March 22, 2006
Renaissance English Speaking Cast Members…
Renaissance, the French cyberpunk movie (or Renaissance 2054 as it seemed originally called) directed by Christian Volckman that was released in France on March 15th, is to be released by Miramax to the United States sometime between July 15th - August 15th.
English Speaking Cast: According to their public relations personnel, here is the English cast:
- Daniel Craig
- Catherine McCormack
- Ian Holm
- Jonathan Price
This is exciting news, as all are obviously top-grade actors! Now I can’t wait for July.
Update: The IMDB reference for Renaissance, has (as of today) only lists all French actors listed. Additionally, none of the actor’s above have Renaissance in their IMDB description. Here I’ve always taken that site as leading edge gospel - guess not.
I’ve confirmed that two separate casts were used - one English Speaking, and one French. The actual actors who “shot” the movie did so similar to Andy Serkis’s Gollum character in Lord of the Rings. Their performance was digitized and animated. The voice actors (in both languages) were completely different from the live action actors, and both casts were dubbed at the same time after the shoot. So in this sense, both sets of performances are the “real” dubbed performances. This is very different from most Japanese animes, where the English speaking cast is thrown together after-the-fact.
Also, the Renaissance website has just been updated with all new functionality as of today.