Ideal cast and crew for a "Shana Saga"

What would be a good cast and crew for a series of live-action adaptations of Shakugan no Shana
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“ Role: Yuji Sakai
Stunt actor

Yes, some may not think highly of him, but he could use this film series to try to improve his acting. ” - ryanasaurus007
Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ Roles: Shana and Yukari Hirai
Stunt actress

Dead girl walking, anyone? Yukari's already dead; she gets extinguished early on, and since Shana takes on her appearance to preserve what's left of her memory, it's only fair that the same actress to play Shana should also play Yukari. As for Shana herself, Emma would definitely be good at the tsundere type, if what I've seen of her is any indication. I can clearly imagine her yelling "Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!!!" at Freddie Highmore for asking stupid questions or making smart remarks toward her.

Also, if she ever writes screenplays, this epic series could be a good workout for her. ” - ryanasaurus007
Kay Panabaker
Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta...
“ Role: Kazumi Yoshida

Yuji's other love interest, still a human like Shana once was before becoming a Flame Haze. She certainly can't deal with a life without Yuji and is utterly shocked when he rejects her in favor of Shana. ” - ryanasaurus007
Tilda Swinton
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian...
“ Role: Margery Daw

This heavy drinker is out for revenge against the Silver-Haired Denizen. Imagine her shock, therefore, when said Denizen possesses Freddie Highmore! ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Role: Hayato Ike

Yuji's best friend and a passive competitor for Kazumi's heart. He has a real heart of gold. ” - ryanasaurus007
Marion Cotillard
Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
“ Role: Chigusa Sakai

Yuji's mother. She and Shana are on friendly terms, but she's still clueless about her true nature and what her son has become. She later becomes pregnant (supposedly). ” - ryanasaurus007
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ Role: Wilhelmina Carmel

This Flame Haze in a maid dress can kick some butt by manipulating objects. While she won't use "de arimasu" at the end of her sentences here like she does in the light novels, manga, and anime, at least that's not as integral to the Shana mythos as "Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!!!" is. ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Role: Marchosias
Supervising sound editor

While out for revenge for the wrong done to Margery (who also seeks revenge for the same deed), at least he has a reason for it; he and Margery are connected, and their quarry happens to be the Silver-Haired Denizen. ” - ryanasaurus007
Skandar Keynes
Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...
“ Role: Keisaku Satou

One of a pair of truants. He falls for Margery, but after learning what she really is, he's determined to support Margery even if it means transferring to a different school. ” - ryanasaurus007
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
“ Role: Eita Tanaka

The other truant and Keisaku's friend. He's more affectionate toward Margery. ” - ryanasaurus007
Georgie Henley
Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "Babushka: A Christmas Story" and "The Pied Piper", prior to landing her first role in a film...
“ Role: Matake Ogata

If she gets this role, wait until she serves the opposing team at the start of each game! POW! Got their noses! ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Role: Kantaro Sakai

It would be nice to see father and son in the same film, but too bad he'd be playing Freddie Highmore's father instead. Still, Daniel may have inherited his skill from him, so he might work as a father figure to Freddie. ” - ryanasaurus007
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ Role: Tenmoku Ikko

If you think Dolph was tough with his bare hands, wait until he goes face-to-face with Emma in combat to test if she's worthy of the Nietono no Shana. (As we all know, she is.) ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Role: Johan

He lost his father to Pheles, who tried and failed to corrupt him. Afterwards, he held the position of Mystes of the Reiji Maigo until Yuji took up the mantle. ” - ryanasaurus007
Tim Curry
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ Role: Alastor

Basically, in this role Tim is a Crimson Lord and father figure to Emma Watson. Interestingly, this would be one of few "good egg" roles he's ever played on film thus far (for example, he voiced Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberries). ” - ryanasaurus007
Rachael Henley
Older sister of Georgie Henley and subsequently, Rachael played the older version of Georgie's character, Lucy, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Worked on the set of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe before playing older Lucy.
“ Role: Tiamat

What do you know? Another familial relationship to an actress in this film appearing in the same film! Of course, it's a crying shame she plays the Crimson Lord to Saoirse Ronan instead of her own younger (and more well-known) sister. ” - ryanasaurus007
Rupert Evans
Actor, Hellboy
Having graduated from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Rupert Evans started his career working mainly in television. Notably in British costume dramas such as 'Sons & Lovers' starring Sarah Lancashire and Hugo Speer, North and South, 'Crime and Punishment' and 'Fingersmith' with Imelda Staunton and Charles Dance...
“ Role: Friagne

A Flame Haze Murderer. It would be awesome if Emma incinerated him alive onscreen when he made the mistake of trying to kill her (it should be noted that in this film she's a Flame Haze, and Flame Hazes can't be killed). ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Role: Marianne

Try imagining her as a doll. An exploding doll. One whose explosion is triggered by a sacrificial devotion to Friagne. (Not that it works, since he's still incinerated alive.) ” - ryanasaurus007
Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005)...
“ Role: Pheles

The other Panabaker sister, appearing as a trickster like when she and her sister had previously appeared together in the DCOM Read 'Em and Weep. ” - ryanasaurus007
Eric Bana
Actor, Star Trek
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser...
“ Role: Sabrac

This assassin has Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and numerous others on his hit list, and it'll take everyone's effort to stop him. ” - ryanasaurus007
Jake Busey
Actor, Identity
Jake Busey is an American actor, musician and film producer. He is sometimes credited as "Jacob Busey". He is the son of actor Gary Busey. Busey was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Malibu, California. He spent his childhood on film sets and touring with bands in which his father played. He began...
“ Role: Sydonay

He's one of the Trinity of the Bal Masqué, known as the General. ” - ryanasaurus007
Daveigh Chase
Actress, Donnie Darko
Daveigh Chase was born on July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was raised in the small town of Albany, Oregon; where she continues to spend much of her time. She began singing and dancing in her hometown and other local areas at community events and shows starting at age 3. After visiting Los Angeles...
“ Role: Hecate

She's one of the Trinity of the Bal Masqué, known as the Priestess. ” - ryanasaurus007
Famke Janssen
Actress, X-Men
Famke Beumer Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling...
“ Role: Bel Peol

She's one of the Trinity of the Bal Masqué, known as the Strategist. ” - ryanasaurus007
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ Director
Producer ” - ryanasaurus007
Deborah Snyder
Producer, 300
“ Producer ” - ryanasaurus007
Wesley Coller
Producer, 300
“ Producer ” - ryanasaurus007
Mario Kassar
At 18 years old, Mario Kassar made his first film which led him to team with Hungarian Andrew G. Vajna shortly thereafter. The two moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s to begin their career as filmmakers, and Kassar quickly became known as a creative producer in the L.A. motion pictures industry; also noted as one of the inventors of the foreign market and co-pro financing...
“ Executive producer (credited as Mario F. Kassar) ” - ryanasaurus007
John Williams
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Composer ” - ryanasaurus007
Judianna Makovsky
Judianna was born on August 24, 1967. As a child she joined the Metropolitan Opera ballet and children's chorus but was always more interested in what went on backstage to produce a show. After graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale Drama School she worked as an assistant to Jane Greenwood...
“ Costume designer ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Producer ” - ryanasaurus007
John Seale
Cinematographer, Mad Max: Fury Road
“ Director of photography ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Production designer ” - ryanasaurus007
Richard Francis-Bruce
After leaving school, Richard joined the ABC in Sydney with hopes of emulating his father, Jack Bruce, who worked as a cinematographer in Hollywood for Cecil B. De Mille and the Famous Lansky Players. However, the only opening at the time was in editing. He fell in love with the craft and spent 15 years with the ABC working on various current affairs and other programs before getting into drama...
“ Editor ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Casting director ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Executive producer ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Producer ” - ryanasaurus007
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ Executive producer ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Supervising art director ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Supervising art director ” - ryanasaurus007
Eddy Joseph
Sound Department, Enemy at the Gates
“ Supervising sound editor ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Special effects supervisor ” - ryanasaurus007
Robert Legato
Visual Effects, Titanic
“ Visual effects supervisor ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Visual effects supervisor ” - ryanasaurus007
Peter Kent
Born June 23, 1957, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Peter Kent was predestined to be a thrillseeker and adrenaline addict. As a young child, raised along the banks of the often treacherous Seymour River, he was shooting rapids and climbing the highest trees available, then letting himself fall through the branches to the ground...
“ Stunts ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Stunts ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Stunts ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Stunt double (Rupert Evans) ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Stunts ” - ryanasaurus007
Ray Park
Actor, X-Men
Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts...
“ Stunts ” - ryanasaurus007
“ Stunt coordinator ” - ryanasaurus007