Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"DAY OF WAR" AN EPIC ON KING DAVID. FIRST TRAILER FOR KATE WINSLET'S MINI SERIES "MILDRED PIERCE". "MONSTERS" DIRECTOR WORKING ON A NEW SF EPIC

You know how I love me some good epics, so I don't mind John Fusco ("Hidalgo") writing a script for "Day of War", a 3D historical epic about the early life and adventures of David before he became king of Israel. The film will be an adaptation of Cliff Graham's "Lion of War" book and it will be directed by David L. Cunningham ("The Dark is Rising").

Young Gareth Edwards whose directorial debut "Monsters" has been enjoying some serious hype around the Net recently, is apparently working on a new sf thriller which will be produced by Timur Bekmambetov. The untitled project is still kept as secret but it is being described very intriguingly as an epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity :)))

Another programme which will air on HBO early next year is the five-hour mini series "Mildred Pierce" with our dear Kate Winslet and you can check out the first trailer. Directed by Todd Haynes (which isn't a good thing if you ask me) it tells the gripping story of Mildred Pierce Beragon, a wife who leaves her unemployed husband and gets a job as a waitress while struggling to earn her daughter's (Evan Rachel Wood) love in Los Angeles during the Great Depression. Smells like Emmies.

22 comments:

  1. Oh man, that first one sounds especially good, but those others aren't too bad either!

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  2. oh man! a movie on david's early life could be so amazing! you bring us the best news dezz! :)

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  3. @Matt and Vics
    you should check out that book on David as well LION OF WAR (it's a clickable link in the post) because it will be released soon and it is basically a saga from Cliff Graham on famous generals and rulers from history.

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  4. Oh, the one with Kate does look Emmy worthy.

    CD

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  5. Ohh I would watch the one about David for sure!

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  6. It’s interesting to see that the trend of burgeoning low-budget directors making huge waves in Hollywood seems to have skewed to science fiction. I have high hope for Gareth Edwards' next film. This guy is seriously genius!!

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  7. I like this trailer with Kate Winslet, I'll have to torrent this mini series. :-P

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  8. At first I was excited for this. Then I saw that it would be in 3D. I quit. Will not see it. Such a same.

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  9. @Clarissa
    it really does even though I can't stand the director

    @Jennee
    me to

    @Jaccsy
    how do you know, Jaccsy, when he hasn't yet released his first movie? :))

    @Mike
    you will have to wait till next year :)

    @Bryan
    such a shame, such a shame :)

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  10. Looking forward to Monsters. A project with Bekmambetov sounds promising, too!

    Kate...!

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  11. Practially anything with Kate Winslet is award-worthy, and I'm looking forward to Mildred Pierce. Even if Evan Rachel Wood seems too old to play the daughter...

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  12. Date of War sounds really intersting. Love the poster too.

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  13. You know so much about movies: all these directors and producers and actors I have never heard of. I got to Kate Winslet and I was like thank god.

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  14. I like me some epics too, so Day of War and Edwards' sci fi epic will be right up my street. Thanks :D

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  15. @Amanda
    yes, it's weird watching Kate as a mother of an adult daughter

    @Lynda
    it's not a poster, but a bookcover :)

    @Miss.Per.
    well, it's not all so much about the directors and producers but about the stories and films themselves :)

    @Robert
    no, she can't

    @Jamie
    I know you like epics and sf too ;)

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  16. I read the original edition of DAY OF WAR (it was published by a small press, was bought by HarperCollins, according to author's blog) and it was just awesome. One of the most innovative war novels I've read, combined a lot of cool supernatural stuff with gritty stuff. If this movie is even half as good, its gonna be huge. Think '300' meets 'Ten Commandments.' Get his book when it comes out next year.

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  17. Kate's got those Joan Crawford eyebrows! You're right, she's a shoo-in for a Best Actress Emmy.

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  18. While I like the idea of the King David story, I always worry that too much emphasis will be placed on the Christian aspects as opposed to telling an interesting historical tale. This is a Christian tale sure, but it's also factual history that can appeal to everyone (and I'm not a fan of beating non-Christians over the head with it either).

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  19. @Avalon
    glad you like it

    @Garrett
    wow, it sounds really great, I thought the book series looked amazing, but now it sounds even better. I might even translate it for the readers in my country since my publishers works with HARPER COLLINS

    @Lisa
    Emmy it is :)

    @Eric
    I'm with you, as someone who can't stand any kind of religion and church, I'd also prefer it as a historical story.

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