Monday, February 25, 2013

DRAGONS FLY IN 1ST "GAME OF THRONES" SEASON 3 TRAILER! JOHN STAMOS IN "I AM VICTOR"! YAEL GROBGLAS IN SF EPIC "SELECTION"! NICHOLAS SPARKS "THE LONGEST RIDE" MOVIE ADAPTATION! JASON CLARKE & KODI SMIT MCPHEE IN "DAWN OF THE PLANET OF APES"

In television news today, some pilot casting updates: John Stamos has landed the lead role in NBC's new show I AM VICTOR in which he will play Los Angeles' most sought after divorce attorney, Victor Port, a charismatic man who is unapologetically blunt and has an original perspective on relationships. The character will be similar to Hugh Laurie's HOUSE. Meanwhile, over at CW, after they've found their Mary Queen of Scots in Adelaide Kane for their new epic show REIGN, they also found the lead actress for their sf epic SELECTION. Israeli actress Yael Grobglas will star in the epic romance centring on a working-class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince's hand to become the nation's next queen. Balancing her loyalty to family, true love and the kingdom, she must attempt to remain true to herself as she navigates the cutthroat competition and palace intrigue, all while a budding rebellion threatens to topple the crown.

  MOVIE HEADLINES 
In movie news, the upcoming sequel DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has landed first two actors: Jason Clarke and young Kodi Smit McPhee will take the lead roles in the story set 15 years after the first film following a group of scientists trying to survive in the new world overrun by apes. The story will also deal with Caesar (Andy Serkis), the ape leader who is having trouble controlling the animals in his kingdom. The film is being directed by CLOVERFIELD's Matt Reeves. And yet another heartwarming story from Nicholas Sparks, whose SAFE HEAVEN is doing fine currently at the box office, has been sold for movie adaptation: Fox will adapt his novel THE LONGEST RIDE which will be published this September and they bought it for amazing $5 million! The first part of the plot begins with a 90-year-old stuck in his car after a major crash. He begins seeing visions of his late lover, and the life they had built together. The other story follows a young bull rider who falls in love with a college history major, despite coming from different backgrounds. A mysterious occurrence brings both of these couples together.

  GAME OF THRONES
 SEASON 3 TRAILER 
And probably the biggest piece of news this weekend was the first trailer for the third season of popular epic show GAME OF THRONES which will premier March 31st at HBO. The marketing has been rather bad or almost nonexistant so far, with no posters, no real trailers, no plots from the new season, so this trailer might finally show you at least something of what will be happening in the third run of the show which will introduce some new characters too such as  Wildling leader Mance Rayder played by Ciaran Hinds and the Lady Olenna the Queen of Thorns played by Diana Rigg. Two good things in the trailer: beautiful music and the first look of princess Daenerys' grown up dragons :) Ten new episodes will be based on the third book in George R.R. Martin's epic saga A STORM OF SWORDS! The musicians Will Champion, drummer of Coldplay, and Gary Lightbody, the singer of Snow Patrol, will make cameo appearances!  

19 comments:

  1. Some interesting faces in Game of Thrones. Faces with some character.

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    1. yep, most of the previous characters in the show have been rather boring and deeply miscast, hope this season will be more interesting in that way. And less morbid.

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  2. I always love the posters from Game of Thrones, especially those of John Snow. My characters are going to face a bad winter and will be similarly clad in ugly furs. But, of course, we know GRRM steals all my ideas first. :PP

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    1. Oooh, I do love facing a bad winter, and always wanted to have a self-retaining polar fortress in Siberia :) But I'd never wear any fur since I don't think I'd like if a bunny wore my skin on him :)

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    2. I heard a rumour that GRRM hacked into some really talented female authors computer and stole almost the entire concept of the series from her. Now I find out that it's true and that I know the woman he stole from. He's a very, very bad man.

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    3. I shall put my penguins on task to investigate the case!

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  3. The problem with these adaptations is when the people they choose for the roles don't match my vision of them. I'm almost glad I don't have television - almost.

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    1. I'd agree that about 90% actors in GOT are seriously miscast. That show has tones of deeply unnoticeable faces in most of the roles.

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  4. This is horribly catty, but John Stamos makes my skin crawl. Icky, icky, icky.

    I still haven't seen Game Of Thrones. If it doesn't come out on Netflix, I may have to buy it from Amazon when it's cheap to see :)

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    1. LOL :) Rebecca Romijn seems to like him :)

      I'm not a huge fan of GOT, one of the weaker epic shows, too many bad details and unfocused direction.

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  5. I infrequently have HBO, so haven't been able to follow Game of Thrones. I think I'd rather start reading the books though.

    Do you think Andy Serkis will ever land a role he gets to be a human in, lol.

    .......dhole

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    1. there are quite a lot of books in the saga to read, you know :P
      I wonder if Andy will ever get an Oscar for the work he does :)

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  6. Love Game of Thrones, so excited for the new season, last I saw they fed my zombie appetite! And my childhood taught me you can never have too many Planet of the Apes movies.

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    1. ah, yes, the last season did end with zombie outbreak :) Those zombies seem to be everywhere these days...

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  7. OMG, I CAN'T wait. I've been anxious since the end of the last season. Yes, I'm a die hard fan of GoT. That trailer is such a tease. I want it to air now.

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    1. they should release a longer one, it's less than a month till the premiere!

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  8. Dezzy - Love the pics for Game of Thrones as well as the trailer. Wow!!!

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  9. I have got to catch up on Game of Thrones. Now I want to know if teh GRRM hack thing is true. If it is, that makes me furious!

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