Sunday, November 14, 2010

FIGHT AGAINST ALIENS IN SF FILM "YEAR 12". DYSTOPIAN LONDON IN SF FILM "TIMELESS" WITH ROBERT KAZINSKY & ALEXIS BLEDEL. GOING MEDIEVAL WITH HENRY II IN HISTORICAL DRAMA "BECKET"

Oscar winning writer, William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) will direct luxurious historical drama BECKET, according to "FirstShowing". The period story will describe the friendship and estrangement between King Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The film will depict the world of the Plantagenets and a double tragedy with two heroes,
each of them paradoxical, each of them brilliant, each of them making mistakes that lead to their undoing. The same story was done before in a film with Peter O'Toole which scored 12 Oscar nominations.

Fredrik Bond, who mostly did commercials so far, will direct a new sf film YEAR 12, in which the story takes place 12 years after aliens have invaded Earth. Set in Manhattan, the story follows an underwater uranium miner who is recruited by the human resistance to smuggle uranium in his blood so they can use it to blow up the alien mothership. Sounds cool.

Phillip Noyce (SALT) will direct an unusual sf film TIMELESS which will follow a recently widowed man who inherits a fortune from his late wife. Plagued by an unresolved issue between he and his wife, he uses the money to build a time travel device to see her one last time, and to resolve a mysterious issue between the two of them.
There's another futuristic film with the same name TIMELESS, which will be released next year. Set in London in a bleak and dystopian future, TIMELESS tells the story of Warren. He's a hit-man who has been taken under the wing of the questionable business man, Sloane. Warren's world changes forever one day when Sloane forced him to break one his rules which he always abides by. He then finds himself plunged into a world where all is not what it may seem. He suddenly has the power to travel back in
time to wrong the rights of the past. But as events unfold, Warren must soon face a terrible conundrum. Is he truly traveling in time, or is he simply losing his mind? This is a powerful story of lost love, redemption and one man's addiction to saving his soul-mate ... from himself.  The film stars Alexis Bledel (GILMORE GIRLS), Robert Kazinsky (THE HOBBIT), Jurgen Prochnow and Lee Ryan (from pop band BLUE).

PS and be sure to visit my dear Flixy over at FLIXCHATTER who is celebrating Gerard Butler's birthday today in the most charming way.

18 comments:

  1. There's a lot of alien/end of the world movies coming out. We should be well prepared when it actually happens and the aliens take over the world... ;)

    CD

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  2. So many cool science fiction movies in the works!

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  3. I’m interested to see what Phillip Noyce will do with a time travel film. I believe this was the movie that Robert Zemeckis signed on to direct, thereby making his return to real live-action..... Guess not.

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  4. Becket sounds interesting.

    I think I will pass on Year 12 and Timeless.

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  5. Yay for Alexis! And that's an interesting take on a time travel movie, having the time traveler wonder if he's really just going loco.

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  6. How interesting. That first Timeless sounds pretty interesting and so does Year 12. Is it just me or are most movies being made these days SciFi?

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  7. @Clarissa
    I'm already ready here in my headquarters with my Madagascar penguins ;) We have a plan for all scenarios :)

    @Alex
    sf is IN again

    @Jaccsy
    no, no, Jaccsy, Zemeckis IS doing his film as well, we shall have three films with the same tittle :)

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  8. @Masy
    and the new are coming every day ;)

    @Avalon
    I know you love historical films like me

    @Kristin
    we LOVE Alexis :)

    @Bry
    Bry, it's because HOLLYWOOD SPY focuses on sf and epics :)

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  9. Thanks for the linky-dinky, Dez! Thanks for letting me use your quote from the poll, too.

    Wow, Monahan is a busy guy... he's just finished writing for London Boulevard, too I think. I wonder who they'll cast for Becket, the story sounds intriguing.

    I've never heard of Kazinsky, what else has he been in, Dez?

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  10. Be welcome, Flixy, and thanks for the linky-dinky over at your place as well ;) I hope Gerry Berry will like your celebratory post :))

    I think he is mostly known for his role in one of the British daily soaps and as someone who will appear in THE HOBBIT :) And for generally being quite handsome :)

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  11. Both the Timeless movies sound good.

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  12. Wow, these all sound amazing; Year 12 and Timeless, my kind of flicks! I love sci fi and
    the these with the potential story line could reach a larger audience. Thanks for sharing...
    I love Gerard Butler, off to toast the Phantom~
    Thanks!

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  13. @Ricky
    glad you like them

    @Ella
    be sure to visit Flixy's site if you love Gerry Butler ;)

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  14. I LOVE time travel stories so they sound great!

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  15. wish we could do some time travel in reality as well, hm, Lyndylove? :)

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  16. It's great that they're updating Becket. This way more people will see it, & some might also want to see the Peter O'Toole version.

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  17. like me for example :) I haven't seen the original film, and I love O'Toole, so I'm going to check it out.

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