Friday, August 23, 2013

SPECTACULAR 'POMPEII' EPIC TRAILER WITH KIT HARINGTON, EMILY BROWNING, KIEFER SUTHERLAND! ZIYI ZHANG RETURNS TO 'CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON THE GREEN DESTINY'! JUDI DENCH & DUSTIN HOFFMAN IN BBC'S 'ESIO TROT'! OLIVIA MUNN JOINS JOHNNY DEPP, EWAN MCGREGOR IN 'MORTDECAI'

ZIYI ZHANG IN EPIC SEQUEL
 CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON GREEN DESTINY
Good news from Asia, people. According to 'Entertainment Weekly' Ziyi Zhang is negotiating to return to the sequel of the legendary epic CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON now titled THE GREEN DESTINY. She will again play Jen Yu, appearing probably in flashbacks which will explain what happened to her character, Michelle Yeoh will also return with Donnie Yen playing Silent Wolf. With the story based on the book "Iron Knight, Silver Vase" by Du Lu Wang the shooting should begin next spring. As I've reported before, Ziyi will also join Takeshi Kaneshiro in John Woo's THE CROSSING epic drama which set in the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, follows couples who flee by ships to the island of Taiwan.

OLIVIA MUNN IN MORTDECAI
WITH JOHHNY DEPP, EWAN MCGREGOR
Another gorgeous lady, Olivia Munn, has joined Johnny Depp's MORTDECAI. Based on   the Kyril Bonfiglioli novel "The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery", and with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor also in the cast, the film will see Johnny Depp playing an art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, who searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.
JUDI DENCH & DUSTIN HOFFMAN IN BBC'S ESIO TROT
In TV news, Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman will star in BBC's adaptation of Roald Dahl's ESIO TROT. The 90 minute TV movie, to be directed by  Richard Curtis, follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman), a retired bachelor who has a secret love for his neighbour Mrs Silver (Dench). However, she only gives her attention to her pet tortoise Alfie. The shy Mr Hoppy's attempts to talk to Mrs Silver usually end in some form of calamity. Mr Hoppy then comes up with a possibly ingenious idea to win her affections, after he learns of her wish for Alfie to be bigger.

EPIC 'POMPEII' TRAILER
 KIT HARINGTON, EMILY BROWNING, KIEFER SUTHERLAND
And here it is, here it is: after we've seen the first pic from historical epic POMPEII two days ago, now we have the spectacular and atmospheric first trailer! Opening in cinemas next February,  and set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the film will see Kit Harington playing a slave on a ship heading for Naples who works to get home to save the woman (Emily Browning) he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city's coliseum! As the city is slowly buried in volcanic ash, he also comes face-to-face with the murderer of his family. Kiefer Sutherland and Carrie Anne Moss play Emily Browning's parents!
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Ancient city of Pompeii along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The eruption was cataclysmic for the town. The site was again discovered in the 16th century with the objects that lay beneath the city well preserved for thousands of years because of the lack of air and moisture. You could even see exact positions in which all of the people died. Most of the people didn't die from ash suffocation but from extreme heat of 250*C  which instantly killed them even if they were within buildings. Ironically, the eruption occurred on August 24, just one day after Vulcanalia, the festival of the Roman god of fire, including that from volcanoes.

32 comments:

  1. LAWD, I sure would love to be Mr. Harrington's master. I would treat my slave very well indeed!!!

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  2. Ziyi Zhang... Olivia, it's a great day for long legs and pretty faces. i too have a six-pack, but mine says root beer, great post!

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    1. I have an eight pack actually but it is hidden under excess skin and I look like I'm pregnant :(

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  3. I thought I had read somewhere that Johnny Depp was going to retire. Thats ok, I still enjoy most of his movies...Most not all.

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    1. yep, it didn't take him long to change his mind .... who could resist tens of millions of bucks as the pay for gazillionth sequel of PIRATES...

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    2. He needs money to pay his child support :)

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    3. and the whims of his new lesbo girlfriend :)

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  4. Holy abs!!!!!

    And I am looking forward to that Ewan McGregor flick... I mean, I could do without Gwyneth... And I heardthat Olivia us kind of a diva too....

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    1. they need their own church!

      Olivia is funny and slutty :) a combination most boys like. Gwyny is horrid, though...

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  5. That's a lot of drama in that hot little clip on Pompeii. :)

    And it is amazing how much stuff they recovered intact in Pompeii (even loaves of bread!). Seeing that collection was one of my favorite museum visits ever.

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    1. it is such a great clip, I screamed with utter joy when the chariots appeared from the fire :)

      Ah, yes, you've seen it, should've asked you to write the history lesson yourself :)

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  6. "Pompeii" will certainly lend itself well to CGI special effects.

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  7. I remember Munn on attack of the show

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  8. Olivia Munn and Nazi gold....count me in, must look up the book!

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  9. Pompey great trailer , but too short ;) , very nice .
    Greetings .

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    1. yep, I'm guessing we will be getting a longer one later on this year, it is too early now :)

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  10. Kickin' martials arts movie, hidden Nazi gold movie, and killer abs. Some awesome stuff coming. :D

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    1. yep, with the accent on the third thing :P

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  11. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was a good movie. The sequel should be just as good! Enjoyed the Pompeii trailer.

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    1. yep, it was such a visual treat! Pompeii looks super amazing

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  12. Olivia Munn and Johnny Depp in the same movie? It should be illegal to have that much pretty together!

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  13. Paltrow and Depp-I think I sicked up a bit on that one.

    Pompeii though, oooh that looks epic. I want to see that and not just for Kit either. I can't believe I just said that:)

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    1. me too, darling, such a horrid combo, isn't it?

      Kit might disown you if he reads it :PP

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  14. I like Olivia Munn's character and acting in the Newsroom so she's an interesting addition to the film. Looking forward to see the film.

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    1. she is quite a likeable character, isn't she? And very playful

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