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Mirikon

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« on: (16:34:04/06-14-19) »
So, E3 is over, and CD Projekt Red dropped bombs on the crowd with their Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, finishing off with revealing that Keanu Reaves would be in the game as Johnny Silverhand, a big name character from the Cyberpunk 2020 game. Ironically, the guy from Point Break and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure has some pretty solid screen time when it comes to cyberpunk, with both Johnny Mnemonic and the Matrix being some of his most memorable roles. Adding on CP 2077 to the pile, and I don't know of any other A list actors (in the US, at least) with as many cyberpunk credits in their resume. All of this, combined with being in the shower loosening up the brain cells, got me thinking.

So, simply put, who would you cast for a Shadowrun movie or game, as one of the major lore characters?
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« Reply #1 on: (16:38:25/06-14-19) »
Karl Urban as the protagonist runner  ;D
Urban nailed Judge Dredd in Dredd, has cyberpunk cred from Almost Human and is all in all a great actor.
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« Reply #2 on: (17:23:17/06-14-19) »
Depends on the tone. Mirrorshades Tom
Cruise would work pretty well. Pink Mohawk man piles of actors/actresses.

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« Reply #3 on: (05:50:47/06-15-19) »
I certainly wouldn't cast Keanu. I love him, he's a great actor and a fantastic human being, but he's also a bit overdone and too obvious. And it needs to be a team movie; I think he's better at solo movies.

I second Karl Urban.

Kate Beckinsale looks really good with a gun in her hand too.

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« Reply #4 on: (07:10:11/06-15-19) »
Not to mention: the role of Karl Combat Mage has already his name in it ;)
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« Reply #5 on: (12:13:34/06-15-19) »
Some people may sneer at this comparison, but I think Inception is a near archetypical depiction of a professional run gone wrong but still accomplished none-the-less. Based on that, could Christopher Nolan do the movie justice? IMO, he feels like a safer pick for director.
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« Reply #6 on: (15:20:25/06-15-19) »
I certainly wouldn't cast Keanu. I love him, he's a great actor and a fantastic human being, but he's also a bit overdone and too obvious. And it needs to be a team movie; I think he's better at solo movies.

I second Karl Urban.

Kate Beckinsale looks really good with a gun in her hand too.
I'd put Keanu as Johnny Spinrad.

I would really like to see what Morena Baccarin could do as one of the great dragons, like Hestaby or Arleesh. And the Firefly fanboy in me demands Summer Glau as a combat adept.
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