Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TOM HOPPER TO DIRECT EDDIE REDMAYNE IN 'THE DANISH GIRL'! ROLAND EMMERICH GETS RIGHTS ON 'MAYA LORD' EPIC ADVENTURE! CARY FUKUNAGA TO HELM 'THE BLACK COUNT' HISTORICAL DRAMA

 EDDIE REDMAYNE IN 
TOM HOOPER'S 'THE DANISH GIRL'
Deadline reports today that after LES MISERABLES director Tom Hooper will again reunite with Eddie Redmayne (PILLARS OF THE EARTH, BIRDCAGE)! The blueeyed actor will apparently take the lead role in THE DANISH GIRL a big screen adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel that dealt with the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. After Einar stood in for a female subject that Gerda was supposed to paint, the painting became incredibly popular, leading to Einar becoming one of the first men ever to undergo a sex change operation in 1930. It was previously meant for Nicole Kidman to play Einar and Gwyneth Paltrow to play Gerda. Later this summer you shall watch Redmayne as an alien in JUPITER ASCENDING and possibly in the reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR!

ROLAND EMMERICH
'MAYA LORD' HISTORICAL EPIC
Deadline also writes that  Roland Emmerich might return to the epic genre again since he has acquired the rights on MAYA LORD historical novel by John Coe Robbins about Gonzalo Guerrero, who was shipwrecked in 1511 on a mysterious shore in the New World. He and his Spanish crew members were enslaved by a Mayan tribe, and, after he sees no hope of escaping, the adventurer tries to find a way to advance in their society. When one of his fellow captives joins Cortes, Guerrero rises within the Mayan tribe to become one of their top warlords, as they try to turn away Cortes and other Spanish conquistadors. Gonzalo Guerrero eventually married the daughter of a Mayan chieftain, and is regarded as the father of the first Mestizo family, a term given to individuals of European and Native American descent. Emmerich first has to do INDEPENDENCE DAY II though!

'THE BLACK COUNT' MOVIE
ON ALEXANDRE DUMAS' FATHER
Speaking of epics, Cary Fukunaga (TRUE DETECTIVE, JANE EYRE) will direct THE BLACK COUNT with the help of singer John Legend as a producer. It will be a movie adaptation of Tom Reiss' novel 'The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo', which chronicles the life of French Revolution general Thomas Alexandre Dumas, the father of legendary writer Alexandre Dumas. Thomas Alexandre Dumas was born to a French nobleman and an African slave, who went on to become the highest ranking non-white soldier to serve in any European army. He was said to be a favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his adventures served as the basis for his son's books such as 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' and 'The Three Musketeers'.

39 comments:

  1. A lot of epic movies and they all sounds interesting especially The Danish Girl.

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    1. I hope they all get made... we've seen so many books which were sold for a movie adaptation which never later happened....

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  2. That's a good bit of history about Dumas. I had not realized the writer's father was a military figure.

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    1. I hadn't either, but it is such an intriguing piece of story!

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    1. I do agree. We so need us a Mayan epic on the big screen

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  4. All 3 of these sound great! History from the margins.

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  5. ooh, MAYA LORD could be good. I love anything ancient history.

    I'm capped this month so my intertube is superslow... For a while there, all I could see was the top half of the Maya Lord book cover. Nice top half though ;)

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    1. and we haven't had films from that intriguing era! Although some TV shows on it have been announced.

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    2. Dezzy would've preferred a different half :p

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  6. Fascinating info, Dez. I didn't know about Dumas, Wegener and Guerrero. Thanks! I really enjoyed the post.

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    1. it was quite an educational post for me as well :)

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  7. Hey Dez. Hope your day is going or went well. Started to warm up here a bit today. But still needed to dress warm. They tell me spring is coming, but I don't believe it.

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    1. we've been having a rainy season for two weeks now, with torrential downpours in the south with tones of floods down there.... and we had ice yesterday afternoon too!

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    2. Ice? Yikes.

      Heat on again today here. Made more dog treats last night. They're crunchy and the pups love them but to me, not as tasty as the chicken bone ones.

      Or the peanut butter dog treats. Now THOSE were killer good.

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    3. yep, buckets of ice fell from the sky in ten minutes! Wouldn't be surprised if it destroyed fruit trees :(

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    4. Oh no. I hope it doesn't. That always makes me sad to hear.

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  8. Great read on THE BLACK COUNT. I always know that when I come here, I not only learn of entertainment, but I get Dezzy's daily dose of history! ;-)

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    1. we'll Dezzy is a real-life professor after all :)))

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  9. I didn't know of the father, but I knew of Alexandre Dumas

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    1. me neither, so interesting to find out that new fact! I didn't even know he was from a mixed marriage

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  10. Maya Lord sounds very interesting. Puts "If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them" into perspective!

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    1. it should be a really intriguing and epic story

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  11. Excellent fare today darling. I've never heard the story of The Danish Girl before. It does look like they've made a better decision on the cast. Kidman and Paltrow just don't have enough depth to do anything really serious.

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    1. agreed, I can't imagine what kind of borefest it would've been with those two together....

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  12. I've never heard of Wegener before and would love to see this movie.

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    1. it is rather intriguing isn't it?

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  13. It looks like we're in for some interesting historical movies. I love those.

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    1. As you know, HOLLYWOOD SPY is one of world's leading places for historical movies and shows

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  14. Did you say, Independence Day II? Say you didn't.

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    1. Good... You almost had me worried.;)

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    2. Self-denial is one of my fave tools too :)

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    3. I know. You stole it from me when I wasn't looking.

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    4. I can give it back if thou needs it :)

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    5. That's all right. I've got an endless supply.

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