Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
January 28, 2008
Image Size
3.6 MB
Resolution
3001×4500
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
24,060
Favourites
45 (who?)
Comments
30
Downloads
12,710
×
Kushiel's Avatar: The Movie by NACrnko Kushiel's Avatar: The Movie by NACrnko
Sorry it took me so long. But I had a HELL of a time finding photos of the actors that I liked. But all things considered, I liked the way that this turned out.

The casting breaks down as follows:

Eva Green - Phedre no Delaunay
John Rhys-Meyers - Joscelin Verreuil
Cameron Bright - Imriel de la Courcel
Sophie Okonedo - Kaneka
Adoni Maropis - The Mahrkagir (yes, I am aware of the irony that my choice of the guy to play the Mahrkagir is named 'Adoni'
Adrian Grenier - Hyacinthe
Scarlett Johansson - Ysandre de la Courcel
Angelina Jolie - Melisande Shahrizai

I also had a few others in mind, such as:

Lena Heady - Drucilla
Lawrence Makoare - Gashtaham (he was the Witch-King and Gothmog in Return of the King)
Dalip Singh - Tahmuras
Garrett Hedlund - Erich the Skaldi
Erick Avari - Ptolemy Dikaios
Brendan Gleeson - Quintilius Rousse
(of course) Karl Urban - Drustan mab Necthana

The only casting (for the entire Kushiel's Legacy series) that I haven't been able to really pin down is Barquiel L'Envers. Part of me says the Brian Cox would be good for the part, but physically he seems too stocky for it....meh. I'm open to suggestions (for conversation's sake).

For the tagline of the poster, I drew from one of my favorite scenes in the book: the part where Phedre goes to the Temple of Kushiel and converses with Michel Nevers. I really felt that that line (and this scene) really acted as a kind of overture for the entire book. For this scene, I would want a really great cameo - something like Christopher Lambert at Nevers.

Probably the most difficult part of visually adapting this book into a film poster is the fact that Drujan really only takes up half of the book and the rest is the journey to Saba and quest for Hyacinthe. However, I decided that if this movie were to be adapted to film, most of that latter half could be condensed into montages of travel and there's no way that this, as a movie, would be less than 3 hours. At least half of it would focus on Drujan.

This is also a testament to how typography-challenged I am. I had a different version posted right before this one with a different font for the title...totally unaware that it wasn't the same font as the other posters! And I couldn't for the life of me remember which one I used before! Grrrrrr!!!!! Luckily (after systematically comparing every damn font on photoshop side-by-side) I found it and reposted it. I knew that I would hate myself forever if I let something like that slide when I was THIS close to being done with the series.

Anyway, here's the final poster for the Kushiel's Legacy series! I don't know if I'll do posters for the Imriel saga. I decided to take a break from Carey for a while, and I'll probably pick her up again after the Imriel series is finished. For now, I'm onto other projects. Enjoy!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconnicbic:
nicbic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student
Ooh, Rosamund Pike for Ysandre.. Scarlett tries to be too sensual. Rosamund has that coolness with underlying compassion that Ysandre needs.
Reply
:iconwarloque1:
Warloque1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I have just started reading them and am currently half through Kushiel's Chosen. Already the story has captured my heart. Anyway, I have been silently wishing they might make a movie. Maybe someday they will. Also wonderful job choosing Adrian Grenier!
Reply
:iconwarloque1:
Warloque1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I have just started reading them and am currently half through Kushiel's Chosen. Already the story has captured my heart. Anyway, I have been silently wishing they might make a movie. Maybe someday they will. Also wonderful job choosing Adrian Grenier!
Reply
:iconlordreecingale:
lordreecingale Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
ADORED XD Though I don't agree with Melisande being played by Jolie, but I'm probably biased. Not a fan of Jolie, though Melisande is my fave char of ALL FRICKEN TIME XD Closely followed by Imriel and Mavros, of course
Reply
:iconlauriet8:
lauriet8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
were did the idea come from
Reply
:iconnacrnko:
NACrnko Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the book series. I just wanted to see what it may look like if the books were adapted into films.
Reply
:iconlauriet8:
lauriet8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
whats the series called it sounds interesting and i like reading
Reply
:iconnacrnko:
NACrnko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The series is Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. The first book is called Kushiel's Dart. I recommend the series like it's religious scripture :-)
Reply
:iconfehimeren:
fehimeren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
please click "love it" :) [link]
Reply
:iconcibbwin:
Cibbwin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Brendan Gleeson is a GENIUS idea. Maybe he's not beautiful, but he would make that character SO real.
Reply
Add a Comment: