Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NICHOLAS HOULT IS NIKOLA TESLA IN BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH'S 'CURRENT WAR'! 'RENAISSANCE' OPENING SONG FOR 'MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE' EPIC SERIES IS OUT! CAMERON CUFFE TO LEAD 'KRYPTON' SF SERIES

NICHOLAS HOULT IS 
 TESLA IN 'THE CURRENT WAR'
Lovely news coming from 'The Wrap' today: charming young Brit Nicholas Hoult will apparently take the role of legendary Serbian genius and scientist Nikola Tesla in THE CURRENT WAR a movie about Thomas Edison played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
THE CURRENT WAR takes place in the late 1880s and revolves around power titans Edison and George Westinghouse’s (Michael Shannon) battle over the supply of electricity. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by several European companies and Westinghouse Electric. Although a great scientist, Edison was not a good man, and Tesla, as an honourable and hard working man, later on opposed him often after being mistreated many times by jealous Edison.

'KRYPTON' SF SERIES 
CAMERON CUFFE TO PLAY SUPERMAN'S GRANDFATHER
In TV news today, the lead actor has been found for SyFy's sf series KRYPTON: young Cameron Cuffe will play Superman's grandfather in the series set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. As 'Deadline' reports, it follows Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, whose House of El was ostracised and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos. Destined to be the ancestor of Jor-El (future father of Superman) and Kal-El (the future Superman), Seg-El is the scion of the once prosperous El family and is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical. He now is living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank. Georgina Campbell will play Lyta Zod.

MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE 
 OPENING SONG IS OUT!
Meanwhile, back in Europe, Italian national broadcaster RAI has released late last night the official video for 'Renaissance' from Skunk Anansie's singer Skin which will serve as the opening song of their lavish new period set epic series MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE which starts airing over there on October 17th and later on around the world starring Richard Madden as the prince of the famous clan or rulers who takes over the family business and gets into war against its enemies after his father, played by Dustin Hoffman, dies under suspicious circumstances. You can read more about it in our premium spotlight on the series!

22 comments:

  1. "The Current War" sounds good! Tesla's reputation is certainly outstripping Edison's these days.

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    1. he worked for Edison as a very young man for 18 hours a day, and he never really paid him, even owned him huge $50,000 for an invention Tesla did for him and Edison never paid. He also never believed in Tesla's project on alternating current, even made up stories in the public about Tesla killing dogs in his projects, and then Tesla proved him wrong and actually came up with the alternating current which changed the world

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  2. Krypton SF sounds confusing. The Current War sounds great and MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE definitely has my attention. I listened to a minute of that music video/theme song and it sounds good. Sorry no time to watch all of it right now.

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    1. you missed the best part when the operatic singing starts in the video!

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    1. should be good if SyFy doesn't make it crappy which is their trade mark

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  4. The Current War sounds interesting and definitely a topic that I could learn more about. I am intrigued.
    ~Jess

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    1. 'tis a very interesting story, tons of malice, ebil and pride battling in the war of vanity

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  5. Add me to the list of those who thin The Current War sounds interesting!

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    1. especially now with Nicky Me Hoult

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    2. We do love Hoult. Those eyes are mesmerizing!

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  6. Tesla is probably "lighting up" in his grave now. If he could have garnered this noteriety during his life he would maybe have died a rich man. I hope I have noteriety while I'm alive, lol.

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    1. he is turning in his grave because the bastard priests in my country are trying to move his bones into one of our churches even though he was not a religious man!

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  7. I watched the video. I know this sounds terrible, but I spent the entire time trying to figure out if Skin (the singer) was male or female. So hard to tell. I settled on female. Very nice song - I liked the middle section where it sounded more operatic.

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    1. she is a very scary female :) You haven't heard of her rock group Skunk Anansie, they were pretty big in the 90s or early 00's, methinks. I personally think this song would sound better without her screechy voice :)

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  8. I'm supergrandpa. Just so you know.
    Howdy, Dezmeister!

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    1. You have grandkids? I did not get the memo....

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    2. Same here. It must be my lack of energy...

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    3. or the postman did not ring twice?

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