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Let's assume, despite all present indicators, that an AF Movie does get made. And let's assume, against all common sense, that it's live action. Who would you want to see in the cast & crew?

I'm edging towards most of the gang from the Fifth Element.

Luc Besson knows how to deal with action and special effects in a unique, high-speed style that would be suited to AF.

Sticking to the precedent, I'd say we approach Gaumont as the production company - keep this thing as far away from Hollywood as possible.

Casting - here's the rough part.

Trevor Goodchild - I'm pretty taken with the idea of setting Gary Oldman loose on this one. There's not too much resemblance, but Gary is a hell of an actor. And perhaps most importantly, he could do the voice. If we throw John Lee and Gary Oldman in a room for a weekend, I guarantee we'll end up with two dudes who can speak just like Trevor Goodchild.

Aeon - here's the really rough part. Since my early idea about time-warping the young Lauren Bacall out of the forties has proven unfeasible, (I don't know why...) we're forced to choose among young, living actresses. I have expressed some enthusiasm over the possibility of Milla Jovovich. This would be a given if we brought in Besson - they're a package deal now, y'know. After hearing about the kind of shit she went through to nail Leeloo in the Fifth Element, I'm convinced she'd be able to pull this off. The problem would be convincing her to do it. But If we lock Milla in an industrial gym with Denise Poirer and Peter Chung and a lot of nautilus machines and a dress made out of scraps of black leather, we'd get something out that was pretty damn close to Aeon Flux.

Whew, this was a long one... enjoy, y'all...

-- Charles Martin (, October 21, 1998


I seriously doubt Milla Jovonich (sp?) could play the character of Aeon. one reason, she looks nothing like aeon. She's short, weak, and possess a "round" cutish type face. Aeon is much harder and intrusive. I agree with peter chung's suggestion of Famke Janssen (sp?). She's comfortable with guns and has posed for domination scenario pics (what else could you want?)

-- divinity (, October 23, 1998.

You've got it a bit wrong: Milla can play weak and cute - that's what she did in the Fifth Element - but that's not everything she can do. By the same token, she doesn't have flaming orange hair and a funny accent. Aeon's only supposed 5'8" anyway - and you can always shoot to make her look taller.

But I do agree with the face-shape - Milla's face is too round. But then, most anyone's face is too round to look like Aeon. My other problem would be hips - as in Milla doesn't have 'em. But I don't think looks are going to matter too much if we have to do this in live action - the important thing is acting, style, and the overall design of the movie.

BTW, who's Famke Jannsen? Have I seen her in anything recently? Ok, that's a dumb question. Let me rephrase: what has she been in recently?

-- Charles Martin (, October 23, 1998.

Oh, yeah - the Bond chick... that's some fat irony right there - Now I've gotta go rent Goldeneye... I guess I can't say anything about this actress until I've seen her act...

-- Charles Martin (, October 23, 1998.

Why would you want the movie to be live action. Animation would be better, we all know that, and a lot more could be done for the movie, and it would cost a lot less than if it were live action. I doubt anyone would want the movie to be live action instead of animation.

-- ChaosKnight (, October 25, 1998.

Here's my casting pick for Aeon Flux: Laurie Holden (who plays Marita Covarrubias on "The X-Files"). With dark hair, I think she bears more than a passing resemblance to Aeon...

-- Crispy Wafer (, October 25, 1998.

How about B'elanna Torres (strar trek VYG.) playing Aeon ? She can do the tough yet subtle acting it takes to play Aeon. And she has got the looks for it too.

Altough she may be a bit too small to play Aeon.

-- Burlappen (, November 04, 1998.

I really can't see Milla doing Aeon either. Not so much because of her look, but because of her presence. She's too damned adorable! I can't imagine her being capable of Aeon's cold, detatched level of intensity. I mean, let's be fair, Milla's a trained model first, actress second, and i'm not entirely sure she'd be able to unlearn the habit of making kissy-faces at the camera to the extent necessary. I would like to see Gauthier (sp?)-the french designer who did 5th Element- work on an Aeon pic, tho. I always sort of wanted to see Sigourney Weaver play Aeon. She's got a hard, angular facial structure, she's tall enough to make a somewhat imposing figure, and you KNOW she can do the physical stuff (Alien). I guess she is getting a little older than Aeon would be tho. She would have been perfect about 10 or 15 years ago. (As for Trevor, I would be kill for a shot at playing Trevor. Both of those characters are an actor's dream!)

-- alex (, November 06, 1998.

Okay, I saw Goldeneye last week. Famke Jannsen looks pretty damn good from the physical angle. But can she act? The role of Aeon Flux would be a little more demanding than your standard Bond bimbo.

Anywhoo... about the idea of bringing in Jean-Paul Gaultier (The costume designer from Fith Element) ... it's intriguing, but I don't think it'd work. JPG would want to do something new and personal with the costumes. I think costuming and set design are already worked out in the cartoon - we just need someone to transfer those ideas onto film.

As for Belanna Tores, well - I'm highly sceptical about the acting skills of anyone in star trek except for a very, very few - Patrick Stewart, Armin Shimmerman, (Quark) Wallace Shawn, (Nagus Zek) Rene Auberjonois (Odo) - mostly folks with other significant acting experience. I think the technobabble gets to most of the rest of them after a while. I've been growing steadily more dissatisfied with the performance of star trek - but that's a whole different discussion...

-- Charles Martin (, November 10, 1998.

In my opinion, Famke Jannsen can act. I saw in her in a little-known film called "The Gingerbread Man", written by John Grisham and starring Kenneth Branagh. Though Famke's role was small, Branagh's ex- wife, she still delivered the her limited space, she was mad, sweet, and insanely fearful. She wouldn't be bad as Aeon. Plus, she's good with accents--> In "GoldenEye", she did that excellent Russian accent.

-- TGoodchild (, November 10, 1998.

Yeah - I do think Famke would be a good bet ... assuming she can wear Aeon's underwire hairstyle...

-About accents - what accent, if any, were you thinking of for Aeon?

-- Charles Martin (, November 20, 1998.

What about Madonna? She's very physical...

-- Mysteryman (, November 24, 1998.

How about Lucy Loveless, who plays Xena in the tv show. She's gotta be six feet, she's muscular, hot, etc. Or how about that chick Vora Vor in that goth band Braindance. Very dangerous and dominitrix-like. Or Sharon Stone with dyed hair. Or get all three together in a mud-pit and see who wins.

-- Ripley Webb (, April 02, 1999.

I think Sandra Bullock would be great as Aeon Flux. I can see David Hyde Pierce as Trevor.

-- (, April 30, 1999.

I have to say that I completely disagree with those two. Sandra is too cute and doesn't have quite the right look, while David Hyde- Pierce has too wimpy a demeanor and the wrong face and hair. I think if anyone plays in a live action version, it would best be two relatively unknown actors.

-- Mat Rebholz (, April 30, 1999.

Sandra Bullock? She's is not tough girl image enough, and she is definitely not a seductress. It would have to be a La Femme Nikita type. A hard pick for Trevor, hmmm...someone unknown, preferably foreign, lots of sensuality

-- Lisa Metzke (, May 01, 1999.

Maybe Catherine Zeta Jones? I just saw "Entrapment" tonight and it involved a lot of scenes with her performing aeon-like acrobatics through laser nets while wearing black vinyl suits. She's borderline on being too "ethnic" for the role, maybe, but I think she could do the voice well, and her looks are close enough.

-- Mat Rebholz (, May 02, 1999.


-- t-dawg (, October 23, 1999.

ok--given that these characters wouldn't necessarily make it into an AF film, i was amusing myself last night by casting the roles from isthmus crypticus. here's what i came up with: crispin glover as ilbren. he doesn't look precisely like him, but he's the only one who could do that whiny sycophantic voice, and i can definitely see him in pigtails and spring-action shins. the female seraph should be played by anne carlisle, the actress who played margaret in liquid sky (a GREAT flick), although i guess she's about 20 years too old to do it now. i think michelle pfeiffer 20 years ago would be pretty damn cute as una...she's got the right sort of sharp delicate features. maybe milla could do una (i never like the idea of her as aeon). keanu reaves is a perfect narick, although there are any number of insipid young actors who could also do the part. the male seraph, not sure...but i've always thought david bowie should be trevor. again, i guess he's a little too old, but he's got the right sort of vocal control. someone i was talking to thought the actress who plays ensign roe on star trek would be a good aeon, but i said no no no...

-- erin (, December 13, 1999.

Eddie Izzard would make a great Bambara, he has the voice, the moves, and the personality, he just needs to gain a few pounds. Liquid Sky rules BTW.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, March 02, 2000.

ooohhh, David Bowie as Trevor. Now that's what I call thinking.

-- suesues (, March 02, 2000.

James Woods as Trevor

-- Olonium (, April 10, 2000.

my computer is being dumb again so i don't know if it posted or not...

i like the idea of catherne zeta jones being aeon but with aeon's pretty blue eyes...then again peta williams form la femme nikita would be pretty good...she would just need to die that hair of hers..i mean she already has that spy thing going for her...

suesue david bowie for the part of trevor...hummm maybe 25 yrs ago but he would make an excellent

One other thing if they ever do an aeon movie they shouldn't do something like that whole barb wire did thet ever suck!!

-- (, April 10, 2000.

Yeah, but I also like the young Lauren Bacall idea for Fon, however I was looking at a book this weekend just out on Bowie, thinking as I opened it up, wow, perfect Trevor, and there is Bowie in a dress. Hmmmm, barring reality, I still think he's the only one I've ever seen that would work.

-- Barb e. (, April 10, 2000.

Oooh Bowie and Bacall, pretty poor casting. Sorry Bogie.

-- Barb e. (, April 10, 2000.

Maybe so, but Bowie and Michelle Forbes would look good together. Did anyone see that flick "Kalifornia", where Michelle played a tough, independent, kinda skinny, angular chick dressed in black? That's close enough to Aeon for my tastes (and you know my tastes... hehe).

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, May 03, 2000.

Hey, Bowie has his own site, (, and you can join in when he has live chats, (he is an active member in the chats). I sent an e-mail and told him he'd be great for the Trevor part, and that some on the Aeon Flux site agreed. I did suggest Bacall, but admitted no one knows how to transport her out of the 40's. He'll at least get a laugh out of it,(if he ever gets the mail).

-- Barb e. (, May 04, 2000.

You like David Bowie don't you?

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, May 05, 2000.

I think he'd be interesting as Trevor. Sorta along the lines of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, with Laurence Olivier, it was so powerful it fascinated me.

-- Barb e. (, May 05, 2000.

I wonder if anyone else noticed that, in the credits to AF, it says "special thanks to James Woods" (among other people).

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, May 05, 2000.

Who is James Woods? By the way I wrote Eric Canete and told him I thought his art was beautiful and he was nice enough to write back and say thanks. I'm framing it.

-- Barb e. (, May 05, 2000.

James Wood is the actor mentioned by Olonium earlier (saying that he should play Trevor), wonder if it's the same guy... That Canete dude sounds pretty cool, you should email him and see if he knows anything about the Chung movie (just a thought).

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, May 05, 2000.

I thought of it but I was not sure he didn't get left out and feel uncomfortable. I hope they use him again because he does great work, I printed out several of his sketches and I look at them a lot, he has real talent for the human form. I guess he has worked for Marvel comics, which is pretty impressive. I might still, but I did appreciate his respoonse, I didn't expect it.

-- Barb e. (, May 05, 2000.

That's cool. Hey, synchronicity is fun isn't it? Well I gotta go now, gotta jump into the void of cyberspace but I'll be back here soon.

"Once more into the breach, dear friends!"

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, May 05, 2000.

well aeon- angelina jolie or carrie anne moss and david bowie is a GREAt trevor. there we have our main characters.

-- scarlett (, December 28, 2000.

just glanced over a 'wish-casting' for isthmus crypticus, isnt dennis hopper perfect for the guy with spring heeled shoes? for some reason I have charles dance in my head as trevor, but Im constantly rethinking that one. check out vanessa upton for aeon... (

-- Shteeve (, May 21, 2001.

Just wanted to follow up on some of your comments...Carrie Ann Moss or Michelle Forbes!! Both would be the right look and quality. I won't even go into the Bowie part, That would be a spectacle not to miss, as long as he didn't have to talk to much.

-- blue mitchell (, June 12, 2001.

Excuse me? Are you trying to say something about BOWIE! the most awesomest singer in the universe? Bowie has a fantastic voice!! and those eyes wow. Bowie is god don't ever forget that heh. :O)

-- Lady Morgan (, June 13, 2001.

The guy who couldn't exterminate the spiders offa Mars?

-- Barb e (, June 14, 2001.

Yes barb that'd be the one.....GOD

-- Lady Morgan (, June 14, 2001.

Tsk tsk guys are off on the actresses. I'd like to throw a special nugget out there. Someone who's been in B films quite a bit and would make a great Aeon. Julie Strain...a lil work in the gym and a nice tiny leather outfit and she'll be ready to kick some ass! She's tall, beautiful and sexy...all the qualities the others lack.

-- Koke (, November 23, 2001.

My 2d worth... Famke Janssen or Carrie Ann Moss for Aeon. Gary Oldman of Kenneth Branagh for Goodchild. Denise Richards as Una. Joely Richardson as Judy.

-- (, May 10, 2002.

Make that Ralph Fiennes for Goodchild.

-- (, May 10, 2002.

I think James Woods is a very good choice for Trevor. The resemblence is about as good as it could get & he's a fine actor. I also reckon Kevin Spacey would play Trevor masterfully, its not like hed need to look exactly like him, If anyone could become Trevor its Spacey. I have trouble trying to narrow down Aeon possibilitys though..... Hmm, is anyone familiar with Francoise Yip? A chinese French goddess I first saw in Jet Li's, Black Mask. She plays Yeuk- Lan.

-- Sam (, May 14, 2002.

Id say Linda Fiorentino(Dogma, The Last Seduction, ect) could work well as Aeon.

-- Sam (, May 14, 2002.

I completly agree that Carrie Anne Moss should play Aeon. She's perfect for the role, and has that tough girl attitude as we have all seen in the matrix. A very physical kick ass role too I might add. Something a lot of these other actresses lack is the ability to look good doing flips and stunts and make it look believable. As far as Trevor goes, I think that Kevin Spacey would definatly be able to play the role. I'm not so sure about his physical traits though. I mean I just can't see him and Carrie Anne Moss kissing, or having any sort of sexual situation's with him. But I don't have a better suggestion yet. I like the idea of bringing some of the crew from The Fifth Element on board. Oh and as for Milla being "too cute" I understand what your saying but don't tell me that she can't be kick ass. She pulled off the role in Resident Evil pretty well. But anywho, my vote is Carrie Anne Moss

-- Bevin Bobele (, May 03, 2003.

WHaa, come on, Kevin could hook up with a girl like Carrie Ann, any given sunday! Have you seen "Ordinary Decent Criminal"? (Aformentioning Fiorantinno here). Heck, Spacey would be kewl for it I reckon. He may not be conventionaly handsome but neither is Trevor, right?

-- Sam (, May 05, 2003.

No not Carrie Anne moss, her look is all wrong(nice hips though). I'd take Ms. Jansen over her. As for Trevor I like the James Woods and Kevin Spacey ideas, but what about William Defoe? or Allen Rickman? Rickman, with a blond dye job would be amazing(provided he could get away from the Harry Potter movies).

-- mark (, May 05, 2003.

Milla Jovovich, would work really well as Aeon.

I just realized if you forget to put your e-mail in the little box, it says your emial doesn't look like "foo@bar" Fubar. Ha ha. Go watch fubar

-- Mark (, May 05, 2003.

Now see, we are forgetting the importance of Aeons voice. I dont know how well Jovovich would fare vocally, surely not that well "Multi Pass!". But Fiorrantinno, IMO, comes close to actually sounding like Denise.

-- Sam (, May 11, 2003.

She has done more than say multi-pass, did you see Zoolander?

-- Mark (, May 21, 2003.

Hmmm... some interesting suggestions here. I have heard Kim Iglinsky and Bridget Moynahan suggested as possible choices for Aeon over at FilmRot:

My vote is for Bridget!

-- mediamelt (, June 26, 2003.

I just want to say to whoever brought up modonna awhile back is a genious, she is old enough, boney enough, and she would do it too. Just think about modonna for a minute here, she is pretty nutty. Im sure if you handed her the Aeon Flux series and had her watch it...i bet she would take the part

-- Grant Grismore (, August 20, 2003.

I must say that none of the live actors will do. Look at her limbs I mean the interesting thing about the characters are the limbs like spiders legs. Anything else would just be wrong. Lok at trevors physical appearance, you would hve to put gary oldmans hips inside a pneumatic steel press, come on people who cares about realities all the time? Why do we need everything delivered to us in a complete and sensible package? If our imagination is not going to have to do any work w migth just as well sell it for cheap to some blackmarkets somewhere in eastern europe.

-- carbondioxide (, August 21, 2003.

I thik Lara Flyyn Boyle can play Aeon. She's tall, dark hair and blue eyes. About Trevor, I liked the idea of David Bowie and James Woods, but what about Sam Shepard?

-- Nava (, September 22, 2003.

I think Famke Janssen would be the ultimate Aeon out of current actresses. see her work in Goldeneye to prove that. Sex and Death all wrapped in one hot package!

I', also suprised no one has brought up Angelina Jolie, she has the right kind of sexuality for the job. Also, David Bowie as Trevor is inspired thinking!

-- Blake Krasner (, January 27, 2004.


Charlize Theron will star in ''Aeon Flux.'' She'll play the futuristic assassin from the MTV cartoon BY GARY SUSMAN In 'FLUX' Theron will play the MTV assassin Whether or not Charlize Theron's ''Monster'' role as a serial killer wins her a Best Actress Oscar on Sunday, it's already earned her another killer part, and a monster pay raise to boot. Variety reports that Theron has landed the lead in ''Aeon Flux,'' for which she'll earn a career high of $10 million. Based on the MTV animated series, the movie is about a sleek, Elektra-like assassin living in a post- apocalyptic future 400 years from now. Karyn Kusama, who made an action heroine out of Michelle Rodriguez in ''Girlfight,'' will direct the film, which starts shooting in June.

-- B krasner (, February 29, 2004.

BAH! NO NO NO, charlize theron??!! are you serious?? A travesty!! she just doesn't have it, doesn't have it at all!!! Ok maybe the body, but not the face or the voice or the hard ass sex appeal. I'm appalled, of course I'll watch it, but i'm not looking forward to it. Famke would rock. And as to some of the earlier posts, Milla is about 5'9, is not wimpy in the slightest, and can do hard and cold i think well. Obviously Aeon's body is completely impossible to acheive. The hips and breasts are sort of out of the question. Getting someone who is tall, very thin and toned, but very very thin, like model body proportions (Carmen Kass body type) that would be good enough. Famke is more real, Milla is more sci-fi fantasy. But BAHHHH, Charlize, I can't take her seriously!!!

P.S. **sigh**if only Nadja Auermann could act...just take a look

-- Alex Knighton (, July 11, 2004.

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