Thursday, August 27, 2015

GORGEOUS NEW 'WOLF TOTEM' POSTER FOR JEAN JACQUES ANNAUD'S EPIC SAGA! MALACHI KIRBY TO LEAD 'ROOTS' EPIC MINI SERIES REMAKE WITH LAURENCE FISHBURNE

'ROOTS' EPIC SERIES REMAKE
MALACHI KIRBY IS KUNTA KINTE
In television news today, the lead man has been found for the new small screen adaptation of famous ROOTS which will air next year at A+E! 'Deadline' has confirmed that dashing young British actor Malachi Kirby will play the legendary Kunta Kinte in the event TV series which will follow the iconic character as he is captured from his homeland Gambia and sold into slavery in America, and his descendants struggle to survive over the next century. The four night eight hour series will air at A+E, Lifetime and History Channel worldwide. Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley, the man on whose book the series is based on.

'WOLF TOTEM' POSTER
FIND YOUR TRUE PLACE!
You can check out the new poster for the brilliant adaptation of outstanding Jiang Rong's novel WOLF TOTEM (which yours truly had the utmost honour to translate years ago). Directed by the French director with impeccable vision and special sensibility Jean Jacques Annaud (SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET, ENEMY AT THE GATES, TWO BROTHERS, DAY OF THE FALCON) this sweeping saga will open in US theatres next month!

STUNNING MONGOLIAN SAGA
The story of WOLF TOTEM is set in 1969, when student Chen Zen (William Feng Shaofeng) is sent from Peking in China to the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia to teach shepherds. Instead, he learns about the shepherds and the bond they share with the wolves, a bond that is threatened by a government apparatchik. The sweeping saga tells of human bonding with the nature describing the captivating life of Mongol nomads and animals as well. With the budget of $40 million, the movie was shot for almost a year in Mongolia, and Annaud had to acquire a dozen wolf pups in China in order to train them for several years for the film. Annaud said one of the most challenging scenes was depicting a pack of wolves attacking horses during a blizzard in the middle of the night. The music in the film was composed by James Horner.

22 comments:

  1. I'm excited about both of these productions!

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    1. I'm deeply enchanted by WOLF TOTEM and have it downloaded in my computer :) I am too young to remember original ROOTS since it happened before I was born, but I absolutely remember people talking about Kunta Kinte even in my country. He was a popular TV character from before my time

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  2. I don't know if I could watch any adaptation of Roots again; it was too heart wrenching! Wolf Totem looks good.

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    1. WOLF TOTEM is sooooo good! A book to love and cherish

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  3. That is so impressive that you translated Wolf Totem. Kudos. It looks very intense.

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    1. I did, it was the second book in my career, about eight years ago :) Sometimes I feel sorry I translated it back when I wasn't all that experienced instead of doing it now...

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  4. Glad they're redoing Roots...although I doubt it will get the ratings it did the first time around. Back then you had something on prime time and half of America watched!

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    1. true, although this one will have a huge plus of airing worldwide at the same time.... that trend is so cool... started with DA VINCI'S DEMONS and WALKING DEAD... then continued with GOT and now FTWD...with episodes airing at the same time or a day late in more than 160 or more countries around the world

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  5. Roots and Wolf Totem definitely look like they are must see!

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    1. you could watch WOLF TOTEM with the kids... it is extremely educational

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    2. I'm sure we will, if Mariah's school work load would ever decrease. We haven't done much as a family lately. Not even movie watching. All this preparing for college is really taking a chunk out of family time :(

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    3. still can't believe you have a college kid....

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  6. Oh wow that they are making roots into a show. That should really interesting.

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    1. it will bring back memories to some people

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  7. Well, my husband would be interested ;)

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  8. LOVE the poster for Wolf Totem. I really want to read the novel now, too. That was a good one to translate, wasn't it?

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    1. the best one ever.... too bad I'm not translating it now instead of then... I can send you English version in Word if you want to

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    1. they're nasty creatures, they are.... unlike foxes who are cute and cuddly

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    2. I agree. Everything is relative.

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