The Jumper that almost was

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Bob ‘The Bitch’:
Do you ever think about how much different certain movies would’ve been had the studios gotten their first pick at the actor playing the lead role? Neo no longer played by Keanu, instead Will Smith. Aragon of LOTR no longer played by Viggo Mortensen, instead Daniel Day Lewis. And so on, and so on.
Hypotheticals like these keep me up nights. However, none were ever so terrifying as hearing that Jumper star Hayden Christiansen was actually slated to be played by rapper Eminem. That’s right, somewhere some asshole in a suit decided that the best person to cast for a sci-fi thriller was now fat man Eminem. Way to always keep the demographics in mind, producers. Hell, while you’re at it why don’t you just recast a couple classics just for shits. Rambo played by Burt Reynolds. Forest Gump played by Vin Diesel. Darth Vader played by Mini-Me. This line of thinking leads me to an unholy place.

Comment (1) “The Jumper that almost was”

ddd1June 25, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

Almost like when Back to the future was played by some crack head idiot, but let’s all be happy things turn out right in the end ;D

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