(Opal and Tala by Karl Waller)
Opal is one of the two female protagonists in Soul Born. She is a mage, and has had the magical power to heal people since she was a young child. Opal has faced a lot of hardships growing up, and as a result she has learned to take what she wants.
Considered a geomancer, a mage who draws her powers from the earth and nature, Opal has access to limitless resources, as long as her body can handle it.
Opal knows she is the most talented student in the High Council of Mages, and wants the respect that should come along with such recognition. Some might say that constant disregard from her teachers has made Opal a bit of a spoiled little monster.
Seeking to leave her past behind, she strives to become an instructor at the High Council, but first the Archmages require she prove herself.
If a SOUL BORN movie was made, Bijou Phillips would play Opal. This is exactly how I imagined Opal to look. Bijou has the right hair color and style, the right physical build and a cute, devilish smile.
(Bijou Phillips at an event)
Tala is the other female lead. Young, strong, fast and beautiful, the world would be at her feet, if she was human. Until recent months, life as an elf in the lands of Illyia was both challenging and dangerous. After years of battle with their rivals, the lizard men, the elven people had finally triumphed, but at the cost of their population, homes, and resources. Tala lost much during those times, and swore she would never suffer such again.
The young elf finds herself suddenly cast into the middle of a human war, dubbed a soldier of nature by an ancient elemental force. No longer excepting failure in her life, Tala decides she will do whatever is necessary to see a conclusion to this chaos and bring peace to the lands of Illyia.
Surrounded by lies, she is forced to make decisions of life and death. Responsibility has become her curse.
Playing Tala in the SOUL BORN movie would be actress Kelly Brook. Tala is a tough one to cast. Needed is a young woman with a voluptuous build, while looking like she can be athletic and light on her feet. I feel Kelly is that, and a great match for Tala’s face and smile. She looks like a warm caring person, and that is Tala.
(Kelly Brook press photo)
Soul Born is the tale of a fantasy world emerging from a dark age. It's characters survive on all of their skills, whether they be magical, mental, or physical. While they may strive to make things right, they don't always travel the most lawful path. Okay, no more hints! I'll spoil all the fun!
Kevin James Breaux