Friday, February 1, 2013

"MERLIN'S" KATIE MCGRATH JOINS JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS IN "DRACULA"! NEW "THE MUPPETS AGAIN!" PICTURES, "JACK THE GIANT SLAYER" & "ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH" POSTERS!

Oooh! Exciting news for NBC's upcoming new historical show DRACULA in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers will take off the crown he wore in THE TUDORS and put on some nasty fangs in order to portray the title role. MERLIN's star Katie McGrath, who played Morgana in the BBC epic show, has joined the cast and will play Lucy Westenra, a London socialite who is friends with Mina Murray - to be played by Arrow's Jessica De Gouw! Nonso Anozie from GAME OF THRONES is another addition to the cast and will appear as Renfield, the loyal accomplice of Dracula. The ten part series will be set in the 1890s London, where Dracula acts as an American businessman whose true aim is to seek revenge on those who ruined his life. However, his plans are thwarted when he falls in love with Mina, who resembles his deceased wife. Mina, who is described as forward-thinking, clever and independent, is the only female studying medicine at London's University College.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Now, you already know that after the recent success, our favourite Muppets are coming back. The official new title of the sequel is THE MUPPETS... AGAIN! The film is currently shooting in Britain for a 2014 release. The first pictures have been released showing
Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest of the gang at London subway, and with Ricky Gervais who joins the cast along with Tina Fey! The sequel takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas,
as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine - the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit - and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two (Gervais)! The film will have tones of celebrity cameos!
You can also check out two lovely new posters for JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, epic adventure starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy and Ian McShane, which hits theatres March 1st and follows a farmer's son Jack who unwittingly opens a gateway between the giants' world and ours, and must step up and fight for what he believes in, and for the love of a fair princess!

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH CHARACTER POSTERS
And freshly released from The Weinstein Company are new character posters for animated adventure ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH which opens up in cinemas February 14th right on Valentines Day! The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA no-nonsense 
chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds
himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing.
As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!

48 comments:

  1. Escape from planet earth
    I just show this extract has my daughter she told me dad is when we'll see
    Good movie Dezmond
    Cheers

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    1. he he... glad that you will take your daughter to see the film, Vincent :) Lots of animated films this year in the cinemas!

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  2. Looking like some stuff I might enjoy.

    Did you ever see Monster House?

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    1. maybe, I don't remember which one is it, Ivy.

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    2. It's a cartoon animated sorta movie. I'm not sure how old. Really enjoy it.

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  3. Dracula......something to get my teeth into.....sorry!

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    1. hope it will be a juicy bite when it comes out!

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  4. Another Dracula movie? Hmmmmm. Intrigued.

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  5. Love Ricky Gervais! And the Muppets too, of course.

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    1. beware of that Animal lad, the one beating the drums... with his head....

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  7. Escape from Planet Earth looks like super fun. I LOVE the animation.

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    1. oh, I wouldn't have known that you love animation if you didn't just tell me :PPP

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  8. Muppets, Ricky Gervais, and Tina Fey? Sounds like mayhem!! I like. :))

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    1. Can't wait for Miss Piggy's and Animal's new adventures, they are my fave :)

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  9. Fun stuff on the muppets and trailer ~

    What intrigues me is the Dracula series with the cast and plot ~ Interesting ~

    Have a good weekend Dezzy ~

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    1. DRACULA should be interesting, Grace! Hope NBC makes it good.

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  10. Still eagerly anticipating Dracula :) The Muppets will be hilarious with Tina Fey & Ricky Gervais.

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    1. can't wait to get first pics from DRACULA :)

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  11. I recently saw a Ricky Gervais standup comedy show - it was one of the funniest (and very clever) routines I've seen in years. The Muppet movies have always been a favourite of mine too so the combination should be a real hoot!

    At the mention of 'historical' I first thought they'd be going back to good old Vlad Dracule in good old Trannsylvannia fighting off the Turkish hordes - now THAT would be a grisly vampire movie - but no, its yet another set in Victorian London. Can't say it inspires me to see it as its been done to death (film-wise) already - regardless of how smokin' hawt young Kate is!

    Cheerz Chika Dez
    Doc

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    1. Don't fear, Doc, over in my sidebar in FEATURED SHOWS section you also have VLAD DRACULA, that one is supposed to come from Spartacus creator over at Starz and will be more historical!

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  12. I hope Ricky Gervais and Miss Piggy hook up in the movie.

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    1. I hope they have a French kiss together too

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  13. Hi, Dezzy,

    LOVE the MUPPETS.... YAY for their return! Those Escape Earth posters are awesome! Great colors!

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    1. yep, Michael, kids will love those colours on ESCAPE posters!

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  14. Katie McGrath as the seductive Lucy? Is it suddenly warm in here, or is it just me?

    Jamie

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    1. I'm expecting a very erotic show from NBC given the cast they've chosen....

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  15. Escape from Planet Earth already looks way better than Mars needs Moms.

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    1. yep, MARS NEEDS MOM was rather boring.

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  16. Jack the Giant Slayer looks good - great cast, too!

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    1. it should be one of the very few epic adventures this year in cinemas.

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  17. You know I love JRM, but the thing I'm most excited about is the Muppets in London. With Gervais in it, that makes it even better. And Tina as well-brilliant

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    1. I don't get Tina's humour, but you know I do love me Miss Piggy :) And Animal! And those two grumpy old men at the balcony!

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  18. I haven't seen the new muppets yet

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  19. I love the posters.

    I have a special place in my heart for The Muppets. They remind me of childhood.

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    1. glad you like them, Medeia, they're lovely

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  20. The Muppets looks adorable and I'm a big fan of Tina Fey. I can't wait for the trailers to be released!

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    1. Should be real fun with the Muppets!

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  21. I love seeing that Katie is doing new things. I've been watching the last season of Merlin, and I'm not looking forward to it ending. But I guess it's inevitable. I do want to find out if Bradley James has got any bigger projects lined up. I think he's just gorgeous and needs to have a good movie (nothing cheesy) that has a great plot so that he can show Americans what he can do. I think that those kinds of roles can be difficult to snag though since everyone wants them.

    The Giant movie looks terrible. I look at it and think...oh Ewan McGregor...has your career fallen so much? But then I think it's weird that I don't bust his chops for being in Star Wars. Maybe I'm prejudiced because every Star Wars movie is going to be as cheesy as that Jack the Giant Killer movie is. Only for some reason, I can dismiss my prejudice because it's Star Wars.

    My favorite line Ewan McGregor ever said was delivered in this awful sci-fi movie with Scarlet Johansen where he talked about philandering and had to define it as "lots and lots of sex."

    I was like...mmhmm, if I looked like Ewan McGregor, I'd be a huge slut.

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    1. I still didn't gather strenght to watch the last season of MERLIN since I cannot bear to watch that horrible Guinevere as the queen.

      Sadly, I think that so far, Bradley is the only one without future projects. Colin has a guest role in a BBC new series, Kathie goes to DRACULA and even Eoin Macken has a gig in a new medical show in USA, not to mention that my beloved Tom Hopper will star in BLACK SAILS pirate shows.

      I kinda like GIANT SLAYER movie, and will always defend epic adventures even when they are bad (which might not be the case with this one) and I love Ewan for making choices like this. He is just playful and warm, like Brendan Fraser. And I will forever love him for starring in two of my fave films MOULIN ROUGE and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN.

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  22. No matter how old I get, I will always watch a Muppet movie. Always.

    And OH...I saw the preview for Jack the Giant Slayer and I can't wait to see it!! The new posters look great!

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    1. they're trying to catch up after a long delayed marketing campaign with a bunch of really nice posters, but I'm afraid the fanboys have been trashing the film already around their lurking places :( It is one of the very few movies I'm looking forward to this year.

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  23. I'm just getting caught up with all the news here. You do such a fine job keeping me in the loop!

    And I CAN NOT believe Rhys Meyers is going to be Dracula! I wish I had that channel!

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    1. glad you appriciate the work, Terry :)

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