Recast Your Favorite Movies - 2011 Edition! - Page 43
As an hommage to his own father, Josh Brolin agreed to star in a remake of 1977's B-movie "The Car" in which James Brolin played the lead role and which was directed by Elliot Silverstein. Producer Wes Craven decided to give his chance to then unknown French director Alexandre Aja for his first film in the US :
THE CAR (2005)
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Produced by Wes Craven
"Captain Wade Parent"
James Brolin/Josh Brolin
Kathleen Lloyd/Michelle Rodriguez
"Sheriff Everett Peck"
John Marley/L. Q. Jones
R.G. Armstrong/Jonathan Banks
Henry O'Brien/Michael Horse
Geraldine Keams/Irene Bedard
"Deputy Luke Johnson"
Ronny Cox/Neil McDonough
Lincoln Continental Mark III/Lincoln Continental Mark III
... because it is already perfect so!!!
Better ideas for the iconic evil car are of course welcome!
Nicolas Winding Refn's A Bittersweet Life
Kim Sun-woo - Ryan Gosling
Mr. Kang - Albert Brooks
Hee-soo - Carey Mulligan
President Baek - Oscar Isaac
Mun-suk - Ron Perlman
Gun dealer - Mads Mikkelsen
Gun dealer's brother - Tom Hardy
Actually, I think that's excellent. I didn't even think of that. In my "Endlessly recast Ghostbusters" thread, I even say that my imagination is kind of limited on this and that I think other people would come up with good choices.
(Granted, this would probably retread a lot of thematic ground the Coenim already covered in A Serious Man, but here goes anyway.)
The Seven Year Itch
Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
Richard Sherman - Michael Stuhlbarg
"She loves me because I'm sweet! And gentle! And worried! And nervous! And shy! And tender!"
The Girl - Scarlett Johansson
"If I were your wife, I'd be very jealous of you."
Helen Sherman - Kelly Macdonald
"You're attractive to me, darling, but then again, I'm used to you."
Tom MacKenzie - George Clooney
"Oh darling! Inwardly, downwardly! Pulsating, striving! Now together! Ending and unending! Now! Now! Now!"
Mr. Kruhulik - John Turturro
"Isn't she a living doll."
Dr. Brubaker - Jon Polito
"I congratulate you on your good taste."
Mr. Brady - J.K. Simmons
"Well, wait till you've been married as long as I have, and you'll be delighted to get rid of them for the summer!"
Vegetarian Restaurant Waitress - Frances McDormand
"Nudism is such a worthy cause."
This summer, they're coming to save the world.
Dr Peter Venkman - Joel Mchale
Dr Raymond Stantz - Jason Segel
Dr Egon Spengler - Jim Parsons
Winston Zeddmore - Michael Kenneth Williams
Dana Barrett - Cobie Smulder
Louis Tully - Danny Pudi
Janine Melnitz - Aubrey Plaza
Walter Peck - James Patrick Stuart
By casting actors more know for TV work, this frees up more of the budget for special effects. In this version Peck doesn't work for the EPA. He is a city councilman.
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Eastwood and Siegel decided to work on a script from Lewis John Carlino about a highly professional and solitary hit man after the previous director, Michael Winner, abandonned the project in 1972 because of financing problems. Siegel initially wanted to cast Jan-Michael Vincent alongside Eastwood, but the latter convinced him to choose Jeff Bridges :
A MALPASO PRODUCTIONS
THE MECHANIC (1975)
Directed by Don Siegel
Music by Dee Barton
I stand for my original Ghostbusters cast
Here's my big swaggering cock of a Ghostbusters recast from a while back. Read it and weep.
Dir. Lars Von Trier
A grim and often upsetting comedy about guilt and the inability to accept death, couched in vehemently anti-Capitolist humanism. Notorious for being anti-woman, depending on how you read the Dana Barrett character.
Pete Venkman - James Purefoy
Ray Stanz - John C Reilly
Egon Spengler - Paul Bettany
Dana Barrett - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Louis Tully - Jeremy Davies
Walter Peck - Zeljko Ivanek
Winston Zeddemore - Isaach De Bankole
Janine Melnitz - Chole Sevigny
Mayor Lenny - Stellan Skargard
You had me at "Lars Von Trier's Ghostbusters". By the way the casting is perfect for his version of this movie. Though hopefully it isn't too gloomy more like The Kingdom, his Danish tv miniseries. Makes me want to try a Las Von Trier recasting of Taxi Driver.
Late 1983, Hugh Hudson was offered the chance to direct an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books (the project later went to Michael Radford) but turned it down in order to make a movie about a futuristic dystopian society in which emotions are strictly controlled. The script is heavily influenced by the russian 1921 novel "We" from Yevgeny Zamyatin that inspired many western novelists. Hugh Hudson managed to film some scenes in the Berlin Stadium (West-Berlin) and hired many German actors :
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Music : Klaus Dodlinger
*Trivia : In a public interview during the 1985 Berlinale, Hugh Hudson revealed that, in his first draft, Colin Welland, an avid fan of martial arts films, tried to include a innovative form of martial art "completely based around guns". Hugh Hudson, however, found the idea "totally ludicrous".
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Directed by Guillerme del Toro
Chris Evans - Dr David Reed
Amy Acker - Kay Lawerence
Aaron Eckhart - Dr Mark Williams
Nestor Carbonell - Dr Carl Maia
Danny Trejo - Lucas
David Strathaim - Dr Edwin Thompson
Micheal Phelps - The Gill-Man in the swimming scenes
Derek Mears - The Gill-Man on land scenes
Doug Jones doesn't have a gold medal and Mears will look big and imposing on land.
While I was day dreaming that cast, I thought of doing Rob Zombie's Creature from the Black Lagoon. Of course in his version, the lagoon is part of a trailer park in the Florida panhandle.
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Tommy Wiseau's The Star War
Greg Sestero as "Mark Skywalker"
Tommy Wiseau as "Johnny Solo"
Juliette Danielle as "Princess Lisa"
Carolyn Minnott as "Claudette Kenobi"
Kyle Vogt as "C3Peter0"
Philip Haldiman as "R2Denny2"
Dan Janjigian as "Grand Moff Chris-R"
Mike Holmes as "Mike Porkins"
Greg Ellery as "Steven Antilles"
Robyn Paris as "Michelle Biggs"
with Doggie as "Chewie"
and Tommy Wiseau as "Darth Wiseau"
Nicholas Ray's The Room
James Dean as Johnny, an all-American male whose handsome face hides a deep inner-torment
"You are TEARING ME APART, LISA!"
Ava Gardner as the irresistibly beautiful femme fatale Lisa
"I just wanted to hear your sexy voice. I keep thinking about your strong hands around my body. It excites me so much."
Paul Newman as Mark, torn between his best friend and the woman he loves.
"I just can't figure women out. Sometimes they're just too smart. Sometimes they're just flat-out stupid. Other times they're just evil."
Sal Mineo as Denny, a confused youngster who might be in-over-his-head --- in both the bedroom and on the street.
Lillian Gish as Claudette, Lisa's fierce-willed but terminally ill mother.
"I definitely have breast cancer."
Natalie Wood & Richard Beymer as Michelle & Mike, star-crossed lovers kept apart in the heat of passion.
"Did you know that chocolate . . . is the symbol of love?"
Lee Marvin as Chris-R, a notorious hoodlum and dealer of unknown narcotics.
"I don't have five minutes, Denny."
Dick York as psychologist and concerned friend Peter
"People are people. Sometimes they just can't see their own faults.
Dick Sargent as fellow concerned friend Steven
"I feel like I'm sitting on an atomic bomb, waiting for it to go off!"
Blade Runner (1953)
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Robert Ryan - Rick Deckard
Richard Widmark - Roy Batty
Gene Evans - Bryant
Bella Darvi - Rachael
Lee Van Cleef - Gaff
Elisha Cook, Jr. - J.F. Sebastian
Constance Towers - Pris
Philip Ahn - Hannibal Chew
Rod Steiger - Leon Kowalski
Boris Karloff - Dr. Eldon Tyrell
(Believe it or not, the fact that the majority of this cast has already worked with Hillcoat is mostly coincidental.)
The Great Silence - 2014
Directed by John Hillcoat
Silence - Viggo Mortensen
Loco - Guy Pearce
Pauline - Zoe Saldana
Sheriff Burnett - Ray Winstone
Pollicut - Alan Rickman
Young Silence - Kodi Smit-McPhee
Ed Wood (2013)
Jason Schwartzman - Edward D. Wood Jr.
Gary Oldman - Bela Lugosi
Rachel McAdams - Dolores Fuller
Anna Kendrick - Kathy O'Hara
John Malkovich - Bunny Breckinridge
Will Arnett - The Amazing Criswell
Samm Levine - Paul Marco
John Francis Daley - Conrad Brooks
Jeff Garlin - Georgie Weiss
Eva Amurri - Vampira
Paul Wright - Tor Johnson
Krysten Ritter - Loretta King
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Orson Welles
Rick Roma - Robin Wright
Shelley Levine - Catherine O'Hara
Dave Moss - Maria Bello
George Aaronow - Allison Janney
John Williamson - Mae Whitman
Alec Baldwin's role is as yet uncast, though I personally would suggest Reitman's recent collaborator Charlize Theron.
Written & Directed by NEIL MARSHALL
Score by ILAN ESHKERI
Original Songs by MUSE
Michael Fassbender as CONNOR MACLEOD
Rosamund Pike as BRENDA WYATT
Sean Bean as JUAN SANCHEZ VILLA-LOBOS RAMIREZ
Mads Mikkelsen as THE KURGAN
Imogen Poots as HEATHER MACLEOD
Emma Thompson as RACHEL ELLENSTEIN
Tom Wilkinson as LT. FRANK MORAN
Directed by Ang Lee
Javier Bardem as Antonio Salieri
Jason Schwartzman as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Carey Mulligan as Constanze Mozart
James Cromwell as Leopold Mozart
Rhys Ifans as Emperor Joseph II
Zeljko Ivanek as Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Lee Pace as Emanuel Schikaneder
Tom Hollander as Father Vogler
A recast revisited...
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (2013)
Directed by BRAD BIRD
Written by JOE CORNISH
Music by MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Daniel Craig as INDIANA JONES
Hayley Atwell as MARION RAVENWOOD
Guy Pearce as DR. RENÉ BELLOQ
Jared Harris as MAJOR ARNOLD TOHT
Ciaran Hinds as DR. MARCUS BRODY
Sayed Badreya as SALLAH
Peter Mensah as CAPTAIN KATANGA
Til Schweiger as COLONEL DIETRICH
Robert Maillet as GERMAN MECHANIC
A Martin Scorsese Film
Daniel Day-Lewis as Ricky Roma
Martin Sheen as Shelley Levine
Matt Damon as Dave Moss
Robert De Niro as George Aaronow
Jonah Hill as John Williamson
Mark Wahlberg as Blake
Studio doesn't want Daniel Day-Lewis to play as Ricky Roma as he's not American, they preferred Sean Penn or Brad Pitt but Martin Scorsese convince them that Daniel Day-Lewis was his only choice for Ricky Roma
Jack Nicholson was cast as Shelley Levine but was fired by Martin Scorsese because he was too crazy to play a normal character
Leonardo DiCaprio turned down Dave Moss but recommend Matt Damon for the part
Jon Favreau originally audition for George Aaronow but was reject by Martin Scorsese as he think he too young for the part
Matthew McConaughey was cast as John Williamson but dropped out due for being typecast as a man who wear glasses
Jude Law and Mark Ruffalo were both considered for Blake but was beat by Mark Wahlberg due for his performance in The Departed which make him a perfect choice for Blake
REPO MAN (2013)
Directed by NICOLAS WINDING REFN
Anton Yelchin as OTTO
"You're a white suburban punk just like me."
Sean Penn as BUD
"Look at those assholes, ordinary fucking people. I hate 'em."
Steve Buscemi as MILLER
"John Wayne was a fag"
Michael K. Williams as LITE
"They shit scared. They know I'm not a cop, think I've come to kill 'em. And I would."
Jena Malone as LEILA
"I'd torture someone in a second if it was up to me."
Richard Jenkins as J. FRANK PARNELL
"You ever feel as if your mind had started to erode?"
Vera Farmiga as AGENT ROGERSZ
"I'm going to have to torture you. But I want you to know, it isn't personal."
Michael Madsen as OLY
"Oh, yeah, you're fuckin' A we ripped your car, asshole."
Ron Perlman as PLETTSCHNER
"So never say fuck you to me! Because you haven't earned the right yet!"
Naomie Harris as MARLENE
"It's my birthday."
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About a year ago, I did season one. Here's the follow-up.
A Clash of Kings (1973, aired as a BBC series in six installments)
Robb Stark - Peter Firth
Catelyn Stark - Claire Bloom
Jon Snow - Helmut Berger
Sansa Stark - Olivia Hussey
Arya Stark - Jodie Foster
Bran Stark - Jack Wild
Theon Greyjoy - Gary Oldman
Yara Greyjoy - Jenny Agutter
Balon Greyjoy - Richard Harris
Tyrion Lannister - David Rappaport
Cersei Lannister - Britt Ekland
Jamie Lannister - Tim Curry
Tywin Lannister - Peter Cushing
Joffrey Baratheon - Mark Lester
Littlefinger - Michael Caine
Varys - Donald Pleasance
Maester Pycelle - Alistair Sim
Renly Baratheon - Timothy Dalton
Margery Tyrell - Jane Seymour
Stannis Baratheon - Alan Bates
Davos Seaworth - Patrick McGoohan
Melisandre - Jill St John
Danaerys Targaryen - Julie Christie
Jorah Mormount - Edward Woodward
Xaro Xan Daxos - Omar Sharif
Pyat Pree - Patrick Troughton
The cast is terrific, I'd watch this in a second to see them all performing that material against one another. But after seeing HBO's version, with its huge budgets and modern visual effects, I don't know if the '70s BBC could bring the world to life in an effective way. I mean, I love the hell out of the Beeb's I, Claudius, but it's nothing but actors on sound stages, which is OK for the story it's telling (same goes for Elizabeth R., The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The First Churchills, etc.), but they could never pull off something like HBO's Rome. (Hell, in the end, neither could HBO!) I just don't think the story could effectively be told in a talky, stage-bound format, which is all those '70s BBC mini-series could afford.
But as long as we're fantasy-casting, we might as well be fantasy-budgeting as well, so I say give the Beeb $100 million and 21st-century technology and let's do this thing!
...a long time ago. In a galaxy far far away...Chaz decided to recast the greatest science fiction trilogy of all time.
Luke Skywalker - Aaron Johnson
"I am a Jedi; like my father before me."
Han Solo - Jensen Ackles
"Sometimes I even amaze myself."
Princess Leia - Mary Elizabeth Winstead
"Into the garbage shoot fly boy!"
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Christoph Waltz
"He doesn't want you following old Obi-Wan on some damn fool crusade."
C-3PO - Voice of David Tennant
"I'm over here in pieces and your having delusions of grandeur!"
Darth Vader - Voice Samuel L Jackson
"I am your father."
Grand Moff Tarkin - Daniel Craig
"Evacuate?! In our moment of triumph. I think you overestimate their chances."
Lando Calrissian - Idris Elba
"We'll last longer than we would against that Death Star and maybe we'll take some of them with us!"
Boba Fett - Bruce Willis
"He's no good to me dead."
Yoda - Voice of Danny Pudi
"Found someone you have."
Emperor Palpatine - Al Panico
"So be it: Jedi."
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- CREEPSHOW (segment "Something to Tide You Over")
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Same locations, dialogues and musical ost of the original
Orlando Bloom (Paris) as Henry Wentworth
- Diane Kruger (Helen) as Becky Vickers
and Gian Maria Volontè as Richard Vickers
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Apocalypse Now (2014)
Captain Benjamin L. Willard: Jeremy Renner
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore: Matthew McConaughey
Jay "Chef" Hicks: Ben Foster
Lance B. Johnson: Aaron Paul
Tyrone "Clean" Miller: Denzel Whitaker
Chief Phillips: Mike Colter
Colonel Lucas: Jon Hamm
Jerry the Civilian: Shea Whigham
General Corman: William Sadler
Photojournalist: Jeremy Renner
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz: Michael Shannon
- Creepshow (full movie)
by Coen Bros.
- Daeg Faerch as Billy
- Gary Busey as Billy's Dad
- Frances McDormand as Billy's Mum
Episode Father's Day
- Martin Landau as Nathan Grantham
- Judith Roberts as Aunt Bedelia
- Meryl Streep as Sylvia Grantham
Episode The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Jordy Verrill
Episode Something to Tide You Over
- Sean Connery (80's version) as Richard Vickers (i want to see him to be bad)
- Josh Hartnett as Harry Wentworth
- Diane Kruger as Becky Vickers
Episode The Crate
- Geoffrey Rush as Dexter Stanley
- William H.Macy as Henry Northrup
- Marcia Gay Harden as Wilma Northrup
Episode They're Creeping Up On You
Danny De Vito as Upson Pratt
- Marlon Wayans as White
Dialogues, locations and score music are identical to the original
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Michael Fessbender - James Bond
Uma Thurman - Pussy Galore
Alan Rickman - Goldfinger
Allison Brie - Jill Matherson
Lizzy Caplan - Tilly Matherson
Bill Nighy - M
Camille Coduri - Moneypenny
Bruce Campbell - Felix Leiter
Matt Smith - Q
Dalip Singh - Odd Job
Micheal Fessbender - James Bond
Anne Hathway - Dr Holly Goodhead
Tom Hardy - Hugo Drax
Brock Lesnar - Jaws
Marion Cotillard - Corinne Dufour
Bill Nighy - M
Matt Smith - Q
Camille Coduri - Moneypenny
Tom Hardy will use the Bane voice for Drax.