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Kushiel's Dart: The Movie 2.0 by NACrnko Kushiel's Dart: The Movie 2.0 by NACrnko
After re-reading the book and considering some comments, I decided to redo the movie poster. And I must say that I'm MUCH more pleased with the end product. I think I'll save the more stark look for the poster for Kushiel's Avatar.

One of the main things that I reconsidered was my casting. I was pretty much set on Eva Green as Phedre but reconsidered Anglina Jolie as Melisande. I started to think of putting in someone like Monica Bellucci, but I realized that for this role, you'd need someone who was more than a beautiful woman. You needed someone who could really be walking, talking, sex-incarnate. And Jolie really could BE Melisande.

Also, I reconsidered my original choice of Joscelin. I originally though of Brad Pitt, but I realized that I was thinking of early 90s Pitt and not how he is now. I think that Meyers would fill the role rather well. And I was amazed at how easy it was to find blonde hair to transfer to Meyers (I know it's supposed to be braided, but give me a break..)

I like how the background turned out. I think that the red haze is a good denotation for how the book describes what Phedre goes through whenever she is feeling pain.

Now, as soon as I finish Kushiel's Chosen (give me a break, I'm a slow reader!) I'll get to work on that. I already have a layout in mind and the PERFECT person to play Kazan.

Oh, and the casting breaks down to this:

Eva Green - Phedre no Delaunay
Angelina Jolie - Melisande Shahrizai
Ralph Fiennes - Anafiel Delaunay
John Rhys-Meyers - Joscelin Verreuil
Adrian Grenier - Hyacinthe
Jared Leto - Alcuin no Delaunay
Scarlett Johansson - Ysandre de la Courcel
Karl Urban - Drustan mab Necthana
Vladimir Kulich - Waldemar Selig
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CrazyEmoGirl93 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Really great Work!:)
Personally,I think that for the characters of Anfiel Delunay,Phèdre nò Delunay and Joscelin Verreuil are better Goran Visnjic,Jessica Alba and Jensen Ackles...:)
Aifsaath Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
by the way, Vladimir Kulich is the name of headmaster in my school.
He is really crazy
aJajo-chan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Angelina is perfect to play Melisanda. :3 Just PERFECT.
purplepixie3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Congratulations! Jacqueline Carey has posted your poster on her facebook page!
LilyofNothing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Photographer
I'm not a big fan of your casting, however I do like your poster!
I see Sophia Myles when I picture Ysandre; Scarlett just doesn't do it for me. And definitely NO on Johnathon Rhys Myers. He's too . . . sharp. Joscelin is stoic. I could see him as Mavros though. I agree with whomever said Jared Leto for Joscelin. And I don't think Angie is pretty enough for Melisande. I'd go with a relatively unknown for her.

But hey, that's just me! Good job on the poster though, I really do like it. =)
LilyofNothing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Photographer
Also; I like Ben Barnes as Hyacinthe. Adrian Greenier is too . . . modern. Also, another idea for D'Aiglemort is Jason Isaacs (or possibly Marimon Shahrizai). And I kinda like Rupert Grint as Lucius instead.
feral-faerie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Eva Green works for me. She's not the most beautiful but has that strength in vulnerability when she acts that Phèdre has.

Not totally convinced by all the others but the photo shop is awesome.

Thanks for the sharing
Angela2207 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I think that Jonathan Rhys Myers would actually work better as Isidore d'Aiglemort. He has that sharp beauty that I always associate with Camaelines. Thoughts?
LilyofNothing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Photographer
Or as Mavros. He does have the bright blue eyes that could be Shahrizai. But yeah, I totally agree and see him not as a Joscelin.
persekore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was my first impression when I saw him on the poster as well - nice to know someone else sees the same pictures I do.
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