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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2006, 10:19:31 pm »
It just wouldn't be right to have a different voice for the Master Chief.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2006, 10:00:08 am »
I think the Rock is going to be Master Cheif. I remember seeing it in an article somewhere in IGN. Maybe not an official cast member but one of the producers top picks to play the part.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2006, 05:22:43 pm »
Personally i'd rather a 'not so well known actor' to be casted as the Master Chief... or even better, just stick some guy in the MC suit, never see his face, and get Steve Downes to do the voice over. ;)

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 11:16:51 pm »
According to the leaked script, his skin is supposed to be very pale white as he almost always wears the suit.  As much as I love the Rock, I really don't think he'd fit very well into this role.  And he tends to be more of a comic like action hero, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with the Rock in it.

I actually think Vin Diseal would work quite well..  but I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with him in it.  ::)

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2006, 10:18:51 am »
According to the leaked script, his skin is supposed to be very pale white as he almost always wears the suit. As much as I love the Rock, I really don't think he'd fit very well into this role. And he tends to be more of a comic like action hero, like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with the Rock in it.

I actually think Vin Diseal would work quite well.. but I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with him in it. ::)

And we would take a movie with The Rock in it more seriously?

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2006, 10:24:54 am »
...comic like action hero, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Terminator, Predator, anyone? Ok, Arnold has starred in some comedies, but in my heart he is the brutest of them all.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2006, 10:29:53 am »
...comic like action hero, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Terminator, Predator, anyone? Ok, Arnold has starred in some comedies, but in my heart he is the brutest of them all.

Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Hercules in New York, anyone?

Okay, anyone who hasn't seen Hercules in New York has to! It is hilarious. His voice was dubbed because no one thought that anyone would understand what this body-builder would be saying. Little did they know that his accent is one of the most famous.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006, 11:24:53 am »
a) Master Chief's face should never be seen.
b) The same voice-actor from the games should do the voice for him.
c) I don't see why that would be changed if Peter Jackson really is such a huge fan of the games.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2006, 02:05:46 pm »
yea just get the voice actor, who cares who is in the suit.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2006, 12:05:44 am »
Besides (I havent played Halo, but...) I'm pretty sure i read somewhere that Master Chief isnt particularly exceptional physically. The Rock and Vin Diesel seem a little too bulging to fit in that suit.
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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2006, 12:42:58 am »
a) Master Chief's face should never be seen.
b) The same voice-actor from the games should do the voice for him.
c) I don't see why that would be changed if Peter Jackson really is such a huge fan of the games.

It's like the Lord of the Rings.  The hardcore fans will always complain, but some changes HAVE to be made to turn it into a movie.  For example, having Frodo as a 50 year old man, was just a horrible idea.  Could you imagine him being that old in the movie?  In the same way, having a movie where you never really get to see, hear, or even really get to know much about the main character just wouldn't work very well.

According to the leaked script, his skin is supposed to be very pale white as he almost always wears the suit.  As much as I love the Rock, I really don't think he'd fit very well into this role.  And he tends to be more of a comic like action hero, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with the Rock in it.

I actually think Vin Diseal would work quite well..  but I'm not sure how seriously people would take the movie with him in it.  ::)

And we would take a movie with The Rock in it more seriously?

I did say I don't think people would take the Rock very seriously.  But I see him more like someone like Schwarzenegger, he can do pretty good comedy, but he can also be taken seriously, if he wants to.  Where as Vin Diesel is.. well, Vin Diesel.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2006, 11:08:34 am »
a) Master Chief's face should never be seen.
b) The same voice-actor from the games should do the voice for him.
c) I don't see why that would be changed if Peter Jackson really is such a huge fan of the games.

It's like the Lord of the Rings. The hardcore fans will always complain, but some changes HAVE to be made to turn it into a movie. For example, having Frodo as a 50 year old man, was just a horrible idea. Could you imagine him being that old in the movie? In the same way, having a movie where you never really get to see, hear, or even really get to know much about the main character just wouldn't work very well.

This is the point in the conversation where, if I were a particularly internet adept person, I would place a picture of V from V for Vendetta right about here. If it worked in that film, I fail to see why it shouldn't work with Master Chief. You needn't see a face to understand who a person is. Gaiman and McKean's film MIRRORMASK also dealt with this concept a bit: Does wearing a mask make emotional attachment impossible or heighten it in some way?

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2006, 11:18:31 am »
a) Master Chief's face should never be seen.
b) The same voice-actor from the games should do the voice for him.
c) I don't see why that would be changed if Peter Jackson really is such a huge fan of the games.

It's like the Lord of the Rings.  The hardcore fans will always complain, but some changes HAVE to be made to turn it into a movie.  For example, having Frodo as a 50 year old man, was just a horrible idea.  Could you imagine him being that old in the movie?  In the same way, having a movie where you never really get to see, hear, or even really get to know much about the main character just wouldn't work very well.

This is the point in the conversation where, if I were a particularly internet adept person, I would place a picture of V from V for Vendetta right about here. If it worked in that film, I fail to see why it shouldn't work with Master Chief. You needn't see a face to understand who a person is. Gaiman and McKean's film MIRRORMASK also dealt with this concept a bit: Does wearing a mask make emotional attachment impossible or heighten it in some way?

No they don't need to show a face to show emotion. Anyone who watched V for Vendetta would know that, as you said. But I think we all know that they will show his face in this movie. They shouldn't, but they will. Movies aren't made for gamers, they made for everyone. We are not the majority of movie-goers. And everyone will want to see his face. I was exstatic that they never showed V's face, but I think they will show Master Chief's...especially if he is the original voice-actor.

BTW, Mirrormask was fantastic! Loved it.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2006, 11:38:06 am »
a) Master Chief's face should never be seen.
b) The same voice-actor from the games should do the voice for him.
c) I don't see why that would be changed if Peter Jackson really is such a huge fan of the games.

It's like the Lord of the Rings. The hardcore fans will always complain, but some changes HAVE to be made to turn it into a movie. For example, having Frodo as a 50 year old man, was just a horrible idea. Could you imagine him being that old in the movie? In the same way, having a movie where you never really get to see, hear, or even really get to know much about the main character just wouldn't work very well.

This is the point in the conversation where, if I were a particularly internet adept person, I would place a picture of V from V for Vendetta right about here. If it worked in that film, I fail to see why it shouldn't work with Master Chief. You needn't see a face to understand who a person is. Gaiman and McKean's film MIRRORMASK also dealt with this concept a bit: Does wearing a mask make emotional attachment impossible or heighten it in some way?

No they don't need to show a face to show emotion. Anyone who watched V for Vendetta would know that, as you said. But I think we all know that they will show his face in this movie. They shouldn't, but they will. Movies aren't made for gamers, they made for everyone. We are not the majority of movie-goers. And everyone will want to see his face. I was exstatic that they never showed V's face, but I think they will show Master Chief's...especially if he is the original voice-actor.

BTW, Mirrormask was fantastic! Loved it.

Yes, Mirrormask was godly. I am thrilled the Jim Henson Company let McKean have free reign over that flick. Absolutely astounding. And maybe you're right, maybe they will show Master Chief's face. But then, movies aren't made for Alan Moore fanboys either and they didn't show V's face. And the relative success of V for Vendetta and how absolutely powerful V's portrayal was gives me hope that Jackson and Co. will see that and give it a shot. I'm not a huge Halo fan; I think it's good but I don't swear by it like many seem to. But I do feel like the game should be respected enough to do it properly, rather than putting [insert name of talentless actor] in the suit and have him without the mask most of the time. In fact, if they do that, I think the movie will bomb -- why take the chance of having bad acting when you can make the main character stand out by not revealing his face? The mystery of identity is one of the most addictive elements to V's character and I think it works similarly (though not the exact same symbolically) in Master Chief's case.

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Re: Who's being casted for Halo?
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2006, 08:52:16 pm »
if i were going to show master chief's face, i would do it ONLY in flashback.  it would actually be the ideal way if we're to flesh out his personality.  for example MC could be sitting in a pelican, the seat shaking as the dropship enters an atmosphere.. flash to Vin Diesel sitting on a bench talking to another spartan.  it's not a deep personal conversation or anything, but you can tell that they've known one another for a long time and there's a connection between them.  it's revealed that this conversation happened about half an hour before the covenant fleet arrived to turn Reach's inhabited areas into a million miles of hot shattered glass.  it's not high drama or anything, but it gets you feeling for the character.
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a tiger with no taste for bone
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