As Parkour Generations reported a few days ago, there’s a live-action Mirror’s Edge movie in the works. It has now been exclusively revealed to FYPK that parkour star Daniel Ilabaca has been tapped to play female protagonist Faith Connors.
“Daniel Ilabaca was the obvious choice,” said the unrevealed director of the film, which is slated for release in 2014. “His long, flowing black hair, his name recognition among traceurs all over the world, his incredible style and skill, all come together to make him the perfect candidate for the live-action version of Faith.”
“Our only problem might be prying him loose from Wrigley. After doing that totally freaking sweet commercial for their 5Gum product several months ago, I’ve been told that it’s very difficult to get him away from his computer-generated parkour paradise. He even sleeps there, it’s been reported. However, we think we can entice him away from that blue and orange wonderland with the promise of a custom-designed parkour house in the location of his choice, as well as a hundred pairs of any shoe he wants. We’re even willing to commission custom shoes for him – in any color he wants! At least, as long as they’re red.”
When asked about the problem of Ilabaca being male and Faith being female, the director brushed it off as trivial. “The wonders of modern CGI will take care of that easily. I mean, have you seen Avatar? If James Cameron can make convincing blue kitty people, our crack team of animators can easily deal with the effects of an errant Y chromosome. Not a big deal. Piece of cake.”
“We’re very excited about Danny coming on board,” FYPK was told by other personnel involved in the movie-making process. “We think he’ll make a brilliant Faith.”
No word yet on who will play Faith’s sister Kate Connors, although the director hinted that Daniel Arroyo, on account of his previous experience doubling females, was in consideration.
Update: Yes, this is in fact an April Fool’s joke. Daniel Ilabaca will not be playing Faith, although the Mirror’s Edge movie is supposed to happen.
But wouldn’t it be funny/awesome if he did?