I'm a Discworlder, so this question pertains to recreating Discworld in movie form. Who do you think would be the best director to create Discworld and all it's characters?
My biased opinion has to be Peter Jackson. He did Middle Earth fantastically, he's not afraid of special effects and he sort of looks like a citizen of Ankh-Morpork.
And I think a good place for him to start would be young(ish) Sam Vimes in Guards! Guards! since Peter already knows how to do dragons. And we need to get a good Vimes and Vetinari while they're still young(ish).
Del toro has talked in the past about his love of the family horror genre. IE those 80's family films like disney used to do. something wicked this way comes, Mr Boogedy, etc. and wanted them to make a come back. I think Maurice would be perfect for him. maybe even the Tiffany Books.
Though I loved the idea of Sam Raimi doing the tiffany books. shame that fell through.
Peter, would be the goto though for alot of it. but he can do dark comedy as well, if anyone remember The Frighteners.
I can see Nolan taking on the Watch books. he has a very down to earth style and the Watch books are generally the most grounded.