Friday, May 26, 2017

NEW 'THE LEOPARD' EPIC MINI SERIES ON ITALIAN RISORGIMENTO! 'BLACK SAILS' TEAM & AMAZON TO MAKE 'CLEOPATRA' EPIC TV SERIES

NEW 'CLEOPATRA' TV SERIES
FROM 'BLACK SAILS' PRODUCERS
Two new period set series of epic proportions today! 'Deadline' reports that Amazon will be the latest to try and put legendary Egyptian queen CLEOPATRA on the small screens as they have put into development a series with Black Sails team.  Written by Robert Levine, it is described as a revisionist take on one of history’s most misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use her natural wit and political genius to take back her throne and restore honour to her family and kingdom. None of the Cleopatra projects, both TV and the movie ones, we've announced in recent years, has reached the production stage, sadly.

'THE LEOPARD' TV SERIES
ON ITALIAN RISORGIMENTO
After we fell in love last season with Medici: Masters of Florence (which starts shooting its second season this September but without Richard Madden), we might be getting new English language period set series produced in Italy as Indiana Production is looking to turn Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel THE LEOPARD into mini series. They're currently searching for partners in Cannes for a rich and lavish epic series that chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the 19th century unification of Italy known as the Risorgimento. Translated into more than 40 languages, it was turned into a classic movie with Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon and Burt Lancaster, which was so lavishly opulent that it got an Oscar nomination for costume design.

10 comments:

  1. Not sure about Cleopatra - often it is not well done. Let's see!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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    1. yes, we haven't really seen a great Cleopatra project... like ever

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  2. Not even the one with Liz Taylor? You didn't like her? I never saw it but I would give it a watch.

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    1. that one is known as a very long and boring movie, very uneventful and difficult to watch, and it was a major flop in cinemas back in its days if I remember correctly.

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  3. I agree, there hasn't been a memorable Cleopatra yet. We'll see how this one is done, but I won't get my hopes up yet.

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    1. we shall wait for the casting, that will determine everything, ladies in Black Sails were lovely, and so were the gents, so the producers definitely have a good eye

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  4. Cleopatra, what a beautiful and eternal subject!

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    1. many a book have we read on her!

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  5. What a fun combination of pictures today, Cleo and ball gowns. lol Have a great weekend!

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