Monday, March 11, 2013

EXTREMELY THRILLING "THE PHILOSOPHERS" TRAILER WITH JAMES D'ARCY, GEORGE BLAGDEN! JOEL KINNAMAN, LIAM NEESON TO "RUN ALL NIGHT"! MARK RYLANCE CAST IN BBC "WOLF HALL" EPIC SERIES! MELISSA GEORGE IN "GOTHICA" SHOW!

One of the rising stars that we like, Joel Kinnaman from THE KILLING show whom we shall also watch soon in the sf remake of ROBOCOP, has landed another role. He will join Irish star Liam Neeson in action thriller RUN ALL NIGHT which revolves around a hitman (Liam Neeson) who must take out his former mafia boss to protect his family. Joel Kinnaman will play the assassin's estranged son, a chauffeur who witnesses a murder, putting his life in danger. And it seems that beside at least two Frankenstein films this year, NBC's upcoming epic show DRACULA with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (click for extreme nudity), and ABC's new fantasy show GOTHICA which will see Dracula, Van Helsing and Dorian Grey in modern settings, we shall also see all the horror monsters assemble together in MONSTER X movie. Planned as THE AVENGERS of horror genre, the film will feature classic creatures such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Mr. Hyde, and seven others, who join forces to take on a massive threat to humanity!

  MARK RYLANCE IN "WOLF HALL"!
In today's television news I have some casting info for the new shows and pilots! You already know that BBC is working with HBO on the small screen adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize winning historical novel WOLF HALL! The update is that British thespian Mark Rylance will take the lead role  in the story which follows Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's adviser, and his rise and fall in the Tudor court. The mini series will have six episodes!

  MELISSA GEORGE IN "GOTHICA" SHOW
Meanwhile, the above mentioned show GOTHICA has a new cast member! Set in the present day the show weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. It centres on journalist Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery) who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper! According to "Deadline" gorgeous Melissa George (click for extreme hotness) is the new cast member set to play Fiona Hunter, the series’ most formidable force, and everyone – from Grace, to Dorian (Chris Egan), to Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis) – will find their mettle and savvy tested by this deliciously cunning woman.

  DEEPLY THRILLING
"THE PHILOSOPHERS" CLIP
And I have an equally delicious trailer for you today. It is a clip for highly unusual, deeply
suspenseful,  and thrilling action drama THE PHILOSOPHERS, a British film scheduled to hit the big screens sometime this year! Starring famous British actor James D'Arcy (we've last seen him in CLOUD ATLAS) and a bunch of young actors (including lovely George Blagden whom you're currently watching as the priest in VIKINGS epic show), the film is set at an international school in Jakarta, where a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. As you can see in the trailer below, the story is rather mesmerizing and hypnotising and also has amazingly fresh and beautiful visuals!

28 comments:

  1. I have got to find a way to watch Wolf Hall because I am very much enjoying the book! And The Philosophers gets a 'must watch' from me. Thank you Dez :)

    ps I tried to click on the naughty link but it said it was forbidden. *sigh* just my luck.

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    1. ooh, sorry for that, I've just changed the link and offered a naughty pic from some other place :) That one should work :)

      Glad you liked THE PHILOSOPHERS, Marcy!

      Mantel got a Booker prize both for WOLF HALL and BRING OUT THE BODIES, none other female author managed to do that :) With some luck I might even translate one of her books later this year if we get the money for rights :)

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    2. Ah, there he is the handsome devil...;)

      And that would be very cool! Like I said I'm really enjoying Wolf Hall and Thomas Cromwell's character.

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    3. the series will cover both WOLF HALL and BRING OUT THE BODIES and she is currently finishing the third book, I forgot the title, but something with MIRRORS :)

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  2. Melissa's last name should be gorgeous

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  3. I have to confess I've had a very strange attraction to Joel Kinnaman ever since I saw him in The Killing. Glad to hear he has a couple of new projects coming up.

    And I'm not familiar with Mark Rylance, but looking so forward to Wolf Hall as a mini series. :))

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    1. Scandinavians are almost always hot, sister :)
      Rylance is a very popular British theatre actor and he played in tones of supporting roles here and there, you know his face, probably not his name.

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    2. PS just watched the first ep. of VIKINGS and sad to say I didn't like it :(
      Too raw, overly dark in visuals (I couldn't see half of the scenes), uninspired costumes, off-putting hair and make-up, slow story without a climax, bland sets, non-creative photography, and nobody likeable in the cast so far. I will give it a go next ep. too, but the only thing I liked so far were the music from our dear friend Trevor, and those fluffy dogs that every Viking has :)

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  4. Hey Dezzy, I will be watching for Run. I love Liam Neeson. You're a font of information.

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  5. PS Or is it fount? Anyway, I love your post.

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    1. no idea, first time I hear the expression :)

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    2. I'm pretty sure it's fount, as in spewing from a fountain.

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    3. then, there's a new English expression learnt :)

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  6. Oh, I just KNEW the published poet would be the first to get a bullet in the brain! "The Philosophers" looks great -- lots of things to ponder and consider and debate.

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    1. LOL
      We do like such films which make us think...

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  7. Nothing wrong with a Liam Neeson hitman movie.

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    1. He is trying to become an action star

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  8. The Philosophers raises some disturbing questions about the nature of humans. But really, we must consider these parts of ourselves. I would hope that I would be one of those people who saw each person as having innate worth.

    Yeah, I looked at the naughty pic. Thank you darling.

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    1. I knew you would look at it, dahlink :)

      Yes, such kinds of questions are exactly why I love to watch THE WALKING DEAD show because the stories in it raise such moral, ethical and philosophical questions and help you develop your own principles in life.

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  9. WOW... just wow... you know what i am talking about.

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    1. you've been naughty and clicked on the naughty link? The first one ruined your eyes, the second one soothed them :P

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  10. Two Frankenstein films this year? Pardon me if I throw up in my mouth just a little.

    I guess I get Pacific Rim. That'll have to do.

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    1. all kinds of monsters are coming out to cinema....

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  11. Thanks for the hotness of Jonathon. You know I had to look. ;D

    The Philosophers looks extremely interesting and really raises some good questions. just like the Walking Dead.

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    1. I knew :)
      It sounds like an extremely interesting film, doesn't it?

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  12. This kind of reboot might actually be a good idea.... ;)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)