Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW "ALEXANDER THE GREAT" TV SHOW! MEDIEVAL "THE INQUISITION" SHOW! "ROME SWEET ROME" SF FILM! "MUD" TRAILER WITH REESE WITHERSPOON & MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY! REBECCA ROMIJN'S "KING & MAXWELL" PICKED FOR WHOLE SERIES

Amazing news from the epic front today! Our favourite scribe Michael Hirst, who created THE TUDORS and is now writing VIKINGS for History Channel, will pen ALEXANDER historical series! 8 to 12 part series will depict
 the life of Macedonian commander Alexander the Great, the military genius who conquered most of the known world before his death at 33! To be produced by German companies and with the idea to have three seasons, the show will start shooting next year. Another upcoming historical show will be THE INQUISITION, to be directed by Oscar winner Bruce Beresford (DRIVING MISS DAISY)! Internationally produced ten part lush and luscious series set in the 15th century Spain will follow the life of Diego Altas, the royal court doctor to Queen Isabella of Aragon. Born Benjamin Levi, Altas is a converted Jew, forced to denounce his heritage. At the same time, Altas uses his powerful position to resist the destructive forces of the Inquisition as he tries to save the last vestiges of religious co existence between the Moors, Christians and Jews. The clash of court and papacy in 15th century Spain is also ripe for the personal and powerful intrigue, sex and violence that’s typical of today’s global dramas and mini-series. The production should start later this year.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Warner Bros. is preparing an unusual time travelling adventure: ROME SWEET ROME will follow a group of modern day soldiers
who are sent back through time where they get forced to fight against Roman legionaries. Speaking of unusual fantasy projects, "Variety" reports that Rob Liefeld's comic book GODYSSEY will be made into a movie telling a Greek mythological tale that sees Zeus, Buddha, Ra and Pangu battle against a legion of fallen gods to save humanity. In TV news, TNT has picked up Rebecca Romijn's new drama KING AND MAXWELL to ten part series. Based on David Baldacci's novels the series will have Rebecca Romijn as Michelle Maxwell and "The Closer"'s Jon Tenney as Sean King - a pair of former Secret Service agents who now operate as private investigators. TNT will soon also announce whether they will pick up Michael Bay's apocalyptic pilot THE LAST SHIP to series as well. That one stars Rona Mitra and Eric Dane.

"MUD" TRAILER
The first trailer for new drama MUD has been released. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Shannon and Sam Shephard the film is the powerful, redemptive tale of a charismatic fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey)
 and his unlikely friendship with fourteen year old Ellis (Tye Sheridan). Ellis is determined to help his new friend escape from both the law and some very serious bounty hunters, in order to reunite Mud with his soul mate, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon)! The film will start its cinematic life later in April.

30 comments:

  1. I believe that this will be a good movie, already the production is good with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, to follow.
    Cheers .

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    1. thought you would like the historical shows more, Vincent :)

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    2. Oui les films d'action, je suis grand fan de Star Trek;)

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    3. I love STAR TREK too, Vincent.

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  2. Hmmm... I think I know now why they called him Alexander the Great, hehe!!!

    Glad to see that Matthew McConaughey is beefing up again after Dallas Buyer's Club :)

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    1. LOL
      Hope they will cast somebody great in the great role :)

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  3. Hammer-time... Rebecca is just pleasant.

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  4. I was about to say, "Isn't there already an Alexander the Great movie done by Oliver Stone that sucked ass" but then I saw your picture, and that thought emptied right out of my mind.

    Now I'm like...yes please...

    Following you again Dezzy. Thanks for the kind words you said on Donna Hole's blog. I appreciate it :) *hugs

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    1. the sole purpose of the pic was to erase all bad memories on Collin Farrell's bad perm Alexander from the minds of the masses.

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    2. LOL consider it done. I don't think I remember my name.

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    3. and Farrell's horrid blond perm isn't the only trauma left upon us from the film - everytime someone mentions Stone's ALEXANDER I hear Angelina's trying to speak English Greek by using Russian accent.....

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  5. I'd like to see Mud.

    Godyssey sounds like it could be good.

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  6. Speaking of movies about Greek gods, whatever happened to the movie they were making out of "Gods Behaving Badly"? Shouldn't it be out by now?

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    1. it should hit cinemas sometime this year, but they don't have a confirmed date. I don't think we've even seen a trailer, or have we? I forgot...
      There are tones of films opening this year which haven't had almost any marketing, no pics, no trailers and only months before the premiere... this confuses me especially since we've seen a number of nice films last year which flopped thanks to bad marketing or belated one.

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  7. HI, Dezzy,

    I must say you really know how catch the eyes of you blogger buddies. Damn.... Alexander looks carved out of Reddish-brown marble and that pic of Rebecca is sizzzzzling... You have quite the eye....

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    1. I always have a great eye ... and some other organs too LOL.... now off you go and find me a job as a photography editor at some big glossy magazine :P

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  8. Ehhh... Not really interested in these I'm afraid. Ancient peoples and little boys can't for me.

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  9. You had me at Vikings and Alexander! I will most def be on the look out for these! You amaze me with all of the info you have! :D

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    1. we do love the avalanche of historical shows which is about to hit us in following two years!

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  10. Had to stop and stare awhile at that smokin' Alexander pic. It should be incredible.

    Mud looks great. I saw Matthew in Magic Mike and wow, has he been doing some interesting stuff.

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    1. But you wish he occupied his hands with something else, yes? :P

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  11. OMG; Alexander is my new pin up poster for my bedroom! Let the fantasies commence.

    ......dhole

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    1. always here to spice up my readers' nocturnal lives :)

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  12. Some pretty, pretty pictures today.

    Happy weekend!!! =)

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  13. Rome sweet Rome remind me on a Japanese movie I've seen, about some Japanese soldiers of the second WW, who went back to the time of the samourais! I'm curious how this one will be!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. this one was written by a guy who is a winner of American quiz show JEOPARDY. A nice fella.

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