Why not? I love the series, Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan. It’s an amazingly well designed series. I love it. And because I love it, I want to see it as a movie. IMDB claims it is “in development,” but I am not certain it will ever happen. So… let’s play around, shall we?
Will- Of course he comes first. I’ve done a lot of research and I’m still not satisfied with him. I really think I want someone new– unknown. I think he needs someone who isn’t defined by a prior role. Otherwise, Freddie Highmore (if he isn’t too old looking) would possibly pull it off.
Halt- Richard Armitage. I can totally see him pulling off a good Halt. He showed he could do it in North and South when he played a man both cold and emotionless and one who was caring. It worked and worked well.
Horace- I don’t know a kid burly enough looking to pull it off. He might need to be a newbie. I would like someone a bit like Neville from the Harry Potter movies though… someone who can pull off the slightly bumbling but deeply brave at heart thing.
Alyce- Since it’s a dream cast, I want the gal who played Sally Sparrow in Dr. Who– but at about age 13 or so. Hey, it’s a dream cast, right? Ok, instead, I’ll take Chloe Grace Moretz there at the left.
Any chance we can find a nice use for Sean Connery in it somewhere? What about you? Who would be your first pick for what role?