Because Wolverton, Thief of Impossible objects started as an original screenplay, the first thing you'll notice is how cinematic it is -- from the over the top action sequences to the sparkling dialogue.
In our discussions with various producers, casting would always come up.
Now, this was a few years back, way before Legion and Beauty and the Beast. Downton Abbey just came out and like most yanks, we fell instantly for Dan Stevens. So, we kept dropping his name at meetings and the producers kept replying, "Who?"
"Just you wait." We'd say.