Thursday, July 28, 2016

ZHANG YIMOU'S EPIC 'THE GREAT WALL' OF CHINA TRAILER WITH MATT DAMON! AMAZON ORDERS MATT BOMER, LILY COLLINS' 'THE LAST TYCOON' INTO SERIES

 'THE LAST TYCOON
 ORDERED INTO AMAZON SERIES
As Amazon has just picked their small screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON into whole TV series, we have gorgeous first photos from it too! The cast is lead by Matt Bomer, Lily Collins and Kelsey Grammer.
Inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based THE LAST TYCOON centres on Stahr (Matt Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Having come from the streets, Brady has no intention of returning to his misfortune, and is determined to make sure his studio is successful, no matter what personal morals he compromises.



 'THE GREAT WALL' TRAILER
ZHANG YIMOU'S EPIC MOVIE
Universal's has meanwhile released the first, rather epic, trailer for Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL which sadly, instead of originally planned Henry Cavill has Matt Damon in the lead role looking terribly lost in it. The largest film ever shot in China should hit cinemas next February following an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NEW TRAILERS FOR WW2 'ITHACA' DRAMA WITH MEG RYAN, TOM HANKS, 'OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY' COMEDY WITH JENNIFER ANISTON, JASON BATEMAN, OLIVIA MUNN

 'ITHACA' TRAILER
TOM HANKS WW2 MOVIE
Just two trailers for you today, the first one coming from Meg Ryan who is starring and directing (after she cast her own son Jack in the film too) ITHACA, which also stars Tom Hanks, Sam Shepard!
14 year old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his little brother. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. Based on  William Saroyan's 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, ITHACA is a coming of age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.

 'OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
 TRAILER WITH JENNIFER ANISTON AND JASON BATEMAN
The second trailer is for December 9th comedy movie starring Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn and Jason Bateman OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY in which she plays the company CEO who tries to close her hard partying brother’s branch, and he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON DISNEY'S 'MOANA' ANIMATED ADVENTURE WITH CHARACTER PHOTOS! DWAYNE JOHNSON & NICOLE SCHERZINGER LEAD THE CAST!

DISNEY'S 'MOANA' 
CHARACTERS REVEALED!
Straight from Disney today come character photos for their new animated seafaring adventure MOANA which will sail into cinemas this November. It is directed by Little Mermaid and Aladdin team Ron Clements and John Musker
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped - and no one today knows why. MOANA is a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, MOANA (Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity!

NICOLE SCHERZINGER STARS
While newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho lends her voice to the title character, who dreams of becoming a master wayfinder, and Dwayne Johnson to Maui — her love interest, half god, half mortal - probably the shiniest addition to the cast is one of world's most talented pop stars Nicole Scherzinger who lends her voice to Sina, Moana's mother. Playful, sharp and strong-willed, Sina appreciates Moana’s longing to be on the water, but also wants to protect her daughter from the fabled dangers beyond the reef. Temuera Morrison voices Moana’s father, Chief Tui, the gregarious and well-respected leader of the people of Motunui Island!
Moana's pets include  Pua, her loyal pet pig with puppy energy and an innocent puppy brain. Alan Tudyk is behind the voice of Heihei, a dumb rooster who accidently stows away on Moana’s canoe. Jemaine Clement provides the voice of Tamatoa, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab who lives in Lalotai, the realm of monsters. Rachel House voices Gramma Tala, Moana’s confidante and best friend, who shares her granddaughter’s special connection to the ocean! And then there are also The Kakamora, an intense team of crazy, coconut-armored pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want

Monday, July 25, 2016

ZACHARY LEVI JOINS SARAH GADON IN 'ALIAS GRACE' HISTORICAL SERIES! 'INCORPORATED' SF SERIES TRAILER! 'PHOENIX RISING' NEW SF SERIES! FELISHA TERRELL JOINS MATTHEW GOODE IN 'ROADSIDE PICNIC' SF SERIES

  ZACHARY LEVI JOINS
SARAH GADON'S 'ALIAS GRACE'
After the massively exciting Comic Con weekend with tons of mind blowing new trailers, we're starting the week lightly with some television news, starting with an info coming from Netflix and CBC historical mini series ALIAS GRACE which has just teamed up Zachary Levi with leading star Sarah Gadon. 
Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel ALIAS GRACE tells the true story of the controversial conviction of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), an Irish immigrant who becomes a Canadian domestic servant and is later sentenced to prison for the murders of her employer and his housekeeper in 1843. It is not yet know whom will Levi play.


  'PHOENIX RISING' REMAKE
OF 'CAPTAIN POWER' SERIES 
In sf TV news, 1980's sf show Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future will get its new TV series remake titled PHOENIX RISING which picks up 15 years after humanity has lost a devastating war against an artificial intelligence called Overmind. Jonathan Power, the son of the man who caused that war, learns the truth about his father and discovers a new type of battle armour that will enable a small, mismatched team of soldiers and civilians to fight the Bionic armies of the New Order.
FELISHA TERRELL IN 'ROADSIDE PICNIC'
Over at WGN America, Felisha Terrell has joined Matthew Goode in ROADSIDE PICNIC sf series about a near future world where aliens have come and gone, leaving humankind to explore the wondrous and dangerous mysteries left behind.  Matthew Goode is Red, a veteran “stalker” who has made it his mission to illegally venture into the once inhabited zone and scavenge the abandoned remains of the alien culture. Terrell will play his wife Guta, a tough, street wise woman who never fell to the trappings of her beauty. She tries her best to normalize their family life in the complicated situation they are dealt with.

  'INCORPORATED' SF SERIES
GETS ITS FIRST TRAILER
Syfy has released the first video for their new sf series INCORPORATED! Set in a future where companies have seemingly unlimited power, IT centres around Ben Larson, a young executive who risks everything to infiltrate the all-controlling corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system - with deadly consequences. Sean Teale and Julia Ormond star in the new sf series.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

MINDBLOWING COMIC CON TRAILERS FOR 'WONDER WOMAN', 'JUSTICE LEAGUE', 'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' AND 'STAR TREK: DISCOVERY' NEW TV SERIES!

  'WONDER WOMAN'
STUNNING FIRST TRAILER!
Oh, my, do I have some mindblowing fresh trailers from the Comic Con for you today! And they're almost all stunning and amazing. DC is, of course, dominating especially with the marvellous first trailer for WONDER WOMAN movie in which Gal Gadot is wielding her lasso of truth while trying to save Chris Pine from the battles of War World One. As you can see from the amazing trailer the fight scenes are really well done and Gal seems to have the necessary charisma. The trailer also shows stunning sets from the land of the Amazonians ruled by their queen played by Connie Nielsen. The movie is out next June!



  1ST 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' TRAILER
ASSEMBLES DC'S HEROES 
Wonder Woman also appears in the first trailer which gathers all of DC's leading super heroes in one place - JUSTICE LEAGUE which is still shooting! I can't say I liked the trailer, too much horrid Ben Affleck for my taste, but it also shows Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman! Amy Adams, Henry Cavill and Jeremy Irons also star. The movie is out November next year.



  JUDE LAW RULES FIRST
'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' TRAILER
An equal mix of like and dislike for me in the first trailer for Guy Richie's retelling of the Camelot legends in KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD. I did like the look of it, it looks rather stunning, Jude Law seems magnetic as the main villain Vortigern who steals the crown from Arthur. But I just can't get into Charlie Hunnam playing the character as if it is some modern day street thug with nothing medieval in it. Out next March it will also see Eric Bana playing Uther Pendragon, Arthur's father murdered by Vortigern, Astrid Berg├Ęs Frisbey as Guinevere and Djimon Hounsou as Sir Bedivere.



  'STAR TREK: DISCOVERY'
LAUNCHES FIRST TEASER
And something from the small screens: CBS has revealed the first purely teasing teaser for new STAR TREK TV series which will be titled STAR TREK: DISCOVERY showing the launch of the new Star Fleet Ship Discovery. The cast is yet to be announced for the sf series that starts next January! It will have one season story, it won't be episodic and will probably be set before or around the original series. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

NEW COMIC CON POSTERS FOR GAL GADOT'S 'WONDER WOMAN', CHARLIE HUNNAM AND JUDE LAW'S 'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD', EDDIE REDMAYNE'S 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM', TOM HIDDLESTON'S 'KING KONG: SKULL ISLAND'

  NEW COMIC CON POSTER FOR
'WONDER WOMAN'
A bunch of Comic Con posters for some of the biggest new movies coming to us in the future! First off, the brand new one for WONDER WOMAN which, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, arrives into cinemas next June! As you can see she will have her lasso of truth with her! They've also released the first JUSTICE LEAGUE movie image!

  'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' ADVENTURE
The first one sheet has been released for Guy Richie's historical adventure KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD which starring Charlie Hunnam arrives into cinemas next March also starring Jude Law as the main villain Lord Vortigern.

'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM'
Meanwhile, if you're more into Eddie Redmayne and a bit of magic and spells, new poster is here for his FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM in which he will play world's greatest magizoologist who will take you on a search for magical beasts this November.

  'KING KONG: SKULL ISLAND'
And there's also the ape's sweetest face staring at you so charmingly from the first poster for Tom Hiddleston's KING KONG: SKULL ISLAND which will venture deep into an uncharted Pacific island where Kong the King lives next March as well.

Friday, July 22, 2016

NEW POSTERS FOR 'THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN' WITH EMILY BLUNT, LUKE EVANS, 'THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX' WITH JAMIE DORNAN, SARAH GADON, AARON PAUL

  'THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN'
NEW POSTER AND TRAILER
Just two trailers for you today, starting with the second trailer for Emily Blunt's THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN which will choo choo its way into cinemas this October  following divorced Rachel Watson who goes to work in London by train passing every day by her old house in which she lived in with her husband (Justin Theroux), who still lives there, with his new wife (Rebecca Ferguson) and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down - Megan and Scott Hipwell (Luke Evans). She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.



  'THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX'
 STUNNING NEW POSTER!
Speaking of thrillers and suspense, check out the gorgeous new poster for Jamie Dornan's THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX! Out this September it also stars Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul, Oliver Platt and  Barbara Hershey. The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TRAVIS FIMMEL, CHLOE SEVIGNY JOIN 'LEAN ON PETE' ADAPTATION! BBC TO TURN 'LES MISERABLES' INTO TV SERIES! ADAM CROASDELL IS LORD BOTHWELL IN 'REIGN' EPIC SEASON 4

 TRAVIS FIMMEL JOINS
'LEAN ON PETE' ADAPTATION
While you are enjoying his role of brave warrior Anduin Lothar in record breaking WARCRAFT movie, you can expect to see Travis Fimmel in another new project: as 'Deadline' reports he and Chloe Sevigny have joined Steve Buscemi and young Charlie Plummer in LEAN ON PETE
An adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel follows Charley Thompson, the itinerant teen abandoned by his mother as a baby as he embarks on a perilous journey in search of his long lost aunt and a possible home. Charley’s quest carries him from a horse racing track in Portland, through the sagebrush of the Oregon desert, to the city streets of Denver, his sole companion the stolen racehorse Lean on Pete.


 ADAM CROASDELL JOINS 
'REIGN'S EPIC SEASON 4
I've already informed you of the whole slate of new actors that are joining queen of Scots' Mary's court in the fourth season of CW's REIGN, and now the latest one is British star Adam Croasdell!  He is to play Bothwell, Queen Mary’s third husband, a warm hearted bad boy who is deeply loyal, and ultimately deeply in love with Mary Queen of Scots. I've told you before that Steve Lund will play Lord Narcisse's handsome son, and that Will Kemp will play her second husband Lord Darnley! Breezily confident, charming and warm, he was born with a blood claim of his own to the English throne and a wildly ambitious mother whose love hinges entirely on his ability to secure a crown.

 'LES MISERABLES
TO BECOME NEW BBC SERIES
Well, after the great successes of WAR AND PEACE and DICKENSIAN, it was only to be expected that BBC will venture even deeper into the world of literary classics for their new series: according to latest news, Andrew Davies (the same scribe that turned the tragic and deeply moving depth of Tolstoy's classic into an Austenian flimsy affair) will now pen a six episode mini series based on Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES! But here's the catch = this time it will be without singing! It will, of course, follow Jean Valjean a former convict unable to escape the shadow of his past life while being pursued by his enemy, police officer Javert.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

STUNNING CHARACTER POSTERS FOR TARSEM'S 'EMERALD CITY' EPIC TV SERIES WITH ADRIA ARJONA, OLIVER JACKSON COHEN, JOELY RICHARDSON, VINCENT D'ONOFRIO

 TARSEM'S 'EMERALD CITY
EPIC TV SERIES POSTERS!
Now, people the drought has been long, but it is finally over with the most delicious of nectars: the first, utterly gorgeous and positively stunning character photos have been released today for NBC's upcoming new epic fantasy adventure EMERALD CITY coming from that insanely talented visual mastermind Tarsem Singh (THE CELL, THE FALL, IMMORTALS). The Wizard of Oz re imagining told in ten episodes sometime next mid season will have the cast lead by Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Joely Richardson and Vincent D'Onofrio! I hear a sneak peak trailer should be aired at Comic Con this Saturday! I shall stick it here ASAP!

 SAY GOODBYE TO KANSAS
Emerald City is described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz. Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20 year old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world — a mystical land in great peril, where an all powerful Wizard has outlawed magic and rules over a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy! This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before — where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows and a young girl from Kansasbecomes the headstrong hero who holds the fate of their world in her hands.

TARSEM'S STELLAR CAST
Created by Matthew Arnold, the series sees young Adria Arjona playing the grown up Dorothy  Gale, Oliver Jackson Cohen is Lucas, the Scarecrow and also her love interest, he is handsome, mysterious and quick witted. Dorothy finds him, beaten, bloodied, and moaning on a post outside the ruins of his village. The sole survivor of what appears to gave been a mass crucifixion, he remembers nothing of his past, not even his name. He joins Dorothy on her journey to the EMERALD CITY, and as they survive challenge after challenge, he proves his loyalty to the brave but bewildered newcomer.
Florence Kasumba is a rather dramatic new Wicked Witch of the East with a rather glitzy fashion taste. Gorgeous Joely Richardson is the Good Witch Glinda, while Vincent D'Onofrio is the big Wizard himself, the enigmatic leader of Emerald City. A man of science in a world of magic, he rules through inspiration, fear and a tenuous accord with the grand witches!
The Wicked Witch of the West is played by Ana Ularu, she is a force of nature who has entered an unholy alliance with the Wizard. Corrupt and languorously seductive, she is a creature of perverse humour and unsavoury appetites. She lives in a lavishly appointed brothel where she is the madam of sorts. When confronted with the news of the First Sign that foretells the coming of the Beast, she’s clearly deeply affected by the portent’s significance…and what it means for her.
Mido Hamada is brave warrior Eamonn, Stefanie Martini, whom we mentioned only yesterday, is lovely Lady Ev, while Jordan Loughran is Tip, and Gerran Howell is Jack, brave, adventurous and perpetually positive!

Monday, July 18, 2016

STEFANIE MARTINI IS YOUNG HELEN MIRREN IN 'PRIME SUSPECT' TV PREQUEL! 1ST 'KEEPING UP APPEARANCES' TV PREQUEL SPECIAL PHOTOS! NEW 'MAGNIFICENT SEVEN' TRAILER WITH CHRIS PRATT, DENZEL WASHINGTON, ETHAN HAWKE

 'PRIME SUSPECT' PREQUEL
STEFANIE MARTINI & SAM REID
We're going British today, people, and first off news coming from the sequel or prequel of Helen Mirren's popular TV series PRIME SUSPECT in which she played police officer Jane Tennison for almost ten years. ITV is preparing a prequel series TENNISON in which lovely Stefanie Martini, whom we loved this spring as the star of DOCTOR THORNE, will play the young Tennison. Our equally beloved Sam Reid (Hatfields and McCoys, Belle) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) will also star in the six episode series as her superiors. The story portrays the young Tennison at the beginning of her career, revealing how and why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police. We shall also watch Martini in Tarsem's EMERALD CITY TV series next year.

 'KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
PREQUEL TV SPECIAL PHOTOS
Meanwhile, BBC has revealed the first photos for another prequel to an all time classic - for their TV movie special on legendary TV sitcom KEEPING UP APPEARANCES which will air probably in the festive season. This time Kerry Howard will play the young Hyacinth Bucket who was originally so utterly masterfully played by beloved Patricia Routledge! One of Europe's favourite sitcom's followed the snobbish Hyacinth whose opinion of her own standing in the society, much higher than it ever should've been, kept her getting involved in all kinds of hilarious every day situations. The one hour special follows Hyacinth as a young maid in the 1950s, as she attempts to prove that she's better than her lower-class family. Katie Redford, Katherine Pearce, Mark Addy, Kerry Howard and Tamla Kari also star in the prequel.

 'THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
SECOND TRAILER IS HERE!
Sony has released today the second trailer for yet another remake, this time for famous western classic THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN which will bang its way into cinemas at the end of September.
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns - played by Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money!