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Old 05-05-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Monkey Island the Movie

Some day, when I'm a famous film director, I will make a Monkey Island movie. It will be live action. My question is, who would you have play the different roles? Some of my thoughts are...

Kevin Spacey as Stan
Michael Palin as Herman Toothrot
Dominic Armato as Otis
Bruce Campbell as Captain Smirk
Keira Knightley as Elaine (Though I think I'd rather go with a less obvious choice.)

Do you agree with all of my choices? Any of my choices?
Who would you cast? Who should play Guybrush? Who should play LeChuck?


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Old 05-05-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yeah...I dont' know who he should play, but he has to be in it. Maybe LeChuck.
And Kiera Knightley is a far too obvious choice.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:24 AM   #3
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Whoopi Goldberg as the voodoo lady...




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Old 05-06-2004, 04:58 AM   #4
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No no, Jim Carrey as Stan!

Listen, just go here for some Ideas

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I've always thought of Michael Palin as Stan. See some of his early Monty Python stuff, playing an ecstatic TV Presenter. Him or Eric Idle, or John Cleese really.
Actually no, screw that - Bruce Campbell all the way!

Danny Delk obviously remains as Murray, though (when you get to him).

Whoopi Goldberg is pretty much the only choice for Voodoo Lady.

As for Mr. Brush, in his younger days I always thought of Sean Patrick Flanery (Young Indy). Now he's probably getting on too much.

That's the problem for him, all the actors that are currently the right age will be too old by the time the movie gets made!

Who was the other choice for Captain Barbossa instead of Mr. Rush in Pirates of the Caribbean? I know there was one - whoever it is, that's LeChuck. Maybe Alfred Molina (Doc Ock in Spidey 2).

Bet I get there before ya... I've already got the script.
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As far as Keira Knightley goes, it could turn out that the most obvious choice would be the best choice. I mean, does anyone think she would do a bad job as Elaine? And I think the reason I thought of Michael Palin as Herman comes from his job as the "It's" man in Monty Python. That's sort of how I pictured Herman looking as a real character. If I were going to make this movie now instead of "some day", I'd probably cast Topher Grace as Guybrush. I just started thinking maybe Gary Oldman could be LeChuck. Or how about Robbie Coltrane? Of course, whoever played LeChuck would also have to play Fester Shinetop. (At least in my version, he would) So it might be wiser to pick a less high profile actor.


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That way the audiences might not make the connection and say "Oh, so and so plays that LeChuck guy and all of a sudden he's playing this Shinetop guy. That must mean that LeChuck and Shinetop are the same person!" Then again, with good enough makeup, people might not recognize him anyway.


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Oh... that's so sweet Guybrush... now get back to work.

Guybrush... Hayden Christensen?

No! Stop hitting me! I take it back! Aargh!

(later, after recovering consciousness)

I think we should avoid using any of the main Pirates of the Caribbean cast, because that will strongly invite comparisons that are going to be made anyway. Don't encourage them.

Which is a pity, because Barbossa IS LeChuck.

Actually, thinking about it, you're a director, I'm a writer... we should team up.
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You all suck.

Anyway, the clear choice for Guybrush is Christopher Kennedy Masterton - he plays Francis in Malcolm in the Middle.


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Old 05-06-2004, 02:20 PM   #10
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Gotta agree. It's Masterson, though. (photo and more photos on imdb)

I can't stand Gary Oldman.

Christopher Walken should play a pirate ghost. Preferably Bob.

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Anyway, the clear choice for Guybrush is Christopher Kennedy Masterton - he plays Francis in Malcolm in the Middle.
Dude! I so didn't think of that. Although it depnds on how long it takes for production, he might be too old, but the kid who plays Dewey would be perfect.

And Keira Knightly? Really, she pouts too much, she was okay in pirates, I mean yeah, she stood up for herself at times and had a nice edge to her, but really, can you really see her as Elaine in SOMI. I mean Keira still needed Orlando and Johnny in order to stay alive whereas Elaine needed no one, she had everything under control from the start. Nope, can't see it.

How about the guy who plays eric in That 70's show as guybrush?

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For me the perfect choice for Stan was always Robin Williams... I mean, c'mon... fast talking and crrrrAAAAzyyy... what more do you need? Plus, as seen in Hook, he looks great in a pirate outfit.

Which makes Dustin Hoffman the perfect choice for Shinetop... (but maybe not for LeChuck... not sure yet)

Then we'll have Halle Barry as Carla and Hank Azaria as Otis...

And I am just trying to imagine Zach Braff with blonde hair and a pony tail... mmh...



Which of course automatically leads to John C. McGinley as Meathook...


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Old 05-07-2004, 05:57 AM   #13
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ha ha that pic is great. Anyone have any good script ideas?
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:19 AM   #14
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I'm a victim of society!

Having just watched Van Helsing, Kevin J O'Connor (who plays Igor, and is Benny in The Mummy) would be my first choice for Otis.
EDIT: Hey! Just read mimovie.tk and they agreed! Woo! Pity their other choices (save Whoopi Goldberg) all suck salty balls. Bruce Willis as Captain Smirk? I may weep openly.

I considered Halle Berry as Carla, and thought she'd be great, but I don't think she'd take the role since it's not really major.
She's a star now.

I think Earl Boen could continue as LeChuck, really. Especially since he'll probably be computer-generated. Otherwise, Jerry Hardin just got my attention recently (best known as Deep Throat in The X-Files). I think he could do it.

Actually, no: John Rhys-Davies as LeChuck. He's tall, menacing, has a great gruff voice, is a brilliant actor, and looks great in a beard.

Robin Williams is too likeable to be Stan. You wouldn't want him to get thumped out to sea or locked in a coffin for six years.

Also looking at Van Helsing, Kate Beckinsale as Elaine. All the way.

As for Guybrush, Christopher Kennedy Masterton's just too cool for the role. Mr. Brush needs to be geeky.
Fred Savage?

There would have to be more action in a movie conversion, along the lines of POTC. My script begins with a sea battle, in which a young Guybrush (doing work experience) finds the ship he's on attacked by pirates, and realises how feared and cool they are.
And of course, "I wanna be a pirate" shows up just before the Main Credits start.
I'm trying to get Murray in early, too.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:49 AM   #15
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Re: I'm a victim of society!

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I considered Halle Berry as Carla
NO! FOR ALL THAT'S GOOD AND HOLY, NO!
(errh, perhaps later... )

well, i can't stand halle berry and imho she is a very bad actress...




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Old 05-08-2004, 01:05 PM   #16
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Leaping labrats!

Actually, you've given me an idea. What about Nichelle Nichols?
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:41 PM   #17
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For me the perfect choice for Stan was always Robin Williams... I mean, c'mon... fast talking and crrrrAAAAzyyy... what more do you need? Plus, as seen in Hook, he looks great in a pirate outfit.

Which makes Dustin Hoffman the perfect choice for Shinetop... (but maybe not for LeChuck... not sure yet)
Robin williams is a bit old to play a young salesman and plus, Stan wasn't a pirate, No, I still stand by Jim Carrey.

And it wouldn't matter if Hoffman was Shinetop and not LeChuck considering they couldn't (sorry, shouldn't) be played by the same actor for two reasons.
1)If they were, Elaine would recognise Shinetop as Lechuck and 2)LeChuck blatently gets out of shinetops skin when revealing himself, therefore shinetop is either a dead guy who's skin LeChuck stole (which would just be cool as a dark undertone) or LeChuck made it.

Oh, and Tingler, the people who made www.mimovie.tk are collectively known as one person, me. Just in case you wanted to know who was agreeing with you.

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You seem restless.

I like the site, by the way. It's just a few of your castings are just a little bit... optimistic, to say the least (Jim Carrey and Bruce Willis are just two).

Apart from Guybrush, LeChuck and Elaine, no A-List actor would touch characters as minor as Stan.
Whoopi Goldberg I think you could just about get away with.

As I think about it, I more and more consider John Rhys-Davies as LeChuck. As long as he put his voice somewhere between his normal English accent and Gimli's gruff voice.

I think Bruce Campbell you could also get away with as Stan. Probably a bit closer to the COMI version, but I still like that version. Jim Carrey's starting to get on my nerves (but not in a good, Stan-like way).

I don't really have anyone in mind for Herman, though.
What about Bob?
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #19
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Please note, I am in no way expecting an MI movie to be taking place at any point in the near future. Yes, Bruce Willis and Jim Carrey are optomistic, but this is just for fun, I'm not really saying that they may be persuaded to do it if a movie was made. I just think they would be perfect for the role (well, maybe not Bruce Willis, but he'd be a good contender)

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I still like Kevin Spacey as Stan. And as for a CGI LeChuck, well, I always think of CGI as cheating. There's no reason that LeChuck couldn't just be an actor with creepy, ghoulish makeup. At least in Secret of Monkey Island. And in LeChuck's Revenge. And maybe Keira Knightley specifically would be a bad choice. Maybe not. I'll just say her type of actor would be perfect for Elaine. And if, indeed, Murray is in the first film, no one other than Denny Delk could pull it off, I think. And I would definitely want Dominic Armato and Earl Boen in the movie somewhere, even if only as cameos. That's actually why I thought of Dom as Otis, so he could have a slightly major role. I still also think it would be cool to have the same actor play LeChuck and Shinetop. I think that if the actor playing LeChuck did a different enough voice for the characters and with the right makeup, people would be convinced that it was two different actors.


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An MI movie has been kicking around in my head for ages, which i'm saving for when I become a famous film director. WE'LL SEE WHO GETS THERE FIRST.

Really, though, I think that Masterson would be great for guybrush. Also, the other day I watched The Rundown, and when I saw Seann William Scott in a beard I couldn't help but be reminded of Guybrush. Physically, he could get the role, but his acting/humor style is just too annoying and wrong for it I guess.

Also, Kevin J. O'Connor pretty much plays Otis in 'The Mummy.' And enough of this Bruce-Campbell-As-Stan nonsense, the man's much better for Captain Smirk instead. Picture him with an eyepatch, chomping a huge cigar. Perfect.

Vivica A. Fox as Carla (she was vernita green in Kill Bill, so that'd be way cool.)

JEAN RENO AS FESTER SHINETOP (just think of the character - of COURSE he's french.) If not him then Walken. Somebody else should play LeChuck, though (by that I mean somebody other than who'd play Fester.)
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Then who eats all the donuts and roughs up the transients?

I'm a fan of Bruce Campbell, so I couldn't bear to let him go with such a small role.
As for him as Stan, it all depends, as far as I can see, on how much you liked the COMI version. I personally loved it.

Kevin J O'Connor could also be Bob, I think. I had a brilliant idea for a different Otis the other night... but I've forgotten! Dargh!

I like the Vivaca A. Fox and Jean Reno ideas. Not so sure about Sean William Scott though.
As I said before, Masterson's just too cool. We need someone weedy and geeky, but with the potential for swordfighting.
Tobey Maguire?
I'll shut up then.
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I dont think we will see a Monkey Island Movie for a long time.

But while where just talking.

I think a MI movie should have "not so many famous actors" and instead focus on getting actors that fitt the character.

I mean Goldberg as the Voodoo Lady, PLEASE

Dont get me wrong shes a great actress but I think someone with a creol accent would be better.

Spiffy had a good idea though: Vivica A. Fox would be great as Carla


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Goldberg the wrestler? Why, he's PERFECT for the Voodoo lady role


Guybrush would have to be Ewan McGregor or maybe Sean Bean would be Bob.

If there will ever be M:I-2 the movie, Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) should play Largo...


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Just let it be known that the british Elaine was the best.

Walken for the shop owner! Just imagine "...who, by the way, says you can go jump in a lake..." in Walken's voice.
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I agree that Christopher Kennedy Masterson is not the right type of actor for Guybrush. He just doesn't have the right body type. Whoever plays Guybrush needs to look thin and wiry. By the way, I just thought of Bob Odenkirk (of Mr. Show With Bob and David) as Stan. He'd be great. I always thought of Stan as being a Robert Preston as Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man kind of character, and Bob Odenkirk always reminds me of Robert Preston, for some reason. Robin Williams as Stan just wouldn't work. He'd just turn it into a standard Robin Williams character. Then the movie would stop being about Guybrush and it would turn into a movie about Stan upsetting his superiors and triumphing over adversity by doing John Wayne impressions and making huge papier mache mock-ups of the female anatomy. And none of us wants that.


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I've thought of a good example in a movie of an actor playing two different characters. Mary Poppins. In it, Dick Van Dyke plays both Burt and Mr. Dawes, Sr. Now, I didn't know that until about five years ago when my mom bought the movie, and even then I didn't realize it until I watched the credits. In fact, I wasn't even thinking about it until I saw it in the credits. I was taken completely by surprise. And I must have watched Mary Poppins hundreds of times at my Grandma's house when I was little. And trust me, I was the kind of kid who could normally pick up something like the same actor playing two different characters. What's my point, you ask? Well, in a movie that came out in 1964, they convinced me that two different characters were played by two different people when they were actually played by the same person. And all they did was stick a wig and a fake beard and glasses on Dick Van Dyke. Think of the advances that must have been made in prosthetic and special effects make-up since then! This leads me to conclude that LeChuck and Fester Shinetop could, indeed, be played by the same person, and no one would notice.

Jeez, I just rationalized a decision I've made about a movie that I'm probably not even going to make.


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That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen.

Or Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! Indistinguishable.

Please, let's stay with our wild speculative topic (that you started). It was just getting interesting.
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I dont think we will see a Monkey Island Movie for a long time.
If I were to be blunt, I'd say we probably'll never see a Monkey Island movie. But I'm not wanting to crush all your dreams out there so pretend I never said that.

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All good ideas that are here, I haven't really given it much though, but for some reason when I think of someone to play LeChuck, I think of Ron Perlman.
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Hi, Kenneth... haven't seen you here for a while... any news on the TIE-Figh... I mean... uhm... Monkey Island movie soundtrack?

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We were stricken with a melody...

Any news on the Grim Fan... uh... Maniac Mansion Movie soundtrack?

Anyway, I'd actually think that Ron Perlman might not be too bad... but he just a bit TOO evil. LeChuck has to be occasionally stupid.

I'm interested in other LucasArts movie conversions now.
Actors for Day of the Tentacle?
Indiana Jones Fate, Machine, & Tomb (other characters, not Indy himself obviously)?
Conroy Bumpus?
The other Monkey Islands?

What about Lisa Kudrow as Laverne for example?
Tyler Labine (I remember him as 'Stoner' in a couple of X-Files episodes) as Hoagie?
Kenny Baker as Conroy Bumpus (c'mon, he'll be perfect)?
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If they made a Maniac Mansion movie, how about the cast from the Maniac Mansion series? (Forget I said that)

I think Ron Perlman would be good as LeChuck.

Other Monkey Island movies, I'd say Warwick Davis would be the most obvious choice for Wally. Perhaps Brent Spiner as Captain Rottingham?


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Yay Warwick Davis!!! ... but... erm .. have you ever seen Leprechaun? are you sure?
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Spiner as Rottingham? Going... "Honorable... HONORABLE!!" all the time?

For Wally I would either go with Dian "Squeak Scolari" Bachar or Martin Short, if he wasn't so damn old now.

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How about Mistress Cleo for the Voodoo lady... I understand she needs work now... For that matter, how about Hank Azaria for Otto, just use a non-gay version of his character in The Birdcage.

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Lemme guess: you were framed, right?

Otto? Who's Otto?
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Look at me coming back from the dead! And bringing an old thread back with me! But I just thought of someone else I would add to my ideal MI movie cast:

B.J. Novak as Guybrush.

You might recognize him from the American version of the Office (Which I think is just as good, in its own way, as the British version, but that's neither here nor there.)

I realize his hair's the wrong color, but hair can be dyed, or he could wear a wig.

And just as a courtesy, I would invite cast members from the Monkey Island play to fill out some of the roles.


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Old 09-11-2006, 05:17 PM   #39
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Brian Blessed as LeChuck. You know it makes sense.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:02 AM   #40
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Lame:

Pirates of the caribbean movie, but with edited in a Guybrush head infront of the real actor's head all the time. And so there for makeing fun of the whole movie, and at the same time giving lam0rs like me some good fun. The sound of the Guybrush character should of course also be "real" CMI-type of voice to Guybrush. And not just only Guybrush. Do this with some other characters aswell. Haha, this idea is absurd!

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