Saturday, February 18, 2012

MICHAEL FASSBENDER GOES EPIC AS CELTIC WARRIOR "CUCHULAIN"! NEW POSTER FOR GUY PEARCE'S SF FILM "LOCKOUT"! IMOGEN POOTS, ANNA FRIEL & TAMSIN EGERTON JOIN "THE KING OF SOHO"

Now you know that we love our Michael Fass My Benders in all possible shapes, but we do prefer him scantily clad with a sword in his hands, just like we loved him as amazing Stelios in 300 and as the brave CENTURION. According to "Variety" he will fulfil our wishes again: Michael Fassbender
is set to play the legendary Celtic warrior CUCHULAIN in an epic film he is preparing with screenwriter Ronan Bennett. Cuchulain is the central character in the Ulster Cycle, an epic series of Old Irish legends that date from around the 8th century. Set in the northern part of Ireland, the saga relates the story of the Ulaid tribe headed by King Conchobar, and particularly its conflict with the rival Connachta tribe led by Queen Mebh. The most prominent figure in the legends is Conchobar's nephew Cuchulain, who has semi-divine ancestry and superhuman fighting skills. In the most famous story, known as the Cattle Raid of Cooley, he is the only man capable of resisting the vast army sent by Medb to steal Conchobar's prized white bull.
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And speaking of Michael Fassbender, "MovieWeb" reports that the sequel to X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, which wasn't overly successful but was good enough, will circle around Fassbender's Magneto much more than in the first part. Meanwhile, three British beauties Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton (from the horrid CAMELOT show) and Imogen
Poots (who starred next to Fassbender in CENTURION) have all joined Steve Coogan in THE KING OF SOHO, in which Coogan plays Paul Raymond who was dubbed The King of Soho because of the vast fortune he built through real estate properties and his pornographic productions. The plot will focus on both his personal and professional life. It is interesting that the film will be directed by Michael Winterbottom from A MIGHTY HEART.

And I have a new poster for the film which is coming out this April: LOCKOUT which has apparently taken back its old name after fans got shocked with the title MS ONE: MAXIMUM SECURITY. The film, produced by famous Luc Besson, was shot last winter in Serbia and
the story is set in outer space with Guy Pearce playing a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) who is held hostage in an outer space prison that orbits 50 miles above the earth and is home to 500 of the most dangerous violent criminals on the planet who have taken it over. The film has two directors - Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, and is produced by Besson's "Europa Corp" studio, while their partner in Serbia is "Work In Progress" company which has worked on Ralph Fiennes' movie CORIOLANUS and THE BROTHERS BLOOM with Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody which were also shot in Serbia. The budget of the film was around $30 million.

26 comments:

  1. Booooo!!!! I say "Booooo" You post a picture of Jennifer Aniston on your blog where she has nothing but a tie draped over her naked body and then you post a picture of Michael Fassbender wearing all of those clothes?!?

    Double standard much. Gimmie some proper Fassbender please...the nuder the better.

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    1. yep, read L.G.'s comment bellow :) I've posted "the nakedest" :) pic of Michael earlier this week.

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  2. Michael -- go back a post or two and you'll see a great pic of Mr. Fass my Benders!

    And good news about Fassbender playing Cuchulain. I will definitely be watching that one. :)))

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    1. ah, things people miss when not reading us properly... it's such a sadness, sister :)

      I knew you would be as excited as moi about Cuchulain (any idea how to pronounce that one?) :)

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    2. I think phonetically it is pronounced: Ka-KU-len

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    3. My Celtic Pronunciation Guide says it's pronounced Coo Cull-EN although I'm sure there's probably several variations on that.

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    4. So it's not Kaku but Kuka :) We shall have to ask Anne, my personal expert on all things Irish and "boozish" off course :)

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  3. I would LOVE to see the Celtic myth of Cuchulain brought to the big screen! Gawd I hope it's good and they don't screw it up.

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    1. let us hope they will manage to raise enough money and that it won't be just and idea like so many cancelled epics lately :(

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  4. I LOVED Michael as Stelios. I've lsot track of how many times I've wathed and paused at certain scenes. I can't wait to see him as another scantily clad warrior. ;)

    Guy Pearce looks top notch in Lockout. It sounds a bit cliched, but it looks like helluva a lot of fun.

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    1. 300 has so many great actors which became stars later on, kinda like BAND OF BROTHERS had.

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  5. I vote no more half naked guys, I can live with the double standard...LOL....the Cuchulain one sounds like it could be pretty good. Glad they got rid of that awful title for Lockout too. Should never have even been changed.

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    1. Ah, no, Pats, HOLLYWOOD SPY has often been praised as non discriminating site and I have to keep up that status :) which means we shall be posting steamy hot pics both of sexy ladies and of scorching hot hunks :)

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  6. Michael plays epic so well!
    Lockout looks good~ Happy weekend to you Dezzy :D

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    1. epic is his middle name (and his middle part if I may add LOL) :))))

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  7. oooooo that lock out trailer was pretty cool

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  8. I doubt that they'll get the tale or the accents right in Cuchulain, but as long as Fassbender is wearing almost nothing, I won't feckin' mind!!

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    1. well, Fass My Benders is from Northern Ireland so I guess he might know a thing or two about the Irish accents as well :) Actually his accent is so strange that I didn't understand half of the things he was saying in CENTURION :)

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  9. OK! Fassbender with a sword as a Celtic warrior! I'm there!

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  10. Yum, this all looks good. And I'm partial to Celtic warriors.

    .......dhole

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