Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TIMUR BEKMAMBETOV TO HELM NEW 'BEN HUR' BIBLICAL EPIC! JOSH HARTNETT, EVA GREEN IN 'PENNY DREADFUL' 19TH CENTURY HORROR SHOW! 1ST 'WITCHES OF EAST END' TV SHOW TEASER WOTH JULIA ORMOND, JENNA DEWAN, MADCHEN AMICK, FREDDIE PRINZE JR

PENNY DREADFUL TV SHOW
JOSH HARTNETT & SAM MENDES
Upcoming new show over at Showtime, titled PENNY DREADFUL is rounding up its cast. In the genre of psychosexual horror the show will star Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear, Eva Green and Billie Piper. Written by SKYFALL scribes John Logan and Sam Mendes this eight-part series will describe the origin stories of famous literary horror characters such as Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula, as they deal with life in Victorian London. The original show will also be a visual spectacle of a special kind. Josh Hartnett will play Ethan Chandler, a charming, brash, daring man of action who is unafraid of violence and more complicated than he likes to admit, while Eva Green will be Vanessa, an enigmatic, composed heroine who proves herself a force to be reckoned with!

TIMUR BEKMAMBETOV
HELMS BEN HUR REMAKE
Deadline reports that we can expect another new Biblical epic: MGM is apparently negotiating with Timur Bekmambetov (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER) to helm the new adaptation of famous BEN HUR! Set in the years before Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem, the film will follow Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince, and Messala, the son of a Roman tax collector. After the latter leaves to be educated in Rome for five years, the young man returns with a different attitude. Messala mocks Judah and his religion and when a procession passes by Judah’s house and a roof tile accidentally falls and hits the governor, Messala betrays his childhood friend and manipulates it so that Judah is sold into slavery and certain death on a Roman warship, with his mother and sister thrown in prison for life. Judah doesn’t die, and vows revenge on Messala which culminates in the famed chariot races.

WITCHES OF EAST END TEASER
 JULIA ORMOND, JENNA DEWAN
Today you can also check out the first teaser trailer for new Lifetime's show WITCHES OF EAST END which promises to be something that the female audience might like in the Autumn season!  The show follows Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston), who don't know they are their family’s next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of East Haven. When Freya becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces Joanna to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches. Madchen Amick and Freddie Prinze Jr are also in the cast.

34 comments:

  1. Witches of East End looks kind of fun. I think Jenna Dewan is even more gorgeous than her husband. Their baby must be so cute!!

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    1. and not only that their baby has gorgeous parents, but the kid also has amazing name - Everly :)

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  2. I'm pulling for Witches since some of it is filmed here in Wilmywood which brings jobs to locals, AND brings Channing to town to visit his wifey on the set!!!!

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    1. now that is a legit reason to support the show, Debs :)

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  3. at least the witches show is not a reality, as long as they stay off the regular channels they have a shot. and no more remakes.

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    1. yep, methinks ladies who watched that CHARMED show will watch this one too.

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  4. psychosexual horror - I'm not even sure what that means. :)

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  5. A new Ben Hur? Who could fill Charlton Heston's sandals?

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    1. anybody could fit that ebil man's sandals :)

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  6. I agree W/Debra She Who Seeks, (Pre NRA) Heston was awesome. I wonder if they will use a real chariot race, or CGI?

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    1. glad that you said pre NRA, because that man was pure evil.

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  7. I'm sure a new version of "Ben Hur" would be stunning, considering all the improvements in technology since the original was filmed, but the first is such an epic film. I hate to see it supplanted. Heston's politics aside, he WAS Ben Hur.

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    1. fingers crossed that in the new one they don't cast someone ebil like Heston :)

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  8. I'd kind of like to see what they come up with for stories on Penny Dreadful. :)

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  9. Looks like that housewives show, only with witches.

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  10. Witches of East End very good look , like this Dezmond .
    Cheers .

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  11. Ben Hur is an interesting choice for a film. There is a lot of potential for making this into a big budget visual fest.

    The Witches of East End isn't something I can watch. I know it's ridiculous but anything with the "Dark Art" freaks me out. It really scares me.

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    1. yep, those symbols scare me too, Anne. I do love good druids and warlocks, but it is generally scary when those ladies start meddling with dark magic

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  12. I like spooky entertainment. Penny Dreadful and Witches, come to me.

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    1. ladies will like those two, methinks :)

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  13. Ooh, Witches and Penny dreadful sound good. It'll be fun seeing a new Ben Hur.
    Isn't it about time for a history lesson? wink wink

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    1. Didn't have space for history lessons in last two days :) but the new one is coming as soon as the topic allows :)

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  14. Ben Hur is a classic film, hope they pick a good one ~ The Witches trailer though looks interesting ~ Thanks Dezzy ~

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    1. will be interesting to see who they cast for Ben Hur :) I vote for Josh Dallas from ONCE UPON A TIME :) or maybe Patrick Wilson

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  15. never seen the original ben hur

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    1. I think it lasts for six or seven hours LOL

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  16. Woah! I thought Josh Hartnett and Freddie Prinz Jr were long gone. Nice to see them back!

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    1. I thought so too :) but for some reason, in the absence of new talent, they're going back to forgotten faces....

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