Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"MOCKINGBIRD LANE" TRAILER WITH JERRY O'CONNELL & PORTIA DE ROSI! AARON PAUL HAS "NEED FOR SPEED"! NBC "THE 6TH GUN" SUPERNATURAL WESTERN! DOUGLAS BOOTH FIGHTS MEDIEVAL ZOMBIES IN "STRONGHOLD"

Few years ago I reported on comic book STRONGHOLD being made into a movie and now we have some updates: according to "MovieHole" Stellan Skarsgard (“Thor”) and Douglas Booth (NOAH, ROMEO AND JULIET) have taken the lead roles. The rather unusual story is based on Paul Finch’s medieval comic about a group of British knights who go into battle against a horde of Welsh zombies in medieval Europe. Booth and Skarsgard will thus play together again after ROMEO AND JULIET, in this story which follows a team of heroic knights who have just conquered the land of Wales. On their way back to the castle they call home, they happen upon an unforeseen enemy – one that never fixed on battling, the undead. Seems the Welsh have been conquered and killed, but the enemy has risen again as zombies.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Super charming Aaron Paul from BREAKING BAD, will lead the cast in Dreamwork's movie adaptation of NEED FOR SPEED video game according to "The Hollywood Reporter". As you know, the game is based on racing cars and high speed and the movie will be "rooted in the tradition of the great car-culture films of the '70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise". The same time reports about LOST's Carlton Cuse developing NBC TV show out of THE SIXTH GUN graphic novel. The supernatural western is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl dark forces reawaken.

MOCKINGBIRD LANE TRAILER
A few weeks ago, HOLLYWOOD SPY wrote about the NBC's new show MOCKINGBIRD LANE and today I have the trailer for it. In the meantime it was decided that the show won't get the green light, but the pilot will be aired as a TV film in the celebration of Halloween on October 26th.
If successful it's possible it will get the 13 episode order. Bryan Fuller's (PUSHING DAISIES) reboot of classic show "Munsters" follows the adventures of the Munster family of charming monsters: Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. The cast in the remake is lead by always charming Jerry O'Connell from SLIDERS, who now plays the patriarch of the Munster family - Herman, the Frankenstein. Stepping into the role of Herman's vampire wife Lily is gorgeous Portia de Rossi. British star Eddie Izzard plays grandpa, an ancient vampire,
Lily's father. Little Mason Cook will play Lily's and Herman's only son Eddie, who is a werewolf. The cast also includes British actress Charity Wakefield as Marilyn, TV hunk Cheyenne Jackson as Scout Master Steve, a widower and leader of Eddie's scout troop who becomes smitten with Lily.

49 comments:

  1. Need for speed? isn't that just breaking bad all over again.

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    1. is it? I haven't been watching BREAKING BAD :)

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  2. I watched one episode of Breaking Bad, saw that it was bad and turned it off.
    I really like Izzard and enjoy watching him work. Loved him in Across the Universe and his standup is great when it's great. If I had a telly, I'd give it a watch.

    Sent you and email darling.

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    1. yep, I'm guessing BB has some kind of different humour which appeals only to a certain part of the audience, I probably wouldn't like it either, Annzie.
      Izzard is hilarious in this one :)
      Received it, will answer immediatelly, hope you will get to read it soon.

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  3. FIST IN THE AIR... for the remake-rebutt of the Munsters... I say look away, look away...

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    1. what, you no likey? I quite liked the visual side of the reboot, but I, admittedly, haven't seen the original show :)

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    2. fist in the air, watch the original... then think how a comedy show will be funnier jerry [i haven't had one success since sliders, oops i mean working at white castle] with him in the lead... he is a secondary actor, he makes some in the leas look better.

      don't get me wrong, i like him... just not as a lead role. as for the rest of it... you need to watch one episode of the original... i will check back on your progress.

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    3. secondary actor, he makes some [someone] in the leas [lead] look better....

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    4. pfft... he married Rebecca Romijn, officially the hottest lady on the planet, doesn't that make him the most successful man on Earth? :)

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  4. Can't wait to heard more news about Stronghold :)

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  5. You know I'm rooting for the Welsh zombies. :))

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    1. as I knew you would :PPP We've never seen historical zombies, so it could be interesting :)

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    2. I hope they have zombie dragons who swoop down on the knights too. Has anyone written about zombie dragons yet? If not, I should get busy on that. :PP

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    3. indeed you should, dragons deserve their zombies too :)
      You know what else is new? I'm just writing a spotlight on DA VINCI'S DEMONS epic show (have stunning first pics :), and you will love the fact that it is being entirely shot in Wales and will feature their castles too :)

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    4. Ooh, excellent. I am already aching to go back to Wales. And I'm very excited for this Da Vinci show. Will of course tune it for that. :)

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    5. I'm just trying to find the right day to schedule the spotlight :) The cast for that show is sinfully hot, I'm all sweating already :)

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  6. I haven't watched Breaking Bad even though I hear such great things about it. Seeing what you said to Anne, I wonder if it would appeal to my warped sense of humor?

    Mockingbird Lane...I'm not sure what to think to be quite honest. I really loved the original.

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    1. you'd probably like it, Elsie :PPP
      I loved the scene in the trailer when Portia materializes out of spiders :)

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    2. Oh now, Dezzy, you know I hate creepy crawly spiders! We just watched Arachnophobia over the weekend and I was squealing like a tween. =PPP

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    3. really? :) I once had two spiders, Andrey and Sergey on my ceiling :) Lovely boys, they kept me protected from mosquitoes :)

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  7. I wondered what Portia has been up to lately besides being Mrs. Ellen. I used to watch the original Munsters all the time in black and white no less.

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    1. she's been dressing in spidery haute couture gowns as the trailer shows :)

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  8. Is Stellan Skarsgard related to Alexander? And is he as handsome? :)

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    1. they are very much related, Kelly :) And the uncle is in the game too :) You have Stellan's pic in my ROMEO AND JULIET spotlight from this Sunday

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  9. lol at Mockingbird Lane. It's a shame I probably won't get to see it.
    That pic of Douglas Booth makes him look like a vampire.

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    1. he does look very pale on that pic :) He was quite a top model before he turned to acting.

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    2. I love Mockingbird Lane trailer but I would like see more LOL
      huggs Dezz

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    3. Glad you liked it, Gloria :)

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  10. I predict that Mockingbird Lane will sink like a stone.

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    1. it might not, since it airs in the Halloween weekend :)

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  11. Mockingbird Lane looks kind of silly, but with Eddie Izzard in there I hope it does well.

    Jamie

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  12. Remakes, comics and cartoons; is there anything new out there?

    .........dhole

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    1. not really, Donnzie, if you don't count the wonderful epic and fantasy shows :)

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  13. Jerry O'Connell doesn't exactly scream Herman Munster to me...

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    1. but he is so cute in the role, though...

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  14. Hehehe : "Jerry O'Connell from SLIDERS" >> for me, he is always Jerry O'Connell from My Secret Identity ;)

    His movie looks good by the way.

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    1. never heard of that one, Novia :)

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    2. That was his TVseries when he was still a kid. I watched it when I was, also, a kid.

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    3. his brother is also an actor. And his wife too :)

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  15. When I first moved to the south, I lived on Mockingbird Lane~lol
    Eddie Izzard will bring it! Jerry O'Connell is fun to watch-should be intriguing~

    I love Jessie yo! I mean Aaron Paul~ I will miss Breaking Bad-
    Thanks Dezzy! ;D

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    1. you did? :) Does that mean you have little werewolf kids? :PP
      The cast is great in the project!

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  16. Stronghold aounds incredible as does The Sixth Gun. Can't wait for those. :)

    I was a HUGE Munsters fan growing up and I'm not sure about this re-imagining, but I will give it a shot as I love Eddie, Portia and Jerry.

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    1. I'm curious about THESIXTH GUN too, Melsy, and I know you like your cowboys :)

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  17. I liked the original Munsters, but this one looks new and a little edgier. Hope it works :)

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