Thursday, November 15, 2018

SF WEDNESDAY: PEDRO PASCAL TO LEAD THE MANDALORIAN STAR WARS TV SERIES FOR DISNEY'S NEW STREAMING SERVICE! JOHNNY LEE MILLER TO LEAD URSULA LE GUIN'S NINE LIVES MOVIE ADAPTATION

  PEDRO PASCAL
TO LEAD THE MANDALORIAN STAR WARS TV SERIES FOR DISNEY +
Pedro Pascal will be the Mandalorian
You know your trusted spy is not much of a fan of Star Wars, but some of you might be interested to hear that Disney's upcoming new streaming service is preparing a TV series from that universe and they've set Pedro Pascal to topline it in the lead role! Director Jon Favreau will produce THE MANDALORIAN science fiction series for Disney + with a plan for it to air next year. Star Wars characters Jango and Boba Fett's were also from the planet of Mandalore but this one, set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, will see Pascal playing a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. As Variety reports, Disney + has also announced work on a prequel series on the “Rogue One” character Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna! The directors for THE MANDALORIAN episodes have already been set and they include actress Bryce Dallas Howard and Thor director Taika Waititi.

  JOHNNY LEE MILLER
Johnny Lee Miller will lead the new movie
TO LEAD NINE LIVES SF MOVIE
In other science fiction news today, one of the most popular sf writers Ursula  K. Le Guin, known for Earthsea saga, will see her sf novelette NINE LIVES adapted into a movie with Johnny Lee Miller and rapper Common set to lead the cast. As Deadline reports, set on a moon base for off-world drilling, the darkly comedic story follows two jaded workers whose excitement at the prospect of incoming human company is dashed when they are instead sent ten clones.

12 comments:

  1. I think we should take films of this kind seriously. With all those fires in California, hurricanes in Florida and other such "delicatessen" in various parts of this planet, we have a good chance of becoming nomads like those mandalorians from the planet of Mandalor. Sci-fi is gradually becoming real.

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    1. probably faster than we'd like! They said the seashores will be flooded in hundred years, now they say all the seaside cities will be under water in about two decades.... and we've just had a November with 25*c temps!

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  2. You know I don't do Star Wars either, but I am sure this is news that my best friend will enjoy. I am not sure Mariah follows it anymore since that was a Luke favorite when they were together. I'll have to see if Kyle is into it, but I doubt it.

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    1. What boggles me is that they've chosen two almost identical (both in looks and in blandness) actors, Pedro and Diego, to lead two separate shows. Will it not make it even more boring and difficult to differentiate? The same as choosing Felicity Jones and Daisy Ridley as leads in separate SW movies, they are the same meh type of brunettes with no charisma.

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    2. From what I hear, the SW movies are getting bland anyway, so I guess they are staying on point with their bland acting choices.

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    3. they do have the most talentless casting director! That one and also Game of Thrones.

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  3. I don't mind a little star wars fun!

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  4. I saw Pedro Pascal in the series, Narcos. He's a good actor.

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