Saturday, February 23, 2013

AKSEL HENNIE JOINS DWAYNE JOHNSON IN "HERCULES" EPIC! LUKE MITCHELL & PEYTON LIST IN "TOMORROW PEOPLE" SF SERIES! "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS" BOOK GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION

Some nice news from new historical adventure HERCULES which stars Dwayne Johnson (who recently admitted that this is his
lifelong dream project about which he dreamt ever since he was a little kid): they have started with the casting and the first to join Dwayne is brilliant Norwegian actor and director Aksel Hennie who will play Tydeus, a close friend of Hercules, who is dual axe wielding madman that is required to be chained while he sleeps. Brett Ratner's film, scheduled for August 2014, will see the son of Zeus as a mortal with a intimidating reputation who leads a group of mercenaries on a mission after they begin to suspect the motives of their vicious employer Cotys, the King of Thrace. The film will leave out the mythical elements and will portray HERCULES as a warrior. We shall watch Aksel Hennie in another epic film - THE LAST KNIGHTS which stars Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman - adventure epic following a band of warriors who set out to avenge their leader's murder!

  TOMORROW PEOPLE 
In television news today, yet another of CW's supernatural and fantasy pilots for new series, TOMORROW PEOPLE has started the
 casting process. The US remake of the popular 1970's British show of the same name, will follow a bunch of young people and teens with super powers which they used to fight evil around the world. Produced by ARROW and VAMPIRE DIARIES producers, the show will have lovely Peyton List from MAD MEN in the lead role of Cara, a young woman with special powers who is described as both trustworthy and serious. Australian hunkster Luke Mitchell is another addition to the cast and he will play John Young, a member of the team who specialises in teleportation and who is instrumental in recruiting other gifted people to the group. He will also be Cara's love interest! As most other Oz hunks, Luke has starred in HOME AND AWAY and in NEIGHBOURS!

  FAULT IN OUR STARS 
And you have probably heard by now that 2012 bestselling novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green has been sold for movie
adaptation! The acclaimed novel will be turned into a movie by Fox and SAFE HEAVEN and TWILIGHT producers with Josh Boone (he directed the WRITERS film which I've recently mentioned with a trailer, which stars Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman) directing. The story of the book revolves around a teenage girl stricken with terminal cancer who falls for a boy in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. Shailene Woodley, from DESCENDANTS, DIVERGENT and THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2, and young Hailee Steinfeld, from TRUE GRIT and ROMEO AND JULIET, are currently in the run for the lead role!

36 comments:

  1. Good stuff there Dezzy. I've been otherwise occupied off-line which is why I haven't been by, but I wanted to wish you a good weekend :)

    .......dhole

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    1. thanks, Donnzie, wishing you the same :)

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  2. Ooh, I just picked up The Fault in Our Stars to read soon. Heard really great things about it. John Green is a fantastic writer.

    And Hercules should be fun. The Rock was made for that role. :))

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    1. He seems rather nice, I wouldn't mind translating the book.
      Indeed he was :) Too bad he chose such a horrid director to helm the film

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    2. I agree with Luanne; John Green is an amazing writer! But do you think he actually got to choose who directed the film?

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    3. I meant the Rock film, Marcy :) He chose Brett Ratner who is one of the most despised ones in Hollywood.

      When it comes to writers, they definitely do not and cannot choose the directors for their adaptations. That is why I would find it difficult selling a work of mine to Hollywood.

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  3. What?????? No picture of The Rock to give my weekend a fabulous start????

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    1. Pffttt... I've spoilt you too much :)

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  4. Hey, that's not fun. Where is the picture of THE ROCK?

    I am anxious to read your take on the Oscar Awards!!!

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    1. Oooh, you can expect exclusive fashion report from Oscar red carpet here on Monday :) I personally can't wait to see what Catherine Zeta Jones will wear!

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  5. Like I told you before, I don't really know The Rock's work, but I think he's really nice looking and I think he'd look good as Hercules.

    Oooh we will be dishing on Monday then. Looking forward to it darling :)

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    1. I like him because he likes to star in family movies too, not just in action.

      There will be tones of our fave celebs at the Oscars this year, hope they will all dress up nicely :) I'm only shocked that K-Stew will be presenting an Oscar. WTH? Don't they have any standards there anymore? Kinda like if they would let Kesha present a Grammy or something....

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    2. I hope their designers know how to dress them. Honestly sometimes I wonder what the designers are thinking. When you dress a celeb, they should make your work look fabulous.

      No, no standards at all. The St Patrick stuff is out on the shelves right now. The Spawn took a pic and either she or I am going to post it. You'll be shocked by it.

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    3. Yep, and the fact that only one gown in five years truly amazes me is also very peculiar. Either me has too much taste, or other people have it not at all :)

      Ooohh, is it St Patrick's day soon? Just checked over at Wikipedia, they say it's on March 17th! Lovely! I was wondering what to put in my layout instead of the hearts, so from March 1st I shall make it an Irish month with green shamrocks as the layout theme in your honour, dahlink!

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  6. Oh Dezmond! I know, that yellow sweater into a scarf would be amazing. My next fashion feature is going to be on scarves. yay! Did you see Johnny Depp on Letterman? What do you know about the new Lone Ranger Movie?

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    1. I do love me scarves, Renae, I think I have about a dozen woolen ones, but I wear only the dashing and comfy ones with refined combinations of colours since I'm all very posh :)

      We don't have Latterman here in Central Europe. If you use search button in the right sidebar you can find trailers and pics for LONE RANGER :)

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  7. With all due respect to The Rock (who will likely do a great job), it will be hard to replace Kevin Sorbo as my favourite Hercules.

    Now, if he could somehow get Michael Hurst to even cameo as Iolaus, then I might be impressed. :)

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    1. I agree... There is only 1 Hercules and his name is Kevin Sorbo!!!

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    2. And there is only one Xena - Lucy Lawless :))) If you ask me there is only one Caesar too - Karl Urban. Ever since he played the emperor in HERCULES and XENA I always imagine him when reading about Caesar.

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  8. it's been awhile since a good Hercules film

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    1. yep, ages.... there was that TV mini series with that Telpher hunk, but it was a bad project

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  9. Hercules and The Last Knights.....I'm sorted!

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  10. Ooh! Tomorrow People. I'll be keen to see that. I remember seeing some shows when I was a kid. A remake will hopefully be fantastic, especially with those producers.

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    1. should be a good one, Chris, if they don't make it too teeny

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  11. So Tomorrow People is kind of like Misfits?

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    1. yep, without the little criminals :)

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  12. And it had better be a good movie adaptation. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

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    1. oh, you is alive, ,Blue Grumpster? I thought you was pregnant or something :)

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    2. Thanks, Dezz. It's all part of the game. :)

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  13. Something tells me that the hubby is going to love the new series, Tomorrow People, which means I'll be watching it by default LOL

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    1. should be fun, they've just cast two other actors for the show today :) I think one of them is from LOST.

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  14. I'm there for anything that Dwayne does. Man, he is so HOT!! I have to fan myself just thinking about him scantily clad as Hercules. ;P

    What an interesting film for Hailee or Shailene. It should be a good one.

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    1. I wonder what will they do with his exotic tattoos?

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