Thursday, April 11, 2013

"ROBIN HOOD"S JONAS ARMSTRONG IN NEW BBC EPIC FILM "THE WHALE"! WILL POULTER & KAYA SCODELARIO IN "THE MAZE RUNNER"! NEW "LONE RANGER" POSTERS WITH ARMIE HAMMER, JOHHNY DEPP! NEW CAST FOR "POMPEII" EPIC

The movie adaptation of fantasy bestseller THE MAZE RUNNER has got two leading stars!  The big screen adaptation of James Dashner's young adult novel, set in a post apocalyptic world, and centring on a teenage boy who wakes up in 
a strange community remembering only his first name, will have Will Poulter (NARNIA: DAWN TREADER) and Kaya Scodelario (CLASH OF THE TITANS, SKINS) in the lead roles. They will play fellow prisoners who struggle to unlock the secrets of the maze that surrounds this mysterious community.
  
  MOVIE NEWS
In short casting news: Ray Stevenson has joined Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Theo  James and Maggie Q in DIVERGENT fantasy film set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Historical epic POMPEII has cast Jessica Lucas who will join Kit Harrington, Emily Browning and Keifer Sutherland in a love story between a slave and a slavemaster's daughter. Lucas will play Emily Browning's slave and a confidante. MATRIX star Carrie Anne Moss has also joined the epic film and will play Emily Browning's mother. Meanwhile, Disney has bought a script for LABYRINTH, which follows the journey of the mythical princess who must enter the complex and dangerous Labyrinth to save her father.
 

JONAS ARMSTRONG IN 'THE WHALE' EPIC FILM
In television news today, BBC reports that they have found their lead star for THE WHALE drama! Jonas Armstrong, who played the title role in BBC's famous epic series ROBIN HOOD and whom we missed a lot, will lead the cast in the 90 minute television film which follows the ill-fated voyage of the famous The Essex ship which inspired the events in MOBY DICK novel after one of the survivors of the Essex shipwreck described his experiences in great detail giving Herman Melville material for his MOBY DICK story!  Armstrong will play First Mate Owen Chase alongside Adam Rayner (Hunted), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas) and Joe Armstrong (The Village). At the emotional heart of the drama is orphan Nickerson's (newcomer Charles Furness) coming of-age story where he meets three powerful male role models in the captain, the first mate, and a steward. As the narrative develops his views on what makes a man switches dramatically as he sees how these role models respond under some of life's most extreme pressures.
 

  NEW LONE RANGER POSTERS
You can also check out character posters for this year's western comedy adventure THE LONE RANGER showing Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as their characters - Texas Ranger John Reid and his
sidekick Tonto.  Directed by Gore Verbinski, this big-budget action movie shows how the Texas Ranger is transformed into the masked vigilante by his trusted sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp), as they bring their own form of justice to the Old West. The film is out this July! You can also see Helena Bonham Carter poster from the film over at HOLLYWOOD SPY FACEBOOK PAGE!

40 comments:

  1. i think the lone ranger film should be called upstaged by tonto... why not have depp play the ranger, wouldn't that made more sense.

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    1. i have mixed feelings on the trailer, i feel the reveal too much and we get it... produced by the pirates people... just do another pirates film.

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    2. yep, the film is a vehicle for Depp, they're milking him mad in Hollywood. Don't see how the audience isn't bored with him always playing the same role?

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    3. No comment on Kaya? I'm shocked, Zombie Master :)

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  2. daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnn :}

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    1. The world is crumbling under our feet.....

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    2. and for today's lunch I had some beet....

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  3. As you've pointed out, the budget for the Lone Ranger is insane. I'm just wondering why they felt they needed to go that route with so many special effects. Why not just tell a good old Western story in the Clint Eastwood fashion similar to Unforgiven or something like that?

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    1. the project is rather doomed especially since it was cancelled a couple of times before the shootings finally begun after the script was changed million times and the budget was cut in half :) The first script actually had werewolves in it and all kinds of craziness....

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  4. "The Whale" sounds like it could be a good movie. Modern special effects will be spectacular for the whale hunting scenes.

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    1. Yep, and TV projects have become so much better than the cinematic ones

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    2. You and me both have missed the gorgeous Jonas Armstrong! I'm so psyched about this project, esp. since Joe Armstrong, who played Allan a-Dale on Robin Hood is slated to be in it, too. Now we just have to hope it'll be shown Stateside.

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    3. it will probably air at BBC America or something like that :)

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  5. I know The Lone Ranger is going to be ridiculous, but it will probably be a fun summer film to see. I love watching Johnny Depp.

    And I'm curious about The Whale, even if I never could get through Moby Dick.

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    1. yep, it will either do good thanks to people loving Depp or it will be an epic fail :)
      I read Moby Dick in jumps just like QUIET FLOWS THE DON and DON QUIHOTE :)

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  6. Ya got to love that Johnny Depp.

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  7. Will Johnny Depp ever play a normal character without massive makeup and costumes?

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  8. I saw the trailer for ranger when I saw Oz, looks pretty good

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  9. I've said it before... In the Heart of the Sea, a book about the tragedy involving the whaling ship Essex is one of the most powerful books I've ever read. I hope this project doesn't upstage the one that had Helmsworth attached to it... This is such a good story I'd hate to see someone screw it up!

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    1. oh, I almost forgot the one with Liam. That one will be bigger as a cinematic one.

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  10. First up... aaah Johnny :)
    I'm so looking forward to seeing that film.

    The other thing I must mention is Kaya's earrings... oh my gosh, the poor woman's ears must be in pain! ;)

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    1. pffttt... what's few kilos of bling bling if it makes you look like an Egyptian queen :)

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    2. you have a point...

      but the pain!!!

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    3. bottox is painful too and so are high heels :)

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  11. The lone ranger another great Disney movie !
    Johnny Deep is perfect on this role
    Cheers

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  12. Lone Ranger? Really? I didn't think it would have any appeal given today's crowd.

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  13. I had trouble getting through Moby Dick as well. The movie has potential I think with the cast and with the coming of age story. Also the visuals could be really nice.

    The Hubby will want to see The Lone Ranger as he remembers the tv show fondly from his days as a boy. The political environment was different then, so this one may be controversial.

    I have not forgotten that tomorrow is your birthday darling and I will drop in on FB to wish you well.

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    1. hope hubs will manage to see the film later on, Annzie :) Hope all is fine at home! We miss you a lot.

      Thanks, darling, I will be old as Methuselah tomorrow :(

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  14. I can only imagine what faction I'd be placed in based on my personality! I love the story of DIVERGENT!!

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    1. I'd probably be in the wrong one as usually :)

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  15. I loved reading The Maze Runner. I look forward to the movie with my fingers crossed. It's got to be good.

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    1. what exactly? Us being gorgeous English teachers? Why, yes, more than real :)

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  17. I have absolutely no clue who any of those guys are for Moby Dick. But the Jonas looks very tasty. ;)

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