Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MICHAEL MANN HELMS "AGINCOURT" EPIC! TOM HIDDLESTON IS "HENRY V"! HIT GAMES "ASSASSIN'S CREED", "SPLINTER CELL" & "GHOST RECON" 2B FILMED! MATTHEW GOODE & ALEX PETTYFER IN "OVERDRIVE"

Now, this is exciting, Ubisoft is planning to make three of its hit video games into movies: visually breathtakingASSASSIN'S CREED an epic action-adventure, which centers on the
conflict between Templars and Assassins, action game SPLINTER CELL which follows an elite secret agent fighting world terrorism and struggling to protect his daughter, and GHOST RECON which is set  in the near future following a secret, elite team of soldiers which are trying to keep and protect world peace using cutting-edge military technology. The films will be 3D and should get scripts before the end of the year.

SHORT HEADLINES *Cult director Jim Jarmusch has gathered a rather strong cast for his untitled vampire love story  which will be set in Detroit and in Morocco. The list includes
Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Mia Wasikowska. *Famous director Michael Mann (LAST OF THE MOHICANS) has been officially confirmed as the helmer of the new historical epic AGINCOURT, which will be a film adaptation of famous Bernard Cornwell's novel about the glorious battle between English king Henry V and the French army. He will work with brilliant Michael Hirst the author of ELIZABETH and THE TUDORS. *Meanwhile, we shall also see HENRY V over at British BBC, who are working with Sam Mendes and talented Richard Eyre (NOTES ON A SCANDAL) on a TV mini series based on the British king who will be played by new THOR superstar Tom Hiddleston.

Oooh, two of my favourite British boys Matthew Goode (WATCHMEN, LEAP YEAR) and Alex Pettyfer will take the lead roles in OVERDRIVE. To be directed by Colombian filmmaker
Antonio Negret, this $30 million dynamic action movie will revolve around two young, handsome and adventurous brothers, known for being high-profile car thieves, who travel to the South of France looking for new challenges and come across a tough local crime boss. Matthew Goode will also join Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton and Gabriel Byrne in CROOKED HOUSE, a Neil LaBute's  adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel about the murder of a multi-millionaire and all of his family members who have reasons to want him dead.

36 comments:

  1. Agincourt and Henry V news just made my day. :)

    Cornwell's novel is next in the TBR pile. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. one of my friends is Cornwell's translator for my country and I quite love his books. Can't wait for the film and the TV film/series on Henry :) although no one can beat Kenneth Branagh as Henry V, Patrick Stewart as Henry II and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. that makes me sad that poor jarmusch is resorting to jumping on the vampire bandwagon.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for noting Matthew Goode's past movies - I knew he looked familiar!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes! Another cool as Michael Mann project. That's good news!

    You're going to love Overdrive, huh!?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Assassin's Creed could be interesting, not much interest in the other game-movies though for me.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this news about Agincourt. Of course Branagh is still my fave Henry 5. Crooked House sounds very cool as I love Agatha's stories, not sure about the plot of Overdrive, though since it has Alex and Matthew, I'll have to see it. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. ...I've spent countless hours teaming up with my son on Creed. With the news of an upcoming project in the works, Dez, you've made my night:)

    EL

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thx for the update on Agincourt, Dezzy, very much looking forward to that one. Did you know Richard Armitage made a brilliant narration of Bernard Cornwell's Lords of the North. He acts out the narrative using a different voice for at least a dozen characters. Here's a 6min sample for anyone interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=494Kqxhdczs

    ReplyDelete
  10. Assassin's Creed the Movie, eh?
    I'm not surprised, and I'd be willing to give it a chance.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hmm, I'll keep an eye out for the Assassin's Creed movie info. I'm a big fan of the games, so it'll be interesting to see which of their titles they'dd adapt into a movie.

    I loved Hiddleston in Thor, so I'm looking forward to anything more with him in :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Assassin's Creed, done right could be great.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I heard this news yesterday, about Ubisoft. And although I love all three games, I know that it is just going to be plop. As per my rant from 2 weeks ago. Games and Movies should not mix....end of!!

    Thanks Dezzy

    ReplyDelete
  14. Liking the thought of Assassin's Creed as a movie, but I wish they'd get over the 3D thing already. I watched Thor in 3D. Did it add anything to the movie? No.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Huh my partner is as we speak playing that game ;p that could be pretty cool!
    Re-edited vsn of The Arrival now up and just .99c for May ONLY

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tho I am not a fan,I am looking forward to Assassin Creed. I like the movie version of Final fantasy (the advent children)...maybe I might enjoy this one too

    ReplyDelete
  17. @E
    maybe it will be an alternative/underground vampire movie :)

    @Jen
    if you click on his red letter name you will find a whole post just on Matthew Goode :)

    @Adam
    it could, it's a lovely game!

    @Matty
    I don't like the plot of OVERDRIVE, nor the genre, but I do love me boys :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. @Melsy
    have you seen Patrick Stewart as Henry 2 in LION IN WINTER? It's an amazing TV mini series with Glen Close and bunch of stunning young actors in the roles of prince Richard Lionheart and prince John and Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears as French king who has a love affair with Richard :) I think you would enjoy it, one of the best things I've ever seen

    @Elliot
    glad to make your night exciting with the news :)

    @RICRAC
    wow, that sounds interesting, I must check it out :)

    @Drew
    it could be a nice movie

    ReplyDelete
  19. @Angry Lurker
    I agree, sir :)

    @Jamie
    we do love us some Hiddleston

    @Custie
    yep, it could turn out bad, but I'm super excited to see who will get the lead role because I adore the costumes from ASSASSINS CREED :) and can't wait to see them on screen

    @Michael
    it's interesting that I haven't met anyone so far who said they like 3D :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. @Nicole
    the whole world is playing it :)

    @Novroz
    it could be a lovely fantasy adventure and we do love those a lot :0

    @Clarissa
    yep, and it could be lovely since the plot goes on in a mansion with lots of rich people :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh yes! Ezio comes to life! They should ask me to help in the casting! Thanks for this wonderful news. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  22. isn't Ezio just breathtaking? :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. heeheehee! i'm so terrible at video games, but i was trying to learn to play them for a character (research you know) and assassin's creed was beautiful! extremely beautiful! but all i could get the guy to do was fall of cliffs... oops! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I hear you sister, I'm bad in video games too :) Probably because I don't have time, and I played just one in my life :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. It would be interesting to see Halo become a movie. Out of all the video games, I think that one would make the best film, though Assassin's Creed should be interesting (one of my husband's favorites).

    ReplyDelete
  26. HALO film has been in preprepreproduction for quite some time now, it even had some really huge directors as possible helmers.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have not seen the miniseries, but now I will look for it. I love Patrick Stewart. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. you MUST, you will fall in love with it just like I did :) I've never seen such tremendous acting before. I looooooved Patrick as Henry 2, Glenn as queen Eleonor of Aquitaine, and the stunning two actors who played Richard and John. And Rhys Meyers is always marvelous.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I knew about Agincourt a year ago- read the book six times- from Bernard himself but Agatha Chirstie's - news to me, I adore Gabriel Byrnes- actually I adore all Irishmen- Hell I'm 1/4 Irish so of course I love'em and Lion in the Winter is a must see- You can find it on Netflix. well got my own book to finish writing so later ya'll

    ReplyDelete
  30. we love us some Irishmen too :) and Scottish men are great too :) British as well! We like both islands :)
    LION IN WINTER is one of the best pieces of art I've ever seen, such a brilliant acting!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow, it's about time they do something like this with Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell. Both have magnificent stories to tell, and the big screen is a great place to tell them. That is awesome news.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Is Agincourt fully confirmed?? Gold, Big Tuna, Robert Capa... he is attached to numerous movies. www.michael-mann.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I think they still have to gather all the money for the budget, so only the director has been confirmed.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Tom Hiddleston? Hilarious! Never knew HV was a comedy!

    ReplyDelete

GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)