| RE: William To Conquer The Big Screen|
| 1066': Lester's Harold Conquers Rivals. The battle hots up in the race to tell the epic tale of the great battle of Hastings, leaving several pretenders to the throne battered and bruised. With a quality script and high class retinue of cast and crew already attached, the producers of '1066' 6thefilmplc.comhttp://www.1066themovie.biz/]www.1066the movie.bizontinue to crush the opposition. "We are the vanguard on this topic, and pride ourselves on being the ambassadors f More|
Posted by lanceTiger at 20:42 on 31 January 2009 | Report This Post
|10 years ago Jason Patric|
|I remember reading an article in total film 10 years ago that there would be a film about William the Conqueror and King Harold II exploring their friendship it was meant to star Jason Patric this was just after Jason Patric decided to be a mainstream actor again and he did sleepers and were waiting to speed Cruise control to come out after speed 2 released nothing was ever heard of about this project again and Jason Patric has barely done a mainstream movie sense but I have to say this proje More|
Posted by dandonnelly5000 at 14:55 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post
|lets hope the studio or somebody else insists on tom cruise playing one of the leads and speaking in an american accent More|
Posted by samthemanokayman at 12:19 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post
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| L: Timon
After going to the Bayeux Tapestry last April, I have to concur with Emily that there is a lot of story to tell, especially the fact that Harold and William were allies.
I have to say though, some of the above casting choices are odd - Fillionorthington, Guy Peace? Or we THAT short on British actors?
aven't you heard? No casting rumour thread is complete without Nathan Fillion being dropped in there somewhere. Double points if you can drop a) Mark Strong or b) another Fire More|
Posted by Pigeon Army at 11:33 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post
| RE: 1066|
| After going to the Bayeux Tapestry last April, I have to concur with Emily that there is a lot of story to tell, especially the fact that Harold and William were allies.
I have to say though, some of the above casting choices are odd - Nathan Fillion, Sam Worthington, Guy Peace? Or we THAT short on British actors? More|
Posted by Timon at 09:40 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Some Character Actors Please!|
|Sam Worthington for Harold and Maybe Guy Pierce for William More|
Posted by Calsterman at 04:14 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post
|WOW, THAT'S AN EPIC MOVIE I WANNA SEE.....|
|But can we please have it a little more neutral than ooh let's say Braveheart, I prefer Ridley Scott's approach with Kingdom of Heaven, where he depicted war as hell but had honourable men on both sides. we'll see...... More|
Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:35 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
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| Good call! Jason Statham to play Harold AND William. Now that's a movie right there! More|
Posted by muchobenny at 22:46 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
| Nathan Fillion for Harold. Mark Strong for William.
Best. Historical Epic. Ever.
Posted by Pigeon Army at 22:04 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Neeson is way too old! Mind, so is my fav pic for William, Ciaran Hinds. Perhaps Christopher Eccleston would do - or would his gruff northern persona better suit Harold? Remember William was a redhead - could Damien Lewis be commanding enough for the role? And Harold was a fair haired Saxon - a man's man, whom everybody admired. I'm getting images of Eomer in LotR's - Carl Urban, or even Viggo himself!? More|
Posted by Rosie9amgee at 21:27 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|These need to be young actors|
|Harold was a tall good looking young guy. Rob Pattinson would fit well. More|
Posted by hollyoa at 21:22 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|English Pig Dogs|
|Oh God, time to bring out the petrol and some St George flags...it can surely only be Mel Gibson as William and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a suitably weak and evil 'Arry.
Bring on the pain! More|
Posted by Arfpint at 21:15 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Time for Young British Blood|
|I'm fed up of the same names that keep getting suggested. You'd think there were only about half a dozen actors working today. YAWN
Get some new young blood involved like the Andrew Buchan, Rob Pattinson's and Sam Riley's of this world. The historical characters werent that old when the key events took place.
Posted by acertree at 21:15 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Ray Winstone for Harold & Russel Crowe for William! More|
Posted by Bond at 20:58 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe or Daniel Day Lewis More|
Posted by nybras at 20:42 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
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| An EMPIRE forum discussing casting and no-one's mentioned Jason Statham? Thank christ... More|
Posted by Gabriel at 20:21 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
| Oooh cool -
Gary Oldman - Harold
Vincent Cassel would be a great choice for william!
Posted by Sphinx at 20:02 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|tenner says they change it so that the americans win it. More|
Posted by Adrian at 19:47 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|shut it monkey boy!|
|neeson a fuckin legend. any film he the king. hope this a good one, troy was excellent, alexanda was shite, dont follow suit. More|
Posted by richie fingers at 19:11 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Say No to Neeson!|
|Am I the only one who thinks that, in recent years, you could close your eyes during a Liam Neeson film and pretend you're watching any one of them without a problem? Batman Begins, Kingdom of Heaven, even bloody Narnia. He's become a little one-dimensional, in my opinion.
This could be pretty good... or it could be King Arthur... More|
Posted by Evil_Monkey25 at 16:21 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Harold - Liam Neeson/Kevin McKidd
William - Vincent Cassell More|
Posted by jamiemulls at 16:07 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Surely this could be the ideal role to bring John Simm to the masses as King Harold.
As for William, lord only knows, but he must be in his late thirties or early fourties; Chris Ecclestone maybe? I can see him playing an absolute shitbag.
I'd also be happy to see Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson in either role.
Just for the love of god keep Ray Winstone and Clive Owen well away from it.
There is one thing that worries me about this film, the plan to start filming by the end of the yea More|
Posted by montimer at 15:55 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Neeson? Hell yeah!|
|Harold would fit him like a glove, if age is an issue then maybe Christian Bale playing him throughout the period this is going to cover.
For William, why not an actual French actor to play him? Sounds like "picking the only French actor everyone knows" but how about Vincent Cassell? He could certainly play up Williams villainous qualities (if he's to be shown in that light) but I'd like to see him play a rounded character as usually he's best known in English language films for playi More|
Posted by Marwood at 15:42 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
| RE: William To Conquer The Big Screen|
| I'm gonna have to jump on the Bale bandwagon for this one!
Christian Bale for William
Daniel Day Lewis for Harold More|
Posted by lukeyboy at 14:35 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Billy Vs. Harry|
|Fassbender Vs. Bale...
...I can dream can't I?
More likely to be some heinous marriage of Bloom versus Ferrell More|
Posted by BethN21286 at 14:18 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|Oh you so know that Orlando Bloom will be involved and that the film will end up with him, er, 'meeting a maiden.'
Of course, I hope not.
And I wonder if the writers will be accurate to how it actually all went down. I am of course talking about Robin Hood POT, landing at Dover and then walking along Hadrian's Wall the next day? Impressive. More|
Posted by bartycrouch at 14:12 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|The man made phantom menace watchable and was fantastic in Taken. King Harold was tall and he is old enough to play it with enough gravitas.
William on the other hand was only in his late 30's when he invaded so that could be more difficult to place, possibly Peter Sarsgard but seems like a lazy choice especially as Liam is in his 50s More|
Posted by fish that roared at 14:02 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post
|How about Will Smith for Harold and Shia The Beef for William? More|
Posted by robrob75 at 14:00 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post