This was a great question from a pal on Twitter yesterday. Basically, who would play Corbin and Danny if the Chrononauts movie was being filmed in an earlier decade.
We pretty much know who’s playing the two leads in the version coming from Universal so I don’t want to speculate on current cast without giving that way. But there’s something brilliant about 100 years of possible Chrononauts movies and so here’s what I’m thinking. Here’s who would be my perfect cast for the appropriate decade. Who would you go for, given it’s great if they’re already pals and one needs to be the straight man in any good double act?
30s: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, played for laughs.
40s: Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart (Huston’s choice for Man Who Would be King)
50s: Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, Lancaster the more intense Corbin of course.
60s: Sean Connery and Michael Caine
70s : Robert Redford and Paul Newman
80s: Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (directed by Ivan Reitman OF COURSE)
90s: Tom Cruise and Nic Cage (directed by John Woo)
00s: DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (real-life pals and total 00s zeitgeist)
I would watch any of these movies.
I also feel Will Smith works here, but I couldn’t quite see who his intense partner would be if he’s the more fun-looking Danny.
Who’s your cast?