Friday, April 28, 2017

EWAN MCGREGOR IS CHRISTOPHER ROBIN IN LIVE ACTION WINNIE THE POOH MOVIE! 'INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE' MOZART TRAILER WITH JAMES PUREFOY, ANEURIN BARNARD! JOE JOHNSTON TO HELM 'NARNIA: SILVER CHAIR'!

EWAN MCGREGOR IS 
WINNIE THE POOH'S BEST FRIEND
As you know, Disney is currently in the mood of turning their animated classics into live action movies, they started it last year with Jungle Book, and will continue with Dumbo and Lion King and Mulan, but live action WINNIE THE POOH movie now has Ewan McGregor as older Christopher Robin! Marc Forster will direct the new movie in which Christopher is now a grown up businessman with his own family! But, as Hollywood Reporter writes, he has lost his sense of imagination, since he is now solely focused on his work and being successful! Winnie the Pooh apparently appears in his life again just when he is close to losing his wife and daughter because he's too focused on his work! Disney has also announced Frozen 2 for winter 2019 with Lion King live action earlier that summer!

'NARNIA: SILVER CHAIR
TO BE HELMED BY JOE JOHNSTON
Talking about fairy tales, 'Variety' reports today that Captain America director Joe Johnston has been brought to helm the new instalment in fantasy saga NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR! It will be a revival of C.S. Lewis fantasy series Chronicles of Narnia on the big screens. While previous installments followed the Pevensie children, the fourth movie in the saga centres on their cousin Eustace Scrubb, who travels to Narnia to save the kidnapped child of Prince Caspian. Johnston also directed Jumanji and one of the Jurassic Park movies.

'INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE
TRAILER WITH JAMES PUREFOY!
First trailer has been released for Mozart costume drama INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE which portrays a few turbulent months in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous 18th century composer. A love story and a tragedy of epic proportions stars Aneurin Barnard as the composer at a time when has been brought to Prague by the vain and self obsessed Baron Saloka (James Purefoy). Morfydd Clark plays the beautiful soprano Zuzanna Luptak, who is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart. Saloka, a psychopath, sexual predator and serial rapist, develops an overwhelming hatred that results in callous brutality and murder.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

COMEDY WEDNESDAY: KATHY BATES GROWS WEED IN 'DISJOINTED' TEASER! ELLIOTT GOULD, LINDA LAVIN JOIN MARK FEUERSTEIN, DAVID WALTON IN '9J, 9K, 9L' SITCOM! JOSE MORENO BROOKS JOINS 'YOUNG AND HUNGRY'

 'YOUNG AND HUNGRY'
 CASTS JOSE MORENO BROOKS
Comedy news today, people, beginning with the new casting addition to FreeForm's popular sitcom YOUNG AND HUNGRY which has just added Jose Moreno Brooks, whom you've watched last year in Eva Longoria's Hot and Bothered sitcom and also in Baby Daddy, to the cast! Here he will play Juan Carlo, a Mexican street vendor and Casanova that Sofia (Aimee Carrero) falls for while on vacation. In the fifth season, Gabi and Josh try to prove to everyone that they won’t let feelings get in the way of their new friends with benefits arrangement, Sofia continues on the path to a career in journalism, and Josh faces an unexpected reunion with his estranged father.

 '9J, 9K AND 9L' CBS SITCOM
ELLIOTT GOULD AND LINDA LAVIN MOVE IN AS PARENTS
Talking about cast additions, two comedy veterans Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin will play the parents of  Mark Feuerstein and David Walton's characters in CBS new multi camera sitcom 9J, 9K AND 9L! The story is inspired by Feuerstein’s real life experience of living in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, right between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister in law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well meaning family. They will be Judy and Harry, parents of Josh (Mark Feuerstein) and Andrew (David Walton). Lavin’s Judy is stylish, social and obsessed with her sons. Her best day would be spent just staring at and smelling Josh. Harry knows no boundaries. A pillar of the community, he’s warm and loving and lives life to the fullest.

 'DISJOINTED' TEASER
KATHY BATES IN POT SMOKE
There's also the first teaser for Netflix' new comedy series DISJOINTED in which Kathy Bates is an owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary who works with three charismatic “budtenders” (Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho, Elizabeth Alderfer), her entrepreneurial twenty something son (Aaron Moten) and a very troubled security guard (Tone Bell). 20 episodes are coming August 25th! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CHRIS PINE TO PLAY ROBERT THE BRUCE IN 'OUTLAW KING' SCOTTISH EPIC! GLEN COOK'S 'THE BLACK COMPANY' SAGA TO BECOME EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES! 'THE EXCEPTION' TRAILER WITH JAI COURTNEY, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

CHRIS PINE IS 'OUTLAW KING'
ROBERT THE BRUCE EPIC

Now here's something wonderfully epic for you today: as 'Deadline' writes, a new Robert the Bruce epic movie is planned in Hollywood and Chris Pine is to wear the Scottish kilt! Netflix is to shoot OUTLAW KING epic period drama that will tell a different version than Braveheart did on Robert The Bruce, the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. Ben Foster (who proved to be a very bad choice for epic roles with his under whelming performance in Warcraft) is apparently in talks to play James Douglas, the Scottish knight who became the king’s chief adviser. Beside depicting his efforts to gather the forces against Edward II, the movie will have a love story as well between him and his queen Elizabeth de Burgh who gave him strength to push out the English army.

'THE BLACK COMPANY
EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES
If you wondered what is David Goyer up to after Da Vinci's Demons, he is to executive produce a TV series out of epic fantasy novel saga THE BLACK COMPANY from Glen Cook with Eliza Dushku expected to play the dark sorceress The Lady, as 'Deadline' reports.
The ten book saga follows THE BLACK COMPANY, an elite mercenary unit that carries out the often nefarious deeds of the highest bidder across a Tolkienesque landscape. When these hard bitten men discover the prophecy that the embodiment of good has been reborn, they must re-examine their loyalties. The Lady, who rules over the Northern Empire, uses the Black Company to further her domination of a power structure rife with usurpers.

'THE EXCEPTION' TRAILER
STARRING JAI COURTNEY AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
Meanwhile, the first trailer has finally been released for historical drama THE EXCEPTION starring Christopher Plummer and our most beloved Jai Courtney and scheduled for theatrical release this June! It sees Jai playing  a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation. Ben Daniels and Janet McTeer also star in the period set thriller action historical drama! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ASIAN MONDAY: MINDBLOWINGLY EPIC TRAILERS FOR CHINESE FANTASY ADVENTURES 'PRINCESS AGENTS' AND 'LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS'

'PRINCESS AGENTS' TV SERIES
MINDBLOWING TELEVISION FUN!
Just some Asian epic fun today, people, to brighten up the boring Monday. First, a trailer for new Chinese fantasy epic TV series PRINCESS AGENTS which will hit Chinese TV this summer with massive 45 episodes!
PRINCESS AGENTS epic action romance story revolves around an agent who is killed in action but gets transported into the body of a slave girl during the Xia Dynasty. During the Warring Period, the Western Wei enslaved large numbers of civilians. The slave girl, Chu Qiao ( Zhao Li Ying), was thrown into the forest as a hunting target for rich lords. Through many trials and circumstances, she caught the attention of Zhuge Yue (Lin Geng Xin). Together, they tear down the slavery system.



'LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS
EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE
The only trailer I have for you today is for Chinese super fun epic adventure LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS starring Darren Wang which is scheduled for motherland release at the beginning of August.
Set in the fictional world of Novoland, it tells the story of a witty thief, a hard working constable and a prince of the human tribe. Each of them have their own goals but a chance encounter brings the unlikely trio together. In spite of their initial distrust for each other, they learn to work together to stop a greater evil.

Monday, April 24, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NAT GEO'S 'GENIUS' ALBER EINSTEIN TV SERIES WITH GEOFFREY RUSH AND EMILY WATSON

'GENIUS' TV SERIES
GEOFFREY RUSH IS EINSTEIN! 
Here's something that is coming up as soon as next week: National Geographic will start airing their new scripted series GENIUS Tuesday April 25th around the world! The series will see acting legend Geoffrey Rush playing famous scientist Albert Einstein and since it is imagined as anthology series the second season has already been ordered and it is expected that the new GENIUS they will be dealing with in the second season, some of other great minds of the world, will be announced during the finale of the first season  this summer June 20th.

TIME IS BUT A STUBBORN ILLUSION
Based on the Walter Isaacson book Einstein: His Life and Universe GENIUS is National Geographic's first ever scripted series, executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, with Howard also directing the first episode. The all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush as mature Professor Einstein, Johnny Flynn as Albert in his youth and Emily Watson as the scientist’s second wife, and first cousin, Elsa Einstein. Over 10 episodes, the series takes Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in ground breaking discoveries that reshaped modern science. Beside describing how he achieved his scientific theories the series will also offer a look into his theories on human relationships which includes his theory of infidelity.  It charts how Albert Einstein, an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk who struggled to land an academic post in his early years, went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century, all while juggling volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships!

HOOVER, MUMMY AND MILEVA
T.R. Knight will star as J. Edgar Hoover, whose FBI amassed an enormous file on Einstein in an attempt to prove that he was a “subversive” and a secret communist! Claire Rushbrook will play Pauline Einstein, Albert’s mother. Samantha Cooley plays Serbian scientist Mileva Maric who became Einstein's first wife and mother of his three children and is believed to have been the creator of a lot of his theories.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

NICOLE SCHERZINGER TO PLAY ELPHABA IN 'WICKED' MOVIE ADAPTATION! MARGOT ROBBIE TO RULE ENGLAND IN 'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS'! CALLUM TURNER IS EDDIE REDMAYNE'S BROTHER IN 'FANTASTIC BEASTS 2'

NICOLE SCHERZINGER 
TO LEAD 'WICKED' ADAPTATION?
According to latest rumours from Hollywood, impossibly talented and divinely gorgeous Nicole Scherzinger is currently the leading choice for the role of the green witch Elphaba in the Stephen Daldry helmed Winter 2019 movie adaptation of WICKED! She already gave legendary performances in Cats and Phantom of the Opera, and gave voice to Moana's mother last year. Below you can check out her ground breaking version of Sia's Never Give Up from Oscar nominated Lion.
WICKED spotlights the untold stories of Wizard of Oz's characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good Witch. It follows green skinned Elphaba  through the life changing events which eventually label her WICKED also featuring spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself. As Elphaba fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz!



'FANTASTIC BEASTS' SEQUEL 
CALLUM TURNER JOINS THE CAST AS NEWT'S BROTHER
Meanwhile, the gorgeous villain we loved to hate in War And Peace, Callum Turner has joined the sequel FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 and will play Eddie Redmayne's character Newt Scamander's brother which is hardly surprising given that he's Eddie's lookalike! As you know Jude Law and Johnny Depp have already joined the cast, Jude as young professor Dumbledore and Depp as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. David Yates is directing again and as it was previously announced that each of the potential five movies in the franchise will be set in another city, this one will have the story revolving in Paris which means we can expect magical beasts and monsters of French charms. The movie is set for November 2018!

'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
MARGOT ROBBIE IS VIRGIN QUEEN
And the third stunner for today comes in the lovely blond form of Margot Robbie who has just been given the task of ruling England in historical movie MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS as the Virgin Queen Elizabeth! That is what 'Hollywood Reporter' writes today!
A few years ago I already informed you that the titular role of the unfortunate and tragic Scottish queen will go to Saoirse Ronan. Her efforts to try to throw down her aggressive cousin Elizabeth from the English throne and the ensuing battle between the two of them will be the main focus of the upcoming period set drama. Although Elizabeth eventually imprisons and beheads Mary, her son James I later gets the throne his mother coveted so much and becomes the king of England, Scotland and Ireland, after Elizabeth fails to give birth to her own heir. The movie has a female director Josie Rourke!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

HISTORICAL FRIDAY: TNT SETS 'WILL' YOUNG SHAKESPEARE SERIES WITH LAURIE DAVIDSON FOR JULY! MEDIAEVAL ADVENTURE 'PILGRIMAGE' TRAILER WITH TOM HOLLAND, STANLEY WEBER, RICHARD ARMITAGE

YOUNG 'WILL' SHAKESPEARE
SERIES STARTS THIS JULY!
Period set projects today to end the week! TNT has finally revealed the airing date for their fun new series WILL which mixes historical setting and story with modern music. The ten episode series, starring Laurie Davidson as young William Shakespeare, will start airing July 10! Shekhar Kapur directs with the cast also including Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, William Houston, Lukas Rolfe, Max Bennett!
WILL tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk rock theatre scene in 16th century London, the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side shows. It's a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.



'PILGRIMAGE' TRAILER
WITH TOM HOLLAND, STANLEY WEBER, AND RICHARD ARMITAGE
Speaking of mediaeval shenanigans, first trailer has finally been released for historical adventure movie PILGRIMAGE which plays this weekend at Tribeca Film Festival starring Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Stanley Weber!
 ON A PERILOUS JOURNEY
Coming to theatres in August,  it is set on the Irish coast in A.D. 1209, where a group of monks and knights set out on a quest to bring a legendary artefact with biblical origins to Rome, where they believe it will be safe from those who seek to wield its power. Their journey quickly turns into a perilous one, with all manner of military men and scoundrels attempting to snatch their cargo.

Friday, April 21, 2017

NEW 'THE BEGUILED' PERIOD SET THRILLER TRAILER WITH NICOLE KIDMAN, COLIN FARRELL! 'SIREN' MERMAID TV SERIES AND 'LEGEND OF THE MONKEY' FANTASY SERIES

'SIREN' TRAILER
FOR NEW FREEFORM TV SERIES
Two trashy looking series for you today :) FreeForm has released first trailer for their 2018 series SIREN set in a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Alex Roe leads the cast. 



 'LEGEND OF THE MONKEY'
NEW FANTASY TV SERIES
This also looks trashy and horribly cast :) Netflix has teamed up with ABC Australia on new fantasy series LEGEND OF THE MONKEY! Inspired by famous Chinese fable Journey to the West it will have ten episodes about a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world. The 100's Chai Hansen leads the funny cast.

NEW 'THE BEGUILED' TRAILER
 NICOLE KIDMAN & COLIN FARRELL
There is also a new trailer released for period set thriller drama THE BEGUILED which competes this year at Cannes Film Festival directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, it is set during the Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school. After an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in by the sheltered women, they tend to his wounds. While he is conning his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually on him. Check out the extremely spooky new trailer for it below before it opens up in cinemas around the world at the end of June this summer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FIRST TRAILER FOR SYFY'S 'KRYPTON' SF SERIES ON EARLY DAYS OF SUPERMAN'S GRANDFATHER IS ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!

'KRYPTON' SF SERIES 
MAGNIFICENT FIRST TRAILER!
Not much to report today, people, but what we do have is truly magnificent - amazing first teaser for SyFy's upcoming new sf series KRYPTON about the early years of Superman's grandfather! The visuals really look stunning and expensive in the lavish trailer you can check out below. It comes from Stargate and Sleepy Hollow's Damian Kindler and David S. Goyer!

 THE STORY OF KRYPTON 
is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet following Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, whose House of El was ostracised and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos.

SUPERMAN'S GRANDFATHER
The lead role has been given to Cameron Cuffe who plays Seg-El, destined to be the ancestor of Jor-El (future father of Superman) and Kal-El (the future Superman), he is the scion of the once prosperous El family and is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical. He now is living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank. Ian McElhinney will play Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El, a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self defence, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat. Elliot Cowan is Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor whose real business is defending Krypton’s established oligarchy against heretics and dissidents. Ann Ogbomo will be Primus Alura Zod, Lyta Zod’s (female lead played by Georgina Campbell) mother and a leader of Krypton’s military guild, an extremely tough training officer. Rasmus Hardiker will play Kem, a brilliant engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech repair business. Wallis Day will play Nyssa Vex, a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex. Aaron Pierre is Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod.
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SF TUESDAY: MICHAEL CRICHTON'S 'MICRO' MOVIE ADAPTATION! 'KING KONG SKULL ISLAND' FEMALE LEAD TV SERIES! DAN STEVENS' 'KILL SWITCH' SF MOVIE POSTER

MICHAEL CRICHTON'S 'MICRO'
TO BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE
Sf and fantasy adaptations today, people, beginning with Michael Crichton's MICRO which is supposed to be directed by Joachim Ronning. Crichton's last written novel, finished by Richard Preston after his death, is a high concept thriller that follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them. Ronning, who finished the latest instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean is also set to helm Tom Cruise in Methuselah epic movie.

 'KING KONG SKULL ISLAND'
FEMALE LEAD TV SERIES!
While some parts of the world are still enjoying the latest Tom Hiddleston lead big screen adaptation of KING KONG SKULL ISLAND, a television series with the same title is also in the works but with a female lead! Based on Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong and DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island it will have a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.

'KILL SWITCH' POSTER
FOR A DAN STEVENS SF MOVIE
Speaking of sf, check out the first poster for sf action adventure KILL SWITCH which will see Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens playing  a pilot who battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong. Also known as REDIVIDER, it will also star Berenice Marlohe.