Cast the remake!

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  1. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I work at a theatre, and occasionally we end up discussing who we would cast in some of our favorite older movies if they were to be remade, and I thought I'd spread some of the joy here, updating the thread once in a while with a new movie to discuss. First up...
    Star Wars
    Not quite a boy, not quite a man, Luke Skywalker gets caught up in a galactic rebellion against an evil empire.

    Luke Skywalker: NOT Shia Lebeouf. Zac Effron, maybe?
    Obi Wan Kenobi: Morgan Freeman
    Han Solo: Robert Downey, Jr.
    Chewbacca: Seth Rogen
    Princess Leia: Isla Fisher
    Darth Vader: Voice of James Earl Jones.

    As for the sequels...
    Lando Calarissian: Mos Def
    Emperor Palpatine: Jack Nicholson
    Yoda: Voice of Harland Williams

    Other suggestions?
     
  2. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    Wouldn't any remakes be done with the prequels in mind? As to avoid it from being really weird.

    I don't think you could do a remake with with Ben Kenobi Being played by a Black actor. Not unless it was 20-30 years from now.
     
  3. NemesisBruticus

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    Zac Efron cant be in a movie without a basketball anymore. This is fact.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Isla Fisher was never an option prior to me reading about her in this thread and doing a Google Image Search... but you can bet damn well it always will be now.
     
  5. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I'm tired of remakes, besides after the special edition, it isn't necessary. If your going to do a remake pick an older movie say 40 to 50 years old. The Thing and the Fly when they were remade were epic, aren't there a million old horror and other type movies that could be done just as well?
     
  6. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    Harland Williams..?

    I'm out.
     
  7. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Fixed!
     
  8. Metalhead

    Metalhead hates things

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    Shit dude, even when you type clearly, you still make no fucking sense.
     
  9. Spiderus Prime

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    Least that don't need a green monster.

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    That Elmo not Hulk.
     
  10. misterd

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    Sorry, but... ugh.

    Luke Skywalker: Should be an unknown
    Obi Wan: Ken Watanabe
    Han Solo: Jensen Ackles (from Supernatural)
    Lando: Terrance Howard
     
  11. Spider Striker

    Spider Striker ThisGuyWithTheYellowCap

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    This is something I've found myself thinking about actually, as I can't help but think it's something Lucas will one day try. However, I can't really think of who I'd want cast.
     
  12. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I think Miley would be a better C3PO.
     
  13. Jochimus

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    You'd just as well go with voice actors, since the movie will probably end up being 100% CGI, characters and all.

    Personally I wouldn't remake good movies; I'd rather remake bad ones. Today's remakes seem to exist for no other reason but just to have a "less old" version of a film.
     
  14. McBradders

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    Han Solo is Harrison Ford, no remake will happen until we can clone him.

    This I decree.

    I dare you to defy me, Lucas. I fucking double dare you.
     
  15. Darkspeed

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    Thanks for that, I wasn't sure for a moment...

    Oh poor, naive Twin Twist... you know he's only more likely to do that now. If he has no qualms about casting that muppet as Anakin, you can bet your arse they'll get someone new in for Han.

    That said, I think Hugh Jackman would make a good Solo. Just my opinon, really... Probably a younger Jackson.
     
  16. Omegatron

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    Alright...new remake. It's time for a good car chase film, let's remake Smokey and the Bandit
    Starring...Johnny Knoxville as The Bandit
    Jack Black as the Snowman
    Zooey Deschanel as Frog
    Keifer Sutherland as Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    Michael Cera as Junior
    Edit: And the Trans-Am will become a new model Corvette
     
  17. Hand Of Omega

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    Well.

    So, 'Star Wars: A New Hope' for fun, directed by Terry Gilliam:

    Luke Skywalker: Tim Brooke Taylor
    Darth Vader: John Cleese
    C3PO: Eric Idle
    Obi Wan Kenobi: Rik Mayall
    Princess Leia: Carol Cleveland
    Han Solo: Benny Hill
    Chewbacca: Graeme Garden
    Grand Moff Tarkin: Michael Palin
    Jawas: Bill Oddie
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Still waiting on a decent War of the Worlds remake. Either set in present day or a period piece, don't mind which. And don't try and tell me the Spielberg/Cruise one was good.
     
  19. Hiraga

    Hiraga BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL

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    I'll play everyone.
    Seriously, since most remakes are just there to incorporate special effects, why have an actual cast? Just edit me to play Luke, Vader, Obi-Wan, ect.
    Accept for Yoda. I want whoever played Mini Me to play Yoda.

    *Dodges wine bottle*

    I was just kidding!
     
  20. megatronski

    megatronski PURGE THE HERETIC

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    spiderus you ruined the list, you didnt fix it.
     

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