In the post where I mentioned that we had made a movie cast for the Ranger's Apprentice movies it was greeted with enthusiasm, and so I've decided to do this post, on what and how we would do our own Ranger's Apprentice movie.
Will Treaty, will is the main character of the entire series, he's implusive, small for his age, and is known to ask more than one question all in one go. He's smart, and loyal and very protective. He also has a very nice sense of humour. Sometimes he even thinks it matches Halt's. (No luck there :P)
Halt O'Carrick, mentor to Will as well as father figure, husband to Pauline and best friend to the Commandant of the Ranger's he's doing alright. The most notable things about Halt are his sense of humour, his cleverness at adapting situations to his favour, his faith in Will, and the fact that everyone thinks his six feet tall and a giant, with a massive longbow, which never hesitates to annoy him.
Horace Altman, the first worse enemy of Will and then best friend he is a knight, clumsy on his feet compared to Rangers but not your average 'bash and whacker' as Halt and Will term knights. He's loyal, brave, determined and would be a good guy to have around if you ever needed protection.
Gilan, Halt's former apprentice, an expert of unseen movement, good friends with both Will and Horace, amusing, the only Ranger to carry a sword and cares deeply for Halt. Very sweet on Jenny, too. :)
Pauline, head of the diplomatic service, mentor of Alyss, and wife of the legendary Halt. She is wise, kind and very smart. She is probably the only person who can make Halt scared. She is also a mother figure to Will.
Alyss Mainwaring, Will's childhood sweetheart, and finally wife in the Lost Stories. She is kind, gentle buisness-like at times and can be rather jealous at times. She is punky and fun and I prefer her over Evanlyn.
Played by Jennifer Lawrence, once again I haven't seen her in anything as I am not allowed to watch the Hunger Games, she could do a good job though.
Princess Casandraa/Evanlyn. Good friends with Halt, Will and Horace, a bit of a love triangle and jealousy between herself and Alyss, who finally reconcile themselves in book ten. Wife to Horace (in book eleven) Uses a sling as her primary defence, resouceful, strong, independent.
Erak Starfollower, Jarl, becomes Oberjarl, very good friends with Halt, Will, Horace and Evanlyn. Anyone who does somehting he soen't like he threatens to brain with a battle-axe. A good navigator and loves his ship Wolfwind, has a good sense of duty when it comes to his crew and is not a someone who isn't interested in new ideas and ways of attack.
Morgarath, the evil lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night. Gets killed by Horace and is a very big irritation to Halt. He is described as tall and mad. But than most bad guys are mad aren't they?
Crowley Meratyn, old comrade and best friend of Halt. Loves dogs and tells everyone contiunuesly in book eight what a genius he is. He's not modest obviously. He has a good sense of humour and is not as stern as Halt is.
Selethen, the Arridi Wakir of the province of Al Shabah, becomes good friends with Halt, Will, Horace, Evanlyn, Gilan and Svengal when they come in book seven to see about Erak's release. He is very fond of coffee, cares about the men under his command and is very just. He is also in book ten, as a nice additon. :)
Svengal, Erak's first mate more of a secondary character but good, nontheless. Likes to think that he is superb when it comes to joking and is rather kind to Will and Evanlyn when they are prisoners of the Skandians.
Slagor-traitor to the Skandians, rather annoying and always looks 'shifty' according to Erak. :P He also reveals Evanlyn's identity of being Princess of Araluen.
Keren-Villain of the fifth and sixth books. Until almost the end of the fifth book everyone thinks that the real bad guy who has been poisoning Lord Syron and such is his own son, Lord Orman. Keren is a good bad guy. When I say good, I mean good at being bad. I do feel a bit sorry for him, but then he hurt Alyss, and anyone who hurst Alyss stinks
Orman, son of the castle lord. Looks to be the person behind the mysterious happenings at Macindaw and suspected of sorcery when Lord Syron's mysterious illness comes about. He isn't a too likable character, too. And it is really easy to suspect he's the bad guy. He's not of course and asks for Will's help to get out of the castle, he's also a bit more shrewd than people will give him credit for. :)
Depauierux- The evil knight who imprisons Halt and Horace on their way to Skandia. He's Gallaican (French) and basically controls the area because of the aura of cruelty that he creates by killing all knights that might show a wee bit of skill with a sword. Which is why he decided to pop by and say hi to Horace.
Tennyson-villain of books eight and nine. A skilled speaker and everyone thinks he's really nice. But he's not. Basically he's the 'prophet' of the 'god' Alsias and the the only way people can save themselves from all the bad stuff that is going on is to give all the valuables and gold to the 'golden god' and he will save them. Basically he's a con artist people believe.
Sean O'Carrack-Halt's nephew appearing in book eight. A good man who is loyal to his king. He's not that much of a main character but I love him.
Played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Master Chubb- Official chief of castle Redmont, has a habit of hitting people on the head with a ladle.
Played by Jack Black
Malcolm- The 'bird-like' healer appearing in books five, six, nine and a very brief appearance in eleven. A good man gentle and not one for violence. Hates to see anyone be hurt, even enenmies. Great at illusions and a rather friednly guy all round.
Gundar Hardstriker-Wolfship skirl of Wolfwill, good friend of Alyss, Will and Horace, likes his battleaxe as most Skandians do, and is a rather 'modern' Skandian as he adapts to the new sail whereas Erak does not apporve.
King Duncan- King of Araluen, good friends with Baron Arald and Halt. Father of Princess Cassandra, a good, stong man.
Possible: Tom Cruise as Xander, Orman's rather annoying secretary. Dad actually hates Tom Cruise and he suggested him to play Borsa but he's not really the build.
Directed by: Vellvin, Saxon and Rogan O.
Music by: Howard Shore or Hans Zimmer, some disagreement on this point as of yet.
Undecided roles: Buttle, Ragnak, Yusal, Shigeru, Arisaka, Shukin, Genovesans.
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post. It's a dream, of course, but a good dream.