A remake? God fobid! I hope I don't see one of those until I'm 60! But, just for the heck of it, let's play along. Who would you cast? What would it be like? More accurate dinosaurs? Or ones closer to the novel? Here's what I would do.
I would make a novel-accurate miniseries (with novel accurate Dinosaurs), starring:
Hammond = David McCallum
Muldoon = Ron Perlman
Nedry = Bobby Moynihan
Dodgson = William Dafoe
Grant = Liam Neeson
Ellie = Bonnie Wright
Lex = Morgan Lilly
Tim = Thomas Horn
John Arnold = Samuel L. Jackson (I seriously hope you know what he'd look like)
Genarro = Christian Bale
Malcolm = Nick Cage
Wu = Chin Han
Gerry Harding = Viggo Mortensen
Guitierrez = John-Rhys-Davies
Regis = Kevin McKidd
Bobby Carter = Monica Bellucci
Ian Malcolm: Nick Cage I can see Nick cage breaking out his crazy side while he's on morphine or being ranty. But Cage also has a serious side that a lot of times people don't always associate him with due to his crazy sides often being so outlandish that it stays in the mind. But I can imagine a National Treasure style Nick Cage and with that, we'd get a good performance IMO. Also the plus side is Cage is naturally bald. :mrgreen:
Richard Levine: Mark Wahlberg Mark is young enough (or at least looks it) where he can play Levine. He's also got a confident look to him that I imagine Levine carrying.
Sarah Harding: Winona Ryder She's good for action roles, and honestly I like her acting.
Jack Thorne: Bill Paxton or Harrison Ford Both fit perfectly in the age and they can pass as both an adventurer and an academic.
Eddie Carr: Josh Duamel I think he honestly looks like a bit of an adventurous and ingenious techy who doesn't look like he mind getting dirty, but also likes the city.
Lewis Dodgson: William Dafoe Classic Villain, what can I say?
Howard King: Nestor Carbonell Can't think of anyone else.
George Baselton: Jeff Bridges Heavily built, slightly older, and looks good in a suit. Pretty much the description of Baselton.
Kelly: Lola Tash This one was difficult. There's really no good
child actresses out there that don't look too young or look as if they could be an aspiring paleontologist with a woman like Sarah Harding as their role model instead of Hanna Montana. I eventually went with Lola Tash because she was the only one that seemed as if shoe could fit the bill.
Arby: Tyler Williams I can't really think of anyone else who's in the age limit ATM.
Marty Gutierrez: John Rhys-Davis I always imagined Marty as an older, heavyset man who appeared as it he was always on vacation ala Hawaiian shirt, surf shorts, sandles, and sunglasses. Dunno why, but I can see John Rhys-Davis pulling that off with ease.