February 10, 2009

Agents of Light and Darkness

"I'm John Taylor. I work in the Nightside- the gaudy, neon noir, secret heart of London, where it's always three in the morning, where gods and monsters make deals and seek pleasures they won't find anywhere else.

I have a gift for finding things. And sometimes what I'm hired to locate can be very, very dangerous indeed.

Right now, for example, I'm searching for the Unholy Grail, the cup that Judas drank from at the Last Supper.

It corrupts all who touch it- but it also gives enormous power. So I'm not the only one hunting. Angels, devils, sinners, and saints- they're all out there, tearing apart The Nightside, seeking the dark goblet.

And it's only a matter of time until the realize that the famous John Taylor, the man with the gift for finding things, can lead them straight to it..." - Book Jacket

Personae Dramatis

Joe Flanigan as John Taylor- Taylor is the protagonist of the story. He describes himself as tall, dark, and not particularly handsome. He's the stereotypical detective from old B-movies. He's a down-on-his-luck detective who lives out of his office. He has a talent (as in, a magical talent) for finding things.

Katee Sackhoff as Suzie Shooter- "Also known as Shotgun Suzie and Oh God it's her run! A tall blond Valkyrie in black motorcycle leathers, Suzie is a bounty hunter. She nearly always brings them in dead rather than alive, because it's less paperwork that way."

For recurring characters, please see Something From the Nightside.

Keira Knightley as Jessica Sorrow- Her unbelief is so strong, if she concentrates, she can uncreate anyone, causing them to disappear forever. An description from the book: "She came striding down the aisle towards me, naked and emaciated and corpse pale, the heavy flagstones exploding under the tread of her bare feet. Her eyes were wide and staring...she had no hair, her face was as drawn and gaunt as the rest of her, and her eyes were as yellow as urine...she was hardly five feet tall..."

Bernard White as Jude- A priest and librarian from the Vatican sent to hire John Taylor to find the Unholy Grail. He "was a short, stocky type with a dark complexion, kind eyes, and jet-black hair and beard, both carefully shaped. He wore a long, flowing coat of a very expensive cut."

DJ Qualls as Nasty Jack Starlight- An entertainer that performs exclusively for the dead (vampires, ghouls, zombies and the like). He performs with a partner, a living rag doll that rumor has it, was once human. He dresses in a Harlequin suit of black and white squares and his face was made up to resemble a human skull. "Tall and gangling, he danced with more deliberation than grace and his voice soared along with the melancholy song."

Helena Bonham Carter as Belle- "Tall and elegant, beautiful and sophisticated, supernaturally slender." She armoured herself with trophies from her victims. She wore a werewolf's pelt which allowed her to regenerate, a breastplate from a dragon's hide, gloves of vampire skin and other items that granted her useful magics.

Billy Connelly as Merlin- Merlin needs no introduction. He is covered in blue druidic tattoos and wore a crown of mistletoe. His hair was long and gray, falling past his shoulders in convoluted knots, and stiffened here and there with clay and woad. ßPin It


Anonymous said...

<3 the people that were chosen. but the John Taylor doesn't seem right to me.

Steve Stephan said...

I think that Clive Owen would be a good fit for John Taylor.

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