Merkabah Rider: The Movie

I’ve had a couple fans of my weird western series Merkabah Rider, and at least two friends who’ve read it ask me who I imagine in a movie version of the books. 

I don’t mentally cast parts usually as I like to leave it up to the reader to do that.  For my part, I read the entirety of Lonesome Dove imagining Duvall in the role of Call and Tommy Lee Jones as Gus McCrae, so as you can imagine, I wasn’t that big a fan of the miniseries when I finally got to watching it.

I remember Rob Schrab used to put these fun little cast lists in every issue of his SCUD The Disposable Assassin comics, so I gave it a try here. For a few of the principle characters I did have certain actors in mind when I wrote them. It’s most assuredly a dream cast considering a good portion of the actors I envision are aready dead(!).

Adrien Brody as The Rider

The Rider – Adrien Brody. He’s a bit on the slight side, but he can do action, he’s M.O.T., and he has a deep humanity in his eyes which I’ve always liked for the Rider.

From The Blood Libel:

Hugh O'Brian as Dan Spector

 

The late Sam Jaffe as Joseph Klein

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I hate to typecast her, but she's so otherworldly -Tilda Swinton as The Angel

Eric Bogosian as Hayim Cardin

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From The Dust Devils:

Gian Maria Volonte as Hector Scarchilli

Peter Mensah as Kelly The Conjure Man

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Hell’s Hired Gun:
 

Robert Blossom as Reverend Japheth Tubal Lessmoor

Michael Shannon as Medgar Tooms

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From The Nightjar Women
 

Sarah Silverman as Josephine 'Sadie' Marcus

 
 

Joyce Jameson (on the Right) as Lilith

Ayehsa Dharker as Nehema

 
    

Robert Baker as Junior

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghetto Boy Bushwick Bill as Mazzamauriello

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From The Infernal Napoleon:
 

World's Strongest Man Jouko Ahola as Gershom Turiel

 

A. Martinez as Hashknife

 

LQ Jones as The Colonel

 
 
 
 
 

Keith David as Purdee

 
 
 
 
 
 

The late great Michael Jeter as Dr. Amos Sheardown

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From The Outlaw Gods:
 

Omar Shariff as Don Amadeo

Adam Beach as Piishi

Om Puri as Chaksusa

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clifton Collins Jr as Friar Mauricio

From The Damned Dingus:
 

It's a copout, but I've never seen a better Doc Holliday than Dennis Quaid

Norman Reedus as Mysterious Dave Mather

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jason Robards as Hoodoo Brown

 
 
 
 
 
 

David Tenant as Professor W.W. Spates

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From The Pandaemonium Ride:
 
 

John Malkovich as Lucifer

 
 

Edi Gathegi as Kabede

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
While I’m at it, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of characters from the forthcoming third installment, Have Glyphs Will Travel:
 
From The Long Sabbath:
 

Udo Kier as DeKorte

 
 

Klaus Kinski as Pinchas Jacobi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Warren Oates as Dick Belden

From The War Prophet:

John Carradine as Faustus Montague

 Comments are welcome. Who would you cast?
 
Next time out, a preview of Have Glyphs Will Travel!
 
 
 
 

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  1. This is awesome!


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