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12 September 2013 @ 05:28 pm
now that would be epic  

Ian McKellan posted this great picture of him and Patrick Stewart at their first rehearsal for their upcoming Broadway shows, and I was like I WANTS ALL OF THEM NAO PLIZ

So now I’m all like, can we get, like, some kind of massive epic fantasy film of some kind with, like, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and George Takei all, like, vying for Helen Mirren’s hand while Judi Dench and Maggie Smith connive in the background or something?

Which I said on Facebook, and Harold immediately won the internet by responding:

Script? -peh- I’ll give you a script…
(shuffling sound)
Ok. Here’s the Palo Alto phonebook. What page should they start on?

I mean, I obviously overlooked some necessary players, who were immediately suggested: Christopher Lee, James Earl Jones, I think Lena Olin and Raquel Welch…

But now I’m thinking, so, okay, we’ve got like the great voices of Hollywood lined up here, so do we need a younger generation too, or are we happy with these guys? I’d be up for adding Vin Diesel and Liev Schrieber to the list…

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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hawkwing_lb on September 12th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Idris Elba.

ETA: this was meant to be a reply to the main post.

Edited at 2013-09-12 06:07 pm (UTC)
Min: HP/LuciusKissyFacephantomminuet on September 12th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Add Jason Isaacs to Idris Elba, and I might never surface again.
jenmaryajenmarya on September 13th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
Ooooh. Second that.
Alix (Tersa): DA - Garrett1tersa on September 12th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
I am so pissed I could never get tickets to see McKellan and Stewart when they were doing a show locally. Thanks for pouring salt into that papercut!

But if you're casting for voices, there's one guy I'd put on the list: Nicholas Boulton. The samples I can find for him online (doing the audiobook for David Copperfield and A Battle Won) doesn't do him justice. And I really, REALLY want his reading of The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale because of the following excerpt from this review:

"It is one thing to read a scorching hot nookie scene in black and white on a dead tree in the quiet of your own head. It is another thing entirely to suddenly find a man - a complete stranger - banging on about nipples and impetuous thrusts and passion and throbbing and waves of pleasure. Et cetera. One minute you're innocently sewing up a fallen hem on your trousers as a lovely novel is being read to you, and the next minute, some silky-voiced lothario is pouring hot sin into your ears."
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on September 12th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
That is one hell of a review. O.O
cainle_bean on September 12th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
and Liev's brother Pablo =p

Jason Stratham is a fav in this house, as is Ron Perlman
Min: JM/YouMakeMeSmilephantomminuet on September 12th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
Great voices and great faces. That generation of actors is so delightful and so versatile.
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kitmizkit on September 12th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on September 12th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
*makes popcorn, settles in for that*