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Exclusive: Dream Casting ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’

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Posted at February 11, 2013 by

BioWare’s 2003 RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic allowed gamers to delve deeply into a previously unexplored time period of the Star Wars universe.  Set 4,000 years before the events of A New Hope, the game thrusts players into the midst of a colossal conflict between the Republic and the Sith.  The characters all have extensive backstories and unique personalities and the epic quest they embark upon dwarfs even the Lord of the Rings films in scope and stakes.  The game takes full advantage of the vast Star Wars mythos and delivers a fresh yet familiar take on the universe George Lucas bestowed unto the world.  The compelling story, distinct and interesting characters, superb voice acting, and classic Star Wars locales culminate in a tremendously immersive experience.  This is easily one of the best video games I have ever played and the only RPG I ever finished.  That is, until the sequel came out.  With Disney’s recent announcement of standalone Star Wars films in the works, it is an apt moment to examine how a KotOR movie could look.

‘Batman Beyond’ Rebirth – A Dream Casting For The Ages

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Posted at January 23, 2013 by

If you don’t live in a cave, chances are high you’ve heard of Batman Beyond.  But if you do live in a cave, allow DMC to present our Dream Casting for an (amazing) Batman Beyond film anyway!  Inspired by some eye-popping concept art that will help you visualize the high-tech Batman Beyond batsuit in live action, all I can say is that our Dream Casting made at least one childhood dream come true…(and it might just be mine).

Remaking ‘Twilight’: A New Take on Vampires, Werewolves and Humans

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Posted at November 20, 2012 by

Lionsgate has already made its intentions known that they’re hoping author Stephenie Meyer will write or at least give her seal of approval on continuing the saga of Bella, Jacob and Edward. It comes as no surprise since The Twilight Saga has already amassed more than $2.5B in worldwide in box-office sales, while its production budgets has relatively remained on the mid-range scale, only escalating due to retaining the trio lead actors (Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson) from jumping ship. Unfortunately, someone somewhere thought that this property should be adapted with an all too serious tone and what’s left behind is a clichéd mess wrapped up in corny acting, writing and slightly competent directing. And so, is the purpose of “re-envisioning” the remake of The Twilight Saga.

Good Times Bad Times: Casting The Led Zeppelin Movie

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Posted at November 2, 2012 by

Enough with all the troubled musician biopics. We’ve all see the humble beginnings, the struggle for success in the face of adversity, the eureka moment of writing their big hit, and of course, the money, love and drug problems. It’s not that these themes are uninteresting, it’s just that they’ve become so cookie cutter, so perfectly molded to the Hollywood Oscar-bait drama, that it has become boring. What we need now is to see the stakes raised, the craziness increased, and the danger quadrupled; we need a rock band biopic, and what better band to fill that void than Led Zeppelin.

‘The Breakfast Club’ – Dream Casting a Remake…

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Posted at October 31, 2012 by

Ever since Wet Hot American Summer poked fun at the not-so-adolescent actors playing teenagers in the movies, there is an undeniable temptation in following this legacy in the casting of just about any remake of a popular teen flick. That being said, trying to recast such an iconic film like The Breakfast Club, it seems misguided to follow this route. Part of the appeal of the film was not only that the actors LOOKED like teenagers but were young, upcoming actors on the verge of “making it”. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of 21 Jump Street, have already demonstrated their talent with both comedy and remake potential. Though in that case, credit is very much due to a strong screenplay, there is no denying that it is their pacing and directorial flair that elevated the film to new levels of enjoyment. It is also their background in animation that gives their pacing a bit more punch, as they don’t see live action as being limited to the confines of our reality.

Re-Casting Roman Polanski’s ‘Carnage’

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Posted at October 19, 2012 by

I recommend you watch Roman Polanski’s Carnage. Like all his movies, whether it be the great Chinatown or the less-great Oliver Twist, it is sustained by a muscular sense of storytelling, deft acting, and a compelling use of evocative cinematography. The story revolves around two couples meeting to have a civilized discussion, accompanied by apple-pear cobbler, about a playground fight between their sons, which left one of them with two fewer teeth.

Dream Movie Casting Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Bio-Shock’

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Posted at October 4, 2012 by

On one hand, you have Bio-Shock, one of the most iconic visual worlds ever conceived by video game designers, and on the other hand you have Guillermo Del Toro a devoted practitioner of practical effects. Seems like a strange match? To imagine the real-world version of Bio-Shock is to understand not only its design as a game, but to understand how its rich back story contributes to its atmosphere and design. It is not merely a first person shooter, but a high-concept science fiction scenario set in the past. Though far removed from our version of history, it is nonetheless ingrained with the imagery, textures and cultural flourishes of the late 1950s, an era that existed far before computerized effects. The image of the Little Sisters, ghost-like genetic shells for ADAM, similarly feels at home in his oeuvre which includes movies like The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, which examine childhood plagued by horror and violence.

C.O.P.S. Dream Casting: Fighting Crime In A Future Time. Part Two

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Posted at September 25, 2012 by

Part Two: Crime’s A-Wasting!

We recently revived the classic saturday morning cartoon series, C.O.P.S. (later known as CyberCOPS), as a Todd Philips-directed R-rated comedy featuring a cast chock-full of comedy all-stars. In Part One we definitely put together an ambitious group of actors to play the film’s heroes, but whatever you do, don’t forget the equally ambitious CROOKS!

C.O.P.S. Dream Casting: Fighting Crime In A Future Time. Part One

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Posted at September 19, 2012 by

Part One: It’s Crime Fighting Time.

Based on the 1988 action figure line C.O.P.S. ‘N’ Crooks, C.O.P.S. was a main staple of Saturday morning cartoons, living on in reruns through most of the ’90s. However, the show’s name was later changed to CyberCOPS, after the debut of the reality show Cops (bad boys, bad boys). The cast consisted of the most masculine officers of the law hands could draw, from Beat Cops to Texas Rangers,  working the streets of Empire City in the not-so-distant future of 2020 (they even had an RCMP Mountie, Agent Yukon, for a single episode). Their nemesis? Big Boss, a sizable crime lord who rules with a literal iron fist, aided by henchmen with names like Buttons McBoomBoom, Ms. Demeanour, and Turbo Tu-Tone.

Arturo Gatti Dream Casting for ‘The Fighter’ Sequel

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Posted at September 12, 2012 by

With Mark Whalberg returning as Mickey Ward in the rumored Fighter sequel, boxing fans are itching to find out who will play his opposite Arturo “Thunder” Gatti. Very few details are known on the film which is supposed to be based on the three infamous battles Ward & Gatti faced against each other. Gatti’s casting is especially meaningful after the champions untimely death in 2009.

They’ll have to do a heck of a job finding the right lead as it will be pivotal to the movie. Whalberg said in an interview “We left out the Aturo Gatti fights for a reason…Because that’s for ‘Fighter 2′. We’re not going to do ‘Fighter’ 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, but we’re gonna do 2. We’re gonna do the Ward/Gatti trilogy.”.

DreamMovieCasters Have Spoken – Readers Cast ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Leads (Posters)

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Posted at September 8, 2012 by

We turned to our readers and asked who they would cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and the numbers are in. See the Top 3 Picks, and a poster for each role featuring the Number 1 choice, after the jump.

Dream Movie Casting: Fred Armisen in the True Story of Abner Jay

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Posted at September 7, 2012 by

Fred Armisen is a sketchy guy.

This is not an insult, it’s just that his comedy relies heavily on sketch’s. His skits on Saturday Night Live and Portlandia usually depict oddball characters, some fictional, others grounded in reality & current events (see Obama) .

He’s known to have a flair for showbiz related subjects & characters. There’s Fericito, a Venezuelan nightclub comedian who was a regular on Saturday Night Live and showed up in Wilco’s documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. More recently, there’s Garth from SNL’s Week-End Update where duo Garth & Kat (Kristen Wig) sing unrehearsed tunes to Seth Meyers’ dismay.

Dream Movie Casting: ‘Expendabelles’

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Posted at August 21, 2012 by

With the success of Stallone’s Expendables franchise, it’s only natural that imitators will come knocking. But at least here’s one that sounds pretty damn exciting: Adi Shankar (producer of The Grey and Killing Them Softly) is developing an “Expendabelles” film, with an all-female cast, selecting up-and-comer Dutch Hamilton to write a treatment. The film hasn’t begun casting yet, but hopefully they’ll soon drop some body-dropping names. In the meantime, here’s our Dream Movie Casting of an all-female, all-ass-kicking, Expendabelles feature.

Dream Movie Casting: ‘The Defective Detective’ by Terry Gilliam

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Posted at August 9, 2012 by

Terry Gilliam is one of those directors whose luck always seems to run out: Don Quixote and then scrambling to finish The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus after the sudden and untimely death of Heath Ledger, but Gilliam has always managed to create something new in its wake. We absolutely love the fantastical conundrums that represent the human condition and Gilliam’s success with The Fisher King gave way to a collaboration with Oscar nominated writer Richard LaGravenese on The Defective Detective, a film about “a burnt-out cop who chases a missing child into a world of fantasy and wonder.” Look no further than Colin Farrell in the the title role.

Casting the Lead: Vote for Anastasia Steele in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Posted at July 24, 2012 by

Last week we polled readers asking who they would like to play the lead Christian Grey, in E. L. James’, Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation. Henry Cavill proved to be a front-runner in our Comments section, but it was Ian Somerhalder who won hands down on our Facebook Poll (Colin Egglesfield also deserves an honorable mention). This week we want to know which of Hollywood’s young leading ladies do you see in the role of Anastasia Steele?

Dream Movie Casting – Woody Allen’s ‘Spider-Man’

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Posted at July 23, 2012 by

Woody Allen and Spider-man. While the two may seem to belong to different worlds, they actually have much in common. For instance, Woody’s films are infatuated with New York City, and what is Spider-man if not the patron saint of New York? Sooner or later the question was bound to come up, what if Woody Allen got his hands on the Spider-man franchise? What would come from one of America’s wittiest (and most prolific) filmmakers directing a superhero flick? More importantly, what would that film look like?