The Black Parade Series as a Movie?

The Black Parade Series as a Movie?

For today, we have a special guest post from one of my favorite rising stars in the Indie world.

 

Kyoko M. is the author of The Black Parade Series, which I absolutely adore. Please take a minute to check out who SHE would cast if her series were to be made into a movie. Then hop over to Amazon and get your copies of The Black Parade, and The Deadly Seven so you can decide if you agree with her choices!

 

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If The Black Parade Series
ever made into a movie,

who would you cast in the roles?
by Kyoko M.

 

Zoe Saldana (Avatar & Star Trek) as Jordan Amador

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Michael O’Brien 
Jude Law as Archangel Gabriel
Benjamin Bratt as Archangel Raphael

Yunjim Kim (Lost) as Lauren Yi
Monica Bellucci (The Matrix) as Mulciber I
Maggie Q (Nikita) as Mulciber II
Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Andrew Bethsaida
Morena Baccarin  (V, Homeland) as Catalina Amador

Karl Yune (Real Steel) as Belial I

Alexander Skarsgard (Trueblood) as Belial II

 

In case you were wondering, I have thought far too much about The Black Parade books becoming a movie. I fully intend to turn it into a screenplay and shop it around Hollywood, but that is much later on in life. Many of these actors were hard to pick, as I see the characters so clearly in my head and assigning actors and actresses to them was quite the task.

 

The ones who came to me easily were of course Jordan and Michael, who I have always pictured since I am big fan of both Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Columbiana, Avatar) and Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”). Anytime I think of a butt-kicking woman of color, Zoe immediately comes to mind. Whether she’s Uhura or Gamora, she is always finding the perfect balance of beautiful and tough. I was blown away after writing The Black Parade in 2009 and then discovering Supernatural three years later and realizing I’d described Michael exactly like Mr. Padalecki. He has found the middle between still having a protective, deadly edge and yet being a genuinely good man underneath all that anger. He could bring quite a lot to the character and has always been my first choice, however impossible it may be.

 

By far, the hardest choice of casting for me was Belial. Anyone nerdy who knows me can tell I based his character model off of Kuroshitsuji, and so finding someone to embody both of his forms in the books was a monumental task for me. I’ve watched a lot of films, but he was hard to pin down thanks to his melodramatic personality and wicked sense of humor. I picture his face so clearly while he’s running around upending Jordan’s life that I had to sit and think hard before I came up with Karl Yune and Alexander Skarsgard. Both men are certainly easy on the eyes, but they can play intimidating men well enough that I think they’d knock the role right out of the park.

 

Mulciber’s first form was actually made specifically for Monica Bellucci after her incredible bit part in the Matrix Reloaded. I love her accent, I love her subtle yet devastating facial expressions, and I love how she can portray both beauty and poise at the same time. I fully admit to being a fangirl of her and writing a character based off of her as a result.

 

The same goes for the character of Andrew Bethsaida, who is one big homage to both John Constantine from the Hellblazer comics and to Captain Mal Reynolds from Joss Whedon’s Firefly. As soon as I wrote him, I pictured Nathan Fillion in his late forties. Fillion has had a huge influence on my life after I first saw him in ‘Trucker’, then realized he was Mal from Firefly, then the star of ‘Castle’, one of my all-time favorite shows. I wanted to write someone with a hard edge to him, but it turns out there are deep waters running beneath the surface of his character. For a while, I was actually considering writing a prequel novel of his adventures before his unfortunate death that begins the Black Parade.

 

Jude Law as the archangel Gabriel came to me not long after I saw him in Guy Ritchie’s version of ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ Anytime I think of a British actor who is known for portraying characters who are polite, dutiful, kind, and strong, I immediately think of Jude Law’s Watson. Gabriel is never mentioned to have an accent in the books, but he does come across as British when I hear his voice in my head. Law was a natural choice not long after I started writing the second and third books in the series.

 

Lastly, Morena Baccarin was another actress who I immediately pictured when I began writing about Jordan’s mother, Catalina Amador, in depth. True, she is too light-skinned to play her (as Catalina’s dark skin was actually a source of conflict for both her and later Jordan), but that beautifully calm woman of action is all Morena Baccarin. Like Nathan Fillion, I fell in love with her when I first watched ‘Firefly’ and the fact that Andrew and Catalina were in love before she died is a pretty blatant parallel between Mal and Inara. I regret nothing. I merely blame Joss Whedon for never making their love canon. I’m a nerd, can you tell?

 

Thank you for taking this little foray with me into my weird mind. It’s unlikely I’d ever be lucky enough to get The Black Parade made into a movie, but it’s still fun to dream. That’s why I write, after all.


The Black Parade

By: Kyoko M.
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal
Pages: 346
Series: The Black Parade #1
Published on: 2013-07
The Black Parade Series as a Movie?

One bullet is all it took to transform eighteen-year-old New Yorker Jordan Amador into the last hope for souls of the dead.

However, it also transformed her into a cantankerous asocial waitress with a drinking problem. Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can communicate with ghosts, angels, and demons. Worse still, she did so on the eve of her own awakening, making her the last Seer on Earth with no one to guide her.

As penance, God gives her two years to help one hundred souls with unfinished business cross over from Earth to the afterlife or she will go to Hell. Just as she approaches the deadline, Jordan finds her hundredth soul: a smart-mouthed poltergeist named Michael whose ability to physically touch things makes him distinct from her usual encounters with the dead. However, the deeper she delves solving his sudden death, the more she realizes something sinister is on the horizon.

With time running short, Jordan stumbles across a plot that may unravel the fragile balance among Heaven, Hell, and Earth. Her life is plunged into chaos as she is hunted by demons that want to use her valuable Seer blood to bring about the end of the world and discovers that these creatures have a frightening connection to her family bloodline.

Plus, the budding romance between Jordan and Michael makes it harder for them to let go of each other so he can become part of the eternal Black Parade.

Also by this author: The Deadly Seven, She Who Fights Monsters, The Holy Dark
 
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The Deadly Seven

By: Kyoko M.
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 226
Published on: 2014-05-10
The Black Parade Series as a Movie?

Michael O'Brien. 24. New Yorker. Musician. Archangel in charge of Heaven's army. It's been centuries since Michael stayed on Earth for an extended amount of time. Now he's here because of Jordan Amador--a Seer who helped him restore his life and memories and thwart the archdemon Belial from taking over the city. With Jordan on Belial's hit list, Michael decides to stick around and live out life alongside her as her friend and temporary bodyguard. But as the days pass, he finds it harder to resist the seven deadly sins that tempt all men. Especially as he and Jordan grow closer fighting the demons that want her almost as much as he does... This collection takes place in the two month period in The Black Parade between Chapters 15 and 16.

Also by this author: The Deadly Seven, She Who Fights Monsters, The Holy Dark
 
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About Kyoko M.

Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader.

Her debut novel, The Black Parade, made it through the first round of Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. She participated and completed the 2011 National Novel Writing Month competition. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology.

When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.

 

 

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