Friday, June 21, 2013

SALMA HAYEK, LIAM NEESON, JOHN KRASINSKI IN "THE PROPHET" ANIMATED ADAPTATION! RUSSELL CROWE TO DIRECT "THE WATER DIVINER" WW1 DRAMA! PICS FROM "TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE" WITH MICHAEL FASSBENDER, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, BRAD PITT

SALMA HAYEK AND LIAM NEESON
"THE PROPHET" ANIMATED MOVIE
Deadline writes that one of the bestselling books ever, THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran, which so far got sold in more than 100 million copies worldwide, is getting an animated movie adaptation produced by Salma Hayek. To be directed by Roger Allers, who previously worked on Disney’s "The Lion King", "Aladdin", "Beauty And The Beast", and "The Little Mermaid", the film will be based on Gibran's poems and will have individual chapters directed by many other directors. Salma Hayek has already gathered a strong voice cast  including herself, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina! The book contains THE PROPHETs opinions on love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, teaching, friendship, beauty, religion, and death.

RUSSELL CROWE
DIRECTS "THE WATER DIVINER" WW1 DRAMA
While he's scoring success with extreme worldwide blockbuster MAN OF STEEL in which he plays Superman's Daddy, Australian grumpster Russell Crowe is also preparing his first directorial effort. Later this year he will begin shooting THE WATER DIVINER, a historical drama which will be set in 1919 and will follow and Australian father that travels to Turkey to locate his two sons. The brothers went missing during the battle of Gallipoli, which was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
 MICHAEL FASSBENDER, BRAD PITT, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
The first pictures have been released for this December's historical drama TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE featuring a stellar cast including  Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scoot McNairy, Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor.  Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom it is set in the pre-Civil War United States, where Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life!

37 comments:

  1. This is a moment that you saw plu Salma Hayek has the screen excellent actress .
    Cheers .

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    1. she's a great actress, she should've won an Oscar for FRIDA even though the film itself was badly directed.

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  2. Russell Grumpy Crow. Ha! Too funny Dez :)

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  3. I do like the sound of The Water Diviner!

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  4. I want to make a movie about Jawas and their struggles in the new world...

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    1. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jawa

      and i have another post for you today on my site, though it is a day early...

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    2. pesky little scavengers those Jawas are :)
      Will pop or r'n'b over ASAP

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  5. All three movies sound wonderful. In the right hands, "The Prophet" could be beautifully rendered. I like the idea of many directors -- I hope each uses a different animation style too. And yay! A Canadian abolitionist in "12 Years a Slave" -- Canada was the final stop on the Underground Railway. Canada had even abolished slavery within our own jurisdiction before the rest of the British Empire did -- little known fact.

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    1. yep, all of them are different animation style, the director of beautiful LEGEND OF KELLS is among them too!
      Here in my country we never had slaves, only vasal villagers and servants. Yay for Canada :)

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  6. All sound like great movies with wonderful casts. Sure seems like Brad Pitt is getting lots of projects lately.

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    1. it's interesting that in Hollywood lots of men get bigger roles with years, which is opposite with ladies.

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  7. These all seem great. I'm especially interested in WW I and II movies. I love seeing a slice of history through films.

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    1. those are always interesting and educational to watch

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  8. No offense to the artists, but all three of these movies sound like total snoozefests. But I guess everything can't be an exciting blockbuster, and some people prefer serious movies anyway. But not me! ;)

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    1. More fun tomorrow with some hilarious animated trailers :)

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  9. Oh, I like the sound of Twelve Years A Slave. I like historicals, but I like them even better when they have Fassbender and Cumberbatch in them. :)

    I also like grumpy Australians. Ha!

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    1. methinks we might expect a trailer for SLAVE some time soon

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  10. Cumberbatch, Pitt, Fassbender... I say: let's go and see it!!! Besides, I like the topic =) Thanks for the discovery, wouldn't have heard about it for a long time otherwise

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  11. I have never read "The Prophet." I think I should change that.

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  12. Twelve Years a Slave sounds like a great movie. I'll have to see it.

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    1. it will probably score nicely during the awards season

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  13. TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE sounds positively magnificent. Love historical films. Can't wait to see the trailer!

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  14. Russell directing, a new role ~ That 12 years a slave looks very good (a tear jerker) ~ Thanks Dezzy ~ I thought I commented already but it seems that I posted to an older news ~ Anyway, happy week ~

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    1. I think you did :) Gotta find it and answer it :)

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  15. I loved Frida-Salma brought it and was so deserving! ;D

    12 Years will win something-my prediction early!

    Hope you are doing well!
    I too love historical films :D

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    1. I'm semiboiled since it's 42*C here! The Brits don't believe me when I tell them we have such temperatures :)

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  16. Selma is one sexy lady and a good actress.

    Brad Pitt is so out of place with the rest of that cast. Jaysus, it's like seeing a sewer rat standing amongst swans.

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    1. and she's quite spicy and I love that she married a man older than her instead of going for some hot young hunk. Of course, him being a zillionare helps a bit :)

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  17. Russell being Dupe's daddy is more than my red knickers can stand. So far I've refused to see that movie. Have you seen it yet, Dezz? You know I value your opinion. As for Selma, I loved that movie she did about that Mexican painter. She's sex and brains. But I now wonder why Angie Dear married me. True I'm much older, so like Selma she's sex and brains, but the thing is... I'm no zillionaire.

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    1. Of course I haven't, I don't have a cinema in my city :( and nobody to go with, actually....

      Maybe Angie married you because you have a big...... not that, you naughty devil, I meant heart :P

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