Thursday, September 20, 2018

NEW ADAPTATIONS: 'PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING' TO BECOME A MOVIE, 'THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ' TO BECOME TV SERIES

'PEOPLE WE HATE AT WEDDING'
TO BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE
Michael de Luca is producing the adaptation
New book adaptations for you today! 'Deadline' reports that Grant Ginder's comedy novel THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING will be turned into a movie by three time Oscar nominated producer Michael de Luca.
THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING follows struggling siblings Alice and Paul, who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged half-sister in the English countryside. Over the course of the wedding week, the family’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely family reunion gives Alice and Paul the motivation to move their own lives forward.

'THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ'
TO BECOME TELEVISION SERIES
Synchronicity Films is producing the series
Also getting an adaptation, but a small screen one is World War II book THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris which is to be turned into an international series with an aim for it to start airing in January 2020 at the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.
THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who was given the job of tattooing identification numbers on prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two. One day, he met Gita while she was waiting in line to be tattooed and it was love at first sight. And so began one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust and a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

HENRY GOLDING AND EMILIA CLARKE TO STAR IN WHAM' INSPIRED 'LAST CHRISTMAS' ROMANTIC MOVIE FROM EMMA THOMPSON! 'BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS' POSTER WITH AIDAN TURNER, BENJAMIM WALKER, CHLOE SEVIGNY, MATTHEW BRODERICK

'LAST CHRISTMAS'
ROMANCE TO PAIR UP EMILIA CLARKE WITH HENRY GOLDING
He was the star of Crazy Rich Asians and she was the star of Me Before You, and now Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke will star together in another
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding could make a really dashing couple
romantic movie. They will star in LAST CHRISTMAS, written by Emma Thompson and based on Wham!'s classic pop hit. The plot is still kept under wraps but it's a sure guess that it will be festive.

'BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS' POSTER
WITH AIDAN TURNER, CHLOE SEVIGNY AND BENJAMIN WALKER
The movie was previously known as Look Away
You can also check out a new poster for October 12th drama BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS starring Aidan Turner, Matthew Broderick, Chloe Sevigny, Benjamin Walker! It is a funny and irresistible story of a young girl who literally cannot see or hear her mother, even though she is living with her under the same roof. With the help of an eccentric psychiatrist, and a local, accidental hero, our heroine has to grow up, but falls in love and eventually takes hold of her future - despite not being able to see what's right in front of her. For some reason, the movie, previously known as Look Away, still does not have a trailer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NETFLIX TO TURN 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER' INTO LIVE ACTION EPIC TV SERIES! NEW ALEXANDER DREYMON PHOTO FROM 'LAST KINGDOM' EPIC TV SHOW SEASON 3

'THE LAST AIRBENDER'
LIVE ACTION SERIES AT NETFLIX?
I know that some of you nasty haters :) did not like it, but I for one thought it was a rather nice movie and it is getting a TV series version! Netflix is
Last Airbender will become a live action series
, apparently, planning to turn AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER into a TV show. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko who were the creators of the animated series will now also produce the live action version. The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic world in which some people can manipulate the classical elements (air, water, fire, earth) with psychokinetic variants of the Chinese martial arts known as "bending". This epic adventure followed the protagonist, twelve year old Aang and his friends, who must bring peace and unity to the world by ending the Fire Lord's war with three nations. Speaking of Netflix, they've bought BBC's this season's most intriguing drama Bodyguard and will air it around the world from October 24th!

   'THE LAST KINGDOM' SEASON 3
NEW ALEXANDER DREYMON PIC
Meanwhile, a new photo has been released from the set of the third season of our beloved mediaeval action adventure series THE LAST KINGDOM which is currently in production after a very long wait. It shows Alexander
The third season will see Uhtred still fighting for his own piece of land
Dreymon as brave Uhtred of Bebamburgh! The series set in the 9th century when separate kingdoms were fighting against invading Danes will also see David Dawson return as King Alfred. Netflix will air the season probably sometime next year based on Bernard Cornwell's novels.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN MAGICAL NEW TRAILER FOR 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' WITH EMILY BLUNT, BEN WHISHAW, MERYL STREEP, COLIN FIRTH, JULIE WALTERS, ANGELA LANSBURY

'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'
WITH A MAGICAL NEWTEASER
Here's a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious surprise for you this Monday: Disney has released a brand new trailer for MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Mary Poppins Returns this Christmas!
along with a new poster! Emily Blunt leads the movie set 25 years after the original one based on PL Travers books.

IN THE CHERRY TREE LANE
in Depression era London, a now grown Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. The
The movie was directed by Chicago's Rob Marshall
cast also includes Julie Walters as their housekeeper Ellen, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins from Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, Dick Van Dyke as
As you can see from the trailer the film will include hand drawn animation
Mr. Dawes Jr, Meryl Streep as Mary's eccentric cousin Topsy Poppins and Angela Lansbury as Balloon Lady. The movie hits theatres Christmas this year!

Monday, September 17, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON TIM ALLEN'S 'LAST MAN STANDING' 7TH SEASON GLORIOUS TV RETURN! CAST INFO, CHARACTER PHOTOS AND NEW TRAILER!

   'LAST MAN STANDING'
GLORIOUS 7TH SEASON RETURN!
This time, the sitcom airs on Fox!
It was definitely one of the greatest victories in the history of television. Two years ago when ABC decided to kill its best watched comedy LAST MAN STANDING after six years of running (during which the sitcom continuously kept winning Friday night ratings each week and each year, even though it received almost no marketing from the network), for rather obvious political reasons, more than half a million of Last Man's most faithful fans have demanded its return in an online petition, and now the sitcom is returning to the small screens: new network, Fox, same time, Friday evenings, starting September 28th! Although people who never watched it like to unjustly call it conservative, LAST MAN
The beloved cast returns September 28th to the small screens!
STANDING is everything but. The most wholesome family show on the television has always put focus on a dialogue between opposing opinions, ages and classes, ending each of its love filled episodes with a message of tolerance and compromise. Message of peace wrapped in decent, always fresh and mature, humour while tackling the current social, political and all other issues. So here's a big hooray for the return of television's most beloved multi camera comedy!

LAST MAN STANDING
stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters, who finds himself the odd man out as he tries to maintain his manliness in a home surrounded by women. Mike tries to escape all the female energy at
Tim Allen and Nancy Travis as Mike and Vanessa Baxter
home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store, a sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. He also revels in his Outdoor Man vlog, which he uses as a pulpit for his opinions – and which
Christoph Sanders and Molly McCook are Kyle and Mandy
often have nothing to do with the store’s merchandise. When he’s supposed to be selling mountain bikes or kayaks, he somehow ends up spouting off about the environment, health care, international politics or any other topic occupying his mind.

OLD AND NEW CHARACTERS
The new season also brings back Nancy Travis as Mike’s wife, Vanessa; Amanda Fuller as their oldest daughter, Kristin and Jordan Masterson as Kristin’s delightfully liberal husband, Ryan. Christoph Sanders will
Jonathan Adams and Hector Elizondo are Chuch and Ed
again appear as Mike’s charmingly na├»ve co-worker, Kyle, who is now also his son in law after marrying Mike's daughter fashion designer Mandy, now played by a new actress Molly McCook (I'm very excited to see her in the sitcom as the producers decided to replace Mandy with a tall, blond actress,
Jet Jurgensmeyer and Kaitlyn Dever are Boyd and Eve
exactly opposite of the old one)! Jonathan Adams will again be Mike’s frenemy/neighbor, Chuck Larabee, and Hector Elizondo the owner of Outdoor Man, Ed Alzate. The youngest Baxter daughter Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) has gone to pilot academy and will be guest starring throughout the season. It
Amanda Fuller and Jordan Masterson are Kristin and Ryan
will be also lovely seeing the warm radiance of little Jet Jurgensmeyer as their grandson Boyd, now a 12 year boy at the brink of puberty. The kid was really adorable and delightful playing Jack's grandson in Will And Grace last season. Krista Marie Yu will play a young scholar from China who is staying at the Baxters' house while she completes her schooling in the States.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ZHANG YIMOU'S NEW EPIC ADVENTURE 'SHADOW' WITH NEW TRAILER AND CHARACTER POSTERS

   ZHANG YIMOU'S 'SHADOW'
FROM THE KINGDOM OF PEI
Shadow hits motherland cinemas September 30th
Since Hollywood is sleeping this weekend, the spy will entertain you today with the first trailer (coming straight from Toronto International Film Festival) and posters for the latest epic spectacle directed by famous Zhang Yimou, the helmer of House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, and Hero and international productions such are The Great Wall and The Flowers of War. His new historical adventure SHADOW arrives to Chinese Cinemas September 30th and will get North American release sometime next year. You can check out the unusual visual aspect of his new movie in the trailer below!

THE STORY OF SHADOW
is set in Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, where the military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. But he has a secret weapon: a ‘shadow’, a look-alike who can fool both Pei’s
Black and white style follows the style of Chinese ink wash paintings.
enemies and the King himself. In his obsessive quest for a long-sought victory over a rival kingdom, the commander must execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the Shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms, leading up to a major invasion.

WHO IS IN THE CAST?
Asian stars Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianuyan Wang and Jingchun Wang, are just some of the actors who will portray the vast gallery
The movie has premiered at Venice and Toronto Film Festivals
of characters which includes: the king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final
Surprisingly for an Asian movie, this one is a bit shorter than two hours
battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world"! 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

WILLIAM MOSELEY JOINS BEN FOSTER, MICHAEL CAINE, TIL SCHWEIGER IN 'MEDIEVAL' 14TH CENTURY HUSSITE WARS EPIC ADVENTURE! EMILY MORTIMER, ALESSANDRO NIVOLA TO TURN 'STATE OF WONDER' AMAZON SET BOOK INTO TV SERIES

   WILLIAM MOSELEY JOINS
'MEDIEVAL' CZECH EPIC MOVIE
A cherry on top to conclude the casting process for historical epic movie MEDIEVAL on Czech 14th century hero Jan Zizka! Joining Ben Foster (as
William Moseley is no stranger to epic films
Zizka himself), Michael Caine (as Lord Boresh, the right hand of the Czech King Wenceslaus IV), and Til Schweiger (as Rosenberg, the richest lord in the kingdom) is our dearest, sweetest William Moseley who is set to play Jaroslav, Zizka's brother.

MEDIEVAL will follow their 14th century national hero Jan Zizka of Trocnov, a revered military tactician who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his innovative strategies and for quickly training peasants to face skilled and armoured opponents who usually outnumbered his own troops. The film will also depict his relationship with king's lover Catherine (to be played by Sophie Lowe) whom he is sent to save but falls in love with her, and his fight against a rival king. With the massive budget of about $20 million, the The $20 million movie starts shooting next Monday in Prague! new historical movie starts shooting next week around Prague and around Czech republic.

   'STATE OF WONDER' TO BECOME
SERIES PRODUCED BY EMILY MORTIMER, ALESSANDRO NIVOLA
eOne will turn the book into mini TV series
Meanwhile, eOne will develop mini series out of Ann Patchett's bestseller STATE OF WONDER which will be produced by actors Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola. No word whether they will also star in the series which follows Dr Marina Singh who journeys into the depths of the Amazon rain forest in search of her former mentor, veteran scientist Dr Annick Swenson, who has vanished while conducting research into the prolonged fertility of the women of an isolated Amazonian tribe. As Marina embarks upon this uncertain odyssey, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits her in the darkest reaches of the rain forest. Ann Patchett's Bel Canto has been turned into a movie already with Julianne Moore.

Friday, September 14, 2018

TIL SCHWEIGER JOINS BEN FOSTER, MICHAEL CAINE IN 'MEDIEVAL' 14TH CENTURY EPIC MOVIE ON CZECH NATIONAL HERO JAN ZIZKA! CLEMENTINE NICHOLSON JOINS 'KNIGHTFALL' EPIC SERIES AS PRINCESS OF BURGUNDY

   TIL SCHWEIGER JOINS
'MEDIEVAL' CZECH EPIC MOVIE
Til Schweiger will be Lord Rosenberg!
Earlier this month your spy has informed you that Ben Foster and Michael Caine were cast in epic movie MEDIEVAL about Czech national hero Jan Zizka (to be played by Foster) and now they're joined by German superstar Til Schweiger! While Caine will play Lord Boresh, the right hand of the Czech King Wenceslaus IV, Til will be Rosenberg, the richest lord in the kingdom.

MEDIEVAL  
will revolve around their 14th century national hero Jan Zizka of Trocnov, a revered military tactician who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his innovative strategies and for quickly training peasants to face skilled and armoured opponents who usually outnumbered his own troops. The film will also depict his relationship with a local heiress and his fight against a rival king. With the massive budget of about $20 million, the
The $20 million movie starts shooting next Monday in Prague!
new historical movie starts shooting next week around Prague and around Czech republic.

   'KNIGHTFALL' SEASON 2
FINDS PRINCESS OF BURGUNDY
Speaking of epic things, the latest one to join the second season of History's KNIGHTFALL series is Clementine Nicholson. She will play Margaret, Princess of Burgundy, the devoted wife of Prince Louis of France (Tom
Clementine Nicholson is the future queen of France
Forbes). Upon joining Louis in Paris and eager to produce an heir to the French throne, Margaret will discover what life is really like as a member of the royal family and the future Queen of France.
 KNIGHTFALL follows the legendary Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. The first season ended with the death of the queen of France and Navarre, who gave birth to a baby with the leader of the Templars (Tom Cullen) with whom she cheated on her husband king of France (Ed Stoppard). Check out who else is joining the new season here. Clementine was the gorgeous snow vampire princess Lena from the last Underworld movie.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

KATHERINE LANGFORD IS NIMUE, LADY OF THE LAKE, IN NETFLIX'S ARTHURIAN LEGENDS EPIC TV SERIES 'CURSED'

   'CURSED' ARTHURIAN SAGA
CASTS KATHERINE LANGFORD AS NIMUE, LADY OF THE LAKE
Golden Globe nominee Langdon will lead the cast
Earlier this year the spy has announced that Netflix is preparing fantasy historical serial CURSED based on Arthurian legends and now they've cast 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford as famous Lady of the Lake, Nimue! Zetna Fuentes will direct and executive produce the ten part series.

CURSED 
 is, as 'Deadline' reports, a re imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue (Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. It is a coming of age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the
The series will be based on the comic book based on Arthurian legends
obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WAR TUESDAY: RUPERT PENRY JONES, JASON FLEMYNG TO LEAD 'PEGASUS BRIDGE' WW2 ADVENTURE! 'UNION OF SALVATION' 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN IMPERIAL GUARD FILM POSTER

   'PEGASUS BRIDGE'
 RUPERT PENRY JONES TO LEAD WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE
Two war films for you today! First up Rupert Penry Jones, Jason Flemyng in PEGASUS BRIDGE. In the early hours of the 6th of June 1944 Allied Airborne Forces launched one of most daring assaults in history. 181 men in 6 gliders landed at night to capture two bridges vital to the success of the D-Day landings, one of these would become known as PEGASUS
Rupert Penry Jones will lead the cast of Pegasus Bridge
BRIDGE. The men who captured and held these objectives were led by two very different young leaders. Major John Howard led the Infantry who managed to land their gliders a stone's throw from the bridge and Colonel Geoffrey Pine Coffin (Rupert Penry Jones) led the men of the 7th Parachute Battalion who occupied the surrounding ground and held off the German counter attacks.

   'UNION OF SALVATION'
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL GUARD AGAINST NAPOLEON
Meanwhile, December will bring us our dear Russian star Alexander Petrov (from Gogol and T-34) in new historical drama UNION OF
The movie hits Russian cinemas this Christmas
SALVATION or SOYUZ SPASENIYA.  The film tells about the imperial guard officers of the Russian army during the Patriotic War of 1812, who defeated Napoleon's army. They were ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of equality and freedom. Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, imperial guard officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - position, wealth, love, life ... and the country itself. Ivan Kolesnikov, Anton Shagin, Maksim Matveyev, Dmitriy Palamarchuk, Kirill Zaitsev, Yuriy Borisov, Aleksandr Metelkin and Sergey Koltakov also star.