Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Bob's Bloviating, Movies!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Hello, fanboys and fangirls, I’m Robert, but to those dozens of loyal Hold 322 listeners I’m better known as Ultimate Bob. As our show’s “staff of writer” it is my obligation to bring to you a weekly blog containing my ideas and opinions concerning comic books and all other things nerdy / geek. This week’s blog will be about my ideas for a feature film based on the bestselling, now classic 1998 video game, Starcraft.

 

starcraft_logo

 

It's a Zerg! Eek! Run!

It’s a Zerg! Eek! Run!

For several years now, it has been one of my dreams to write (and be paid lots of money for) a Starcraft screenplay. Given the chance I’d also love to produce or even direct the project. Of course none of those things are likely to happen, but since I’ve heard no news of a Starcraft film already in development, I can still dream about it, right?
I don’t want to use this blog to discuss all my ideas for the script, since it would follow fairly closely the story-line from the original game (and it’s expansion, Brood Wars) with only a few changes made to better make the story into a two hour film, but what I do want to write about are my ideas for the cast; at least for the seven main Terrain characters: Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, Arcturus Mengsk, Samir Duran, Edmund Duke, Alexei Stukov and Gerard DuGalle.

It's a Protoss! Cool! Run!

It’s a Protoss! Cool! Run!

Zerg and Protoss characters would likely be done by voice actors (preferably ones who did the voices for the games) and would be CGI or animatronics, so I won’t bother writing down casting ideas for them in this blog, either.
For anyone reading this blog who hasn’t played the game, the Zerg and the Protoss are alien races who battle with and against the human (Terrains) in the game. Also, go buy the game and play it as soon as you’re done reading this blog. You’ll love it, it’s freaking awesome!

Anyhow, without any further ado, this would be my first choice for a Starcraft cast:

Bradley Cooper as Jim Raynor

Bradley CooperJim Raynor_Illustrated Version

Jessica Chastain as Sarah Kerrigan (later, as a Zerg, the Queen of Blades)

 

Jessica ChastianSarah KerriganSarah Kerrigan as Zerg Queen
Jeff Bridges as Arcturus Mengsk

 

Jeff Bridges as Arcturus Mengsk
Idris Elba as Samir Duran

 

Idris ElbaSamir Duran
Billy Bob Thornton as Edmund Duke

 

Billy Bob ThorntonEdmund Duke_game image
Christoph Waltz as Alexei Stukov

 

Christoph WaltzAlexei Stukov
And Sir Ben Kingsley as Gerard DuGalle

 

Ben KingsleyGerard DuGalle
What do you think Starcraft fans? Did I get it right, or am I up in the night? Let me know in the comments what Hollywood actors would be in your dream Starcraft cast.
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Alons-y!