Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SENSUAL TRAILER FOR RACHEL WEISZ' & TOM HIDDLESTON'S "THE DEEP BLUE SEA"! LUCY LIU IS DR. WATSON TO JONNY LEE MILLER'S SHERLOCK? EPIC SF SHOW "THE SELECTION" WITH AIMEE TEEGARDEN & ETHAN PECK

I'd like to announce that this Sunday, March 4th, HOLLYWOOD SPY will bring you a huge spotlight on all the most interesting TV show pilots which will appear on
big channels in season 2012/2013. To give you a taste of that, here's one of the most interesting upcoming pilots: with the success of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME it seems we will be getting lots of new sf and fantasy shows, and probably the biggest among them will be CW's THE SELECTION. Based on the yet to be released book saga from Kiera Cass, the story is set 300 years in the future and follows a poor girl named America Singer, who is chosen by a special lottery to compete to marry a prince of a war-torn country and become the new empress. The cast already has its lead stars: Aimee Teegarden is America, while Ethan Peck (Gregory's grandson) plays the prince.
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Although most of you didn't react all that well when I told you that CBS is making an American version of SHERLOCK HOLMES show called
ELEMENTARY in which Jonny Lee Miller will play the famous and legendary detective, who doesn't solve crimes in Victorian London but in modern New York, CBS is still going on with the project, and now "Deadline" reports that Holmes will have a female Dr. Watson: stunning Lucy Liu. Holmes himself is here a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab centre in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with his sober companion Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.

When it comes to trailers, I have something nice for you today, the first long trailer for drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA with a rather
mesmerizing couple Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. The film, which opens in US cinemas this Spring and was already released in UK, has two gorgeous stars as the main characters in the story of the privileged wife of a prominent judge who leaves her husband for a young pilot in the 1950s. Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, she doesn't know what, or whom, to choose! The film has received great reviews so far and is being described as "timeless and nostalgic, classical and very modern, achingly emotional and serene" at the same time.

69 comments:

  1. Having her as Watson is kind of ummm strange. Not that it couldn't work, but still CBS is seriously just trying to rip off the british one. First show sounds like it might be interesting too, but who knows, it's cw so may be a tad too lovey dovey for me.

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    1. the CW part is what scares me too, although I'm excited since space opera is my fave genre :)

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  2. Oh how I love Rachel Weisz! I saw her on the West End in London a few years back, and ever since I try to watch every single thing she does. (Not like a stalker though :)

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    1. she is super great, and her voice is like caramel filled dark chocolate wrapped in velvet :)

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    2. That is a great description of Rachel's voice. I love it. :)

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  3. I'd trade Watson for Liu anyday

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  4. I haven't watched the British original of Sherlock Holmes yet, but I see it's available on NetFlix so I will watch it soon.

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    1. I've seen a couple of episodes, and didn't like it too much, but it has a lot of fans around the world

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    2. Do see it...it's amazing. The best Sherlock I have ever seen.

      I wonder why American is so cocky to always remake series from England. Fortunately the IT Crowd remake never come true.

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  5. Wow to Lucy is right!!! Not so sure about her as Watson...could be interesting.
    I’m a fan of Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea sounds like something I would enjoy.
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    And...thanks, Dezzie, for dropping by my BD party - you livened the place up!!! :) (gave it that international flavour)

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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    1. be welcome, hope we didn't trash the place too much after the party, I tried to find you when I was leaving, but I think you were smooching with some guy under the stairs :)

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    2. Cheeky... I didn't know anyone could see us under there! *grin*
      My place is all tidied up and ready for April...yes, yes...for the Challenge, but also for a few surprise parties too! ;)

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    3. well, you know Hugh Jackman is just too huge not to be seen under the stairs :P

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  6. That is one nice picutre of Lucy Liu lol

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  7. I like what Esquire had to say about The Deep Blue Sea: "It's a swoon of a film."

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    1. I actually thought of putting "Swoony trailer" in the title :)

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  8. The Deep Blue Sea looks interesting. But I really don't care for movies about cheating spouses. And Lucy Lou as Dr. Watson? She's good, but . . . Although I didn't think Starbuck being a female would work in Battle Star Galactica, but that turned out great. I guess I'll have to see it. Thanks for the heads up on these new flicks and series.

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    1. yep, I'm with you, Kathi, I don't like watching cheating spouses either.

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  9. You got me at 'Gregory's grandson' :D Ethan is pretty isn't he? Just like his grandpa. I've been following his career now but he's got lots to catch up with just to be half as good as Gregory. I might watch that show though if he's in it, too bad it's on cable once again!

    Oh and I do love that Tom Hiddleston... [sigh]

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    1. I knew you would approve :) He has quite a "lickable" body doesn't he? :)
      And we do love Hiddlestud as well

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  10. Wow, Tom and Rachel have the chemistry for sure. That trailer is smoking hot and gorgeous.

    Lucy Liu should make an interesting Watson. Personally, I've always wanted to see a female Holmes.

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    1. Oh, I'm so shocked that you would like a female Holmes :)))))

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    2. :) Got you there, didn't I? Are you shocked in a good way or a bad way? I'm sometimes very traditional and yet, every now and again, I surprise myself with a completely different outlook.

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  11. I thought Lucy Liu just got on Southland. will her character get killed off now?

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    1. stare at Lucy's pic for ten minutes to calm down :)

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  13. It doesn't matter who they cast in that show, it's not Sherlock Holmes. Not in New York City, not in America and not by CBS. And a female Watson, please God no. Why don't they just call it "A show loosely based kinda sorta on the idea of Sherlock Holmes, but we think you're stupid too notice it's nothing at all like Sherlock Holmes so bugger off" Annezilla doesn't like this Dezzie!!

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    1. *giving a high five to Anne*

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    2. Thank you Novroz. You don't like the current BBC Sherlock Dez? Do you like the movie Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr.?

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    3. I can't stand anything with that rehab case Jr. The only Herlock Sholmes for me is Jeremy Brett!

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    4. No way. Basil Rathbone all the way.

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  14. Is it just me or is that picture not working. I'm not sure about this series, I almost think they shouldn't have even branded it a 'Sherlock Holmes' show. Ya know what I mean?

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    1. Duh! Geez, I should slow down and read over my comments once in awhile. :) The one of Lucy Liu.

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    2. what's wrong with it? :)) The boys are thrilled by it as you can see from some of the comments ;)

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  15. What the F@*k??????

    I am still going to give one look at that silly Sherlock in newyork...but now with a female watson??? the hell with that series. I will not even give a peek.

    I hate it when they take too much liberty from a book I love.

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  16. the selection sounds like it could be good!

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    1. I'm excited about it, although I don't think I've ever seen anything from CW :)

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  17. I'm enjoying the Lucy Liu nip slip in that pic much, much more than the JLo thing at the Oscars. Or am I just seeing what I want to see?

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    1. well, If I can present you Ethan's nip, why wouldn't I present you with Liu nip too :)

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  18. Can't wait to hear about all the new sf and fantasy shows! TV needs more of them! (and more Lucy Liu!)

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  19. I saw the movie Chronicle the other day, didn't really like it that much I'm not a fan of first person camera style.

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    1. yep, that's what I said when I published the post on it - the camera seems irritating!

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  20. Just when I thought it wasn't possible to make Sherlock Holmes any worse... or it could be brilliant. Who knows until they do it?

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  21. I will try to keep an open mind about Lucy Liu as Watson. I think the gender change to a female Watson is an interesting idea, but not with this casting. To me Watson is a good person and a caring doctor (even if he's sometimes been portrayed as a bit of buffoon), But Liu definitely does not send out friendly vibes and I also don't think she has the acting chops to make us buy a female Watson.

    Why do US TV networks and producers try to remake successful UK shows in "our" image. The US/Canadian "Being Human" is a recent example. Why not create great original US TV instead?

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  22. yes, Watson was always my fave since he is kind, nice and wise and Liu is more on the evil side :)

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  23. I thought lucy was doing that other cop show, southland. this new holmes series sounds like failure waiting to happen.

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    1. this is just a pilot, it might not work in the end :)

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    2. I will never argue with more lucy on TV.

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  24. Brett was a very masterly Holmes. The Granada series with Jeremy Brett is one of the best adaptations of Sherlock Holmes ever.

    Have you read the book "Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes" by David Stuart Davies. This book is a must read for fans of the Granada adaptation and/or Jeremy Brett.

    Cheers!

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    1. nobody can beat Brett! He's the one and only and the actor who was his Watson is also the one and only and the music from the opening sequence is the one and only ;)

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