In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations.
In which we list some of the worst casting decisions Hollywood has made for film adaptations.
#57 Hi-Yo Stupid, Away! (The Lone Ranger)
#31 Vive la Revolution pour les Miserables (Les Miserables)
#13 M. Night, You Used Your Power Irresponsibly (The Last Airbender)
After reading though Mark Helprin’s hefty novel, Kendyl and Jenn discuss the many intricacies of Winter’s Tale. Dorin joins in for a discussion of Akiva Goldsman’s film, where it streamlined the novel and where it went too far.
What did you think of Winter’s Tale? Have a listen and then tell us your own thoughts on the novel and/or film in the comments!
For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on The Midas Box, The Book Thief, The Great Gatsby and Cloud Atlas.
In discussing Zach Snyder’s film Man of Steel, the hosts touch on the decidedly darker tone, how this Superman will fit into the future Justice League movie and how the characters compare to their previous incarnations.
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For more superhero adaptation discussions check out our episodes on The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and Iron Man 3.
As the team discusses Tom Hooper’s film Les Miserables, we realize that our expectations were both too high and too low. Talking over the cast, the filming and the how the story was told versus the stage musical and Victor Hugo’s novel, we can only conclude that it was painfully amazing… or was that amazingly painful?
While 2007 brought us Steve Carell’s hilarious modern day portrayal of the biblical tale Noah’s Ark in Evan Almighty, 2014 promises a more classic retelling of the story. Darren Aronofsky, the director of Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, co-wrote the script for Noah with John Logan and the film is set for a March 2014 release.
The cast will include Russell Crowe as Noah and pair him once again with his A Beautiful Mind co-star Jennifer Connelly who will be playing Naameh, Noah’s wife. Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth will be playing Shem and Ham, two of Noah’s three sons. Emma Watson is also attached to the project, playing Ila, which I’m guessing is going to be the wife of one of the sons.
There’s not much information on the project yet, but it broke into the news this week with the announcement that Sir Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast as Noah’s grandfather Methuselah, the 969 year old man who’s death causes God to delay the flood in mourning.
What do you think of this cast? Leave your opinions in the comments!