Charlize Theron is AEON FLUX! (MERGED THREAD)

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  1. tyler payne

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    There is a story over at comingsoon.net (not enough posts to link, sorry). Anyway, I have been a big fan of the show and just hope they do justice to this project on the big screen. Plus it has Charlize. How do you go wrong with the beautiful Miss. Theron[​IMG]
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    Haha! Tyler, you beat me by about 10 minutes! Good job!

    From Variety:



    Let's hope it turns out better than Paramount's last two attempts at Lady Superhero fare. Those Tomb Raider flicks were fairly rancid.
     
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    MUWAHAHA! I beat Scott to the punch! Just one of the perks to being an insomniac, and internet addict.

    I do agree about your concerns. The problem for me with the "Tomb Raider" movies is that they were too much like a video game. What I mean by that is that, gamers please back me up, video games are fun to play, but it gets a bit boring just watching someone else play. The movies were like that for me, in that I felt that I was watching someone else manipulate characters, being totally indifferent to my wants and desires.

    But, I digress. Back to "Aeon Flux". Since this is not based on a game I don't think that trying to advance the plot with mindless action will be the major concern for Aeon. From what I remember from the show (I think the last time I saw an episode was about 7 or 8 years ago) there were some really good story lines and deep, complex characters. The animation was edgy, cool, sexy, and smart all at the same time.

    That is where I think the problem may lie. The esthetics of the show were so surreal, it was a perfect fit for animation. Bringing these same dynamics to a live action feature could be a tricky proposition. It is going to be a narrow path that the cast and crew tread, in keeping the style the animated show emanated.

    I'm not saying that it cannot be done. But, it could prove to be difficult.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. Lou Sytsma

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    Theron as Flux!?!? Yummy!
     
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    I just hope they don't make her get skinny.
     
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    Well, with the exception of Monster, she's pretty darn skinny, which is one reason why it is good casting.

    It will be interesting to see how the hairdoo looks in real life...

    Jason
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Yeah, but Aeon was borderline grotesquely skinny.

    It'll be interesting to see... I don't know if Charlize would be my first choice though.. she's too "cute" to be Aeon IMO.

    Not that I'm not interested in seeing her in the costume, though! [​IMG]
     
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    I know she's already Elektra, and even though I think she's overrated, I think Jennifer Garner would be a better casting choice for Aeon Flux.

    I'm really unsure of how they will pull this off as a live action flick.


    I agree with this entirely. Charlize is a beautiful woman, Aeon should have more of an edge to her appearance.
     
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    That's what I thought when I heard she was gonna play...Aileen Wuornos! [​IMG]

    Personally, I'd have liked to see...say....Milla Jovovich or Parker Posey as Aeon Flux.

    But here's the trillion dollar question: who should they get to direct the thing? Alex Proyas? Jonathan Mostow? David Fincher? [​IMG] Hey, I can dream, can't I? More likely they'll hire a German Swedish French guy named Qualoz. He directed the last three Sinead O'Connor videos.
     
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    I could get behind Milla as Aeon Flux, but I wouldn't back Parker Posey.

    Be Seeing You,
    David Blackwell
     
  12. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    I'd have gone with Carrie Anne Moss about 5 years ago...Charlize is good, but looks nothing like the character.

    -Dennis
     
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    I also immediately thought of Carrie-Anne Moss (5 years ago) as well for this role.

    I think you need someone with the sharp sleek cheekbones if you want the actress to look like the character.
     
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    Exactly Patrick! [​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
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    2 totally unrelated comments about this...

    First of all, i can't see how this is going to work as a live action film. I hope it does, i'm just having a hard time seeing it as anything other than animated.

    Second, i wouldn't have chosen Charlize for the role based on appearance but after seeing her transformation i'm willing to at least give it a chance. And yes Aeon is skinny so Charlize has that covered, but what about Aeon's ummm ample (seems an understatement) breasts. I think we might be looking at beyond even tomb raider proportions here. Prosthetics? CGI Enhancements?
     
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    My question is who do they get for Trevor Goodchild?? Curious to see peoples ideas.
     
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    They'll probably completely f' it up and not even have a Trevor. [​IMG] Aren't I just ever the optimist?
     
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    My vote for trevor Goodchild: Barry Del Sherman (aka. Butterfield, Clive Barker's Lord Of Illusions)
     
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    Wow. Just...wow.

    Anyone think this will force MTV to get off their lazy asses and release the rest of the Aeon Flux episodes on DVD? [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm a big fan of the weirdly surreal Aeon Flux, love that style of animation, my favorite Animatrix segment, Matriculated, is by the same animators. Not sure how it would translate to live-action. I would have preferred a full length animated movie.
    Let's hope it's not another Tank Girl.
     

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