{Guest Post & Giveaway}: Ouroboros by Christopher Turkel

Ouroboros (Thomas of Xuelition Book One)Ouroboros (Thomas of Xuelition Book One)
by Christopher Turkel
Paperback, 99 pages
Published June 6th 2012 by Libertary Company

In a dystopian future, Thomas the assassin is about to face the job of his career -- and his life. After avenging his alcoholic father's untimely death, Thomas begins his transformation into a cold-blooded killer. The Prakanis, a human race with superhuman abilities -- and superhuman egos -- rules the land of Xuelition with an iron fist, and as Thomas learns, it's much easier to work with than against them. When the government hires him to recover bonds from a disgruntled employee, Thomas has no idea what's in store for him. He's stealthy, clever, and one of the best assassins in the business, but what he learns on this mission will change his life forever.

I thinks every writer thinks, at least in the back of their head, who would play various roles in a big screen adaption of their book. I was no exception while writing "Ouroboros".

Click to view full size imageFirst up, Thomas, the main character. He's athletic, witty and a good problem solver. For him, I'd pick Zac Efron. Zac Efron fits the general look of Thomas and about the same age. Zac would have to grow a mustache and color his hair black for the part, but I think he could pull it off. Shia LaBeouf would be my second choice.

Next, Jerrel, the Imperial Hand. I would cast David Duchovny in this role. He's a little old for Jerrel but his looks and physical build are perfect for the part but what really makes him is a prefect fit is Duchovny's dry humor, which suits Jerrel.
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For Vellent, I would cast Mel Brooks. I actually hear Mel Brooks' voice when Vellent speaks. Mel Brooks isn't an actor per se but he is casual, relaxed style of acting suits Vellent very well. At 5'5" he's short for Vellent but then again, he's Mel Brooks, who is going to complain if the height is off?

Aimkli, Thomas' nemesis, I would have picked Dennis Franz but Dennis Franz has thinned out in recent years and Aimkli is a big guy, so John Rhys Davis is my choice. He'd have to shave his trademark beard and I am not sure he'd go for that. But then again, it's my dream cast so  I'll throw a truck load of dream money at him and off the beard goes.
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For Janna, the waitress at John The Bastard's, I'd cast Anna Torv and for Vera in Crypttown, It'd be Katie Holmes.
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For the director, I'd hire Peter Jackson. The man can do fantasy and he's an Oscar winning director. Plus he'd bring along Andy Serkis to play something. What would a Peter Jackson movie be without Andy Serkis?

The movie would be shot in Marseille. The climate is right and the geography kind of fits. Marseille is exotic looking without being hideously expensively exotic. Barcelona would work as well.
So who has 900 million dollars to loan me to get this movie done?
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  1. Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

  2. I love dystopian books and this one sounds great! Thanks for the review and giveaway! I would love to win a copy of this book!

    Suz Reads

  3. The book cover reminds me so much of Divergent! Btw I am doing a giveaway of Jody Gehrman's Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (a ya-paranormal) for US/Canada + International on my blog. Check it out?

    Leigh | Little Book Star


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