Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW 'STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS' TRAILER! LOVELY 'LEARNING TO DRIVE' TRAILER WITH PATRICIA CLARKSON, BEN KINGSLEY. PAUL HAGGIS TO ADAPT 'THE LAST OF THE TRIBE' JUNGLE THRILLER, RIDLEY SCOTT ADAPTS 'DYING TO BE ME' CANCER BESTSELLER

'STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS'
BRAND NEW TRAILER AND MAIN CHARACTERS REVEALED!
Fresh thing today is the new teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS  in which Jason Isaac plays an X-wing fighter pilot sent on a mission by a certain princess who meets John Boyega’s stormtrooper and their fates are forever intertwined. Daisy Ridley will play Ray, a scavenger from the desert planet of Jaku who does everything for herself and is very solitary! There's also the first look at Harrison Ford's Han Solo!


PAUL HAGGIS TO ADAPT
'THE LAST OF THE TRIBE'
Two highly intriguing book adaptations for you today, with two great directors, starting with brilliant Paul Haggis who might direct the adaptation of THE LAST OF THE TRIBE jungle thriller based on The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, by Washington Post reporter Monte Reel. It's a compelling true story: It’s estimated that more than 40 undiscovered indigenous tribes make their home in the Brazilian Amazon. The constitution says that if there’s even one surviving Indian, the surrounding land becomes a preserve that cannot be exploited commercially. When one such Indian was discovered in 1996, big money interests tried to kill him, while a small group tried to save him.

RIDLEY SCOTT TO ADAPT
'DYING TO BE ME' CANCER BOOK
Meanwhile, 'Deadline' also reports that Ridley Scott will produce the movie adaptation of Anita Moorjani's bestseller DYING TO BE ME in which she describes her four-year battle against cancer. Over whelmed by malignant cells, her body began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improved. She wrote in the book that within three days, 70% of her cancer was gone. Shortly after, she was declared cancer free. She also recounts stories of her Hong Kong childhood, the search for true love, leading to a near end in a hospital bed. Raised in a Hindu family that lived in Chinese and British society, she came away from near death with an epiphany that miracles are popular.

'LEARNING TO DRIVE' TRAILER
WITH OSCAR WINNERS PATRICIA CLARKSON AND BEN KINGSLEY
Check out a lovely trailer for new romantic comedy drama LEARNING TO DRIVE in which Patricia Clarkson plays a Manhattan writer who, as her marriage dissolves, takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley) with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

44 comments:

  1. The Last of the Tribe sounds like an interesting story, and I think Paul Haggis could definitely do it justice. Very cool.

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    1. It definitely sounds like a potentially great project

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  2. I liked Patricia Clarkson in The Station Agent.

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  3. I'm sort of interested in Dying to be Me, but a bit skeptical since the book's forward is written by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I went to one of his seminars once and it was a bit "cult-like".

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    1. oh, noes, we hate cults and sects....

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  4. Am I the only one screaming about the trailer for Star Wars... Chewie we're Home! Ahhhhhhhhh!

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    1. 'tis a much better one than that horrid first one... but still too many darkness in it

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    2. hope we get some posters soon

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    3. 'tis a starwarish geekgasm...

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  5. Mariah's boyfriend made her watch all the Star Wars films and said he insists they go to the theater for the new one. She's not thrilled, but fair is fair. He did accompany her to The Fault In Our Stars.

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    1. he he ... maybe he should take the father in law :)

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    2. Hahah! I'd like to see that happen. No way Jason would go. If he did, he'd embarrass them with his snoring!

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    3. a sleeping chaperon is a good chaperon

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  6. Yes I make no excuseses....I'm here for Star Wars!

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  7. Man, Chewie hasn't aged a day! And "Learning to Drive" looks kinda fun. I like Sikhs and Ben Kingsley, so where's the downside?

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    1. it does seem like a lovely little film... I love them like that....

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  8. The Star Wars teaser gives me tingles...

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  9. It was so fun getting to see Han again!

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  10. I love near-death books. I read the one by the brain surgeon who died and came back and it was WAY detailed. Almost too detailed. My mind kept drifting!

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    1. will it happen to us as well, I wonder? Although I did die once at a surgery, but they revived me :) which is why I have a broken lifeline on my palm.

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  11. Don't judge me for saying this, but I have never seen ANY Star Wars or Star Trek films. Ever.

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    1. You havent missed much, it's a total yawnfest

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  12. I was thinking Patricia was "learning to drive a trailer." Have to slow down my mind.

    "Dying to be Me" seems like a touching story. I would want to read the book and see the movie as I've had family members who died from cancer.

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    1. Driving a trailer could be useful too :)
      I have some friends who are currently battling it,so it might help them too....

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  13. The Clarkson/Kingsley combo will be unbeatable.

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  14. The Clarkson/Kingsley combo will be unbeatable.

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  15. Hi Dezmond,
    "LAST OF THE TRIBE" looks interesting and Star Wars...well, I'm speechless...
    Best,
    Phil.

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  16. Star Wars... I bet with a million not funny references to the original trilogy.

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    1. as if the original was funny....

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