At first I was skeptical of casting Scott in Dan's role, but after seeing it I think he was the perfect choice. Same opinion with Soc.
I think we need more movies like this and Celestine Prophecy... unfortunately, Celestine Prophecy was a much smaller run, and production was indeed considerably less "Hollywood" as well. Of course, that's also the nature of that book so the movie isn't really far off there.
Think we'll see a sequel?