Friday, May 9, 2014

IAN MCKELLEN IS SHERLOCK IN 'SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND'! 'RED TENT' HISTORICAL SERIES WITH REBECCA FERGUSON, MORENA BACCARIN! EPIC 'NORTHMEN A VIKING SAGA' TRAILER! LIAM NEESON IN 'A MONSTER CALLS'!

'THE RED TENT' EPIC SERIES
REBECCA FERGUSON, MORENA BACARIN, MINNIE DRIVER
Now here's a strong female cast: Rebecca Ferguson (THE WHITE QUEEN), Morena Baccarin and Minnie Driver will star in THE RED TENT historical mini series at Lifetime with two GAME OF THRONES stars Iain Glen and Will Tudor also in the cast! Based on Anita Diamant bestselling novel the two episode series will follow Dinah (Rebecca Ferguson), the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who is only briefly referenced in the Old Testament. Her happy childhood was spent inside the red tent where only the women of her tribe are allowed to gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Told through Dinah’s eyes, the series recounts the story of her mothers Leah (Minnie Driver), Rachel (Morena Baccarin), Zilpah and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob (Iain Glen), and his courtship of them. Dinah goes on to marry a
prince and fall out with her murderous brother Joseph (Will Tudor - remember him getting delightfully banged by Loras Tyrell in GOT?).  Debra Winger will portray Rebecca, Jacob’s mother.

LIAM NEESON
IN 'A MONSTER CALLS'
A potentially heartwarming story: Liam Neeson has signed on to star in A MONSTER CALLS a big screen movie adaptation of Patrick Ness' children fantasy novel.  To be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and also starring Felicity Jones, the movie, set for October 2016 release, will follow thirteen year old Conor O'Malley, who is dealing with his mother's sickness, school bullies and a yew tree in his backyard that turns into a monster that tells him strange stories. Over a period of time, the monster's stories give him the tools to come to terms with the truths of life. Liam Neeson will play the monster.
IAN MCKELLEN IS SHERLOCK IN 'A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND'
Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes will get yet another movie: Sir Ian McKellen will play him in A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND  in which Laura Liney will play his housekeeper! Based on Mitch Cullin's novel the movie will be directed by Bill Condon! Dealing with who Sherlock was and what happens when a man gets older, the film will be set in 1947 following Holmes who is living out his twilight years in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her son. The detective finds himself haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago, remembering only a confrontation with a volatile husband and secret bond with his wife.

'NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA' EPIC MOVIE TRAILER IS HERE
TOM HOPPER & RYAN KWANTEN
Today's trailer is for historical adventure movie NORTHMEN A VIKING SAGA starring a bunch of young stars  BLACK SAILS' Tom Hopper, TRUE BLOOD's Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, GAME OF THRONES' Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg!  A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps to defeat their pursuers one by one!

41 comments:

  1. Ian McKellen will no doubt be an awesome aged Holmes.

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    1. we could not imagine a better casting choice :) After many years, I might even like a Sherlock project :)

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  2. A Monster Calls is a beautiful novel.

    And more Vikings! I'm okay with that. :D

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    1. I imagine it is, I really like the blurb!
      We do love us Vikings (not the horrid History ones :)) I was too late for today's OUTLANDER poster, but will feature it tomorrow here :)

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  3. NORTHMEN amazing images , i love this !

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    1. it should be an epic movie, Captain

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  4. Liam Neeson as a monster sounds interesting. I'm glad Minnie Driver is still making movies. I thought she'd vanished from Hollywood years ago but suddenly she's been showing up in things.

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    1. Hope they make Liam's film a really magical and warm one.
      Yep, she also has a sitcom, methinks

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    1. but a good one - he showed his naked bum in GAME OF THRONES and got banged by a prince there :)

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    2. Wow. I didn't know that.

      Just put on a nice pot of pizza
      sauce. The house smells yummy.

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    3. Thanks, Dezzy.

      Now to finish the dinner dishes so
      that tomorrow I can have a clean sink.

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    4. we do love clean sinks!

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    5. It's Monday night as I write this. And tonight, all the dishes are done and I get to start tomorrow's food writing, in a nice clean workspace.

      So much, this makes me happy.

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  6. Northmen? Looks really nice...a nice title, nice picture, nice teaser...mmmm, like this!

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  7. Ooh, good stuff here today, Dez! I read The Red Tent and it was a fascinating read. Love the New Sherlock premise :)

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    1. I hear tones of people loved the book!

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  8. Well heck, that is cool about everyone's favorite wizard/magnet guy... now the great Sherlock... that is a great idea.

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  9. A MONSTER CALLS sounds great. I like that kind of story.

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    1. me too, if they make it heartwarming

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  10. Good trailer!
    Slight Trick of the Mind sounds intriguing....
    Have a pleasant evening, Dez.

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  11. First I've heard of Rebecca Ferguson

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    1. she plays the lead role in THEWHITE QUEEN series and will also star this summer in HERCULES

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  12. I will watch Ian McKellen in just about anything. I'm sure he will do a good job with his role. I just hope the movie is also good.

    I've been watching the History Channel's "Vikings" series and I like it, so that may be my motivation for wanting to see Northmen.

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    1. He is always impeccable, isn't he?

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  13. I like Sherlock stories, but have been unable to keep up with them all.

    Handsome first pic.

    I haven't read my Ness books yet. I probably will before watching any movies based on his books.

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    1. we do like Will Tudor in that edition :)
      Hope you enjoy the books when you read them

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  14. Ivan will be great as Sherlock and I see Liam is still keeping busy.

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  15. you are so in the know
    I love Ian McKlellan, and as Sherlock Holmes? Toot Sweet!

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    1. glad that one made you happy today :)

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  16. I have never heard of that children's book A Monster Calls. It sounds interesting. I think I will be catching that movie!

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    1. I haven't either, but is sounds lovely and heartwarming

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  17. What is Liam doing... giving me a flower or punching me in the face?

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    1. punching you for smelling his delicate flower

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