Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SHEKHAR KAPUR WRITING & DIRECTING 'CLEOPATRA' TV SERIES! KEELEY HAWES TO LEAD ITV'S 'THE DURRELLS' PERIOD SET TV SERIES! 'VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN' TRAILER WITH JAMES MCAVOY, DANIEL RADCLIFFE.

  'CLEOPATRA' EPIC TV SERIES
FROM BRILLIANT SHEKHAR KAPUR
Now this is probably the best news of the week: not only that Slingshot Global Media has announced their work on CLEOPATRA epic TV series, but it has also been revealed today that our absolute favourite director Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH, ELIZABETH GOLDEN AGE, FOUR FEATHERS) will helm it and write it!  Instead of focusing on the arch seductress made famous by her affairs with men like Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, the show will highlight the opposite – that these men were famous because of her. It will follow the narrative of an 18-year-old girl who came to be a Pharaoh and a queen – a woman who was brighter, more intelligent, richer and a better ruler than the men of her time. The series will reinvent her as the modern woman, a woman that understood the power of myth and turned herself into a myth, constantly reinventing herself. It will highlight her great loves and her survival in the face of repeated assassination attempts, which made her one of the most dangerous, yet most powerful, thrones of all time.

  'THE DURRELLS' PERIOD SERIES
CASTS KEELEY HAWES, LESLIE CARON AND ALEXIS GEORGOULIS 
Earlier this year I announced that British ITV is making a television series out of MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS memoir by Gerald Durrell and THE DURRELLS now have the cast! Our beloved Keeley Hawes will lead it alongside legendary Leslie Caron and Greek star Alexis Georgoulis. The 1930's six part series focuses on Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes), whose husband died years before and his money has almost run out. Her four children Larry (Josh O'Connor), Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), Margo (Daisy Waterstone) and Gerry (Milo Parker) are running riot and making life very difficult. Louisa decides to escape from Britain for a new adventure in Corfu, taking her family with her. Alexis Georgoulis will play the dependable Spiro Halkiopoulos, while Leslie Caron will  be shrewd Countess Mavrodaki, who hires Margo as her companion.

  VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN TRAILER
AND POSTER WITH JAMES MCAVOY & DANIEL RADCLIFFE
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and poster  for this November's horror drama VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN following radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) who share a noble vision. They want to aid humanity through their ground breaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Paul McGuigan from BBC's SHERLOCK is directing!

37 comments:

  1. "Well, if you want to focus on the dark side . . . " Hahahahaha! Now I know what to look forward to this November!

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    1. glad to hear it, Debs, hope it won't be late coming to Canada

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  2. I can't stop staring at that poster of Cleopatra. I'm wondering where she got those whopper breast implants back in her day and what personal trainer sculpted her abs? HAHAHAHA

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    1. Maybe she used scarabeys to sting her boobies so that they would swell that much :)

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    2. if she dressed like that, she'd certainly proved why she made a mark on history

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  3. VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Now I listen to this trailer, a film that looks very promising, I delighted to see.
    Cheers .

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  4. James McAvoy is always drool worthy whatever role he is in.

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  6. Oh my gosh Frankenstein and Cleopatra sound great!

    Have a good one, Dez dear.

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    1. twas a really good day in news business!

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    2. Dezzz, Sandra removed a comment. I wonder what made her decide to do that.

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    3. You are just toooooo observation, Blue.

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    4. it was filled with foul language :)

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  7. All good fare on the board today darling. Cleo should be fun, I love a good period piece and more Frankenstein-why not?

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    1. I think Cleo could be the best series ever with my dearest ever Sheky at the helm! I love all of his movies to bits! I shall pray every night that they don't cast some shallow model without charisma in the lead role or some horrid actress.

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    2. It's a mystery to me sometimes how they make the choices they do in casting. Way to many vacuous actors and actresses out there these days.

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    3. I've no idea and its getting worse and worse ... and for some of them you can't even say that they slept with the producers since they're ugly as hell :) It's probably the family money.... I can't believe what kind of actors are getting big roles in last few years

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  8. Oh I like the sound of Cleopatra. And I like how they are modernizing the tale.

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    1. just her image :) It will be a visual feast and also a deep story if Shekhar is writing

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  9. A great bunch of shows coming our way! Cheers.

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    1. we do love them both already! Such happiness getting them nice period set UK shows among all the US TV crap :)

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  10. It'll be interesting to see how they do Cleopatra. I like the idea that it's more focused on the mind of the woman, rather than her sexuality.

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    1. not that there won't be any sexuality :)

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  11. Apparently Cleopatra knew the key to success what showing off her assets! No wonder those men fell at her feet!

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    1. trust you to complain about his boobs and not even mention Cleo's rack :)

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    2. Great rack. Now, where are the girl boobs?

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    3. they're so big they probably pierced your eyesI

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  13. I already knew I wanted to see Victor Frankenstein before. But now I NEED to see it! Cleopatra has me intrigued.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)