Friday, April 12, 2013

JULLIAN FELLOWES TO ADAPT "ATLANTIS REVELATION" EPIC! "THE GREAT WAR" BBC EPIC SERIES! "GHOST OF THE PACIFIC" WW2 HORROR! ERIC BANA, OLIVIA MUNN TO "BEWARE THE NIGHT"! BBC SERIES ON 1ST AUSTRALIA SETTLERS! "SPARTACUS" ENDS TODAY FOREVER

Oh, it seems the lost ocean worlds are the new trend: with BBC already shooting their new epic series ATLANTIS ready to air this Fall, DOWNTON ABBEY's Julian Fellowes is preparing to adapt Marcus Blake's ATLANTIS REVELATION into a sf film! The first part of the book trilogy is yet to be published by Penguin this October set in a world in which Atlantis is real! The tale of the Lost City of Atlantis about the dazzling civilization, beautiful, glamorous, rich beyond measure, that was plunged beneath the sea, will be told in the thriller genre.
  
  NEW WAR EPICS
BBC is preparing two new epic series! One, so far untitled, will be set in the late 1780s and will focus on the deportation of unwanted British citizens, whores, criminals and orphans, to the other side of the world where they are to settle in Australia. The story will be told through the eyes of convicts. The second one comes in celebration of a century after the World War I. Titled THE GREAT WAR the series will follow two young soldiers, one German and one British. Each episode covers one of the years of the war and takes in all the major events including Gallipoli, the Battle of the Somme, Ypres and the entry of America into the conflict. The two soldiers meet in the last episode. The story looks at all aspects of the war - from the families left behind to the strategic decisions by generals that led to unimaginable bloodshed and the men fighting in the trenches! And even more war drama will be seen in World War 2 horror flick GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC which will be  recounting the incredible journey of pilot Harold Dixon (Garrett Dillahunt), bombardier Tony Pastula (Tom Felton), and radioman Gene Aldrich (Jake Abel) - virtual strangers assigned to a scouting mission on January 16, 1942. When they are forced to ditch their plane, the men are left with no food, water, or supplies; only a 4x8-foot yellow life raft to keep them afloat on a dangerous ocean.
 
  BEWARE THE NIGHT
In today's casting news: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn have joined the paranormal thriller BEWARE THE NIGHT.
 Deadline reports that  the story centres on an Irish Catholic cop (Eric Bana) who meets a renegade priest (Édgar Ramírez) while working on a case. The priest convinces the cop that there is a demonic element at play, causing them to team up to defeat these supernatural forces. Olivia Munn is playing the police officer's wife, who also has a strange connection to the case! Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson and Mads Mikkelsen have joined Angelina Jolie and Seth Rogen in the voice cast for KUNG FU PANDA 3! The third part in the franchise which has earned above one billion dollars so far hits cinemas December 2015!
 

  GRAND FINALE OF SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED
And don't forget that this Friday brings the last ever, good bye episode of SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED. The biggest and the most popular historical series in the history of television is coming to its finale with a tragic but glorious end for the lead hero Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) and his warriors Agron (Dan Feueriegel), Nasir and Saxa. Featuring some of the never before seen battle scenes and mindblowing action which will leave us all in awe, the Friday episode at Starz will see Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels making one last attempt to win freedom in a final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

36 comments:

  1. So much potential in Atlantis - can't wait to see what the TV store or the movie have in store.

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    1. should be real fun, we haven't seen much of the water worlds in films and on TV!

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  2. We can expect to see quite a few things in 1914 marking the centennial of WWI's start. What a bloody modern era that war ushered in.

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    1. yep, we shall mark it here too since Serbia lost almost one million people in the Great War out of 6 or 7 million in total.

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  3. Mr. Felton looks like he's having some gas pains.

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    1. or it might be that other thing since both of his arms and hands are suspiciously down :)

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  4. felton is becoming quite the actor these days... munn, giddy... giddy!

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  5. That Spartacus is so bloody ~ Beware the Night, though looks interesting ~ Thanks for the updates Dezzy ~ Kisses to you (appreciate your visits) ~

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    1. it's the finale of Spartacus tonight and then the show goes into glorious history :(
      Be welcome, Grace, your support means much!

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  6. Dear Dezzy I really miss go to the cinema more, when I coming here I wanna see all LOL
    Thanks by visit me Dezzy!

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    1. be welcome, Gloria, hope you will have a nice weekend !

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  7. Happy Birthday darling! I do hope you get to do something special today with some friends. Maybe a nice meal, some good wine and a bit of music to go with it.

    The Great War really interests me because as you say, it examines so many aspects of it. I always hope that when people see just how big the cost of war is, they will see the real horror of it and be less inclined to get excited at the images of their country bombing another country.

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    1. Thanks, darling, thanks for dropping by, I know you're on the break :)
      Nothing special for me today, trying not to pay attention to the Birthday :)

      The fact that the wars are expensive is one of the reasons they are lead. USA leads attacks on other contries because it helps USA put their war industry in action. They'd probably fall apart if they didn't lead at least one bloody attack or war every few years.

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  8. I remember Munn during her start on Attack of the Show.

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  9. The BBC 1780's programme sounds interesting as does the Ghosts of the Pacific.

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    1. it could be really interesting, Ray!

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  10. Beware the Night has potential and so does Olivia!

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    1. I knew you would see some potential in Olivia, Lurk :)

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  11. Atlantis could be interesting... but then I'm a sucker for the myth ;)

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  12. That one about the relocation of criminals to Australia should be interesting, especially if told from their POV.

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    1. I agree, can't wait to see whom they will cast in it :)

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  13. Happy Borthdays dear Dezzy, I sending you hugs and love:)

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    1. No Buffy either. What is this world coming to?

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    2. yep, a nothing is fluffy anymore either...... we're doomed.....

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  15. I'm really interested in the WWI piece and the Bana project. You know I love my madness and mayhem. The Atlantis project sounds very intriguing as well.

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  16. You're just too prolific Chika Dez - I've only just caught up with this posting about the new BBC series on the transportation of convicts to Australia - I can't wait to see that one as of mine was in the Third Fleet that settled Tasmania. I want to see the one on WW1 too 'cos as you know we both have strong ancestral connections with that conflict too! I was hoping they'd film the John Masters classic series 'Now God Be Thanked' but there is just so much good stuff written on WW1 maybe a fresh approach is needed for the 'modern genre'. BBC usually do pretty good stuff so I'll wait and see.

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    1. yep, believe it or not, so far we've had almost 1900 posts which times three or four, means almost 7 or 8 thousand news items, at least 50,000 posted pictures and God knows how many trailers :) No wonder you can't catch up :)

      The historical project could be a great one!

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