Thursday, January 31, 2019

HUGH JACKMAN AND REBECCA FERGUSON TO STAR IN EPIC SF ROMANCE REMINISCENCE FROM WESTWORLD PRODUCER!

'REMINISCENCE' SF MOVIE
HUGH JACKMAN TO FALL FOR REBECCA FERGUSON AGAIN!
As Deadline reports today, it seems that Australian superstar Hugh Jackman and White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson will work together
The movie is to start shooting this Autumn
again after The Greatest Showman! Westworld executive producer Lisa Joy apparently wants to make her directorial debut out of science fiction adventure REMINISCENCE that she has scripted herself. 

In the futuristic movie, Hugh Jackman will play a private detective and a psychologist who deals in recapturing vivid cherished memories for clients. When a mysterious new female client (Rebecca Ferguson) arrives seeking his help it becomes the beginning of an epic romance but when she suddenly disappears he finds himself lost without her and has to unravel her past layer by layer in order to
Rebecca Ferguson will play the mysterious lady Hugh falls for.
find her. The story is set slightly in the future in a Miami that has been changed by global warming, with much of the city submerged underwater. The project will be offered to major studios next week in Berlin.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CANAL + TO ALSO ADAPT WAR OF THE WORLDS INTO SF MINI SERIES WITH GABRIEL BYRNE, ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, GUILLAUME GOUIX

WAR OF THE WORLDS
NEW MINI SERIES FROM CANAL+
I'm not exactly sure why they've chosen this particular moment when BBC is ready to air their version of H.G. Wells' classic WAR OF THE WORLDS with Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson, but for some reason Canal + and
Guillaume Gouix, Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern will lead the cast
Fox Networks will shoot their own 8 episode series on it and they have the cast as well: Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix will star in the version set in contemporary Europe
Natasha Little, Adel Bencherif, Stephane Caillard will also star!
following the pockets of humanity left on earth after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike. The series will air later this year on Canal + in France and on all Fox cable channels around Europe and Africa. Richard Clarke who directed Versailles will helm half of the season.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AUSTRALIAN MONDAY: HUGO WEAVING, RYAN KWANTEN TO LEAD LOVELAND SF MOVIE! IN LIKE FLYNN NEW TRAILER WITH CLIVE STANDEN, WILLIAM MOSELEY, CALLAN MULVEY! BRENTON THWAITES TO LEAD I MET A GIRL ROMCOM

BRENTON THWAITES
TO LEAD I MET A GIRL ROMCOM
Brenton Thwaites will lead the cast
We are having ourselves a lovely Australian Monday, spylings, and I am sure you wont complain as movies coming from Down Under are always the best! Right? First up, Australian youngster Brenton Thwaites (who got famous after starring in Gods of Egypt, Pirates of the Caribbean and Titans) will lead new Oz romantic movie I MET A GIRL together with Lily Sullivan. He will play an impulsive musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman (Sullivan) who may be all in his head. When she suddenly vanishes, he takes off on a cross country journey across Australia to find her, forcing his long suffering brother (Joel Jackson) to try to rescue him. Zahra Newman and Peter Rowsthorn also star.


'LOVELAND' SF MOVIE
HUGO WEAVING AND RYAN KWANTEN TO HEADLINE THE CAST
Meanwhile, Australian superstars Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten will star in science fiction adventure LOVELAND together with young Jillian Nguyen. Set in the neon twilight of a futuristic Chinese influenced
Australian superhunk Ryan Kwanten will play one of the lead roles
mega-city, it follows two lonely souls; Jack, a hardened assassin, and April, a nightclub singer. Together, they search for what it once was to be human, until it confronts them, revealing the true mystery of their existence.

'IN LIKE FLYNN' TRAILER
SENDS ERROL INTO JUNGLE!
New trailer has been released for Australian action adventure IN LIKE FLYNN, an unusual biopic on famous actor Errol Flynn which played in Oz
In Like Flynn played last Autumn in Oz
cinemas last October and is now out in USA.
Starring gorgeous Thomas Cocquerel in the lead role, IN LIKE FLYNN is set in 1930, before Errol Flynn became a legendary matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Whilst serving as a guide for a Hollywood producer in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, young Flynn discovers a trail that will lead to a fortune in gold. Back in Depression era Sydney, he recruits a motley group of fellow opportunists with whom he sets sail in a yacht stolen from Chinese opium smugglers. What follows is a mythical and satirical coming-of-age story about four men on a journey to find hope, adventure and fortune at a time when the world was spiralling into despair. Callan Mulvey, William Moseley, Isabel Lucas, David Wenham, Dan Fogler and Clive Standen also star.

Monday, January 28, 2019

MEET BRENDAN FRASER, MATT BOMER, TIMOTHY DALTON AS THE OUTCAST SUPERHEROES IN DC'S NEW SERIES DOOM PATROL!

'DOOM PATROL' DC SERIES
THE OUTCAST SUPERHEROES!
Brendan Fraser is Robotman!
Now, you know that your spy usually does not do any superheroes, but this one does have a rather promising cast! DOOM PATROL, based on a DC comic, will hit new streaming service DC Universe from February 15th starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer and Timothy Dalton. The new team of super heroes was first announced in DC's other series Titans. It will follow the adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of super powered outcasts. Fraser and Bomer will play the characters only in flashbacks, while Matthew Zyk and Riley Shanahan will play the heroes under their costumes.
Matt Bomer is Negative Man!

DOOM PATROL IS
A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The DOOM PATROL's members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities - but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in
Timothy Dalton is The Chief of the Doom Patrol
existence - and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the DOOM PATROL is a band of super powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never be same.

April Bowlby is Elasti Woman!
WHO IS IN THE PATROL?
The cast is led by Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder or The Chief. Matt Bomer stars as Larry Trainor or Negative Man: former pilot, who crashed into negative energy and is now wrapped in bandages from head to toe. Brendan Fraser is Cliff Steele or Robotman: former car racer whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body after an accident destroyed his own. Joivan Wade is Victor Stone or Cyborg:  a half human, half machine superhero, struggling with his duality. April Bowlby portrays
Joivan Wade will assemble the Doom Patrol as Cyborg!
Elasti Woman: former actress, who developed the power to stretch, shrink and grow after being exposed to a toxic gas. Diane Guerrero is Crazy Jane who has 64 distinct personalities, each displaying a different super power!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

FIRST PHOTOS REVEALED FROM TOLKIEN BIOPIC ON LORD OF THE RINGS AUTHOR WITH NICHOLAS HOULT, LILY COLLINS, DEREK JACOBI

  FIRST 'TOLKIEN' PHOTOS WITH
NICHOLAS HOULT & LILY COLLINS
First official photos have just been revealed from the upcoming movie TOLKIEN a biopic which will follow the young days of the author of world's favourite epic fantasy saga Lord of the Rings, starring Nicholas Hoult and
The movie should also reveal how he came up with the imaginative LOTR world
Lily Collins. The opening data has also been set for May 10th, which is quite unusual given that we haven't seen a trailer yet!

THE FATHER OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND HOBBIT 
The movie explores the early life of J. R. R. TOLKIEN as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the
Brand new father Nicholas Hoult plays legendary Tolkien in the movie
horrors of World War I envelope Tolkien's life, they threaten to tear this "fellowship" apart, and he questions the very meaning and purpose of his art.
Tolkien was an orphan as a child who tried to form a fellowship of friends before WW1
Instead, he finds a way to use these experiences as inspiration for his famous works, among them The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Lily
Tolkien was a poet, novelist, philologist and university professor
Collins is his love and wife Edith Bratt who inspired the elven princesses from his sagas. Derek Jacobi, Colm Meaney and Anthony Boyle also star!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

GLORIOUS FIRST TRAILER IS HERE FOR LAVISH NEW TUDOR SAGA THE SPANISH PRINCESS WITH CHARLOTTE HOPE, ELLIOT COWAN, RUAIRI O'CONNOR

 1ST 'THE SPANISH PRINCESS'
TRAILER HAS BEEN REVEALED
Another late night special treat comes from Starz today, who just gave us the first, rather thrilling trailer for the sequel to their successful White Queen and White Princess series,  THE SPANISH PRINCESS which is, technically
The Spanish Princess will air sometime this Spring at Starz
speaking, a sort of a prequel to famous The Tudors! As you can see from the trailer the sets, cinematography and costumes will be as lavish and
Click on the photo to enjoy the ladies in all their glory!
breathtaking as they were in White Princess, one of the most beautifully done epic sagas we've ever seen. Count your days till spring when the new series should air!

THE SPANISH PRINCESS
will see Charlotte Hope playing the young princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in rain lashed
Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen are the king and queen of England
England with her glorious court. She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie) dies suddenly, the throne seems lost
First look at Charlotte Hope as The Spanish Princess
to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and
Princess Catherine of Aragon arrives to England to marry the heir
headstrong Prince Harry (Ruairi O'Connor) who will one day rule as King Henry VIII. The cast will also include Elliot Cowan as Henry VII of England,
Ruairi O'Connor is a rather dashing Prince Harry of England!
Alexandra Moen as his wife Elizabeth of York, Olly Rix, Laura Carmichael, Philip Cumbus and others. Check out the first magnificent
The series is based on Philippa Gregory's best selling historical book!
trailer below for the new series and stay tuned for more cast photos in the upcoming months at your spy's.

Friday, January 25, 2019

BEAUTIFULLY INSPIRING TRAILER FOR CHIWETEL EJIOFOR'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND IS HERE!

  IT'S NOT A DREAM, PAPA!   
'THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND' TRAILER IS HERE!
The film is out on Netflix worldwide from March
We've waited a long time for this beautiful trailer and now it is finally here! THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND will debut March 1st on Netflix around the world. Based on a true story told in William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer's book it stars little Maxwell Simba as a 13 year old boy in Malawi who helps his famine struck village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book. Chiwetel Ejiofor did not just write the adaptation for the inspirational film, but also made this project his directorial debut in which he is also playing the lead role of the boy's father. The film will first air this month at Sundance Film Festival.

KNIGHTFALL EPIC SERIES SECOND SEASON TEASER PUTS A SWORD BETWEEN TOM CULLEN AND MARK HAMILL!

    'KNIGHTFALL' EPIC SERIES
FIRST TEASER REVEALED!
Although the airing time ain't any time soon (June, 2019) History has revealed the first teaser for the second season of their KNIGHTFALL epic series showing us Tom Cullen as Landry, the leader of the Templars, and
The new season should start this June on History Channel worldwide
Mark Hamill as a battle hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades who survived a decade of captivity in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order. He probably won't agree morally with
New season will have Spartacus: War of the Damned Aaron Helbing as the brand new show runner and executive producer
Landry who impregnated the French queen, even though she was the wife of his best friend the king, and then watched her getting killed by her husband for her treachery and adultery. The sword in the teaser obviously announces a divide within the order.

THE SECOND SEASON WILL
explore this dark time in history from the Templar perspective, embracing an authentically grittier, darker, and more brutal Medieval period than has ever been seen before. Tom Forbes joins the cast as Prince Louis of France, Clementine Nicholson as his wife Princess of Burgundy, Genevieve Gaunt is his sister princess Isabella of France.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SANDRA BULLOCK TO WORK WITH NETFLIX AGAIN AND LIVE AFTER DEATH IN THE ADAPTATION OF MARK MILLAR'S REBORN FANTASY SAGA! WILD ROSE TRAILER WITH SINGING JESSIE BUCKLEY AND JULIE WALTERS

SANDRA BULLOCK TO BE
REBORN ON NETFLIX AGAIN!
After almost 80 million people have seen their previous collaboration in Bird Box, Sandra Bullock and Netflix are teaming again on another sf feature!
Sandra Bullock might also star in the movie
She will produce, and possibly star, in the adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book REBORN.
Chris McKay will helm the story that follows an eighty year old woman who dies in a Manhattan hospital only to find herself reborn in the prime of life in the afterlife world of Adystria, a magical land of monsters and dragons where good and evil are waging an eternal war. There, she finds old friends and loved ones waiting, except the husband who died before her. Armed with a sword and partnered with her late father, she sets off through the battle-torn landscape on a quest to find out where he is.

'WILD ROSE' TRAILER
IN WHICH JESSIE BUCKLEY AND JULIE WALTERS GO COUNTRY
Over from Great Britain comes the first poster and trailer for music drama WILD ROSE which sees War and Peace and Taboo star Jessie Buckley
War and Peace director Tom Harper is helming this one as well
playing a musician from Glasgow who dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Our dear Julie Walters also stars in the film that should sing its way into cinemas on your spy's birthday, April 12th!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

JODIE COMER JOINS ARMIE HAMMER, GAL GADOT, KENNETH BRANAGH IN AGATHA CHRISTIE'S DEATH ON THE NILE! CELIA IMRIE, RUPERT PENRY JONES LEAD CAKEBAKING ROMANCE LOVE SARAH!

'DEATH ON THE NILE'
JODIE COMER JOINS ARMIE HAMMER, GAL GADOT, KENNETH
Jodie Comer will play one of the leads
BRANAGH
A new star has joined the latest movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's DEATH ON THE NILE! Director and actor Kenneth Branagh has revealed that White Princess star Jodie Comer will form the film's leading trio with Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot! In the film scheduled for December 2019 Branagh will again play famous detective Hercule Poirot beside directing the movie. 

The film will see him investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be killers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery. His new adventure was teased in the end of his previous adaptation Murder on the Orient Express which featured a massively stellar cast but lacked in quality and atmosphere.

CELIA IMRIE TO BAKE CAKES
WITH RUPERT PENRY JONES IN LOVE SARAH ROMANTIC DRAMA
One of our absolute faves, British thespian Celia Imrie is heading to the kitchen! As Screen Daily reports, she will join Bill Paterson, Shannon Tarbet, Shelley Conn and Rupert Penry Jones in LOVE SARAH,
Israeli-British chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi is providing the cakes and pastries that will be used in the film.
which follows a young woman who enlists the help of her mother’s best friend and her eccentric estranged grandmother to fulfil her late mother’s dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill. The shooting is under way in London.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BRITISH MONDAY: JAMES NORTON TO LEAD CHASING AGENT FREEGARD NEW MOVIE, MATT STOKOE TO WRITE AND STAR IN ROSE FOR GREAT POINT MEDIA!

GREAT POINT MEDIA
HIRES JAMES NORTON AND MATT STOKOE FOR NEW FILMS
James Norton will play Agent Freegard
British Great Point Media has set up a slate of new movie projects, and as Deadline reports today, some of them will star two of our super fave actors James Norton and Matt Stokoe! James, who is also executive producing, is supposed to lead their movie CHASING AGENT FREEGARD which is based on the true story of con man Robert Hendy Freegard, who masqueraded as an MI5 agent and fooled several people into going underground for fear of assassination by the IRA. Matt Stokoe will, meanwhile, join his colleague from Sky's popular 17th century series Jamestown Sophie Rundle in another of Great Point Media's new movies ROSE, a dark exploration of one couple’s relationship that examines the pressures of dependency, illness, guilt,
Matt Stokoe will write Rose and star in it
loneliness and love. Beside starring in it, Stokoe is also presenting himself for the first time as the writer of the screenplay.

DID YOU KNOW? 
James Norton is currently shooting a 6 episode mini series THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER, the story of Christine Keeler, who found herself at the heart of a political sex scandal that rocked British government in the 1960s. Matt Stokoe has shot the third season of Jamestown and you've seen him recently in BBC's 2018 best watched series Bodyguard and in Netflix' epic Outlaw King as baron Segrave.

Monday, January 21, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON $200 MILLION EPIC ADVENTURE ALITA BATTLE ANGEL FROM JAMES CAMERON FEATURING A CGI RENDERED LEAD!

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
 AN ANGEL FALLS, WARRIOR RISES
Alita is finally arriving this February!
This one definitely had to go through a very rough and tough way in order to finally get into cinemas February 14th! ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL took more than two decades to be made: James Cameron wanted to direct it himself and it was his passion project for a long time, but he had to give the helm over to Robert Rodriguez because of his commitments to Avatar sequels. Then there was also lots of trouble finding the actors (Jack Lowden, Douglas Booth and many actresses were in the run for the leads). Now the movie is finally here after the whooping sum of almost $200 million was spent on its
Dua Lipa will perform Swan Song, the lead song from Alita Soundtrack
production. Although the first reactions to the movie are positive, it will hardly return even a portion of that money especially after the recent tragic fall of
Rosa Salazar plays the lead role in the movie
Mortal Engines, another world building fantasy epic.

ALITA IS A CREATION
 from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita (Rosa Salazar) becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death. ALITA BATTLE ANGEL follows the story of the titular Alita, a disembodied "core"
Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Jennifer Connelly star in the film
who awakens with no memory in a post apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido finds her and gives her a new body. They later
Keean Johnson, right, plays Alita's love interest in the movie
discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills.

3 OSCAR WINNERS IN THE CAST
Based on famous Asian manga, Alita uses CGI to depict the lead character using the ground breaking technique of animation (facial performance capture) within the live action world with all other characters depicted by real
The movie includes almost two thousand visual effects shots
actors. The technology used in the film took more than ten months to be developed and it started back in 2006! Beside Waltz, the cast also includes two other Oscar winners: Jennifer Connelly (as Chiren, ex-girlfriend of Ido,
The film is based on Yukito Kishiro's 9 volume manga Gunnm!
who escaped with him from the false utopia of Tiphares, but became disenchanted with real freedom) and  Mahershala Ali (as Vector, a man who rigs Motorball combat matches. Motorball is a fictional sport that plays a very
The $200 million movie was originally, apparently, planned with an even bigger budget
important part in the story)! Ed Skrein is Zapan, a cyborg tasked with tracking down and killing Alita. Jackie Earle Haley is huge cyborg Grewishka! Keean Johnson is Hugo, Alita's love interest who also teaches her to play a gladiator-style game called Motorball. Michelle Rodriguez is
The film was first scheduled for July 2018, then pushed to December and February
Gelda, a cyborg warrior from Mars who trained Alita. Eiza González is Nyssiana, a cyborg tasked with tracking down and killing Alita. Lana Condor is Koyomi, an orphaned teen and freelance photographer. Casper Van Dien appears as Amok!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1ST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET EUROPEAN MOVIES HENRY JAMES' THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE AND SIN ON FAMOUS MICHELANGELO!

FIRST 'SIN' PHOTO
FROM MICHELANGELO BIOPIC!
It has been a very slow week, so I will entertain you today with two new period set movies, both coming from European studios. Famous Russian director Andrey Konchalovskiy has finished his new historical drama SIN
Michelangelo's famous works include the statue of David and Sistine Chapel frescoes
which depicts the life of famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone). Shot entirely in Italy, the movie was produced in Rome
The film will find the artist in the most difficult part of his life in which, crushed by the pressure from the powerful people, he wasn't able to fulfil his commitments
and its environs and in Tuscany, including the Carrara quarry where Michelangelo got his marble. Signoria Square in Florence was temporarily covered with sand during filming in order to make the scene more realistic.

'THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE'
BASED ON HENRY JAMES WORK
The other movie today comes from Dutch director Clara van Gool who has decided to adapt Henry James' work THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. The English language period set drama follows  the story of a man in who's life precisely nothing was to happen! Some of the scenes in the film are depicted through dance!

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
arriving into the cinemas in The Netherlands next March,  and based on the novella by Henry James, depicts the enigmatic love story of John Marcher (Dane Hurst) and May Bartram (Sarah Reynolds). Their duet around an ominous secret is captured in a style both physical and poetic. Set in a remote countryside mansion the story stretches over a century, spiralling from the late 19th century of king James to the global present. The movie will air at the very end of this month at Swedish Goteborg movie festival.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

1ST EMILIA CLARKE, HENRY GOLDING PHOTO FROM LAST CHRISTMAS WHAM INSPIRED ROMANTIC DRAMA! MICHAEL SHEEN, MATTHEW RHYS, ANDREW SCOTT CAST IN ANIMATED HEART OF DARKNESS ADAPTATION

'LAST CHRISTMAS'
FIRST PHOTO WITH EMILIA CLARKE AND HENRY GOLDING
Although not much is known about its plot, other than it being inspired by the famous Wham! classic, LAST CHRISTMAS has revealed first photo of Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in the festive romantic drama. So far,
Emma Thompson is also writing the movie beside starring in it.
we know that in the 2016 Brexit set film Emma Thompson will play her mother from ex Yugoslavia, Clarke will be a hopeless girl who works as an elf in a Christmas shop, while Golding will play Tom, a night-time courier who volunteers at a homeless shelter and does not fit into the modern world.

'HEART OF DARKNESS' SENDS
MATTHEW RHYS, ANDREW SCOTT & MICHAEL SHEEN INTO JUNGLE
A cast of actors who will lend their voices in the animated adaptation of Joseph Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS has been revealed: Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys, Andrew Scott will star in the story that follows
Director Gerald Conn will use an animation technique which involves sand
the voyage of an idealistic seaman Charlew Marlow up the Congo River into the heart of Africa and his obsession with the mysterious ivory trader (Sheen)! Scott will voice the Russian sailor Harlequin, while Rhys will be Marlow's relative whom he meets during the journey!