Thursday, July 3, 2014

EPIC 'EXODUS GODS AND KINGS' IMAGES WITH CHRISTIAN BALE, AARON PAUL, BEN KINGSLEY, JOEL EDGERTON! FEDOR BONDARCHUK TO HELM 'ODYSSEUS' EPIC MOVIE! 'HOCUS POCUS' AND 'ENCHANTED' TO GET SEQUELS?

FEDOR BONDARCHUK TO HELM
 NEW 'ODDYSEUS' EPIC MOVIE
We're having an epic movie day today at HOLLYWOOD SPY, starting with the info coming from Warner Bros. According to 'Deadline' they have hired Russian filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk (who directed the biggest Russian blockbuster ever STALINGRAD last year) to helm their new big screen take on famous ODYSSEUS which will be a large scale adaptation of Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey'. The story will pick up after Warner's 2004. TROY, following the Greek king who tries to get back home to Ithaca after a decade of fighting in the Trojan War. On his perilous voyage home Odysseus will meet and fight cannibals, sea monsters, sirens and a Cyclops, while his wife Penelope is trying to defend his throne back home fending of power thirsty suitors. 

HOCUS POCUS & ENCHANTED
BOTH GETTING SEQUELS?
And two of the big family movies are getting their sequels: there are gossips that Tina Fey will produce the followup movie to HOCUS POCUS which would pick up years after the original, focusing on a housewife related to the Sanderson sisters. After a few  resurrected witches cause havoc while her children are out trick-or-treating, the housewife teams up with a witch hunter in a bid to save them. Instead of brilliant trio Bette Middler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, this one would have two actresses of Fey  or Melissa McCarthy type. Disney's ENCHANTED which starred Amy Adams, James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey will also get a sequel with SHREK 2 and SMURFS scribes hired to pen it.

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
EPIC NEW IMAGES WITH CHRISTIAN BALE, AARON PAUL, BEN KINGSLEY
When it comes to new images, I have an epic treat for you today: new pictures from Ridley Scott's Ancient Egypt epic adventure EXODUS:  GODS AND KINGS which arrives to theatres this December. Beside Christian Bale as Moses, the images also show Australian actor Joel Edgerton as his brother the villainous Pharaoh Rhamses, Aaaron Paul as Joshua and Ben Kingsley as Nun. Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro are pharaoh's parents Tuya and Seti. The historical movie will bring us an interpretation of the legendary exodus of the Israelites from Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually into their Promised Land as led by Moses and related in the Old Testament Book of Exodus. With the release of the new images I am guessing the first trailer is around the very close corner too! And you can see other images from the film in our previous post on the movie! Ridley Scott has promised a monumental spectacle with luxurious sets and lavish costumes.

29 comments:

  1. I do like the Epic movies.
    As long as Edgerton can bring out his inter Yul Brynner, he should be fine.

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    1. I'm not happy with his casting. Somebody keeps pushing him in Hollywood for some unknown reason... And you know I adore Australian actors.. but not him.... and Mel.....

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  2. Definitely an epic day! And, you know, I am a fan of Hocus Pocus. It's one of my favorite Halloween movies to watch. Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy would be a great duo for a remake. :)

    And Odysseus is about as epic as it gets, so that will be interesting to see.

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    1. I adore HOCUS POCUS, but unlike you, I don't like the idea of Tina and Melissa in it. The first movie was innocent, light, cute and charming... all that those two and their humour are not. I'm not watching if the original trio does not return.

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  3. Exodus looks very cool!

    I think I already saw Enchanted. It was cute.

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    1. Hope we get EXODUS trailer soon!

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  4. The myth of Odysseus has always been a favourite of mine!

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    1. mine too, especially after brilliant Glynn Iliffe's book KING OF ITHACA that I translated years ago... amazing book

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  5. I thought part of Enchanted was funny. When she clapped her hands together to get the mice and birds to help.

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    1. I've never seen the film, but I think I would enjoy it

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    2. I think you would. I enjoyed it. And I'd watch it again.

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    3. will do someday I do adore the cast

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  6. Wow, lots of good stuff here today, Dez. I like it all!

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  7. I really should watch Enchanted...
    Now that epic has the potential to be interesting.

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    1. And we do love to watch epicness in December

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  8. I wonder if Sean bean will reprise the role???

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  9. I loved Enchanted, but if Amy Adams isn't in the sequel, I probably won't watch it.

    Hocus Pocus could be good as a remake. I really didn't like the first one, so anything they do to update it would probably be a plus lol.

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    1. what, what? How and why didn't you like Hocus Pocus? What is there not to love? :) I mean Bette singing I PUT A SPELL ON YOU while wearing beaver front teeth :)

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  10. Oh, I loved Enchanted! I hope the two main characters are still going to be the main characters <3

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  11. Most impressive pics of EXODUS, looks great!

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    1. glad you like them, Phil, we're hoping for a trailer real soon

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  12. Great pics of Exodus , a period which I appreciate for the time . Cheers .

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    1. I know, Vincent, I'm giving you an inspiration for your current work :)))

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