Soul Taker Secrets – Who Would I Cast For My Characters?

I have been asked not once, not twice, but many times: “If Soul Taker would become a movie, who would be your dream cast?”

Now that ain’t easy…

See, there are quite many characters, and in my case, I would hope every single actor of the ‘leading crew’ would stay through the entire series, which, of course, ‘The Council Of Twelve’ is.

Who are the leading characters in this particular book? I would say, we got 14 of them. Yes, fourteen. The entire Council Of Twelve, plus Katie, of course, and their main opponent, Lucifer.

So, let’s get started:

Michael – Chris Hemsworth

 

 

Raphael – Christian Kane

 

 

 

Uriel – Anthony Dale

 

 

 

 

Gabriel – Steve Howey

 

 

 

 

Benadrel – Laz Alonso

 

 

Tsechirel – Dwayne Johnson

 

 

 

Zachariel – Jason Momoa

 

 

Anghariel – Ian Somerhalder

 

 

 

 

Centriel – Ryan Reynolds

 

 

 

 

Deonur – Aaron Taylor Johnson

 

 

 

 

Simael – Orlando Bloom

 

 

Santanael – Daniel Dae Kim

 

 

Katie – Arielle Kebbel

 

 

 

 

 

Lucifer – Chris Pine

 

 

And of course, there is that one character in my series. A character I would never show or describe. But I secretly dream about His voice is the one of James Earl Jones.

 

 

(All pictures are courtesy of Google.com)


Of course, this post was born in an overtired good mood – and maybe tomorrow I would switch them all or replace them. But right now, these are my favorites.

That doesn’t mean I won’t be open to some recommendations or suggestions. Let me hear them in the comments.

Have you ever thought of casting your books? I’d be curious to hear that too.

 

 

One Very Lucky Dog & Doris Day – Written By Darlene Craviotto

Today I found this really wonderful, heartwarming story about Doris Day and Mary Hartmann – written By Darlene Craviotto. I was weeping when I read the blog post and I thought I needed to share Darlene’s Memory. I’m sure, it leaves you with a smile – and tears in your eyes, just like me.


Doris Day died yesterday and that’s why I’m writing this post.

I wasn’t a friend, or a member of her family; just like everybody else, I knew her from the movies. I used to be a tour guide at Universal Studios, and I got to meet a lot of big movie stars there, from Lucille Ball (who hated it when the tour guides leaned on her Rolls Royce to talk with her) to Paul Newman (whose piercing blue eyes locked with mine one day at the studio commissary, and my knees have been weak ever since). I never had a chance to meet Doris Day on the Universal lot. But one rainy night in Hollywood she was a good friend to me and a beautiful Golden Retriever named, “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.”

Golden RetrieverIt was long ago, when I was a member of a struggling group of actors who worked all day at the tours at Universal, so we could work all night (for free) performing plays at a little theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Seven nights a week, one block down from the Weird Museum, above a toy store and Fredericks of Hollywood Sexy Lingerie, overlooking the stars of Ann Margret, Gene Barry, and James Cagney, we practiced our craft and shared the Hollywood dream.

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Writing And Music

In my January Newsletter, right at the end, I added a link to a YouTube video. It leads to the ‘Waltz of Flowers’, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, an amazing, wonderful and heart touching piece of music in my opinion.

(Just in case: You can listen to the music here)

But where do I go with this post? I had been considering writing about all the music I listened to while writing – but that’s not the case today.

First of all: I write my first drafts by hand – always. After I finish them, I type them into my computer. During writing, I never listen to music. It distracts me. But during typing in I do.

Today I want something different. While typing and listening to this amazing waltz I re-read and corrected a fighting scene in my book, and I asked myself: if this would be turned into a movie, what music would be playing during this particular fighting scene?

Oh yes, it’s easy as eating an apple to find the matching sound for a kissing couple, a romantic dinner or a love scene.

But a fight? That’s different. I got the fight in my head… monsters, demons, shadows, against a tracker and a hunter… magical creatures, good against evil!

They meet up in the mountains, between jagged rocks, dangerous winds, and storms and groundless abysses. The bloodthirsty mood is covering the entire scenery, no matter how ‘civilized’ the opponents try to act, suppressed violence is making their foul blood boiling…

And I found it, yes. The music that is supposed to cover the reader’s (or watcher’s) skin with goosebumps. The music that shows the brutality of the attack which injures one of my protagonists so badly, death is holding out its horrible claws.

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It’s a section of Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony. I was lucky and able to find just the part I need on YouTube. Of course, you just enter the composer’s name and Gothic Symphony and will be able to listen to the entire mammoth piece. To me, the entire symphony is too dark to listen to – but to my dark battle scene, it is just the right music.

Did you write a scene you imagined music for? Or do you know a movie after a book which’s music you like? Let us know in the comments.