Friday, March 13, 2015

'BEOWULF' EPIC TV SERIES CASTS KIERAN BEW, WILLIAM HURT, EDD SPELEERS, JOANNE WHALLEY! 'HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2' TRAILER! OLIVER RIX IS KING DAVID IN 'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS' EPIC SERIES!

KIERAN BEW IS 'BEOWULF'
WILLIAM HURT, ED SPELEERS ALSO JOIN NEW EPIC TV SERIES
Earlier this winter I announced that British ITV will produce BEOWULF epic TV series and now the cast has been revealed! Stunning Kieran Bew from DA VINCI'S DEMONS will take the title role in the 13 part series, while the rest of the star studded cast will include William Hurt, Downton Abbey's and Eragon's Ed Speleers and Wolf Hall's Joanne Whalley! Also starring are Ian Puleston Davies (Coronation Street), David Ajala (Black Mirror), Ellora Torchia (Indian Summers) and Alex Price (Penny Dreadful). The story will be set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.

'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS'
 OLIVER RIX AS KING DAVID
Another epic series we're looking forward to, ABC's historical fantasy drama OF KINGS AND PROPHETS has cast its lead stars. The biblical drama which follows a battle weary king, a bitter prophet and a resourceful shepherd on a collision course with destiny will see Oliver Rix (THE MUSKETEERS) playing David, the second king of Israel. Simone Kessell from TERRA NOVA will play Anohim, the queen of Israel, the advisor to the throne as the wife of first king of Israel, Saul who will be played by Ray Winstone, while Maisie Richardson Sellers will be their youngest daughter princess Michal!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 TRAILER
DRAC'S PACK IS BACK!
Admittedly the first one was a rather boring affair, but at least it had great characters! HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 trailer is here! Dracula's (Adam Sandle) rigid monster only hotel policy has finallyrelaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half human, half vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis (Selena Gomez) is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. Mel Brooks joins the cast as Drac's father Vlad!

21 comments:

  1. It will be interesting to see how Beowulf does with modern audiences. I watched a version with Gerard Butler awhile ago that wasn't half bad.

    And The Hotel Transylvania movie might have been boring (don't know, didn't see it), but the characters are adorable. :))

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    1. yes, Gerard's was OK, unlike that atrocity with the horrid Angelina....

      I fell asleep five times during TRANSYLVANIA, it just didn't have dynamics, but the characters were delightful

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  2. I wonder if "Of Kings and Prophets" will give an honest depiction of the relationship of Jonathan and David. I doubt it.

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  3. You think they'll cover King David's boyfriend Jonathan?

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    1. he had a boyfriend? Now I must investigate....

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  4. I actually liked the first Hotel Transylvania, but agree, the storyline could have been a wee bit better. We will definitely be catching the second one!

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    1. although the scene of throwing a baby down a tower seems highly inappropriate even if it is a joke

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  5. Dezz: BEOWULF is such an interesting story any way!!
    Oliver Rix - Yow!
    Hotel Transylvania - I want to fly!! Great trailer :)
    (I hate that I've been so off schedule, late getting here.
    The music keeps me jumping. You understand - you've got
    a huge, NICE blog!)

    ELLIE GOULDING - LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO, I so totally love this song!!
    KHALED - AICHA - Love the beat!!! I'm going look for the lyrics.
    Thank you.

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    1. Can' way to see Kieran Bew in BEOWULF, he is so charismatic and stunning too! Tweeted us yesterday himself :) Such a darling gent...

      Ellie always has great songs, and Aicha is one of my all time faves, such a classic beat for all times!

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  6. I remember watching the animated film of Beowulf with Angelina on it on 3D screen and the gory scenes scared me. I wonder how it'll be like with a TV adaptation. I'm sure it would be epic.

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    1. yep, it's horrid whenever Angelina is in it.... Given that it is British TV it will be mild and family oriented as it should be!

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  7. Bring on the BEOWULF, if done correctly... then it will be accepted in this house.

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    1. It's ITV who usually make better shows than BBC so I reckon it should be good, especially with Bew in the lead role!

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  8. Hotel Transylvania looks like a cute one for the kids.

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  9. Hotel Transylvania looks like a cute one for the kids.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)