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The voice of Aslan....

If this is legitimate, well, it is too good to be true. I know it's early yet, but still...

Wow.

The Aslan/Jedi connection works for me.

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euclase
Jul. 13th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
I just asked my brother, who says Rhythm & Hues (the animation company responsible for Narnia's digital effects) has hired a technical director to track camera movements for recorded actor video--what they need to match the digital animation to the actor's face. So they must have somebody over there in Cali, recording something.

Of course I've been holding out for Jason, but I know he's busy filming in Rhode Island for the Brotherhood series, so I'm perfectly happy with Liam Neeson, if that's who it is.

:-D
maidoforange
Jul. 13th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
Jason Issacs? In a series? What it is about? Sounds cool already.
euclase
Jul. 13th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
You betcha. It's about two brothers--one bad, one good, living in an Irish neighborhood in Rhode Island.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457229/

:-)


PS: At the risk of spamming Amy's journal, do you mind if I friend you?
maidoforange
Jul. 13th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Methinks you will like the first video on this page...

http://wildswanspond.com/wildswan/vids2.html
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the insider scoop! I do think Jason Isaacs would have been wonderful, as well, but I'll be very happy if it is, in fact, Liam Neeson. :)
galadhir
Jul. 13th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anyone better, not only can he do the full range from gentle to scary, but he has a voice with a bit of growl in it just perfect for a lion :) Excellent news!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Yes indeed - good point! :)
melissagay
Jul. 13th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Much as I abhor the trend of using celebrity voices in place of talented voice actors who can truly *act* with *just their voices* to breathe life into a character, I'm all for giving Liam Neeson a chance at this role! He even looks leonine! :-)

(Since I've opened the can of worms on your LJ, I have to now state that I am definitely *not* against the voiceover industry using actors who *also* happen to be talented voice-actors-- James Earl Jones, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria leap to mind. I merely object to the use of actors *purely* on the basis of their star-power without heed for their actual vocal capabilities.)

(Wow... I just realize that Aslan has James Earl Jones's voice in my head!... Hmm... shouldn't he have a British accent?... Great, now my head hurts. ;-))
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
I merely object to the use of actors *purely* on the basis of their star-power without heed for their actual vocal capabilities.

I know what you mean, and I agree 100%. I am happy about Liam Neeson - by the way, he did great voice work in the series Liberty's Kids, and has narrated some terrific documentaries - and you're right, he even looks leonine!

James Earl Jones is the God of voices, though. Accent, schmaccent. :)
maidoforange
Jul. 13th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes! Liam Neeson would be perfect! And, yes, he does have a leonine look.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Yay! I agree! :)
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eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry! I agree about Ralph Fiennes, by the way -- I don't want to mix my Aslan and my Voldemort! ;)
agentxpndble
Jul. 13th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Welcome to cross-over hell... Just kidding. Seriously, Liam=Aslan-awesome!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
LOL! I know what you mean! ;) It is cool, though, innit?

BTW, I just watched "Murder City." Loved the wink. I see what you mean about the voice, though it wasn't as drastic as I'd feared. The personality was there 110%, though, and I melted like always. *happy sigh* No one else can get so much bang out of every second of camera time. I owe you yet again.
randomalia
Jul. 14th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
Ahh! *flail* He has a perfect voice! Of course, it would also be terrible: one should not lust after Aslan's voice. :p
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 14th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Yes, the lust bit is a tad disturbing... but I'm sure I'll find a way to live with it. *wink* I hope this proves to be the true casting!
sneezythesquid
Jul. 14th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
While I wish they could have gone with the original casting of Brian Cox, Liam is an acceptable substitute. ;)
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