Fantasy Film Casting – Train to Busan – American

Let’s Recast a Film

You know how us film fans always want to recast a film, well today we play the role of producer and this script has turned up on our desk. The next job is to cast the film as if it the year is 2017, the rules are as simple you can’t use anyone who is in the original film however good or bad you think the film is. So without further ado let’s cast this movie.

Film: Train to Busan (American Version)

Original Cast: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Eui-Sung Kim, Gwi-hwa Choi

New Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Evangeline Lilly, Joel Edgerton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Josh Stewart

Why I have picked this star: I have only picked these five characters because picking a child actor usually is best to get an unknown and these five adult characters are all the most important to the outcome of the film. I have also decided to avoid anyone actors who have appeared in zombie fighting movies or TV shows or true A-listers for this one and it goes without saying the names will be changed.

Seok-woo – Yoo Gong – Daniel Kaluuya

Seok-woo is a businessman that forgets his daughter’s birthday and to make up for it must escort his daughter to her mother’s house in Busan. We see he is distant from his child but through the film we see the reluctant fighter come out on him in the battle to survive.  I have gone with Daniel Kaluuya here because we need a character that isn’t built to fight and after seeing Get Out this year we get to see a working man entered a horror position where he needs to fight back.       

Seong-kyeong – Yu-mi Jung – Evangeline Lilly

Seong-kyeong is the pregnant wife of Sang-hwa, she becomes the carer for the little girl when the men go off to fight and she is the reason why Sang-hwa is so determined to make it out of the train with their child. Evangeline is a strong actress and hasn’t been afraid to become a supporting character in many different genres.

Sang-hwa – Dong-seok Ma – Joel Edgerton

Sang-hwa is the father-to-be that will pick up any weapon to stop the zombies taking over the train and killing his family. He quickly becomes the favourite character in this film, he does have a stocky build but it shows it is mostly muscle when being shown off in combat. Joel Edgerton is my pick here, we know he can handle combat after Warrior without looking he most muscular and after It Comes at Night we saw him in a desperate to survive situation.

Yon-suk – Eui-sung Kim – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Yon-suk is the cowardly businessman who manages to get others to work with him to stop our group of survivors reaching certain points in the train, he will also sacrifice anybody, any age to save himself from the zombies. This character is important because he shows the difference between a man who believes has it all compared to the Homeless man’s actions of a man who doesn’t have anything. Nikolaj is most known for being Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones where he has done twisted things to a mix of victims showing he can pull of the heartless villain looking to keep himself on top.

Homeless Man – Gwi-hwa Choi – Josh Stewart

Homeless Man is joins the train last minute, but he always turns up when one of our characters needs help before showing his moment of heroics to save our young child in danger. Josh Stewart has built up a reputation in horror in recent years and picking him for this small role but also important role would continue to show his range in the horror genre.

How will this change the film: The only changes you would be adding into this film is the location to where the train is heading too, maybe out of New York to the West Coast hoping it starts on one side, the only other change is the names would need to become an English based for the audience to connect with.

Will you be going to see this new version of the film?
Who would you rather see in this film?

Disclaimer – This is just for fun with the idea being the film is being released in this year, we are not suggesting a full remake to the idea of the film having a different release date or country.

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Fantasy Film Casting – Seven

Let’s Recast a Film

You know how us film fans always want to recast a film, well today we play the role of producer and this script has turned up on our desk. The next job is to cast the film as if it the year is 2017, the rules are as simple you can’t use anyone who is in the original film however good or bad you think the film is. So without further ado let’s cast this movie.

Film: Seven

Original Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow

New Cast: Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, Tessa Thompson, Jared Leto

Why I have picked this star:

Somerset – Morgan Freeman – Liam Neeson

Somerset is the experience detective on the verge of retirement, he narrates the film but remains calm during any crime scenes as he searches for answers, you need an experienced actor in the lead role and in the 90’s Freeman was the go to man. Now Neeson is taking stranger roles but has always been calm in his delivery. It would be nice to see Neeson get back into serious roles which he hasn’t done many of in recent years with Silence being the only major one.

Mills – Brad Pitt – Channing Tatum

Mills is the hot-headed rookie detective new to the area being forced into working with Somerset which is designed to help him learn the streets. He is recent married to his sweet heart too. When Brad Pitt took this role he was trying to shake the pretty boy reputation and here he proved that he was a great actor. Channing Tatum is following a similar path, he has been taking risks Foxcatcher and even his small role in The Hateful Eight. This role could be the one that makes him break away for good.

Tracy – Gwyneth Paltrow – Tessa Thompson

Tracy is the wife of Mills, she is lonely in the new city and only turns to Somerset for ideas and a friend with the big secret about her pregnancy. We don’t learn too much from her and we do this character written stronger. Paltrow was one of the popular names at the time and worked for this role. Tessa Thompson has been making a name for herself for a while now Creed broke her into mainstream as the supportive partner and written stronger Thompson could steal the movie.

John Doe – Kevin Spacey – Jared Leto

John Doe is the killer that has been planning the murders for over a year. Kevin Spacey shocked the world with his performance and we all know this is most likely the hardest to pick a name for because there are a lot of actors that could play this psychotic, I had a couple of names Ryan Gosling being my second choice. I did go with Jared Leto because when he plays weird or crazy he shines when he doesn’t have to be a leading character, his Joker was different, Niander Wallace likewise, this guy can play creepy whenever he wants and this role he would relish.

How will this change the film: In all honesty I wouldn’t be changing too much with the film, the only change would be to make Tracy a stronger character.

Will you be going to see this new version of the film?
Who would you rather see in this film?

Disclaimer – This is just for fun and playing into the idea this film was to be released in 2017, this isn’t supporting remakes but just imagining this was a new film.

Talking Stars Guest Spots

As you might know myself along with Damien (Riley on Film), Becky (Film Music Central) and Kira (Film and TV 101) have be running a podcast for the last 6 months.

Now it is your chance to come and join us on these shows, here is a list of the next 3 months drop us a comment if you would like to join us.

Recording – Animation 2016
Date – 18
th December 2016
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests – Jason
Upload Date – 26
th December 2016

 

Recording – Talking Stars Film Club #1 Darren’s Choice Good Will Hunting
Date – 11th December 2016
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira, Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 2nd Jan 2017

 

Recording – Star Wars Rogue One
Date – 8th Jan 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Becky
Guests – Drew, Chris
Upload Date – 9th Jan 2017

 

Recording – 5 Anticipated Films for 2017
Date – 15th Jan 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests – Zoe
Upload Date – 16th Jan 2017

 

Recording – Passengers
Date – 22nd Jan 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Becky, Kira
Guests
Upload Date – 23rd Jan 2017

 

Recording – Talking Stars Awards
Date – 29th Jan 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests – None
Upload Date – 30th Jan 2017

 

Recording – Talking Stars Film Club #2 Kira’s Choice – Children of Men
Date – 22nd Jan 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 6th Feb 2017

 

Recording – Romantic Comedies
Date – 12th Feb 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira
Guests – Audrey
Upload Date – 13th Feb 2017

 

Recording – Oscar Predication
Date – 19th Feb 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 20th Feb 2017

 

Recording – Ron Howard
Date – 26th Feb 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 27th Feb 2017

 

Recording – Talking Stars Film Club #3 Becky’s Choice – Howl’s Moving Castle
Date – 5th March 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 6th March 2017

 

Recording – Resident Evil Franchise (1-6)
Date – 12th March 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira
Guests – Zoe
Upload Date – 13th March 2017

 

Recording – Kong Skull Island
Date – 19th March 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 20th March 2017

 

Recording – Summer Movie Preview
Date – 19th March 2017
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 27th March 2017

 

Recording – Talking Stars Film Club #4 Damien’s Choice – Chariots of Fire
Date – 2nd April
Hosts – Darren, Damien, Kira and Becky
Guests
Upload Date – 3rd April

Come on Talking Stars?

Taking Stars is a podcast I started with Damien from Riley on Film, Becky from Film Music Central and Kira from TV and Film 101.

Do you want to come and be a guest?

We are open to discuss anything film related so if you have a film you want to chat about drop us a line, we also have a plan or  two for a while so if you want to join in any of discussion let us know.

14th -16th October – 15th Kate Winslet (Damien and Jay)

21st – 23nd October – James Wan Horror (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious, The Conjuring, Insidious 2, The Conjuring 2)

28th – 30th October – What Horrors Have You Seen This Month?

4th – 6th November – Foreign Film Discussion.

11th – 13th November – Leonardo DiCaprio

18th – 20th November – Nocturnal Animals/Arrival

25th – 27th November – November Round Up Viewing

2nd – 4th December – Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them

9th – 11th December – John Malkovich

16th – 18th December – Animation in 2016 (Moana, Kubo, Finding Dory, Secret Life of Pets, Angry Birds, Sausage Party, Zootropolis, Storks, Ice Age)

23rd-25th December – Christmas Favourites

30th – 1st Dec/Jan – December Round Up Viewing

2017

6th – 8th Jan – Star Wars Rogue One

13th – 15th Jan – 5 Anticipated Films for 2017

20th – 22nd Jan – Passengers/Assassin’s Creed (did it save video game movies)

27th – 29th Jan – January Round Up Viewing

3rd – 5th Feb – Talking Star Awards (to be named)

10th – 12th Feb – Romantic Comedies

17th – 19th Feb – Oscar Predictions

24th – 26th Feb – February Round Up Viewing

3rd – 5th March – The Dark Tower (rel 17th Feb)

10th – 12th March – Resident Evil Franchise Look Back (rel 24th Feb)

17th – 19th March – Kong Skull Island (rel 10th March)

24th – 26th March – Summer Movie Prediction