks are a tad round).  Summer Glau might be able to pull of competent book three Vin, but I can't see her first book skulking, urchin Vin.  I can see Ellen Page in this role.

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Summer Glau spends quite a bit of the beginning of Firefly sulking in corners...

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Summer Glau spends quite a bit of the beginning of Firefly sulking in corners...

Yeah, but from what I've seen, that's more from a "crazy" standpoint than a "resourceful" one.

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David Tennant.

somehow. someperson.

I agree with this sentiment. I also think that Christopher Eccleston could play Kelsier quite well.

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I agree with this sentiment. I also think that Christopher Eccleston could play Kelsier quite well.

You know.....I'd never thought of Christopher Eccleston, but damnation I like that.

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If it wasn't for his age, I would be a major proponent of Ron Glass as Sazed.  Maybe he could make a cameo as the leader of the Terris refugees, though.

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