Thursday, June 13, 2019

WARNER MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE ORDERS DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD BENE GESSERIT SF SERIES! BBC TO TURN AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE PALE HORSE INTO MINI SERIES! OBLIVION SONG MOVIE ADAPTATION

'DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD' SERIES
THE BENE GESSERIT TV SAGA
Bene Gesserit will be the stars of the series
Two book adaptations for you today! While we've lost all interest in the new DUNE movie adaptation due to the rather uninspired casting, the good news is that Warner Media's new streaming service will make TV series out of Frank Herbert's famous sf saga!
Denis Villeneuve (who is also helming the above mentioned movie) is set to direct DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD, which will be set in the same universe, but will be told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune. Herbert wrote six novels about the intergalactic Imperium ruled by Padishah Emperor.

'THE PALE HORSE' SET AS
BBC'S NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE MINI
The Pale Horse is one of Christie's strangest stories
Across the pond, BBC has announced their latest Agatha Christie adaptation: her THE PALE HORSE will be turned into a two part series by BBC and Mammoth Screen. The foreboding novel was written in 1961. When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to THE PALE HORSE, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead? Amazon Prime will have worldwide rights.

'OBLIVION SONG' GETS
BIG SCREEN SF ADAPTATION
Oblivion Song will be turned into a movie
Universal Pictures will, meanwhile, turn Robert Kirkman's comic book OBLIVION SONG into a science fiction movie. Written by The Walking Dead writer and illustrated by Lorenzo De Felici, it takes place one decade after 300,000 residents of Philadelphia suddenly were trapped in Oblivion. Frantic recovery efforts were launched by the government, but, after a few futile years, they were abandoned. Nathan Cole, however, hasn’t given up. He risks his life again and again trying to save those lost souls in Oblivion’s apocalyptic hellscape – but is that the real reason he can’t resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

14 comments:

  1. The movie Dune sounds intriguing as it is based on a mysterious, powerful order of women.
    The queen of crime, Agatha Christie, strikes again in the Pale Horse, and the two part series adaptation is going to be a feast to its viewers.

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    1. It will be a series, not a movie, you probably remember that Francesca Annis, whom we've mentioned this week, played one of the Bene Gesserit sisters in the original Dune movie from the early 80s.

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  2. I've never been able to get into "Dune."

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    1. It is not an easy watch indeed, but definitely easier to watch than Camelot, for example.

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    2. Books yes, although a bit quirky and strange for some readers when they get too abstract and philosophical :)

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  3. I could do The Pale Horse. The other two don't sound like my cuppa, though I am sure there are plenty who will love them.

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    1. I will probably love Dune The Sisterhood if they do the casting right!

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  4. Dune could be interesting. It will be cool to see what they run with it. Oblivion Song I haven't heard of but it sounds like it could be right up my street.

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  5. The Agatha Christie one sounds really good! I love watching her stories more than reading them.

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    1. Some of BBC's adaptations for hit and miss, And then there were none was good, the rest was really bad, the last one with Malkovich as Poirot, hideous. Hope this one will be better.

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  6. I also think the Agatha Chrisie one may be good! I am following, greetings from Poland ☺

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    1. Hope they will do a nice casting, greetings to our Slavic sister here from Vojvodina :) u

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