FAN CASTING: WORLD WAR Z. TV Series.

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Danthefan28, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    What if World War Z was adapted as a big budget TV Series on HBO?
     
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  2. Some Bloke Well-Known Member

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    It would be better than the film. Which is setting the bar so low they could use it as a limbo pole in Tittybong, Australia.
     
  3. edgeworthy Well-Known Member

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    In the event of failing inspiration start with the cast of the Audio-Book and work from there?
     
  4. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking get those actors to play the older versions of the characters, like when they're talking to the interviewer.
     
  5. lightning dude Bruh Moment

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    I always imagine the interviewer being played by Max Brooks himself, there's no one else with the physical features that I imagine would be the interviewer.
     
  6. Calbertbreastpeach "The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."

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    Sam Witwer as Todd Waino
     
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    Bruce Greenwood as General Travis D'Ambrosia.
     
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    Morgan Freeman as Colin Powell (before the Whacko)
    Max Brooks as Himself
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    Brendan Fraser as Stanley MacDonald
    Rami Malek as Saladin Kader
    Sarah Polley as Jessika Hendricks

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    - Paris Hilton as herself
     
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    Rob Reiner as The Whacko
     
  10. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    Emily Blunt as the downed USAF pilot (just watched Sicario yesterday)
    Benicio del Toro as the Brazilian doctor (saw from a WWZ Photos thread using del Toro as the doctor)
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as one of the hulking soldiers in the Road to New York campaign
    Milla Jovovich as the female soldier in the Russian Army
     
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  11. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    You mean this one?
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  12. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    Yep, just saw Sicario last night. Del Toro fits to be the Brazilian Doctor with his stoic and cold attitude.
    Also as trivia, Emily Blunt and Del Toro co-starred in The Wolfman (2010).
     
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    Chin Han as Dr. Kwang Jiangu of the PLA as of the 1969 Sino-Soviet border clashes
    Dmitri Diachenko as Bohdan Taras Kondratiuk, the Ukrainian T-72 commander
    Peter Stormare as Sergei Ryzhkov, chaplain of the Holy Russian Army
    Chris Pine as Bob Archer, former CIA agent
    Ludi Boeken as Jurgen Warmbrunn, director of Mossad (probably the same role he played in the horrible Brad Pitt-adaptation)
    Rafe Spall as Scott Breckenridge, the man who sold Phalanx (figured him being a douche in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fits for the corrupt CEO of Phalanx)
    IMO, Gerard Butler would do fit as Todd Wainio
    Boman Irani as General Raj Singh (figured seeing him in 3 Idiots as the headmaster fits for this role)
     
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  14. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    Ludi Boeken actually did play him in the Brad Pitt film, which was arguably the most book accurate scene, he's even reading his lines almost word for word.

    Personally, when it came to Scott Breckenridge, I think Steve Carell could do a good job, especially after seeing him as Donald Rumsfeld in Vice.
     
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  15. snassni2 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe someone should pitch this idea to Netflix or Amazon.
     
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  16. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    Hopefully, if they listen to us.

    I have yet to watch Vice. I need to see how Carell portrayed Rumsfeld in that series. The first thing that came in my mind after seeing is Breckenridge has the same personality with Eli Mills (portrayed by Rafe Spall)

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    Thomas Kretschmann as Philip Adler, Leopard 2 Tank commander
     
  18. modelcitizen note2self, no ranting ninjas

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    Interesting choice

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    It's challenging for me to think that Gerard Butler can play anyone other than Leonidas again and again.

    I had visualized Woody Harrelson for Waino.
     
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  19. snassni2 Well-Known Member

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    Also it would be very cool if they did it like the campaign of Battlefield 5 and use the native language of the characters.
     
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  20. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    After seeing A.J. Cook's (Criminal Minds) performance in the French horror found footage werewolf movie called Wer (2013), I kinda think she fits to portray Jessika Hendricks of the novel.

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