Monday, May 9, 2011

1ST TRAILER FOR AMC'S NEW EPIC SERIES "HELL ON WHEELS"! BRENDAN FRASER TO GO EPIC IN "FOUR KINGS"! NICOLE KIDMAN AND ELEPHANTS IN "OUR WILD LIFE"

Now you know how much I love me animals and Australian actors, and here's both of them in one film: according to "FirstShowing" Nicole Kidman could take the lead role in OUR WILD LIFE, a drama that focuses on Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan
wildlife conservationist renowned for her work with elephants. In addition to protecting elephants from poaching and becoming innocent victims in war, she also perfected a milk formula for baby elephants and rhinos, hand-reared more than 70 elephants and helped rescue other animals stolen from Botswana for brutal training in South Africa. Her husband is also an important part of her life as he was the founder and warden of Kenya's giant Tsavo National Park. Phillip Noyce (SALT) will direct the film.

You know how much I love me some good historical epics, and here's another new treat for us coming out in 2012. Brendan Fraser will star in FOUR KINGS,  which will depict the period of the  Seven Years' War or the French Indian War from the eighteenth century which left North American continent divided. The shooting of the film should start this summer in Canada and Fraser will play Colonel Lord Francis Nicholson, a vastly wealthy Brit who self-financed the war in the hope of creating a utopian society in today's Canada.

AMC, the channel which brought us last year's biggest TV smash hit THE WALKING DEAD is ready to surprise us this year with their new epic series HELL ON WHEELS which just got its first trailer.
To be broadcast later this year it tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series documents the railroad's incredible feat of engineering and construction as well as the institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African Americans during reconstruction.


And I wanna thank all of you charming little freaks for helping your HOLLYWOOD SPY reach half a million visitors yesterday :) Can't believe so many of you are crazy enough to read these babblings of mine every day :)

27 comments:

  1. It could be quite an interesting epic.

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  2. Congrats on the 1/2 million milestone! No one's gonna stop the Hollywood Spy momentum!

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  3. unless my penguins sabotage me :)

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  4. Congrats, Dezzy!! That's a lot of visitors.

    My son is going to go crazy for Hell on Wheels He's a train nut.

    And, uh, I think Brendan Fraser has a little too much fig leaf showing there. :P

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  5. thanks, Luanne :)
    And you must wait for the Fall for the leaves to fall off :)

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  6. Speaking of The Walking Dead, can't wait for more! Missed the last two episodes though.

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  7. OUR WILD LIFE sounds interesting.

    PS I think you'll have to watch out for your penguins... They are looking a bit shifty ;)

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  8. Congratulations my darling!! I'm so happy for you. You just keep on getting bigger and better. We love all your inside info, delivered with style and panache. Here's to one million visitors!

    Nicole's new role sounds utterly captivating.

    I'm so in love with the new AMC series. Anson Mount look H-O-T rockin that cowboy get up. It's a dangerous period of time, too. There was a lot of corruption and wrong-doing at the tail end of the war and during Reconstruction.

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  9. it seemed to me that after being popular (too popular?), actor or actress need to aim for movies that has more depths? i like seeing Nicole in elegant movies, especially the old England style, but not so looking forward to see her among elephants n poachers. i guess we just have to wait n see. :)

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  10. all of these sound interesting in their own right! frazier's facial expression is hilarious! it says, "this is my costume. you've GOTTA be kidding me!" maybe i should forward my mom the link, she'd love it! :P

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  11. wow. NK looks so different w/dark hair. And hello! Mr. Frasier~

    Saw the trailer for cowboys & aliens in the theater Friday and thought of you. Hope your weekend was great, Dez~ <3

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  12. You really know how to pick a picture, Dezz...especially on that Brendan Fraser picture.
    I am curious with his movie, I haven't seen him played serious character since Crash

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  13. Hell on Wheels looks right up my street, love AMC at the moment....

    With that, The Killing and The Walking Dead...it is the channel to beat...imho

    Do you know when Walking Dead is back Dezzy?

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  14. Hmm. Can't imagine Brendan in an epic flick.

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  15. @Adam
    it was a great show, although the first two episodes were the best ones, and the rest were a bit weaker.

    @Lyndy
    they are always shifty especially when I put them on a sardine free diet :)

    @Melsy
    thanks, my dear, and I knew you would gonna like Anson Mount in the wild west :)

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  16. @Levian
    yes, Nicole often likes to take "dirty" roles, dirty as in dirty settings or dirty meaning characters with lots of suffering, like in AUSTRALIA, COLD MOUNTAIN ... but unfortunately she is too snobbish and bottox pumped up, so she doesn't really look trustworthy in such roles. This is why I think this film could use some other actress, someone more believable.

    @Vics
    I think he enjoyed the posing :) because that pic is a part of a whole photo shoot (which I posses he he ) in which he is posing as one of the epic or Biblical characters but scantily clad :) I think he did it for fun.

    @Leigh
    her hair is naturally ginger in that pic, but the lighting makes it appear as dark

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  17. @Novroz
    :) He was most amazing in CRASH and in THE QUIET AMERICAN, and I think he deserved an Oscar for both roles. He is one of the very few comedians who can do drama equally good.

    @Custie
    the zombies should come back in September or October unlike last season which was broadcast in the summer. And they will have ten instead of just 6 episodes.

    @Sam
    and I didn't help you much with that pic :)

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  18. Oh, my. The Brendan Fraser movie is right up my alley! Can't wait for that one.

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  19. In that photo I thought Brendan is starring in an Adams & Eve movie, ahah. Glad to hear he's getting a big role in an adventure flick. I hope the script is good, he's been in quite a few duds lately which is too bad as he's such a charismatic actor.

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  20. Oooo liking Hell on Wheels. Will keep an eye open for that.

    And BIG congrats on the visitors, Dez. You the man!

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  21. Pretty photo of Brendan. I like historic epics, so look forward to that one.

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  22. @Liz
    glad you like it, Liz :)

    @Flixy
    you mean you didn't like FURY VENGEANCE??? :)

    @Michael
    you mean you don't have enough hell on wheels when you get on the road? :)))

    @MPax
    glad you like the pic and the genre :)

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  23. I don't have the chance to see many movies but I love to stay up-to-date on them and so you're blog is a daily read for me. Congrats on the milestone.

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  24. Thanks, Clarissa, happy to keep you updated :)

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  25. you put your penguins on a sardine free diet?!!! That's so mean! ;)

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  26. hey, if I can live on bananas and oranges so can the fat birds :)

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