Sunday, October 3, 2010

Matt Hilton's "Judgment and Wrath"

Matt Hilton is the Cumbrian author of the Joe Hunter thriller series, including Dead Men’s Dust, Judgement and Wrath, Slash and Burn, and Cut and Run, with further books in the series coming soon. He is a high ranking martial artist and has been a police officer and private security specialist, all of which lend an authenticity to the action scenes in his books.

Here he shares some ideas for casting a big screen adaptation of Judgment and Wrath:
OK, I admit to playing the ‘what if they made my book into a movie’ game and have mulled this over with some of my readers on occasion. It’s surprising who comes to mind, and there seems to be a mix of opinions.

Judgment and Wrath is an action thriller, with Joe Hunter protecting a young couple after they are targeted by a demented contract killer who believes himself to be the fallen angel ‘Dantalion’. Here are my choices for casting Judgment and Wrath, the second in the Joe Hunter thriller series, as well as some others I’ve had suggested to me by my readers.

Joe Hunter: Max Martini (The Unit) has the looks and physical prowess, as well as the moody depths to play Hunter. Sean Bean (The Hitcher), Dominic West (The Wire), Gerard Butler (Law Abiding Citizen), Clive Owen (King Arthur), Daniel Craig (James Bond).

Dantalion: Jake Busey (Identity) or Luke Goss (Blade 2/ Hellboy 2: The Golden Army)

Jared ‘Rink’ Rington: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Walking Tall/ WWE wrestler)

Harvey Lucas: Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)

Marianne Dean: Anna Paquin (True Blood)

Bradley Jorgenson: Ryan Reynolds (The Amityville Horror)

Walter Hayes Conrad: Alec Baldwin (Mercury Rising) or Val Kilmer (Batman Forever/XIII)
Read more about Judgment and Wrath, and visit Matt Hilton's website and blog.

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--Marshal Zeringue