Saturday, March 21, 2015

SIR LANCELOT 'MAN AT ARMS' FILM! THREE NEW ROBIN HOOD MOVIES: 'HOOD', 'ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS', 'NOTTINGHAM AND HOOD'! 'HOUDINI AND DOYLE' TV SERIES TO TEAM UP ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND THE FAMOUS MAGICIAN

'MAN AT ARMS' EPIC MOVIE
ON OLDER SIR LANCELOT
Since Hollywood seems to be obsessed with English Medieval times, two new projects set in the period have been announced, joining Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR. Jonathan Liebesman (NINJA TURTLES) will helm MAN AT ARMS working again with producer Basil Iwanyk with whom he did CLASH OF THE TITANS. The story follows Sir Lancelot as an older man who is bent on making amends after his love for Guinevere (and hers for him) ended up destroying Arthur’s Camelot.

THREE NEW ROBIN HOOD MOVIES
Jeremy Lott who worked on the script for the above mentioned MAN AT ARMS is also writing HOOD for Sony, in which Robin Hood story is described as 'Fast and Furious' meets 'Mission: Impossible'! Meanwhile, Lionsgate has entered the Robin Hood race with ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS which is described as an edgier take on the famous hero who takes from the rich and gives to the poor. It is written by Joby Harold who wrote Ritchie's KING ARTHUR. The third project is Disney's NOTTINGHAM AND HOOD, which will be more adventurous and fairy taleish! 

'HOUDINI & DOYLE' TV SHOW
TEAMING UP SHERLOCK'S AUTHOR AND THE FAMOUS ILLUSIONIST
Meanwhile, Fox and British ITV will team up to produce HOUDINI & DOYLE historical series, a supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini! In the ten episode series, the two of the great characters of the 20th century, Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker, and Doyle, creator of the world’s greatest detective and a paranormal aficionado, grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant. Although they’re both rich, famous and brilliant, they’re the original odd couple, with Houdini believing in nothing, Doyle in everything.

37 comments:

  1. Guy Ritchie still hard at work after no longer being Madonna's arm candy huh?

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    1. I'm guessing he gets much harder when Madonna is not close... if you know what me means.....

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  2. "Houdini believing in nothing, Doyle in everything." That's for me :)

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  3. All stuff I love. I'll watch as many King Arthur and Robin Hood stories as they want to make. I'm a little obsessed with those medieval times myself. :))

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    1. no complaint here either, but I wish they would do some other of the medieval characters... there are so many to pick from

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    2. Absolutely. Medieval Turkey, China, India, Serbia…lots to choose from. Netflix has been making more of these foreign movies available lately.

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    3. Speaking of historical projects, we got retweets and thank you tweets from both dear George Blagden and lovely Alexander Vlahos for our post on VERSAILLES :) Such delightful boys

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  4. Which one will cast the sexier Robin Hood? That's the real question ;)

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    1. imagine if they all cast bad ones :( One of them surely must cast Lukey Evans :)

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    2. or Richard Madden... nom nom nom

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    3. nom nom nom Did you take the kids to see Cinderella?

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  5. Three Robin Hood movies... Say it ain't so. Will they be reboots, remakes, prequels, sequels, or just The Search for More Money?

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    1. do you reckon they will give the money to the poor?

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    2. haha Dez that is funny..give to the poor I doubt they will do that...just line their pockets.

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    3. they could give some to Dezzy... me is poor as a beggar.... and I do help them promote their movies for free :)

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    4. Do you know the movie... Blue in Tights? Direct to video, of course.

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  6. I had heard the name Sir Lancelot for the longest time. It was until I read a real version of the Arthur story where found out about his romantic betrayal.

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    1. Really, I known about him ever since I know of myself... but I'm a precomputer generation and we grew up with books and not with video games and computers :)

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  7. Well, I do like those medieval themes. I guess it will depend on reviews and the cast as to what I will watch.

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    1. hope at least one of the casts will be jolly good

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  8. Much as I love both mythologies, King Arthur and Robin Hood have been done to death. Ugh.

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    1. to death and back.... and now they brought zombies with them...

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  9. The Houdini film is definitely an unlikely pairing. But it might just work.

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  10. Houdini has been getting a lot of screen time lately, hasn't he? Hollywood tends to get stuck in these cycles where they make movies about the same basic subjects over and over...

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    1. Yep, Adrien Brody played him last winter

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  11. Houdini and Doyle together...sounds interesting. I used to love reading and watching anything to do with British medieval times, but it's been awhile since I've done so.

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    1. maybe the new films will make you interested in the genre again

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