Saturday, April 7, 2018

CLASSIC SF REMAKES: RAFE SPALL, ELEANOR TOMLINSON, RUPERT GRAVES LEAD BBC'S 'WAR OF THE WORLDS' MINI SERIES! FAHRENHEIT 451' TRAILER WITH MICHAEL B. JORDAN, MICHAEL SHANNON

  'THE WAR OF THE WORLDS'
 ELEANOR TOMLINSON AND RAFE SPALL  TO LEAD BBC MINI SERIES
Brilliant first photo and cast announcement come from Mammoth Screen and BBC's new three part series adaptation of H.G. Wells' sf classic WAR OF THE WORLDS! Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson are joined by Rupert Graves and Robert Carlyle in the cast!
ALIEN INVASION IS HERE!
Set in Edwardian England, the first alien invasion story in literature follows George (Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to defy society and start a life together. Rupert Graves is Frederick, George's elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

  'FAHRENHEIT 451' TRAILER
MICHAEL B. JORDAN REMAKE
Meanwhile, HBO has released full trailer for their television movie FAHRENHEIT 451 which airs May 19th, starring Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, a fireman in a dystopian future society in which books are
The remake will hit HBO next Month!
banned and his job is to burn them. But he soon begins questioning the process and his mentor, Captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon.

10 comments:

  1. Alien invasion movies, popular since the post war, beginning of Cold war era - are a fascinating genre.
    The lovely couple in the picture, trying 'to defy society while facing the terror of alien invasion' - make this movie sound interesting and worth watching.

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    1. they did really do an amazing casting, both Rafe and Eleanor are wonderful, beautiful and charismatic, it will be a delight watching them.... Too bad Carlyle is in it too... cannot stand his overlydramatic creepy approach to roles.

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  2. Sounds good, mainly because it's set in an unusual era for such stories.

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  3. The outrage if books were banned here and now. I had some lady rip into me when I worked in a bookstore. We had to rip the covers off paperback books to mail to the vendors for credit when they didn’t sell. I got an earful on how many people could benefit from those books and I was evil for destroying them. Imagine how loony people would get if we started burning all the books!

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    1. You is ever so ebil, dahlink, I swear you is :PPP
      But, seriously, why would you need to rip them, isn't there any other solution? They really could give all them books to libraries, schools etc.

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    2. You would think we could have just sent an inventory report for credit, but for some reason they wanted the covers back and the books recycled. I think they didn't want to pay for the postage having the entire books sent back. I do agree that they could have been put to good use elsewhere, but it wasn't my policy to rip up the books. She should have called corporate and gave them an earful, not me!

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    3. ooooh, if they're getting recycled then it makes sense. I do love recycled paper more than the white one.

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    4. Me too! They have a nice smell to them too. I do love love the scent of really old book or recycled ones!

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    5. Indeed! And the colour is better when it is more yellow than white. I've recently bought an old book on one of the Russian tzars, and it was printed on silky byblical paper ... I don't recall when was the last time I've seen that paper in books. In my country we don't even do hardbacks any more, just cheap paperbacks to make the printing cheaper and more affordable for the publishers. It is very sad...

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