Thursday, February 6, 2014

TOM HIDDLESTON IN 'HIGH RISE' MOVIE ADAPTATION! MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY & KEN WATANABE IN 'SEA OF TREES'! KIT HARINGTON & ALICIA VIKANDER IN WW1 EPIC 'TESTAMENT OF YOUTH'!

TOM HIDDLESTON TO
TOPLINE 'HIGH RISE'!
The Independent has revealed that world's favourite actor Tom Hiddleston will star in the movie adaptation of JG Ballard's book HIGH RISE to be directed by British filmmaker and DR WHO director Ben Wheatley! The story of the book revolves around the lives of an affluent community cut off from society in a luxury block of flats. Closed off from their surroundings they slowly descend into violence and start to turn one against another. The 1975 satire centres on debauchery and the primal urges of the humanity. This is not the first of Ballard's books to get a movie adaptation since back in the 80s Steven Spielberg gained numerous Oscar nominations for his adaptation of Ballard's EMPIRE OF THE SUN!

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
KIT HARINGTON AND ALICIA VIKANDER IN WWI DRAMA
According to 'The Hollywood Reporter', Kit Harington and Alicia Vikander will work again after SEVENTH SON. They will take the lead roles in TESTAMENT OF YOUTH too! The big screen adaptation of Vera Brittain's autobiography from 1933 describes her World War I experiences  when she had to leave Oxford in order to become a nurse in the war in which she will lose both her fiance and brother. After the war ended, she tried to get her life back on track, but found herself  as part of a lost generation. She later returned to Oxford to become a feminist and a writer. Alicia Vikander will play Vera Brittain while Kit Harington will be her fiance.

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
 TO TRAVEL THE 'SEA OF TREES'
Only last week I presented you the first trailer for LONG WAY DOWN about four different people who meet at a top of a skyscraper while trying to commit suicides, and we already have another similar project brewing in Tinseltown: 'The Wrap' reports that Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey will star in Gus Van Sant's SEA OF TREES together with Ken Watanabe! Last year's Black List script is set in the "Suicide Forest" near Mount Fuji in Japan revolving around an American (Matthew McConaughey) who goes there in order to take his own life, but is interrupted by a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) who is trying to make his way out of the forest after having second thoughts about his own suicide. They then go on a journey of reflection and survival.

NEW BOOK 'ICE DOGS'
FROM TERRY LYNN JOHNSON!
Our dear friend and Canada's bestselling author Terry Lynn Johnson has a new book out so don't forget to check out her website! ICE DOGS: Lost. That's how 14-year-old dogsledder Victoria Secord has felt ever since her father died. A champion musher, Victoria is independent, self-reliant, and thanks to her father, an expert in surviving the unforgiving Alaskan bush. When an injured "city boy" and a freak snow storm both catch Victoria and her dog team by surprise, however, a routine trip becomes a life or death trek through the frozen wilderness. As temperatures drop and food stores run out, Victoria must find a way to save them all in this high stakes, high adventure middle grade novel of endurance, hope and finding your way back home.

48 comments:

  1. Hiddleston, debauchery and the primal urges of humanity? Oooooo, count me in!

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    1. we've already got hiddles from it, yes? :)

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  2. You had me at Tom Hiddleston, but add Ben Wheatley and now you have pure awesomeness!

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    1. Yep, the Hiddlestud element made me happy and I knew the Wheatley element would make you as well, Dave :)

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  3. Happy Good Morning, Dezzy.

    I've got organic beets on my shopping list. Hope they look good when and if I hit the market today.

    I see the sun though. Soooo pretty.

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    1. and I've made pizza for lunch after almost a year of not eating it :) But very simple, just garlic ketchup, two spoons of diced oyster mushrooms and some dried dill and vegetable cheese.

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    2. Woohoo, to pizza. Sounds delish.

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    3. PS Ivy, you can find my Facebook profile here: https://www.facebook.com/miroslavbasicpalkovic

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    4. Oh my gosh, I eat socks, I supply socks. That is so funny to me because Wiggy is a Sock Monster. Seriously funny stuff.

      Saw two of your bakes. Very cool. The smoked tofu swirls looked pretty even without the egg wash.

      Wish me luck. I'm headed to the market in hopes of good beets. Then to make some beet root powder. Then mash and then juice. I get three beets so I'll give it a go three ways. For Valentine bread.

      Thanks for the idea and boogie boogie.

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    5. My Facebook there is filled with funny stuff :)
      If you click on the picture there of my bakes, and scroll over it you will find a link to DEZZ IN THE KITCHEN album where you can see all my recipes :)

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    6. That sounds good. I am home from the market with four baby organic beets. That means I get to eat one too. I love them sliced thin, eaten like chips/crisps. But I also love to juice them.

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    7. I found it. Cool beans.

      Just looking quickly, they all look pretty darn good. Yum yum.

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    8. Mayo scones, interesting. We have mayo cakes around here, but I've never tried one.

      Okay doke, back to the kitchen. My dough is just about ready for final rise, then bake.

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    9. mayo scones are interesting in the way that mayo makes them soft but it doesn't give them any special taste, so I prefer to put ketchup in them :)

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  4. tom, is a cool cat... did you know he was up for the role of thor, i just found out... it would have been a different film.

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    1. He is a total tomcat :) Yes, his auditioning video was all over the net last week :)

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  5. I love ice dog images and landscapes are stunning.
    Greetings .

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    1. Terry's book has the most amazing cover :)

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  6. Hiddles. Yes...please. I'm also looking forward to his film with Tilda Swinton.

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    1. I have the biggest crush on Hiddles!

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  7. Just popping into say thank you for Tom Hiddlestone on my blog roll!!

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    1. we will use any opportunity to put the Hiddlestud element there :)

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  8. Sea of Trees could be really good. I would definitely give it a watch. Thanks!

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  9. Ice Dogs sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out. That was nice of you to put in a plug for your friend!

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    1. Terry is such a dear person and she was so generous and kind to send me a copy of her book!

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  10. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. glad you did, Andrew! Something for everyone :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Sea of Trees sounds interesting. I usually like McConaughey movies as does the hubs, so we will probably catch this one when it comes to dvd.

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    1. You should see him in the film he is nominated for an Oscar this year, he is really great in it

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  12. Ooh, it's "Show some skin" Thursday. :D

    I'll never tire of that photo of Kit. And, yes, Tom Hiddleston is now one of my most favorite actors. He's got an old school charm about him that I really like. :)

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    1. which doesn't necessarily mean that we're showing skin behind our computers too :)
      What I like about Hiddlestud most, beside the fact that he blessed me personally that one time :) which I always like to brag about, is that he is such a kind, nice, loving person and a huge humanitarian!

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  13. Terry's book is AWESOME!!! Can't recommend it enough! :)

    High Rise sounds a bit like Lord of the Flies for adults! :P

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  14. I am distracted by the guys here specially Matthew Dezzy ~ That Ice Dog story looks good ~ Thanks for the updates ~

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    1. it was an eye candy day here today :) Glad you like Terry's book!

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  15. I do love that cover for Ice Dogs.

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    1. it's lovely, isn't it? Reminds me a bit of a book I did some six years ago and I love that style of doing covers with an image up and image down

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  16. I wonder if Hiddleston will have some role in Avengers 2 or will just return to original stuff

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    1. I don't really care much for AVENGERS and other superhero flicks

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  17. Oooh, I love the book High Rise. And Ben Wheatley is a great choice for the direction.

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  18. Kit Harington's abs distract me. After I watched the Pompeii trailer, I thought they were CGI or painted on (a la 300) but no. And they look even more impressive in real life. I've never seen Mr. Harington in anything before, but I'm now looking forward to watching his upcoming projects. :D

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    1. he is rather pleasant on the eye ;)

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    2. PS abs in 300 weren't painted on, actors actually had a six month training designed especially for them prior to the shooting

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  19. Ok, not painted on just digitally enhanced. :)

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    1. not even that, sister/brother :) Seriously, Google it and you will find websites and videos which describe and show the special regime and fitness training that the actors in it underwent for a long period of time in order to change their bodies for the film, you can even find stunning pictures of actors (Vincent Regan for example) before and after the specially designed training. It inspired tones of other fitness programmes later on in real life not just in the movie world, because prior to 300 films mostly had actors who were already muscly but in this one they turned normal actors into fitness stars. Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, David Wenham, are just some of them

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  20. Tom, Tom, Tom...yes, a most gorgeous and stunning man. And such a brilliant actor.

    I love you for spotlighting books. You are a great friend to authors as well being the best Spy for Hollywood.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)