Friday, November 15, 2013

EPIC 'NOAH' APOCALYPTIC TRAILER WITH RUSSELL CROWE, LOGAN LERMAN, ANTHONY HOPKINS, DOUGLAS BOOTH! BBC TO MAKE 'DANGEROUS LIAISONS' TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES! SYFY TO MAKE 'BEOWULF' EPIC TV SERIES

SYFY TO MAKE
'BEOWULF' EPIC DRAMA SERIES
The main television news for today comes from 'Deadline' where they report about SyFy preparing BEOWULF television show! With SyFy moving into fantasy adventure waters with this project, the drama series will be an adaptation of the classic Old English epic poem that further examines the ancient hero’s rise to power and his feud with the dragon monster Grendel.
DEZZY'S LITERATURE LESSON
Although it is deemed as one of the most important works of Anglo Saxon literature,  this Old English epic poem (written by an anonymous poet sometime between the 8th and the early 11th century) went almost unnoticed for the first seven centuries of its existence. It was first published and started to be studied only in the 19th century!

DANGEROUS LIAISONS
TO BE MADE INTO BBC SERIES
In other television news, it seems that BBC will adapt famous novel DANGEROUS LIAISONS by Choderlos de Laclos into a television drama series. It will be done by Christopher Hampton who has earlier adapted the novel into a play and then also into the famous movie with John Malkovich and Glenn Close. The interesting twist is that he will incorporate some other 18th century French literary characters into the story. DANGEROUS LIAISONS follows the twisted games played by ex-lovers and rivals Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, who use sex in order to humiliate others.

'NOAH' EPIC TRAILER
 RUSSELL CROWE BUILDS THE ARK
And as I've announced earlier this week, here is the first trailer released for Russell Crowe's upcoming epic drama NOAH which should arrive into cinemas next March. Directed by Darren Aronofsky this biblical epic retells the story of Noah, an ordinary man who has a divine vision foretelling the apocalypse, and tries to warn people to cease their mistreatment of the Earth. Noah (Russell Crowe), his wife (Jennifer Connelly), his grandfather Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) and his children (Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth) become the sole survivors of a titanic flood, and are left to fend for themselves in the wilderness.

34 comments:

  1. Well good thing for Noah there would be no wilderness to wander. Virtually all land plants can't survive weeks underwater.

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    1. the question is how did all the animals from different continents managed to arrive there without ships and airplanes :)

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    2. or how they could all survive on one ship for weeks together. Polar bears and a mammal from the rain forest wouldn't' exactly live in the same climate.

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    3. and there would be many mutant babies around :)

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  2. It was first published and started to be studied only in the 19th century! - was completely unaware of that. Excited to see this show!

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    1. fingers crossed that it happens! You never know with SyFy

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  3. I do enjoy Russell Crowe in a movie and it looks like Noah will not disappoint!

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  4. I wonder if Anthony Hopkins knew that Methuselah was the oldest living person ever, and he is being typecast.

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    1. well, they couldn't cast Brad Pitt in it, could they? :PP

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  5. the animals came two by two... but where are the unicorns...

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    1. they were pooping rainbows somewhere since there was the flood - the perfect time for rainbows...

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  6. Noah looks good. Russell is an amazing actor.

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    1. if only I could understand half of the things he's saying :)

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  7. I would've never thought they'd make a series out of Beowulf. That's not the easiest poem to read!

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    1. Tell me about it, I even had to study it for my Old English Literature exam at college :( And English isn't my native tongue

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  8. Noah looks like it could be fun, as long as I don't take it too seriously.

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    1. you mean there's a possibility that the flood will really hit us? :)

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  9. So "Beowulf" was written somewhere between the 8th and 11th century, but didn't gain popularity until the 19th? Hmmm, with that kind of timetable in mind, my book is on schedule to make me a literary star in the 30th century or so. Darn. I'd better spend my royalties sloooooowly.

    As for Noah, that sounds super, but I sure wish he would have swatted those damned mosquitoes when he had the chance.

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    1. Well, better late than never :)
      Agreed on the pesky bugs :)

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  10. I have a problem with the whole "Noah" thing. It must have been an enormous boat!!! But hey, the film looks good. Excellent cast at any rate :)

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    1. nya, I don't like some of the people in the cast ... I think I prefer all the animals in the film :)

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  11. It's hard to imagine anyone in it but John Malcovich and Glenn Close, but I think the BBC series sounds pretty cool.

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    1. Maybe they will cast some really hot actors for the roles :)

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  12. The story of Noah doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Like Wendy says, the ark would have to have been enormous. But, I think the movie looks fantastic. Even if "destroying the world" really didn't take care of evil and wickedness.

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    1. I'm guessing this is why it's a Biblical story, Al :) Like most others from the Holy Book it is unrealistic and surreal :)

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    1. Kinda like our Fran at your place in speedos :)

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  14. Hmmm, not so sure about any of these today. Russell is hit or miss in most of his movies. The last few I've seen of his were total bores. However, I may catch Noah when it is released on DVD.

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    1. Russell is a snore bore, I agree, and half of the time I don't understand what he is saying because he constantly seems to be drunk....

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  15. Noah is a must see for me I think!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  16. Hey Dez,

    Been awhile since I've been over...too many people to do, so little time to do them. :) Noah looks fan-freaking-tastic! Can't wait for that one, although I wonder how they got those perfect 3/4 inch haircuts without an electric razor. Take care.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. too many people to do? That sounded naughty :)
      I always wondered how people shaved in the past!

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