Saturday, September 3, 2011

ZACHARY QUINTO & DYLAN MCDERMOTT IN "AMERICAN HORROR STORY" SHOW! A BUNCH OF NEW FRANKENSTEIN PROJECTS! HARRY LLOYD IS "CLOSER TO THE MOON"! JAMES GANDOLFINI GOES TO "BIG DEAD PLACE" AT HBO

 For some reason FRANKENSTEIN is "in" in Hollywood again, and the latest project on the popular monster will be the one
which Shawn Levy (REAL STEEL) will direct for 20th Century Fox and which will bring a sci-fi spin on the traditional Mary Shelley story, focusing on themes of friendship and redemption.  There is also Guillermo del Toro's THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKEN STEIN, and over at Summit they are preparing adventurous adaptation of THIS DARK ENDEAVOR book, which I mentioned back in May. Last year I also mentioned I, FRANKEN STEIN, highly visual fantasy thriller in which the original monster of Victor Frankenstein stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world.
SHORT HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES
According to "Deadline" charismatic Harry Lloyd, who played the naughty dragon prince Viserys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES has joined Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong in
CLOSER TO THE MOON, a film set in 1959 Bucharest, where a group of former anti-Nazi revolutionaries refocus their skills against the communists and are arrested for robbing a bank under the guise of staging a film shoot. A year later, the culprits are sentenced to death but are first forced to reenact the caper in a propaganda film. I wasn't a fan of THE SOPRANOS, but those of you who were, might enjoy the fact that James Gandolfini and HBO are preparing a new show - BIG DEAD PLACE, about a man who went to work for the U.S. Antarctic Program thinking he'd find adventure, beauty, penguins and lofty-minded scientists. Instead, he found boredom, alcohol and bureaucracy.

I haven't mention this upcoming show before, but now I feel I have to since it's getting itself quite an interesting cast: according to "Deadline" our favourite Zachary Quinto has just joined Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange in FX's new show AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Premiering this October, this strange show, from the creators of NIP/TUCK and GLEE, centers on therapist
Ben Harmon (McDermott) and his wife Vivien who, dealing with the aftermath of Ben’s adultery, move along with their kids into a new house that seems to know all about their fears and plays on them. Quinto, who will appear in at least four episodes, will play Chad, the gay former owner of the house who becomes friends with Vivien.

27 comments:

  1. Big Dead Place sounds awesome....
    I've always found Antarctica to be fascinating.

    And I LOVE that last screenshot.

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  2. Hey Dezzy - Love the Frankenstein novel... in the movies... not so much. American Horror Story looks like it might be good. =D Hope you had a fab friday!! =D

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  3. I really like Harry Lloyd, what I've seen him in so far has been very good. I think that Frankenstein is the natural progression from vampires - werewolves - zombies. I just hope it goes to the stage where they'll do a big budget remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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  4. @Drew
    I also cold places and polar settings!

    @Shells
    glad you like some of the news, today, Shells! Wishing you a nice weekend, and I reckon it will be memorable having in mind the news on the publication of your book :)

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  5. @JAmie
    Harry really is brilliant, I adore young British talents. No other country has such amazing actors as Britain.

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  6. oooh! american horror story may be good! and HOORAY for will scarlett getting in more films! he was definitely the most handsome one on robin hood!
    i love monsters and everything... but i have never finished mary shelley's frankenstein. it was just SOOOOOO preachy. but the concept was awesome!

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  7. Spooky post today, Dezzy. What the hell is American Horror Story? That clip was...weird, yet oddly intriguing. :)

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  8. @Vics
    hope it won't be overly morbid, although the trailers say it will be :) Probably not my kind of thing, but I know lots of you love extreme horrors :)
    Will Scarlett was a true darling in the show!

    @Luanne
    yep, I've noticed the spookiness too :) No other news on Saturday, sorry :)
    You can find many other AMERICAN HORROR STORY weird clips over at YouTube.

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  9. Two comments today: (1) Frankenstein looks pretty fey in that picture, doesn't he? and (2) YOU DIDN'T LIKE THE SOPRANOS? How could you not, Dez? That series was fuckin' brilliant, bada boom, bada bing.

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  10. Frankie IS charming in that pic, isn't he? :)
    I'm a type of person who avoids everything connected with mobsters, gangsters, criminals ... I'm not attracted by the powers of evil and darkness and those things have never been cool to me not even on film or on TV :)

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  11. Seriously Dez, how do you get the most beautiful photos? Such great stuff.

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  12. FX is awesome. I've been watching Wilfred ;D

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  13. That Harry Lloyd looks different with his own hair!! Blimey!!

    Thanks for a great post again Dezzy!! Have a lovely weekend

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  14. First vampires now frankenstein, wonder which "monster" is next...

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  15. @Jessie
    I do have nice photos, don't I? :)) I've added this new YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE section underneath each post, and it brings back many of the old post. I was surprised to see the number of great posts and pics I've posted so far :) Glad you like them too ;)

    @Reilly
    WILFRED is that weird show with a man who thinks he is a dog? :)

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  16. @Scott
    he does look great without the blond hair too, doesn't he? He is a very nice actor, and I expect more from him in the future.
    HAve a nice weekend too.

    @Inverse
    I'd like it to be fairies and angels, but I reckon we shall have mutants and witches and similar

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  17. it's not related to this post, but i finally started watching "rome" the other day. really great.

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  18. that's great news, Edmund! Amazing show with amazing actors, especially Polly Walker, Kevin MCKidd, James Purefoy, Simon Woods. Don't forget to watch the second season too, it's even better than the first one.

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  19. Hi Dezz,

    First - the green on this site is my all time fav colour - had a dress in this green when I was a wee tyke - loved it, loved it, loved it...so coming here brings it all back.

    Okay, while I haven’t commented lately...you know rabbit hole follies and all, I have done my share of reading.

    As always...I’m amazed at all that goes on in the “big screen” world that I haven’t a clue about - thank god for you! - otherwise I really would be stuck in my rabbit hole for ever.

    I hope all is flowing along smoothly in your part of the world and that life is good!

    Cheers, Jenny

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  20. I just bought Frankenstein yesterday. :D (the novel)

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  21. Thanks, Dezzy! Hope your weekend is fab, too. Are you making something delicious?

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  22. Did they remake Dracula yet? I can't remember.

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  23. @Jenny
    it's my signature and favourite colour in real life as well, Jenny :) It kinda describes my chacracter :)
    Glad you find fun and useful info at your HOLLYWOOD SPY :) I'll pop over to your place, ASAP!

    @My 2 Pesos
    he he that's a nice coincidence :) Read it before all these flicks hit the cinemas :)

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  24. @Shells
    no, I make something only when someone is visiting, since nobody in my house eats cakes for different reasons :( I'm just making lunch for tomorrow and that's it from me this weekend when it comes to cooking.

    @DWei
    nope, but there are a few DRACULA projects in preproduction too :)

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  25. Frankenstein is in? Time to shelve that work in progress for a few years.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Can't wait.

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  26. you're writing something on Frankie?

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  27. Just notes and a partial outline. Was working on something else, but now it's shelved for a good while.

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