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Old 25-04-2007, 11:38
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Apparently Sky One are doing a version of Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book with David Jason as the cowardly wizard Rincewind.... not a good idea
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:41
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Not really no. Will probably be as childish as the Hogfather was.
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:48
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Love the discworld novels.
But its entirely possible that they are unfilmable.
Hogfather was one of my favourite in the series.
The adaptation.... yeah, no that great.

And David Jason as Rincewind??
Bit on the old side there Dave...
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:51
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I rather liked Sky's Hogfather, but still think casting DJ as ANOTHER character in the discworld is a duff idea. Plus, it's pretty shonky casting in and of itself.
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:53
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I don't think Rincewind's age has ever been mentioned but his appearances in the novels would seem to suggest late thiries/early forties - and as one of his main traits is his highly evolved running skills Jason is going to have to do some serious training.

Unless the whole book and character is going to be bent around the star quality of David Jason, like in those illustrations of the effects of large objects on gravity which involve a bowling ball and a rubber sheet.
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:54
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nooooooooooooooooooooooo

he's far to old far Rincewind!!!!!! maybe during his "open all hours" days!

nononononononononono
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Histeria
I rather liked Sky's Hogfather, but still think casting DJ as ANOTHER character in the discworld is a duff idea. Plus, it's pretty shonky casting in and of itself.

Mr Sideney in Hogfather was how I always imagined Rincewind to look.

How about Masi Oka from Heroes as Twoflower?
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Old 25-04-2007, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Verence
Mr Sideney in Hogfather was how I always imagined Rincewind to look.

How about Masi Oka from Heroes as Twoflower?
I think Nigel Planer and Masi Oka would have been perfect, yeah.
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:02
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I always thought David Thewlis would be a great Rincewind, myself.
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:08
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Why does David Jason's characters always eat in their scenes? Or most of them?
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:10
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Eric Idle is the *only* Rincewind for me. I always read Rincewind with his voice... it'll be strange seeing anyone else in the role. David Jason just seems wrong for the part. Who knows, maybe they'll pull it off.

Agree on Masi Oka for Twoflower! He's a pretty "big name US actor" these days. Maybe Jackie Chan.
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:15
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Originally Posted by xyphic
Agree on Masi Oka for Twoflower! He's a pretty "big name US actor" these days. Maybe Jackie Chan.
I think Jackie Chan would be too old to play Twoflower in CoM. He would have been okay to play him in Interesting Times though
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:16
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Personally, I don't think that The Colour of Magic and/or The Light Fantastic are good choices to receive the Mini Series treatment. A lot of people struggled to get Hogfather, so they will really struggle with The Colour of Magic. The characters are a bit 2 dimensional, one is permanently scared stiff, the other one sees everything through rose tinted glasses. There's not much else to the story.

I think that they would be better off using one of the later books, Guards! Guards! perhaps. There are plenty of characters that you can empathise with, plus the story is almost all in Ankh-Morpork so they could use some of the same sets / locations etc.
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:21
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Originally Posted by Dave 8o]
I think that they would be better off using one of the later books, Guards! Guards! perhaps. There are plenty of characters that you can empathise with, plus the story is almost all in Ankh-Morpork so they could use some of the same sets / locations etc.
Either Guards, Guards or Wyrd Sisters
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:35
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They can't use David Jason he is already Albert it would be too confusing and he is far too old I think Makenzie Crook would be a good Rincewind.
And I would love to see them do Wyrd Sisters.
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:42
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Ive only recently seen hogfather for the first time. and as a discworld fan for 10 years now - i was disappointed. i kind of wished they havent bothered.

i was pleased with the fact that the Discworld is being looked upon in a different light and getting recognised, but what was produced was to not very good.

the casting of Nobby Nobbs was awful!!!!!!!
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Old 25-04-2007, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Rincewind78
Ive only recently seen hogfather for the first time. and as a discworld fan for 10 years now - i was disappointed. i kind of wished they havent bothered.

i was pleased with the fact that the Discworld is being looked upon in a different light and getting recognised, but what was produced was to not very good.

the casting of Nobby Nobbs was awful!!!!!!!
They should Maybe just do the books as CGI films they will be able to get the characters much better and be able to recreate the Discworld better too.
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Old 25-04-2007, 13:33
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Originally Posted by puckbunny
They can't use David Jason he is already Albert it would be too confusing and he is far too old I think Makenzie Crook would be a good Rincewind.
And I would love to see them do Wyrd Sisters.

I agree, if they are going to do The Colour of Magic then Makenzie Crook would make a great Rincewind.

While I'd like to see Wyrd Sisters done, it has already had a screen outing in the form of the Cosgrove Hall animation that Channel 4 showed a few years ago. I think it would be nice for one of the other books to have a chance.
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Old 25-04-2007, 13:34
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Originally Posted by Dave 8o]
I agree, if they are going to do The Colour of Magic then Makenzie Crook would make a great Rincewind.

While I'd like to see Wyrd Sisters done, it has already had a screen outing in the form of the Cosgrove Hall animation that Channel 4 showed a few years ago. I think it would be nice for one of the other books to have a chance.
Mort would be a good one to do.
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Old 25-04-2007, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Verence
Apparently Sky One are doing a version of Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book with David Jason as the cowardly wizard Rincewind.... not a good idea
so david jason will be playing del boy once again whoope do, agree not a good idea giving this one trick pony another chance to fcuk up in another discworld role
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Old 25-04-2007, 14:11
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David Jasons far too old and dare I say it, stout, for Rincewind, who has always appeared as a 20/30 something scrawny wizard who's best skill is running....
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Old 25-04-2007, 14:15
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Originally Posted by starsailor
David Jasons far too old and dare I say it, stout, for Rincewind, who has always appeared as a 20/30 something scrawny wizard who's best skill is running....
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Old 25-04-2007, 14:17
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Originally Posted by Dave 8o]
yup thats who I said should be rincewind
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Old 25-04-2007, 14:17
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Now he is my idea of Rincewind......
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Old 25-04-2007, 14:18
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Originally Posted by xyphic
Eric Idle is the *only* Rincewind for me. I always read Rincewind with his voice...
Maybe that's because Eric Idle provided the voice of Rincewind in the PC games ...
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