Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SYFY MAKING 'WARRIORS OF OZ' FANTASY MINI SERIES! RAFE SPALL, ASA BUTTERFIELD IN 'X PLUS Y' DELIGHTFUL ROMANTIC DRAMA! KARL URBAN, MICHAEL EALY IN DYSTOPIAN SF SHOW 'ALMOST HUMAN' FROM J.J.ABRAMS

  RAFE SPALL, ASA BUTTERFIELD
 IN "X PLUS Y" DRAMA
Here's a film with an innocent and cute storyline, not something we get often these days: new coming of age drama X PLUS Y will have some of lovely British talents in the cast from dashing Rafe Spall (you've watched him in Emmerich's ANONYMOUS as Shakespeare), to young Asa Butterfield and renowned actors Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan. A young maths genius has his logic thwarted by the one thing he can’t make sense of – love. Teenage maths prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles with people, not least his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins), but finds comfort in numbers. Mentored by unconventional and anarchic teacher Mr Humphreys (Rafe Spall), Nathan’s talents win him a place representing GB at the International Mathematics Olympiad. When the team go to train in Taiwan, headed up by squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan), Nathan is faced with unexpected challenges – his new and unfamiliar feelings for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang).

  WARRIORS OF OZ 
 NEW FANTASY TV SERIES
In television news today, Russian director Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER, NOMAD) is going to adapt WIZARD OF OZ into a fantasy mini series for SyFy! Titled WARRIORS OF OZ the mini series is a fantasy-action re imagining of the classic story in which a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land. As I've reported before SyFy is also preparing RINGWORLD sf mini series and they are also planning to adapt sf movie 12 MONKEYS into a TV show!

  ALMOST HUMAN SF SHOW
KARL URBAN AND MICHAEL EALY
And are you ready for new sf show ALMOST HUMAN which will air at Fox on Monday nights this Autumn? The show will see movie star Karl Urban playing John Kennex, an emotionally closed-off human detective from a dystopian future who is partnered with a robotic cop, played by dashing Michael Ealy! Ealy's Dorian, the android partner of LAPD officer John Kennex, understands humanity more than his human counterpart. But the two stunning hunks won't be alone since divine beauty Minka Kelly will play noble police officer Valerie Stahl! Focusing on humans vs technology and set 35 years into the future, the show will have lots of mesmerizing visuals and landscapes! What will make ALMOST HUMAN different from other crime shows is that this sf drama will show us things we’ve never seen before. All the stories and cases will have either a problem created by something futuristic, solved by something futuristic, or the very reason that the people are doing what they’re doing is futuristic.
ALMOST HUMAN TIDBITS 
Produced by famous STAR TREK producer J.J.Abrams, the show will premiere on November 4th this year.  Beside his partner being a robot, Karl Urban's character will also have an artificial part: After surviving an attack in which his partner was killed, and waking up from a 17-month coma (during which his girlfriend left him), he will discover that he has lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.

32 comments:

  1. Math nerds in love! Awwwwwww! Sounds good.

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  2. Almost Human looks great.

    I'm not sure about WARRIORS OF OZ, but RINGWORLD should be brilliant.

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    1. forgot to put the link under RINGWORLD, will do it right away :)
      ALMOST HUMAN should be good, although I'm afraid I won't be able to watch Karl so grumpy and bad :(

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  3. Karl Urban will be in my living room every Monday night this fall? Oh, rapture. :)

    Meh, on the Warriors of Oz. Not everything needs to go post-apocalyptic.

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  4. Almost Human looks mildly interesting, but I think I've had enough of J.J.Abrams. Time for somebody else to be the genre darling of the moment.

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    1. it's true, he's not really good when producing things on TV but I will give this one a go because of Karl :)

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  5. Almost Human has potential, at least for the addition of Urban!

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  6. Almost Human looks like it could be pretty good. Interesting it's only 35 years into the future.

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  7. Not much on the numbers romance. I'm tired of teens in love.

    Almost Human would be perfect if it didn't have Minka. 'm sorry, but I just can't stand her acting, she's so expressionless and lackluster, it's no wonder she's hasn't been working like at all lately. All of her efforts have resulted in cancellation thus far.

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    1. yes, but these aren't Twilight tweens :)

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    2. Teens are teens, angsty, whiny creatures. :)

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    3. I wasn't a whiny teen at all :)

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  8. I too am intrigued with Almost Human ~

    Hope you are well Dezzy ~ Happy week ~

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    1. should be a good one. Thanks, Grace, hope you're well too!

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  9. Almost Human sounds good as does OZ though. I often wondered about the 'Return to Oz' story especially with the funky tinman 'Tommy' looking soldier.

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    1. hope they do a good job with that mini series, Simon

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  10. Ooh, can't wait for Almost Human. Is that Star Trek's Bones?

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  11. Almost Human!?!?! Are you kidding me right now? I lie in wait for it to begin as of this moment! Because, well, you know, Karl...and I have to say that JJ Abrams is really growing on me. I'm not completely terrified that the new Star Wars movie is going to be terrible...it might actually be quite good. He did an EXCELLENT job with Star Trek this summer. Fingers and toes crossed!

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    1. well, no STARS WARS film can be more terrible than the previous ones, since, lets face it, the whole saga was super trashy and the last three ones were totally atrocious :) Can't be any worse than that so I'm an optimist :)

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  12. Warriors of Oz is the one I'm most interested in. The possibilities for the visuals are endless and the twists that can be put into the story line could be very, very interesting.

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    1. let us just hope that SyFy doesn't make it cheap as they always do :) I'm terribly dissapointed with their latest sf show DEFIANCE which cost $100 million but looks like it was made for one million or less :)

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  13. Almost Human sounds A LOT like Deus Ex: Human Revolutions. Attacked, new cyborg limbs, lost his girlfriend, solve "mysteries", etc. etc..

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    1. that is a universal story which often appears in many books, films etc

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