Thursday, August 30, 2012

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS IN RYAN GOSLING'S "HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER"! "GAME OF THRONES" NEIL MARSHALL HELMING "BLACK SAILS" EPIC SHOW! FOX' NEW SHOWS "PARA TIME" & "ATHENA"! "ONCE UPON A TIME" SEASON 2 PICS!

Well, this is surely an unusual project: actor Ryan Gosling has decided to start directing films and his first project will be fantasy story HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. He has already chosen MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks for the lead role in the movie which weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale.
 Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and her son must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
TELEVISION HEADLINES
Our favourite channel Starz has announced that they've got Neil Marshall to helm their new epic series BLACK SAILS which is to replace SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED in January 2014. Marshall, who directed one of the episodes in GAME OF THRONES ("Blackwater") and Michael Fassbender's CENTURION epic, will now helm the pirate show which is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island" and will focus on the pirate Captain Flint and his crew. The preproduction of the show is currently under way down in South Africa.
PARATIME & ATHENA
In other TV news - according to "Digital Spy" Fox has bought pilot for a new sf show. Titled PARA TIME it will follow a group that police a number of parallel worlds. It comes from a DR. WHO and LIFE ON MARS writer. Fox also bought TV rights for graphic novel HEADACHE from Lisa Joy, which will be turned into a TV show called ATHENA telling the story of a young woman who discovers that she is the Greek
goddess of wisdom. The comic's synopsis describes it as a gripping coming-of-age tale of an 18-year-old girl who happens to be Athena. Her evil stepmother? Hera, who's actually evil and out to kill her. The bad boy she falls in love with? Hades, king of the underworld. The philandering father whose approval she always seeks and fails to attain? Zeus, the ultimate deadbeat dad. And now she must take on all of the gods in order to stop them from destroying mankind. 
 ONCE UPON A TIME 2
And you can see that I've illustrated the post with new posters announcing the second season of ABC's super popular fantasy show ONCE UPON A TIME. The show, which will air its second run later this September, will have a bunch of new characters including warrior
princess Mulan, played by Jamie Chung. "TV Guide" has revealed that she'll be armoured up and battle-ready going on a journey with Prince Phillip (Julian Morris) to find his princess, Aurora (Sarah Bolger), joined along the way by Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue)!

40 comments:

  1. Love Christina Hendricks but that movie synopsis doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

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    1. it does sound rather strange, and Gosling doesn't fill me with trust. His acting is always bad and egoistic, can't imagine his directorial gig being any better.

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  2. Love those posters for Once Upon A Time.

    I'm a little leery of a prequel to Treasure Island though. Big risk in my opinion. Those things rarely hold up to the original classic. :(

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    1. but it will still be one of the very few epic shows, so we shall give it a benefit of the doubt :) Can't wait to hear the casting!

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  3. Ooh, and I can't wait to see what these underwater movies are all about. :)

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    1. that's an old post, dahlink, just click on the banner :) You've probably commented on it last year :)

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    2. You sneaky little promoter! And, no, I somehow missed that post. What strange looking mermaids.

      Oh, and congrats on closing in on 2 million visitors!!

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    3. I've noticed that when I make such banners for old posts they get thousands of new visits :) So, I do it, when there's nothing new to promote :) So many lovely stories have been written in these three years, it would be shame not to remind people on the ones that are still kinda fresh :)

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  4. Wait, are you saying the magic is coming? :)

    I'm curious to see where they go with it this year.

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    1. they will all have double characters at the same time, since there is no more reality/magic world. And we shall see lots of new fairy tale characters :)

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    1. thanks, glad you like my place :) will pop over to yours ASAP :)

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  6. It's strange (?) but I never "Once Upon a Time" !
    (but no diffusion yet in francophone countries).
    It's seems that a channel (M6) will do soon...
    Perhaps, another serie which can ve interesting!
    (and will take my time of painting!)

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    1. it just finished airing in Britain and it finished airing two months ago in my Serbia :) It wasn't aired in Europe parallel to USA :(

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    2. Serbia before France??????? a shame!!!

      and what's your opinion about it?

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    3. It happens :PP
      It was my favourite of the new shows, very charming and creative. It had some boring episodes, but overall it was brilliant and lovely.

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  7. Athena sounds spectacular as dos Ryan and Christina's project.

    And you know I cannot wait for the start of Once. I love, love that show and cannot get enough of it.

    Looking forward to your spotlight on underwater flicks. I love the graphic, so ethereal and graceful with the Dezz touch. :)

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    1. LOL, read the comment I wrote to LG above :) the underwater post is an old one, jsut click on the banner :PPP

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  8. HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER sounds... strange. I like almost any fantasy (except Merlin, lol) so I'll check it out.
    Love that first poster of OUAT2

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    1. lovely posters, aren't they? Hope we get some nice character pictures too before the premiere.

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    2. What I hope is that this time we won't have to wait 6 months before Oz shows the series. Siiiiiigh!

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  9. Athena sounds really promising. I'll keep an eye on it.

    The posters for Once are lovely. Hopefully season 2 will be as good as the first one.

    Thanks for all the updates Dezmond!

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    1. ATHENA could be a very nice show.
      Be welcome, glad you liked the updates :)

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  10. How to Catch a Monster sounds pretty cool; the noir elements should make it a pretty good watch :)

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  11. I was so disappointed when Hendricks had such a small role in Drive. Nice to see that film got her to do something else with Gosling.

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    1. haven't seen DRIVE, but I know they both have lots of fans :)

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  12. How to Catch a Monster sounds interesting.

    I can't keep up with all these TV shows. I find it hard watching and clearing out what's saved on DVR.

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    1. LOL, it's true, but only a few of the new shows are ever so good....

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  13. Ryan Gosling has that rare and infuriating quality - good looks and talent! :)

    Those Once Upon A Time posters are great.

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    1. I'd agree on the good body, not on the talent :PPP I don't like that Sean Peanny type of neurotic acting, but I know he has tones of fans, especially among the boys :)

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  14. I didn't catch Once Upon A Time the first season but it would be interesting to see it this year.

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    1. you must check out the first season, it's important for the story

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  15. I can not wait for Pnce Upon a Time to air!!! End of September??? That's too long!!!!

    Any word on Jamie Dornan joining the cast in flash backs or anything??? We all know that Jax loves her some of him! Yum ;)

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    1. it's just a few weeks and then it will last till summer :)
      They said he might appear in flashbacks, but it's not a high chance. who knows :) We shall have new drooling material in Julian Morris as prince Phillipe :)

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  16. I started watching Once Upon a Time and I hope the second seasone lives up to expectations!!

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    1. fingers crossed, they've said it will be totally different from the first season. Hopefully less crime and more fantasy :)

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  17. " Dahlink" and " Dezmond".
    Not much imagination or " inspiration".
    And it might have to do with pedophile Jeb Bush in " Jezdynamite".
    With Thierry Dassault's " New Violence".
    PPP's and " Pplomp" not so " fat" anymore.
    That's because Disney pulled the plug on Berriro, Gross, Caron, & all of them on Slymst with Summers.
    Who knew?
    " Dahlink" and " Da Hill".
    And who could that be?
    IRA- Hillary Melton Butcher- Nick- Nickst.
    In all that Nicaneme - Maine & Vermont .
    Also known as Nye- Dot- Com.
    With Thomas the Train.
    (# 19 )
    Getting " reddy" for " Kansas Kings"?

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    1. What??? Disney pulled the plug on Slymst with Summers???? I'm flabbergasted!

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