Dreamcasting # 18: Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.s!

ourchair

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Your rules, which you will choose to accept because that's what you do with rules are:

1) The winner of the last round becomes the moderator of the round, and thus gets to choose the property or story in question to be adapted. Winner may also declare whether this property is an animated film, or a live-action one. He must also name the core characters to be cast, which should be at least 4, but no more than 9.

2) You may not use actors who have played the role before in the same medium before. Voice talents may not reprise their role, nor can film ones.

3) After one week, the round is declared closed. People will vote via PM and send it to the moderator, who will count the votes and declare winner. Like the Ultimatization Game of old, you CANNOT vote for yourself.

4) The winner declared gets to choose the property in the next round.

Jim Lee's
WildC.A.T.s
Covert * Action * Teams

That's right, the original shoulder-pad wearing, belt-pouch carrying shiny-tights heroes of the Mylar age!

REMEMBER: You are casting the Jim Lee incarnation of the team. Not Joe Casey's world-changing company enforcers nor are you allowed to shoe-horn Ladytron or Savant just because Grant Morrison is using them right now.

It's the Daemonite-Kherubim war at its humblest level of literary development.

You must cast:

Jacob Marlowe, aka Lord Emp - the short-statured owner of the media-tech conglomerate known as Halo Corporation, this multimillionaire had a past life as a Kherubim warlord!

Hadrian, aka Spartan - The downloadable warrior with a million cyborg lives! Emotionally devoid... but wait! Is that Voodoo he's looking at?

Priscilla Kitaen, aka Voodoo - Once an exotic dancer, now an empath/psychic with the ability to see through Daemonite disguises!

Cole Cash, Grifter - A former government operative, he is the only man on Earth to ever receive elite training from the female warrior clan known as the Coda.

Zannah of Kera, aka Zealot - A long-lived Coda warrior who was once the Majestrix of her order, and mentor to Grifter.

Jeremy Stone, aka Maul - This Nobel-prize winning scientist has the power to increase his mass and size, but at the cost of his intelligence!

Reno Bryce, aka Warblade - This talented sculptor can sculpt his own body into any solid weapon!

Void - A sexy supercomputer with the memories of Adrianna Tereshkova, a long-dead Russian cosmonaut!

DEADLINE IS AT 12:00NN GMT, OCTOBER 27, 2007.

Helpful Links:


WildC.A.T.s Database: http://www.msu.edu/user/winnmich/wildcats.htm
Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WildC.A.T.s
Comicvine Comic Encyclopedia: http://www.comicvine.com/wildc-a-t-s/25113/
 
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bluebeast

Well-Known Member
I'm going to start off by saying that I have never been a fan of WildC.A.T.s but I like the idea of them. I have a feeling that they would make the perfect team for a huge blockbuster action shoot em up movie. I picked actors who are mostly suporting characters but tend to work well in an ensemble. So here you go, WildC.A.T.s.

Jacob Marlowe, aka Lord Emp – Peter Dinklage
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To play the diminutive founder and financier of the WildC.A.T.s I wanted someone who could be an imposing force yet still be two feet shorter than the superhumans he's working with. I turn to diminutive actor Peter Dinklage who has appeared in numerous memorable roles and has always stood out around everyone else.

Hadrian, aka Spartan – Wentworth Miller
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For the robotic and confused Hadrian you need someone who resonates cold from his performances. Watch Prison Break and you can se Miller's icy stare that's almost robotic like. He also assumed a role as tactician and mastermind on that show that would be necessary to play Spartan.

Priscilla Kitaen, aka Voodoo – Jessica Alba
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While some feel that her take on Sue Storm was completely of (myself included) Alba would be much more suited to play the bad girl than the nice scientist. She also has that look like she's putting a spell on you (that was terrible).

Cole Cash, Grifter – Mark Wahlberg
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Grifter will undoubtably be the focus of this movie as the dark loner with good intentions a la Wolverine. As the main character of a film consisting of strong character actors you need a major force leading it. Turn to Mark Wahlberg who's experience in films like the Italian Job and the Departed have given him the tools to work well with others. Plus after Shooter I know he can pull this one off.

Zannah of Kera, aka Zealot – Lucy Lawless
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Zealot is essentially the ultimate warrior. She's had centuries training herself in the art of combat and winning battles. She's possibly the toughest member on the team and as such should be played by someone who exudes toughness. Lucy Lawless might not be as young as she was on Xena, but I think she looks just as good. Lawless is basically Wonder Woman. Zealot is also basically Wonder Woman.

Jeremy Stone, aka Maul – Ryan Phillippe
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For the oversized and overintelligent Maul, you need someone who can play the Jeremy Stone part most of all. Maul's the smartest member of the team by far. While in his Stone form he's charming, smooth and even a little arrogant. When he transforms into the monster though he looses that charm and intelligence in favor of strength and instinct. Phillippe is known for playing complex and multi-faceted characters with a vibe of supperiority to them. Cast him as Stone and let the Cgi take care of the Maul part. Phillippe can play both right.

Reno Bryce, aka Warblade – Christopher Eccleston
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When most people see Warblade all they see is a weapon of mass destruction. But when someone looks past the haunting exterior of the ultimate weapon they see that he has the heart of an artist. Warblade's weapons are more like a piece of clay that he forms with his beautiful mind. Christopher Eccleston has always played the character that had a dark exterior but housed the heart of a poet. With his eary stare and subtle nuances he'll breath Warblade to life.

Void – Milla Jovovich
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Void is an artificial construct with the memories and personality of a lond dead Russian cosmonaut. She's a woman who's trying to find out what her role is in life and how she is dealing with the fact that she's not the woman that she is based on. Milla Jovovich is a Russian beauty who is no stranger to the action based film. Milla can play Void without even trying, but she'll make the character possibly the most diverse of all of the characters.
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
I hate WildC.A.T.s. I guess I'll try and cast it though.
I myself only read like, 2 issues.

I thought it was the only generic superhero brand people could take liberties with. I was actually briefly tempted by VVD to post Ultra, but I think that would've had people complaining and not casting.

One time someone went with something like "Y: The Last Man" and people actually complained. Would you believe? Not you though, Proj. But that's because you're cool.

Hell, do you know how many properties Compound has dreamcasted for which he HASN'T read?

(Compound fake-reads almost all his comics)
 
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Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
Oooh... Hm.

I'll try to come up with a decent cast for this... But i'll probably base it more on the characters as they were in Wildcats 3.0
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
Oooh... Hm.

I'll try to come up with a decent cast for this... But i'll probably base it more on the characters as they were in Wildcats 3.0
WildC.A.T.s 3.0 is like one gajillion hojillion times cooler than Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.s.

But try to stay as close as possible to their original incarnation.

And by close as possible, I mean action flick with cookie cutter personalities.

Go ape**** with that.
 

moonmaster

Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
Mm. I might skip this round. I've never read a single issue of WildC.A.T.s, except for the first issue of the Morrison relaunch, and I didn't like that very much. However,...
I myself only read like, 2 issues.

I thought it was the only generic superhero brand people could take liberties with. I was actually briefly tempted by VVD to post Ultra, but I think that would've had people complaining and not casting.

One time someone went with something like "Y: The Last Man" and people actually complained. Would you believe? Not you though, Proj. But that's because you're cool.
...I sympathize with you Ourchair. I was disappointed in how few people did a Miracleman cast, and every idea I have for future dreamcasting rounds involve properties that I'm sure not everyone has read. (In fact, I was really hoping to win the last round because I was thinking about how fun casting the first arc of Desolation Jones would be for this round.)
 
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ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Yes, I was also thinking of dreamcasting Desolation Jones. It's the kind of comic that would be perfect in a TV medium.
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
...I sympathize with you Ourchair. I was disappointed in how few people did a Miracleman cast, and every idea I have for future dreamcasting rounds involve properties that I'm sure not everyone has read. (In fact, I was really hoping to win the last round because I was thinking about how fun casting the first arc of Desolation Jones would be for this round.)
Thanks for the understanding.

Of course, I might come across as a teeny bit of a hypocrite for not having done the Miracleman cast myself, but I actually did try to by downloading all the issues and reading them... but alas, I could not do it all in time.

I'd have chosen Desolation Jones myself, but I was worried about the participation. Other ideas would've been Gen13 (nixed because we just did a young heroes cast) and Valiant Comics (generally lukewarm reception from people I test-PMed) or Ultraverse (only I would care).
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
With MIRACLEMAN, I felt I couldn't add anything. Everyone's casts were just too good.
 

Victor Von Doom

Fist of teh Internets.
I didn't do Miracleman because I've never read it. And it's not for a lack of trying. None of the shops here have it, and the big bookstores don't have a collection or anything like that.

And try as I might, I suck at downloading comics from the internet.



So yeah.....


Anyways, despite my noninterest in WildCATs, I'll still be doing a cast.
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
I didn't do Miracleman because I've never read it. And it's not for a lack of trying. None of the shops here have it, and the big bookstores don't have a collection or anything like that.
Same here. A lot of Filipino hardcore comic fans seem to have read it, yet I've never felt compelled to... probably because of the hype. I DO have all the issues downloaded now BECAUSE of the Dreamcasting, but when the round ended I lost any good reason to read it.

I REALLY REALLY want to do an Ultraverse cast.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
I once e-mailed a bunch of UCers the first 16 issues because I think they're just awesome and there ain't no way to buy them at the moment (which is a huge shame - really is; the benefits of a MIRACLEMAN film would be the end of this litigation...)
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
I once e-mailed a bunch of UCers the first 16 issues because I think they're just awesome and there ain't no way to buy them at the moment (which is a huge shame - really is; the benefits of a MIRACLEMAN film would be the end of this litigation...)
I did not receive this.

Clearly I am not loved.
 

bluebeast

Well-Known Member
I've never read WildC.A.T.s but I did this one anyway. I couldn't do a Miracleman bacause I would have had to read that to get the feel of the characters. This one's character types are pretty straightforward.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
You are an ******* Bluebeast. You totally stole not only my choice for Voodoo, but my choice of PICTURE for the actress! *fumes*

I did not receive this.

Clearly I am not loved.

Clearly, you did not respond to the thread which asked for interested peoples to e-mail me their address.
 

ourchair

Well-Known Member
Clearly, you did not respond to the thread which asked for interested peoples to e-mail me their address.
ASIAN.

We EXPECT illegal digital reproductions of copyrighted material to fall in our laps everyday.

Why, I got my pirated copy of In Rainbows in a box of cereal!
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
ASIAN.

We EXPECT illegal digital reproductions of copyrighted material to fall in our laps everyday.

Why, I got my pirated copy of In Rainbows in a box of cereal!

No no, you're being too hard on yourself.

You're not Asian.

Anyhoo, my cast!

Okay.

"Covert Action" is an oxymoron, so I've decided to base my entire choice of everything on this being a totally entertaining piece of cinema that's clever, sexy, and exciting, but not profound, intelligent, or particularly original, instead making it charismatic as hell and filled with sexy action.

So my pitch is this: "OCEAN'S ELEVEN meets JAMES BOND"

Throw in the urgency and brilliant villains of DIE HARD and we get this clockwork carnage.

Lord Emp - George Clooney
Not because he's in OCEAN'S ELEVEN but because I think he'd just be perfect. I thought about Stephen Fry or David Hyde-Pierce or even John Rhys-Davies. But that winsome grin could easily be because he's an alien. And the scene where Clooney's face opens up and he's revealed to be a flesh suit for the real Emp (a CGI Yoda figure, maybe even voiced by Frank Oz) will work because you know what? Everyone in the audience will go, "I knew Clooney was an alien!"
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Spartan - Daniel Craig
Not because he's James Bond in CASINO ROYALE, but because, the scene where he gets hit in the face and we realise that he's a robot, everyone in the audience will go, "I knew he wasn't human!" Okay, but really because he's a proper A-lister now, he's terrifically dead pan, and because he can do for good guy cyborgs what Arnold Schwarzennegger did for bad guy cyborgs. He'd be wicked good.
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Void - Jennifer Garner
Trying to keep it all A-list (or as close as possible) - Jennifer Garner just slips into this movie effortlessly.
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Warblade - Antonio Banderas
I forgot all about Warblade originally. I think it's because he's dull as hell. Antonio Banderas would make him one of the film's treasures.
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Voodoo - Nadine Velazquez
I wanted to go for Jessica Alba because she's more well known, but Bluebeast is a psychic cast stealing monster. So I'm going for my second choice, because she's a good fit, even if she's not as well known.
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Maul - Johnny Depp
Obviously, the big grunty Maul would be CGI, but the scientist version would be Depp.
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Zealot - Michelle Yeoh
I almost went for Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton, or Michelle Forbes, but I went with Yeoh because a) She can kick anybody's *** b) She was a Bond girl c) I think she'd be striking with short White hair. She'd be so intensely believable.
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Grifter - Will Smith
I went to cast Grifter first because I liked him the most. I immediately went, "Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford are too old" and then thought who'd be a good replacement. So I was gonna go for Nathan Fillion . Then, for some reason, I thought of Will Smith. And realised he's perfect. He's exactly the kind of actor I want for this type of film - perfect for "OCEAN'S ELEVEN meets JAMES BOND". I thought about Brad Pitt, but I think Will Smith is just the best choice for him even though he looks nothing like the character. Not that it matters - Grifter wears a mask a lot anyhoo.
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Sometimes I even scare myself with my amazingintude.
 

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