Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"THE SNOW QUEEN" ANIMATED TRAILER! RZA HELMS "GENGHIS KHAN"! "MERLIN"'S SIR GWAIN EOIN MACKEN IN NBC'S "AFTER HOURS"! NEW "MILA 2.0" SF SHOW

One of the most beloved knights from BBC's MERLIN show, Irish hunk Eoin Macken, who plays the gentle and honourable sir Gwain in the fantasy show, has been cast in
NBC's pilot AFTER HOURS which will focus on the overnight shift in the emergency department of the San Antonio Medical Centre. Macken will star as former Army medic who comes into conflict with his bosses over his unorthodox approach to emergency medicine. Although Macken didn't have big roles before he got noticed in MERLIN, he did also play in THE TUDORS and in another historical epic CENTURION in which he played one of the warriors. He was much more successful as a top model working for big names such as Ralph Lauren and companies like GQ and Abercrombie and Fitch. It is interesting that besides getting a degree in psychology he also managed to direct a few films.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
According to "The Hollywood Reporter" rapper turned director, RZA, whose THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST is about to open in cinemas
this weekend, will also direct the new biopic on one of the most savage and bloodthirsty tyrants in history GENGHIS KHAN. For this, RZA will return to China to shoot the film about the Mongolian warlord which is written by CONAN THE BARBARIAN's John Millius who was originally supposed to helm the project. Deadline reports that GREY'S ANATOMY creator Shonda Rhimes will produce television adaptation of MILA 2.0, a book by Debra Driza which is yet to be released in March next year. The sf show will revolve around an android named MILA - or Mobile Intel Life-like Android - who develops human emotions, as well as the plight of her scientist 'mother'.

THE SNOW QUEEN TRAILER
Now, here is something delightful. The first trailer for long anticipated Russian animated film THE SNOW QUEEN which is supposed to hit Russian
 cinemas later this year on December 31st, the New Year Eve. Produced by Russia's famous director Timur Bekmam- betov (who earlier this year helmed ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER), the film is based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, which follows a boy called Kai who is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen. His sister Gerda embarks on a quest to rescue him with the aid of the Queen's put-upon troll minion. As you might remember, Disney has also been developing their own version of Snow Queen for many years now, and it is supposed to be a hand drawn animated feature in the vein of Disney's classics.

28 comments:

  1. MILA 2.0 sounds too much like the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica and Caprica.

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    1. it does? I wouldn't be surprised, not many original things in today's books :(

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  2. I seen animated and came running....guess I'll have to keep on running until I get to Russia if I want to see it!

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    1. mother Russia will greet you with warm embrace, Dan :) They have vodka too...

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  3. I would love to see Eoin after hours at my place-oooh lala. I do hope the show makes a go of it even if I have to wait for Netflix to carry it.

    The Genghis Kahn film sounds quite intriguing. Kahn was a horror of a man and so were his sons. They put the heads of the men they killed into slingers and hurled them over the battlements. And on those tiny steppe pony's they managed to conquer an empire. I'll watch it for the history but not for the gore, which it must have to be correct.

    Snow Queen looks enchanting darling. I've still to see the Abraham Lincoln film, but it's on my list.

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    1. we do like that Eoin is moving on with his career. It would be such a waste not seeing him after MERLIN.

      I know it all about Genghis, Atilla and other atrocious Huns and Mongols, darling, I live in the area which is their ancient ground in Europe... they were animals. Where they passed nothing ever grew again... They were like Orcs... even worse. Hungary was founded upon their tribes, darling, and it is just 10km away from me.

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    2. Orcs is a good description of them. I sometimes think they were possessed by demons or not really of the human species at all. Some sort of hybrid creature. To live so close to where such horrors as this occurred is bone chilling. The ground must be haunted still and crying out for healing.

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    3. it is interesting that as nation, Hungarians are still extremely introvert and closed within their own circles. They have almost no contact with foreign languages, and even in my country a huge number of their people speak only Hungarian and refuse to learn Serbian... kinda like Turks in Germany. They are very etnocentric if I can call it that.

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  4. Thank you for the man candy. That was a sweet dessert after my lunch.

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    1. that's the candy I'm giving away to trick and treaters :)

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  5. I gotta get me some troll minions to go with my flying monkeys. :P

    Cute clip. :)

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    1. that's what we all need in today's world :)) Beside the slow lorises squad, naturally :)

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    2. I just got my flying monkey miniatures in the post last week :P

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  6. I'm enchanted by Eoin! ;D
    Snow Queen looks fun! I love frosty flicks during the holiday season~
    Hope you are doing well!
    Been baking any cakes, lately?

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    1. it's not difficult to get enchanted by his charms :) Hell, I'd marry him myself :)

      Nope, haven't baked anything for months and months ever since my surgeries :( Hope to change my life soon and bake again.

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    2. I hope you are getting better every day!
      Thanks for the treat ;D
      I know I took a flip flop fall and my ankle is still swollen. Sending you healing wishes n' hugs!

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    3. awaiting the third one... hoping for the best :)

      Oh, hope your ankle gets better soon, Christmas baking awaits us in no time :)

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  7. Snow Queen looks good. And by good I mean something that my girlfriend might be interested in watching.

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    1. it's always nice when you get an opportunity to please your missus, Damien :)

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  8. Snow Queen looks pretty good! I do love Hans Christian Andersen.

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  9. ...adorable trailer for Snow Queen!

    Thanks Dez ;)

    El

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    1. be welcome, El, glad you like it :)

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  10. Love me Sir Gawain! He is making me have hot flashes in those jeans. Whoa! Not much for medical shows, but I will be watching him for sure.

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    1. Eoin sure is hot as hell... people like him should be arrested because they're way too lethal to walk the streets hot like that :)

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  11. That Snow Queen one is pretty cute, quite surprised to see Timur Bekmambetov directed it!

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