Wednesday, January 16, 2019

JUDI DENCH IS BRITAIN'S OLDEST KGB SPY IN THE FIRST TRAILER FOR RED JOAN PERIOD SET DRAMA WITH BEN MILES AND TOM HUGHES!

'RED JOAN' TRAILER WITH
DAME JUDY AS A RUSSIAN SPY
Red Joan starts spying this April!
It has been a very long wait, but the first trailer and poster have finally been released for RED JOAN period set drama which, directed by Trevor Nunn (remember his 80's medieval drama Lady Jane with Helena Bonham Carter?), arrives into cinemas this April!

RED JOAN
will see both Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson playing English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to
Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes and Ben Miles also star!
the good old Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

ULTRA SPECTACULAR TRAILER FOR CHINESE SCIENCE FICTION EPIC MOVIE THE WANDERING EARTH MOVES THE PLANET OUT OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

'THE WANDERING EARTH'
CHINA'S FIRST FULL SCALE INTERSTELLAR SPECTACULAR!
Although we've just left New Year's Eve behind us, the Chinese one is just around the corner and it will bring us the premiere of China's most ambitious
The movie storms into Chinese cinemas February 5th
movie this year, science fiction spectacle THE WANDERING EARTH
With the story based on Hugo Award winning novelist Cixin Liu's novel of the same name, the $50 million Frant Gwo directed science fiction epic follows a fight to save human race after the humanity has moved into underground cities due to sun dying out and new ice age decimating the earth. To save the world, the scientists prepare to move Earth out of the solar system. The engineers plan to push Earth into an exaggerated orbit, build vast cities under the planetary surface, and escape the doomed system before the Sun expands.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

JULIAN FELLOWES TO ADAPT HIS 19TH CENTURY NOVEL BELGRAVIA INTO NEW ITV COSTUME DRAMA!

'BELGRAVIA'
 NEW JULIAN FELLOWES COSTUME DRAMA AT ITV
While he's busy at NBC preparing The Guilded Age epic drama, Downton Abbey's creator Julian Fellowes will turn his novel BELGRAVIA into
Jamestown director is helming the new series
another series for ITV. It is set in the 19th century when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders the emerging industrial nouveau riche. The story itself begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duchess of Richmond throws a party in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Among the guests are James and Anne Trenchard, who are living on the profits of newfound trading success. Their young daughter Sophia has caught the eye of Edmund Bellasis, the son and heir of one of the richest and most prominent families in England. Twenty-five years later, when the two families are settled into the newly developed area of Belgravia, the events of the ball, and the secrets, still resonate. Carnival Films will produce.

Monday, January 14, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NEW FANTASY SERIES THE PASSAGE WITH MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR BASED ON FAMOUS SF NOVEL TRILOGY

'THE PASSAGE'
 CAN ONE GIRL SAVE HUMANITY?
The new series starts tomorrow evening on Fox
Here is something for you that is starting as soon as next week: new sf series THE PASSAGE will start airing tomorrow, Monday January 14th on Fox loosely based on the famous trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin spanning 1,000 years in the life of Amy Bellafonte, as she moves from being manipulated in a government conspiracy through to protecting mankind in a dystopian vampire future. With the cast led by our favourite Mark Paul Gosselaar, the series will air in ten hourlong episodes.

THE PASSAGE FOCUSES ON 
The series is based on Justin Cronin's novels
Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark Paul Gosselaar) is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy's journey will force them to confront
The book 'The Passage' by Justin Cronin is a 766 page long weighing over 2lbs.
Project Noah's lead scientist, Major Nichole Skyes (Caroline Chikezie), and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, Clark Richards (Vincent Piazza), whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face
The character of Amy Bellafonte is actually white and not black in the books
with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane) and death-row inmate Shauna Babcock (Brianne Howey). In seeking out any allies he can
Vincent Piazza and McKinley Belcher are part of the supporting cast
find, Brad also turns to his former wife, Dr. Lila Kyle (Emmanuelle Chriqui), for help. But as Project Noah's scientists home in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

NETFLIX ORDERS SHADOW AND BONE EPIC FANTASY SERIES BASED ON LEIGH BARDUGO'S GRISHAVERSE BEST SELLING NOVELS!

'SHADOW AND BONE'
NEW EPIC SAGA AT NETFLIX
The fans of fantasy novels will be happy to hear that Netflix has ordered a TV series adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's SHADOW AND BONE and Six of
King of Scars is the latest Grishaverse novel out this month
Crows novels which are part of the same Grishaverse universe. Writer of their hit movie Bird Box Eric Heisserer will pen the eight episode series!
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive. The books have been translated into 38 languages so far.
As you know, Netflix is also preparing The Witcher epic saga with Henry CavillCursed Arthurian Lady of the Lake epic series and The Last Airbender series!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

EPIC FRIDAY: 1ST GLIMPSES OF HELEN MIRREN'S CATHERINE THE GREAT IN SKY'S 2019 EPIC DRAMA TRAILER! CLIFFS OF FREEDOM EPIC MOVIE WITH CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, BILLY ZANE!

'CLIFFS OF FREEDOM'
GET FIRST TRAILER AND POSTER
The movie is hitting cinemas in Europe this March
Two epic projects for you today, beginning with a new poster and trailer (albeit a very bad looking one) for epic movie CLIFFS OF FREEDOM starring Christopher Plummer, Billy Zane, Lance Henriksen, Patti LuPone, Costas Mandylor, Raza Jaffrey! Inspired by historical events, CLIFFS OF FREEDOM is a timeless and romantic story of bravery and faith between a Greek peasant girl and a Turkish Ottoman Colonel during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence when they were trying to free themselves from the brutal tyranny of Ottoman tyrants and enslavers. Check out the trailer below, it has some very cheap visuals and accents, especially in female lead. 



'CATHERINE THE GREAT'
 FIRST LOOK AT HELEN MIRREN
Sky Atlantic has released a teaser promoting epic dramas that are coming to their programme this year and among them are also a few glimpses into CATHERINE THE GREAT epic series which they're doing with HBO to air
Jason Clarke as Potemkin and Helen Mirren as Empress Catherine the Great. Together they've turned 18th century Russia into the leading power of Europe.
sometime this year. Check it out below. Written by Elizabeth I's Nigel Williams, the mini series will see Helen Mirren playing the legendary Russian monarch while Jason Clarke will play her long standing lover Russian General Grigory Potemkin. The series, also starring Joseph Quinn
The four part series will air sometime this year on Sky and HBO
as Prince Paul, Georgina Beedle as Princess Natalia, Antonia Clarke as Princess Sofia, Phil Dunster as Count Andrei Razumovsky, Adam el Hagar as Valerian Zubov, Paul Kaye as infamous rebel and impostor Emelyan Pugachev and Sam Palladio as Alexander Vasilchikov, will have four hourlong episodes.

Friday, January 11, 2019

TRAVIS FIMMEL TO LEAD RIDLEY SCOTT'S TNT SF SERIES RAISED BY WOLVES! POSTCATACLYSMIC TRAILER FOR NETFLIX 'IO' SF THRILLER WITH ANTHONY MACKIE!

TRAVIS FIMMEL TO LEAD
RIDLEY SCOTT'S RAISED BY  
Ridley Scott will direct first two episodes
WOLVES SF SERIES
 Science fiction all the way today! After starring in Vikings, Australian star Travis Fimmel is to lead another epic show: he will topline TNT's sf saga RAISED BY WOLVES which is supposed to be helmed by Ridley Scott with the story revolving around two androids — Father and Mother — tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. Ridley Scott will also produce THE LONG DARK, also a sf series which is being described as religious apocalypse!

'IO' SF TRAILER
 IN WHICH ANTHONY MACKIE IS TRYING TO SAVE THE EARTH
While Aquaman is still ruling the theatres and Disney is announcing the sequel to currently popular Mary Poppins, Netflix has sent us a trailer for
You can stream IO from next week!
their new post apocalyptic action movie IO which will be ready for streaming from January 18th following Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post cataclysmic Earth, a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth's survival. Danny Huston also stars.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

THE SHOCK! THE SCANDAL! VICTORIA EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 3 TO START AIRING THIS SUNDAY ON PBS BEFORE EVEN SETTING UK AIRING DATE!

'VICTORIA' TV SERIES
SEASON 3 STARTS THIS SUNDAY!
Season 3 arrives this Sunday on PBS!
The shock! The scandal, and a royal one too! Listen to this: the long awaited third season of super popular British epic drama VICTORIA will start airing in Northern America on PBS Masterpiece from this Sunday, January 13th, before even setting its British airing date! This is the first time in history something like this happens! The British fans are flabbergasted that the series won't hit ITV screens first (and we don't even know when it will). Anyhows, all is set for the eight new episodes to start airing in USA this weekend. The story of the new season will be set in 1848 a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the British monarchy. With
The third season should end with the eight episode on March 3rd
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. The queen will also face the traumatic impact of a cholera
Tom Hughes and Jenna Coleman will play the royal couple again
epidemic on the streets of London and also an assassination attempt. And of course, there will be more royal babies as well, as the queen kept them coming like hot cakes.

THE NEW COURT MEMBERS
The new season will have eight episodes!
ITV has also revealed new cast members who will join Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert! 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 wayward Foreign Secretary! Kate Fleetwood will portray Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. Not everyone will be happy! The eight episode season
Jenna Coleman said that she might be leaving the series soon as the queen is getting older in the story and the cast will have to change with older actors
three has also added John Sessions as Prime Minister John Russell, Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett
The queen is facing revolution, cholera, new babies and exile in the new season
and Emily Forbes to the cast. Previous two seasons traditionally aired in Autumn with a magnificently festive Christmas special on Christmas Day! The third season took longer to shoot and the airing schedule was thus changed.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SUPER ATMOSPHERIC TRAILER FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN FANTASY SERIES BLOOM ABOUT YOUTH RESTORING PLANT WITH BRYAN BROWN, RYAN CORR, SAM REID, JACKI WEAVER

'BLOOM' TV SERIES
YOU'RE ONLY YOUNG... TWICE!
Here's a highly unusual trailer for you: it is for Australian Stan streaming service new sf mystery thriller six episode series BLOOM which was out New
The series opened on Stan New Year's Day!
Year's Day there. Starring an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Ryan Corr, Sam Reid, Jacki Weaver, Jacob Collins Levy, Phoebe Tonkin, it is set a year after a devastating flood has killed five locals in an idyllic country town, when a mysterious new plant suddenly appears. The plant's phenomenal ability to restore youth is so formidable that attempting to harness it means re-evaluating values. It'a a miracle and some are even prepared to kill for it. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

FRENCH MONDAY: L'INTERVENTION ACTION THRILLER TRAILER WITH OLGA KURYLENKO, VINCENT PEREZ! A MERMAID IN PARIS ROMANTIC FANTASY POSTER WITH CLEMENCE POESY, VIRGINIE LEDOYEN

'A MERMAID IN PARIS'
FIRST POSTER REVEALED!
While Hollywood is resting from their wild Golden Globe parties, the spy is taking you across the pond (many Globes did go across the pond last night -
Mermaid is set to start shooting this spring
mostly to Britain, bravo to Richard Madden) straight to France.
The first, rather atmospheric, poster has been revealed for A MERMAID IN PARIS (Une Sirene a Paris) which will see Reda Kateb playing Gaspard, a man who has gone through breakups and believes he has no more love to give. One day, he crosses paths with an injured mermaid, Lula (Clemence Poesy), by the Seine in Paris and takes her home to heal in his bathtub, but learns that any man who falls in love with her dies. Initially immune to her endearing charm, Gaspard slowly falls in love with Lula, who also truly falls for him. Also starring Virginie Ledoyen, the movie will shoot next spring.

'L'INTERVENTION' TRAILER
SENDS OLGA KURYLENKO AND VINCENT PEREZ TO DJIBOUTI
Already ready to hit cinemas at the end of this month is Fred Grivois' drama L'INTERVENTION toplined by our favourite Olga Kurylenko and
L'Intervention is out in French cinemas January 30th
Vincent Perez! In February 1976 in Djibouti, a school bus was taken hostage at the Somali border. The Elite Gendarmerie GIGN is sent on the spot, after 30 hours of tension a rescue operation is organized.