Skyrim: The Movie

Back at the end of 2012, I picked up the next instalment in the Elderscrolls series of video games from Bethesda, called Skyrim. The main selling point for me, along with the great reputation set by the previous games in this series, was that you could become a werewolf. I can tell you now, there is no greater joy than being able to fight a dragon as a werewolf.

I prefer my RPGs in a fantasy faux-medieval setting, and Skyrim is probably the most beautiful game I have ever seen. When I first played the game, wandering around the vast landscapes, I found I would regularly turn a corner to be greeted with a breathtaking view. Throw in the fact that Skyrim, a land in the fictional continent of Tamriel, is riddled with Nords (read Norsemen) makes it even more appealing. I have a weakness for all that Viking stuff.

I played the game all the way through, exhausting every quest and so started to drift and lose interest. The release of some DLCs got my interest, but annoyingly when I tried to play the new content my game would crash. I gave up. The solution I read was to have a completely new install. I intended to do this, but didn’t get around to it until recently.

I am now wondering why I ever left the game. I have found myself falling in love with it all over again.

Since there has been talk recently about a project in development for a feature movie of Assassin’s Creed, I started to wonder if there was a movie in Skyrim? I think there is. The most interesting quest chains, for me anyway, are the Companions, the main quest chain, and of course, the civil war. This would make for a spectacular movie, with a bit of a love interest thrown in.

With thoughts of a movie in hand, I started to think of a dream casting. Here are my suggestions.

liam-mcintyre-spartacus Male Dragonborn – Liam McIntyreLiam proved he can handle a sword in his part as the lead in Spartacus. He is young and fit, but mature enough to look battleworn, and world weary.
tumblr_static_mira Female Dragonborn – Ellen HollmanAnother cast member from Spartacus, and that is Ellen Hollman who played Saxa, a fierce warrior in Spartacus’ slave army. She has a grace and strength to her, that would be perfect for a female nord dragonborn.
2012-02-15-9440-2743_Gina_Carano_IMG_x900 Lydia – Gina CaranoGina is beautiful and strong. She even looks like Lydia I reckon. I can’t see her happy to be just a housecarl though. Lydia would be a great follower/love interest for a male dragonborn.
seanbeanasnedstark Jarl Balgruff – Sean Bean
I am always happy to see Sean on screen, and there is something about him that suits the faux medieval look.
220px-Dennis_Quaid_TIFF_2,_2012 Kodlak, leader of the Companions – Dennis Quaid
Almost 60 years old and still in fantastic shape, Dennis Quaid has the required gravitas and physique to play the role of Kodlak
23662932-black-and-white-portrait-of-a-hot-muscular-male-model-on-rooftop Farkas – mystery male modelI have no idea who this model is (if you do, then please tell me) but as soon as I saw a picture of him on the cover of a book, I was struck by how much he looked like Farkas. The dark hair and pale eyes, muscular form and strong jaw were very reminiscent of my favourite Nord.
JENNIFER MORRISON at The Prism Awards in Beverly Hills Aela – Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Morrison is more familiar as a blonde, but as you can see from this picture, she makes a very fetching red head. I think she has the beginnings of reasonable muscle tone, so with a little work she could do a very good representation of the bad ass huntress
146840271JK101_8th_Annual_A Vilkas – Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley is a fine actor who does not get nearly enough screen time. He would be perfect for the part of Vilkas, the slighter and grumpier brother of Farkas
draco Ulfric Stormcloak – Mads Mikkelsen
This character is actually voiced by Vladimir Kulich, but I always think that Mads would be great in this role. He has that whole Viking thing going on, and would be believable as the leader of the rebels
Callum-Keith-Rennie General Tullius – Callum Keith Rennie
Callum first came to my attention in BSG. He is an actor that will be able to pull off the serious but effective general of the Imperial forces.
christopher-plummer-image-4 Arngeir – Christopher PlummerChristopher actually voices the character of Arngeir, and I don’t if its because of this, or that the developers made a concious effort, I think Arngeir does actually look a bit like him.

 

 

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