A commonly recurring question in interviews is "Who would you like to play various characters if your novel is ever made into a movie." I've taken a crack at this once or twice before for BRAINEATER JONES, but to be honest, fantasy casting is something that I'm not very good at. I gather that some authors actually start with an actor in mind, then model the book character after him or her, so fantasy casting is actually the first thing they do. I'm kind of oblivious.
I was very lucky recently to have romance author and friend of the blog Claire Ashby send me her fantasy cast for THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO. (Make sure to check out her debut WHEN YOU MAKE IT HOME. This is a seriously great book, and the only thing I've ever read that dealt fairly with the subject of Wounded Warriors.) I just want to say right off the bat, I'm very impressed with Claire's choices. It's a hell of a lot better than anything I would've come up with. So let's take a look at what Claire said, and I'll make a few comments along the way.
|Henk "Howling Mad" Martigan |
|Dwight "Hannibal Mo"|
|Leona "Butch" Candiru|
So, what do the rest of you think? Would you make any changes to this cast? What about Eve? Fall? Zakira? Papi? Kurtz? Chime in in the comments below and let me know!