A long time ago, on a planet really nearby, I started a list of actors who I thought would play the characters in the first installment of The Darkside Trilogy were it to come to the screen.
I have a page from my Daytimer dated November 21, 2009. In it (there will be no spoilers in this post) I listed the major characters and who I would love to have play them in a screen adaptation. So here we go:
Norma Lancaster - Rosario Dawson
Alan Richards - Justin Long
John Mathews - Nicholas Cage
Sydney Atkins - Gloria Reuban
Martin Harris - Dustin Hoffman
POTUS James Bender - Gene Hackman
Commander Ames - Joe Morton
Pete - Samuel Jackson
General Kaminski - Christopher Walken
Dr. Paul Milton - Wilford Brimley
Dr. Susan Roscoe - Wanda Sykes
Diane Churchill - Joan Allen
Remember, this was in 2009. For those who may have read Discovery, I'd like to hear your ideas if they differ from mine.
I would amend my list to drop Sam Jackson from Discovery and instead have him or Morgan Freeman play Lucius Walker in Conception and Confrontation.
Nice picks, can I be a guy walking in the background?
We'd have to give you at least one line so you get paid!