BLACK SAILS with Toby Stephens. But the latest update is that NBC is moving ahead with their own buccaneer show titled CROSSBONES! Here's the strangest piece of info - Hugh Laurie is in talks to take the lead role of the iconic swashbuckler Blackbeard in the series! According to "Deadline" the ten part epic adventure series set in 1715 would see HOUSE star playing Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, who reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, the island is unlike any other and presents a mounting threat to international commerce. To combat the threat, skilled undercover assassin Tom Lowe is sent to take down Blackbeard, but the closer he gets, the more enthralled with the community he becomes. Developed by Neil Cross (LUTHER) CROSSBONES will be television adaptation of Colin Woodard's book "The Republic of Pirates", which is set during the golden age of piracy in the early 1700s.
In the whole storm of video game movie adaptations the latest one is CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN which will be turned into an action adventure film by PULP FICTION scribe Roger Avary. The story of the video game centres on a young U.S. Army captain and a British special
agent on a top-secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon. After reaching the Castle, the heroes are confronted with Himmler's SS Paranormal Division and must fight, not only for their survival, but for a mission that could alter the course of the war. The arcade game was first released back in the 1980s!
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