Saturday, November 22, 2014

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD IN 'PETE'S DRAGON' REMAKE? 'DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN' FIND A WRITER! 1ST 'JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL' BBC FANTASY SERIES IMAGE! DISNEY TO TACKLE 'GOBLINS'

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD
TO STAR IN 'PETE'S DRAGON'
Some casting news for a most delightful project: Disney is eyeing Bryce Dallas Howard for the female lead in their live action PETE'S DRAGON remake! The movie will take place in a forest where little Pete (Oakes Fegley) lives with his pet dragon Elliot, after his parents died in a car accident. Robert Redford will be playing a local resident who tells tales of dragons that no one in town believes, and Bryce might play his daughter! Oona Laurence will play the daughter of a mill owner, while the other characters will include a forest ranger who finds young Pete, the mill owner and his greedy brother. The dragon will be done as CGI!

DRAGON RIDERS OF PERN
Speaking of dragons, Sarah Cornwell has been hired to pen the DRAGON RIDERS OF PERN adaptation, based on the first book in Anne McCaffrey's 22-novel series which follows a young girl named Lessa, the only one to survive the assassination of her family, who rules over part of the planet Pern. She disguises herself as a servant in the house of  the new ruler, but her surprisingly strong telepathic abilities take her on a journey to restore the longtime tradition of dragon-riding, as she discovers the secret history of her homeland.

BBC'S FANTASY SERIES
'JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL' REVEAL 1ST IMAGE
And staying in the fantasy genre, check out the first image from BBC's new TV series JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL in which Bertie Carvel stars as aspiring London magician Jonathan Strange, while Eddie Marsan's Mr Norrell uses his own magical abilities to dazzle townsfolk in the north of England. The destinies of these two men become intertwined during the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

DISNEY TO TACKLE 'GOBLINS'
Strange creatures will also be seen in Disney's GOBLINS which is to be directed by Peter Segal! The movie will be an adaptation of  'Goblins! A Survival Guide And Fiasco In Four Parts', a book written by Ari Berk and illustrated by Hugo award winning Brian Froud, who was Jim Henson’s conceptual designer on 'Labyrinth' and 'Dark Crystal'! The book is a fantasy encyclopaedia of goblins, a subspecies of faery, maleficent creatures that cause all manner of havoc in the human realm!

46 comments:

  1. I've never actually read any of the Pern novels, despite my best intentions, so I'll be curious to see how it turns out. As for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, I thought it was a brilliant concept marred by poor pacing and dense writing, so the ability of a screen adaptation to deal with all of that is very exciting.

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    1. I wish I read them as a kid as they appeared one by one, now it is just too much of them to tackle :) But I'm extremely excited about the film, hope it is our new LOTR and HOBBIT epic saga.

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  2. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL sounds interesting. Love the artwork too :)

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    1. hope we get a trailer soon, but knowing BBC they will probably show it a week before airing

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  3. I hope that PBS in the US shows "JS & Mr N" so that I can see it too. Never read the book -- too big and daunting.

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    1. They might, although I haven't seen it on the list of their 2015 shows that they've announced last week, just WOLF HALL, VICIOUS and INDIAN SUMMERS

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  4. You look dashing in your ice blue and white! Love the dezzy flakes with the dezzy balls!!

    I'm up for some goblins - maybe a flying dragon or two.

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    1. Also - Lenny Kravitz/Chamber is super hot!

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    2. Me is the king of stripes :)
      I generally don't like Lenny, but this new song of his just has such a contagious rhythm and beat :)

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    3. I like the heavy bass. Surprising is the symphonic concert intro...

      I wanted to say thanks for your visits to my blog homes. Have a great weekend. :)

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    4. I love it when songs have symphonic elements, especially violins, which is why Coldplay's VIVA LA VIDA and ALL TIME LOW from Wanted are some of my faves, not to mention the violins in Zeljko Joksimovic's LANE MOJE and NOCTURNO from Secret Garden

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    5. looks best in my Booty Camp picture.

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    6. and the only time I've ever had some black hair on my forehead :)

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    7. Robotic hair transplant surgery... No?

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  5. Wow, those goblins look freaky. Hope Disney can tackle them...

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    1. I'm sure they will be positively delightful :)

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  6. Every time I see Ron Howard's daughter in anything, all I can think is about how much her appearance has magically changed since her early movies. She was pretty then, but in a "girl you'd think was pretty at the supermarket" type of way. Now, thanks to the help of some good makeup artists, stylists, and perhaps a little help from plastic surgery's finest...she looks movie star beautiful.

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    1. What I'm talking about: http://famesurgery.com/has-bryce-dallas-howard-had-plastic-surgery/

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    2. I remember that back at the beginning she even had brown hair, which in the combination with her white skin made her look rather bland, and then she dyed it ginger and turned into a rather stunning belle :) And I think most celebs had something done, I mean even I had something done LOL

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  7. Goblins on screen would be interesting.

    Years ago I tried to read Strange & Norrell, but couldn't get into the book. I'd like to try again.

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    1. hope the series is easier to watch than the book is to read :)

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  8. I read a few of the Dragonrider of Pern books well as Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell so it will be interesting to see the screen version...

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    1. it is always fun to watch book adaptations

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  9. Goblins were the villains in an old movie stupidly called Troll 2. It's extremely stupid, but freaked me out as a kid.

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  10. Anne McCaffrey wrote THE BOOKS on dragon etiquette. Did you know Lessa is my alter ego Dezzy? Love the new grey colors.

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    1. hope the actress they will choose for Lessa won't disappoint you!
      It's a winter wonderland here at the blog :)

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  11. The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth were 2 of my all time favorite movies as a child. I suspect I am going to fall in love with Goblins too!

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    1. hope they make them fun and warm not weird and dark :)

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    2. Why can't they be both? I thought both Labyrinth and Dark Crystal had some weird and dark moments, but there were some fun and warm elements to each as well!

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    3. because lil' Dezzy is sick of darkness in this life.

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  12. Love the atmosphere of the last two pictures, sounds great!

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  13. Some fun projects coming out. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell already intrigues, and Goblins too!

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    1. we do like them Goblins... not under our beds...

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  14. The Dark Crystal... I love that movie.

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    1. Hi Blue....LOVE that movie!
      How u doing?

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    2. Hi Dez....
      These all look fabulous!
      You never saw the Dark Crystal?
      Excellent movie....
      Enjoy your evening....
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. I haven't, it was never aired here when I was a baby coon, and I've only heard recently about it when it was announced it might get a remake

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    4. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not a remake!

      HAR!!!!!!!!

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    5. har to you as well, har har and har

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