I know, this might be a strange first real entry for a blog. I should introduce myself first. Hi! How are ya?
I was thinking about movies and my books as movies. I’m a very visual person. So okay, who would direct and who would act in my books/movies?
Torqed is the young adult humorous science fiction, dark fantasy, fairy tale mashup I’m working on now and it was easy to hire a director and actors in my head for that one.
Terry Gilliam. Gilliam, if you’re not familiar, did the cartoons in Monty Python. He also is responsible for bringing us Brazil, Time Bandits and Baron Munchausen to name a few.
I could picture in Gilliam style, Torq, who knows of Earth only through fairy tales, imagining what Earth dragons might look like flying out of a forest, coming toward him across the tundra of his home world, breathing green clouds of bad breath. He doesn’t believe real dragons breath fire. How does Torq imagine the beautiful Human princesses, when the only Humans he has ever known are his father, a bushy bearded space pirate, and himself? And, Torq is only part human. I can see a distorted nightmare of Torq on his first visit to a spaceport, where the lights are too bright and the throngs of noisy people, all taller than he is, crowd in on him. Yeah, I think Gilliam has the vision.
Torq should be some unknown — a sweet-faced, red-headed young actor (15-17) with a touch of fox about him.
Nole au Zhu, the former temple dancer priest now turned buyer and un-swindler: Eugene Hutz
Torq’s Mother: Kherragh: Maybe Winona Ryder bald.
Uncle Dag, Kherragh’s brother: Dennis Quaid
Lonnie, the android: Kathleen Turner’s voice
Dr Murrow, the evil geneticist turned restauranteur: Cee-Lo Green
Aunt Glimmer, the 104 year old aunt who likes to have fun: Cloris Leachman
Raphin, the brain enhanced Greenish fringed lizard: Andy Sirkus, who else
The only major characters I haven’t cast are:
Vanilla, Torq’s ugly duckling adopted cousin and love interest who is a pretty girl under her strange make-up and clothes.
Randell, the Ninja hair stylist who is absolutely ferocious in more ways than one.
Shelley Twitchlip: The nervous nanny who is in love with Torq’s Uncle Steven
Robert and Louis Steven’s sons, the thirteen year old twins