Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JOSEPH FIENNES, NICOLE KIDMAN IN 'STRANGERLAND'! SOFIA COPPOLA HELMS 'LITTLE MERMAID' MOVIE! 'THE MAZE RUNNER' TRAILER! JOSH LUCAS JOINS DEBRA MESSING IN 'MYSTERIES OF LAURA'! KATHARINE MCPHEE IN 'SCORPION' SHOW

JOSEPH FIENNES
JOINS NICOLE KIDMAN IN STRANGERLAND DRAMA
It seems Nicole Kidman will get a new partner in Australian drama STRANGERLAND! Instead of Guy Pearce she will team up with Joseph Fiennes in this mystery drama in which  the story revolves around a couple whose teen kids turn up missing in the Australian Outback. Hugo Weaving is also in the cast! Before that, you shall watch Fiennes in Dwayne Johnson's Greek epic HERCULES THRACIAN WARS this summer!
LITTLE MERMAID LIVE ACTION MOVIE
And while we're waiting for MALEFICENT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND sequel and Cate Blanchett's CINDERELLA, LITTLE MERMAID will also get her live action movie to be directed by Sofia Coppola! According to 'Deadline' she is negotiating to helm Universal's movie on the Hans Christian Andersen's sea princess.

TELEVISION HEADLINES
KATHARINE MCPHEE IN CBS' 'SCORPION' PILOT
Over at the small screens, the show that I mentioned only yesterday, SCORPION, has just landed Katharine McPhee in the lead role! In the CBS pilot for the sf drama series she will play working-class hero and diner waitress Paige! The drama follows a global network of super-geniuses who fight against various threats of the modern age. Paige is the team's nanny and translator! Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas are in the cast!
JOSH LUCAS IN 'MYSTERIES OF LAURA'
Meanwhile, Josh Lucas has joined Debra Messing in NBC's new show MYSTERIES OF LAURA which follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals but not her hell-raising twin children. Lucas will play Jake, a clever cop with keen instincts who winds up being captain in the same precinct as his soon-to-be ex-wife, Laura — ex, if only Jake would sign the papers. A serial cheater who could schmooze his way out of the electric chair, Jake’s charm and coveted “good dad” role means he deftly leaves the parenting of his young twin children entirely to Laura.

THE MAZE RUNNER
THE FIRST TRAILER IS HERE!
Yesterday brought us the very first trailer for science fiction adventure THE MAZE RUNNER which will try to find its way into cinemas this September following a boy named Thomas who wakes up in a strange place called the Glade with no memory aside from his first name. The Glade is an enclosed structure populated by other boys, and is surrounded by tall, stone walls that protect them from monsters called Grievers that live in the Maze, which surrounds the walls around the Glade. Every day, some of the kids who are Runners venture into the labyrinth trying to map the ever changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit. As soon as Thomas arrives, unusual things begin to happen and the others grow suspicious of him. The Maze seems familiar to Thomas, but he's unable to make sense of the place despite his extraordinary abilities as a Runner. When the first girl arrives in the Glade, she brings a message that she will be the last one to ever arrive in the Glade, as the end is near.

36 comments:

  1. Maze Runner is looking good...good and intriguing...

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    1. it does have a monumental setting :)

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  2. Maze Runner seems intriguing. Looking forward to seeing Josh Lucas and Debra Messing together.

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    1. they could be a potentially good TV tandem!

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  3. The Maze Runner looks pretty cool. The Little Mermaid? Live Action? Not so sure about that one.

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    1. I'm not sure now that Sofia is directing. Never liked her work

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  4. Had forgotten about the Rocks Hercules movie!

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    1. I really hope they will give us posters, pictures and a trailer for it SOON! The same goes for DRACULA UNTOLD

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    1. So many YA movie adaptations this year....

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  6. I've had a crush on Sofia Coppola since Godfather III.
    THE MAZE RUNNER looks interesting. What is it with kids these days, always ending up in hunger games and mazes!

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    1. don't get me started on the subject, Dave! I cannot stand most of the modern YA books.

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  7. Joseph Fiennes is a much better choice; he's exceptionally attractive ;)

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    1. indeed, he has sex with you only by watching you with those eyes :)

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    2. I thought I felt a little heat coming off the screen. :P

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    3. My goodnes. I was about to comment but after reading these last few, I plum forgot what I was going to say.

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  8. So many people were twittering about The Maze Runner yesterday. I guess I better figure out what that's all about and read the book.

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  9. Little Mermaid in live action? that might be weird

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    1. well she does lose her scales almost at the beginning

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  10. I'm looking forward to the Maze Runner.

    and I'd just like to say, Joseph Fiennes is a bit of all right :)

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  11. So, I picked up The Maze Runner books after you first mentioned it here. I liked them, but they did seem to drag a bit at times, and some things just didn't flow as well as they should have. I do hope the movie is much better. I don't think the books or the movies would be your cup of tea though Dezzy.

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    1. they probably wouldn't, Theresa :) I do tend to avoid modern YA big time. But as an English literature professor I do tend to have high standards

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    2. I try to read from many different genres, so I don't miss out on something good. I agree, most YA is crap, but some of it I really do like. Just like classics. Some good, some bad. It took me a while to read another classic after that trash Anna Karenina. I flipping hated that book with a passion! It took me an entire summer to read because I had to keep walking away from it. I kept hoping it would get better, but by the end I wanted to set it on fire.

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    3. he he :) I loved ANNA KARENINA, but I generally adore Russian realism especially Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Their books are about psychology and decisions we make. The dislike you have for ANNA, I have for another Russian novel of that age - QUIET FLOWS THE DON :)
      There are good books in YA, but rarely in the dystopian genre of it. I hate how they put children and teens in situations they never should be put.

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  12. Great trailer Maze Runner , i love it !
    Greetings .

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  13. I stand corrected. Till now I had been led to believe her name was KATHARINE MCPEE. Do you reckon I need glasses, Dezz? I like Nicole... in some disturbed-n-scary way.

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    1. A Scottish pee? Such true delight, Blue!

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    2. I like the sound of IT ;)

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    3. I wonder if Scots will go independent soon.

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    4. They're not independent? I thought they'd long stopped feeling united. So how do you explain Highlander 2?

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    5. somebody didn't behead the Highlander well and proper in the first one.... You know that is the only way to kill us hunky immortals ....

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)