Wednesday, July 28, 2021

JOE MANGANIELLO TO LEAD AMC'S MOONHAVEN TV SERIES WITH DOMINIC MONAGHAN! STUDIOCANAL TO TURN CULT GRAPHIC NOVELS CORTO MALTESE INTO A PERIOD SET TV SERIES

  JOE MANGANIELLO TO LEAD 
AMC'S MOONHAVEN SF SERIES
The utopian series focuses on Bella Sway (Emma McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years in the future who finds
Joe Manganiello will lead Moonhaven series
herself accused of a crime and marooned on MOON HAVEN, a utopian community set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in Paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective, Paul Serno (Dominic Monaghan), to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves. Joe Manganiello will play Tomm Schultz. An ex-military with a philosophical bent, Tomm is the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the Moon, who finds his ambitions changed when he’s injected with a mind-altering Moon drug.
 
  CORTO MALTESE TV SERIES  
IN WORKS AT STUDIOCANAL
Speaking of new television projects, your trusted spy has recently heard rumours that one of our favourite European studios Studiocanal is
There were a few movie adaptions before
preparing a small screen TV series adaptation of famous cult comic book CORTO MALTESE. Based on the graphic novels by Hugo Pratt it will follow the stylish sea adventurer who has become something of a sex symbol over the decades. Corto Maltese is an enigmatic and laconic sea captain who lives in the first three decades of the 20th century. Born in Valletta on the island of Malta on 10 July 1887, the son of a sailor from Cornwall, and a gypsy from Seville. In his adventures full of real world references, Corto has often crossed with real historical characters like the American author Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Hermann Hesse, the American outlaw Butch Cassidy, the German World War I flying ace Red Baron, and many others.

JAI COURTNEY JOINS CHRIS PRATT, TAYLOR KITSCH, PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER IN TERMINAL LIST TV SERIES! SEE AN INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY IN THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT WW2 MOVIE

  THE TERMINAL LIST SERIES  
JAI COURTNEY IS THE VILLAIN
It already had three stunning boys and now it will turn into a total hunkfest with Jai Courtney joining THE TERMINAL SERIES mini series as a
Jai Courtney will play the villain
villain! Amazon's series already has Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch and Patrick Schwarzenegger in the cast. It follows James Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves. Jai Courtney will play Steven Horn, the billionaire kingpin behind Capstone Industries, an enormously successful global fund with its hand in everything from pharmaceuticals to fashion. But his bread and butter is capitalizing on the latest military trends and innovations. Horn’s hubris and
Patrick Schwarzenegger, Taylor Kitsch, Chris Pratt also star
influence are equally threatening, and will put him squarely in the crosshairs of Navy SEAL James Reece!

 AUSCHWITZ REPORT TRAILER 
AN INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY
The film was Slovakia's representative in Best Foreign Film Oscar race this year and it is currently moving slowly through European cinemas. THE
The movie was Slovakia's Oscar candidate
AUSCHWITZ REPORT starring John Hannah, is the true story of Freddy (Noel Czuczor) and Walter (Peter Ondrejicka) - two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates they had left behind courageously stand their ground against the Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the
The movie is currently circling around European cinemas
resistance and The Red Cross. They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.
 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

JACK LOWDEN'S PERIOD SET BIOPIC BENEDICTION ON WW1 HERO AND POET SIEGFRIED SASSOON TO COMPETE AT TORONTO AND SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALS!

 JACK LOWDEN'S BENEDICTION
DOING A FALL FESTIVAL RUN
While we are waiting for the first trailer, Terence Davies movie drama BENEDICTION has announced a festival run this Autumn: it will have its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival (September 9-18th) and will then compete at San Sebastian (17-25th September). Jack Lowden leads the
Jack Lowden plays famous WW1 poet Siegfried Sassoon
biopic of Siegfried Sassoon, one of WW1's leading poets, which will detail his rise to acclaim for his unsparing, often satirical descriptions of trench warfare. After serving with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, where he was known as “Mad Jack” on account of his suicidal feats of bravery, he spoke out against the war
Jeremy Irvine is Sassoon's lover Ivor Novello
and narrowly escaped being court-martialled. The film will also recount his closeted post-war life, when being gay was still a criminal offence in Britain. He had an affair with composer and actor Ivor Novello (Jeremy Irvine), and later married and converted to Roman Catholicism. During his life he met
Terence Davies drama will premiere at Toronto Film Festival
pretty much met all of the 20th century's most famous people! Gemma Jones, Kate Phillips, Ben Daniels, Geraldine James, and Anton Lesser also star in the movie. Toronto will, meanwhile, also see the world premiere of Kenneth Branagh's Belfast with Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds and Jamie Dornan. Venice is, meanwhile, filled with Hollywood crap this year.

Monday, July 26, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NINE PERFECT STRANGERS TV SERIES WHICH BEGINS NEXT MONTH ON HULU WITH LUKE EVANS, NICOLE KIDMAN, MELISSA MCCARTHY, MICHAEL SHANNON, BOBBY CANNAVALE

  NINE PERFECT STRANGERS 
ON A STRANGE NEW THERAPY
Back in 2018 when Liane Moriarty's book was published it became a bestseller, so the expectations are that the series NINE PERFECT
Strangers gather on Hulu August 18th
STRANGERS based on it will also score success on the small screens when it launches August 18th on Hulu with first three episodes available at once and then the rest airing each week till the end of September. The eight episode series is created by legendary TV producer David E. Kelley
 
  NINE PERFECT STRANGERS follows nine strangers from the city who gather for a 10 day retreat at Tranquillum House, a secluded health and wellness resort which promises to transform and heal the guests who stay there. However, the resort is not what it seems to be and the guests are about
The series will air in eight episodes
to discover many secrets about each other and the resort's host, mysterious wellness guru Masha (Nicole Kidman). As healing begins, the guests begin to doubt the retreat’s unconventional methods. They came for massages and relaxation, not to face their own mortality.
 
Nine strangers on this even stranger therapy include Frances (Melissa McCarthy), Lars (Luke Evans), Tony (Bobby Cannavale), Carmel (Regina Hall), Napoleon (Michael Shannon), Jessica (Samara Weaving), Ben (Melvin Gregg), Heather (Asher Keddie) and Zoe (Grace Van Patten). The cast also includes Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto as Tranquillum House employees.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

ORDINARY JOE TRAILER FOR NBC'S NEW TV SERIES GIVES JAMES WOLK THREE DIFFERENT LIVES BUT THEY ARE ALL EXCITING, UNPREDICTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL! LA BREA NEW NBC SHOW TEASER OPENS A PREHISTORIC SINKHOLE IN LA

 ORDINARY JOE SERIES TRAILER
GIVES JAMES WOLK THREE DIFFERENT LIVES
NBC has released a trailer for their new TV series ORDINARY JOE which will start September 20th starring James Wolk in three different stories with the same character. Life is all about the choices you make - and sometimes, what you do in a single moment can change everything. This new
Ordinary Joe will launch September 20th after The Voice
heartfelt, life-affirming drama follows Joe Kimbreau, who faces one of these decisions at his college graduation. The three parallel stories that diverge from that night find Joe and the people around him with different careers, relationships and family lives, showing the unexpected ways that things change - and stay the same. In one scenario, Joe asks out a girl (Natalie Martinez) at graduation and then becomes a rock star, while in another, he
In one of the parallel lives James Wolk will be a rock star
marries his best friend (Elizabeth Lail) and works in a hospital. The third choice sees Joe following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer. But when it comes down to it, there is no "right" choice; no matter what happens, Joe's life is always messy, exciting, tough, unpredictable... and beautiful. Adam Rodriguez will also star as a young congressman.
 
  LA BREA SERIES TEASER 
OPENS A SINKHOLE IN LA 
NBC has also unveiled a thrilling first teaser for another of their new Autumn series LA BREA which will also arrive September 28rd! An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in
Eoin Macken and Nathalie Zea lead the cast in La Brea
find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

AMAZON UNVEILS POSTER & RELEASE DATE FOR WHEEL OF TIME EPIC TV SERIES! MICHELLE MONAGHAN TO PLAY DUAL LEAD ROLE IN ECHOES PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SERIES AT NETFLIX! CHANNEL 4 REVEALS CAST FOR THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F. HARRIS COMING OF AGE TV DRAMA

 THE WHEEL OF TIME POSTER 
AND AIRING DATE UNVEILED!
Amazon Prime has set November as the airing month of their sprawling new epic fantasy series THE WHEEL OF TIME which has already been
Wheel of Time will start this November
renewed for a second season.  Based on Robert Jordan’s best selling fantasy novels, the series is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful, all female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. Daniel Henney and Josha Stradowski also star.
 
 MICHELLE MONAGHAN TO LEAD
Michelle Monaghan will take two role in the new seriess
ECHOES SERIES AT NETFLIX
And her lead role will be dual! In mystery thriller series ECHOES Michelle Monaghan will play identical twins Leni and Gina, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina secretly have swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two husbands and a child, but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing. Born identical twins, each sister is unique; Leni is the sister that is content to stay home, marry her childhood sweetheart, raise her daughter and help run the beautiful horse farm where everyone lives together rooted in their long shared history. Gina is the rebellious sister that turned her back on all that and escaped to Los Angeles where she rose to quick fame writing about a darker undertow that informed her Southern childhood.

THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F. HARRIS
CHANNEL 4 REVEALS CAST
Production has started on Channel 4's coming-of-age drama THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F. HARRIS. The eight part, half hour drama will see Lewis Gribben starring as Danny, an 18 year old whose mother was killed in
Lewis Gribben will take the lead role
a car accident when he was a baby. Overwhelmed with grief, his dad Steve (Rory Keenan) bought a house in the middle of nowhere and locked Danny in, telling him the world outside was full of monsters waiting to take him away. Just like they took his mum. For 18 years they lived a happy existence together, listening to Benny Goodman records and watching old movies with no sad endings. And that’s how Danny grew up. It was all he knew, all he needed - him and his dad against the world. But when Danny turns eighteen, everything he’s ever known explodes in an instant. Danny is taken to live with his well meaning but stressed out aunt Sue (Lisa McGrillis) and cousin Aaron (Samuel Bottomley) who is a shy and awkward eighteen year old, desperately in need of a friend, but his very strange cousin definitely wasn’t
Rory Keenan and Samuel Bottomley will also star
who he had in mind. While Aaron grew up watching YouPorn and YouTube, Danny was raised on a diet of The Lavender Hill Mob and Brief Encounter. Living with Danny is a massive eye opener for Aaron, seeing the world through his strange cousin’s eyes. And slowly, tentatively, both Danny and Aaron start to emerge from their shells together - as Danny tries to find the real monster, the one that killed his mother!

Friday, July 23, 2021

TOM WESTON JONES, BEN LLOYD HUGHES, ALEXANDER VLAHOS JOIN SANDITON PERIOD SET SERIES SEASON TWO! 1ST THE LARKINS ITV SERIES PHOTO WITH BRADLEY WALSH, JOANNA SCANLAN

  SANDITON SEASON TWO ADS  
TOM WESTON JONES, BEN LLOYD HUGHES, ALEXANDER VLAHOS
Well, it won't have fan favourite Theo James from the first season but SANDITON period set series has cast a trio of our favourite boys - our dearest Tom Weston Jones alongside Alexander Vlahos and Ben Lloyd
Tom Weston Jones will be the new male lead
Hughes. In the second season, which will air on BritBox and PBS Masterpiece, Tom Weston Jones (whom we enjoy currently in Warrior and Shadow and Bone shows) will portray Colonel Francis Lennox, who will be vying for Charlotte’s (Rose Williams) affections, facing competition from Ben Lloyd Hughes as a mysterious new resident with a complex family history. Alexander Vlahos will play flamboyant artist Charles Lockhart, who arrives to paint portraits of Sanditon‘s wealthy elites, while Frank Blake joins the cast as courageous Captain Declan Fraser. Rosie Graham will play Alison Heywood, the younger sister to Charlotte, who quickly becomes acquainted
Ben Lloyd Hughes, Frank Blake and Alexander Vlahos
with the charming Captain William Carter, played by young Maxim Ays.The story of the second season picks up nine months after the events of the first series, with Sanditon growing in popularity, but the secrets of the
Rosie Graham and Maxim Ays will play a young couple in love
dysfunctional Denham family continue to be a threat to its future. The Army arrives to make Sanditon their new base and with them bring potential new romances, friendships and challenges for the residents.

   THE LARKINS ITV SERIES  
FIRST PHOTO WITH MA AND PA
Although  they gave up on Sanditon, ITV has a whole slate of new projects, among them THE LARKINS which just got the first photo released showing Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan as the leads in the reboot of
Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan as new Ma and Pa
classic series Darling Buds of May. The heartwarming series, set in the idyllic countryside follows the charming farming couple and their family, including daughter Mariette (Sabrina Bartlett) and her lover Charley (Tok Stephen). Their house is always filled with love, laughter, mischief and good hearty food! The series will premiere this Autumn.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

LIAM CUNNINGHAM'S PERIOD SET HORROR THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER SETS PREMIERE DATE! SEE THRILLING FIRE: NO ESCAPES RUSSIAN DISASTER MOVIE TRAILER!

  THE LAST VOYAGE OF DEMETER 
UNIVERSAL SETS PREMIERE DATE
Universal has set a January 27th, 2023 premiere date for their period set horror film THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER starring Liam
Liam Cunningham will be the captain of Demeter
Cunningham. Adaptation of a single chilling chapter, “The Captain’s Log” from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, it tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo, fifty unmarked wooden crates, from Carpathia to London. Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew. Liam Cunningham will be the ship’s captain, David Dastmalchian his first mate. Corey Hawkins will be a doctor who joins the Demeter crew, and Aisling Franciosi an unwitting stowaway!
 
  FIRE: NO ESCAPES MOVIE 
SUPER THRILLING TRAILER
Fire is available around the world from this week
You can also check out a very thrilling trailer for Russian disaster movie FIRE aka NO ESCAPES aka OGON, which played in Russian cinemas last Christmas, but is available everywhere around the world from this week. Konstantin Khabenskiy, Roman Kurtsyn, Andrey Smolyakov and Irina Gorbacheva are leading the cast. It is a heroic story about firefighters and rescuers. What we call an act of bravery is just a usual routine for them, if only one can get used to mortal danger and extreme risk. When people in distress seem to have nobody who may help them, rescuers come to fight against merciless forces of nature.
The film was directed by Alexey Nuzhny
Given it aired during covid pandemics, the film has earned a rather nice sum of almost $15 million in cinemas around the world. Check out the exciting action packed trailer for the disaster movie below and tell us what you think:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

HUGH BONNEVILLE TO COOK THROUGH FRANCE IN BERNIE'S GIFT MOVIE AND STAR WITH GEORGE MACKAY, KELLY MACDONALD IN NETFLIX FIRST UK ORIGINAL FILM I CAME BY

  NETFLIX THRILLER I CAME BY 
CASTS GEORGE MACKAY AND HUGH BONNEVILLE AS LEADS
To be directed by Babak Anvari, Netflix thriller feature movie I CAME BY will star George Mackay, Hugh Bonneville and Kelly Macdonald. Netflix' first UK original will be a London set neo-noir thriller following a
I Came By will stream on Netflix next year
rebellious young graffiti artist who targets the homes of the wealthy elite but discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.
Hugh Bonneville will also star in BERNIE'S GIFT movie as celebrity chef Bernie Marsden who, in an attempt to preserve his recipes and revive his reputation, employs a wedding cameraman and a runaway waitress to record his culinary expedition through France... discovering en route his own life's missing ingredient.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

MARTIN COMPSTON, RUPERT PENRY JONES TO LEAD ITV'S NEW THRILLER SERIES OUR HOUSE! RUSSIAN TRUE STORY SERIES DEAD MOUNTAIN: DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT SELLS AROUND THE WORLD

  ITV'S OUR HOUSE SERIES  
CASTS MARTIN COMPSTON AND RUPERT PENRY JONES!
The word over at ITV today is that they are preparing new four part thriller series OUR HOUSE and they've cast Tuppence Middleton and Martin
Martin Compston plays the husband
Compston as estranged husband and wife Fi and Bram Lawson and Rupert Penry Jones as enigmatic Toby! Fiona Lawson arrives home one day to find strangers moving into her house. With all her family’s possessions and furniture nowhere to be seen, Fi believes there’s been a huge mistake and insists her home isn’t for sale. With events spiralling beyond her control, her panic rises as she can’t reach her estranged husband, Bram. As she reflects upon the safe space in which she and her family had made a life together, Fi begins to peel back the layers of her relationship and discovers her husband has disappeared. With her life shattered, she realises the secrets and lies have only just begun. Intertwining the present day with flashback scenes of Fiona and Bram’s life
Rupert Penry Jones will be the mysterious Toby
together, their separation and their new relationships with Toby and Wendy (Buket Komur), OUR HOUSE gradually unravels unexpected secrets and shocking revelations, culminating in a nail-biting finale. The series is an adaptation of Louis Candlish novel.

  DEAD MOUNTAIN TV SERIES 
DYATLOV PASS TRUE INCIDENT
Speaking of European productions, I've mentioned this one before, but Russian thriller series DEAD MOUNTAIN: THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT will debut for US audience on Topic from September 2nd, it is
Topic will air the series in USA
currently airing in Germany on Fox, and will air on HBO Max in South America and SBS in Australia. January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well experienced hikers, they never reach their destination. As their bodies turn up a month later, it leaves local investigators puzzled. Their tent was cut open from the inside, they are found frozen stiff in their underwear spread around the camp, some are even partially mangled. Whom or what did they run from? Why did they die, and how? When Oleg (Egor Beroev), a KGB major, arrives in the province, his inquiry is to be held strictly confidential. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around
Beta Film is distributing the series around the world
as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. With the help of Katya, the local medical examiner, Oleg is hell-bent on finding the truth. But the more he learns, the more it becomes clear: The reason the students died will never see the light of day. No one can ever know what really happened. No one. Except him.