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Fantasy Film Casting 6 – The Last of Us


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.

I am doing a slight twist this week where I am casting my favourite video game.

Film: The Last of Us

New Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Raffey Cassidy, Scott Caan, Stana Katic and Michael C Hall

Why I have picked this star:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Joel Joel is our leading man who must look rough around the edges, tired of the world he lives in after what happens in the opening sequences and also in his later 40’s. he has recently been cast as the iconic Negan in the Walking Dead which will give him one of the most hated men in television. His look is perfect for Joel so that is why I am picking him for this role.

Raffey Cassidy – Ellie  Ellie is one of the hardest characters to pick for because she looks so much like Ellen Page who is clearly way too old for the role. I have picked Raffey because she was the highlight of Tomorrowland with a positive, tough attitude. I know many people would jump at Chloe Grace Mortez for the role but a younger star could well be the answer.

Scott Caan – Tommy Tommy is the younger brother to Joel who has built up his own settlement for survivors. After the opening sequence we only meet him again part the way through the film and he helps guide Joel on the next chapter of the journey. Scott is a strong supporting actor and the role of Tommy is important to where we go on the adventure.

Stana Katic – Tess  Tess is the long-time partner of Joel as the pair watch each other’s backs through the zombie infested world, she is tough as they come and won’t let anyone get in the way. Tess is crucial to the opening parts of the adventure as we watch how she gives her life to make the mission happen. Stana has done wonders as the tough cop in the television show Castle this role will take that character to a new desperate level.

Michael C Hall – David  David is the biggest human threat the couple meet on their adventure, with Joel injured it is up to Ellie to go up against this twisted cannibal and his men. David does come off friendly though which is why I have chosen Michael because his role as Dexter lets us see both sides of his character.

How will this change the film: To me this is the best chance of a great video game movie, I have called for it to become a television show or one of mini-series but this cast I feel will give us the great movie that we need from a video game world.

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

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