Tuesday, September 22, 2015

IS EMILY BLUNT DISNEY'S LEAD IN THE SEQUEL TO 'MARY POPPINS'? H.G. WELLS SF NOVEL 'THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU' TO BECOME CBS TV SERIES WITH FEMALE DOCTOR!

IS EMILY BLUNT 
DISNEY'S NEW 'MARY POPPINS'?
So, I kinda decided not to do our traditional and widely popular fashion report from Emmy awards because it was such a parade of atrocious gowns this year that my eyes still hurt! So, we're moving onto the latest Hollywood rumours which are saying that our dearest Emily Blunt has been offered the lead role in Disney's big screen remake of MARY POPPINS which has been announced a few days ago! Although Blunt said there is no official offer (which doesn't mean there isn't an unofficial one wink wink) but if she really gets the role it would reunite her with director Rob Marshall who helmed other of her musicals INTO THE WOODS! The movie actually won't be a remake, but a sequel! It will take place 20 years after the original movie sending the magical nanny onto a new adventure.


 'ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU' TO
BECOME A CBS TV SERIES
Over in today's television news, something really nice: one of the most mysterious of the classic novels THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU from H.G. Wells is to be turned into MOREAU TV series at CBS by SLEEPY HOLLOW creator Phillip Iscove. The TV adaptation will follow the title character of disgraced London physiologist Dr. MOREAU, who retreats to an island to work on the experiments creating animal human hybrids, but here's the catch - this time the doctor is a woman. Fiercely intelligent and fearless, Dr. Katherine MOREAU expands the boundaries of medicine through bold and revolutionary scientific experimentation and treatments in her privately funded island hospital. The book has been adapted into movies many times and many series had episodes inspired by it.

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  1. Based on that image of leopard-person, I'll have to stay tuned for this series.

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    1. oh, yes, in the book and the movie, Moreau's daughter is leopard hybrid :) Fairusa Balk played her in Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer 1994 movie

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  2. I like Emily Blunt. She doesn't seem very Mary Poppins like, though.

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    1. She could be... but not if they're making her 40 or more years old

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  3. Did someone really wear crocs to the Emmys? That should be against the law. And I am stone cold sober and I'm laughing my ass off at the ridiculousness of that leopard person. OMG they can't even be serious.

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    1. Yes, Alan Cumming had a crazy suit and crocks in black colour.
      I'd love to come out as a human raccoon hybrid if Moreau would take me as his patient :)

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  4. Emily Blunt...hmmm....I could see it. They will have to tone down her sultriness, though.

    And I'm excited about Dr. Moreau...one of my favorite books.

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    1. mine too! I especially loved MOREAU episode of SLIDERS sf show

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  5. Both have possibilities.....
    I guess we'll just wait and see.
    How's your day been, Dez?

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    1. Ready to continue translating LET IT SNOW this morning :)

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  6. 20 years later, Emily isn't that old

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    1. My thought exactly, but maybe they will mess with the story a bit and make her a lady in her thirties?

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    2. My poor little Emily... turned into an old woman?

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    3. so sad, I know.. at least she has the hottest of husbands at home

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  7. I loved Mary Poppins as a kid. I watched it again about 2 years ago with the girls and it was horrible! My adult self HATED it! I do hope Emily can make the sequel a little more enjoyable than the original.

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    1. I've never seen it but I have the collection of Disney's encyclopedias one of which has their movies and Poppins is in it... the pictures from the film are so weird :)

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  8. I love Mary Poppins-- actually back when I was a kid. Emily Blunt--- I'm not sure maybe Anne Hathway?

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    1. she was a candidate at some readers' polls. Or maybe just Meryl Streep, she is the right age too! And who wouldn't like her for a nanny?

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  9. She'd be the perfect Mary Poppins! Anne Hathaway would be a good choice, too (noting above). She certainly has the range. But will they be singing? Maybe they aren't doing it as a musical. Anne Hathaway may have turned it down...sometimes the project seems it fits a certain actress but she disagrees!

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    1. yes, having in mind that Marshall is directing, they will probably be singing, and Millie Blunt knows how to do it

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  10. I'm excited that Mary Poppins will be a sequel. I wasn't getting warm and fuzzies at the idea of trying to re-create a classic.

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  11. Emily Blunt and Mary Poppins don't seem to go together. Should be interesting!

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    1. they don't? It's just a rumour currently

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