Thursday, December 9, 2010

JAMES CAMERON SHOOTING A FILM ABOUT "CIRQUE DU SOLEIL". STUNNING 1ST TRAILER FOR EPIC SAGA "THE BORGIAS". TOM HARDY AND SHIA LABEOUF GOING TO "THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD"

The show I've been mentioning a lot this year, THE BORGIAS, has finally got its first trailer. Coming next year to Showtime instead of THE TUDORS, from director Neil Jordan (CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE) and producer Michael Hirst (THE TUDORS, ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE),
the new historical saga will follow the inglorious Borgia family which was very powerful in Italy during the Renaissance. Jeremy Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power using his cunning plots and unscrupulous intrigues. At the beginning of the series he becomes Pope, propelling himself, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare (François Arnaud) and Juan (David Oakes), and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger), to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance. The cast also includes acting legends Colm Feore and Derek Jacobi and the composer Trevor Morris.


And here's another cool cast in another unpromising film: according to "MovieWeb" Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf will star together in a prohibition-era dramatic thriller THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD,  which will be an adaptation of Matt Bondurant's  novel about a family of Prohibition-era bootleggers, and crimes committed by and against them.

According to "Deadline" James Cameron will make a 3D family adventure set inside the world of the famous CIRQUE DU SOLEIL. The production will use  3D-captured performances from different CIRQUE DU SOLEIL shows in Las Vegas and insert them as the backdrop for a mysterious world that the main character is magically transported into. The project is apparently one third completed.

23 comments:

  1. The Borgias looks amazing! It's a shame I don't have cable. I'll have to wait until it comes out in dvd. Love Jeremy Irons. I'm glad to see him getting roles worthy of his talent.

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  2. The Cirque movie will be amazing!! I got a backstage tour of the Disney permanent show, La Nouba, and it was incredible.

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  3. @Maria
    yep, it will be one of the best shows next year. I'm so sorry you don't have cable, maybe this could be the opportunity for you to install it :))

    @Summer
    yep, CIRQUE has been to my country a few weeks ago as well, and they had a great show.

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  4. A lot of interesting stuff here, Dezzy. Borgia's
    were certainly a fascinating family.

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  5. yes, Mary, I wish we could've met them and hang out with them a bit :))

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  6. Cirque sounds intriguing.
    I thought the wettest county movie was going to be based in Seattle until I read the blurb. My grandpa was a bootlegger back in the day! True story!

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  7. What ISN'T Cameron working on right now?

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  8. I've wanted to see The Cirque du Soleil forever! Someday, I will go. The things they do are amazing!

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  9. Borgias looks so good, and I would be really interested in seeing The Wettest County especially with then two cast. Thanks for the news Dez

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  10. Of course you know I'm into circus, but I don't know what Cameron will do with it. A bunch of blue circus performers onboard a sinking ship and being pursued by a cyborg from the future? Hmmmm--I don't know.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  11. ew, the Borgias...And Cirque! I wanted to write a story set in a circus along the lines of what they do... but it changed.

    I bet that movie will be gorgeous~ :o)

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  12. Wow! Thanks for sharing. The Borgias is definitely my thing.

    Big fan of Shia LaBeouf. Movie sounds interesting, especially since I have a few bootleggers in my family's history. (Since American Indians were denied work because of the color of their skin in the south, they did what they had to in order to feed their family during the depression.)

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  13. Thanks so much for the Borgias trailer. Must see that series!

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  14. You know, I remember seeing something about Borgias awhile ago on Showtime and was interested at the time, but had lost track of that one. Thanks for bringing it up, Dez!

    Also, that Cirque project sounds fasinating. Can't wait to see what they do with it...

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  15. @Kelly
    ah, you mean your inheritance is based on some bootlegging? :)))

    @Alex
    he isn't working on the only thing he should be working - CLEOPATRA :((((((

    @Stephanie
    indeed. They really are amazing, from the things they do to their costumes, sets, visual aspect, music ....

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  16. @Agent Sanders
    yep, the two of them will make a great couple :) And BORGIAS will be super cool and hot at the same time, if you get what I mean.

    @Arlee
    maybe you could be Cameron's professional consultant on this one? :)

    @Leigh
    what happened? Didn't like a clown as the main character? :)

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  17. @Avalon
    yep, I knew BORGIAS were our thing :)
    Yes, I remember how Native Americans were given alcohol which killed them, and its ironic they would bootleg it later on. History is such a bit@#h!

    @Lisa
    must see, must see!!!

    @J.M.
    you might have read it here, since I've been mentioning the show for a long time now.

    @Kristin
    glad you like it

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  18. That Cirque du Soleil sounds intriguing. Now that's a movie to be seen in 3D, and with Cameron, we know he'll make it with that technology, not just some conversion crap. I have yet to see a Cirque de Soleil performance though, bummer!

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  19. Yep, Flixy, can't imagine a project more suited for 3D than CIRQUE DU SOLEIL film in the hands of Cameron.

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  20. I've heard of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and know that many people want to see it (but have difficulties getting tickets) so I'm glad that we can watch it on screen.

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  21. Original Crime family; Borgia will do well! Jeremy Irons is brilliant; he can do controversy, like no other. I can't wait~ Not sure about Cirque, i do love it, but not quite sure of Cameron's vision. I am sure it will shine. And yes, I think the Moonshine movie will be great! I think it will have the Tom n' Huck vibe, yes, we will need a Becky!

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  22. @Clarissa
    CICQUEL DU SOLEIL have 20 different troops and different shows, but it is still very difficult getting tickets for one of their performances.

    @Ella
    I love BORGIAS tagline - THE ORIGINAL CRIME FAMILY :)

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