Finished “Precipice” not too long—great novel, by the way—and I came up with a few ideas of my own regarding casting. I’d cruised a bit through the forum and was plenty surprised to read the impressions of others. Even Mack’s inspirations seemed way different than anything I’d imagined! At any rate, here’s a few of my ideas.
Heihachiro Nogura – Someone suggested Mifune—who I’m a really big fan of—but I couldn’t see it. Nogura always came to my mind as someone wiry, possessing a lot of energy, and still pretty damn intimidating. I was thinking Tadanobu Asano
. Maybe if Nogura were older I could see him as Toshiro Mifune.
Diego Reyes – Diego doesn’t strike me as someone who stands out, but still has some suave. Somehow actors from old ‘50s films always come to mind when I think of Reyes, like Gregory Peck
Ming Xiong – Figured him slight but sharp, like Andy Lau