Casting is storytelling
~ Joss Whedon
I signed an amendment to my book contracts with Permuted Press today, basically it just brings the contracts for the first two books into line with the other books I have contracted to them – they now own the movie rights to all Permuted published work.
Purely a formality, no one is offering to make a film out of anything I have written.
But in terms of pure fantasy, which is where I spend so much of my time, it got me thinking about a dream casting if Tankbread was made into a Big Hollywood Film.
Guy Pearce as The Courier (aka Bad Dog) Caity Lotz as Else
Those are the two main roles and there are any number of talented actors out there who could do a great job.
The challenge is, @caitylotz recently tweeted that she isn’t a fan of blood and gore on television. So she may not be keen (hold out for more money would be my advice). If I was casting the part of Else, I would think of Caity, based on her performance in The Machine. Though I have been a fan since, Death Valley (one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen).
Guy Pearce was perfect in Lockout and his cameo in The Road was also very good. As an Australian born in England, Guy has the right accent and the right mannerisms. Both actors have proven themselves as great action heroes.
Other fantasy cast members would include, Christopher Lee as Doctor Haumann, Chow-Yun Fat as Soo-Yong and Nick Cave as Josh Mollbrooke.
The key thing about Tankbread is that it’s not just a story of a post-apocalyptic Australia, it’s a story about what it means to be human. About redemption, sacrifice and of course zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.