|08-23-2006, 04:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Long time lurker, first time poster... and lifelong WATCHMEN fan (well, since '86, when it first hit the stands!)
As such, I'm torn over the merits of the latest movie proposal ramping up over at Warner Bros. under Zack 'DotD/300' Snyder - how can this sublime work possibly be successfully translated to the screen in all of it's multi-faceted complexity, yadda yadda yadda? Hurm.
Such doubts aside, if the movie IS gonna happen, then I want the best for it... which is the reason I'm here. I know that what I'm about to lay on ya is normally the stuff reserved for fanboy casting wish lists too numerous to mention, but I'm presenting it in its own stand-alone thread in order to bring it to the attention of the masses and to enlist the active assistance of your good selves.
My proposal is simply this:
Hey, Warner Bros. -
He's the right age, right height (5' 06), has got the right look (unconventional, not typically Hollywood pretty boy), and jeez... can he DO intense and creepy! :
Cast DOUG HUTCHISON as RORSCHACH in your WATCHMEN movie!
With a varied body of work behind him, on stage and screen (he's more than proved his acting chops), the guy who gave us The X Files's fearfully flexible flesh-eater Eugene Tooms, and The Green Mile's slimily sadistic guard Percy (smooshes Mr Jingles, remember? SONOFABITCH!) is THE ideal choice to portray everybody's favourite personality disordered, finger snappin' vigilante loon Walter Kovacs, aka Rorschach.
Need convincin'? Check him out in these shots; it's the comic come to life!:
NO! MY FACE! GIVE IT BACK!
C'MON WALTER... DO IT FOR ME , HUH?
YOU KEEP CALLING ME WALTER. I DON'T LIKE YOU.
WELL? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? DO IT. DO IT!
So convinced am I of this, I've commenced a proactive campaign of support for Mr H in this fanboytastic role (generally, I've been pestering anybody and everybody I can think of that has a part to play in bringing WATCHMEN to the screen!) I've been on to The Man himself via his own official site, and have received this response in my inbox:
Thank you (and others) for your enthusiasm regarding Doug's involvement as Rorschach in THE WATCHMEN movie (o:
Presently, Doug is reading the script and his agents are investigating. The project is still in its infancy as there doesn't seem to be a Casting Director attached, yet, nor casting sessions available. In the meantime, if you and other fans would like to start a DOUG HUTCHISON AS RORSCHACH campaign of sorts and deluge Zach Snyder and Prods at WB with e-mails and such, I'm confident it couldn't hurt Doug's chances to snag the role. If we could get a Worldwide fan base amped up about the idea, believe me: The Powers to Be at WB will listen!
MC (Doug Hutchison's Personal Assistant)
Well - seems that Doug's interested enough to want to check out the existing script and get his agents on the case! I sincerely believe that he is THE right man for the job, such is his proven ability as represented by his body of work, coupled with his perfect physical characteristics to play the part of Walter Kovacs/Rorschach. This will be the defining role of his career, such is the controversial complexity of the character, Rorschach being simply one of the best studies in sociopathy and most affecting commentaries on the human condition ever to see print in any medium, comics or otherwise.
So rather than being just another wish list casting suggestion then, seems there's a chance (albeit in it's infancy) that this one might go on to become a reality - it helps when the object of the support has shown an interest in the project himself!
So, whaddaya say folks? Wanna join the cause and see if, just this once, the fans can make their voice heard and make a difference...?
If so, then I would ask that you join me in doing what Doug's own PA suggests, and start deluging the film makers at Warner Bros. with our support for Mr H in this role. I've invaded just about every comics/movie board going with this in order to whip up word of mouth, and am in the process of getting hold of some influential email addies, so that some strategic messages can be delivered right to the very heart of the WATCHMEN movie making/casting/producing/directing process - watch this space for details!
I Leave It Entirely In Your Hands...
I sincerely thank you for having given up your time to read this post.