Monday, October 20, 2014

SEAN BEAN TO TOPLINE 'THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES' TV SERIES! CLOTHES OF IN 'STRIP OR TREAT' 'BABY DADDY' HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! JAMES DENTON JOINS CATHERINE BELL IN 'GOOD WITCH' TV SHOW! ABC'S 'BOOKCLUB' SITCOM

SEAN BEAN TO TOPLINE
THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES' TELEVISION SERIES
Still a very slow period in movie news business, people, so we're sticking to the small screens, starting with an interesting info coming over from the United Kingdom, where their ITV Encore will produce a television series on infamous monster Frankenstein. Titled THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES, this modern reworking of Mary Shelley's 19th century horror story will see Sean Bean play John Marlott, a detective who must battle a creature born of dark science in six one hour episodes! Meanwhile, a number of Frankenstein movies is coming to the big screens, including the one in which James McAvoy is Dr. Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe as his hunchback butler Igor!

ABC ORDERS
'BOOKCLUB' TV COMEDY 
In sitcom news, ABC has bought BOOKCLUB comedy series from Eva Longoria and Universal! In the vein of 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Hangover', BOOKCLUB revolves around four female friends who escape the pressures and responsibilities of adult life by pretending to be in a book club.
JAMES DENTON IN 'THE GOOD WITCH'
Another series for my ladies, THE GOOD WITCH, which is in production over at Hallmark, has just cast James Denton! The ten episode show will see Catherine Bell playing the raven haired enchantress Cassie Nightingale. Denton will play Cassie Nightingale’s new nextdoor neighbour, a divorced doctor and single dad who stirs things up in Middleton when he discovers Cassie’s signature charm is more than just a magic touch.

'BABY DADDY'S HALLOWEEN
SPECIAL 'STRIP OR TREAT'
Don't forget to check out the delightful trailer for one of TV's most charming comedy series BABY DADDY's special Halloween episode which airs this Wednesday at ABC Family!  In "Strip or Treat" - Ben (Jean Luc Bilodeau), Danny (Derek Theler) and Tucker (Tahj Mowry) are looking forward to attending the biggest Halloween celebration in the city, despite the fact that Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) thinks they should take baby Emma trick-or-treating instead. When their plans fall through, they decide to crash the party Riley (Chelsea Kane) was talking about, not knowing it’s actually a bachelorette party. But when the guys are mistaken for the strippers, Ben makes a big mistake that results in them being carted off to jail. Meanwhile, Bonnie’s date with Javier goes horribly wrong and she lands in jail alongside Ben, Danny and Tucker. Will Riley be able to work her lawyer magic and bail her friends out of this mess, or will everyone get what they deserve?

NOVEMBER 2014 SMALL FILMS: 'WOLVES' WITH LUCAS TILL, JASON MOMOA, 'ALL RELATIVE' COMEDY WITH JONATHAN SADOWSKI, CONNIE NIELSEN, 'WORST FRIENDS' WITH RICHARD TANNE, NOAH BARROW

HERE COME THE 'WOLVES'
LUCAS TILL AND JASON MOMOA
Three small films coming out this November for you today, and in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween we shall start our spotlight with a rather fun horror movie WOLVES which will bring fury howls to the theatres November 14th! Starring X MEN's Lucas Till and our brand new Aquaman Jason Momoa, the movie follows popular high school student Cayden Richards who wakes from a horrific nightmare, only to realize that he’s living it! He is changing into something vicious, unpredictable and wild. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden tries to hunt down the truth of what he is. In the remote, mountain town of Lupine Ridge, he discovers others like him Including the beautiful Angelina, a young woman caught between two ancient clans of “wolves”.


'ALL RELATIVE' COMEDY
CONNIE NIELSEN, JON SADOWSKI
If you're more in the mood for a comedy, ALL RELATIVE comes out November 21st!  When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace, he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcee, Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point.

WITH 'WORST FRIENDS' LIKE
 THESE, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?
A mix of comedy and drama will be seen from November 4th in WORST FRIENDS, the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). With the aid of a tough-as-nails physical therapist (Cody Horn), Sam helps Jake recuperate, but when Sam's high school crush (Kristen Connolly) enters the picture, old habits and bitter rivalries resurface, threatening to tear their friendship apart.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TIM BURTON'S 'BIG EYES' POSTER WITH AMY ADAMS & CHRISTOPH WALTZ! NBC TO PRODUCE SITCOMS WITH ARMIE HAMMER, AMY POEHLER AND ROB LOWE, AND 'MARLEY AND ME' TV COMEDY

NEW SITCOMS AT NBC
'MARLEY AND ME' AND  ARMIE HAMMER INSPIRED TV COMEDIES
It's a very slow movie news day, so I only have some TV updates for you, starting with some new NBC sitcoms info: first, they're planning to turn MARLEY & ME movie into TV comedy, which would follow a young couple who takes in a stray dog who soon turns out to be a real canine mischief! Beside that, NBC will also produce a sitcom based on Armie Hammer's life experiences which would follow a guy whose world is rocked when he finds out his parents have been secretly “seeing” his ex-girlfriend for three years since he broke up with her, and the highly unlikely friendship he forms with his ex’s fiancĂ©e. In real life, Armie didn't know that a sweet older couple his wife was friends with were the parents of her ex boyfriend film producer Gordon Gray (who will produce the sitcom with Armie). 

ROB LOWE AND AMY POEHLER SITCOMS
Another untitled comedy at NBC will also be Amy Poehler produced sitcom about a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong willed characters who make up her new community. Meanwhile, Rob Lowe will topline an NBC sitcom about a newly sober narcissist whose decision to be a good parent doesn’t come until his kids are teens when he returns to his hometown to issue mea culpas to his son and daughter, as well as to his ex-wife and her new family.

NEW 'BIG EYES' POSTER WITH
AMY ADAMS & CHRISTOPH WALTZ
The Weinstein Company has released the first poster for Tim Burton's BIG EYES which comes out this Christmas starring Christoph Waltz as infamous painter Walter Keane who was known for his paintings with big eyes and for the commercialization of popular art, but who had a dark secret - all his work actually wasn't his but his wife's (Amy Adams)! He became worldwide famous taking credit for her paintings!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TOM HARDY, WILL SMITH AND MARGOT ROBBIE FOR LEAD ROLES IN DC COMIC'S 'SUICIDE SQUAD' SUPERVILLAINS MOVIE! 'ALLIES' WW2 EPIC MOVIE TRAILER AND POSTER

'SUICIDE SQUAD'
WILL SMITH, TOM HARDY, MARGOT ROBBIE FOR THE LEAD ROLES?
One of the hottest movie news items today and yesterday is Warner Bros.' announcement that they will turn DC Comic's SUICIDE SQUAD comic book into a movie which will appear in cinemas in 2016! To be directed by David Ayer (whose FURY with Brad Pitt is currently in cinemas), the superhero movie would revolve around a group of super villains who are brought together to tackle high-risk black ops missions for the government.
SEVEN VILLAINS  
According to rumours from Hollywood Tom Hardy and Will Smith are close to signing and will play some of the villains, while Margot Robbie is the lead contender for a female role! The story will focus on seven villains: Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, Mindboggler, Captain Boomerang, Vixen and Deadshot.

'ALLIES' POSTER & TRAILER
 UNITED THEY STAND!
And you can also check out the poster and trailer for British action war drama ALLIES which hits DVD market next month! August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy. lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war! As nothing goes according to plan, commando Sergeant Harry McBain (Chris Reilly) and Captain Gabriel Jackson (Julian Ovenden) know they must put aside personal animosity if the mission is to succeed. Inspired by true events, Allies tells the story of friendship and survival.

Friday, October 17, 2014

'IN THE HEART OF THE SEA' EPIC TRAILER WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CILLIAN MURPHY, BEN WHISHAW! GAL GADOT JOINS JACK HUSTON IN 'BEN HUR'! 'DARK MATTER' SF SHOW, JAMIE BAMBER IN CW'S 'MESSENGERS'

'BEN HUR' REMAKE GETS
GAL GADOT AND PEDRO PASCAL?
We did lose interest a bit in the new remake of famous epic spectacle BEN HUR after Tom Hiddleston didn't get the lead role which went to relatively unknown Jack Huston, but maybe you didn't, so here's an update: GAME OF THRONE's Pedro Pascal has entered talks to play Pontius Pilate the prefect of Judea who orders the crucifixion of Jesus, while WONDER WOMAN Gal Gadot is negotiating around the lead female role of slave Esther who is in love with Ben Hur! We already know that Toby Kebbell will ad to the low profile cast by playing Ben Hur's frenemy Messalla, while Morgan Freeman will teach BEN HUR how to drive chariots! Scheduled for February 2016 the movie is helmed by famous Russian moviemaker Timur Bekmbambetov. 

JAMIE BAMBER JOINS
CW'S 'THE MESSENGERS'
In sf news from the TV front, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's superhunk Jamie Bamber has joined CW's upcoming supernatural series THE MESSENGERS about five strangers affected when a mysterious object hits Earth. After collapsing, all five individuals come back to life just hours later with inexplicable powers, including strength and the power to heal. But once things begin to become more clear, those affected realize that they might be Earth’s only hope for stopping the Rapture … or perhaps, they’re causing it.
'DARK MATTER' SF SERIES
SyFy will produce DARK MATTER sf series from STARGATE scribes centring on the crew of a derelict spaceship who is 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.

IN THE HEART OF SEA TRAILER
WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CILLIAN MURPHY AND BEN WHISHAW
An epic trailer comes to us today for Ron Howard's new sea adventure IN THE HEART OF THE SEA which sails into cinemas next March starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland and Benjamin Walker! In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.  IN THE HEART OF THE SEA reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW ELVEN POSTERS FROM 'HOBBIT BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES' WITH CATE BLANCHETT, LEE PACE! IS EWAN MCGREGOR 'DOCTOR STRANGE'? 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' & 'WONDER WOMAN' FILMS CONFIRMED, EZRA MILLER IS 'THE FLASH', JASON MOMOA 'AQUAMAN'! 'MEN IN SHORTS' GAY SITCOM AT ABC!

IS EWAN MCGREGOR 
NEW 'DOCTOR STRANGE'?
Superhero news for you today, people: currently one of the hottest topics in Tinseltown is who will get the role of DOCTOR STRANGE in the big screen adaptation of Marvel's comic! Joaquin Phoenix has recently passed on the role of Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant neurosurgeon whose career is ruined after he suffers a terrible accident. He sets out on a quest to regain the precision in his hands by becoming the "Master of the Mystic Arts." According to the latest rumours the studio now wants Ewan McGregor for the role, with their shortlist of actors also including Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, and with Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto also considered as possible choices! 
'JUSTICE LEAGUE', 'WONDER WOMAN' FILMS FOR 2017!
Meanwhile, over at DC Comics and Warner Bros. the official confirmation has arrived for JUSTICE LEAGUE movie set for 2017 to be helmed by Zack Snyder and using the supeheroes from SUPERMAN VS BATMAN and some others, including Wonder Woman who is getting her solo movie in 2017 too with Gal Gadot in the lead role!
EZRA MILLER IS  'FLASH' 
After that, 2018 will bring THE FLASH movie with Ezra Miller confirmed in the lead, and AQUAMAN with Jason Momoa!

ROBBIE ROGERS INSPIRED  
'MEN IN SHORTS' GAY SITCOM 
In today's TV news, according to Deadline, ABC has signed a deal for MEN IN SHORTS comedy series inspired by the life of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league. The mix of family and workplace comedy will chronicle how the soccer player’s team mates and friends interact with him after his coming out and how they start evaluating their own secrets that are keeping them from being happier and more authentic.
LEN WISE- MAN FOR FOX SF SHOW
Fox has ordered a new sf show from SLEEPY HOLLOW's Len Wiseman. The untitled space show is set in a foreseeable future, where companies have begun to colonize sections of our known galaxy. A mercenary search and rescue team is dispatched to investigate a distress signal from a prison transport that has crashed on an uncharted planet. This unlikely group of heroes will now have to work together when they encounter a much greater challenge on this mysterious planet than they could have anticipated.

NEW ELVEN POSTERS FOR
HOBBIT BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES  WITH CATE BLANCHETT, LUKE EVANS, LEE PACE
If you follow our official Facebook and Twitter accounts you've seen a new HOBBIT character poster each day this week, and now Elven posters and banners have been released too for the final epic chapter THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES which arrives into theatres this December. You can see Elven Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) coming to help Gandalf (Ian McKellen) in the heat  of the battle, and also Elven king Thranduil (Lee Paceleading his fearsome army of mighty Elven archers into war! These elven armies  will unite with the armies of men, lead byBard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and dwarvish forces in order to defeat the dark legions of Orcs sent by evil Sauron!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

1ST PHOTOS OF EXTRAVAGANT OUTFITS FROM LAVISH CORONATION EPISODE OF 'REIGN' EPIC SHOW! COLIN MORGAN JOINS 'HUMANS' SF SHOW! MONSTER IN LAW' SITCOM! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS IN 'ANOTHER PERIOD' COMEDY SERIES

  COLIN MORGAN JOINS
'HUMANS' SF TV SERIES
Tones of TV news today, people, starting with our most beloved MERLIN star Colin Morgan returning to the small screens in new sf show HUMANS which will be a co production between British Channel 4 and American AMC. The plot of the show is set in a world where the new must-have gadget is a 'Synth' - an eerily lifelike robotic servant. Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman Hill will play a couple who purchase a Synth (Gemma Chan) but quickly come to regret their decision! Colin Morgan will play Leo - a young man on the run, while Neil Maskell will be a member of the Special Technologies Task Force. GAME OF THRONE's Will Tudor, Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) and Rebecca Front will also star in the English version of a Swedish series.

  CHRISTINA HENDRICKS IN
 'ANOTHER PERIOD' SITCOM
Two new comedy series have been announced today: Christina Hendricks will star in ANOTHER PERIOD historical comedy series at Comedy Central! Starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome the sitcom, set in the turn of the century, follows the misadventures of the Bellacourts, who have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money it doesn’t matter.  Christina Hendricks will play a new servant on the estate who is not who she appears to be.
 MON- STER IN LAW TO BECOME SITCOM
 Meanwhile, Fox will produce a sitcom based on Jane Fonda's and Jennifer Lopez' MONSTER IN LAW movie which will follow a happy couple about to embark on the challenge of parenthood, with the story set against the fraught relationship between the wife and her husband's mother.

  LAVISH ROYAL CORONATION
IN THE NEW EPISODE OF 'REIGN'
Now, we've seen Mary and Francis taking over the rule over France at the start of the second season of CW's popular historical series REIGN, but we haven't yet seen the official coronation! The crowning will happen in the fourth episode in which, with France in a state of famine, as well as religious and political unrest, Mary (Adelaide Kane) looks for a way to feed the people, risking the wrath of a vengeful Lord Narcisse (Craig Parker). Francis (Toby Regbo) is preoccupied by the harrowing suspicion that his dead father’s spirit can possess the living and is haunting Francis as revenge for his murder. As Catherine (Megan Follows) makes excessive and lavish preparations for a coronation ceremony to give the impression of stability to the realm, Bash (Torrance Coombs) confronts the reality of a country plagued by fear, bankruptcy, and murder.

THE LAVISH GOWNS
The royal coronation episode will show us a sumptuous wardrobe of rich fabrics, over-the-top crowns, exquisite jewelry, and fashion forward clothing! As EW reports, Mary's coronation gown made from gold embroidered burgundy brocade with a very long train took 12 yards of fabric, six seamstresses and designers and two weeks to finish! Francis is wearing a vest from the same brocade. Mary will also wear an ornate golden crown and extravagant oxidized, gold-plated Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings! The old queen Catherine will wear Oscar de la Renta ruby necklace! It is interesting that most of the costumes and jewellery seen in the show are taken from the collections of contemporary designers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1ST PHOTOS FROM 'DA VINCI'S DEMONS' 3RD SEASON WITH TOM RILEY, BLAKE RITSON, LAURA HADDOCK! 'THE GREAT FIRE' EPIC SERIES STARTS THIS WEEK WITH ANDREW BUCHAN, CHARLES DANCE, JACK HUSTON, OLIVER JACKSON COHEN

  'DA VINCI'S DEMONS'
FIRST THIRD SEASON PHOTOS
Two epic treats for you today, people, starting with the brand new, actually the first, photos from the third season of one of world's most beloved historical TV series DA VINCI'S DEMONS which should arrive to the small screens probably next April at Starz and in more than 120 countries around the globe! As you probably remember the second season finale left us with Italy facing invasion from the massive  Ottoman fleet and with Leonardo's long lost mother appearing unexpectedly at the imperial ship of the Turkish sultan! Leo was left setting up a special weapon which could defend them from the enemy  galleys! According to the series creator David S. Goyer (who is giving up the show runner seat to John Shiban), the third run of the Emmy nominated series will see Leo facing the fact that his inventions might be used by the forces of evil too. Tom Riley will return in the role of Leo, Laura Haddock as his lover Lucretia Donati, Elliot Cowan as Lorenzo de Medici, Blake Ritson as count Riario and James Faulkner as the evil Pope Sixtus.

  'THE GREAT FIRE' EPIC SERIES
STARTS THIS WEEK WITH ANDREW BUCHAN, CHARLES DANCE, ROSE LESLIE, JACK HUSTON
Another historical drama to look forward to is coming to the small screens October 16th - it's British ITV's THE GREAT FIRE with the story set in 1666 and with events unfolding over four consecutive days, when the infamous Great Fire indiscriminately engulfed the city of London, as no matter what your path in life or status all human life is vulnerable. From the humble baker, Thomas Farriner (Andrew Buchan) and his family to the ambitious Samuel Pepys (Daniel Mays) and King Charles II (Jack Huston), the characters’ stories will interweave as the city, and their lives, are changed beyond imagining during one of British nation’s greatest historical disasters. The fire consumes homes and lives as loyalties and friendships are tested and passions come to the fore. As the greatest city of the 17th century is destroyed, the fire is a catalyst to acts of forbidden love, deceit and despair. GAME OF THRONES' Rose Leslie is Farriner's wife, Oliver Jackson Cohen is portraying king's brother, James Duke of York, while Charles Dance will be Lord Denton - an emissary of the King's! Directed by Jon Jones (MR. SELFRIDGES) the series uses real pyrotechnics and special effects.

Monday, October 13, 2014

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL MINI SERIES 'KILLING JESUS' CASTS KELSEY GRAMMER, STEPHEN MOYER, RUFUS SEWELL, EOIN MACKEN, JOHN RHYS DAVIES, ANEURIN BARNARD, TAMSIN EGERTON!

'KILLING JESUS' HISTORICAL
MINI SERIES AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
National Geographic Channel has announced their work on new historical mini series: they will produce the small screen adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling book KILLING JESUS with Kelsey Grammer leading the star studded cast as King Herod! Famous TV star will play the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, in the story which will chronicle the life of Jesus of at a time of intense political and social and conflict in the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. Check out the rest of the ensemble cast of the four hour mini series:

STAR STUDDED CAST
STEPHEN MOYER IS PONTIUS
TRUE BLOOD star Stephen Moyer will portray Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, while Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor) will play the Jesus himself.
RUFUS SEWELL & EOIN MACKEN
Rufus Sewell (Hercules) will play Caiaphas, high priest of Jerusalem and conspirator in Jesus’ death, while Irish hunk Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) will be Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee and Perea and co-conspirator in Jesus’ death!

HERODIA & JOHN THE BAPTIST
 Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) will play Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II and wife of his brother Antipas, who manipulated her husband into killing John the Baptist. Abhin Galeya is John the Baptist, who was considered a prophet and arrested and killed by Antipas!

JOHN RHYS DAVIES
Legendary John Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings) is Annas, a high priest in Jerusalem who first questioned Jesus and his teachings! Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance) is Salome, daughter of Herod II and Herodias, who led to the demise of John the Baptist.

APOSTLE JAMES AND ISAIAH
Young Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen) is James, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, while Vernon Dobtcheff (Before Sunset) is Isaiah, the prophet whom King Herod claimed came to him in a dream and prophesied his death!

CLAUDIA AND JUDAS
Tamsin Egerton (Camelot, The Look of Love) is Claudia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, while Joe Doyle (Reign) will portray Judas, the apostle who eventually betrayed Jesus!