Thursday, July 2, 2020

RIVETTING TRAILER FOR NEW RUSSIAN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE US IN WHICH EARTH LIVES UNDER JUST ONE STATE

  'US' SF MOVIE TRAILER
NEW BLOCKBUSTER FROM RUSSIA
While Hollywood is mostly sleeping, Russia keeps on producing movies which are almost always above the quality of American productions and here's another example of that: first trailer for US (Мы) a sf movie scheduled for next year.
  A PreScheduled Life
200 years have passed since the Great War, which led to the disappearance of almost the entire population of the planet. The remnants of humanity live in a perfect One State. Despite the authoritarian system, where each resident has
The movie was directed by Gamlet Dulyan
his own serial number, uniform, glass houses and scheduled sex, happiness and harmony reign in society. The D-503 engineer considers such a life ideal and glorifies it, investing all his knowledge and talent in the construction of a super-powerful spacecraft. A chance meeting with an I-330 woman completely
Stunning visuals and vistas can be seen in the first trailer
reverses D-503's self-image. With genuine horror, he discovers within himself the uncontrolled "ancient" impulses, feelings and passions. And he will have to find out that there are those who do not like the existing world order and who seek to destroy the last bastion of humanity on Earth - the One State ...

SINGAPORE GRIP EPIC TV SERIES WITH DAVID MORRISSEY, LUKE TREADAWAY, CHARLES DANCE, COLM MEANEY, LUKE NEWBERRY GETS JULY AIRING DATE

  'THE SINGAPORE GRIP'
EPIC SERIES GETS JULY AIRDATE
The series starts at the end of July this summer
Although we still don't know when it will air in UK on ITV (I'm guessing the same date), exotic period set drama THE SINGA- PORE GRIP will start on BBC First and on Foxtel in Australia July 26th! Coming from Mammoth Screen, the creators of Poldark and Victoria, it is an ambitious and exotic six part family saga set in colonial Singapore during World War Two. This epic drama follows the schemes – both commercial and amorous – of a wealthy British family as they struggle to preserve their prosperous business amid cataclysmic world
The series is based on a classic book by J.G. Farrell
events. A compelling portrait of a society in decline and a family clinging to a world that is crumbling around them! David Morrissey, Luke
The series will air in six hourlong episodes
Treadaway, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney, Luke Newberry, Elizabeth Tan, Bart Edwards, Charles Dance star in the adaptation of J.G. Farrell’s classic novel. Stay tuned for more info from ITV soon.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

HEARTWARMING MADE IN ITALY TRAILER PUTS LIAM NEESON AND HIS SON MICHEAL RICHARDSON ON THE BIG SCREEN TOGETHER

  'MADE IN ITALY' TRAILER
WITH LIAM NEESON AND HIS SON
The family that has been blatantly exploiting nepotism for decades now has just pushed their latest member into the business in MADE IN ITALY which sees Liam Neeson starring together with his son Micheal Richardson
Made in Italy opens this August
(who is also the son of Natasha Richardson, nephew of Joely Richardson, grandson of Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson and nephew of Lynn Redgrave, the list goes on). 

  Made In Italy
scheduled for August release, is a heart warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair. Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from
The film opens August 7th in selected theatres, drive-ins and video on demand
some colourful locals including the no nonsense Kate (Lindsay Duncan), an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Valeria Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights
The movie was shot in idyllic Italian regions of Monticchiello
from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

1ST PHOTOS FROM ENOLA HOLMES WITH HENRY CAVILL, SAM CLAFLIN, ERNA AT WAR WW1 EPIC, FALLING WITH FIGARO OPERA COMEDY, PERIOD SET FRENCH FILM EIFFEL, ARABIAN BORN A KING

  FIRST PHOTOS FROM
HENRY CAVILL'S ENOLA HOLMES
Netflix has released first photos of Millie Bobby Brown as ENOLA HOMLES alongside her big brothers Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin, in a film which follows Sherlock Holmes'
Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin lead the male part of the cast
younger sister Enola who, when her mother disappears, decides to become a super-sleuth in her own right. Running away to London where she establishes a clandestine private detective career specializing in missing persons
The movie is currently being sued by Arthur Connan Doyle's estate
investigations, Enola must also keep ahead of her brothers who are determined to capture and force her to conform to their expectations. Helena Bonham Carter also stars as Eudoria Holmes, Enola's, Sherlock's, and Mycroft's mother.

WW1 FILM ERNA AT WAR
Screen Daily has, meanwhile, published first photo from Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz’s World War One drama ERNA AT WAR in which Trine Dyrholm stars as a mother whose mentally-challenged son is drafted
Erna at War was offered to buyers at Cannes Virtual Market last week
into the army and sent to fight on the border between Denmark and Germany. In a bid to keep him safe, she disguises herself as a man, enrols and heads to the frontline.

FALLING FOR FIGARO
Upcoming romantic comedy set in the world of opera  FALLING FOR FIGARO also has a first photo with Joanna Lumley and Danielle Macdonald as a young fund manager who decides to leave her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend behind to chase her lifelong dream of
Joanna Lumley and Danielle MacDonald lead Falling for Figaro
becoming an opera singer! Lumley is a former opera diva who becomes her fearsome singing teacher. Hugh Skinner and Rebecca Benson also star in the film that will have music from The Barber Of Seville, The Marriage Of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Romeo And Juliet and La Traviata.

PERIOD SET DRAMA EIFFEL
Pathé has released first image from French director Martin Bourboulon’s romantic costume drama EIFFEL, starring Emma Mackey and Roman Duris. She plays Adrienne, a mysterious woman from the past of celebrated engineer Gustave Eiffel (Duris), who is under pressure to design
French language costume drama Eiffel is currently in production
something for the 1889 Paris World Fair as spectacular as his recent collaboration with Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi on the Statue of Liberty. When Eiffel’s path crosses that of Adrienne again, their forbidden passion inspires him to change the Paris skyline forever, in a feat of engineering commemorating her name.

ARABIAN FILM BORN A KING
There's also the first photo from Spanish-UK-Saudi Arabian co-production BORN A KING which was shot in Saudi Arabia, a country that had previously been closed off to cinema for 50 years. The movie tells the story
The Arabian movie Born A King is being offered to buyers at Cannes
of how 13-year-old Faisal travels to London on a diplomatic mission, after World War I, coming face to face with key figures from that time.

Monday, June 29, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BRAVE NEW WORLD SF SERIES WITH HARRY LLODY, ALDEN EHRENREICH, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY, JOSEPH MORGAN, DEMI MOORE

'BRAVE NEW WORLD' SF SERIES
 LAUNCHES PEACOCK STREAMING
This July NBC is launching their own streaming service called Peacock and they've chosen BRAVE NEW WORLD, a small screen adaptation of Aldous Huxley's famous science fiction novel, as their tentpole series. The
Brave New World starts July 15th
series with ten episodes (each worth a staggering $10 million) will start July 15th set in a utopian society called New London that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.

 What's The Story
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage
The ten episode saga is launching new streaming service Peacock
Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich),
Alden Ehrenreich and Jessica Brown Findlay star in the series
who escapes with them back to New London. The arrival of John, a subversive outsider, in the New World, threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society.

Who Are The Brave Worlders?
The cast is led by Harry Lloyd as Bernard Marx, an Alpha Plus who works as a counsellor for The Bureau of Stability, administering Soma to the citizens
Joseph Morgan and Harry Lloyd star in the new TV series
of New London. Jessica Brown Findlay is his sister, while Kylie Bunbury is Frannie, her best friend, a Beta Plus who embraces her conditioning and New London’s social order. Sen Mitsuji is Henry Foster, an Alpha Plus in
Demi Moore and Hanah Kamen John also star in the series
every way, who works alongside Bernard as a counsellor at The Bureau of Stability. Joseph Morgan is CJack60, an Epsilon relegated to physical, tedious jobs, who is deeply impacted after witnessing a horrifying incident.
Sen Mitsuji and Kylie Bunbury will also star in the new series
Nina Sosanya is Mustafa Mond, a World Controller who is responsible for maintaining New London’s social structure and utopian promise. Demi Moore will play Linda, the brash, hard-living mother of John the Savage! 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

KATE WINSLET TO PLAY WAR CORRESPONDENT IN WW2 FLICK THE LIVES OF LEE MILLER! JACK WHITEHALL, EMMA ROBERTS TO LEAD SF COMEDY ROBOTS


  KATE WINSLET TO LEAD
THE LIVES OF LEE MILLER
The project was first announced years ago
After her Oscar winning role in Reader, Kate Winslet is returning to the battle fields of World War II in THE LIVES OF LEE MILLER as a Vogue cover model turned war correspondent. Based on the book by Lee's son Anthony Penrose, the war movie will be directed by Ellen Kuras who was nominated for an Oscar for a documentary movie. As  Deadline reports, the production has been granted an unprecedented access to The Lee Miller Archives, which include all of her photos and diaries.

The Story Of The  Film follows Lee Miller as she travels to the frontlines of World War II as a photojournalist and embarks on a mission to expose the hidden truths of the Third Reich. But in the aftermath of betrayal, she comes to a reckoning about the truths of her own past.

   JACK WHITEHALL TO LEAD
Jack Whitehall will take the male lead role
ROBOTS SF UK COMEDY
In another movie offered to buyers over at Cannes Virtual Market, Jack Whitehall will team up with Emma Roberts against ROBOTS. The British sf comedy will  see them playing a womaniser and a gold digger who learn humanity when forced to team up and pursue robot doubles of themselves. To be directed by Anthony Hines, it will see Charles and Elaine, who trick people into relationships with illegal robot doubles of themselves, unwittingly use the scam on each other. Their robot doubles fall in love and elope, forcing Charles and Elaine to team up to hunt them down before the authorities discover their secret.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

LUKE EVANS JOINS NICOLE KIDMAN, MELISSA MCCARTHY IN NINE PERFECT STRANGERS TV SERIES. TRAILER FOR 1950S MOROCCO SET PROVOCATIVE SERIES LITTLE BIRDS WITH JUNO TEMPLE, HUGH SKINNER

   LUKE EVANS JOINS
Luke Evans has joined the cast
NINE PERFECT STRAN- GERS 
TV news for you today, starting with the latest info from Hulu: after Manny Jacinto the latest one to join the mini series NINE PERFECT STRANGERS with Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy is Luke Evans. The series, based on Liane Moriarty's book, takes place at a boutique health and wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Nicole Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. Luke Evans, whom you can watch next month in Angel of Darkness mini series, will play Lars, one of the nine “perfect” strangers in the drama set for next year.

   'LITTLE BIRDS' TRAILER
FOR A PROVOCATIVE NEW SERIES
Sky has released the first, rather provocative, trailer for their immersive and unusual new period set series LITTLE BIRDS which will have all its episodes out August 4th with the cast led by Juno Temple and Hugh Skinner. It will air on Sky on Demand and Now TV.
  Little Birds Springboards
from the erotic vignettes of Anais Nin into the Tangier International Zone of the 1950s. We arrive there with New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno
Juno Temple leads the cast of the new Morocco set series
Temple) fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner) does not greet
Hugh Skinner will play the  husband of Juno Temple's character
her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955. What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a
There will be a lot of exotic vistas in the new series airing in August on Sky
country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a scandalous dominatrix, Cherifa Lamor (Yumna Marwan) who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination.

Friday, June 26, 2020

GAUMONT PREPARING NEW PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TV SERIES! ITS GERARD BUTLER VS A COMET IN GREENLAND DISASTER MOVIE TRAILER!

   'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'
TO BE TURNED INTO TV SERIES
After the new series on the editor of Vogue magazine during WW2, Gaumont company has another interesting period set project for us: as
The series is currently in very early stages
Deadline reports, they will turn THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA into TV series but it will be more faithful to the Gaston Leroux’s 1910 iconic novel than to the famous musical based on it. Anthony Horowitz is to pen and reimagine Leroux’s gothic story about a disfigured composer, who lives in the depths of the Paris Opera House and falls for singer Christine with tragic consequences. The below mentioned Gerard Butler starred as the phantom in the 2004 movie directed by recently deceased Joel Schumacher.

   'GREENLAND' TRAILER
GERARD BUTLER VS A COMET
He has saved the world from disasters or Persians a couple of times, but Gerard Butler will do it again in GREENLAND which just got its new
Greenland is currently set for August release
trailer and poster and is currently scheduled for August cinematic release if corona allows. The story follows a family that is fighting for survival as a planet killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin) and young son Nathan must make a difficult journey to their only hope for safety from the destruction. Amid news accounts of cities around the world being levelled by fragments of the comet, the family sees the best and worst that humanity has to offer. As the countdown to global apocalypse speeds along, they must attempt a last-ditch effort to make a flight that will bring them to their only hope for safety.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE'S EPIC SAGA THE ANARCHY ON THE RISE OF EAST INDIA COMPANY TO BECOME HISTORICAL TV SERIES! ANEURIN BARNARD JOINS ALEX PETTYFER ON A TRIP TO CAMBODIA IN HUNTERS IN THE DARK

   'THE ANARCHY' SERIES
ON EVIL EAST INDIA COMPANY
While we wait for A Suitable Boy, Singapore Grip, Black Narcissus and Far Pavilions, the work on another exotic series has been announced yesterday:Siddharth Roy Kapur, the president of the Producers Guild of
Anarchy will be turned into epic TV saga
India, has bought TV rights to THE ANARCHY: The Relentless Rise Of The East India Company,  epic novel by William Dalrymple! Spanning more than 200 years, the 2019 best seller describes how the infamous East India Company rose to prominence against the decline and fall of the storied Mughal Empire. It provides a remarkable account of how a provincial trading start-up, run by thirty people from an office only five windows wide in a nondescript London building, became rulers of an entire sub-continent; in the process establishing the richest and most powerful empire in the history of the world. Kapur is currently in the process of finding a mix of Western and Indian writers for the series.

   'HUNTERS IN THE DARK'
SENDS ALEX PETTYFER AND ANEURIN BARNARD TO CAMBODIA
Aneurin Barnard has join the cast
Speaking of exotic settings, Deadline reports that Aneurin Barnard will join Alex Pettyfer in Cambodia set HUNTERS IN THE DARK movie which is being offered to buyers at this week's Cannes virtual market (new Three Musketeers movie pitch is also in offer there). Elodie Yung will also star in the film which tells the story of 28 year old English school teacher Robert Grieve (Pettyfer), who unexpectedly wins a bag full of cash. Adrift in Cambodia and eager for a way out of his life of quiet desperation, he decides to take a journey deeper into the wilder aspects of the country, coming up against a scheming American, a
Alex Pettyfer is set to take the lead role in the film
crooked police officer and a darker side of Cambodia. Director Simon Evans has also hired famous cinematographer Christopher Doyle to work with him on the movie.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

1ST LOOK AT LEE PACE AS EMPEROR OF GALAXY IN APPLE'S NEW SF SAGA FOUNDATION TEASER! OVER THE MOON NETFLIX ANIMATED ADVENTURE TRAILER

   'FOUNDATION' TRAILER
SHOWS LEE PACE AS EMPEROR
An unexpected treat for today is the first teaser for Apple's new science fiction saga FOUNDATION which will air next year based on the classic and
The ten episode sf saga is set for 2021 release on Apple TV
award winning novel by Isaac Asimov. The clip starts with creator and director David S. Goyer talking about the production of the epic saga, which
Lee Pace leads the cast as the Galactic Emperor Brother Day
follows a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Lee Pace and Jared Harris lead the cast of the lavish ten episode sf saga. 



   'OVER THE MOON' TRAILER
FOR NEW NETFLIX ANIMATION
Over The Moon arrives sometime this Autumn
Netflix has unveiled today a rather ridiculous (not just because the plot is silly but also because it literally shows you the whole film) trailer for their new animated adventure OVER THE MOON which, as a retelling of a classic Chinese myth, hits the streamer this Autumn. Directed by Disney's Oscar winning helmer Glen Keane, it follows a determined, bright young girl with a passion for science who builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.