Fantasy Film Casting 5 – Van Helsing


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 2016, 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: Van Helsing

Original Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham,

New Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bruce Campbell

Why I have picked this star:

Hugh Jackman – Jake Gyllenhaal – Van Helsing Jake can bring the smart side back to Van Helsing, we don’t need a wise one-line cracking hero for this role. Jake has proven he has the ability to morph into nearly any role put on front of him and this will give us the chance to have the average guy in this role which is was always meant to be.

Kate Beckinsale – Rebecca Ferguson – Anna Valerious Rebecca came from nowhere in 2015 to become one of the hottest names in Hollywood with her role in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, she proved she can handle weapons, combat as well holding her own as a leading character on screen. She can bring her accent to the role as the sexy vampire hunter with a past that is covered in mystery.

Richard Roxburgh – Benedict Cumberbatch – Count Vladislaus Dracula Benedict is my perfect choice for this role because to me Dracula should be an over posh mystical character which Benedict should be able to pull off with ease.

David Wenham – Bruce Campbell – Carl Bruce is a strange choice for this role but personally I would like Carl to be an older who has been through the battles against the creatures with Van Helsing, he does need a couple of laughs which Bruce is the master of giving us.

How will this change the film: This choices of casting make me want to see a much more serious film, we will get a few laughs from Carl still but we will have a determined Van Helsing who doesn’t need one-liners and is only out to get the job done, he will have an attitude to everyone’s not believing in the creatures he battles making this a much darker movie than the one we are used to seeing.

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


  1. Bruce Campbell – genius.

    I had the giggles the only time I ever watched this film, it’s so hammy!

    Great film casting yet again Dazza 🙂

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