Sean Bean => General Discussion => Topic started by: Annie on April 20, 2011, 10:46:36 AM

Title: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on April 20, 2011, 10:46:36 AM
So,   I ran out of newspaper before my commute ended this morning and I resorted to reading the horoscopes page.  As usual mine was pretty rubbish but the one for Aries caught my eye:

Your career is about to be the source of much satisfaction as you finally wipe the smile off a certain person's face when an offer you had previously never even dared dream of, comes knocking.

As I can't recall seeing anything like this for a while – what would we like to see Sean do next/ in the near future (and what do we think would be a dream come true – workwise – for him)?

Personally I would love to see him guesting on Doctor Who.  The Christmas special is usually filmed in June/July and featuring in the special has a lot of kudos here in the UK.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on April 20, 2011, 11:07:09 AM
So,   I ran out of newspaper before my commute ended this morning and I resorted to reading the horoscopes page.  As usual mine was pretty rubbish but the one for Aries caught my eye:

Your career is about to be the source of much satisfaction as you finally wipe the smile off a certain person's face when an offer you had previously never even dared dream of, comes knocking.

As I can't recall seeing anything like this for a while – what would we like to see Sean do next/ in the near future (and what do we think would be a dream come true – workwise – for him)?

Personally I would love to see him guesting on Doctor Who.  The Christmas special is usually filmed in June/July and featuring in the special has a lot of kudos here in the UK.


I'd like to see him do a great comedy role - not slapstick, even if he finds that sort of thing fun to watch *rolls eyes* - but well-written, clever comedy.
I'd also like to see him do a good modern mystery (personally, I'd LOVE to see an adaptation of one or more of the Martha Grimes DI Richard Jury novels, with Sean as Jury - or course - and a great supporting cast . . . haven't decided who would make a good Melrose Plant).
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on April 20, 2011, 05:09:56 PM
I agree with lighty.  I've said before that I would love to see him in a comedy, a dark comedy or an adult, subtle/dry type comedy to be more specific.  And a movie in the suspense/thriller genre would be great for him too.  Not a thriller with monsters and loads of special effects, but a good old fashioned whodunit.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 21, 2011, 10:46:35 AM
Since Hollywood is determined to remake every classic ever made, I'm sure they will get around to remakes of Bogart's classics.  I think he'd be perfect as Rick in Casablanca.  And The Maltese Falcon would be terrific with him in it.

Come to think of it, that's not such a good idea simply because everyone would do nothing but compare him to Bogie.  However, taking him away from period pieces would be very silly simply because he carries them off so perfectly.  I'd love to see him back in Regency uniform as Captain Laurance in the Temeraire series.  It would be a great book series for cable telly.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on April 21, 2011, 10:50:01 AM
Mmm, not bad ....
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 21, 2011, 10:50:48 AM
BJ, I've modified my previous post.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on April 21, 2011, 10:52:12 AM
Well, there would be the comparison thing of course, but still, I think he could do his very own take on it .....
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 21, 2011, 10:54:34 AM
Well, there would be the comparison thing of course, but still, I think he could do his very own take on it .....

It would be like The Hitcher all over again.  People would be so focused on comparing him to Bogie that they would miss out on what he does to the character, all those nuances that we Beanophiles are aware of.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Jess on April 21, 2011, 06:35:39 PM
I just want him in something where he's going to be on the screen a LOT - preferably all the time. I don't need any other actors in it either - they just obstruct my view :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on April 21, 2011, 06:39:39 PM
I just want him in something where he's going to be on the screen a LOT - preferably all the time. I don't need any other actors in it either - they just obstruct my view :slyfox

Ah, the old "Standing/sitting alone in a room reading the telephone directory/War and Peace/the OED" wish!

One of my favourites.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Jess on April 21, 2011, 06:51:49 PM
 :hellyeah2: I can't believe no producer or director has figured out yet that there are a LOT of women out there who would pay to see that - probably more than the number of people who would pay to see one of his recent films which he's only briefly in.

They should just dispense with the preliminaries (cast, plot script) and get down to the reason most of us are watching.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Jess on April 21, 2011, 07:04:16 PM
Actually, I was just thinking that the other day when I was listening to a director's commentary on one of Sean's films and he was waffling on about the art of making the film....  And I was thinking 'Oh get over yourself, the only reason a big chunk of your audience is watching is to ogle Sean.'
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on April 21, 2011, 07:30:07 PM
What?  You mean to tell me that most people are not interested in Sean Bean because of his remarkable talent?  His extraordinary ability to create complex layers for every character he plays with a simple gesture or shift in posture; a subtle facial expression; a minute change in pitch or tone?  The innate intelligence that allows him to become his character, and his obvious willingness to study and learn in order to bring that character to full life on the screen??

You mean that most of his fans are simply interested in his looks???

I'm gobsmacked.  What Philistines!!

I'm so glad that at least WE are not like that . . .
 :hole


:hyena

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Jess on April 21, 2011, 11:27:35 PM
 :mutley:  Don't worry I'll teach them the error of their ways - just as soon as I finish rewinding a few gratuitous tight trouser shots.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on April 22, 2011, 05:20:22 AM
Could he please make a movie looking like this?  (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/0005-1.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljw_PWsmcbE

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/tumblr_lk0e8hyiAH1qis07wo1_500.jpg)

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sean-bean?before=1303427329
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Jess on April 22, 2011, 08:53:10 AM
Admittedly I'd just woken up when I read this, but I thought for a moment you wanted a film with him dressed like Minnie Mouse, Patch, which sent my mind into a mental tailspin. :mutley:

Now I've woken up properly - I agree that he looks gorgeous in that interview.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on April 22, 2011, 09:52:20 AM
I think he looks like that in Cleanskin, but it's the smile that does it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Mike on April 26, 2011, 02:56:33 AM
The NT premiere look is back YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :coma:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on April 27, 2011, 04:02:54 PM
So, we've been playing with this Count to 9999 thread (very fun) and are currently passing through the era of Richard the Lionheart.

Not one of my personal favourites, but he did have an interesting (and very conflicted) life.  It occurred to me that he might make a good project for Sean.  He was younger, of course - 31 when he took the crown and 41 when he died - but I don't think it would be too much of a stretch, since Richard was a warrior from the age of sixteen (which has got to age a guy) and Sean has the colouring and frame to carry it off (okay, maybe not the height, but what was 'tall of stature' in the 12th century, when the average height for a man was about 5'6" ?)

"He was tall in stature, of shapely build, with hair between red and yellow. His limbs were straight and flexible; his arms somewhat long; he had long legs." (written about the time of the 3rd Crusade).

Hell, if Anthony Hopkins could portray him . . .

It would be interesting to see a film that concentrates more on the man instead of his actions (hard to separate, I know) - and there are enough historical questions about his sexual ambiguity (not the sleeping with the French king, but the two confessions he made) that it would be interesting to at least add the question to the characterization.  Not as a focal point of the film, but as a part of a complex characterization of the character.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 27, 2011, 05:02:32 PM
I'd like to see him revive Neil Byrne.  Bring him back as a special operative for a supersecret agency or even have him take over MI5 as the chief agent in Spooks.  Do it like Extremely Dangerous, in a multi-season series of 4 one-hour episodes.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on April 28, 2011, 01:09:06 AM
As 'Sharpe' is mentioned a lot in the GOT interviews,maybe now would be a good time to make another 'Sharpe'?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: beanyfan on April 28, 2011, 02:43:29 AM
I'd like to see him revive Neil Byrne.  Bring him back as a special operative for a supersecret agency or even have him take over MI5 as the chief agent in Spooks.  Do it like Extremely Dangerous, in a multi-season series of 4 one-hour episodes.

The only problem with Spooks is that they seem to have a very high turn over of staff and knowing Sean;s track record he wouldn't be in it for long!!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on April 28, 2011, 11:24:38 AM
As 'Sharpe' is mentioned a lot in the GOT interviews,maybe now would be a good time to make another 'Sharpe'?

There were some plans for one more - something that would hopefully have brought the cycle to a close in a reasonable way (I believe the plot would have involved his searching for his daughter, Antonia - remember the foreshadowing scene in Peril where he gazes soulfully at her image in the locket?)

Unfortunately, Peril didn't do as well as Challenge, so I guess the producers' just can't justify another one (and I blame BBC America for both of those - by showing Challenge on Labor Day Sunday (really? Hell, why not New Year's Eve?) and then complaining that it didn't do well enough and refusing to pick up Peril at all).

I swear if I won the lottery (it would have to be a pretty big one!) I would fund another Sharpe - just to see the series come to a true end, rather than just petering away.  Technically, they 'ended' it originally, with Waterloo . . . but then they came back and Peril certainly had an open ending!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on April 30, 2011, 09:05:19 PM
I would still love to see him do MACBETH. Or maybe Sean could do a western. He alway's look's good on a horse. :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on May 01, 2011, 01:07:53 AM
It would be really awesome if Sean got to play Moriarty.  They never put a face to Morarity in that remake with Robert Downey and Jude Law.  And, according to Doyle's stories, Homes never managed to defeat Moriarity.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on May 01, 2011, 08:25:24 AM
Moriarty, good choice.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 20, 2011, 01:16:09 PM
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Reacher fans the world over are up in arms and have plenty of suggestions as to who would be more appropriate to step into Reacher's giant shoes - Hugh Jackman, Sean Bean and Gerard Butler have been the most frequently mentioned.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10746403

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on August 20, 2011, 01:26:44 PM
He's too old, I think.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on August 20, 2011, 05:05:28 PM
I thought I read that Tom Cruise was taking the role or Jack Reacher, which  is idiotic since he's both a midget and a piss-poor actor - but he bought the rights to the book a while back, so I guess it's a vanity piece.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on August 20, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Now that's totally the wrong choice. Yuck.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on August 20, 2011, 10:29:00 PM
He's too old, I think.

According to Wikipedia, Reacher was born in 1960, which only makes him a year younger than Sean, but they are far apart regarding height and weight. 

I sure don't see Tom Cruise in that role.

I found a site that lists tall actors, although most are below 6'5", the stated height for Reacher.

http://socyberty.com/people/22-tall-actors-from-hollywood/
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on August 21, 2011, 07:52:32 AM
Maybe that's when the first book was written, or what was mentioned in the first book or something, but in the ones I read, he was definitely nowhere near fifty and certainly not over.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 21, 2011, 11:37:42 AM
I think they could do the film like they did Secondhand Lions.  Use one actor for the young Jack and a mature actor for the mature Jack.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on August 21, 2011, 09:09:00 PM
Maybe that's when the first book was written, or what was mentioned in the first book or something, but in the ones I read, he was definitely nowhere near fifty and certainly not over.

You know a lot more about it than I do, BlueJay.  I haven't read the books, I was just going by that Wikipedia link.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 24, 2011, 02:46:30 AM

GEORGE CLOONEY AND SEAN BEAN AS NAPOLEON AN ILLYA?


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/random%20Sean%20Bean/8.jpg)

http://bishsbeat.blogspot.com/2011/03/uncle-movie-affair.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 24, 2011, 11:30:38 AM
I've seen Clooney do some great acting at times, but lately he's just been playing various versions of himself.  Maybe Sean would make him up his game.  I can see Sean standing by disapprovingly with his gallery of expressions as Clooney chews the scenery.  This is one remake I think I would enjoy.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on August 24, 2011, 12:55:42 PM
I've seen Clooney do some great acting at times, but lately he's just been playing various versions of himself.  Maybe Sean would make him up his game.  I can see Sean standing by disapprovingly with his gallery of expressions as Clooney chews the scenery.  This is one remake I think I would enjoy.  :thumbsup:

Maybe he could chat up Robert Vaughn whilst filming Magnificent Eleven and probe the character of Napoleon Solo (then he could offer a few tips to Clooney . . .)

Sean certainly fits the physical description (sans the blue eyes) of Illya Kuryakin, but can he, at this point in his life, successfully convince us that he's a metrosexual with only minimal interest in women?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on August 24, 2011, 03:02:27 PM
I liked the original show, and I generally dislike remakes, but I'm always anxious to see Sean in something new.  I've enjoyed George Clooney in several movies too.   Both actors were in their 30's for the original, but maybe the 50's are the new 30's now.  I see that Sean is pictured as a blond, instead of with the darker hair color he has had for a while, which makes me wonder if that is why he was thought of for the role of Illya.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 24, 2011, 03:35:52 PM
In order to make it work with Sean and George they would have to do a 20 years later sequel rather than a straight-up remake.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 24, 2011, 08:03:27 PM
Actually I read about this movie idea in 05 on the Compleat Sean Bean site in Rumours. Same artwork as well. It's suppose
to be a comdey and a spoof on the TV show. Also it does takes place in the 60's so they can use all the cold war mindset of
that time period. Part of the reason why that show was popular was because it was unthinkable( then) that an Amerian and Russian
could work together and be friends as well. When I heard about Sean working with Robert Vaughn in the Magnificent 11 I started
thinking about this rumour again and wondering if this movie would be made after all!! :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 30, 2011, 01:47:55 AM
Clooney Drops Out Of Man From UNCLE

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So now the director will need to find a new Napoleon Solo to star as well as locking in an Illya Kuryakin

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31902
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 30, 2011, 09:33:35 AM
Channing Tatum's one of Hollyweird's hot young commodities, and Soderbergh likes to work with people he has worked with before or is personal friends with.  With a younger set being considered for the roles, sounds like the only part left for Sean would be as the old guy who runs the spy agency.  Too bad, but this sure sounded like it might have been a fun project, getting Sean into some of those old tight-fitted '60s trousers.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 31, 2011, 06:45:26 PM
The people who watched this TV show in the 60's are now in their 60's I think most of this audience would want to see older
actors as the main characters not kids who cann't act ( just pose ). This is why so many actors in their 40's, 50's and 60's are
still around and getting work. Like Tom S. Sean could definitely play Illya, but I think he would have alot more sex appeal
then the original actor had!! I'm a little surprised that Clooney didn't take this job I think he's better at comedy then drama.
Just watch OBHAT and you'll see what I mean. He many not want to be in the same movie with Sean, maybe that's the reason.
However with him out I cann't think of another older actor that could or should play Solo. :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on August 31, 2011, 07:20:36 PM
The people who watched this TV show in the 60's are now in their 60's I think most of this audience would want to see older
actors as the main characters not kids who cann't act ( just pose ). This is why so many actors in their 40's, 50's and 60's are
still around and getting work. Like Tom S. Sean could definitely play Illya, but I think he would have alot more sex appeal
then the original actor had!! I'm a little surprised that Clooney didn't take this job I think he's better at comedy then drama.
Just watch OBHAT and you'll see what I mean. He many not want to be in the same movie with Sean, maybe that's the reason.
However with him out I cann't think of another older actor that could or should play Solo. :slyfox


Denzel Washington?  Steve Buscemi?  Vincent D'onofrio?  Viggo?  Kevin Spacey?  I think they're all about the right age - and I think they all have the ability to play the role tongue in cheek.  Denzel does excellent dead-pan - Buscemi started in comedy - D'onofrio is amazing and under-rated - Viggo . . . well, I'm sure he's capable, right?  He did do a comedy in the 80s - and Kevin Spacey?  Hell, he was Dr. Evil.  How much more camp can you get??
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 31, 2011, 10:34:00 PM
Personally, I'd love to see him play Illya opposite James Purefoy as Solo.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on September 01, 2011, 09:33:57 AM
Personally, I'd love to see him play Illya opposite James Purefoy as Solo.

Ah - I was sticking to American's.  Move away from that and the field widens considerably!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on September 01, 2011, 02:48:57 PM
I wonder if Sean would enjoy teaming up with Pierce Brosnan again?  He would be about the right age (a few years older than Sean).  I assume that the producers would be keeping the character of Napolean Solo as an American, but I would think that PB could do an American accent.  I can't remember if he's played an American in any other movies.  Since they ended up as enemies in Goldeneye, it would be nice to see them as government agents again, but on the same side.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on September 03, 2011, 02:17:55 PM
OK I think Kevin Spacey or Pierce B. would be good for Solo. I know nothing about James Purefoy. So I looked him and I have
not seen any of his movies, so I still know nothing about him. However he looks right for the part. Also wouldn't it be fun if
Robert Vaughn was their boss and the original actor that played Illya was another spy. I cann't think of his name, but he plays
a doctor on the TV show NCIS. Dave (something). :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on September 03, 2011, 03:05:11 PM
David McCallum.  Fabulous actor.  Love him to death!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on September 03, 2011, 06:13:55 PM
I'm a big fan of David McCallum too, and it's been great to see him in NCIS.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on September 04, 2011, 11:55:19 AM
I always liked how the show started with the two main characters walking into the dry cleaners store and they would used the
hidden door (in the changeing room) to get into UNCLES secret office. They also had a thing ( like a cell phone ) to talk to each
other. I guess it was a radio? :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on September 04, 2011, 02:19:19 PM
The cigarette case communicator?

http://www.manfromuncle.org/cigarettecase.htm

This is actually in the CIA Museum, along with a bunch of other "Spy-Fi" artifacts.  Who knew?!!

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/spy-fi-archives/index.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on September 04, 2011, 04:04:35 PM
What a great site!!! I had totally forgotton about the Pen Communicator!!! Thank you Lighty!! :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on September 07, 2011, 02:24:29 AM
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Neil Jordan, himself a pretty good novelist, would be perfect to direct the movie version of A Death in Summer, and Sean Bean would be a terrific choice for Quirke—

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/06/benjamin-black-should-win-the-booker-for-his-pulp-novels.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on September 07, 2011, 10:37:01 AM
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Neil Jordan, himself a pretty good novelist, would be perfect to direct the movie version of A Death in Summer, and Sean Bean would be a terrific choice for Quirke—

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/06/benjamin-black-should-win-the-booker-for-his-pulp-novels.html

Hmm - after reading a couple of reviews, I'm not sure I appreciate that the author of that piece thinks Sean would be a good choice.  Quirke is apparently an older widower and described as 'ungainly'; an alcoholic who at one points sees his face reflected in his glass as 'flushed, bulbous, and bleary'. He is overweight - 'unwieldy bulk, squat neck, rolling shoulders' . . .

It might be a brilliant role - the books sound wonderful and I'll be reading them soon - but not a very good physical match.  Or is that what some men think of Sean?  ouch!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sylvene on September 07, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
 He probably would like Sean to get that way!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on September 17, 2011, 09:11:43 PM
I was just watching The Cain Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart. The writting is excellent and the story moves very well. I think
this was a great role for Bogart and it could be a terrific part for Sean!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on December 29, 2011, 11:54:31 AM
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Since 1990, nearly every year has seen at least one of the four acting trophies go to someone playing a real person. Last year it was three: Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in "The Fighter" and Colin Firth in "The King's Speech."
Why the trend? Oscar watchers say Academy voters admire when actors transform themselves, stepping out of their own personas.

http://britsunited.blogspot.com/2011/12/oscar-rewards-real-life-roles-omahacom.html

Which real person would make a suitable role for Sean?

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on December 29, 2011, 01:16:31 PM
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Since 1990, nearly every year has seen at least one of the four acting trophies go to someone playing a real person. Last year it was three: Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in "The Fighter" and Colin Firth in "The King's Speech."
Why the trend? Oscar watchers say Academy voters admire when actors transform themselves, stepping out of their own personas.

http://britsunited.blogspot.com/2011/12/oscar-rewards-real-life-roles-omahacom.html

Which real person would make a suitable role for Sean?



Sir Richard Burton.
http://burtoniana.org/

19th century explorer/spy/soldier/ethnographer/translator/etc, etc.  Fascinating, complicated personality, mostly known for the Nile expedition - but the rest of his life and career is far more interesting than that one journey.
One film about him, Mountains of the Moon (1990) - revolving around the expedition . . . past time for a good bio-pic.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on January 26, 2012, 09:54:55 PM

WOW!!!!!! BIG NEWS!!!!! Spielberg is going to remake the 10 COMMANDMENTS!!!!!! Maybe our Sean will get a part is this version!!!
 :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 26, 2012, 10:08:49 PM

WOW!!!!!! BIG NEWS!!!!! Spielberg is going to remake the 10 COMMANDMENTS!!!!!! Maybe our Sean will get a part is this version!!!
 :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn:

No offense, but we need more biblical epics like we need another nuclear melt-down.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on January 28, 2012, 09:41:57 PM
But Lighty this is suppose to be a down-to-earth, realistic movie about the 10 Comamdments. So they will need alot of actors
who can ride horses, fight with swords, shoot an arrow, and look good in a skirt!! :evillaugh So hiring Sean for this film is a
no-brainer.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on January 28, 2012, 10:23:02 PM
So I agree with you both.  We really do not need another biblical epic, however if they have to make one Sean would be great in a lot of different roles.  Yes swords or horses both are his forte.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 29, 2012, 01:24:25 AM
Sorry, but I really don't care to see him in Biblical robes ever again.  Images of Jacob and hairy arms spring to mind.  I want to see him as Sir John Cornweille in the film adaptation of Agincourt or as the British Colonel in the adaptation of The Fort.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: hurinhouse on January 29, 2012, 02:00:25 PM
i agree - i have no interest in any type of biblical film, sean or not, but there are plenty of other historical figures worthy of his time and talent.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 29, 2012, 02:32:50 PM
Who are we kidding?If he´s cast in a biblical film we probably all watch it. And after "accused" no other casting will ever suprise me again!  :mutley:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 29, 2012, 02:56:43 PM
Who are we kidding?If he´s cast in a biblical film we probably all watch it. And after "accused" no other casting will ever suprise me again!  :mutley:

I would watch it in the same way I've watched other programs he has been in that are dire - in front of my tv, making snarky comments and rolling my eyes the entire time - and fast-forwarding through the parts he's not in.

That's assuming they don't make him look like an idiot; I cringed watching the last biblical thing he did - and that was considered a pretty good program (not by me, but in general), not a cut-rate exercise.

I'm with Sable; I'd like to see him in Agincourt, assuming that ever gets off the ground.  Even better, I'd like to see him have a leading role in some film (that isn't an ensemble and isn't a done for pennies indy that only has exposure on the art film circuit, where it achieves critical acclaim, but is invisible to the general public).
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Post by: moonflower on January 29, 2012, 03:41:59 PM
I'm not a fan of biblical films, but I would watch one if Sean was in it.  Like, lighty, I would keep the remote control in hand and forward through the other parts.  
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Post by: melinda on January 30, 2012, 10:51:56 AM
He hasn't done biblical has he? Could be interesting.
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Post by: lighty on January 30, 2012, 12:17:36 PM
He hasn't done biblical has he? Could be interesting.

He played Esau in a TNT tele-film, Jacob.  It was part of a series of bible stories.

They glued hair all over him (because Esau was really hairy, remember?)  He looked ridiculous.  Not to mention that he managed to get the bad guy role in a flipping bible story, for petes sake.
 :censored:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on January 30, 2012, 06:41:23 PM
The hair thing really got to me.  It almost looked like he was sprayed with honey and then someone opened a box of hair and tossed it at him.  A real ugly disgusting look.
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Post by: Sable899 on January 31, 2012, 01:26:43 AM
I remember a high school play that required bushy sideburns on the guys.  We used hairspray to stick on hairs collected from a local barbershop. At least it washed off easily.  All I know is that Sean looked ridonkulous!  Especially with that curly bouffant wig he had to wear
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Post by: moonflower on January 31, 2012, 03:16:32 PM
The image of Sean as Esau is one that I have tried to put out of my mind.
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Post by: patch on February 06, 2012, 07:44:13 AM
Roel Reine is planning to make an epic movie about Michiel de Ruyter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Ruyter

Filming will take place in the Netherlands and Britain.I live close to Vlissingen,Michiels birthplace.If they could make this a movie with an international cast.......Oh I'm just dreaming!


http://historiek.net/actueel/speelfilm-over-zeeheld-michiel-de-ruyter-5829

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhistoriek.net%2Factueel%2Fspeelfilm-over-zeeheld-michiel-de-ruyter-5829
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on March 26, 2012, 02:59:03 AM
Possible future films for Sean Bean


http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/1294509/possible_future_films_for_sean_bean.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on March 26, 2012, 08:21:19 AM
Interesting thoughts but very unlikely. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on March 28, 2012, 04:26:49 PM
Sometimes I wish I'd never started this thread.
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Post by: Sable899 on March 28, 2012, 05:39:14 PM
I'd love to see Sean in the Mick Stranahan role in the in-development HBO adaptation of Carl Hiassen's novel Skinny Dip.  Of course, it wouldn't be much of a stretch for Sean simply because he IS Mick, but it would be a great black comedy with lots of nekkidness.  The book was damn funny.  Plus, Hiassen brings the retired detective back for several more books.
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Post by: patch on July 11, 2012, 02:10:17 AM
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The life of variety show entertainer Danny La Rue is to be dramatised in a new film.

The BFI-funded screenplay has been written by Martyn Hesford, who created the BBC Four biopic Fantabulosa, about Carry On actor Kenneth Williams.

It will examine La Rue's "complex web of relationships" with his manager and partner Jack Hanson and close companion and costume designer Annie Galbraith.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18785440

Sean said he wanted to be suprised by what he got offered in the Metro interview and maybe wanted to do a Musical.This has possibilities!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_La_Rue
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on July 11, 2012, 03:14:05 AM
Well he did claim to have got used to the high heels and skirts. 

He'd have to lose some of that weight he's put on recently though - all those sparkly evening dresses wouldn't look good on his figure at the moment.

Seriously - from what I undestand - Danny La Rue was a pretty cmmplex character  - really something to get his teeth into. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on July 11, 2012, 07:32:16 AM
I'd love to see what Sean would do with this part, but somehow I don't see him getting this.
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Post by: lighty on July 11, 2012, 11:32:50 AM
I think John Barrowman would be a better choice - he has a background in musical theatre, seems to be pretty good at impersonations, and looks good in a dress.
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Post by: Sable899 on July 11, 2012, 11:40:08 AM
And Barrowman is a hot property at the moment and would be easily accepted into a role like this. What Sean might like to sink his teeth into doesn't always mean he's right for the part and this part calls for someone well-versed in walking both sides of the gender line.  Up and comers like Barrowman and Matt Bomer are much easier to imagine in the role.
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Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 10, 2012, 04:38:15 PM
so my hubby shows me this trailer today for the Red Dawn remake. It looked fairly good until I thought I saw Sean!  No such luck, its that American actor who just looks like him.  :wellll:
http://youtu.be/UoqlBHSePw0 (http://youtu.be/UoqlBHSePw0)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on August 14, 2012, 10:16:55 AM
Okay so which American actor do you think looks like Sean?
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Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 21, 2012, 02:14:42 PM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0191442/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0191442/)
This guy. Ages ago someone someplace mentioned him to me about his role on Lost. Doing the same as me, thinking it was Sean. He's really come a long way since then, even working with Sean on the Faceless pilot. He makes appearances on Person of Interest every so often.
I've come to really appreciate him. Hot in a second to Sean way.  :pant:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 23, 2012, 11:25:41 AM
BBC turns best-selling Henry VIII novel and Booker Prize winner 'Wolf Hall' into a mini-series

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192546/Wolf-Hall.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Hall


On Twitter Sean Bean was suggested as Cromwell.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on August 23, 2012, 04:57:04 PM
This would be a great idea.
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Post by: Sable899 on August 23, 2012, 07:06:54 PM
This would be a great idea.

So he could lose his head again?  How about someone who actually outlives Henry?
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Post by: lighty on August 23, 2012, 07:12:59 PM
This would be a great idea.

So he could lose his head again?  How about someone who actually outlives Henry?

Catherine Parr?

I can see a vague resemblance (if I squint . . .)
(http://www.historicalportraits.com/ArtWorkImages/English%20School%20Catherine%20Parr%20l.jpg)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 23, 2012, 07:19:46 PM
Wolf Hall doesn't go that far in Henry's history. Its all centered around Cromwell at the time of Henry's and the annulment question.  But, hey, after the success of Tracie, who knows???????
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Post by: lighty on August 23, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
Wolf Hall doesn't go that far in Henry's history. Its all centered around Cromwell at the time of Henry's and the annulment question.  But, hey, after the success of Tracie, who knows???????

I was under the impression that it ends before Cromwell gets lopped - doesn't that happen in the subsequent book?  It would be a nice role for him, even if he does get lopped.
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Post by: lasue on August 24, 2012, 12:04:37 AM
Well if Sean's in the cast they should change the name to DIREWOLF HALL !!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on August 24, 2012, 09:45:12 AM
 :laffat: 
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Post by: Sable899 on August 24, 2012, 10:08:01 AM
I've always read Cromwell as a rather nasty fellow with a cruel streak. If Sean has to play a nasty piece of work I'd rather him be Norfolk or Sir Richard Rich. At least they dressed better. Even better would be Suffolk. At least he ended up married to Henry's sister Mary.
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Post by: lighty on August 24, 2012, 11:32:12 AM
I've always read Cromwell as a rather nasty fellow with a cruel streak. If Sean has to play a nasty piece of work I'd rather him be Norfolk or Sir Richard Rich. At least they dressed better. Even better would be Suffolk. At least he ended up married to Henry's sister Mary.

I haven't read Wolf Hall, but my understanding from the reviews is that the author has created him as a sympathetic character and turned tables on Thomas More.  Cromwell is the protagonist of the book, apparently.

*note to self - buy book*
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Post by: patch on November 13, 2012, 01:16:21 AM
Dad's Army the movie - Sitcom writer's agent confirms film adaptation talks

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Don’t Panic! Talks are underway to bring Dad’s Army to the big screen, with a new cast and a novel twist - Captain Mainwaring could be played by a woman.


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/dads-army-the-movie--sitcom-writers-agent-confirms-film-adaptation-talks-and-suggests-captain-mainwaring-may-be-cast-as-a-woman-8307225.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on November 15, 2012, 10:00:32 PM
So would there be a part for Sean in this movie ????? If so what role would be best for him ?????? :slyfox
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Post by: patch on November 16, 2012, 12:07:13 AM
So would there be a part for Sean in this movie ????? If so what role would be best for him ?????? :slyfox

I could see Sean as Private Joe Walker

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A black market "spiv", Walker was the only fit, able-bodied man of military age in Walmington-on-Sea's home guard. His absence from the regular armed forces was due to a corned beef allergy, although it was implied that Walker had probably found a way to play the system. Mainwaring often turned a blind eye to his profiteering as he could sometimes supply the platoon (and Mainwaring) with useful items. On more than one occasion, Walker's willingness to use underhand tactics allowed Mainwaring's platoon to triumph over rivals in the Home Guard, Army and ARP. He was disciplined several times by Captain Mainwaring for making jokes at inappropriate times. Though Beck was the second youngest regular cast member, he was the first to die
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_Dad%27s_Army#Private_Joe_Walker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dad's_Army

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/mm-1.png)  (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/naamloos.png)
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Post by: lasue on November 16, 2012, 10:05:07 PM
He's a very interesting character. Sean would have some fun with this part. Thank you Patch !!!! :hellyeah2:
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Post by: Annakarenina on November 17, 2012, 09:36:43 AM
I would still LOVE to see him in a remake of 'A Man for All Seasons' - I think he could play almost any role in that apart from one of Henry's wives ............... oh I don't know - after 'Tracie' he probably could.  BUT WHICH ONE?????  YOU must decide..................
 :sneak:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on November 17, 2012, 11:00:23 AM
Well on one had the lead character of Thomas More would be a good fit for his acting style.  A strong character who lives by his principles, not unlike his Sharpe character.  But on the other hand the role of Henry VIII is a better fit for his personal life, a man who is not at all monogamous in his marriages.   :evillaugh
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Post by: Sable899 on November 18, 2012, 12:32:10 AM
I'm tired of all the heavy dramas. I'd like to see him do something lighter, like playing Archie McNally in the McNally series of mysteries. Dapper dresser, witty with the one-liners, smooth with the ladies of all ages...
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Post by: Annakarenina on November 18, 2012, 01:36:18 PM
 :boots  OK Sable .... OK .........   So how about..............'A Man for All Seasons'  THE MUSICAL  !!!!!!!!!!    'Course the beheading is a demise he's used to so we'd have to change that a bit ..........!!!!
OR change the storyline completely - the seasons being women named  'Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn' and 'Winnie' !!!    :backout
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Post by: Sable899 on November 18, 2012, 02:37:48 PM
And pray tell what would the plot be of this 'musical'?
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Post by: lighty on November 18, 2012, 04:11:33 PM
And pray tell what would the plot be of this 'musical'?


I think that IS the plot - four seasons, four women . . .  :evillaugh
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Post by: Annakarenina on November 19, 2012, 02:36:59 PM
Oh Lighty - SOOOOOO quick!!   :rofl
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Post by: patch on November 29, 2012, 12:26:41 AM
'Fifty Shades of Grey' dream cast: UK stars make new list

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Carrick Grey - Sean Bean

http://www.examiner.com/article/fifty-shades-of-grey-dream-cast-uk-stars-make-new-list
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on November 29, 2012, 07:35:37 AM
The fans have picked a great cast.  Hopefully this will influence the producers.  Although I would be surprised if all these actors would be available for this production. 
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Post by: lighty on November 29, 2012, 09:15:25 AM
They're turning that dreck into a film? 

Of course they are.

*sigh*
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Post by: versusterminus on November 29, 2012, 09:17:52 AM
Im staying as far away as humanly possible from that horribly craptastic literary faux pas.
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Post by: lighty on November 29, 2012, 09:40:51 AM
Im staying as far away as humanly possible from that horribly craptastic literary faux pas.

You and me, both.  I read a two page excerpt early on in the "phenomenon" of this masterpiece of marketing and had an almost uncontrollable urge to start scrawling on my laptop screen with my red pen.  gah.
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Post by: Annie on November 29, 2012, 10:15:51 AM
I caught a few seconds of an interview with her last night on the TV and she can't even seem to talk coherently.  I've gone nowhere near the book as I've heard so many comments about how bad the writing actaully is.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on November 29, 2012, 10:21:25 AM
Im staying as far away as humanly possible from that horribly craptastic literary faux pas.

You and me, both.  I read a two page excerpt early on in the "phenomenon" of this masterpiece of marketing and had an almost uncontrollable urge to start scrawling on my laptop screen with my red pen.  gah.

I read the back of the cover and wanted to stab myself in the eye with a blunt object.  Like watching Soldiers of Fortune. I felt violated.
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Post by: Annakarenina on November 29, 2012, 03:02:12 PM
  :vomit: dreadful rag - and I only read a page over someone's shoulder on a bus!! A friend of mine works in a charity shop and they had four copies handed in on one day, she said "At this rate we'll have to dedicate a whole shelf to the damned things"......I much prefer the Twitter version of 'Fifty Sheds of Grey'!!   X
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Post by: lighty on November 29, 2012, 03:13:48 PM
Thanks - you both made me laugh out loud!
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Post by: Harmony2012 on November 29, 2012, 04:55:38 PM
I actually read all three.  Yes, shoot me now.  I asked my face book friends for suggestions of what was good to read.  Several of my friends from high school went on and on about how great the books were.  I went and bought all 3 of them.  Oh my.  They are definitely not something I would have chose to read and I am not interested in the movie of it.  I keep meaning to take them to the used bookstore, but I forgot again this week.  Ugh. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on November 29, 2012, 07:55:04 PM
I actually read all three.  Yes, shoot me now.  I asked my face book friends for suggestions of what was good to read.  Several of my friends from high school went on and on about how great the books were.  I went and bought all 3 of them.  Oh my.  They are definitely not something I would have chose to read and I am not interested in the movie of it.  I keep meaning to take them to the used bookstore, but I forgot again this week.  Ugh. 

Harmony.  Dearest. 
We need to chat.

The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.
You must be crazy to have read all three!!  (But that's okay - we know it because we live it!)

 :rofl
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Post by: najinboulder on November 29, 2012, 10:42:03 PM
I know nothing about this book so I guess I better go to the book store and read the back page.  It is hard to believe that this book is as bad as you all think it is and yet it is being turned into a move.  But since I usually agree with you guys this is a book I will not buy.  Thanks for the education. :thanks1
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Post by: lighty on November 29, 2012, 11:58:35 PM
I know nothing about this book so I guess I better go to the book store and read the back page.  It is hard to believe that this book is as bad as you all think it is and yet it is being turned into a move.  But since I usually agree with you guys this is a book I will not buy.  Thanks for the education. :thanks1

Here, najin - you don't need to waste the fuel driving to the bookstore:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/16/50-shades-of-grey-speed-read-14-naughtiest-bits.html

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47062319/ns/today-books/t/fifty-shades-grey-peek-inside-steamy-novel/#.ULhGKYZHGSo

http://www.onlineclasses.org/2012/05/24/7-hilarious-excerpt-from-50-shades-of-grey-you-have-to-read-to-believe/

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on November 30, 2012, 10:03:21 AM
I´ve got the whole trilogy in epub format for those who are interested. I certainly am not ...... Yes, I know, why do you have them then? Someone gave them to me. I did NOT get them of my own free will.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on November 30, 2012, 11:17:57 AM
I´ve got the whole trilogy in epub format for those who are interested. I certainly am not ...... Yes, I know, why do you have them then? Someone gave them to me. I did NOT get them of my own free will.

But have you drunk the Koolaid and read them, BJ?  That's the REAL question!  :evillaugh
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Post by: Sable899 on November 30, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
Now, in Harmony's defense, I've inadvertently read some really terrible stuff myself in the hope that surely it must get better the further you get in to it (ie: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Android Karenina, to name a couple). However, I did manage to put down the first Twilight book about 3/4ths of the way in. And to think I really had such high hopes for a book that was getting such a large portion of today's adolescents to read.  I've given up on trusting the reading masses to guide me in choosing fiction even if the authors are normally decent writers. I guess you could say that every writer has to write a stinker now and then, but come on, its not a mandatory requirement.  However, I find even the authors of supposedly 'classic' literature are often impossible to read. I mean, does anyone actually enjoy Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad or Emily Bronte, or are they being read just to satisfy some college curriculum or for someone to be able to sound uber-intelligent at some cocktail party? Yes, sad to say, but I'm one of those people who actually HATES Hemingway, but I simply adore Flannery O'Connor. Go figure.
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Post by: najinboulder on November 30, 2012, 02:10:56 PM
We all have some little eclectic taste about something.  I agree with you on the classics.  We have all read what literary experts say are great authors and true classics which would never be read by us if it were not part of the class.  And once read most of these books and authors were never reread.  But I will admit loving Henrik Ibsen after being forced to read Hedda Gabler in college.  Yes I think I read everything he wrote.  So go figure is right.

Thanks for the links Lightly.  You are right.  I shouldn't waste gas for this $#%&.  However since I live in Boulder I would have ridden my bike. 
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Post by: lighty on November 30, 2012, 02:20:26 PM
Now, in Harmony's defense, I've inadvertently read some really terrible stuff myself in the hope that surely it must get better the further you get in to it (ie: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Android Karenina, to name a couple). However, I did manage to put down the first Twilight book about 3/4ths of the way in. And to think I really had such high hopes for a book that was getting such a large portion of today's adolescents to read.  I've given up on trusting the reading masses to guide me in choosing fiction even if the authors are normally decent writers. I guess you could say that every writer has to write a stinker now and then, but come on, its not a mandatory requirement.  However, I find even the authors of supposedly 'classic' literature are often impossible to read. I mean, does anyone actually enjoy Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad or Emily Bronte, or are they being read just to satisfy some college curriculum or for someone to be able to sound uber-intelligent at some cocktail party? Yes, sad to say, but I'm one of those people who actually HATES Hemingway, but I simply adore Flannery O'Connor. Go figure.

Harmony gets a pass (you do know I was teasing, right Harmony?) - I completely understand the curiosity that would drive someone to try and figure out why these books are so popular . . . I'll also give absolute credit to her steeliness of mind, since she has obviously gone into the pit and emerged sane!

There is plenty of classic literature I despise (Tess of the D'urbervilles, for one.  blech.  I did like Hardy's Jude the Obscure, but that may be because it was considered obscene by the Victorians . . .) and with the exception of Jane Eyre, I don't care for the Bronte's at all - not even Wuthering Heights.  Conrad is hit and miss - I liked Heart of Darkness, though interestingly, not until after I read Lord Jim.  Not sure why.

Overall, I loathe the Russian novelists - bleak and filled with tortured morality.  I like some of Kafka - he had the decency to keep his odd meanderings fairly short.  I like some Hemingway, do not care for O'Connor, and - oddly - actually enjoy some of the 18th century English authors.

Depends on my mood, I guess.  I've been reading the Trench poets and writers lately - leavened with Raphael Sabatini for fun.  I did finally read "She" (Henry Rider Haggard), which was interesting in a strange way.  Almost funny, almost touching . . . very weird.

We all have some little eclectic taste about something.  I agree with you on the classics.  We have all read what literary experts say are great authors and true classics which would never be read by us if it were not part of the class.  And once read most of these books and authors were never reread.  But I will admit loving Henrik Ibsen after being forced to read Hedda Gabler in college.  Yes I think I read everything he wrote.  So go figure is right.

Thanks for the links Lightly.  You are right.  I shouldn't waste gas for this $#%&.  However since I live in Boulder I would have ridden my bike. 

Oh, you Birkenstock wearing hippies in Boulder!!  (I miss that place - lived in Denver for 20-odd years . . . used to go see Dan Fogelberg play half-house in Boulder all the time - and there was a great used book store . . . can't recall the name . . .) :)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on November 30, 2012, 02:54:17 PM
Overall, I loathe the Russian novelists - bleak and filled with tortured morality.  I like some of Kafka - he had the decency to keep his odd meanderings fairly short.  I like some Hemingway, do not care for O'Connor, and - oddly - actually enjoy some of the 18th century English authors.

Loved Metamorphosis. Loved Crime & Punishment, but it must be 10 years ago at least now, would have to re-read to give a just appreciation of the work. But I remember very fondly Metamorphosis. Mostly been reading political and social science literature lately. Also, being enrolled in university, coursebooks are basically the only thing I read except during the summer, not much time to get variation in, sadly. :/

I digress, main point: loved Metamorphosis and Crime & Punishment. I think its the darkness in Russian literary works that actually pulls me in. Same with Kafka.



I've given up on trusting the reading masses to guide me in choosing fiction even if the authors are normally decent writers


The masses are seldom right. The masses will like what you tell them to like.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Harmony2012 on November 30, 2012, 07:21:23 PM
I did know you were teasing!!!!  I have trouble believing I actually read all three.  I did keep hoping it would improve, but sadly, I was wrong.  I usually leave the book I am reading on my dining room table.  I teach piano and voice at home so it is always possible for my students to pick up what I am reading and read a bit.  However, I had to HIDE these books because no way do I want any of my students to read this.  usually it is the teenagers that like to know what I read, never the small ones.  I truly hope Sean would NOT be in this awful story.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on November 30, 2012, 07:28:25 PM
I did know you were teasing!!!!  I have trouble believing I actually read all three.  I did keep hoping it would improve, but sadly, I was wrong.  I usually leave the book I am reading on my dining room table.  I teach piano and voice at home so it is always possible for my students to pick up what I am reading and read a bit.  However, I had to HIDE these books because no way do I want any of my students to read this.  usually it is the teenagers that like to know what I read, never the small ones.  I truly hope Sean would NOT be in this awful story.

You and me both - unless they want to make the film about how the book got published and he plays the head of the publishing company that refused to publish it (I have to assume someone refused it).  He could give an impassioned speech about the declining standards of the reading public - talk about quality . . . the scene could end with him doing his classic hand to forehead gesture . . .
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Post by: najinboulder on November 30, 2012, 10:02:22 PM


Oh, you Birkenstock wearing hippies in Boulder!!  (I miss that place - lived in Denver for 20-odd years . . . used to go see Dan Fogelberg play half-house in Boulder all the time - and there was a great used book store . . . can't recall the name . . .) :)

You got my number LIghtly... :laffat:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on December 02, 2012, 06:29:38 PM
I'm reading Devil's Peak right now. Excellent story about a alcoholic detective, a vigilante serial killer (who use's a Zulu spear called
a assegai ) and a beautiful prostitute. Very well written, I hope Sean makes this movie. He is the PERFECT BENNY !!!!! :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on December 03, 2012, 09:54:06 PM
I have been reading that fan's of the game Warcraft want Sean to play the part of Arthas if Warcraft becomes a movie. Does
anyone know anything about this charactor ????? :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on December 03, 2012, 10:21:28 PM
I have been reading that fan's of the game Warcraft want Sean to play the part of Arthas if Warcraft becomes a movie. Does
anyone know anything about this charactor ????? :slyfox

He becomes evil and dies, apparently. :(

http://www.wowwiki.com/Arthas_Menethil
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sylvene on December 04, 2012, 12:01:39 PM
ROFL!  Arthas, huh?  He'd have to grow his hair long and go blonde again. But... why not??  :D
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on December 04, 2012, 12:25:13 PM

He becomes evil and dies, apparently. :(

http://www.wowwiki.com/Arthas_Menethil


Oh, wow. I simply cannot contain my excitement for the prospect of yet another screen-death. Cannot contain my excitement at all.



*YAWN*
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on December 04, 2012, 02:20:32 PM

He becomes evil and dies, apparently. :(

http://www.wowwiki.com/Arthas_Menethil


Oh, wow. I simply cannot contain my excitement for the prospect of yet another screen-death. Cannot contain my excitement at all.



*YAWN*

Someone tweeted
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If Sean Bean starred in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE it would end with George Bailey torn apart by lions.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on December 04, 2012, 02:23:52 PM

He becomes evil and dies, apparently. :(
http://www.wowwiki.com/Arthas_Menethil
Oh, wow. I simply cannot contain my excitement for the prospect of yet another screen-death. Cannot contain my excitement at all.
*YAWN*

 :evillaugh

Someone tweeted
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If Sean Bean starred in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE it would end with George Bailey torn apart by lions.

 :mutley:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on December 04, 2012, 02:51:07 PM

He becomes evil and dies, apparently. :(

http://www.wowwiki.com/Arthas_Menethil


Oh, wow. I simply cannot contain my excitement for the prospect of yet another screen-death. Cannot contain my excitement at all.



*YAWN*

Someone tweeted
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If Sean Bean starred in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE it would end with George Bailey torn apart by lions.

I guess its somehow slightly different from being torn apart by horses. Slightly.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on December 04, 2012, 10:06:18 PM
BIG NEWS !!!!!!! The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sean will replace Brendan Fraser in LEGENDS !!!!!!!! A TV movie about a
deep-cover operative named Martin Odum !!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Harmony2012 on December 04, 2012, 10:22:06 PM
that is awesome!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on December 05, 2012, 08:33:57 AM
 :hellno
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on December 05, 2012, 08:53:15 AM
Taking on a role Brendan 'George of the Jungle' Fraser walked away from? Excuse me if I do not jump with joy and enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on December 05, 2012, 10:40:56 AM
Taking on a role Brendan 'George of the Jungle' Fraser walked away from? Excuse me if I do not jump with joy and enthusiasm.

Apparently, Fraser walked away because of differences in opinion with the director.  What that means is open to speculation, but given his rather limited artistic scope, it might be because the director was asking him to do something that he wasn't capable of doing (acting, for example).

This could be complete hash - if it is, it won't go beyond the pilot.  Seems like most shows don't.  The plot of the book is interesting, though.  It's not just the story of a guy who can pretend to be other people - more the story of how years of pretending to be other people impacts the guy, while he is still using the skills to do his job.
Depending on how they wrote the script, it could be good.
Or not.

Hopefully, they didn't get the author to write the script; the excerpt I read last night was four pages long . . . mostly because there was two pages of long-winded and unnecessary description of everything from the smoke rising above a factory to the outfit the guards were wearing.  People didn't "take off their shoes and socks" and then "put them on again" . . . they took off their shoes and socks and rolled up the legs of their jeans - then they put on their shoes and socks and rolled the legs of their jeans down.
yeesh.  I'm all for creating a mental image, but this guy is over the top!

The story, though, was interesting in the brief bit I saw.  Enough so that I'll get the book and read it through - though I'll probably practice selective editing and skip the long-winded descriptions.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on December 05, 2012, 12:36:13 PM
It could be worse. It could have been written by E.L. James.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on December 05, 2012, 01:27:39 PM
True Blue Jay but who is going to write the weekly scripts? That can make or break the series.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on December 05, 2012, 03:55:52 PM
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What that means is open to speculation, but given his rather limited artistic scope, it might be because the director was asking him to do something that he wasn't capable of doing (acting, for example).

That made me laugh, lighty.  :mutley:

Is Martin Odum British?  Or will Sean be using an American accent? I assume he may be using a variety of accents if he is pretending to be other people, but I wondered if the character's real accent was British or American. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on December 05, 2012, 11:06:40 PM
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What that means is open to speculation, but given his rather limited artistic scope, it might be because the director was asking him to do something that he wasn't capable of doing (acting, for example).

That made me laugh, lighty.  :mutley:

Is Martin Odum British?  Or will Sean be using an American accent? I assume he may be using a variety of accents if he is pretending to be other people, but I wondered if the character's real accent was British or American. 

yeah . . . I'm not a huge fan of Brendan Fraser - though he did have a great six-pack in George of the Jungle.

The character is a former CIA operative, so I assume he's American - but part of the premise (apparently) is that he spent so many years being a deep cover operative that he is not entirely certain who he is now (to me, that's what makes this interesting - it's not just a spy thriller thing).  So I suspect that it will require Sean to shift between a lot of different accents.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on January 04, 2013, 10:06:07 PM
This is interesting. Apparently, they are talking to Laura Donnelly about starring as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey. She played
Violet in Missing with SEAN.  :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 05, 2013, 02:04:49 AM
Well, there's a film that's going straight into the crapper. She was really terrible.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on January 05, 2013, 08:08:05 PM
But Sable being naked and tied up on a bed does NOT require any TALENT !!!!! :catlaff :rofl :catlaff
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 05, 2013, 11:41:21 PM
But Sable being naked and tied up on a bed does NOT require any TALENT !!!!! :catlaff :rofl :catlaff

True - until the "actress" is required to speak - or even just react to whatever S&M activity they are being subjected to . . . think every parody of a bad porn flick you've ever seen.

Of course they may be making this as a comedy - personally, I think it would be pretty funny to watch all those soccer moms who eagerly devoured that badly written tripe seeing it made "real" on the big screen.  Somehow, I don't think they know what they're in for . . .

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 07, 2013, 12:52:24 PM
As much as I love to see our dear one's bare bottom, I sincerely hope he stays as far from this project as he can get. I like good erotica as much as the next red-blooded healthy woman, but that book was soooooooo horribly written, even worse than the Twilight books.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on January 07, 2013, 01:39:50 PM
Don't worry, he's too old ....

 :mutley:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 07, 2013, 02:11:27 PM
As much as I love to see our dear one's bare bottom, I sincerely hope he stays as far from this project as he can get. I like good erotica as much as the next red-blooded healthy woman, but that book was soooooooo horribly written, even worse than the Twilight books.

You read the Twilight books?  *shudder*
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 08, 2013, 10:37:32 AM

Tweet
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Brad Pitt in talks to play the lead in Pontius Pilate movie. Can I vote for Sean Bean (also in Troy) as Herod Antipas?

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/brad-pitt-pontius-pilate.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 08, 2013, 02:01:39 PM
As much as I love to see our dear one's bare bottom, I sincerely hope he stays as far from this project as he can get. I like good erotica as much as the next red-blooded healthy woman, but that book was soooooooo horribly written, even worse than the Twilight books.

You read the Twilight books?  *shudder*


I was given the first one and I really, really tried to make it all the way thru. Huge FAIL!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Harmony2012 on January 08, 2013, 02:50:38 PM
once again, I must confess.  I read ALL the twilight books and have seen the 1st, 2nd, and 4 part one movies.  Yes, I know, what was I thinking?
 :poorme:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 08, 2013, 03:01:03 PM
I know that was hard to admit, but Harmony, the second step towards recovery is to admit that you have been a Twilight Mom. The first step was discovering that you are a Beanophile. You are two steps along the road to recovery. We promise to help you with every step of your recovery.  :wilco:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 15, 2013, 12:56:23 AM
Warner Bros Moves Forward With Space-Bound ‘The Odyssey’

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/warner-bros-moves-forward-with-space-bound-the-odyssey/

Sean as Odysseus in Space?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on January 15, 2013, 08:03:28 AM
You never know but somehow I doubt it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 15, 2013, 09:21:02 AM
Wasn't that a Brad Pitt vehicle when first announced?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Harmony2012 on January 16, 2013, 01:40:44 PM
Yes, Sable, it was hard to admit!!  He he he!!!  I am so much better now!  Just need more pictures of Sean!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on January 17, 2013, 10:00:28 PM
Unfortunately Odyssey will be made as a SC-FI space opera. So I don't see any role for Sean in this movie.  :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :poorme:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on January 17, 2013, 10:05:43 PM
Unfortunately Odyssey will be made as a SC-FI space opera. So I don't see any role for Sean in this movie.  :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :poorme:

He can sing . . . at least as well as Russell Crowe.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: versusterminus on January 18, 2013, 01:40:03 AM
Unfortunately Odyssey will be made as a SC-FI space opera. So I don't see any role for Sean in this movie.  :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :frustrate: :poorme:

He can sing . . . at least as well as Russell Crowe.

No.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on January 18, 2013, 04:12:38 AM

Part of me says No but then part says  -  he may relish the challenge.  He did challenge people's perceptions of him by doing Accused.

It's the scfi bit that puts me off.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on January 18, 2013, 08:36:21 AM

Part of me says No but then part says  -  he may relish the challenge.  He did challenge people's perceptions of him by doing Accused.

It's the scfi bit that puts me off.

I agree Annie.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 25, 2013, 05:22:35 AM
Who should play Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell?

The RSC is set to stage Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who should play the ruthless master politician at the novels' core?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2013/jan/24/hilary-mantel-thomas-cromwell-rsc

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But who is man enough to carry the name of Thomas Cromwell forth onto the boards, in the RSC's imminent adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies? Gregory Doran, the RSC's artistic director, says that he has the perfect actor in mind for the role – but for the moment his lips are sealed. "I wish I could tell you," he said tantalisingly yesterday.

Which set us thinking. It is a tricky – as well as fascinating – challenge for any actor. Cromwell was a Putney blacksmith's son who rose to the highest political position in the land, chief minister to Henry VIII, before finding himself on the wrong side of the succession game being played out by an increasingly desperate king. So applicants must be able to suggest unbleached wool while wearing velvet with swagger.

Some time ago there was an article about a BBC adaptation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2013/jan/24/hilary-mantel-thomas-cromwell-rsc
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 25, 2013, 01:07:43 PM
His Nibs would be completely wrong for the character, not to mention he's a bit occupied for a while with Legends, especially seeing how it is quite likely it will go to series. Thomas Cromwell is much more suitable to a sly, dark-featured beady-eyed mid-tiered actor, more along the lines of James Frain who so brilliantly portrayed him in The Tudors. Besides being too expensive for the RSC, I don't see Sean taking on a possibly lengthy run in any sort of theater production at this point.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on February 19, 2013, 12:02:28 AM
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War and Peace, one of the greatest novels of all time, is to be turned into an epic television drama by the BBC.
 
Leo Tolstoy's classic book will be made into a six-part series,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2280558/War-Peace-dramatised-BBC-starring-Eddie-Redmayne.html


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21502934
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on February 19, 2013, 01:24:07 AM
That's going to take a huge cast, especially doing it as a multi-part telly project. Its been at least 40 years since I read it, so recalling age-appropriate characters is difficult to say the least.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on February 19, 2013, 10:01:43 AM
Am I the only person who thinks that the Russian novelists are largely over-rated?  I guess the characters fit the Hollywood bill of depressed and conflicted . . . but damn.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on February 19, 2013, 10:07:11 AM

Hello ... I thought.  The Beeb have done it before,  I watched it.

Then I realised.  They did it in 1972.  I really didn't think it was that long ago, but there you go, time flies.

It must be 30 years or more since I read it so I can't really remember the characters, only that it was long and quite gloomy.  I'm not sure I have the patience to re-read it now.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on February 19, 2013, 10:42:55 AM
Personally I think War and Peace has been over done.  It has been a movie 3 time (1956, 1967, 2002) and a TV mini series 4 times (1972, 1991, 2002, 2007).  In my mind none of those versions was all that memorable.  I have my doubts that any director can turn this great novel into a great movie or mini-series.  However if it does get redone I am sure I will watch it, with or without Sean in it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on February 19, 2013, 10:50:04 AM
Just read the BBC blurb.  BBC Wales are doing it - which is good news in a way as they really seem to have taken over as main drama provider. 

The downside is  -they don't like to travel too much.  Watch out for all the Merlin locations in the Brecons popping up again as battlefield sites etc. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on February 19, 2013, 11:26:36 AM
Well, if they put any effort in to it at all, then it won't be any worse than the recent Anna Karenina remake with Kiera Knightly. That thing was HORRIBLE!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Harmony2012 on February 19, 2013, 02:53:28 PM
I have  a friend who wants to see the Anna Karenia with Kiera Knightly.  I have mentioned there is another that is probably better than that one, but for some reason, she doesn't want to see it. when I mention SB is in the other one, she kind of looks at me with a "he is too old look".  Of course she is only 25 and I am 44.  I have to get her to be on our side with the SB.  (She used to be my vocal student when she was a child - it is really cool to be friends with students that I knew as a child)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on February 19, 2013, 09:36:48 PM
Thanks Sable for your input on Anna K, the new one.  I have not seen and wasn't sure I wanted to.  Now for sure I will watch in a year when it is on cable for free and I am sewing or painting so it will be background noise and I will not have to waste time and money on it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sylvene on February 21, 2013, 03:56:00 PM
Harmony, you just have to let her know when Bean did it. LoL.  When he was young and really, really hot.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on March 08, 2013, 11:38:46 AM
Sooo......

The BBC version of Wolf Hall is likely to have Mark Rylance as its lead.  Although not official yet, it's said that he was approached ages ago but turned it down due to other commitments (which do not now exist).   Interesting as I've always considered him much more of a stage actor. 

Unless there are some interesting support characters I suspect our boy won't be getting involved in this one.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on March 24, 2013, 03:19:56 AM
Got this really cute email:

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Not sure if you will get this or if it would even be you replying. Sean, big fan of your work. I want you to know that I am in the process of writing a script for a movie solely dedicated to you, where you get revenge on everyone who ever killed you in a movie by killing people in all the ways you ever died in a film to become the sole hero who lives at the end. I think it would be a blockbuster.


Thanks for the heads up, John Pirruccio!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on March 24, 2013, 10:56:13 PM
That is a cute email!  I think we would all enjoy seeing that movie.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on June 02, 2013, 01:03:24 AM
Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who at Year's End — Who Should Helm the TARDIS Next?




http://tvline.com/2013/06/01/doctor-who-matt-smith-leaving/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/matt-smith-doctor-who.html
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on June 02, 2013, 01:50:59 AM
Who do you think!  Imagine the storylines if they skewed the Doctor older for a change. Question is, would he take it if they offered it to him???
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on June 02, 2013, 05:26:26 PM
I guess I'm one of the few people who has never watched Doctor Who, but that would sure change is Sean was starring in it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on June 02, 2013, 07:00:28 PM
It is the kind of off beat story that he likes.  Who knows.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on June 02, 2013, 07:03:11 PM
Who do you think!  Imagine the storylines if they skewed the Doctor older for a change. Question is, would he take it if they offered it to him???
They used to do more mature Doctors - back before youth was all.  I suspect they'll bow to pressure and go with an ethnic doctor or a female this time - both of which would be an interesting change.  The one thing we can be almost certain of is that they will be under 40 (Earth years).
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Blue Jay on June 03, 2013, 06:14:02 AM
Make that 30.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on June 04, 2013, 07:56:57 AM
Who Will Be Who? 12 Time Lords, Ladies, and Longshots!

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/sean_bean_zps197a6122.png) (http://s927.photobucket.com/user/patchfolk/media/sean_bean_zps197a6122.png.html)

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Sean Bean: After Game of Thrones, Sean Bean is in need of a new TV show. He would be a return to the older actor mold of Classic Who and has the right amount of aged wisdom and mischievous subversion necessary to play such a fantastical character. Plus, the Doctor dies. Always. Sounds right up Sean Bean's alley.

http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/doctor-who/127727/who-will-be-who-12-time-lords-ladies-and-longshots
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on June 04, 2013, 09:26:33 AM
"mischievous subversion"

Never thought of it like that, but yeah . . . he does!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: najinboulder on June 04, 2013, 07:41:41 PM
Well Sean does not need another TV Show as he already has committed to Legends.  I am sure if he wanted to do it and they wanted him to something could be worked out.  I do doubt he is interested or in the running.  However I do like the idea of the long shot Patrick Stewart.  I don't think he would be interested in it but he would be an interesting choice.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on June 11, 2013, 11:00:04 AM
Depends on the timings but it could be possible.  Tennant fitted filiming one series round Hamlet with the RSC and Smith has done a number of other projects in between series as well.

Interestingly, they've always filmed the Christmas special round about July time (Last July I was tripping over Victorian bits and bobs in the centre of Bristol on my way home every day as they were filming at night on part of my route). According to an interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman, filming won't take place until the autumn this year which seems to be cutting it a bit fine when you think of all the special effects they normally include.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 28, 2014, 07:05:45 AM
Guy Ritchie eyeing King Arthur for Warner Bros. with Potential for 6-Film Franchise
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Deadline reports that, after numerous attempts from Warner Bros.’ part to get the film off the ground, Ritchie is now looking to make the movie, which is a very ambitious project for the studio with the potential to launch a long-lasting new franchise.

The movie is set to be a tentpole fantasy retelling of King Arthur, intended to span an impressive six films.
 
http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/guy-ritchie-king-arthur-fantasy-franchise-warner-bros/

Could there be a role in this for Sean?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on January 28, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
At his age, perhaps in one of the later films as the aged and doddering King Pellinore.  :rofl
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on July 02, 2014, 12:31:06 AM
Warner Bros. Plans Greek Epic 'Odysseus' for Director Fedor Bondarchuk

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Warner Bros. previously adapted Homer's The Iliad, which covers the events of The Trojan War, into the 2004 adventure Troy, where Sean Bean played Odysseus.
http://www.movieweb.com/news/warner-bros-plans-greek-epic-odysseus-for-director-fedor-bondarchuk


Stalingrad Director To Tackle The Odyssey

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A decade on from Wolfgang Petersen's Troy (adapted from The Iliad), Hollywood is finally getting around to Homer's other great epic, The Odyssey. Warner Bros. have set Stalingrad director Fedor Bondarchuk to work on Odysseus, the story of the titular Greek warrior-king-hero's return home from the Trojan War.
 300's Gianni Nunnari is among the producers, indicating that, to some extent, this is the same Odysseus that was developing as long as five years ago. There have been plenty of changes afoot between then and now, however. Back in 2009, the screenplay was by Ann Peacock (The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe) and the thrust was not The Odyssey itself, but what happened to Odysseus after he got home to Ithaca.

But the latest script is by Jeremy Doner (The Killing), indicating a new focus, and raising the possibility that we may see Odysseus dealing with Cyclops, sirens, Scylla and shipwrecks after all.

There's no start date yet, but the wheels are clearly in motion. Sean Bean played Odysseus in Troy. The campaign to seem him return starts here.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41450

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Bondarchuk confirmed Wednesday to The Hollywood Reporter that he had been hired but declined to offer more details on location, cast or production schedule. 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-taps-russias-fyodor-716288

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/warner-bros-plans-greek-epic-odysseus-with-russian-helmer-fedor-bondarchuk/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on July 09, 2014, 07:34:19 AM
BBC2 evokes Game of Thrones vibe with new Anglo Saxon epic The Last Kingdom
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The BBC has commissioned Downton Abbey producers Carnival to make an eight-part drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories books.

Production will begin in the autumn on the series which is inspired by the eight novels from the collection of Anglo Saxon historical fiction by Cornwell, the creator of 1990s TV favourite Sharpe.
 
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-07-09/bbc2-evokes-game-of-thrones-vibe-with-new-anglo-saxon-epic-the-last-kingdom



BBC plots Game of Thrones-style drama The Last Kingdom with Downton Abbey producers
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The Last Kingdom, coming to BBC2 next year, is a collaboration between BBC America and Carnival Films, the award-winning producers who turned Downton Abbey into a global blockbuster.

Based on Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of “Saxon stories”, the drama is set in England during the reign of King Alfred, when “the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Vikings and the great kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone and defiant.”
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-plots-game-of-thronesstyle-drama-the-last-kingdom-with-downton-abbey-producers-9594618.html


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The Saxon Stories series begins with The Last Kingdom and features The Pale Horseman, The Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings and The Pagan Lord. The next instalment, The Empty Throne, is out later this year.

Cornwell has noted the similarities between his books and those of George RR Martin, the Game of Thrones author.

In an interview featuring both authors, Cornwell said: “Fantasy and historical novels are twins – and I’ve never been fond of the label ‘fantasy’ which is too broad a brush and has a fey quality.”

Martin said of Cornwell: “There has never been anyone that writes better battle stuff than him; his war is amazing. He really captures the drama of combat.”

He also said that “Sean Bean was Richard Sharpe long before he was Ned Stark” – a reference to Cornwell’s Sharpe series, which was adapted by ITV in the 1990s with Bean in the title role as a soldier in the Napeoleonic Wars.
 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/game-of-thrones/10956479/BBC-goes-for-Game-of-Thrones-audience-with-new-Saxon-vs-Viking-drama.html


Has someone read Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories books? Could there be a role in this for Sean?


Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Annie on July 09, 2014, 10:10:56 AM

It's the one series of books he's written that I haven't read ......yet! 

I'm not sure that Sean would have time to do it (unless he dropped a few other projects that he's been linked to)  I suppose it depends exactly when next year they plan to screen it.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Karrie A on July 09, 2014, 05:49:21 PM
There are most certainly worth the read! You asked if there is a place in this series for Sean -  :hellyeah2:

My mind is spinning right now as to which character.  I will have to get back to you after I think some more.
(There are some characters that don't stick around all that long, but have a spectacular death! :backout)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on July 09, 2014, 06:23:54 PM
I've only recently read them all, but for the last two. Sean would be an awesome mature King Alfred or the priest- mentor, Father Beocca, but the first two books at least would require a much younger actor to be Alfred. The lead role, Uthred, needs to be someone not only younger, but not too-young, but in a good physical condition to step into the shoes of the young, blond, blue-eyed warrior. I can picture Jai Courtenay taking up the role. He made a stir in a gladiator loincloth in Spartacus: Blood and Sand and is currently finishing up the Kyle Reese role in the Terminator reboot.  There are so many roles to be cast that, while meager in comparison to GoT, would still be quite substantial, more like Vikings than Downton. I can imagine a lot of actors who have had their characters killed off on GoT and Vikings finding roles in this, especially given as there are more than a few characters that make appearances in Vikings, which starts out shortly after Ragnar Lothbrok's time and his sons have prominent roles in the middle 3 books of the series. It will also be a draw for actors coming off of the Spartacus series.  The books have a huge following, nothing like GoT, but a solid audience-in-waiting and given the nature and popularity of the Viking genre at present, this has HUGE potential. Under the careful hand of the BBC it promises to be a huge hit on the scale of Sharpe as far as UK audiences go.

It should be easy for Sean to work out filming the Alfred scenes in between doing Legends for as long as Legends runs. There are currently 7 books out and the concluding book will be out this October, so it should have a nice run.

For those who might like to read them, be advised, get the whole series before you start. Once you start you'll burn a LOT of midnight oil as they are incredibly addictive, perhaps a bit more so than the Sharpe books. They cover a lot longer time period in a shorter number of books but with just as much intensity. And don't be surprised at the similarities between Uthred and Sharpe.

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Karrie A on July 10, 2014, 11:59:26 AM
Sean could also do "older Uthred". Near the end of the series, he is about 50 years old or so.  I think Father Beocca would be great.

I think the Skarsgard clan would also be naturals. Gustav is currently in the Vikings.


(Sorry don't know where to find the accents on my computer.)
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lighty on July 10, 2014, 01:42:25 PM
(Sorry don't know where to find the accents on my computer.)

Keyboard shortcuts for any accent or special character you can think of . . .

http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/codealt.html

I agree that Sean would be great as Father Beocca - he would have made a splendid Uthred 20 years ago, but that was then, not now.  I do not see him as Alfred, young or old, as Cornwell uses the biographer Asser's description of the king* - handsome but not strong; beset with illnesses; able to formulate great battle strategy, but not a particularly strong warrior himself, etc, etc.

*disclaimer - I tend to side with historians who question the validity of Asser's "Life" of Alfred, as it smacks of the kind of "makings of a saint" hagiography popular at the time it was written.  Alfred may well have been a much more typical medieval warrior king (and a better match, character-wise, for Sean).
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on July 10, 2014, 02:43:08 PM
I have similar thoughts on Alfred. I think he was much more warrior king than Asser makes him out to be. It will be difficult to cast him as he not that much older than Uhtred and you see him maturing along with him over the course of the books. Father Beocca starts off old and grows ever older, but has great presence and has a huge impact on the moral development of Uhtred.

I see Uhtred as a big, strapping warrior, able to swing that mighty sword as if it were a chopstick. None of the Skarsgard clan has the necessary bulk. They will likely be looking to cast the next Travis Fimmel as Uhtred, but I have a personal preference for Jai Courtenay.  He won't be having to spend a lot of extra time bulking up and working out to achieve the physical description of Uhtred.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on April 08, 2015, 01:24:29 PM
Lionsgate Developing ‘The Odyssey’ with ‘Hunger Games’ Team

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Lionsgate is developing a movie version of Homer’s “The Odyssey” with “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson attached.

Lawrence took over directing duties on Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” franchise (including the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 2″) after Gary Ross exited following the first film, and Jacobson has produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.

Peter Craig, who co-wrote the two “Mockingjay” films, is penning the script for “The Odyssey.”

“The Odyssey,” is believed to have been composed by Homer in the 8th century BC. It centers on Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy.
 
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/lionsgate-the-odyssey-francis-lawrence-nina-jacobson-1201468524/
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 08, 2015, 03:31:20 PM
It would be nice to see him back as the cheeky Odysseus, but you can bet your sweet arse they'll look for a really young cast, probably some of the youngsters they used in the Hunger Games films.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on April 08, 2015, 09:31:11 PM
I would be GREAT to have SEAN play ODYSSEUS again !! That's one of the reasons why I like SEBASTIAN !!
He's the closest character to ODYSSEUS !! They both like to intellectually TEASE people and they seem to get
a lot of enjoyment out of that activity. It amuses them !!



                                                            :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: SMcFirefly on April 09, 2015, 02:44:43 AM
Sean Bean, the LEAD in a big Hollywood BLOCKBUSTER?

That would be the day I have a nerdgasm...

It will never happen unfortunately.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 09, 2015, 10:19:13 AM
Have to agree. Boromir and Stinger-type roles is about as close to blockbuster lead as he's going to get. I can't recall any blockbuster leads that were in their 50s when they played leads. Face it, ladies, he's just getting too damn old. If he had ever had the mind to play the Hollywood game he would have had a career to parallel Brosnan, Eastwood, Ford, Douglas, Costner, Cage, Travolta, and the rest of that now over-the-hill-but-still-going-strong leading men crew.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: SMcFirefly on April 09, 2015, 04:36:59 PM
True that, it is a shame though because I would have loved to see (and have always hoped to see) Sean Bean have the lead in a Hollywood blockbuster!

The closest to this would probably be the Hitcher.

There is always a chance, just very small.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on April 10, 2015, 01:09:49 PM
I do think we'll still get to see him in a lot of blockbusters, but he'll be the older uncle or father to the lead or as the monomaniacal villain.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: SMcFirefly on April 10, 2015, 05:23:22 PM
Probably not no, but we cannot rule out the possibility.

Hell, I did not expect him to lead two television shows that were big in America (Game of Thrones, Legends), so anything is possible.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: kristin724 on April 11, 2015, 01:30:31 AM

Typical we have been waiting years for The Odyssey to come calling to it.  Troy had been made today, you know they would have already mapped out how they would have Troy Parts 1 and 2, Odyssey 1 and 2, and Hector: The Early Years, hehe. 

Perhaps they would court him for a supporting role in it though?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 21, 2015, 12:02:16 AM
Hugh Jackman Setting Sail for Lionsgate's 'The Odyssey'

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Hugh Jackman is in very early talks to star in Lionsgate's big Odyssey film.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence is helming the film, which is based on the Greek epic poem that centers on hero Odysseus’ journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes him a decade to reach Ithaca, where his wife Penelope and don Telemachus reside.

Talks with Jackman are very early. If the deal sticks, he'd play the hero Odysseus.
 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-jackman-setting-sail-lionsgates-816650


Hugh Jackman Considering The Odyssey
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45177



Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: SMcFirefly on August 21, 2015, 01:33:30 AM
Hollywood Blockbuster means no lead for Sean Bean :(.

I don't understand why Directors don't approach him for bigger roles.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Amber on August 21, 2015, 06:08:26 AM

It is a shame but then Hugh Jackman is always wanted after Wolverine and "Pan" is just about to come out so ...

The time for Sean to play Odysseus in an epic like "The Odyssey" would have been straight after "Troy" sadly when those "Gladiator"/mythical things were all the rage, and he was younger, and some might say, cuter leading man material.  My perception of him, if I was a casting agent, might have changed from hero to Dad when I saw him playing Sebastian Egan - unless he can get into a "Taken" type role soon, we might be seeing a lot of Dads, grandads even in his future!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 21, 2015, 01:37:03 PM
Amber hits it on the head. Our lad is more dad material now than he is hunky leading man. Jackman is a decade younger and has Hollywood bankability. If we're lucky he'll stumble into a Dante-type role in a spy or political thriller series, like David Baldacci's The Camel Club series or a reboot of Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park/Arkady Renko series but even then its more likely it would be in series format for HBO or Showtime rather than feature films. I'd loooooooove to see him get the lead in a telly adaptation of the Cpt. Gabriel Lacey Regency mystery series.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on August 22, 2015, 02:09:28 AM
If we're lucky he'll stumble into a Dante-type role in a spy or political thriller series,

Or he might suprise us and himself with a role like he did with Accused.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 22, 2015, 04:55:12 PM
Your RIGHT Patch !! Sean is always full of SURPRISES !!! He's interesting and NEVER BORING !!! Actually
this is a good time to be an older ACTOR. Patrick Stewart is starring in a NEW television show and other older
actors are starring in current movies as well. With Sean's TALENT there is lots of roles for him, he's NOT having
trouble finding work !! If they were smart they would cast him as ODYSSEUS. They could use CGI to make him
younger looking, and because most of the story is about him and his crew they could put a lot of hunky studs
in as his sailors. Unfortunately, they're just going to make another stupid action movie with lots of special
effects, violence, no dialogue or character develop, or SUBSTANCE !!! That's OK because I'm not going to
spend my money to see this JUNK !! However, what's really SAD is that they're totally missing the real story
about ODYSSEUS and who he was. Sean was so GREAT in Troy because he brought out the true ODYSSUS !!
NOT the manly hero, but the WITTY INTELECTUAL TRICKTER !! Who could always talk his way out of trouble !!
That's the ODYSSEUS I want to see !! So how about a TV series with SEAN as ODYSSEUS !!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 23, 2015, 08:13:46 PM
I would LOVE to see Sean in more DAD roles and don't forget FATHERS can be HERO'S. Just ask NED !!!


                                             :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on August 24, 2015, 05:17:20 AM

I didn't think Sebastian Egan was dad material at all. Not good husband material either-- LOL-- as the hard-bitten, hard-drinking, investigative journalist, but I could imagine a love interest being worked in somehow. And Dante is the sexiest persona of all of them. Martin's not bad, either.  :naughty:

Sean Connery was playing parts with romantic involvements into his 60s, wasn't he? It all depends on the story, on the part. I would hate to see our Sean doing boring dad roles yet (Ned Stark-type heroic dads are a different thing);  he has too much magnetism and intensity for that. He was hot in Cleanskin.

I agree it's too bad they didn't do Odysseus sooner after Troy; Sean was so great in the role, but I think it needs to be done by a man in his 40s. Oh... just looked it up and Kirk Douglas was in his 30s when he did it.

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Amber on August 25, 2015, 06:30:42 AM

I didn't think Sebastian Egan was dad material at all. Not good husband material either-- LOL-- as the hard-bitten, hard-drinking, investigative journalist, but I could imagine a love interest being worked in somehow. And Dante is the sexiest persona of all of them. Martin's not bad, either.  :naughty:

I was thinking more of how he is ageing - not bad at all - yum! - from our personal perspectives but we are not in Hollywood, obsessed with youth and a six pack!  Our darling man is starting to look his age; perfect for the roles he plays now but problematic, going forward, as Hollywood casts ever younger people in roles associated with older folk - so a woman of 30, not able to play the ingénue as they did at 19 with all the other new, fresh faces there always are to choose  from, might find themselves playing the mother of someone only a couple of years younger than them - ridiculous - but that's how things are there.  And did we really think it was appropriate for Martin to just so happen to be married to a super-model?  Wasn't Amber Valletta one of the breed who didn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 but we are supposed to buy the idea that she is a suitable spouse for a deep cover FBI agent?  Really - how would they meet?  Or Eva Longoria in "Any Day" - it's Hollywood nonsense.  Here/Europe once the youth and beauty bit fades, you can transition nicely in to the character parts, and if you never had the looks, you can still have a very good career with all of the other roles available. 

I can't see Sean getting a role like "Troy" or "Sharpe" which he did, not only just based on his talent, but in part, based on his dashing good looks then.  I can, however, see US casting agents seeing him getting older and as some of them can't see beyond the most recent thing you have done, he could be playing a lovely Dad like Ned for quite some time.  Sebastian is part of that group of roles I would think - they will see that and think of him for older character parts when they should be seeing someone who can do pretty much everything - including wearing a dress, what more do these people need, never mind walking on cobbles in stilettos which, as a woman I can't do, I don't know how he managed that!

Again, to me, of course, he could still do amazing action roles and there is the "Taken" franchise with an opening, or something in a similar vein, that he would be perfect for, it just takes a role that reminds people of what he can do so hopefully, to me, there is more Dante in S2 that will remind them!

Sean Connery was playing parts with romantic involvements into his 60s, wasn't he? It all depends on the story, on the part. I would hate to see our Sean doing boring dad roles yet (Ned Stark-type heroic dads are a different thing);  he has too much magnetism and intensity for that. He was hot in Cleanskin.

Personally, I found the Sean Connery and ever younger women thing sillier and sillier - how realistic in any way was a man his age being involved with Catherine Zeta Jones for example, not believable at all, even if was Sean Connery!  And I didn't say boring Dads - I just meant that age range and what Hollywood sees that as meaning, and more importantly, the roles it denies people they see in that way.  And yes, he was fab in "Cleanskin" - the perfect, age appropriate, dressed young and trendy but not too much so, and relevant, role for him - more of those I say!!!

I agree it's too bad they didn't do Odysseus sooner after Troy; Sean was so great in the role, but I think it needs to be done by a man in his 40s. Oh... just looked it up and Kirk Douglas was in his 30s when he did it.

Yes, it is a shame, he really was the perfect Odysseus, and Zeus for that matter.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on August 25, 2015, 09:54:03 AM
Amber, your main point is understood and I agree.

But -- hee hee-- you knew there would be a but, didn't you? Well, Amber Valletta. I really didn't like her because I thought she was hard and cold, and I thought they looked wrong together, but you don't learn until later that maybe she is supposed to be that way since she and Martin didn't meet and court at all.  If she was supposed to be a model, a missed that, but I don't think it matters. Models often don't have long careers. Eva Longoria I liked for him in that role. I thought they made a good pair. She is about 40, and that's a good age difference.

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...how realistic in any way was a man his age being involved with Catherine Zeta Jones for example, not believable at all, even if was Sean Connery!
Well, with her in particular it was believable. She married Michael Douglas who is a few decades older than she is.  And this is what I see in real life, too. Women who are single at age 55 or 60 tend to be invisible to men who are looking for dates/relationships. They are almost completely ignored while the men their age are focusing on gals in their 30s or 40s. It stinks, but it is what it is.

I hope, too, that he would get something like Taken. He's perfect for any kind of detective, spy, or thriller type thing. I also am really looking forward to the next season of Legends and to The Frankenstein Chronicles, and that they continue for a while.

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 25, 2015, 01:23:14 PM
All of you might be interested to know that when (what's his name ??? Having a senior moment) told the
producer of Taken 3 that he don't want to star in this movie because he was bored with the part. They told him
that's OK because we can get SEAN BEAN to take over this role !! The rest is history !! :frustrate:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on August 25, 2015, 04:48:21 PM
What's his name is Liam Neeson. 

Besides some of the roles already mentioned, I would like to see him in more roles like his in North Country.  It was a quiet, but effective and moving dramatic role.  He wasn't in that many scenes, but he conveyed his character's thoughts and cares so well.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Amber on August 26, 2015, 01:12:46 PM

I seem to remember that Michael Douglas underwent a full face lift whilst courting Catherine Z-J so even he could see the difference.  And was she depressed when she started going out with him or was it the realisation that with a failing career, and the carrot of the how ever much she gets for every year of the marriage, he is her best bet for a very cushy life, but she is going to be looking at the ever more wizened creature for the foreseeable future?  That would be enough to depress me!

A big franchise would be great for S. with lots of action and suaveness - maybe Dante could get a spin-off series, like an older Bond but without the limitations and 'morality' of MI5/6, or the gadgets; just the reliance on his skills, contacts and deviousness.  Smooth as an otters inside pocket that man!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Sable899 on August 26, 2015, 02:11:09 PM
My momma always said "Its just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man. The thing to remember is that no matter what his bank account says, you will still have to wake up next to him every morning."
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Amber on August 26, 2015, 02:35:47 PM

When I see these May/December relationships I'm reminded to two things; the first is a fake British chat show host who asked a very successful magician's assistant and later wife "so, what was it about the millionaire Paul Daniels that first attracted your attention?!"  This was way back when, when we didn't have that many millionaires, so being one was a big deal.

And the episode of "Sex and the City" where Samantha dates the older and very generous man with the very wrinkled tuchus!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViBdy1y-Gkk

Rich or poor, I don't wanna be looking at that if I can see a beautiful, pert Sharpe shaped one!!!!!

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 26, 2015, 04:16:31 PM
Thank you moonflower, for reminding me about Neeson. That's so scary !! However I did remember his
name after I had turned off the computer. Anyway getting back to ODYSSEUS. I was reading an article about
Pitt wanting to produce this movie and he wanted to be ODYSSEUS !! This was around 07, or 08. He was
meet with a lot of negative reactions to this idea, because his character had been killed of in TROY, and
Sean was a GREAT ODYSSEUS and most people that they polled wanted Sean to be ODYSSEUS and NOT Pitt.
So he dropped the idea completely !! So it's pretty clear to me that people DO want Sean in this role. The
only reason were talking about this character is because SEAN BROUGHT HIM TO LIFE and showed people
the real ODYSSEUS. The TEASING TRICKTER !! So if you think he's too old now to play this part, remember
we now have CGI and we can make him any age you want !! This is the FUTURE for all entertainment !! They're
using in movies and commercials NOW !!

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: moonflower on August 26, 2015, 05:05:46 PM
We all have senior moments, lasue.  Mine seem to come more frequently these days. 
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on August 27, 2015, 02:54:27 PM
Thank you moonflower, I've been taking GINKGO BILOBA 2 times a day. It helps, but it takes 3 weeks before
you see the improvement. Anyway getting back to CGI make-overs I think you will see a lot of the older
actors in STAR WARS getting a younger CGI look for this movie. So if they can do it why not Sean ???



                                                :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on March 07, 2016, 04:13:22 AM
Nicolas Cage Could Be Searching For Clues In New Sequel To National Treasure

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Nicholas Cage may be back to searching the United States and combing through its history in another National Treasure film. It has been nearly a decade on from the sequel’s release but no there is talk of a third film in Disney’s “National Treasure” franchise.

At the studio’s annual shareholders meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked a question about whether or not we might ever see another film in the series. He reportedly responded (via ComicBook.com) that another film is still being actively considered by both Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer:
http://www.business2community.com/entertainment/nicolas-cage-searching-clues-new-sequel-national-treasure-01475165#hRZMPD5J3gzL5R14.97
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lab183 on March 07, 2016, 10:49:17 AM
National Treasure was great and Sean was purrrfect in it. The sequel was stupid inmo. So, if they have a good script AND Sean again, it could be fun! I would really like to see Sean going toe to toe with the FBI guy, Harvey Keitel in the sequel...that could be really worth watching!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on March 07, 2016, 11:02:19 AM
The best thing in National Treasure was Sean's hair, IMO.    :butt:
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lab183 on March 07, 2016, 05:32:54 PM
Awwww c'mon National Treasure was just a fun popcorn movie - tailor made for a ride at the Disney theme park. I was chuckling the whole time, especially at the part where Nicolas Cage had to jump into the Hudson River! Not to mention Diane Kruger's off & on German accent which is weird because she IS German...so where did it go? Was she dubbed over? Funny stuff! And yes, Sean looked delicious in it and he got to keep his accent in it. Yum. What's not to like?! LOL!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on March 08, 2016, 08:10:40 AM
Okay, okay. I wouldn't mind a sequel at all. lol.  I'll amend my post to say:

The best thing in National Treasure was

(1) Sean!
(2) Sean's voice
(3) Sean's hair

 :slyfox
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lab183 on March 08, 2016, 08:58:38 AM
Well of course Sean was the best thing! I am not a big Nicolas Cage fan...I think he is over-rated. But, seeing him take a header into one of the nastiest and most polluted rivers in the whole world was, well hilarious! The price of stardom and not letting Sean get more screen time. LOL!
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on March 08, 2016, 09:05:28 AM
Haha! Yeah... not a fan of NC, either.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: lasue on April 08, 2016, 05:03:02 PM
On the news today they were talking about the Chinese film industry is REALLY GROWING BIG TIME !! Now they
want to compete with HOLLYWOOD. By making BIG BUDGET MOVIES with big name ENGISH speaking ACTORS !!
This could open a NEW MARKET of acting jobs for SEAN !! For more info watch 60 minutes this Sunday.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on July 29, 2016, 01:27:28 PM
I would love to see Sean in this.

BBC One announces landmark drama adaptation of Les Misérables by Andrew Davies

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Charlotte Moore continues her commitment to ambitious, high quality event drama on BBC One with the announcement of an adaptation of Les Misérables by the multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.

Announced today, a new six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, a 19th century classic and widely regarded as one of the greatest books ever written. This is a BBC Studios and Lookout Point co-production for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: “Andrew Davies' extraordinary skill for adaptation will bring the world-famous Les Misérables into powerful focus for a modern audience, with a multi-layered re-telling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. BBC One viewers can expect the same quality and scale from the team behind War and Peace in this epic tale of redemption and the healing power of love.”
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/les-miserables-andrew-davies



Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: crossing-sweeper on July 29, 2016, 03:49:12 PM
Me too! But he never seems to be included in these epic BBC dramas.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on July 30, 2016, 12:20:25 AM
I would love to see Sean in this.

BBC One announces landmark drama adaptation of Les Misérables by Andrew Davies

Which character would you like to see him do?

Me too! But he never seems to be included in these epic BBC dramas.

Why not, I wonder? He is one of the UK's best actors and one of the most famous. And, he looks great in period costume.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on July 30, 2016, 01:29:34 AM
Which character would you like to see him do?

No idea really,just want to see him in a big BBC production accessible to watch for all on a weekly basis.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on July 30, 2016, 05:25:38 AM
Yes, wouldn't that be heaven?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Karrie A on July 30, 2016, 08:40:43 AM
Which character would you like to see him do?

No idea really,just want to see him in a big BBC production accessible to watch for all on a weekly basis.

JAVERT!!! He'd be perfect.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Karrie A on September 11, 2016, 08:57:36 AM
Remember "Maudie?" It is featured at the Toronto Film Festival this evening. They cast Ethan Hawke instead of Sean.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on September 11, 2016, 09:06:19 AM
Remember "Maudie?" It is featured at the Toronto Film Festival this evening. They cast Ethan Hawke instead of Sean.

Thanks,Sean would've been great in this.


MAUDIE Clip | Festival 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_0GoO-hxDI





Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on November 26, 2016, 03:38:55 AM
How about Sean as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequels?

Why Casting Arthur Darvill As Young Dumbledore Would Be A Dumble-Bore! (http://moviepilot.com/p/fantastic-beasts-arthur-darvill-dumbledore-casting/4154214)


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But forgetting Darvill, there is one more choice for who would be the ultimate Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore!

Bean There Done That

Over at Movie Pilot we may have already fan cast our choice for who would make a great young Dumbledore, however, let's chuck one more name in for good measure: the gruff, fatherly Sean Bean.

The 57-year-old has the right balance of fun and seriousness to play Dumbledore, plus it's Sean f*cking Bean, he is a British institution. The Potter films gave us two very different version of the Hogwarts headmaster: Richard Harris was the frail and ancient Dumbledore, while Michael Gambon took on the overly aggressive "Grumbledore." Bean could easily strike that middle ground with his broad Sheffield twang.

The Fantastic Beasts films need to strike that careful balance between eccentric genius and imposing wizard force — don't forget that Dumbledore is the only wizard in the world that Voldemort was afraid of, while the battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald is the most infamous wizard duel in the world. The three-hour long battle resulted in Dumbledore's victory and winning of the Elder Wand.

Rowling revealed that the next four films will lead up to the battle and Dumbledore's ascension to headmastership, so why not Bean? He definitely has the screen presence to lead — he was Ned Stark duh! Plus, having Bean as Dumbledore would provide one of those rare films where he doesn't die during his time on screen. He might just need to hide that Sheffield accent a little bit (but not too much). Sorry Arthur, better move aside and start practicing your Polyjuice Potion, this film needs some Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Sean Beans to make it magical.

Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on November 27, 2016, 05:32:10 AM
How about Sean as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequels?

Why Casting Arthur Darvill As Young Dumbledore Would Be A Dumble-Bore! (http://moviepilot.com/p/fantastic-beasts-arthur-darvill-dumbledore-casting/4154214)



15 Actors Who Could Play Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts 2
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5. SEAN BEAN
 Though people are most familiar with Sean Bean as the former head (some pun intended) of House Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, the British actor has a long history of playing roles in fantasy, sci-fi, and action films. From 006 in GoldenEye to Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Zeus himself in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Bean has a number of hefty genre performances under his belt. With turns in the Silent Hill franchise, Jupiter Ascending, The Martian, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bean is just begging to be added to the cast of the Fantastic Beast franchise.

While he would have been a strong casting choice for the role of Dumbledore’s former friend and rival Gellert Grindelwald, he’d also make a pretty excellent Albus given his track record. He’s more than got what it takes to manage the drama and action of the film, and his role in Pixels, while not the best qualifier, at least proves he’s not adverse to some comedy. Plus, just imagine how the Internet would react if Ned Stark was cast as Albus Dumbledore; that alone is worth it.
http://screenrant.com/actors-casting-dumbledore-harry-potter-fantastic-beasts-movie-sequel/?view=all
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on November 27, 2016, 06:41:13 AM
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15 Actors Who Could Play Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts 2

Interesting list.  There are a few who, while they've given good performances in other things, I think Johnny Depp would simply steamroller. He couldn't steamroller Sean, but it would be fun to see him try.

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his role in Pixels, while not the best qualifier, at least proves he’s not adverse to some comedy.

This person must not have seen "Wasted."


Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: crossing-sweeper on November 27, 2016, 09:49:41 AM
Or the long-forgotten PRINCE which I still think is one of the best things he's done.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on November 29, 2016, 12:30:57 PM
OMG, I love Berlin Noir. I think Sean would be a perfect Bernie Gunther.

Old news but....

HBO Acquiring Philip Kerr 'Berlin Noir' Novels For Series
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EXCLUSIVE: HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are in early talks to acquire the Berlin Noir novel series by Philip Kerr. The plan is to develop this as a series that focuses on the police detective character Bernie Gunther in 1930s Germany, with the political climate and run-up to WWII and then the Cold War as the backdrop. Deal isn’t done yet, but I’m told that it will close. Numerous studios and producers pursued the property as a feature, but the author decided to go for a prestige series. He’s gone through enough development hell on the feature front on past books and HBO can point to enough successes like Game of Thrones to show the merits of an episodic adaptation of novels with storylines that span around 20 years. 
http://deadline.com/2012/04/hbo-acquires-phillip-kerr-berlin-noir-novels-for-series-256428/
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on November 29, 2016, 12:59:14 PM
In spring of this year, Kerr gave an interview and someone asked about movies. Nothing moving forward. Only interesting thing to me was that he said that years ago, he imagined Klaus Maria Brandauer in the role, but he is too old now.  Casting is probably the issue. I think a lot of people imagine Bernie as having a Bogart personality (I know I do), but not looking like Bogie.   Jeez, if they'd asked Sean 10 years ago, they could have done all the books.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on November 30, 2016, 12:01:06 AM
5 ACTORS WHO COULD PLAY DUMBLEDORE IN FANTASTIC BEASTS 2

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SEAN BEAN
 No, I’m not kidding. Despite how recognizable Sean Bean is as an actor, I could definitely see him dabbling in a little bit of wizardry for his role. We’ve seen him break hearts on other big budget fantasy properties like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, and we know the man, like Jared Harris, has played a large number of different types of characters.Throw a beard on Bean, change up his accent, and I’d say you have quite the compelling possibility here.
 While I could see the argument that perhaps Bean’s body build is a bit too wide for the part, we could always chalk that up to age. Besides, so long as he brings a great performance with him (and we’re sure he will), that difference in physicality won’t keep us questioning him for very long.
http://lrmonline.com/news/5-actors-who-could-play-dumbledore-in-fantastic-beasts-2
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on January 02, 2017, 11:08:11 AM
Has anybody read the DCI Ryan mysteries by LJ Ross? It came across my social media and somebody was suggesting Sean for Ryan in any future film. Would that suit him?  I think I might get the first one on Kindle because it looks interesting.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on January 04, 2017, 03:45:14 AM
So, you people who liked my comment, have you read the books or you just like the idea of Sean being a Detective Chief Inspector?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 04, 2017, 04:07:47 AM
So, you people who liked my comment, have you read the books or you just like the idea of Sean being a Detective Chief Inspector?

Sorry,I haven't read the books but like the idea of Sean being a Detective Chief Inspector.



The books look interesting    http://www.ljrossauthor.com/book-inner








Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on January 04, 2017, 04:23:12 AM
When his role as Marlott runs its course, I'd like to see him take on something like this.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on January 04, 2017, 04:46:25 AM
When his role as Marlott runs its course, I'd like to see him take on something like this.


Sounds good to me  :thumbsup: 
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Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. 

If only we could choose his roles for him......



Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on January 04, 2017, 01:42:17 PM
Yes, Sharpe, Boromir and Lord Eddard Stark are iconic. I would love to see him as a jedi master (how is it that he has never been in Star Wars?) to round out those iconic roles. After that, I'd like to see him as a detective, sort of like Colombo, but with moments of that dangerous and sexy edginess that only Sean can bring.
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on July 16, 2017, 09:44:12 AM
How about Sean as the next Dr Who?
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: patch on July 16, 2017, 11:01:18 AM
How about Sean as the next Dr Who?

Jodie Whittaker has been named as the new Doctor Who
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Jodie Whittaker has been named as the new Doctor Who.

The BBC confirmed that WhitTaker will take over Peter Capaldi when the actor leaves the show following the 2017 Christmas episode.

The announcement was made on Sunday July 16 on BBC One after the Wimbledon men’s final.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.
 
http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/16/jodie-whitaker-has-been-named-as-the-new-doctor-who-6782581/
Title: Re: Future work for Sean ??
Post by: Rebecca on July 18, 2017, 02:22:28 PM
Not particularly thrilled with this choice,  but hey she is from Yorkshire.