Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MICHAEL FASSBENDER IS THE NEW "MACBETH"! FIRST PICTURE FROM NEW "THE MUSKETEERS" EPIC SHOW! NEW "THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON" 17TH CENTURY EPIC SERIES!

  MICHAEL FASSBENDER
  IS MACBETH
Now, here is a super delicious info from the epic genre front: our dearly beloved Michael Fassbender will play the scheming king in the new movie adaptation of famous William Shakespeare's play MACBETH! Coming from the producers of SHAME and KING'S SPEECH and to be helmed by Justin Kurzel, the film will bring the new take on Shakespeare’s classic - about a ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and three witches! Set in the 11th century and in the original language, the script is understood to be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes. "Screen Daily" reports that the project has attracted a huge attention at Cannes this week and that one of big female names in Hollywood is in talks for the Lady Macbeth role! I've reported last year that Fassy is also planning to produce and star in an epic film about glorious Celtic warrior Cuchulain!

  THE MUSKETEERS
1ST PICS FROM THE NEW SHOW   
Your main treat for today are the first exclusive pictures which BBC has published for its new historical show THE MUSKETEERS which should air sometime next year. The ten part epic show will see
 Luke Pasqualino playing D'Artagnan opposite Merlin's Santiago Cabrera as Aramis, Tom Burke as Athos and Howard Charles as Porthos! The show which is currently shooting in Prague will also have
Peter Capaldi as the shadowy Cardinal Richelieu in the "fresh and contemporary take" on Alexandre Dumas's classic novel alongside Tamla Kari as Constance, Maimie McCoy as Milady Da Winter and Hugo Speer.

  NEW EPIC SHOW
 THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
Speaking of history, we do love large scaled ambitious historical dramas, and here's a new one coming up to the small screens: British ITV has commissioned a brand new four part 17th century set series GREAT FIRE OF LONDON in which the story will follow historical and fictional characters at the time of the 1666 catastrophe that
destroyed much of the fledgling city. The immense scale of the series will follow everyone from the humble baker Thomas Farriner and his family to the ambitious Samuel Pepys and King Charles II, and the characters' stories will interweave as the city, and their lives, are changed beyond imagining during one of the nation's greatest historical disasters. The drama will follow the four consecutive days in September 1666 when the Great Fire took hold. The fire consumes homes and lives as loyalties and friendships are tested and passions come to the fore. As the greatest city of the 17th century is destroyed, the fire is a catalyst to acts of forbidden love, deceit and despair! Ultimately, London is changed forever, paving the way for the dawn of a new era, in which modern London will rise from the ashes.

54 comments:

  1. Nope... nope... nope! I sadly think just like the US is remaking everything.. same goes for the rest of the world. Make New Somethings, not old somethings that has had a story all ready told...

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    1. I guess somebody wants to introduce the new generations with what is already old and known to us :( But the sad thing is that in our times it was done with us watching the classics and enjoying them, and now they shoot new films with old stories for the spoilt ones....

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    2. i think we are going to destroy the imagery of what was written... sad that the new generation will never experience the true feel of the written. technology is ruining the classics, though not every time.

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    3. we're utterly doomed, ZombieMaster! Utterly! Drones and Borgs are what we'll get in new generations....

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  2. I've auditioned for the role of one of the witches, but they said I have to be a woman. Don't they know anything about Shakespeare?

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    1. no no no... 'tis not true... I also auditioned and got the role ... must be that part in my CV which says I already played one of the cauldron witches in HighSchool .... double double toil and trouble.....

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    2. Of course it's not true. When I tell my students Juliet was played by a man, they start looking for my bottle. I don't get that.

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    3. I hear you Mandy Randy, these younglings of the new age are ever so superficial and with absence of wit and brain....

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    4. Can I quote you on that? I could use a line like this in class...

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    5. indeed you can, share my wisdom with the world :) But don't give them my address :) Unless they're hot ones.... then you can.....

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    6. Be careful what you wish for :p

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    7. well, a poobear wouldn't get himself sweet honey from the beehives if he wasn't at least a bit reckless, Sir Mandy Randy.... :)

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  3. I sure am glad that Michael Fassbender's career is doing so well. He along with Daniel Craig are my favorite older blonds, and I think they should be cast in just about anything.

    My dream cast: A movie that has BOTH Michael Fassbender and Daniel Craig in it at the same time. If this ever comes true, I'll pass out.

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    1. I wish Fassy would play me in a pic about moi life :) with tones of full frontal scenes... because he is oh so similar to moiself LOL

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    2. Okay this is where I'm gonna ask you to "prove it" and send me some shirtless pics so that I can judge myself.

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    3. Fassy even has a tumblr page on his Big Bender :) http://fassbendick.tumblr.com/

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  4. Yikes! That is one sexy pic of Michael Fassbender! The Musketeers are rather attractive as well and the series on the great fire definitely interests me. Lots of good stuff today, Dez.

    Oh, and I saw a preview for a very interesting movie called Now You See Me - are you familiar?

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    1. Yep, I like today's day in epic news too, Marcy :) It was a good start of the week :)
      Wrote about NOW YOU SEE ME many times, even had a spotlight recently :)

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    2. you were lost in galaxy back in those days :PPP

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  5. Oh, Dezzy, I would have commented earlier but I've only just recovered from my fainting spell. Is this a Fassbender I see before me? Give me a minute while I fan myself. This is hot, hot news!

    And the Muskateers will always be a favorite. Most of the recent remakes have been pretty silly, but I like the look of this crew.

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    1. wonder what was the reason for your fainting: the new Shakespeare film or Fassy almost showing his Bender? :)

      You probably won't like MUSKETEERS since you treacherously didn't like MERLIN and BBC always makes such sweet innocent takes on the classics :)

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    2. I love the idea of Fassbender playing a classic Macbeth. They're doing the play this summer at my local Shakespeare festival, but it's set in modern times, like Afghanistan or something, and that didn't appeal to me. But this...this has my heart beating fast. :)

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    3. OMG, the idiots in my country always do that - set Willy's plays in modern times too! I do see his stories being eternally applicable to all ages, but I love them for the setting and the original period not just the message.

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  6. Michael Fassbinder will be a magnificent Macbeth -- you need a great actor in that role. The Great Fire looks good too -- I've always been a British history buff!

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    1. So magnificent that I want to see the film right now! Can't wait!
      THE GREAT FIRE should be a really good one!

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  7. I never knew I could like Shakespeare so much!!!!

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  8. MacBeth is one of my favorites!

    Not so sure about the Musketeers. I think they've overdone them. You can only recycle the same idea so many times.

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  9. Wow! All kinds of good stuff coming up, especially the Musketeers.How are you, Dez?

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    1. boiled and roasted, Sandra :) It's above 34*C here in Central Europe :)

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  10. You do love your ladies darling. Michael is scrumpdillyicious in that photo. He's playing what role, where? Wait, Shakespeare you say? Sorry my mind was wandering down that zippered path to goody land. I refuse to be serious right now.

    I think I'll like the Musketeers even though it's been done before. It'll be a fun romp in a world where romping is no more.

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    1. I shall have to post a naked lady pic soon, darling, my boys are getting angry with me :) But Hollywood has mostly male roles, so it's difficult posting lady pics :(

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    2. That's okay, we ladies don't mind when you post the babes. I know, it's dreadful for women in Hollywood. I'm trying to think of other countries tendencies are and it seems as if Asian films have roles for women more often. And no, I don't mean Asian porn :)

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    3. wait, there's Asian porn? I must investigate.... sounds very exotic LOL

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  11. it's a shame most Americans know the musketeers as a candy bar

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    1. there's a Musketeers candy bar in US?

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    2. Yes there is one. It's chocolate on the and this whipped confection thing on the inside. It's quite yummy.

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    3. interesting, hope it has no feathers in it nor lacy frills :)

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  12. Can't say that a lot of these photos appeal to me.

    Serves to remind me how thin I am in comparison.

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    1. Those pics were for my ladies, Damian :) But Fassbender is also extremely thin, you can see his ribs. You thin guys have it easy because it takes only a month of exercises for you to get stunning abs :)

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  13. The Great Fire of London sounds very interesting!!! No more Fassbender porn though!

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    1. Sorry, Ray, Anne ordered me to post Fassy's naked pics :) I do try to post naked ladies too whenever there are news on them :)

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  14. The Musketeers sounds the business but next year, you're such a tease and I agree with Ray for once!

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    1. Hope you two didn't open the page at work with Fassy appearing on the screen LOL Blame it Anne, she pays me great bucks to post such pics here :)))
      Yes, waiting till the next year for the show!

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  15. Nice intro pic.

    I've heard of the Great Fire of London. I might have a book about it. I enjoy historical pieces.

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    1. it was a very tragic and interesting historical event, Medeia

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  16. I'm loving the Musketeers!
    I feel naughty looking at that pic of Michael...

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    1. the reason more to play with the hubs tonight :)

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  17. I'm not sure I agree with the casting of Luke Pasqualino as D'Artagnan.

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    1. you no likey? Methinks he's the only interesting member in the cast :) The rest is rather uninspired, but I still hope the show will be nice

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  18. Oh. My. God. I had a very difficult time not drowning in my own drool over that Fassbender pic. Whoa!!

    I love the sound of the new Musketeers. Santiago was terrific in Merlin, though they killed him off too quickly.

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    1. yep, I wish we've seen more of Santiago in MERLIN :(

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