So, there’s this ongoing, constant, never-really-concluded-just-put-on-temporary-hiatus discussion/debate in my household (spanning three households now) about how to remake the Harry Potter movies.
No, sorry, that’s not quite right. The discussion is never how. How was pretty universally agreed on from the beginning: HBO miniseries spanning seven seasons. The question is always who.
Some choices are obvious, immediate, and non-negotiable (despite my roommate’s best attempts): Patrick Stewart as Mad-Eye Moody, Michael Caine as Dumbledore, and Samuel L. Jackson as Kingsley (Maggie only argues on the first two. No one I’ve ever met argues with the last). But with many, many others, we go round and round and round.
Here’s the list as it stands today. Tomorrow, most of it could change. And don’t hold back. I am more than open to suggestions (except that Patrick Stewart is Moody, Michael Caine is Dumbledore, and Samuel L Jackson is Kingsley).
(Note: I’m bad at movie-ing, and at TV-ing, so you may notice that a lot of these names come from a handful of mainstream shows that I happen to have time sometimes to watch. There’s a lot of Game of Thrones and BBC on here. Also, we don’t limit ourselves to British actors, because where’s the fun in that?)