11 May 2011 @ 09:05 am
Picspam: Fantasy Movie Fandom Casting for Mags  
Happy birthday, Mags, bb! :D Here's my present to you: all of your favorite characters in your favorite fandoms, casted for the movies.  In picspam form.   Enjoy, luv! You are the best, trust.

Picspam for:
Sunne in Splendour [+7]
Here Be Dragons [+3]
Jade Empire [+5]


Book by Sharon Kay Penman.  Born into the treacherous courts of fifteenth-century England, in the midst of what history has called The War of the Roses, Richard was raised in the shadow of his charismatic brother, King Edward IV. Loyal to his friends and passionately in love with the one woman who was denied him, Richard emerges as a gifted man far more sinned against than sinning.

Kiera Knightley as Lady Anne Neville

Richard touched her face with his fingers...turning her toward the light, he saw what he'd not seen on the stairwell, how white she was.  How fragile, how vulnerable.
"Jesu," he said, "what we've done to you!"
"Hold me," she entreated, "just hold me."

Abbie Cornish as Lady Isabel Neville

Isabel looked at Anne and then turned her head aside on the pillow.  "God pity us both, Anne," she said dully.  And she began to cry again, but silently this time.  Anne knew it only because she felt a tear splash upon her wrist.

Gabriella Wright as {queen consort} Marguerite d'Anjou

Richard's first impression, quite simply, was one of awe.  Marguerite d'Anjou was one of the most beautiful women he'd ever seen; all dressed in gold and black...her eyes, too, were black...her mouth was scarlet, her skin like snow.

Tom Hardy as George, Duke of Clarence

There was much hatred for George in this room, all the more intense for being unspoken.  Whatever Edward's feelings towards his faithless brother, and he'd shown little love for George even in the best of times, Edward's Queen had not forgiven George his betrayals...nor would her kin.

Lena Headey as {queen consort} Elizabeth Woodville

Hatred was an emotion that came easily to Elizabeth; even as a child, she'd not been one to forgive a wrong done her.  She vowed now that the day would come when she'd see the destruction of Warwick, the Kingmaker...nor would she forget the part played in her father's murder by George of Clarence.  Clarence, too, she owed a blood debt.

Charlie Hunnam as Edward IV

He was astride a magnificent pale-white stallion...and he seemed to be enveloped in light, with the sun directly over his head, gilding his armor to silver, his tawny hair to gold.
"Oh, Ma Mere!" Margaret gasped, in a voice that was strangely uncertain, unexpectedly awed.  "He does look like a King!"

Hans Matheson as Richard III

Richard was mounted on an unruly chestnut stallion and he was laughing.  He glanced up, unknowing, and Anne thought that had it not been for the brilliant sky-color eyes, he might have been a Spaniard.  Blackest hair and a sun-browned face, the dark one in a fair family.

Book by Sharon Kay Penman.  Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England's ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king's beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father's bitter enemy, Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales.

Eva Green as Joanna

John laughed, shook his head.  "I'm not jesting, Joanna.  I've made a brilliant marriage for you.  I've agreed to betroth you to Llewelyn ab Iorweth, Prince of Gwynedd."

Joanna was no longer listening.  She could not make this marriage.  She could not.

Oscar Isaac as Llewelyn

He moved toward Joanna...and then reached, instead, for the letter.  Their fingers brushed, the meaningless, impersonal intimacy of strangers, and Joanna drew an audible breath.  When she raised her eyes to Llewelyn's, her lashes were wet, fringed with tears.
"What I did was not an act of betrayal.  I would never betray you, Llewelyn."
"I want to believe you," he said at last.  "But even if I can, is that enough?  Could we live with John's shadow ever between us?"

Henry Cavill as Rhys

He put his hand firmly on Joanna's elbow, but made no attempt at small talk, seemed to be one of those rare individuals not in the least disconcerted by lengthy silences.  Joanna studied him covertly through her lashes.  He was, she decided, surely the most handsome man she'd ever seen.

Video game by Bioware.  Set in the ancient, mysterious world of mythical China, Scholar Ling trains under Master Li's watchful eye, learning powerful martial arts and mystical powers. When danger threatens, however, Ling must travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush, but treacherous, gardens of the Imperial City.

Yifei Liu as Scholar Ling

[Master Li to Ling]: "Ah, you have come.  I knew you would, and I have grown very good at waiting.  You are very different from the student I once taught.  Death has changed you, I imagine."

Chiling Lin as Dawn Star

[Sagacious Zu to Dawn Star]: "The path that you are on may lead to many dark places.  You must prepare yourself."

Yun-Fat Chow as Master Li / Sun Li, the Glorious Strategist

"Sometimes, all you learn in defeat is that you have been defeated."

Ziyi Zhang as Silk Fox / Princess Sun Lian

"Harsh times demand harsh actions.  This is a time of trial for my family and the Empire, one I shall not fail."

Kaneshiro Takeshi as Sky

[Sky to Ling]: "When you died, it was like a part of me shattered.  I thought that piece would be broken forever, but...  We have another chance."
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[identity profile] vous-et-nul-autre.myopenid.com on May 11th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
OMG! **hyperventilates** THANK YOU, bb! :D :D :D

Best birthday present everrrr! It's so pretty and so...amazing. Hans Matheson & Charlie Hunnam as Edward & Richard! Takeshi Kaneshiro as Sky! And Yifei Liu as Radiant Jen Zi! Oh, and Oscar Isaac as Llewelyn? So inspired! He is now my head!canon Llewelyn, along with Eva Green as Joanna!

I love it, love it, love it! THANK YOU. <3 <3

ETA: Sorry for the reposts!
the_baroness: the baroness - g.i. joe[personal profile] the_baroness on May 11th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, dearest! I hope you liked it, and Happy 27th birthday!

PS: I had such fun looking at pictures of Takeshi Kaneshiro (is that the right way to say it?) and Charlie Hunnam for Sky and Edward. They are fine looking men, tbqh. :P
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Jen from the Hist Rom Forum
Wow, Didi. This is ~stunning~. Lurve all the pretty people (bookmarks page). Esp. like the Jade Empire piccies. They're so colorful and that last guy is killlllaa hot. I don't usually play vid games, but Jade Empire Sounds intriguing.

Also that Elizabeth Woodville sounds just like Cersei. Ima have to check out "Sunne", it sounds like a real life "Song of Ice and Fire."
the_baroness: dangerous men - mass effect[personal profile] the_baroness on May 11th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Jen from the Hist Rom Forum
JELLY BELLY. ♥ Thank you.

Actually, I think ASOIAF is very loosely based on the War of the Roses, which is what Sunne in Splendour covers. Book!Elizabeth is very like Cersei in a lot of ways, but not quite as raging insane/cruel -- and without the incest bit. Unlike Cersei, I grew to understand her, at least. :)

Jade Empire is pretty cool. Check it out; I think you'd have fun.