Saturday, April 18, 2015

SPECTACULAR 'ATTACK ON TITAN' SF EPIC TRAILER IS HERE! STUNNINGLY BIZARRE 'THE TALE OF TALES' FANTASY TRAILER WITH SALMA HAYEK, VINCENT CASSEL! FIRST PHOTO FROM ANTONIO BANDERAS, RUPERT EVERETT HISTORICAL MOVIE 'ALTAMIRA'

'ALTAMIRA' HISTORICAL DRAMA
1ST ANTONIO BANDERAS PHOTO
An international day today, starting with the first photo from Antonio Banderas' new historical movie ALTAMIRA (also starring Rupert Everett) telling the true story of a little girl and her father who discovered the now famous pre-historic cave paintings at ALTAMIRA. However, the find brought disgrace on the family and the wrath of the Catholic church, who thought that the claim of ten thousand year-old art was an attack on the ‘truth’ of the Bible.

'THE TALE OF TALES' TRAILER
SALMA HAYEK & VINCENT CASSEL RULING A BIZARRE WORLD
Something exquisitely weird and morbid is the first stunningly captivating, and yet bizarre, trailer for Italian fantasy movie THE TALE OF TALES based on a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile! The movie weaves realistic and fantastical elements together into three different storylines, with Salma Hayek playing the Queen of Longtrellis and John C. Reilly as her King,  Vincent Cassel as the King of Strongcliff and Toby Jones as the King of HighHills. It will premiere at Cannes this year!


'ATTACK ON TITAN' TRAILER
IS SPECTACULAR & DESTRUCTIVE
And here's a rather spectacular and also destructive trailer for Japanese sf epic action ATTACK ON TITAN which is out this August (with the sequel END OF THE WORLD out September) set in a world where all of humanity must live behind massive walls, to protect themselves from gigantic humanoid creatures known as the Titans. Eren Yeager (Haruma Miura) along with his adoptive sister Misaka Ackerman (Kiko Mizuhara) and their friend Armin Arlert (Kanata Hongô), joins the elite fighting unit known as the Survey Corps to battle the Titans, after Eren's mother passes away following a Titan breaching the walls.

TV LAND'S 'IMPASTOR' COMEDY SERIES TRAILER WITH MICHAEL ROSENBAUM AS GAY PASTOR! ALAN RICKMAN AND DOUGLAS BOOTH CAST IN 'THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM' 19TH CENTURY GOTHIC THRILLER

'THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM'
ALAN RICKMAN AND DOUGLAS BOOTH LEAD GOTHIC THRILLER
Here's another book adaptation for you: Juan Carlos Medina will direct the adaptation of Peter Acroyd's bestselling novel DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM with Alan Rickman, Douglas Booth and Olivia Cook already being cast. THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM will be set in 1880 London, as a Gothic murder mystery described as being in the style of David Fincher’s SEVEN and James Watkins’ THE WOMAN IN BLACK.
The story of THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM will focus on a series of murders which has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times, the mythical so-called Golem,  must be responsible.

 'IMPASTOR' COMEDY TRAILER
WITH MICHAEL ROSENBAUM AS THE NEW GAY PASTOR
The only other thing I have for you today is the trailer for TV Land's new comedy series IMPASTOR which should air this summer starring Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy, a man in debt who cons a small town into believing he is their new gay pastor. Sara Rue stars as Buddy's assistant, while Mircea Monroe plays the head trustee of Loomis Lutheran Church who has a crush on Buddy.  Aimee Garcia appears as a bartender from San Francisco and Buddy's girlfriend.
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW 'STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS' TRAILER! LOVELY 'LEARNING TO DRIVE' TRAILER WITH PATRICIA CLARKSON, BEN KINGSLEY. PAUL HAGGIS TO ADAPT 'THE LAST OF THE TRIBE' JUNGLE THRILLER, RIDLEY SCOTT ADAPTS 'DYING TO BE ME' CANCER BESTSELLER

'STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS'
BRAND NEW TRAILER AND MAIN CHARACTERS REVEALED!
Fresh thing today is the new teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS  in which Jason Isaac plays an X-wing fighter pilot sent on a mission by a certain princess who meets John Boyega’s stormtrooper and their fates are forever intertwined. Daisy Ridley will play Ray, a scavenger from the desert planet of Jaku who does everything for herself and is very solitary! There's also the first look at Harrison Ford's Han Solo!


PAUL HAGGIS TO ADAPT
'THE LAST OF THE TRIBE'
Two highly intriguing book adaptations for you today, with two great directors, starting with brilliant Paul Haggis who might direct the adaptation of THE LAST OF THE TRIBE jungle thriller based on The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, by Washington Post reporter Monte Reel. It's a compelling true story: It’s estimated that more than 40 undiscovered indigenous tribes make their home in the Brazilian Amazon. The constitution says that if there’s even one surviving Indian, the surrounding land becomes a preserve that cannot be exploited commercially. When one such Indian was discovered in 1996, big money interests tried to kill him, while a small group tried to save him.

RIDLEY SCOTT TO ADAPT
'DYING TO BE ME' CANCER BOOK
Meanwhile, 'Deadline' also reports that Ridley Scott will produce the movie adaptation of Anita Moorjani's bestseller DYING TO BE ME in which she describes her four-year battle against cancer. Over whelmed by malignant cells, her body began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improved. She wrote in the book that within three days, 70% of her cancer was gone. Shortly after, she was declared cancer free. She also recounts stories of her Hong Kong childhood, the search for true love, leading to a near end in a hospital bed. Raised in a Hindu family that lived in Chinese and British society, she came away from near death with an epiphany that miracles are popular.

'LEARNING TO DRIVE' TRAILER
WITH OSCAR WINNERS PATRICIA CLARKSON AND BEN KINGSLEY
Check out a lovely trailer for new romantic comedy drama LEARNING TO DRIVE in which Patricia Clarkson plays a Manhattan writer who, as her marriage dissolves, takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley) with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

'SUFFRAGETTE' TEASER WITH MERYL STREEP, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BEN WHISHAW! NATGEO ORDERS 'SAINTS & STRANGERS' EPIC TV SERIES ON FIRST NEW WORLD SETTLERS!

'SAINTS & STRANGERS' 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORDERS MAYFLOWER MINI SERIES
After scoring huge success with their Easter series KILLING JESUS National Geographic has given a green light to new scripted mini series SAINTS &STRANGERS! The four episode series, to air this Fall, will chronicle the trials and tribulations of the 101 men, women and children who boarded the Mayflower for a one-way trip to the New World. Half of these “pilgrims” were religious separatists who had abandoned their prior lives for religious freedom and an opportunity to create a new social order built on their values. The other half, “adventurers,” were mostly single males seeking financial opportunity and a rapid acquisition of wealth in a new land, or trying to escape their old identities or criminal pasts.


FIRST 'SUFFRAGETTE' TEASER
WITH MERYL STREEP, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BEN WHISHAW
Check out a teaser for moving drama SUFFRAGETTE which is out this Autumn starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson! The stirring story, inspired by the early 20th century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centres on Maud (Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized - risking their very lives to ensure that women's rights would be recognized and respected.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JASON O'MARA JOINS JAMIE DORNAN IN WAR DRAMA 'JADOTVILLE'! SAM CLAFLIN, GEMMA ARTERTON, BILL NIGHY JOIN WW2 ROMANTIC COMEDY 'THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF'

JASON O'MARA JOINS
JAMIE DORNAN IN 'JADOTVILLE'
It really can't get hunkier than this: 'Deadline' reports today that TERRA NOVA and SONS OF LIBERTY star Jason O'Mara has joined THE FALL and NEW WORLDS star Jamie Dornan in JADOTVILLE! The movie will follow the 1961 siege of 150 UN Irish troops, led by Dornan's character, in the Congo after the murder of leader Patrice Lumumba by pro-western leader Moise Tshombe. His battalion held out against a force of 3,000 local troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for the mining companies. O’Mara will play Sgt. Jack “Sarge” Prendergast, Dornan’s right-hand man.
Jason O'Mara will also lead USA Networks' new series COMPLI- CATIONS, playing a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers.

'THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF' 
SAM CLAFLIN, GEMMA ARTERTON, BILL NIGHY JOIN WW2 MOVIE
Another lovely casting will be seen in the movie adaptation of Lissa Evans’s 2009 novel THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF set in early 1940s World War II London! British stars Sam Claflin, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy will star in Lone Scherfig's romantic comedy imbued with the screwball repartee of classic Hollywood of the time! THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF is a battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW 'ANT-MAN' TRAILER WITH PAUL RUDD! PENELOPE WILTON, REBECCA HALL JOIN SPIELBERG'S 'BIG FRIENDLY GIANT'! MATTHEW LEWIS, BRENDAN COYLE JOIN EMILIA CLARKE, SAM CLAFLIN IN 'ME BEFORE YOU'

'ME BEFORE YOU' ADAPTATION
BRENDAN COYLE, MATTHEW LEWIS JOIN SAM CLAFLIN AND EMILIA CLARKE
Tones of casting news today, people, starting with the movie adaptation of Jojo Moyes novel ME BEFORE YOU which has just added British actors Brendan Coyle and Matthew Lewis to the cast lead by Emilia Clarke as a waitress named Lou, a girl from a small town who is caught between dead-end jobs. She meets Will (Sam Claflin), who is confined to a wheelchair after a motorbike accident. After Lou loses her job, she is hired as a caretaker for the depressed Will and soon becomes determined to show him that life is worth living. Charles Dance, Janet McTeer, Jenna Coleman and Ben Lloyd Hughes also star.

PENELOPE WILTON IS QUEEN IN 'BFG'
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of THE BFG (Big Friendly Giant) for Disney, which will bring an exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country, has cast Penelope Wilton as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen's maid! Mark Rylance is playing the titular role!

NEW 'ANT-MAN' TRAILER!
PAUL RUDD AND EVANGELINE LILLY
Your trailer for today is the second one for ANT-MAN which is arriving into cinemas this July starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular ANT-MAN suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Correy Stoll is playing the main villain Yellowjacket whom you can see in the new trailer.

Monday, April 13, 2015

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN TO TOPLINE PARAMOUNT'S FANTASY EPIC ACTION MOVIE 'MARCO POLO'! FIRST 'DARK MATTER' SF SERIES TRAILER AND CAST PHOTO

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN TO
LEAD 'MARCO POLO' EPIC MOVIE
Years ago I told you that Paramount will team up with China Film Group to produce a lavish new big screen version of MARCO POLO and now the production is on the way with the casting of Hayden Christensen in the lead role! As 'Hollywood Reporter' writes today, Rob Cohen will direct the fantasy action movie on the Venetian merchant who embarked on a 24-year journey into China in the 13th century. His adventures later were chronicled in a book that is widely considered to be the introduction of Chinese culture to Europeans. As you know Netflix has made a show on him last winter with the second season under production too.

'DARK MATTER' SF SHOW 
FIRST TRAILER AND CAST PHOTO
Earlier this week I announced that SyFy's new sf series DARK MATTER will have worldwide airing in 86 countries this June and now we have the trailer and cast photo! The story will follow the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

EDDIE REDMAYNE OR NICHOLAS HOULT TO LEAD 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM' ADAPTATION! SONY TO ADAPT STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER' EPIC SAGA INTO MOVIE AND SERIES

EDDIE REDMAYNE TO LEAD
 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM' ADAPTATION?
The main movie news today comes from 'Variety': fresh Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is apparently the lead candidate for the lead role in Harry Plopper spinoff FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM scheduled for November 2016. J.K. Rowling is also writing the script for the Warner Bros. upcoming trilogy. Beside him, director David Yates is allegedly considering Nicholas Hoult as well. Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, the story is based on the Hogwarts textbook and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander. Scamander is described as a “magiczoologist,” which is a person who studies magical creatures. Redmayne could easily win his second Oscar in a row next year for playing one of the first people who underwent a sex change operation in Tom Hooper's THE DANISH GIRL

SONY SPEEDS UP 'DARK TOWER'
STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION
Over the recent years there were many efforts to turn Stephen King's DARK TOWER saga into a movie franchise, but now it seems that Sony is finally speeding it up teaming with Media Rights Capital to produce the movie adaptation along with a TV series as well. The story follows a lone gunman Roland Deschain, who sets off on a journey to find THE DARK TOWER, a magical portal to other worlds. The movie will be based on the first book in the series, THE GUNSLINGER, which describes Roland's relationship with a young boy named Jake, who is from a different time and place. Ron Howard was previously set to direct the film with Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe being in the run for the lead role.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

REESE WITHERSPOON TO ADAPT JESSICA KNOLL'S 'LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE' NOVEL! NEW 'HOT PURSUIT' COMEDY TRAILER WITH REESE WITHERSPOON AND SOFIA VERGARA

REESE WITHERSPOON TO ADAPT
'LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE'  NOVEL
It seems we shall have a Reese Witherspoon day today, people, starting with the news that her company Pacific Standards has bought the movie rights on Jessica Knoll's first novel LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE which will be published next month by Simon and Schuster. 

The story of LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE centres on Ani FaNelli, a 28 year old New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought after position at a women’s magazine, a killer wardrobe and a dream wedding with her handsome fiancé on the horizon. But behind Ani’s veneer of perfection lies a dark trauma from her past, which resurfaces to unravel her meticulously crafted life.

NEW 'HOT PURSUIT' TRAILER
WITH REESE WITHERSPOON PROTECTING SOFIA VERGARA
A trailer to end the working week is the second one for upcoming new comedy HOT PURSUIT which arrives into theatres next month starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Officer Cooper whose latest assignment has her protecting the demanding widow of a drug dealer (Sofía Vergara) from criminals out for revenge.

Friday, April 10, 2015

NEILL MARSHALL TO PRODUCE 'BRITANNIA' EPIC TV SERIES ON BOUDICCA! POSTERS AND TRAILER FOR JANE FONDA AND LILY TOMLIN SITCOM 'GRACE AND FRANKIE'! DIEGO LUNA, MIRANDA RICHARDSON, BOJANA NOVAKOVIC TO LEAD AMAZON'S 'CASANOVA' EPIC SERIES

NEW 'BRITANNIA' EPIC TV SERIES
ON BOUDICCA AND ROMAN CONSUL CASSIUS
Here's something wonderfully epic: 'Deadline' reports that Paris based Backup Films and GOT director Neill Marshall will produce eight episode historical TV series BRITANNIA which doesn't have a broadcaster yet but will chart the Roman invasion of what would become Great Britain in 43 A.D. and the rise of iconic female warrior Boudicca. The eight part series, which does not have a broadcaster attached yet, will follow the growing relationship between Boudicca and Roman Consul Cassius who ultimately unite to lead an insurgency against Roman Emperor Claudius.

DIEGO LUNA IS 'CASANOVA'
BOJANA NOVAKOVIC TO PLAY MADAME POMPADOUR
I've recently told you that Amazon is planning to produce their own historical TV series on CASANOVA and now they have revealed the cast! Diego Luna will play Giacomo Casanova who, after his wicked escapades run afoul with the inquisitors in his native Venice, is sent to prison. The drama focuses on what happens next - after escaping, the once materialistic and womanizing CASANOVA moves to Paris with nothing, determined to start his life over. There he met with royalties and luminaries, introduced the state lottery, which made him rich, and travelled. Miranda Richardson, Ben Daniels, Amelia Clarkson and Serbian star Bojana Novakovic (as Madame de Pompadour) will also star.

'GRACE AND FRANKIE' TRAILER
 JANE FONDA AND LILY TOMLIN
Last week I showed you the first images and now here's the first trailer for hilarious new TV comedy GRACE AND FRANKIE which will start airing at Netflix May 8th worldwide! Coming from FRIENDS creator Marta Kauffman, the new sitcom stars good friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as long-time nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) who are facing the last chapter of their lives. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other. The thirteen episode comedy series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston star as their husbands, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.