Saturday, February 14, 2009

Story Casting.

Just got this contact on Myspace...

Can you supply a movie cast for the Polity novels? I'll
bet your fans can...

Hello, Neal.

We have a fun, free website (www. storycasting. com) where readers can create and post a "fantasy cast" for their favorite fiction, and we've put your books on our site, ready for casting!

Readers select a work they've read, choose main characters, and then fill the roles with current movie and TV stars. We also offer a special free "author account", where authors come on the site, cast their own works "authoritatively", and then send their fans to cast. Each cast is a vote for an actor in that role, and with each cast the favorites rise to the top.

We've put all your books on our site, plus links to your website and Amazon. Go take a look at the site, see what authors and readers are doing, and maybe try it out. If you'd like your free author account, so you can cast your books (Pat Rothfuss did), let me know, and we'll get you set up.

Additionally, we are giving away free "CAST THIS BOOK" bookmarkers to our authors, to use as freebies during signings and appearances. If you email me, I will send a JPG of the front and back, so you can see what they look like. Just let us know how many you can use between now and June, and we'll ship them to you.

We hope you enjoy the site, and decide to join the Storycasting community of casting authors.


Jeff Reid

"for the movie in your mind"


Paul said...

Hm I can always see Cormac being played by a Christian Bale, Daniel Craig sort of actor. Some one who's good at being a restrained psycho. A young John Hurt might have been good.

Brian Blessed would make a good Old Captain.

You'd need a lot of good voice actors for a polity novel too.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

for voices i would suggest Baron von Gonkulator from the band Gonkulator as Dragon, Jon Chang from Gridlink doing something associated with whelk. by the time your movie is made synthetic voices will probably be even easier to fine tune creepiness.

these folks can work out the look and feel of the future with Jaintech props:

Pavlov's Cat said...

I always saw Ed Norton as Ian Cormac

Brian Blessed - Captn Ron
Ron Perlman - Captn Drum
Patrick Stewart - Captn Sprage
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - Captn Amble
Halle Berry - Erlin
Christian Bale - Sable Keech
Andy Serkis - Peck
Eddie Izzard - Windcheater

Stuck for who could voice Sniper and do him justice

Paul said...

Ron Perlman, good call!

Patrick Stewart I could imagine as the voice of Jerusalem, Morgan Freeman as EC.
Brad Dourif as Skellor

The drones?