From the moment I started reading The First Law trilogy I knew I wanted to fancast it. Some books just have that cinematic quality, y’know? Frankly, I can’t believe this hasn’t been optioned for a TV series yet, considering the fantasy golden age we’re in!
Anyway, for this fancast, I tried to stay true to the spirit of the characters while also, as Logen Ninefingers would say, being realistic: that is, I tried to pick actors who weren’t too high-profile for a particular role, who could, theoretically, actually be cast if a show were to be made. Of course, there’s really no reason to do that, since it’s not like Hollywood casting directors are gonna look to my fancast when making decisions, but it makes it more fun for me to pretend that’s a possibility. Continue reading “Fancast: The First Law Trilogy” →
Hadestown began as a concept album, way back in 2010. I fell in love with it immediately, and spent years envisioning how it might be adapted for the stage. In 2016, my dreams came true, and the New York Theater Workshop turned Hadestown into a production which I loved. Following the successful run at the NYTW, Hadestown went up to the Citadel Theater in Canada in what many are saying is a pre-Broadway run. I have no doubt that the show will indeed find its way to Broadway soon!
Now, I’m also pretty sure that many of the current cast members will go to Broadway with it, given that some of them are relatively big in theater (Patrick Page, Amber Gray). I do like the current cast, but, as these things always go, I still have a dreamcast in mind, which I will discuss below. I’ve made sure to embed pertinent videos showcasing the actors’ voices as well, so be sure to check those out! Continue reading “Fancast: Hadestown on Broadway” →
I’ve been planning a War & Peace fancast since before I started the actual book! I’ve been playing around with casting ideas in my head for months now, so I’m really pleased I finally sat down and put it all together.
There were some characters who just jumped out at me and I immediately knew who I wanted to cast for them. However, I thought I should wait until I had finished reading the novel. Then I was struggling to cast a particular pair of characters so I set it aside again. But I’ve had some casting epiphanies again recently, and now I have my cast!
Now, obviously, I couldn’t possibly include every single character in War and Peace (I mean, I could, but I don’t want to). There are going to be some important characters missing (for example, Denisov) because I just didn’t have any particularly inspired casting thoughts about them. Then there are other characters who may seem minor but whose castings jumped out at me.
So let’s get started! Continue reading “Fancast: War and Peace” →
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This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is Favorite Fancasts, an awesome topic!
Y’all don’t know how much I struggled with this! I tried to think as outside of the box as I could. Here goes! Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fancasts” →
Back in the heyday of Livejournal, I looooooved fancasts. I’d hunt them down like a bloodhound, and I tended to create many myself! Because I’m slowly becoming obsessed with V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic series (who isn’t?), I of course started picturing who I would want cast in the roles. And since the series is also being turned into a TV show, hopefully soon, this is all the more timely!
FYI, I’m 80% into A Conjuring of Light but not done yet, so please, no spoilers!
So here we go: Continue reading “Fancast: A Darker Shade of Magic” →