Monday, May 25, 2015

FIRST CHARACTER PHOTOS AND TRAILER FOR NEW SCIENCE FICTION SHOW 'DARK MATTER' WITH MARC BENDAVID, MELISSA O'NEILL, ANTHONY LEMKE, ALEX MALLARI JR, ZOIE PALMER

'DARK MATTER' SF SHOW 
CHARACTER PHOTOS REVEALED
Since there's no fresh news from Hollywood today, we shall begin the new week with brand new character photos from another of the upcoming science fiction shows that await us this summer over at SyFy. DARK MATTER is set to bring some space action in about two weeks - June 12th in a global event in which the show will be aired in 86 countries around the world following six strangers and an android in a galaxy spanning adventure! They are the crew of a derelict spaceship which 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.

THE PRETTY BOY!
Actor Marc Bendavid is One! Charming but a bit of a goof, One (aka Pretty Boy) is the crew's moral centre, a guy who always tries to do the right thing, despite the odds stacked against him and no matter how unpopular the course of action. Sure, he screws up - but he means well.

THE BOSS LADY!
Actress Melissa O'Neill is Two, the defacto leader, (aka Boss Lady) a master fighter. Determined and more than a little headstrong, she is not the type you want to mess with - or disappoint. She can be cool and inscrutable and yet, at the same time, can demonstrate surprising compassion - the mark of a true leader.

THE SUNSHINE!
Actor Anthony Lemke is Three! A true bad-ass, (aka Sunshine) the flip side to One's principled coin - which is why the two are often at odds, developing a (grudging) like-hate relationship over the course of their journey. He is a mercenary through-and-through, a Han Solo type!

SLASHY MCSTABBERSON
Actor Alex Mallari Jr. is Four! Ever-stoic and a master of the blade, Four's (aka Slashy McStabberson) cool, calm demeanour belies a ruthlessness that gives even his fellow crew members pause. He's a man of few words but, when he does speak - just like when he fights - it's with precise efficiency.

THE TELEPATHIC KID
Actress Jodelle Ferland is Five. The mascot with a knack for mechanics, Five (aka Kid) also has some mysterious abilities. What first seem like telepathic powers turn out to be jumbled memories, but whose memories are they?

THE BLONDE ANDROID
The Android is played by Zoie Palmer.  She is more butler-like than your typical robot - concise, staid, yet surprisingly possessed of a subtly wry sense of humour. She is an indispensable member of the crew since she can exercise control over all the ship's systems, an ability of which she isn't shy about reminding everyone.

EXCITING FIRST TRAILER AND CHARACTER PHOTOS FROM SYFY'S NEW SF SERIES 'THE MAGICIANS' ADAPTATION OF LEV GROSSMAN'S BESTSELLERS WITH JASON RALPH, STELLA MAEVE, HALE APPLEMAN

SYFY'S 'THE MAGICIANS' SERIES
 GETS 1ST TRAILER & PHOTOS
Now, back when it was announced for production I truly didn't expect much from it, but now that SyFy has revealed the first trailer for their new science fiction series THE MAGICIANS it really seems intriguing, and in some scenes even brilliant and amazing. Check it out yourself in the trailer below which was released along with the first character photos for the new series which isn't coming to us any time soon since it has been announced for next year. It is the small screen adaptation of Lev Grossman's bestselling novels.

IN THE SCHOOL OF MAGIC
The 12 episode first season stars Jason Ralph (Quentin), Stella Maeve (Julia), Arjun Gupta (Penny), Hale Appleman (Eliot), Summer Bishil (Margo), and Sosie Bacon (Alice). Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn’t real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college - friendship, love, sex, and booze - and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfil Quentin’s yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they’d imagined.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

'BASTARD EXECUTIONER' EPIC TV SERIES WITH LEE JONES, STEPHEN MOYER, MATTHEW RHYS PICKED UP BY FX + FIRST PHOTOS! 1ST 'ZOO' APOCALYPTIC THRILLER SERIES TRAILER WITH JAMES WOLK

'BASTARD EXECUTIONER' PICS
 FROM THE NEW EPIC TV SERIES
Good news coming from our fave epic genre: FX has officially ordered BASTARD EXECUTIONER into ten episodes epic series from Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) and you can check out the first photos I've found around the web. The historical adventure will star super dashing Lee Jones as a great warrior knight for King Edward I, who must return to the battle after putting down his sword and pledging he won't be back. To air this Autumn, it also stars Stephen Moyer, Sam Spruell and Matthew Rhys!

'ZOO' TV SERIES TRAILER
WHEN WILD GOES REALLY WILD
Well, there's nothing better to heat up our summers than a good exciting apocalyptic TV series and CBS is bringing us ZOO the small screen adaptation of James Patterson best selling book! You can check out the first trailer below.
To start June 30th  with James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie in the cast ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behaviour of the animals. As the
assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

REESE WITHERSPOON IS DISNEY'S 'TINKERBELL' IN LIVE ACTION MOVIE! 1ST CLIPS FROM 'MACBETH' WITH MICHAEL FASSBENDER & MARION COTILLARD! 1ST 'FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' PHOTO WITH MERYL STREEP, HUGH GRANT

REESE WITHERSPOON  
 IS DISNEY'S 'TINKERBELL'
As you've probably heard by now, the movie news of the day is that Reese Witherspoon will play TINKERBELL in Disney's live action movie! She will also produce the movie which was, some years ago, supposed to star Elizabeth Banks. No plot yet, but it has been revealed that the take on the fairy character will be similar as in MALEFICENT, bringing a new perspective and showing us something we didn't know about the character before. The movie scheduled for 2017 will have a rival in another TINKERBELL project over at 20th Century Fox where the lead role is secured for Melissa McCarthy!

'FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS' 
1ST PHOTO WITH MERYL STREEP AND HUGH GRANT IS HERE!
And check out the first photo from FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS in which Meryl Streep plays the the worst opera singer in the world, while Hugh Grant plays her trusted manager. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her manager and partner was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth.

'MACBETH' FIRST CLIPS! 
WITH MICHAEL FASSBENDER AND MARION COTILLARD
And while we are still waiting for the first full official trailer, straight from Cannes Film Festival come first two clips from long awaited new adaptation of Shakespeare's MACBETH with Michael Fassbender. One of them shows Fassy being crowned while Marion Cotillard as ruthless Lady Macbeth is watching, and the other one shows him leading his army into a magnificent slow motion battle! Directed by Justin Kurtzel the movie opens in Europe in October with the costumes being done by Oscar winner Jacqueline Durran. The cast also included David Thewlis, Jack Reynor and Paddy Considine! 


PROPHECY OF THE CROWN
In the film, MACBETH, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Friday, May 22, 2015

FEELGOOD FRIDAY: LASSE HALLSTROM TO HELM 'A DOG'S PURPOSE'! TOUCHING NEW 'EARL AND ME AND THE DYING GIRL' TRAILER! CELIA IMRIE JOINS KAREN ALLEN IN 'YEAR BY THE SEA'

LASSE HALLSTROM TO HELM 
'A DOG'S PURPOSE' ADAPTATION
Not much to show you today, so we're turning over to three uplifting projects, starting with the new film from our dearest director Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, THE 100 FOOT JOURNEY) who will helm the adaptation of A DOG'S PURPOSE from W. Bryce Cameron. The story of the novel describes one dog’s quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners. So, expect a warm, family movie with heartwarming message as in all Lasse's lovely movies. 

CELIA IMRIE TO SPEND
YEAR BY THE SEA WITH KAREN ALLEN
Speaking of warm movies, 'Deadline' reports that our fave Celia Imrie has joined the cast of  YEAR BY THE SEA the adaptation of Joan Anderson’s bestselling memoir in which Karen Allen plays the author hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children. She retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free. That’s where she meets Joan Erikson (Celia Imrie), a free-spirited matriarch and hippie with thrift-shop eccentricity who exudes resilience and inner strength.

'ME, EARL AND THE DYING GIRL' 
TOUCHING NEW TRAILER IS HERE
As some of you know, I've just finished translating Jesse Andrews' bestseller EARL AND ME AND THE DYING GIRL today  for the readers in my country and to celebrate here's the brand new trailer for the movie adaptation of it which is out next month! Thomas Mann plays Greg Gaines, an awkward Pittsburgh high school student who befriends a classmate, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has leukemia. Greg and his best friend Earl (Ronald Cyler) make low budget films in their spare time, and together, decide to make a film for Rachel to cheer her up. This touching and also humorous film also stars Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GORGEOUS NEW 'PAN' FANTASY ADVENTURE TRAILER WITH HUGH JACKMAN, GARRETT HEDLUND, AMANDA SEYFRIED! FIRST 'JEKYLL AND HYDE' EPIC TV SERIES PHOTOS WITH TOM BATEMAN, RICHARD E. GRANT

ITV'S 'JEKYLL AND HYDE' 
EPIC TV SERIES CAST PHOTOS
Sorry for not posting last night, people, there was a sabotage on our power lines in the spy's headquarters! Not that you missed much, the last two days were rather bland in movie news business. But I have first photos from ITV's upcoming new epic show JEKYLL AND HYDE in which Tom Bateman plays Robert Jekyll, Richard E Grant is Bulstrode who heads the secret government department MI0 known as ‘The Invisible Men’ and Natalie Gumede is Bella who forms part of a love triangle with Robert.
1930'S LONDON
Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama follows the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, and his quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into superhero Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.


SECOND 'PAN' EPIC TRAILER
WITH HUGH JACKMAN!
The second trailer has been released for long delayed fantasy adventure PAN which is to finally hit theatres this October following Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny - to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan. Cara Delevigne is Mermaid, while Amanda Seyfried is Mary!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW PHOTOS FROM 'WARCRAFT' EPIC FANTASY SHOW ORC OGRIM! ITV TO SHOOT QUEEN 'VICTORIA' EPIC TV SERIES, BBC 'TO WALK INVISIBLE: THE BRONTE SISTERS'! 'FORBIDDEN EMPIRE' EPIC TRAILER WITH CHARLES DANCE, JASON FLEMYNG

ITV TO SHOOT EPIC TV SERIES
ON INFAMOUS QUEEN 'VICTORIA'
New historical series to arrive to the small screens will be British ITV's eight episode epic drama VICTORIA following Britain's longest reigning monarch as she leaves childhood behind and ascends to the throne at the age of just 18. The series on the infamous tyrant who shamelessly enslaved half of the world and then exploited it will be done by the same team which did recent hit POLDARK. We should hear casting news soon since it shoots this September.
BBC TO MAKE 'BRONTE SISTERS' FILM
Meanwhile, BBC One is planning a TV movie on Bronte sisters. TO WALK INVISIBLE: THE BRONTE SISTERS will explore the relationship the three sisters had with each other and their self educated father.

'WARCRAFT' MOVIE REVEALS
ORC WARCHIEF OGRIM PHOTOS
After the first posters from last winter, new photos have been released for the highly anticipated epic fantasy WARCRAFT showing orc warchief Ogrim played by Robert Kazinsky. To dominate summer 2016 in cinemas, it is the big screen adaptation of the popular video game with rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmell, Toby Kebbell and Ben Foster also star!

'FORBIDDEN EMPIRE' TRAILER
JASON FLEMYNG AND CHARLES DANCE IN A FANTASY FOREST
Speaking of epic, check out gorgeous first trailer for European epic fantasy movie FORBIDDEN  EMPIRE from Russian director Oleg Stepchenko. Years ago the film was started as VIY, but was then reshoot and given tones of special effects ready to be released this weekend on VOD and in select theatres. It follows an 18th century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, who sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Ukrainian forest. Jason Flemyng and Charles Dance lead the cast!

Monday, May 18, 2015

ALL HAIL NEW PONTIFF JUDE LAW IN 'THE YOUNG POPE' TV SERIES! FIRST TRAILER AND POSTERS FOR CW'S NEW SF APOCALYPTIC SERIES 'CONTAINMENT' WITH CHRIS WOOD, DAVID GYASI, GEORGE YOUNG

JUDE LAW IS OFFICIALLY
 'THE YOUNG POPE'!
It seems that fictional realities are trendy these days on TV, so after the success of E!'s THE ROYALS, which follows a fictional British royal family, now we are getting a fictional pope too! I've already mentioned earlier this year that Jude Law is in negotiations to take the lead role in THE YOUNG POPE eight episode TV series, but now it has been officially confirmed! In the Paolo Sorrentino's series he will be fictional pope Lenny Belardo, the first Italian American pope in history. He is a conservative American pontiff, recruited for the role by a Vatican which has become fed up with liberal Popes. But he is full of compassion for the weak and the poor. Sky, Canal+ and HBO are producing.

'CONTAINMENT' NEW TV SHOW
FIRST POSTERS & TRAILER WITH CHRIS WOOD & GEORGE YOUNG
Another new series coming to CW this Autumn will be CONTAINMENT (previously much better known as CORDON)!  When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.
Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi), whose job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana (Christina Moses), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (Chris Wood), are trapped within the cordoned area. Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa, who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.  Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GEOFFREY RUSH & ARMIE HAMMER TO PAINT 'FINAL PORTRAIT'! 'INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE' TRAILER WITH JAMES MARSDEN, TOM JANE, BILLY BOB THORNTON. VANESSA KIRBY IS PRINCES MARGARET IN 'THE CROWN' EPIC TV SERIES

'FINAL PORTRAIT' CASTS
ARMIE HAMMER,GEOFFREY RUSH
In movie news today, I have period set project to announce: as 'Deadline' reports Armie Hammer has joined Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT opposite Geoffrey Rush. The story describes the relationship between legendary Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) and American art critic James Lord (Armie Hammer), who decides to sit for a portrait by his friend. He is unprepared, however, for the painter’s demanding intensity, and the experience tests their relationship to the core.

'THE CROWN' EPIC TV SERIES
IS VANESSA KIRBY GOING TO PLAY  PRINCESS MARGARET?
Meanwhile, in TV news after nabbing Claire Foy for the lead role, Netflix might hire Vanessa Kirby to star in their new ten episode royal series THE CROWN as Princess Margaret! Spanning decades, this extremely expensive epic drama will have each season exploring the political rivalries and personal intrigues across a decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, exploring the delicate balance between her private world and public life. Story begins with a 25-year-old Princess faced with the daunting prospect of leading the most famous monarchy in the world while forging a relationship with the domineering, war-hardened Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

'INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE' TRAILER
JAMES MARSDEN & TOM JANE
An action packed trailer for you this weekend for scary outdoor thriller INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE which will paw and claw its way into cinemas next month! James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo and Billy Bob Thornton star in this adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness. After a relentless grizzly starts to wreak havoc on a small town, the sheriff heads into the forest to find his ecologist wife but instead crosses paths with his estranged, ex-con brother. They soon find themselves on the run from the massive killer bear. The hunted become the hunter in this edge-of-your seat thriller about the power of nature and the smell of blood.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

MATT BOMER JOINS CHRIS PRATT, JASON MOMOA IN 'MAGNIFICENT SEVEN' REMAKE! TNT ORDERS EDGY AND HIP 'WILL' TV SERIES ON SHAKESPEARE! 'LEGENDS OF TOMORROW' CW SHOW TRAILER & POSTERS WITH WENTWORTH MILLER, BRANDON ROUTH, DOMINIC PURCELL

MATT BOMER JOINS
'MAGNIFICENT SEVEN' REMAKE
Well, I'm sure the ladies will sigh and agree that this cast has become uber hunky: Matt Bomer is the latest one to join the remake of THE MAGNIFI= CENT SEVEN and he is set to play the husband of Haley Bennett's character, the woman who hires seven mysterious gunmen to protect her town from a gang of bandits, lead by a nefarious robber baron. Earlier this week I informed you that Jason Momoa has joined the cast which already has Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Luke Grimes, Vicent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee and Denzel Washington. Antoine Fuqua is directing!

'WILL' EPIC TV SERIES
FROM MOULIN ROUGE WRITER
Meanwhile, another fun historical series that awaits us is WILL over at TNT and TBS! As 'Deadline' reports  the ten episode series will revolve around a young William Shakespeare and it will be told in raucous style by Craig Pearce, the longtime writing partner of auteur filmmaker Baz Luhrmann who worked with him on MOULIN ROUGE and ROMEO AND JULIET. It is a period drama with a hip soundtrack, contemporary shooting style and edgy production design.

'LEGENDS OF TOMORROW' 
TRAILER WITH WENTWORTH MILLER, BRANDON ROUTH AND DOMINIC PURCELL
And yet another series with superheros will be CW's new show LEGENDS OF TOMORROW which has just got its first trailer. When heroes alone are not enough the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? Brandon Routh as The Atom,  Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Caity Lotz as White Canary and Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl star!