Friday, July 11, 2014

NEW 'LOVE, ROSIE' POSTERS AND TRAILER WITH LILY COLLINS, SAM CLAFLIN! 1ST IMAGE OF IAN MCKELLEN AS 'MR. HOLMES'! 'CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR' PREHISTORICAL TV SERIES! SYFY ORDERS 'THE MAGICIANS' FANTASY PILOT! 'THE ZOO' MINI SERIES AT CBS

FIRST IMAGE OF IAN MCKELLEN
AS SHERLOCK HOLMES
And you've probably seen this already by now: the first image of Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in MR. HOLMES! Directed by Bill Condon (who already worked with Ian in brilliant GODS AND MONSTERS) the movie is set in the year 1947 with the story revolving around a retired Sherlock Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper (played by Laura Liney) and her son, who also wants to be a detective. Holmes is still haunted by a 50-year-old unsolved case which he can only remember fragments of. Patrick Kennedy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Phil Davis and Milo Parker also star.

NEW TELEVISION SHOWS
PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE 'THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR'
In TV news, Lifetime is planning to turn the best selling novel  series by Jean M. Auel THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR into TV series. To be executive produced by Oscar winner Ron Howard, the historical adventure takes place at a time in prehistory more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopt blond and blue-eyed Ayla! As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage, she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who will one day be clan leader..

SYFY'S 'THE MAGICIANS' SERIES
Meanwhile, over at SyFy they have ordered yet another new science fiction series pilot! This new one will be based on Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIANS  bestselling fantasy series, a trilogy of books, which revolves around a group of New York twentysomethings who, while studying magic, discover the fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses a grave danger to humanity.


 'THE ZOO' MINI TV SERIES
Over at CBS they're preparing a TV series based on James Patterson's novel THE ZOO! To run next summer in 13 episodes the story of THE ZOO is set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet. A young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike. The show will air at Netflix immediately after its run at CBS.


LOVELY 'LOVE, ROSIE' POSTERS
 LILY COLLINS & SAM CLAFLIN
New posters and a new trailer are here for one of the most adorable of the upcoming movies LOVE, ROSIE which has one of the cutest tandems ever - Lily Collins and Sam Claflin in the lead roles. Based on Celia Ahern's book WHERE RAINBOWS END, the movie follows Rosie and Alex who are inseparable throughout their childhood and teenage years but, despite their friendship having romantic undertones, never manage to get it together. When Alex leaves to study at Harvard and Rosie is left as an accidental single mother in the UK, it seems that they will never be united.

43 comments:

  1. Didn't Darryl Hannah do a movie based on the Clan of the Cave Bear years ago? I'll have to get my books out and start re-reading.

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    1. She did, I saw the pics from that movie earlier today while I was googling the book cover :)

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  2. I'm curious about the Sherlock Holmes movie. Great cast in that one. I didn't understand at first why Ian McKellan was cast for that, but now I see it's fifty years later. :)

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    1. yep, it's a retired Sherlock :) Kinda like a male Miss Marple :)

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  3. well hello, lily... that's it. clan made a film, no need for an updated... retelling.

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    1. we do love love love Lily of the Phil's valley....

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  4. Sherlock will solve the case if he remembers to.

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    1. he did take too much drugs in his youth....

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    2. Who didn't..no realy
      I don't remember...

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    3. Weed will do that to the memory :)

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    1. he will be thrilled to hear it :)

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    2. Me too. Love anything to do with, Sherlock :)

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    3. the only Sherlock I know was Jeremy Brett :)

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  6. Good stuff here today, Dez! I would definitely like Mr. Holmes and Clan of the Cave Bear and The Magicians could also both be good (loved the books) depending on who's in charge of the making.

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    1. I'm excited about the bear clan too, we've never had any prehistoric series on TV!

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  7. Love, Rosie looks cute.

    I read Auel's first two books. I always imagined stunning settings for them. I wasn't able to finish The Magicians.

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    1. I think we will deeply enjoy LOVE, ROSIE, it's our fave genre and the cast is flawless

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  8. Many years ago, I tried to read "The Clan of the Cave Bear" because everyone was raving about it, but I found it absolutely unreadable. Hopefully the TV series will be better. I'm looking forward to "Mr. Holmes" because I love Sherlock Holmes, Ian McKellen and Laura Linney! I'm sure that story will explore the ravages of time on the Great Detective's brain but he will undoubtedly triumph in the end.

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    1. fingers crossed! Is it too childish or too boring? We haven't had anything prehistoric in live action projects ever since Emerich's 10,000 BC

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    2. Was that before or after "Quest for Fire"? I really enjoyed that movie.

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    3. had to google QUEST! It was directed by Jean Jacques Annaud! He is one of my faves!
      Emerich's was shot a few years ago and QUEST is from the time when Dezzy was 3 years old :)

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  9. I don't think I could watch another person do Sherlock Holmes after Benedict Cumberbatch's incredible portrayal though his is a modernization.

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    1. I only support Jeremy Brett's Sherlock

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  10. I still LOVE Laura Linney, even though she's started to blend into the background in recent years. The Truman Show is one of my all-time favorite movies.

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    1. she is one of them unnoticeable actresses which are, for some unknown reason, loved by critics.... Helen Hunt, Linney, Marcia Gay Harden,

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  11. Ian M should make an interesting Sherlock. Love, Rosie looks like fun!

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  12. Lots of good stuff today. Love Ian and that sounds great as a premise. I wasn't intrigued by Magicians until the end, but then I was hookef.

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    1. Judging from today's comment, MAGICIANS isn't a book to read :)

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  13. Clan of the Cave Bear! Really. That's interesting. And that new Sherlock is fascinating.

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    1. we do need us a prehistoric series!

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  14. Hey Dezzy! Love, Rosie looks adorable. =)

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  15. Good stuff coming down the pike.

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  16. I think Clan of the Cave Bear is going to be a huge hit. I used to work in a bookstore and Jean M. Auel books were hot sellers. People were constantly complaining about how many years it took her to write sequels.

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    1. ooh, she is a lady! Didn't even know that :)

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    2. I sure hope she is a lady. I have never read the books or looked up the author, but everyone would always say "it's taking HER too many years to write more" so I just assume it was a woman lol.

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  17. Oh c'mon! Not another Sherlock Holmes? :(

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    1. And no mention of Lily? How dare you, sir?

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    2. Ah... Lily. She who will never be mine you mean?

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)