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Cast This: Max Walker from Timecop

Jun. 10, 2013by: Niki Stephens

I thought this edition of Cast This would be for fun.

Now that TIMECOP is getting a reboot why not cast the role of Max Walker? I wouldn't say this was a classic by any means, but it wasn't a crappy movie in my humble opinion. Most movie fans I know would actually say it was a fun time. That said, Jean-Claude Van Damme isn't irreplaceable in this role. Sure, he is a one of a kind guy, the "Muscles from Brussels" but we can easily make someone else Walker without worrying about our emotional attachment. Right? Unless it's a nostalgic issue.

What kind of person would play Max Walker? Is there even anyone on the same level as JCVD? Okay, maybe I'm starting to catch a case of unrelenting nostalgia. I mean, it was one of Van Damme's top grossing films after UNIVERSAL SOLIDER, of course. So would we go for a more well known name actor or someone from the B-list? When TIMECOP came out, JCVD was 34 years old. Maybe someone like Dominic Cooper or Jeremy Renner? I'm just throwing ideas out at this point. Are kitchen splits a requirement? If that's the case, doesn't Channing Tatum do the splits? This might be a harder one than I thought. I still think we can come up with something. Let's get this cast before the year 2004...wait. Just get on it!

But we can't replace Mia Sara...can we?

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

Quicksilver: 1. Tom Felton 2. Ezra Miller Scarlet Witch: 1. Eva Green 2. Gemma Arterton

I didn't realize until after the fact that we had never established ages for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Would they be younger or older? Well, if Aaron Taylor- Johnson does in fact take the role for THE AVENGERS 2 then they are possibly looking for actors in their late teens/early twenties. The "prototype" for Scarlet Witch, Saoirse Ronan is 19-years old. Despite not having this knowledge, you guys kept your choices fairly young. The oldest of the batch here in Eva Green who is 32 years young. There was also some debate on whether or not to use the brother-sister team. Regardless you made your choices, and honestly I'd like to see Green team-up with either of these actors.

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3:20AM on 06/11/2013

Since it is mandatory that he be mentioned...

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
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1:27AM on 06/11/2013
It will probably be Jason Statham.
It will probably be Jason Statham.
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1:22AM on 06/11/2013
Scott Adkins all the way.
Scott Adkins all the way.
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1:15AM on 06/11/2013
Scott Adkins all the way.
Scott Adkins all the way.
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4:30PM on 06/10/2013
Not htat timecop needs a reboot, but I would recast Van Damme! and if anybody doesn't like it, they suck!
Not htat timecop needs a reboot, but I would recast Van Damme! and if anybody doesn't like it, they suck!
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3:46PM on 06/10/2013

Scott Adkins

The dude needs a breakout role and this could be it. Plus he's a better actor than JCVD was at this point and could bring the whole package.
The dude needs a breakout role and this could be it. Plus he's a better actor than JCVD was at this point and could bring the whole package.
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1:30PM on 06/10/2013
Karl Urban.
Karl Urban.
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8:09AM on 06/10/2013
Jason statham.i think he can do the full leg split!!
Jason statham.i think he can do the full leg split!!
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7:04AM on 06/10/2013
Karl Urban
Karl Urban
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7:59AM on 06/10/2013
Yes, I am in total agreement with this. He's a very talented actor and a total badass.
Yes, I am in total agreement with this. He's a very talented actor and a total badass.
4:36AM on 06/10/2013

Hell On Wheels

Anson Mount, straight up!!! No karate crap, just boxing. It's a remake, do something different with the fighting skills.
Anson Mount, straight up!!! No karate crap, just boxing. It's a remake, do something different with the fighting skills.
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9:39AM on 06/10/2013
I'd love to see Anson Mount get his due (although in this day and age, getting your own TV show can mean that, too).
I'd love to see Anson Mount get his due (although in this day and age, getting your own TV show can mean that, too).
3:41AM on 06/10/2013

Luke Evans

Is who I would go with. No one does martial arts in today's hollywood films anymore. Which sucks, but what can I do about it. These days it's just mostly hand-to-hand combat or glorified fist fighting. However the guy could always learn and I think I remember him doing a couple kicks when fighting in Furious 6.
Is who I would go with. No one does martial arts in today's hollywood films anymore. Which sucks, but what can I do about it. These days it's just mostly hand-to-hand combat or glorified fist fighting. However the guy could always learn and I think I remember him doing a couple kicks when fighting in Furious 6.
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3:35AM on 06/10/2013
I think Gerard Butler has proved his action worth
I think Gerard Butler has proved his action worth
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2:26AM on 06/10/2013

oh um

JET LI
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7:12AM on 06/10/2013
Didn't Jason Scott Lee play the part in the TV movie made between the film and the short lived TV show ?
Your suggestion made me think about it...
Didn't Jason Scott Lee play the part in the TV movie made between the film and the short lived TV show ?
Your suggestion made me think about it...
3:20AM on 06/11/2013
Cathelotte, yes he did... and it wasnt Jason's fault the sequel went straight to DVD/video hell... Jason rocked the sequel as best he could... I think audiences didnt fully embrace the concept of an Asian action hero replacing the Muscles from Brussels
Cathelotte, yes he did... and it wasnt Jason's fault the sequel went straight to DVD/video hell... Jason rocked the sequel as best he could... I think audiences didnt fully embrace the concept of an Asian action hero replacing the Muscles from Brussels
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1:40AM on 06/10/2013

Hmmmm....

How about Karl Urban? He saved the Dredd "reboot" and the guy is a BAD ASS.

If you want to go the pure action route Jason Statham is an obvious choice...I also wouldn't mind Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, or Gerard Butler. But Karl Urban is my vote!
How about Karl Urban? He saved the Dredd "reboot" and the guy is a BAD ASS.

If you want to go the pure action route Jason Statham is an obvious choice...I also wouldn't mind Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, or Gerard Butler. But Karl Urban is my vote!
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1:52AM on 06/10/2013
Saved was the wrong word! I just mean that he really took Dredd to another level with his performance.
Saved was the wrong word! I just mean that he really took Dredd to another level with his performance.
7:15AM on 06/10/2013
And he was the only good thing in
Pathfinder...
And he was the only good thing in
Pathfinder...
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1:11AM on 06/10/2013
give it to the rock , so it's gonna big hit at the box office
give it to the rock , so it's gonna big hit at the box office
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1:48AM on 06/10/2013
The Rock makes EVERYTHING better!
The Rock makes EVERYTHING better!
7:17AM on 06/10/2013
I like the guy, but wouldn't it be better to have someone who STILL can scratch his back himself, for this part ?
Hehehe
I like the guy, but wouldn't it be better to have someone who STILL can scratch his back himself, for this part ?
Hehehe
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12:56AM on 06/10/2013

How about...

Van Damme?

I'd rather a sequel tbh. The story itself is pretty generic and the only good thing about the film was Van Damme. Who else can do those splits and that "Wolverine" kick in the shopping mall? I mean, this was a perfect Van Damme vehicle, anyone else in the role, and it just becomes a generic film.
Van Damme?

I'd rather a sequel tbh. The story itself is pretty generic and the only good thing about the film was Van Damme. Who else can do those splits and that "Wolverine" kick in the shopping mall? I mean, this was a perfect Van Damme vehicle, anyone else in the role, and it just becomes a generic film.
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6:06AM on 06/10/2013
200% agree!!!
200% agree!!!
12:56AM on 06/10/2013
Nathan Fillion.

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How about one of the guys from The Raid? Joe Taslim can speak good English, his Fast & Furious 6 debut was also solid. Iko Uwais probably just need to say very few lines and fill the gap by kicking ass.
Nathan Fillion.

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How about one of the guys from The Raid? Joe Taslim can speak good English, his Fast & Furious 6 debut was also solid. Iko Uwais probably just need to say very few lines and fill the gap by kicking ass.
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12:50AM on 06/10/2013
If they're gonna still gonna keep true to its old-school B roots, then probably Scott Adkins. Seriously, the guy's got mad martial arts skills (perhaps even more so than JCVD in his prime).
If they're gonna still gonna keep true to its old-school B roots, then probably Scott Adkins. Seriously, the guy's got mad martial arts skills (perhaps even more so than JCVD in his prime).
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7:02AM on 06/10/2013
Great idea...
Beside, he's not a bad actor, and an asskicker with an English accent is ALWAYS a plus...
Great idea...
Beside, he's not a bad actor, and an asskicker with an English accent is ALWAYS a plus...
12:44AM on 06/10/2013
I'd go with Guy Pearce.
I'd go with Guy Pearce.
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2:10AM on 06/10/2013
Guy Pearce is a rare commodity in Hollywood, an Academy Award caliber actor that can convincingly play a bad ass action star. I see a lot of younger Bruce Willis in Guy Pearce, with his mix of action ability and humor.

Personally I want to see Pearce tackle something a little more "meaty" where he can show his acting ability and action chops. Maybe a Christopher Nolan type film? I really feel like he could carry a Jason Bourne/Die Hard/Mission Impossible level franchise and I would like
Guy Pearce is a rare commodity in Hollywood, an Academy Award caliber actor that can convincingly play a bad ass action star. I see a lot of younger Bruce Willis in Guy Pearce, with his mix of action ability and humor.

Personally I want to see Pearce tackle something a little more "meaty" where he can show his acting ability and action chops. Maybe a Christopher Nolan type film? I really feel like he could carry a Jason Bourne/Die Hard/Mission Impossible level franchise and I would like to see him take some of the roles Jeremy Renner has been getting. Not because I dislike Renner but more because I want Guy to get the notoriety he deserves. How about a Sam Rockwell/Guy Pearce buddy action movie?!?!?

Sorry for rambling, Pearce is one of my favorite actors and I just got going and realized I had a lot to say!
3:13AM on 06/10/2013
At first I didn't think of Guy Pearce as an action star. But after I saw him in Lockout and Iron Man 3, I'm certain he can carry action roles. But yeah, you're right - if he can be in Christopher Nolan movie, that would be swell.
At first I didn't think of Guy Pearce as an action star. But after I saw him in Lockout and Iron Man 3, I'm certain he can carry action roles. But yeah, you're right - if he can be in Christopher Nolan movie, that would be swell.
7:08AM on 06/10/2013
I think you're both right.
But his name has to 'grow' into executives' mind so they'd agree to have him in a serious action film like Nolan do, and a (domestically) successful (unlike Lockout which was not a success in the States) action B movie like this one COULD do the trick, I think.
I think you're both right.
But his name has to 'grow' into executives' mind so they'd agree to have him in a serious action film like Nolan do, and a (domestically) successful (unlike Lockout which was not a success in the States) action B movie like this one COULD do the trick, I think.
1:22AM on 06/11/2013
LMAOL! You guys must be youngsters! C'mon, are telling me that NONE of you has watched Memento??! Seriously??
LMAOL! You guys must be youngsters! C'mon, are telling me that NONE of you has watched Memento??! Seriously??
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