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Thread Starter 
does anyone know if this is correct
<a href="http://slashdot.org/articles/02/07/10/2359224.shtml?tid=97" target="_blank"> slashdot</a>
post #2 of 43
TG may be one of the last people with a fresh idea or two left in cinema. Of course he can't fin funding.
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The last statement is a tad ironic given that the film is based on the book by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman wink

Pratchett tells this great story about an American producer trying to get them to reset it in America, and they whole Anti-christ thing was a bit of a downer, can they toss that out? (Pratchett: "Excuse me, did you even READ the book?")
If Hastur manages to interview him for CHUD Stories, there's a question to ask. wink
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Thread Starter 
Thank you all .i did know about the financing
problems but someone on another list asked me
about some casting rumours they had heard of
Joseph Fiennes,Christopher lambert,and the
gorgeous Jennifer Connelly and all i could find
were some rumours over a year old,they must have
read the same old news and thought it was current
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Oh heck yeah. Bring it on.

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My second favorite book of all time. Only tragedy is that Alan Rickman won't be playing Crowley.....

In his stead I'll take Mark Strong via Stardust's Septimus please.
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That is supremely good news.

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Crowley should have been Tom Ellis, but whatever. Sheen as Aziraphale is perfect.
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Ellis was my choice for Crowley as well, but I can see Tennant in the role.  Karen Gillian is my choice for war. In a perfect world Robert Downey Jr would take a pay cut to play Famine, but since that won't happen I say cast John Barrowman. I can easily see him selling food with no nutrition value with a twinkle in his eye.

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Terrible 90's casting?  Cruise is Crowley, Kilmer is Azirphale.  Amusingly, that casting also works great for a terrible 90's American remake of John Woo's The Killer.

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Bradley Cooper for Famine. That'd be a hoot.
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My fan casting:

That fella that was the new Q for Newt

Ruth Negga as Anathema

Brendan Gleeson for Shadwell

Serafinowicz as the voice of Death

Gillen as War is inspired Chaz
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Ruth Negga as Anathema is pretty awesome, Bain.  I dig it.

Personally, I'd like to see Anthony Hopkins have some fun playing it up as Shadwell.  Let him cut loose.

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Catherine Tate as Madame Tracy.

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I should probably read that book. 

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Yes, yes you should.

Perfect blend of the two authors.
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

I should probably read that book. 


I love that book so much I've read it five times. I hope the running gag about tapes left in Crowley's car turn into a best of Queen after a fortnight will be in the miniseries. Of course it would be updated to CDs. I also hope they work the footnotes in it as well.


Edited by Chaz - 8/17/17 at 9:07pm
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 I also hope they work the footnotes into as well.

God willing, by Stephen Fry or Richard E. Grant.  It's how I heard them in my head.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
 


I love that book so much I've read five times. I hope the running gag about tapes left in Crowley's car turn into a best of Queen after a fortnight will be in the miniseries. Of course it would be updated to CDs. I also hope they work the footnotes in it as well.

 

Yup.  My first copy disintegrated I read it that much.


Wife got me a new copy a couple of years ago.

 

The Best of Queen gag is great.

post #22 of 43
Good Omens and To Say Nothing of the Dog are my two favorite books of all time. Both look like they've been through a few wash/dry cycles and are dog-eared about every third page.
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The audio book is really quite excellent as well. I got that from the library and listened to it with my wife on road trips. It was probably her favorite audio book, ever.
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Fan casting?

Mackenzie Crook as Pestilence/Pollution.
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Holy shit.

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OK, that's awesome.  WOW.

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I know nothing about this book or that character but hell yeah. McKean has been one of my absolute favorite things on Better Call Saul, so I'm pleased to see him turn up anywhere. 

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Damn, read this yeeeeaaaars ago and loved it - lots of great stuff, here's hoping it all comes together!

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In the book Shadwell's accent is described as something that careens around every accent in the UK depending on his mood, what he's saying etc.

 

So I'm hoping at least at some stages it is blatant St Hubbins.

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Also:

 

 

About to board a flight so can't dig deeper into these.  None of them rings an immediate bell.

 

Also read Jack WHitehall is Newt. Which is a shame because I really wanted Ben Wishaw.

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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post
 

In the book Shadwell's accent is described as something that careens around every accent in the UK depending on his mood, what he's saying etc.

 

So I'm hoping at least at some stages it is blatant St Hubbins.

 

They'll probably change that to every accent in America for McKean, right? He's a great actor but there's no way I can imagine him mimicking UK accents. 

post #32 of 43
For years i thought he was a Brit because of Spinal Tap.

Shadwell is intrinsically British with an intrinsically British past. You could flip it to American but I have faith in his acting.

Gaiman is hinting Tim Curry is in this.
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Okay, I'm reeeeeeeally dumb. Not only did I forget that he was in Spinal Tap but I thought St Hubbins was a place in the UK.

 

I will now go and shoot myself. 

post #34 of 43
Always though Shadwell was meant to be Glaswegian.

Also Jack Whitehall works as Newt, but had someone more like Stephen Merchant in mind.
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Just read that Miranda Richardson has been cast as Madame Tracy. I am very much in favor of this. 

 

 

http://ew.com/tv/2017/09/15/good-omens-jack-whitehall-michael-mckean-miranda-richardson/

post #36 of 43
Hmm. I pictured Shadwell more Squiggy than Lenny.
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I always picture Shadwell looking like short haired  Lemmy from Motorhead. He would sound like him too.

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From Neil Gaiman's Facebook:

 

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That looks like bad cosplay.

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I read that this is from a scene eleven years before the main story, which means they both might look very different in the main series. Still, DAT HAIR.

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Looks like they stepped right out of an 80s' BBC show. Love it.

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 In the book Crowley is always wearing a suit, and yet looking Tennent looking like he is in a Depeche Mode tribute band does seem to work. He at least still looks like a flash bastard.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

 In the book Crowley is always wearing a suit, and yet looking Tennent looking like he is in a Depeche Mode tribute band does seem to work. He at least still looks like a flash bastard.

He definitely looks like Gahan in his peak heroin days.
Aziraphale looks like a punchable Dr. Who. Not digging it.
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