Thursday, June 27, 2013

HOTD Casting Call: Quinn

Back to the boys, here's who I would have play Quinn in a Hunters of the Dark TV series/movie adaptation...

Runners Up to play Quinn
Milo Ventimiglio (Heroes, Rocky Balboa)

Max Irons (The Host, Red Riding Hood)

My Choice for Quinn

Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Big Wedding)
Quentin "Quinn" Lightheart is the perfect guy for Shanna, should she ever see him that way.  He had a very traumatic introduction to the series in the third book, and someone with a wide range would need to play him.  He also needs to be a classically handsome guy that just smolders on camera, which the three actors here definitely do.  Ben Barnes, however, is just a perfect guy's guy, and is hella pretty, so I'd give him the part.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

HOTD Casting Call: Samantha Cummings

Here is who I would have playing the villain Samantha Cummings in the TV show/film adaptation of Hunters of the Dark...
Runners Up to play Samantha

Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, The Skeleton Key)

Stephanie Romanov (Angel, Thirteen Days)
My Choice for Samantha

Jaime Murray (Dexter, Ringer)
Succubus Samantha Cummings isn't the typical one-dimensional villain.  While she is head of the New York branch of La Faer Noir, she has also proven herself an ally of sorts to Shanna and her friends from time to time.  She is a beautiful woman, cunning and dangerous, and in a position of power in the monster community.  Whoever plays her has to exude confidence, have almost a regal air about her, and the three actresses here can do that, as well as play the part of a delicious villain - Kate Hudson as Cassandra on Glee, Stephanie Romanov as Lilah on Angel, and Jaime Murray as not only Olivia on Ringer, but most notably, Lila on Dexter.  And while I think that any one of these women could fill the shoes of Samantha on screen, Jaime Murray has just impressed the hell out of me over the years, so I'm going to have to give this one to her.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HOTD Casting Call: Amelia

In a movie/TV show based on Hunters of the Dark, here is who I would have play the sorceress Amelia...

Runners Up to play Amelia

Karen Gillan (Dr. Who, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Ashley Rickards (Awkward, Gamer)
My Choice for Amelia

Emma Roberts (Scream 4, Nancy Drew)

The red-headed sorceress Amelia is tough and enigmatic.  The actress who plays her has to be pretty versatile, and play "mysterious" very well.  And I don't want her to look like someone playing a witch at a Renaissance Fair.  She needs to exude confidence and be convincing.  The three actresses here have the chops.  I love Awkward and I've seen Ashley Rickards in other things, like American Horror Story and know that she can play roles that aren't comedic as well, but are rather dark. And I think she'd make a good redhead.  I'm not as familiar with Karen Gillan, just the few bits I've caught of her, since I haven't really seen much Dr. Who - I just like her look and think she would be good for this sort of role.  I am more familiar with Emma Roberts, and I would have her play Amelia for her role in Scream 4 alone, but I've seen her in other things as well, and she's an amazing, multi-faceted actress.  I would be lucky to have her play Amelia.