Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ACTION PACKED WEDNESDAY: NEW TRAILER AND POSTER FOR DWAYNE JOHNSON'S 'SKYSCRAPER' AND 'PAPILLON' REMAKE WITH CHARLIE HUNNAM, RAMI MALEK

   'SKYSCRAPER' TRAILER 
Dwayne climbs the skyscraper this July
STARRING DWAYNE JOHNSON!
Action movie trailers and posters for you today, starting with everybody's favourite Dwayne Johnson in a brand new second trailer for his SKYSCRAPER movie which should hit Northern American cinemas this summer, July 13th! In it he plays a man who assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building... above the fire line.



  'PAPILLON' REMAKE TRAILER
WITH CHARLIE HUNNAM AND RAMI MALEK ESCAPING THE PRISON
Papillon remake arrives to cinemas this August
First trailer and poster have been released for the remake of PAPILLON as well which is out August 24th! Based on the international best selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", it follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safe cracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape, ultimately resulting in a bond of lasting friendship.

NEW EPIC TV SERIES PROJECTS 'DOCTOR ZHIVAGO', SF 'SILO' AND 'LAST AMAZON' ON AMAZON QUEENS! 'MOWGLI' TRAILER WITH CATE BLANCHETT, CHRISTIAN BALE, JACK REYNOR, FREIDA PINTO, ANDY SERKIS

  NEW EPIC TV SERIES
 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO & THE LAST AMAZON FOR SMALL SCREENS?
Doctor Zhivago is among the possible new projects
Amazing news from the epic genre. Atrium TV group, which develops ideas for new projects and offers them to their members among networks and producers, has a stunning slate of new projects which includes Michael Douglas produced sf series SILO , set in a future San Francisco which has become, because of diminished resources and over population, a gated community behind a massive wall!
  They also have a pitch for eight part DOCTOR ZHIVAGO epic saga from Sherlock producers which would adapt Boris Pasternak's sweeping political and romantic drama set in Russia before WWI!
Coming from Narcos producers and written by Rafe Judkins, with Ava DuVernay as executive producers, is also THE LAST AMAZON character driven series which will focus on the great Amazon Queens such as Antiope and Hippolyta, portraying their loves and major battles, notably, their campaign against the Ancient Greeks. Atrium's Quasimodo from their first slate of projects is already eyeing production!

  'MOWGLI' TRAILER
IS SADLY NOT THE WARM STORY FROM YOUR CHILDHOODS
Speaking of epic, Andy Serkis has released the first trailer for his version of Jungle Book's MOWGLI which is out this October following a human child
Mowgli arrives to the cinemas this October
raised by wolves, which must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. Cate Blanchett lends her voice to snake Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch is evil tiger Shere Khan, Andy Serkis is Baloo the bear, Christian Bale is panther Bagheera, with Jack Reynor, Tom Hollander, Matthew Rhys, Eddie Marsan, Peter Mullan, Freida Pinto, also in the super stellar voice cast of the upcoming adventure. This version will be darker and more serious than the previous ones and certainly much more so than the beloved book by Rudyard Kipling. The actors don't just lend their voices but also play their characters in action capture technique.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'VICTORIA' EPIC TV SAGA STARTS SEASON 3 PRODUCTION CASTS LAURENCE FOX, KATE FLEETWOOD, LILY TRAVERS! BBC REVEALS 1ST SURANNE JONES 'GENTLEMAN JACK' EPIC SAGA PHOTO

  'VICTORIA' EPIC SERIES
STARTS SEASON 3 PRODUCTION
Laurence Fox is the new foreign minister!
While you were watching that ghastly bad wedding over at the British isle last weekend, another royal missive from the British court and the Windsors popped up into our mail box! ITV has started with the production on the third season of their epic saga VICTORIA which will be set in 1848 a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety.

MEET THE NEW CAST! 
ITV has also revealed new cast members! If you were in tears after Leo Sutter's character was killed in the last season finale, do not despair, a new hunk is arriving to the court: Laurence Fox will play Lord Palmerston, the
Lily Travers and David Burnett are the new additions at the court!
wayward Foreign Secretary! Kate Fleetwood will portray Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. The eight episode season three has also added John Sessions as Prime Minister
Kate Fleetwood and Nicholas Audsley have also joined the cast
John Russell, Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes to the cast. The series will air this Autumn in UK and probably next spring on PBS in USA.

   'GENTLEMAN JACK'
BBC REVEALS FIRST PHOTO
ITV's main rival BBC has revealed the first photo of Suranne Jones as GENTLEMAN JACK the 19th century rich lesbian heiress from their new period set series. The photo also shows Sophie Rundle as her love interest
Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle are the new love couple
whom she wants to marry after returning to her father's home Shibden Hall in Halifax in 1832 and taking over his industrial and mining business. Based on Anne Lister's real diaries, the series will also star Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Peter Davison, Vincent Franklin and Shaun Dooley.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY: BBC SETS AIRING DATE FOR ANTHONY HOPKINS' 'KING LEAR' WITH EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON, JIM BROADBENT, TOBIAS MENZIES! STUNNING NEW 'MACBETH' WITH MARK ROWLEY

  BBC SETS DATE FOR 'KING LEAR'
WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!
A little bit of Shakespeare for your enlightenment today, starting with Anthony Hopkins' TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!
THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING
Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) - according to their
The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!
affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the
Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting
same time, Lear's prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew
Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast
Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.


  NEW 'MACBETH' MOVIE
Macbeth aired in UK cinemas in March
WITH MARK ROWLEY
Speaking of Shakespeare's works done in a new light, check out this one: MACBETH  entirely shot on green screen and reinvented by director Kit Monkman starring The Last Kingdom's Mark Rowley! Monkman’s unique adaptation successfully bridges the gap between theatre and film by exploiting the capabilities of the green screen to portray the vast world of make-believe while maintaining the traditional values, language and themes of Shakespeare’s original theatrical play.
Super hunky Mark Rowley plays the lead role

A BRAVE NEW VISION OF THE OLD STORY
Brilliant young general MACBETH pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ambitious wife, MACBETH sets his sights on the throne. In Kit Monkman's adventurous new adaptation, this compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilism is encountered in a strange and claustrophobic territory partly conjured by the mind. The movie is currently available to stream and download on Amazon.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

EXPLOSIVE SATURDAY: TRAILERS & POSTERS FOR '12TH MAN' WW2 ADVENTURE WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, 'A-X-L' FANTASY ADVENTURE WITH ALEX NEUSTAEDTER, JACKIE CHAN'S 'BLEEDING STEEL'

 'THE 12TH MAN' WW2 MOVIE
WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS
Three new trailers and posters for you this lazy Saturday people, before we hit some lavish Shakespeare tomorrow (do stay tuned). First up today, a stunning
The movie is based on a true story!
poster for historical adventure THE 12TH MAN a World War II thriller coming from Norway which is currently out in North America and some parts of Europe starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
The story is set in Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It's a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...



 'A-X-L' FANTASY MOVIE
WITH A CYBORG DOGGO!
Then there is also something much brighter: a beautiful trailer for lovely family adventure A-X-L which arrives to cinemas August 24th!  It is a
The movie was directed by Oliver Daly
new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend. Thomas Jane also stars in this thrilling adventure.



 'BLEEDING STEEL' TRAILER
 WITH JACKIE CHAN AGAINST THE BORG... OR SOMETHING LIKE IT
Bleeding Steel arrives to USA this July!
Some strange and imaginative cyborg technology can be seen in Jackie Chan's BLEEDING STEEL as well! He plays a special force agent and police officer who is assigned to protect a young woman involved in a science experiment of longevity, from a gangster with an army of advanced technology who desires to obtain her power, while also having connections with him. Australian superstar Callan Mulvey also stars in the expensive $65 million worth action adventure arriving from Chinese Honk Kong. After playing last winter in parts of Europe and this spring in Asia, this delightfully trashy flick hits Northern America this July!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

STARZ REVEALS 'SPANISH PRINCESS' EPIC TV SERIES FULL CAST LED BY CHARLOTTE HOPE, ELLIOT COWAN, OLLY RIX, ALEXANDRA MOEN!

 'THE SPANISH PRINCESS'
STARZ REVEALS FULL CAST!
Charlotte Hope will be Catherine of Aragon!
I've already told you before that after the success of The White Princess, which was probably one of the best epic series last year, Starz is making THE SPANISH PRINCESS sequel series also based on Philippa Gregory's books, and now they've announced the cast too led by Charlotte Hope and our dear Elliot Cowan!
THE TUDOR SAGA
Continuing the saga of the Tudor dynasty, it will be a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen
Alicia Boracherro, Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen will rule the courts
uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.

ELLIOT COWAN RULES THE COURT
In the focus of it all is Charlotte Hope as young Catherine of Aragon! Promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), Catherine is the source of curiosity, resentment and suspicion among
Olly Rix, Richard Pepper and Philip Cumbus will hunk up the cast!
her new family; the formidable Margaret Beaufort (Harriet Walter), Arthur’s guardian Margaret (Maggie) Pole (Laura Carmichael),   Arthur’s charismatic brother Prince Harry who will become King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor), his sister Margaret (Meg) Tudor (Georgie Henley), their father
Alan McKenna, Jordan Renzo and Aaron Cobham!
King Henry Tudor (Elliot Cowan) and mother Queen Elizabeth (Alexandra Moen). Philip Cumbus will play famous Thomas Wolsey. When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of
Angus Imrie, Laura Carmichael and Georgie Henley!
enemies both abroad and closer to home. Catherine's ladies will be played by Nadia Parkes, as Rosa, and Stephanie Levi John, as Lina de Cardonnes! Aaron Cobham will play a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo. Alan McKenna will be Tudor noble Richard Pole with Richard Pepper as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire! Our dear Olly Rix will play Edward Stafford and
Stephanie Levi John, Ruairi O'Connor and Harriet Walter.
Jordan Renzo will be Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira will be De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Spanish star Alicia Borrachero! PS in other news from the period set TV series front, The Durrells is getting the fourth season, and there are rumours that Lord of the Rings series at Amazon might focus on young Aragorn, prince of Gondor!

Friday, May 18, 2018

PERIOD SET THURSDAY: 'THE BOMBING' WW2 MOVIE POSTER WITH BRUCE WILLIS, ADRIEN BRODY, FAN BINGBING! FRENCH 18TH CENTURY DRAMA 'ROYAL EXCHANGE' WITH LAMBERT WILSON

 'THE BOMBING' WW2 MOVIE
POSTER WITH BRUCE WILLIS, ADRIEN BRODY, FAN BINGBING
After I remind you to scroll down and check out our Sunday spotlight on freshly ordered comedy pilots to which I added new trailers, we shall move
The movie arrives to cinemas this August!
onto two new international historical movie projects as Hollywood is mostly sleeping today. First, you can check out the first poster for World War II drama THE BOMBING coming from China with Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody joining Asian super stars Fan Bingbing, Ye Liu and Nicholas Tse!
Out this August in Chinese cinemas, the movie is set during World War II following five different Chinese people who fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940. The movie was shot with a rather expensive $65 million budget! And did I tell you Mel Gibson is the artistic producer?



  'THE ROYAL EXCHANGE'
LAMBERT WILSON RULES SPAIN AS KING PHILIPPE
The movie was out in France last winter!
Meanwhile, over from France comes period set movie L'échange des princesses or THE ROYAL EXCHANGE starring Lambert Wilson! In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4 year old Spanish infanta. The Regent of France also offers to marry his daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, 12, to the Prince of Asturias, the 14 year old heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Madrid responds
The movie is the adaptation of a Chantal Thomas book!
enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organized. The exchange of the princesses is to take place with great pomp on a small island, in the river bordering the two countries. Everything has been done to expect the best of the children, but nothing will proceed as planned.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

1ST POSTER FOR 'THE OUTPOST' POSTAPOCALYPTIC TV SERIES WITH JESSICA GREEN, JAKE STORMOEN, ANDEW HOWARD! 'THE PASSAGE' SF SERIES TRAILER WITH MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR

SF SERIES 'THE OUTPOST'
 FIRST POSTER FROM CW IS HERE!
The series will air from July this summer
Science fiction all the way today, spylings! We still haven't got a trailer for it, but here's the first poster for CW's post apocalyptic series THE OUTPOST which will hit the small screens July 10th as summer entertainment! Its ten episodes will see Jessica Green playing Talon, the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save
Stunning Jake Stormoen will be the main eyecandy for the ladies!
herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator. Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, Andrew Howard, Anand Desai-Barochia and Robyn Malcolm also star in the show produced by Dean Devlin.

SF SERIES 'THE PASSAGE'
FIRST TRAILER WITH MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR IS HERE FROM FOX!
Fox has, meanwhile, revealed first trailer for their long awaited sf series THE PASSAGE which will air in midseason.  It is an epic, character driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous
Mark Paul Gosselaar leads the cast of the new sf series
virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race turning them into vampires. The series focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this
It is the adaptation of Justin Cronin's best selling book
experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

KEELEY HAWES TO LEAD EXQUISITELY STELLAR BBC'S PERIOD SET DRAMA 'SUMMER OF ROCKETS' WITH TOBY STEPHENS, TIMOTHY SPALL! 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' TRAILER WITH RAMI MALEK AS FREDDIE MERCURY

  'SUMMER OF ROCKETS'
KEELEY HAWES, TOBY STEPHENS, TIMOTHY SPALL LEAD BBC SERIES
First look at Keeley Hawes in the series!
It seems our dearest Keeley Hawes is everywhere these days, not that we complain! Her latest gig is a lead role in new BBC 2 period set series SUMMER OF ROCKETS next to Toby Stephens, Timothy Spall and Linus Roach!
  Set in the UK during the Cold War period and tumultuous year of 1958, it will see Toby Stephens as Samuel, a 40 something Russian Jewish émigré, inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids, whose clients include former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. The series follows Samuel and his family, wife
First look at Toby Stephens in the new series!
Miriam and children Hannah and Sasha, as he is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work. Yet it is not his inventions the operatives require - instead Samuel is tasked with the secret mission of obtaining information about his charming, newly acquired friends Kathleen (Keeley Hawes) and her husband Richard Shaw MP (Linus Roache) through whom Samuel also meets the impressive Lord Arthur Wallington (Timothy Spall). As Samuel’s life becomes more and more intertwined with his mission, how far is he willing to let things unravel for his cause? And who can he truly trust? Mark Bonnar and Ronald Pickup round up the truly stellar cast.

  'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY'
TRAILER WITH RAMI MALEK AS THE LEADER OF QUEEN!
The movie is out this November worldwide
First trailer has been released for the Queen biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY in which Rami Malek plays famous Freddie Mercury. The movie, which is out this November, also stars Gwilym Lee as Queen's guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as their drummer Roger Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as bass player John Deacon. The film traces their meteoric rise through their iconic songs, their near implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more
Rami Malek has replaced Sasha Baron Cohen in the lead role, thankfully
like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SAM REID, ESSIE DAVIS, ANN DOWD TO LEAD 'LAMBS OF GOD' GOTHIC EPIC PERIOD SET MINI SERIES! CHRIS EVANS TO FACE CATACLYSMIC DISASTER IN NEILL BLOMKAMP'S 'GREENLAND'

  CHRIS EVAN TO FACE
 DISASTER IN 'GREENLAND'!
We continue with casting news from Cannes this week as well, after a short break which we used to announced the newly ordered comedies. The hottest
Chris Evans is leading Greenland!
Avenger of them all, and also an amazing director in his own right, Chris Evans will star in Neill Blomkamp's new disaster movie GREENLAND! Not much is known about the film, except that it will be a character driven, high concept narrative about a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Before this, you will watch Chris in THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT next to Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman (talk about a hot hot hot cast) Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley, about the rescue of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants to Israel in 1981.

  'LAMBS OF GOD' EPIC SERIES
 SAM REID, ESSIE DAVIS, ANN DOWN LEAD PERIOD SET MINI
Sam Reid will play the priest who suddenly arrives
While we're waiting for the premiere of their Picnic at Hanging Rock costume series, Australian Foxtel is already planning another interesting period set mini drama: their four part LAMBS OF GOD will star Emmy winner Ann Dowd and White Princess star Essie Davis in a dark, gothic story about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, and an unwelcome visitor who enters their lives and changes their world forever. With Jessica Barden playing the third nun, our favourite boy Sam Reid will play the dangerous stranger.
AH, THAT NAUGHTY PRIEST    
Sisters of St Agnes must defend their lives, existence and beliefs when the handsome priest, played by Sam Reid, attempts to sell their dilapidated
Ann Dowd and Essie Davis will play the smitten nuns!
monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption which weaves together Christian belief, classical mythology, fairy tales, Celtic lore, and the mysteries of the natural world!