Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PERIOD SET DRAMA WEDNESDAY: 'MARY ANNING & THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS' ON WORLD'S GREATEST FEMALE PALEONTOLOGIST AND NEW 'WUTHERING HEIGHTS' MOVIE ADAPTATION!

 'MARY ANNING' 
AND THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS!
Sharon Sheehan is directing the movie
Hollywood is kinda sleeping today, people, so I shall entertain you today with two low budgeted but still interesting period set movies. The first one is
actually based on a true person! MARY ANNING AND THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS should arrive into cinemas sometime this year!
The film reveals the life, plight and loves of the eminent Mary Anning (Katharine Hamilton), an 1800's fossil hunter - navigating her career and research in a male dominated society at a time when women's research was largely unrecognised. Predominantly unknown despite her spectacular finds, including Icthyiousauri, a Pterodactyl and
Katharine Hamilton plays England's female palaeontologist Mary Anning
Plesiosaurus, and notwithstanding the fact that Darwins' 'Origin of Species' was largely influenced by her work. She is at last becoming the most celebrated paleontologist of all time.

 'WUTHERING HEIGHTS' 
 THE LATEST MOVIE ADAPTATION
Now, I must admit that the casting for this one looks terrible or hilarious (admittedly the budget is just 100,000 pounds) to say the least, but who
The movie should hit cinemas this November
knows, maybe you'll like the latest movie adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS scheduled for opening in UK cinemas this November.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a wild, passionate tale of the intense and demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw (Shaori Morris) and Heathcliff (Paul Eryk Atlas), allegedly a Gypsy foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is degraded and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley (Marcus Churchill) and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years
Shaori Morris and Paul Eryk Atlas play the lead roles
later as a wealthy and polished man to find he is too late and that Cathy has married Edgar Linton (Richard Dee Roberts). He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his miseries. Unable to bear being parted from his love he curses her on her deathbed to never rest and always be with him and so begins
Elisaveta Abrahall is directing the latest adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel
20 years of her haunting his every waking and sleeping hour. A tale of love, hate, horror, haunting, but most of all a story about human nature. Emily Bronte wrote the greatest , most terrifying love story of all time.

1ST 'BODYGUARD' BBC TV SERIES TRAILER WITH RICHARD MADDEN, KEELEY HAWES! NEW 'BOOKSHOP' POSTER WITH EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, PATRICIA CLARKSON

BBC'S 'BODYGUARD' TRAILER
NEW RICHARD MADDEN AND  KEELEY HAWES TV SERIES
BBC has revealed the 1st trailer for their 6 part drama BODYGUARD that tells the fictional story of David Budd (our dearest Richard Madden who celebrated his 32 birthday yesterday), working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s
Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in Bodyguard
 Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?



NEW 'BOOKSHOP' POSTER 
STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY AND PATRICIA CLARKSON
Speaking of Brits, check out the new poster for this month drama movie BOOKSHOP based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel set in 1959! Florence
Bookshop opens next week in England
Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop - the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Her activities bring her an ally in Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town's stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson)!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

PERIOD SET MONDAY: 1ST 'LES MISERABLES' BBC EPIC TV SERIES PHOTOS WITH DOMINIC WEST, ELLIE BAMBER! 'HARLOTS' 2ND SEASON TRAILER WITH LIV TYLER, SAMANTHA MORTON, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY

 1ST 'LES MISERABLES'
 PHOTOS FROM PARIS ARE HERE!
Period set Monday today! You already know that BBC is preparing an epic new mini series on LES MISERABLES and today we have the first photos
Dominic West plays Jean Valjean in Andrew Davies written series
from the set published over at Daily Mail showing stars Dominic West and Ellie Bamber in action!
THE STORY OF LES MISERABLES
will follow Dominic as Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert (David Oyelowo). Set against a backdrop of post-
Ellie Bamber plays Cosette in the new series
Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more it will also see Lily Collins as Fantine, Olivia Colman as Madame Thenardier and Josh O'Connor and Joseph Quinn also in the cast.

 'HARLOTS' SEASON 2
FIRST TEASER AND PHOTOS!
Hulu has, meanwhile, published first teaser for the second season of their HARLOTS costume drama which starts July 11th! Liv Tyler joins the series set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, which follows the
Liv Tyler will be a lady of a much higher status than we've seen so far in Harlots
Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, alluring and wealthy
Liv's character is very rich but has a controlling brother
socialite Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler) is drawn by Charlotte into the plot against Lydia, as well. The premiere will be a two hour event! Stay tuned for a spotlight as soon as we put our hands on more photos!

Monday, June 18, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC ADVENTURE 'REDBAD' ON 8TH CENTURY FRISIAN KING WITH JONATHAN BANKS, GIJS NABER! CHARACTER POSTERS AND TRAILER!

 'REDBAD'
EPIC POSTERS ARE HERE!
A barbaric pleasure for you today, spylings, brand new set of rich character posters from new epic historical adventure coming to us straight from the
Redbad is hitting Dutch cinemas this month
kingdom of Holland, with a rather exciting new trailer for their English language epic adventure REDBAD which hits domestic cinemas in Netherlands this month rich with battles and horse riding... and even swimming!  The movie is supposed to hit cinemas in some European countries from September and later on China as well, while Epic Pictures is distributing it in Northern America! The film stars Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks, Søren Malling (as Danish king Wiglek) and Gijs Naber, and centres on the sagas and ancient legends surrounding the Frisian King Redbad (played by Gijs Naber) and the battle with his nemesis Pepin Herstal, Lord of the Franks, played by Jonathan Banks. The movie was
Gijs Naber plays the lead role of Redbad
directed by Roel Reine who helmed the previous Dutch mega epic the spy has shown you before - Admiral!

THE STORY OF REDBAD
700 AD. Northern Europe is divided into two worlds: the Frisians, Saxons and Danes live above the rivers, below the rivers live the Franks. They want to achieve what even the Romans did not succeed: conquer all of Europe. They put in a new weapon to enslave the Gentiles: Christianity. They target Europe's main trading centre, where the Frisian king Aldigisl rules. Redbad, son of King Aldigsl,is doubting the outdated rituals of his people. He comes into conflict with his father when his girlfriend Fenne is appointed to be sacrificed to the gods. During the sacrificial ritual, the Franks enter the city. The Frisii lose Dorestad. Redbads Uncle Eibert seizes the power and gives
Jonathan Banks and Soren Maling play the lead roles in the movie
Redbad the blame of the defeat and death of his father. Tied to a raft, Redbad is pushed into the sea to die. But Redbad survives and drifts ashore, the Vikings discover him. In Denmark Redbad learns the power of his own
More than 5,000 extras take part in some of the battle scenes
culture. He is slowly taken into the clan of the Vikings. He joins the Vikings after fighting against a rival clan of Svaers and marries king’s Wiglek daughter. They then return to Dorestad, where he discovers that his sister is married to the son of the Frankish king Pepijn van Herstal. During the yearly
Around two hundred horses were used during the shooting of the film
market he sees how priest Willibrord repents his sister by using violence and swears to liberate her. He cannot do this alone, but with the army of his uncle and cousin, but even then it does not seem strong enough to beat the Franks.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

DELIGHTFUL POSTERS AND TRAILERS FOR 'DEAD IN A WEEK OR YOUR MONEY BACK' WITH TOM WILKINSON, ANEURIN BARNARD, 'LADIES IN BLACK' WITH JULIA ORMOND, VINCENT PEREZ, RYAN CORR

 'DEAD IN A WEEK'
OR TOM WILKINSON WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK!
Edinburgh Film Festival will air the film this June
New posters for two delightful new movies! We still don't have a trailer for DEAD IN A WEEK: OR YOUR MONEY BACK, but here's a delightful poster for it featuring its two lead stars Tom Wilkinson and Aneurin Barnard.
The comedy, out October, sees Barnard playing a young man who, after his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin played by legendary Tom Wilkinson, because "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"! This crazy comedy from Tom Edmunds also stars Christopher Eccleston and Freya Mavor.



 'LADIES IN BLACK'
JULIA ORMOND & VINCENT PEREZ
The film is based on Madeleine St John novel
There is also a trailer and a poster for Australian comedy, and they do have the best of films, LADIES IN BLACK set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women. Starring Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Vincent Perez, Ryan Corr, it tells the coming of age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

HERNAN CORTES BESTSELLER 'CONQUISTADOR' BY BUDDY LEVY TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES! WERNER HERZOG TO BUILD A TOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF AMAZON JUNGLE IN PERIOD SET 'FORDLANDIA' TV SERIES!

 'CONQUISTADOR' MINI SERIES
 ON INFAMOUS HERNAN CORTES
Epic news people! Overbrook Entertainment and Motor (they did Knightfall) have bought TV series rights on best selling book
The series will be based on Buddy Levy book
CONQUISTADOR Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy Levy with intention to turn it into mini series. It brings the tragic tale of conquest and defeat, of colonization and resistance, of empires won and civilizations lost and of the violent confluence of two empires previously unknown to each other. It’s the epic account of Hernan Cortes, one of the greatest conquerors history has ever known, and Montezuma, the complex leader of the ancient civilization that he would oppose. Their stories culminate in the cataclysmic battle that would be the end of one world and the making of a new one.
SIMILAR ANNOUNCED PROJECTS
The spy has informed you that Spielberg is preparing CORTES series with Javier Bardem for Amazon, and that  Roland Emmerich is preparing a movie MAYA LORD set at about the same time.

  'FORDLANDIA' SERIES
 WERNER HERZOG TO DIRECT AMAZON JUNGLE 1920'S SHOW
The Non Fiction book almost won Pulitzer in 2010
Another book to be turned into a possible TV series is Greg Grandin's FORDLANDIA to be directed by famous Werner Herzog and written by Oscar nominee Christopher Wilkinson. The book, which almost won Pulitzer Prize back in 2010, tells the extraordinary true story of the richest man in the world in the 1920s, Henry Ford, and his attempt to re-create small town America deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle. This won't be the first Amazonian adventure project for Herzog, as he already directed Amazon set Fitzcaraldo back in the eighties!

Friday, June 15, 2018

EPIC THURSDAY: STUNNING 1ST LOOK AT JASOM MOMOA, NICOLE KIDMAN, AMBER HEARD, PATRICK WILSON IN 'AQUAMAN'! 'ALPHA' ICE AGE SET EPIC ADVENTURE TRAILER AND POSTER WITH KODI SMITH MCPHEE

 NEW 'AQUAMAN' PHOTO
ALL BOW! THE ROYALS OF ATLANTIS HAVE ARRIVED!
Aquaman arrives into cinemas this December
While we're waiting for the first trailer to arrive any time now, Entertain-ment Weekly has exclusively published the first photo from DC's super hero under water adventure AQUAMAN featuring its lead stars Jason Momoa (as Arthur Curry who learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world) Amber Heard as his love queen Mera and Nicole Kidman as his mom Queen
Aquaman and his brother Ocean Master played by Patrick Wilson!
Atlanna! Patrick Wilson as his evil brother Orm or Ocean Master , Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus who wants Mera as his own queen and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, who is the head of Atlantean Science Centre and chief scientific adviser of Atlantis, also star.

 'ALPHA' TRAILER ARRIVES
 FROM 20,000 YEARS AGO!
Albert Hughes directs the movie based on his own story
A new poster and the second trailer have been released for Ice Age set epic adventure ALPHA which is finally arriving into cinemas August 24th after a long delay. You probably remember that the first trailer was released exactly a year ago!
ALPHA sees Kodi Smit McPhee playing a young man, from 20,000 years ago, thought dead by his clan after he falls into a crevice during a bison hunt who embarks on a desperate journey to find his way home during which he finds a unlikely ally in a fierce but injured and abandoned wolf. Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela also star in the Albert Hughes directed and written movie previously known as Solutrean.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION 'DUMBO' TEASER IS HERE WITH COLIN FARRELL, DANNY DEVITO, MICHAEL KEATON! 'OUTPOST' EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES TRAILER WITH JESSICA GREEN, JAKE STORMOEN!

  CBS 'THE OUTPOST' TRAILER
NEW EPIC FANTASY TV SHOW
Outpost will air on SyFy around the world, CW in USA
CW has finally released the first trailer for their new fantasy adventure series THE OUTPOST which starts airing July 10th in its first season ten episode run! Your trusted spy will do a bigger premium spotlight on the new fantasy saga as soon as we get character photos until then you can enjoy the two new posters!

THE OUTPOST will see Jessica Green playing Talon, the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to
Jessica Green and Jake Stormoen lead the cast
this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator. Jake Stormoen (I can already see him becoming our latest summer obsession being as charismatic as he massively is), Imogen Waterhouse, Andrew Howard, Anand Desai-Barochia and Robyn Malcolm also star in the show produced by fantasy veteran Dean Devlin.



   'DUMBO' TEASER
 SEES ELEPHANTS FLYING!
Dumbo will fly into cinemas March 29th next year
Disney has released the first teaser for Tim Burton's live action DUMBO movie which will fly into cinemas next March. Colin Farrell is Holt who was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of DUMBO, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that DUMBO can fly, silver tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CBS ORDERS DARK FAIRY TALE FANTASY SERIES 'TELL ME A STORY' WITH JAMES WOLK, PAUL WESLEY, KIM CATRALL, BILLY MAGNUSSEN!

  CBS 'TELL ME A STORY' SHOW
 CASTS JAMES WOLK, PAUL WESLEY AND KIM CATRALL
Well, this will certainly be a hunky cast: James Wolk, Paul Wesley and Billy Magnussen are set to lead fantasy series TELL ME A STORY
James Wolk will lead the new show
together with Kim Catrall at CBS! The psychological thriller will bring a dark look upon classic fairy tales weaving them into modern setting.

TELL ME A STORY takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

JAMES WOLK, who starred in CBS's ZOO series, will play Jordan, a young, idealistic and successful New York City restaurateur. When the unimaginable happens,
Paul Wesley will be a derelict druggie!
Jordan’s life falls apart and he begins a decent into madness which could cost him everything, even himself.

PAUL WESLEY, whom you watched in The Vampire Diaries, will portray Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fuelled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is.
Kim Catrall a grandmother for the first time
KIM CATRALL, returning to US TV for the first time after Sex and the City, will play Colleen, an unlikely and very non-traditional grandmother. When her son moves back home, bringing with him a troubled teenager, Kayla (Danielle Campbell), this former chorus girl is going to have to grow up finally and take on the parental duties to protect her family against a very dark and sinister threat.

Billy Magnussen will be a young school teacher
BILLY MAGNU SSEN, who will also play a prince in Disney's live action Aladdin, will play Nick, a young high school teacher who’s handsome, seductive, and quite possibly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. After a wild night with a girl he met at a nightclub results in a hookup but no phone numbers swapped, he thinks his chances with her have gone out the window. But when he runs into her again, he’s sure to take advantage of his second chance, proving he’s sensitive, understanding… and, quite possibly, too good to be true.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

PERIOD SET MONDAY: 'THE LITTLE STRANGER' TRAILER WITH DOMHNALL GLEESON, CHARLOTTE RAMPLING! 'MARY SHELLEY' NEW POSTER WITH ELLE FANNING, DOUGLAS BOOTH

  'THE LITTLE STRANGER' 
TRAILER WITH DOMHNALL GLEESON, CHARLOTTE RAMPLING 
First stop in our Period Set Monday is the first trailer for 1940's thriller THE LITTLE STRANGER which is out in cinemas this August and September
The Little Stranger arrives to cinemas this August
starring Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter and Ruth Wilson. 
THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.



  'MARY SHELLEY' POSTER
HER GREATEST LOVE INSPIRED HER DARKEST CREATION
Meanwhile, a new poster (below) has been released for July costume drama MARY SHELLEY in which Elle Fanning plays the famous writer who is
The movie is out in USA, July the rest of the world
remembered as the writer of Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.
Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic work. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life
Mary Shelley is considered to be the mother of modern science fiction
the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages. Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Hugh O'Connor, Jack Hickey play other famous poets and writers of that time.