Monday, November 5, 2018

1ST PHOTOS FROM BBC & NETFLIX CHRISTMAS ADAPTATION OF WATERSHIP DOWN WITH JAMES MCAVOY, NICHOLAS HOULT, BEN KINGSLEY, GEMMA ARTERTON, OLIVIA COLMAN, TARON EGERTON

  1ST 'WATERSHIP DOWN'
PHOTOS FROM BBC ADAPTATION
I don't know if you can really believe it, but we are less than two months away from Christmas! BBC always prepares traditional TV delights for festive viewing, and this year you will enjoy mini series WATERSHIP DOWN which will also air later on Netflix worldwide. The forthcoming small screen adaptation of Richard Adams' timeless classic will also feature song Fire on Fire by Sam Smith, which he recorded with BBC Concert Orchestra. BBC has released the first photos from the film featuring main characters Hazel (voiced by James McAvoy), Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), Bigwig (John Boyega), Clover (Gemma Arterton) and Strawberry (Olivia Colman) among others. The stellar voice cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Gemma Chan, Rory Kinnear, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Kingsley and others. The mini series will air in two hour and a half long episodes.

THE STORY OF WATERSHIP DOWN
adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell, uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring an innovative interpretation to the beloved classic. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info that Watership Down will later be on Netflix -- I'll watch it there! One of my favourite novels.

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    1. Hope we get a trailer soon! Or maybe a video for Sam's song

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  2. The rabbits in the pictures above, are really cute!
    During our fiercest of wars (in 1973) I went to visit an aquaintance to ask for news of his son on the battlefield. I was surprised to find him watching some seemingly stupid little animation film , and apparently enjoying himself. I never forget that scene, although I can certainly understand it psychologically.

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    1. Sometimes the animated films relax us, sometimes they hide wisdom, sometimes they give prophecies. I remember when Ceausesku fell in Romania they played Orwel's animated Animal Farm on our national telly and the allegory was shocking.
      Speaking of battlefields, I've put up red poppies here this week in remembrance of all the brave heroes we lost in WW1 ahead of the Armistice Centennial week.

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  3. The red poppies - a noble gesture of remembrance. I feel you're a genuine patriot.

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    1. We lost half of our people and one third of all men in WW1 here, hundreds of towns and villages were left totally without men, so I feel it's a very poignant week and should be marked as such especially as those people fought for real freedom, while most of today's soldiers fight for ruling class gain.

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  4. I will be sure to look for this once it hits Netflix. Not only are the bunnies cute, it sounds like it has a powerful message attached to it.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)