Thursday, December 6, 2012

"JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL" & STEPHEN KING'S "UNDER THE DOME" TV SERIES! DANE DEHANN JOINS "THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2"! SCARY "STORAGE 24" TRAILER WITH LAURA HADDOCK, COLIN O'DONOGHUE

And the talks about the possible young actor who could take the role of Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn in THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 are over
 since it has been confirmed that Dane DeHann has won the role in the race against Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin and Alden Ehrenreich. You remember DeHann from sf sleeper hit CHRONICLE about misfit kids with strange superpowers! At the same time it has also been confirmed that Jamie Foxx will play the main villain Electro, a genius electrician who turns evil after he gets the short end of the stick from the world. Dane is also shooting dark thriller THE DEVIL'S KNOT with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, and KILL YOUR DARLINGS with Daniel Radcliffe about a murder in 1944 which draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
In TV news, according to "The Hollywood Reporter" BBC has ordered a six-part fantasy mini series based on Susanna Clarke's best-selling 
book JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELLThe story is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return, and the main heroes are a magician and his apprentice! In other news from the TV world, Stephen King's book UNDER THE DOME will be made into a show. CBS will make it into a 13 episode series. Scheduled for summer 2013 the story of the new show will be set in a small town that becomes sealed off from the rest of the world by a huge transparent dome, leaving its inhabitants to solve the mystery of what has happened.

STORAGE 24 TRAILER
Since apocalyptic themes are so very much trendy these days, all I have to show you today is a trailer for British sf film STORAGE 24 which comes out next
 January. London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (ONCE UPON A TIME's Captain Cook - Colin O'Donoghue) and Nikki (DA VINCI'S DEMONS' beauty Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?

50 comments:

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell was such a great book! A six-part mini-series is quite appropriate for it, too. I'll look forward to that one, if it ever airs in Canada.

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    1. glad to hear it's great, Allyson, I haven't read it so this makes me excited about the whole project.

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  2. Oh, I can't watch Storage 24. That trailer creeped me out! *shivers*

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    1. Yep, that monster really is something creepy, isn't it? :)

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  3. Storage 24 looks awesome. Love Noel!

    Dane Dehann, really? Good lord he's terrible and ugly to boot. Chronicle was just an incredible bore. I fell asleep trying to watch it 3 times.

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    1. Ugly? Oh, Melsy, how can you say that for the blue eyed angel? :) But I haven't watched the film, don't like spoiled brats as characters :)

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    2. I'm afraid this guy just does not appeal to me on any level. He looks like the Disney Peter Pan. :)

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    3. me likes that :) But I know you prefer the Steven Tyler type :P

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    4. You know it! Steven and Johnny Depp. Though I do have quite the thing for Norman Reedus LOL

      Ah well, our tastes run opposite, but hey, variety is awesome. ;)

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    5. I will have a lot of interesting and even deeply weird tidbits on Reedus in this Sunday's spotlight :)

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  4. "Under the Dome" fills me with equal parts excitement and dread. It could make for a fantastic limited series, but CBS doesn't exactly have a stellar track record. In their last go-round with Stephen King, they killed off his Golden Years with 1 episode remaining, denying us a finale.

    A miniseries for "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" could be interesting. I wanted to like the book, and certainly enjoyed parts of it, but I have never had a book try my patience as much as it did. If the miniseries can condense it, it might be watchable.

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    1. we shall keep our fingers crossed for King, Bob, that's all we can do.
      And we always like any fantasy or epic series :)

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  5. OMG, I'm so in love with all the movies you talked about today. I love sci-fi/end-of-world stuff and Colin Firth. Thanks for the post.

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    1. glad you liked it, Clarissa, it's a very dry period in movie news, so I'm happy that what I got makes you excited :)

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  6. I loved Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. This should be good.

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    1. glad so many people love the book :)

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  7. I loved Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, too. I just hope the miniseries does it justice. It will be interesting to see who plays the two main parts.

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    1. it seems it will be a hit if so many people love the book :)

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  8. "Storage 24" looks like an hybrid of Alien and Predator!!

    fortunately, Bard is here to save them all:

    http://samsminisworld.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-hobbit-2-bard-of-lake-town-mithril.html

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  9. Storage 24 looks like a great movie that I would want to see. I agree with Sam. The creature indeed looks like a mix of Alien and Predator but it's still looks like a great flick.

    As for the King mini-series, I saw the book was loosely based on Needful Things which I really enjoyed so maybe I'll give it a shot once it airs. I'm currently reading a book of his now so who knows, maybe I'll continue with King and read Under the Dome next?

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    1. I'm not sure but I think it's a relatively newer work from King. One of my publishers has rights on him for my country.

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  10. I'm not a big fan of Superman and I don't know who his friends or villians are. I just couldn't get into the comic as a kid.

    Jonathon Strange sounds wonderful. I haven't read the book but mixing Napoleonics with fantasy is too good to miss. And after Merline being gone, I'll need the BBC to give me my magic in another form.

    I doubt that I'll see Storage 24 as I'm a bit tired of the theme. But they've added the alien to it and the graphics on the beastie will be a big draw.

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    1. You mean Spiderman :) I find most of the superheroes boring because they're all overly dark and morbid.
      It's good to know that BBC won't leave us dry without magic :)

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  11. I'm glad to hear there will be a BBC mini-series of JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL -- I often looked at the book in the bookstore but it was so friggin big I never had the nerve to try to read it.

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    1. So it is a big book? There will be more material for mini series episodes :)

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  12. Finally some good new, lol!! I am currently in the midst of reading 'Jonathan Strange' for a second time. I read it last winter and loved it SO much. The whole time, I kept thinking it would eventually be made into something... Same thing with 'Under the Dome' - it's the perfect story for a mini-series.

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    1. what a lovely coincidence, then, Jane :) Than I brought you some good news today!

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  13. I wonder what harry osborn's role will be in spiderman 2?

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    1. I've no idea, Adam, guess Peter needs friends in the film

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  14. I think I'd need someone to hold my hand while I watched Storage 24 ;)

    Oh, and I LOVE that pic of Dane. Very nice.

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    1. Glad you liked the picture of Dane, Lyndy, makes you wanna fall in love with his eyes, yes? :)

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  15. I wasn't impressed with chronicle; but that wasn't the actors' fault. Not well developed story concept. 24 looks good. I'm a Stephen King fan, but I'm having troubles reading Under The Dome. Starts too slow and methodical. Plus, I keep thinking the story will be the same as Desperation. My sister gave me 11/22/63 and the first few pages have gripped me; more like his original writings. I'm sure I'll watch the series though.

    ........dhole

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    1. I think I read only one of King's books back when I was a kid, but I don't remember which one. He is too dark for me.

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  16. Hey, DEZZY,

    So much going on ... Should be interesting to see the results.

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  17. Storage 24 looks like it could be worth a watch!

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  18. So this is like Spiderman 5 right?

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  19. Wow! That is a whole big bunch of entertainment to look forward to...except for the Stephen King project. The last few things they did if his works have just been a big disappointment.

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    1. yep, that goes for films based on his works too. I remember how MIST was bad...

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    2. I quite like The Mist.
      The change in the ending is a fun alternative.

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    3. Glad someone liked it :) I only liked the music

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  20. Finally!!! I have been wwaiting for more news on Under The Dome, one of my favorite books by my most fav author!!

    The book is AMAZING! I just hope the series do justice to his book...unlike The Shining.

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  21. 'a mystery predator is hunting them one by one..' Is that a fact? Well, at least it's got an original plot! I hope it scares the hell out of me for saying that.

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    1. well ya can't be too original when predators lurk around....

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  22. Good thing they've shown us its good looks already, so we won't be suprised :)

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