Monday, February 26, 2024

SEE TEASER FOR RUSSIAN TV SERIES VERSION OF FAMOUS MASKED AVENGER ZORRO WHO IS NOW LOST IN 1840'S SNOW COVERED RUSSIA

  NEW ZORRO TV SERIES  
BUT RUSSIAN VERSION IN PRODUCTION
New Zorro will air on TV3 in Russia
While you can watch the latest Spanish version of popular ZORRO over at Amazon Prime, Russian channel TV 3 has announced work on their own version of it, but in it the masked hero is over in Russia of course. It is not yet, though, known who will play the lead role even though we have the first mysterious images from the new adventure series revealing the masked hero riding his black steed through the snow. We even have a first teaser for the series which will be set in year 1840. With the action of the new series set to take place in Russia of the early 19th century, the Mexican folk avenger ends up there pursued by the hired killers of the governor of California. TV 3 is also airing the latest Spanish version which hit Prime Video earlier in January. It is interesting that after the major streamers and channels from USA have left Russia, domestic streamers and broadcasters have been having a massive increase in viewership which influenced the capital and creative juices flowing much more potent and thus so many great new projects, both for the small and the big screen, are currently brewing over in Russia.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NOLLY MINI TV SERIES WITH HELENA BONHAM CARTER, MAX BROWN, MARK GATTIS, AUGUSTUS PREW

  NOLLY MINI TV SERIES  
STARRING HELENA BONHAM CARTER
Nolly starts March 17th on PBS
While this is already available for streaming as of this month over at ITVX for viewers in United Kingdom, it will hit Northern American audience March 17th when the three episode mini series NOLLY will start airing on PBS. If I got it right it will also stream on Foxtel in Australia and it had its linear UK premiere on ITV during New Year holidays. Created by Russell T. Davies, this series is exploring the reign, and fall from grace, of the inimitable British soap star, Noele Gordon played by Helena Bonham Carter. The cast also includes Max Brown, Mark Gattis, and Augustus Prew.
The series was shot in three episodes
 
 NOLLY MINI TV SERIES TELLS THE STORY OF 
Noele (Helena Bonham Carter) who was a legend in her own lifetime. As flame-haired widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap opera Crossroads, she was one of the most famous people in Britain. Then in 1981, at the height of the show’s success and the peak of Nolly’s fame, she was axed without ceremony, without warning and with no explanation. With the boss’s words “all good things must come to an end” ringing in her ears, Noele Gordon found herself thrown out of the show that was her life for over 18 years. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think, will you be tuning in next month?
 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

THE EMPRESS DIRECTOR PREPARING NEW 18TH CENTURY TV SERIES ON MARQUIS DE SADE THE WEREWOLF AND RENEE

 THE WEREWOLF AND RENEE 
NEW EPIC SERIES FROM EMPRESS CREATOR
After bringing German empress Sisi to Netflix in The Empress series which is getting a second season later this year, over at Series Mania and at Berlinale's CoPro Series, Katrin Gebbe is presenting to the buyers historical erotic thriller series THE WEREWOLF AND RENEE, based on true events and set in Paris in 1780, following a young noblewoman Renée who discovers she was in fact “sold” to Marquis de Sade. She seeks revenge – but de Sade will actually be her partner in crime. Gebbe is also preparing A Thousand Blows period set series for Disney+.

Friday, February 23, 2024

SKY ANNOUNCES NEW HISTORICAL TV SERIES ON WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART WITH WILL SHARPE IN THE LEAD ROLE

 SKY SETS MOZART SERIES 
WITH WILL SHARPE IN THE LEAD ROLE
Sky has just announced that Will Sharpe will take the lead role in their AMADEUS mini series set within the musical hub of bustling Vienna at the end of the 18th century, where 25 year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in the city no longer a child and determined to carve his own path. Recently unemployed and without the management of his father, Amadeus finds an unlikely ally in a young singer who will become his wife, fiery Constanze. Her connections help bring him into the orbit of the court composer Antonio Salieri, setting the three of them on a collision course that will ultimately define their lives and their legacies for years to come.

NEW ELIZABETHAN PICARESQUE MOVIE ADVENTURE ON SHAKESPEARE'S FIRST FOLIO SET BY PETER STRAUGHAN

  PETER STRAUGHAN SETS  
NEW FILM ON SHAKESPEARE'S FIRST FOLIO
As Variety reports, Peter Straughan, who adapted “Wolf Hall” has set the story of William Shakespeare’s first folio as his next movie. FOLIO will tell
Peter Straughan is directing and penning
how a collection of Shakespeare’s works were assembled seven years after his death and preserved for future generations. Four hundred years on from its original publication, FOLIO follows the journey of Shakespeare’s former Kings Men colleagues, actors John Heminges and Henry Condell, as they embark on a picaresque road trip through an England on the brink of Puritanism and gather the material to keep their friend’s work and memory alive. Historians believe that had it not been for Heminges and Condell’s efforts, half of Shakespeare’s works would not be known to us today.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

BBC ANNOUNCES TV SERIES ADAPTATION OF TIME TRAVELLING THE MINISTRY OF TIME BOOK

 THE MINISTRY OF TIME 
BBC ANNOUNCES NEW TV ADAPTATION
Among the twelve rather uninspired new shows announced yesterday at BBC the only one that caught my little spy eye was THE MINISTRY OF TIME a six part series based on Kaliane Bradley's novel about a newly established government department, which is gathering ‘expats’ from across history in an experiment to test the viability of time-travel. Commander Graham
The book is coming soon to the bookshops
Gore (an officer on Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 Arctic expedition) is one such figure rescued from certain death, alongside an army captain from the fields of the Somme, a plague victim from the 1600s, a widow from revolutionary France, and a soldier from the seventeenth century. They are placed with 21st century liaisons, known as 'bridges', in unlikely flatshares. Gore has to learn about contemporary life from scratch: from air travel to industrial warfare, from cinema to indoor plumbing; and he must negotiate cohabiting with the ambitious modern woman who works as his bridge. After an awkward beginning, the pair start to find pleasure and comfort in each other’s company, developing a relationship that is simultaneously tender, intense and profoundly unprofessional; and the expats, adrift in a new era, form friendships that ground and support them in the lonely 21st century, where they have outlived everyone they ever knew and loved. When a deeper conspiracy at the Ministry begins to reveal itself, the bridge must reckon with what she does next. Will she save or sacrifice the exiled misfits she has come to care for so deeply?

MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN TO BE TURNED INTO A HISTORICAL TV SERIES ON THE FAMOUS ROMAN EMPEROR

   MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN  
ANCIENT ROMAN SERIES ANNOUNCED
Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment are set to turn Marguerite Yourcenar's famous novel MEMOIRS OF HARDIAN into a historical TV series on the famous Roman emperor. From childhood, the life of a profound and sensitive man, aware of his imperial role and the burden he carries, is told. A wise and far-sighted diplomat and a human being marked by splendors and fears, Hadrian defended his immense love for the arts to cover the shame caused by the emptiness of his youth. And then his passions: a natural and complete bisexuality that was also controversial and self-centered. The sorrows and tragedies, feelings of deep friendship and respect for humanity. All these themes will be explored in the series, offering an intimate look at the emperor’s complex psychology and his lasting impact on European history and culture

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

SEE CATE BLANCHETT, EDGAR RAMIREZ, KEVIN HART STORM ALIEN PLANETS IN BORDERLANDS EPIC SF COMEDY TRAILER

 BORDERLANDS TRAILER 
SENDS CATE BLANCHETT TO ANOTHER PLANET
Borderlands is out in cinemas this August
Storming alien planets as an intergalactic gang leader is defo not what you would imagine for Cate Blanchett but that is exactly what she does in first BORDERLANDS sf movie trailer for the video game adaptation that will hit the big screens August 9th!
It follows Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, who reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Edgar Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector, Krieg (Florian Munteanu); Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, a persistently wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must then battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. 
 

RUSSELL CROWE, COLIN HANKS, RICHARD E. GRANT, MICHAEL SHANNON, LEO WOODALL TO LEAD WW2 TRIALS MOVIE NUREMBERG

  NUREMBERG WW2 MOVIE  
ADS COLIN HANKS, RUSSELL CROWE, RAMI MALEK, MICHAEL SHANNON, RICHARD E.GRANT
It is quite a stellar cast that writer and director James Vanderbilt has gathered for his World War II trials movie drama NUREMBERG. Colin Hanks and Mark O'Brien are the latest to join the cast that already has Russell Crowe, Rami Malek, Michael Shannon, Richard E. Grant, Leo Woodall, John Slattery, Lydia Peckham, Wrenn Schmidt, Lotte Verbeek and Andreas Pietschmann. O’Brien will play Colonel John Amen, one of the chief interrogators at the trial, while Hanks will play Dr. Gustav Gilbert, a military psychiatrist assigned to evaluate the Nazis in the film that chronicles the eponymous trials held between 1945 and 1946 by the Allies against the defeated Nazi regime.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MAKE AN IRISH WISH WITH ED SPELEERS, ALEXANDER VLAHOS AND LINDSAY LOHAN IN NEW NETFLIX FANTASY ROMCOM TRAILER

  IRISH WISH MOVIE TRAILER  
WITH ED SPELEERS AND ALEXANDER VLAHOS
You can make an Irish Wish March 15th
Plus Lindsay Lohan in the lead role of course of new Netflix romantic comedy IRISH WISH which will hit the streamer March 15th also starring Jane Seymour as her mother, James Rottger and Elisabeth Tan. This fantasy comedy movie is set of course on the Emerald Isle.
When the love of her life gets engaged to her best friend, Maddie puts her feelings aside to be a bridesmaid at their wedding in Ireland. Days before the pair are to marry, Maddie makes a spontaneous wish for true love, and the next morning she wakes up as the bride-to-be. With her dream seeming to come true, Maddie soon realizes that her real soulmate is someone else entirely.