In this thread about Orlando Bloom possibly playing James Bond, I posited that he would be a good choice for Bond : Year One. Refering of course to Frank Miller’s Batman : Year One grapic novel about Batman becoming Batman. (I believe there’s a film coming out also).
Anyway it got me to thinking about who else would make a good subject for : Year One treatment? Ideally it would be a character that is established but with minimal or no back story. For bonus points you could speculate on who would be a good choice to play the character in a movie (especially if the character is an established movie icon) and maybe a brief overview of how the story would go.
Of course this isn’t exactly a new concept. Indiana Jones basically was explained to us in the first 15 minutes of The Last Crusade, and further in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Obi Wan Kenobi in the prequels, etc.
Unfortunately, I really don’t know who to suggest other than James Bond and Orlando Bloom. I was thinking of Sherlock Holmes, but I can’t think of any young British actors that would fit the part (admitedly my knowledge of young British actors is not very broad). And I can’t think of how such a story would go.
So, anyway, I throw it to you Dopers, who would be a good character to explore on the cusp of their careers?
You might want to read “Final Frontier”, a Trek novel about a pubescent Kirk, his father, George, and the Enterprise on its first test mission, captained by Robert April, then. I don’t remember if it’s any good but I don’t remember it being bad either.