Monday, September 16, 2013

EPIC MONDAY! 'CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX' FANTASY EPIC WITH MICHAEL SHEEN, ANEURIN BARNARD, IOAN GRUFFUDD, LENA HEADEY! 'VIKINGDOM' EPIC TRAILER & POSTERS WITH DOMINIC PURCELL! 'ANOMALY' SF EPIC MOVIE ADAPTATION

'CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX'
ANEURIN BARNARD, LENA HEADEY, IOAN GRUFFUDD
We're having an epic Monday today at HOLLYWOOD SPY. First, fantasy adventure THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX has been sold for US distribution and should hit cinemas sometime soon. The 25$ million epic has an epic cast too with Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd, Sam Neill, Lena Headey and Aneurin Barnard! Ancient mysteries, powerful evil, and a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic: seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artefact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!

'ANOMALY' SF EPIC
GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION
Speaking of epic stories, Relativity Media will make a movie adaptation of comic book ANOMALY from Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin. An epic adventure set in Earth's distant future, ANOMALY centres on Jon, a disgraced Conglomerate Enforcer, who is given a last precious chance for redemption by leading a rag tag group of explorers on a first contact mission to a newly discovered planet. The mission turns out to be a deadly trap. Marooned and with all their technology destroyed, the crew must rely solely on their wits to navigate the treacherous planet and earn the trust of the hostile, incredibly diverse, warring alien races if they want to have any chance to survive and get back to Earth. Joe Roth (OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN) is producing. The story is similar to STAR WARS in its epic scale.

VIKINGDOM EPIC MOVIE
DOMINIC PURCELL IS VIKING KING
Your special Monday treat for today is something from the epic genre: first trailer and posters for VIKINGDOM epic adventure of which we haven't really heard much before even though it hits cinemas October 4th! Based on Viking mythology, the action packed historical movie will see TV star Dominic Purcell playing Eirick, a forgotten king, who battles from hell and beyond to retrieve the mystical artefact, Odin's Horn, before Thor, the God of thunder, and his army can unleash its powers to conquer the world. Thor is on a mission to gather the key ancient relics - "Mjolnir" - his hammer from Valhalla, "Necklace of Mary Magdalene" from Mitgard and the "Horn" from Helheim. This needs to be accomplished before the Blood Eclipse, which happens once every 800 years, failing which, the pagan Viking Gods will never be able to rule and conquer mankind ever again. Only one man can stop him... Eirick, the undead. Thor is here played by Conan (funny, yes? :) Stevens, while the cast also has sexy  Natassia Malthe as Brynna and Jon Foo as Yang, Craig Fairbrass as Sven and Patrick Murray as Alcuin. The $16 million film is actually Malaysian (go figure) and directed by their helmer Yusry Abdul Halim, but is shot in English.

32 comments:

  1. VIKINGDOM sound Epic. 300 with Vikings?

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    1. Yep, it seems delightfully trashy, doesn't it? :) I like it... I just wish they had better visual effects since it seems they did have brilliant imagination in coming up with the visuals!

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  2. he reminds me of mel gibson in braveheart

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    1. they probably had the same horrid hairdo stylist :)

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  3. Vikingdom sounds good as does The Curse of the Midas Box. Lots to look forward to!

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    1. yep, it's and epic Monday here and we do love epic more than we like to eat bread :)

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  4. 3 good movies I do not know the when choosing , Midas Box great actors !
    Cheers

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    1. I wouldn't know which to pick either, Vincent :)

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  5. The Curse of the Midas Box sound good. Vikingdom, I'm mixed on- it's the 3D that makes me cringe. so few movies have ever had a decent plot AND 3D. And of course, 3D gives me a headache. :(

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    1. my daily newspapers just came out today in 3D version with 3D glasses as a gift... I wonder if I will get headaches from it or from the news inside :)

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    2. Wait - what? A 3D newspaper? Please tell me you're joking.

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    3. yep, it's true, I still haven't read them, they're waiting for me on my coffee table :) All the pictures in today's issue are in 3D. And they also added a special insert on the dinosaurs also in 3D.

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  6. i am in for all these things, when to find the time... wait what time is it?

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    1. it's already too late for what you've planned, Jeremy :) so better just move onto the movies....
      Unless, you were planning to feed the cat... it's never too late to feed the cat....

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  7. I like the sound of Course of the Midas Box. It sounds like a good adventure.

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    1. me too, hope we get a trailer for it soon, Sherry!

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  8. Mariah as a boy name? My daughter is not going to be pleased about that. (Her name is Mariah lol.) It does look good though!

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    1. it got everybody confused, so they even changed the title of the movie :)

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  9. Count me in for the first two, both of which look like they could be a ton of fun - if done right.

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    1. Delightful visual treats for sure, Marcy

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  10. Not sure I'm liking the look of Vikingdom, why do they have to Hollywood it all up for gods sake!!

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    1. oh, Ray, where is your taste for trashy delights? :PP

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  11. I want to see THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX. I'll watch anything with Gruffud.

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    1. I love him too and don't understand why he went missing from Hollywood after KING ARTHUR and FANTASTIC FOUR

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  12. From what I see here (on your so nice blog-of-a-so-nice-blogger), the second movie (Anomaly) looks the more promising !
    I suppose that the pictures come from the comic ?
    If yes (and even if "no"!), I like them!

    (I was smiling about me (!) because when you cite the names of Famous Actors, I never know that they exist !! ........err... I must go to the cinema most often!)

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    1. yes, the film will be based on a comic book written by the producer of the film. It will be a film of amazing visuals and scale and worldbuilding, kinda like STAR WARS.

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  13. I'm not really a fan of 3D! Most of the time it hurts on my eyes. I hope I can see a normal version.

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. me neither, I even think I'm immune to 3D since I never really see anything special with 3D glasses, they just make me dizzy :)

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    2. Yes those 3D glasses are terrible! My youngest gets migraine when he use them!

      Greetings
      Peter

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    3. ... and when wear optical glasses, it's the Hell !

      (and if the movie is good, it don't need 3D !!!)

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