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    Who should play Ian Cormac?

    I saw on Neal's interviews that he listed Bruce Willis and Keifer Southerland. From the first in Gridlinked I thought it was obvious that Ian Cormac was an older version of Christian Bale ala 'Equilibrium'.

    I also noticed mention of Babylon 5.

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    well christian bale is obvious. perhaps eric bana? or kiefer would also be good.

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    From what I recall, Cormac's physical appearance isn't described in great deal, beyond that he is silver-haired (did I imagine that?).

    I'd lean towards something less well-known than Christian Bale, although he turns in an amazing performance in everything he does.
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    My vision of Cormac is of someone like Steve McQueen and, the way CGI is going now it might even not be a problem that he's dead. Anyway, with the modern actors I still go with Keiffer -- enjoyed too many episodes of 24 not to.

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    Cormac

    Jeffrey Donovan from Burn Notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealasher View Post
    My vision of Cormac is of someone like Steve McQueen and, the way CGI is going now it might even not be a problem that he's dead. Anyway, with the modern actors I still go with Keiffer -- enjoyed too many episodes of 24 not to.
    I get the impression from the books that Cormac's abilities are mostly hidden. Sort of like Jason Bourne, not obviously tough, but ruthless, fast and a stone cold killer when push comes to shove. So most of the action film genre actors wouldn't fit at all (in my own opinion, of course). I could go with Christian Bale or even James McAvoy (without the floppy hair on either).

    I've changed my mind.. since Ian Cormac is a futuristic James Bond type then Daniel Craig would be ideal.
    Last edited by Chuffalump; April 18th, 2009 at 05:07 AM.

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    It has to be an british actor how about robert carlyle or obviously cristian bale and horace blegg has to be mr sulu. If american no-one can play the no feeling actor like keanu reeves as in gridlinked. also i wanted Bale to play Akkarin in the magicians guild trudy cananvan

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    Ian Cormac?

    How about Chiwetel Ejiofor? He can play ruthless, calculating, cold blooded effortlessly yet has remarkable emotional range. See "Serenity."

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    Christian Bale is generally brilliant in most of the roles that he portrays but I do like the left-field choice of Chiwetel Ejiofor becuase he was brilliant in Serenity!! Although i do wonder if they will go with an established name such as Bale or if cheap liability insurance would be an unknown!
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    All of the above are cool with me. They can all do 'stone killer'.

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