Check ‘em out over at Cinematical.
My first impression? Will is so . . . blond. I think the first image is supposed to be Will’s sister Mary, though, according to IMDB, they’re calling her Gwen (some sister condensation going on).
I was assuming that the man with the dark beard was Hawkin, but, after reviewing the cast list, I think he’s actually Ian McShane as Merriman Lyon, which is kind of disappointing. He’s not nearly tall enough, and his hair and beard should be white!
Apparently the actor playing Hawkin is 25, which seems like a poor choice. How can he convey the bitterness and world-weariness of someone who has borne a burden for centuries?
On the other hand, Christopher Eccleston is looking very suitably sinister as the Rider. I suspect that he’ll be a joy to watch, no matter what the rest of the movie is like.
Add comment May 21st, 2007