Drizzt Do'Urden movie from Dreamworks

#1 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreamworks is planning to produce a film staring Drizzt Do'Urden with Wesley Snipes in the title role. The movie is still 2 years or so away. That time frame may change depending on the degree to which LOTR is a success. Get ready for a new wave of fantasy movies if LOTR is a monster smash. It's a sign of how poorly heroic fantasy movies have historically performed that there are not more imitators trying to come out around LOTR. (Yeah, yeah, Conan. Name another popular success. Ator and Hawk the Slayer don't make the cut.)Number one on the supporting cast wish list is Lawrence Fishburn as Jarlaxle. WOTC/TSR was shopping an Icewind Dales Trilogy script. I've heard the decision is between trying to film from the novel or create an original story with the characters, possibly by/with Salvatore. Huge lift for D&D, Forgotten Realms, and Role-playing in general. Dreamworks hasn't made a bad movie yet. I'd love to see their creative teams take on Heroic Fantasy.

#2 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

sidenote: thats from 2001 and just been picked up again

#3 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah i am on the paths of Darkness series the one right before the Hunters Blade trillogy

#4 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

Man i hope its not Snipes...i just cannot see him at all being drizzt. hey warlock do you read the books ?

#5 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

yup, just got done with halflings gem

#6 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah i think that is apart of the Legacy of the Drow series of books . thats a really good series

#8 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to read the Dark Elf trillogy again

#9 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

it is and i love it :P

#10 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

lol well i have the paperback but i would like to have it on my computer so i can read it at work that would be great .

#11 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

i got it on my PC <.<

#12 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

sure hope so!

#13 Posted by DEADPOOL (2702 posts) - - Show Bio

It oughta be good!

#14 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to read the Sellswords series

#15 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

is it good?

#16 Posted by Deathshroud (1620 posts) - - Show Bio

not sure it is like a set of side stories about artemis and jarlaxel

#17 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no way Snipes will play Drizzt. If he does I shudder to see how this movie will be done.

If they give Salvatore any say Snipes will not be playing Drizzt.

#18 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathshroud says:

"I want to read the Sellswords series "

Yes that series is good, and it delves more into Artemis's history. It also shows how crafty Jarlaxle is with mamipulating people.

#19 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

Andferne says:

"There is no way Snipes will play Drizzt. If he does I shudder to see how this movie will be done.If they give Salvatore any say Snipes will not be playing Drizzt."

then who will?

#20 Posted by Northalius (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read The Dark Elf Trilogy, and now I'm nearing the end of The Icewind Dale Trilogy, myself! About 30 pages left 'til the end! I bought all the books with Drizzt in advance, except the last 3 (which I won't have to buy for a while)!

Ever since the first book I read of Drizzt, I thought of how great it'd be if they made a movie out of it! But, they'd have to do it GOOD! Wesley Snipes definitely doesn't fit the role, imo. I think we actually need a "no name" actor to do the job; he'd have to be in his early 20's, I think; with a pretty young looking face. Have the guys from X-men movie come over and help with the special effects, too. Remember NightCrawler? That'd be close to what I could picture Drizzt looking like... minus the weird teeth, of course; darken the skin to a more blackish-gray, and make him have lavender eyes. It'd be great.

They'd have to make this one BIG budget, like Lord of The Rings! If it's low budget, it'll not work well, imo. Maybe the guys from The Matrix could help with some special effects, too! Imagine Drizzt fighting really fast, and then it slows down in certain parts, just to see the swords moving, especially when he fights Entreri.

They'd have to take a lot of time out to pick the right actors and actresses, though.

The guy that played Gimli in The Lord of The Rings, would be a perfect Bruenor Battlehammer! Obviously. Don't know how many people'd be like "Uh... THAT'S GIMLI! WHAT'S he doing in this movie!?" LOL! Oh well. :P

They'd have to get someone aspiring to be the next "big thing" in WWE wrestling, to play Wulgar. A good actor, though; not cheesey!

It'll be easy to get any lil beautiful Scottish chick to play Cattie-Brie. ;)

And so on.

They already made LOTR great, so this movie shouldn't be hard, since it too, is of the same type of fantasy: elves, dwarves, humans, etc.

#21 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"Andferne says:
"There is no way Snipes will play Drizzt. If he does I shudder to see how this movie will be done. If they give Salvatore any say Snipes will not be playing Drizzt."
then who will?"

http://rasalvatoreforums.yuku.com/topic/371

There are a lot better choices than Snipes (plus his legal actions might keep him out of movies for a while lol)

Keep in mind Drizzt is 5'4" and about 130 pounds. I won't even touch the racial issues that will come up from Snipes in that role as well. All that can be found and discussed in that link.

#22 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

ah now i did :P

#23 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

That link has tons of ides for the Drizzt movie as well as who to cast for the parts. My picks are in there....somewhere.

#24 Posted by warlock360 (27957 posts) - - Show Bio

sorry cant check it out now im loggin off^^ cya

#25 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

peace

#26 Posted by DEADPOOL (2702 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Snipes better not be playing Drizzt.

Maybe Jarlaxle...


Post Edited:2008-03-08 10:40:17

#27 Posted by Modi (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes as Drizzt...

That would be like asking ohhh say Verne Troyer to play Thor.

#28 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even as Jarlaxle. He doesnt have the charisma to pull off that role.
Post Edited:2008-03-09 23:20:56

#29 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

Snipes makes no sense for the role. He looks nothing like Drizzt, or any other 'elven' character for that matter.

#30 Posted by Queen Kong (1604 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow.Who would have guessed?

#31 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to see Natalie Portman, or Kiera Knightly play Catti-brie.

#32 Posted by fesak (7029 posts) - - Show Bio

Andferne says:

"There is no way Snipes will play Drizzt. If he does I shudder to see how this movie will be done.If they give Salvatore any say Snipes will not be playing Drizzt."

I agree with that, Snipes would be a really bad casting. And by that i mean awful.

Jim says:

"Ray Park would be my first choice for the roll of Drizzt. My only concenrn would be his acting and voice. He has the physical skills but I have yet to see him in a role where he does something besides fight."

Ray Park would be fine if he didn't have any lines.

I can't think of anyone really, that would make a good Drizz't. Maybe Gerard Butler? On the other hand there are tons of unknown actors that are great.

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#33 Posted by Syries (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Sellsword series is awesome! oh and im waiting for pirate king to come out, I've read everything about Drizzt and stuff like that except for demonwars series, Cleric Quintet, and Dragonlance

#34 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio

Drizzt seems like an interesting character. I didn't know about him until I unlocked him in Baldur's Gate.

#35 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Static Shock said:
"Drizzt seems like an interesting character. I didn't know about him until I unlocked him in Baldur's Gate."
Dark Alliance?
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#36 Posted by Precise (22883 posts) - - Show Bio

No idea who he is, but his page is impressive..

#37 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Dark Alliance?"
Yep. He was only playable for one dungeon that was hard to beat.
#38 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

I had that game!

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#39 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
Precise said:
"No idea who he is, but his page is impressive.."
Same thing I said. LOL. I don't have the patience to do all that. Though, it sets it apart from other pages here. I wish all pages were like that one.
#40 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"I had that game!"
I borrowed it for a while. It didn't take me long to beat. I was upset with the game being too short and not being able to unlock everything. Champions of Norrath satisfied me more, but that could have been longer, too.
#41 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Precise said:
"No idea who he is, but his page is impressive.."
That's how Dani's is going to look

Static Shock said:
"pixelized said:
"I had that game!"
I borrowed it for a while. It didn't take me long to beat. I was upset with the game being too short and not being able to unlock everything. Champions of Norrath satisfied me more, but that could have been longer, too."
the first on or the second one?

Norrath was garbage.. touched it once in my 4 years of owning it
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#42 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"the first on or the second one?

Norrath was garbage.. touched it once in my 4 years of owning it
"
The first one. My brother and I hawked through that game immediately. Champions: Return to Arms wasn't as good, even though I beat that one as well. It was longer, even if it did seem... bland.
#43 Posted by Precise (22883 posts) - - Show Bio
Static Shock said:
"Precise said:
"No idea who he is, but his page is impressive.."
Same thing I said. LOL. I don't have the patience to do all that. Though, it sets it apart from other pages here. I wish all pages were like that one."
indeed it should, wow the guy got like 15000 points only on this page o_O

pixelized said:
"Precise said:
"No idea who he is, but his page is impressive.."
That's how Dani's is going to look
That's how Cannon's page is gonna look, maybe Aspen's as well =)
#44 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Precise said:
pixelized said:
"Precise said:
"No idea who he is, but his page is impressive.."
That's how Dani's is going to look
That's how Cannon's page is gonna look, maybe Aspen's as well =)
"
Excuse me, that's how Dani and Sara's will look [=

Static Shock said:
"pixelized said:
"the first on or the second one?

Norrath was garbage.. touched it once in my 4 years of owning it
"
The first one. My brother and I hawked through that game immediately. Champions: Return to Arms wasn't as good, even though I beat that one as well. It was longer, even if it did seem... bland."
Yeah my sister and i blazed through the first one... I didn't know drizz was playable though... i thought it was only the second one
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#45 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Yeah my sister and i blazed through the first one... I didn't know drizz was playable though... i thought it was only the second one"
He's playable in Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Drizzt isn't associated with the Realm of Norrath.
#46 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

I meant Dark Alliance II

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#47 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"I meant Dark Alliance II"
Oh. He's in that game as playable character? Like, the whole game?
#48 Posted by Marshall Madness (248 posts) - - Show Bio

I have read every Salvatore novel concerning Drizzt and his friends including the Cleric Quintet and the Sellswords trilogy. They are some of my favorites of all time. That being said I believe, a live action movie would be a disaster. It would cost just as much or more then LOTR to make it right and no studio is going to gamble that type of money on something as unknown to the general public as Drizzt. So here's what's going to happen, they are goin to make a crappy movie, and when it sucks, blame the source material instead of low budget, shitty casting and a stupid director.  I think the franchise would be better served as an animated series of movies with a japanamation edge, i.e. not afraid to show a little blood or skin when appropriate. I hope Salvatore will be very careful about who he lets interpret his characters.

#49 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF WESLEY SNIPES


EPIC FACE PALM

#50 Posted by Marshall Madness (248 posts) - - Show Bio

Drizzt IS a unlockable playable character in BOTH dark alliance games. use the level warp code to beat the game fast then you can play through as Drizzt from jump!

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