Saturday, November 16, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S NEW PERIOD SET DRAMA THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WITH RAFE SPALL, ELEANOR TOMLINSON BASED ON HG WELLS' SF NOVEL

     'THE WAR OF THE WORLDS'
MARTIANS ARRIVE THIS SUNDAY
BBC has been postponing this one for, methinks, almost two years, and now that first reports from the countries that already aired it are coming in, we kinda get the picture why. I will give it a go when it premieres this Sunday
The War of the Worlds starts this Sunday on  BBC One
on  BBC One, but I hear it is a dreary and pointless adaptation which changes the story the way it suits BBC's modern agenda, making, for example, the
The series has been shot in three hourlong episodes
female character of Amy the lead one, even though she does not appear in the novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by HG Wells on which the three part series is supposed to be based upon. As The Sun says in their review, they've
Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson play the lead roles in the series
turned the beloved book into a politically correct ‘woke’ drama making a mockery out of the source material. Beside Eleanor Tomlinson who plays
The series already aired in some countries, New Zealand for example
the role of Amy, the cast also includes Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves, in the famous story of alien invasion of Earth in the Edwardian (in the book it is Victorian) England setting.

  Love In The Time Of Aliens   
Woking, 1905. George (Rafe Spall) and Amy’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) relationship is a scandal. They are a painful embarrassment to George’s brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), an upstanding servant of the British
Rafe Spall is George, passionate, stubborn and brave. He blindly follows his heart, doing everything he can to save his loved ones from the Martian invasion, even if that means putting himself in danger.
Empire, and pariahs in their own neighbourhood. Their only friend is local scientist and fellow outcast Ogilvy (Robert Carlyle). When a mysterious
Eleanor Tomlinson is Amy, in her twenties, fierce, intelligent and ahead of her time, aiming to study natural sciences at college. With the coming of the Martian invasion, she may be mankind’s last hope.
capsule lands one night on Earth at Horsell Common, George, Amy and Ogilvy are the first to examine it. However, as more people gather to study the
Rupert Graves is Frederick, George’s older brother. He works at the Admiralty in London as the Secretary to the Minister for War. He’s an upstanding servant of the British Empire and, despite his strained relationship with George, a caring brother.
unusual object it quickly becomes clear that this is no inanimate object fallen from the sky - but a transport for a living, fighting organism from outer space.
Robert Carlyle is Ogilvy, a good friend of Amy and George, and an outcast himself. He’s an astronomer and scientist in his 50s who is kind and good-humoured. His tireless experiments could be the key to driving back the Martian invasion.
As more people gather to study it, it lashes out and kills scores of people. And so begins a terrifying ordeal, as more capsules land on Earth and release a
Amy apparently takes most of the action scenes instead of George
horde of murderous Martian tripods which stalk England exterminating and consuming everything in their wake. As wave upon wave of Martian invaders
The reactions to the series so far have been singularly negative
land on Earth, mankind faces an almighty fight for survival. In amongst the chaos, George, Amy, Frederick and Ogilvy must put their personal difficulties aside as they attempt to hold onto their humanity.

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S 19TH CENTURY SET TV SERIES VIENNA BLOOD WITH MATTHEW BEARD! TRAILER AND POSTER!

     'VIENNA BLOOD' TRAILER
FOR NEW PERIOD SET SERIES
The series starts this Monday on BBC2
I've announced this one earlier this year but now BBC has released the trailer as well! New period set series VIENNA BLOOD is coming November 18th to BBC Two and will air on Monday nights with three ninety minutes long episodes based on the best selling Liebermann novels by British writer Frank Tallis. Starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer the new mini series is set in 1900s Vienna: a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. This unique, ambitious and compelling
Most of the series was shot over in Austrian capital Vienna
crime drama, set in glorious Vienna during an extraordinary period in its history, also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica De Gouw and Luise von Finckh.

     A Student Of Freud's 
Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Max is keen to
Matthew Beard is a middle class British-Jew who moved to Austria in his teens. He is now a junior doctor but has fallen under the spell of the new science of the day and is studying neurology. Fixated by the idea of analysing psychopaths at close hand, Max convinces the Viennese police to let him observe their work.
understand the criminal mind and begins to observe Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), a Detective Inspector in the Vienna Police Department,
Juergen Maurer is a Police Inspector Oskar, more a doer than a thinker. Despite being occasionally irritated by Max’s discursive approach to crime solving, Oskar is savvy enough to know that Max’s intuitions will help his career prospects.
who is struggling with a perplexing case. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve Vienna’s most mysterious cases.

Friday, November 15, 2019

ITALIAN STREETS ARE NOT SAFE IN NETFLIX 6 UNDERGROUND MOVIE TRAILER WITH RYAN REYNOLDS, DAVE FRANCO, BEN HARDY

   '6 UNDERGROUND' TRAILER
IN WHICH RYAN REYNOLDS RUINS ITALY... OR TRIES REALLY HARD!
Not all of the films in Netflix festive offer are Christmassy: Ryan Reynold's latest action movie 6 UNDERGROUND certainly isn't, but you will be able to stream it from December 13th! It also stars Ben Hardy, Dave
The movie apparently cost $150 million to make!
Franco, Adria Arjona. What's the best part of being dead? It isn't escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead...is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you "no." 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

DYNAMIC TRAILER FOR ACTION PACKED THE COURIER MOVIE WITH OLGA KURYLENKO, WILLIAM MOSELEY, GARY OLDMAN, DERMOT MULRONEY!

   'THE COURIER' TRAILER
 DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER
The Courier will hit cinemas this month
I don't have much to offer you today, but what I do have is quite dynamic and plus it has our dearest Russian star Olga Kurylenko in it! The first trailer and posters for her action packed movie THE COURIER are in. The film which sees her playing a courier in London who discovers that one of the packages she's transporting is a bomb, has a rather strong cast with William Moseley, Gary Oldman and Dermot Mulroney also starring in it with her. The film is set to be released November 22nd in USA (both the net and cinemas) and then in Russia and United Kingdom in December. 

Translators and Gateways 
Zackary Adler directed the movie
And don't forget that after playing the courier Olga will play a translator next to Lambert Wilson in THE TRANSLATORS movie set for next January about nine translators, hired to translate the eagerly awaited final book of a best selling trilogy, confined in a luxurious bunker. When the first ten pages of the top secret manuscript appear online, the dream job becomes a nightmare - the thief is one of them and the publisher is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask him - or her. She also signed up to star together with our dear British chap Leo Suter in science fiction movie GATEWAY 6 about a squad of soldiers which is stranded on an abandoned military base on a near future Earth waiting for the relief or the enemy, whichever comes first.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AIDAN TURNER'S EPIC TV SERIES ABOUT GAY LEONARDO DA VINCI ADS FREDDIE HIGHMORE TO THE CAST!

   FREDDIE HIGHMORE JOINS
NEW LEONARDO DA VINCI EPIC TV SERIES WITH AIDAN TURNER
Freddie Highmore will also produce the series
Frank Spotnitz's new historical project is slowly gathering its cast and after they've scored Poldark's Aidan Turner for the lead role epic TV series has now hired Freddie Highmore as well! Following world's most famous painter ever Leonardo da Vinci, the series will portray him as a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection. Freddie Highmore, who is also producing, will play Stefano Giraldi, a fictional police detective who frames the narrative, investigating da Vinci as the suspect in a
Poldark's Aidan Turner will take the lead role of the famous painter
murder case and digging into his past. The series will air on RAI in Italy, French public broadcaster and ZDF in Germany. No American or UK broadcasters are known yet.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

VANESSA REDGRAVE TO LEAD THE OUTSIDE ROOM POWERFUL APARTHEID DRAMA AND STAR IN POST NAPOLEONIC THE MEDUSA WITH JESSE EISENBERG, PIERCE BROSNAN

   VANESSA REDGRAVE
THE LEAD THE OUTSIDE ROOM
This one was shopped at American Film Market this month: Oliver Schmitz’s big screen adaptation of novel Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk,
Vanessa Redgrave will play Milla
THE OUTSIDE ROOM with Vanessa Redgrave and Cynthia Erivo in the lead roles!

Milla, a 70 year old white woman, in the terminal stages of motor neuron disease, trapped in silence and confined to her bed, struggles to make herself "heard" by her black maid servant and now nurse, Agaat. Slowly the events leading to this room are recalled: 1950s when life in South Africa was full of promise Milla inherits her Grandmother's farm, marries the dashing but cruel Jak, enslaves herself to the farm to leave a lasting legacy, struggles to fall pregnant, discovers and "adopts" the young, abused Agaat, but when she falls pregnant demotes her to the role of servant. Agaat exacts her revenge becoming mother, sister, governess and best friend to the child and prevents him from forming any tangible relationships with his biological family. She asserts a terrible power by harnessing to herself the means and opportunities of the system that subjugated her. Milla's long, slow descent becomes an exercise in remembering and understanding, piecing together the fragments of a life.
The book was a bestseller around Europe
The Medusa About Gericault
Speaking of Vanessa Redgrave, she will also star in period set drama THE MEDUSA set during the turmoil of post Napoleonic France, and following famous artist GĂ©ricault (Jesse Eisenberg), who learns that his best friend (Pierce Brosnan) has died after the Naval vessel Medusa runs aground near Senegal. Plunged into grief, and entangled in a passionate but doomed love affair, GĂ©ricault begins to search for a reason to live. In this quest, he becomes morbidly obsessed with the disaster - and with seeing justice served.

Monday, November 11, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON THE MANDALORIAN STAR WARS TV SERIES WHICH LAUNCHES DISNEY'S STREAMING SERVICE NEXT WEEK! NEW CHARACTER POSTERS

   'THE MANDALORIAN' STAR WARS
TV SERIES STARS NEXT WEEK
Apple launched its new streaming TV service last week and according to first reports they are satisfied with the initial success and they've already
The new series hits Disney + November 12th
ordered the second season of their new tentpole sf series See which launched it November 1st, and now Disney is ready to launch their own streaming service Disney + with their own tentpole science fiction series THE MANDALORIAN which has the honour to be their first programme ever when they hit the streaming space this Tuesday November 12th! It also has the honour of being the first ever television series in the Star Wars franchise bringing Jedis to the small screens after they've populated only the big ones for four decades! It is expected that Disney + will quickly take over the leading spot in the streaming service business as they will not only have all the Disney's classics, but  also Star Wars and Marvel movies and series. Disney has already renewed THE MANDALORIAN for the second season created and produced by Jon Favreau. The first season of the $120 million expensive series has eight
Gina Carano and Karl Weathers will also star in the new series
episodes directed by different people among which is also Hollywood star Bryce Dallas Howard whose father Ron Howard directed the highly unsuccessful Han Solo stand alone Star Wars movie. But unlike other streamers, Disney + won't give you all episodes at once, but will stream them
Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian
one by one each week which means the last one should air two days after Christmas.

  A Lone Gun Fighter
The lead role has been given to Pedro Pascal who plays a lone gunfighter and bounty hunter with advanced combat skills and questionable moral character in the outer reaches of the galaxy from the time after the Empire has fallen in Return of the Jedi, and before the rise of the First Order in The Force Awakens which means it is a time when lawless chaos ruled in certain parts of the galaxy. He will be joined in the series by other characters that you can see in the posters in today's spotlight: former Rebel Shock Trooper turned mercenary Cara Dune (Gina Carano),
The series will also have droids and strange new alien creatures in the cast
bounty hunter leader Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) who hires the Mandalorian to track a valuable asset, lethal bounty hunter droid IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi), and an alien character whose name is Kuiil (Nick Nolte). Giancarlo Esposito will appear as Moff Gideon, a former governor under the Empire whose life changed after the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

PHOTOS & TRAILER FROM A+E'S 19TH CENTURY LONDON SET SERIES MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE WITH STUART MARTIN, KATE PHILIPS

   'MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE'
NEW PERIOD SET SERIES PHOTOS AND TRAILER ARE HERE
After yesterday's North Water, another new period set series has new photos released! A+E Network's MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE 19th century drama has new pictures from the sets featuring lead stars Stuart
As far as I've heard the series will also hit PBS sometime next year
Martin and Kate Philips as 19th century London's first female private detective! The six episode series will also star Ansu Kabia, Andrew Gower, Matthew Malone, Simon Ludders. You can also check out the first trailer
Stuart Martin and Kate Philips in lead roles
featuring a scene in which she hits a policeman in a disgusting example of violence against men which is, I'm guessing, supposed to be funny. It is not. It is a despicable and vile example of hypocrisy and double standards.

London's First Female Detective 
When Eliza’s (Kate Philips) father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way. Luckily, she has an ace up
Stuart Martin returns to period set drama after Medici and Jamestown
her bonnet – her father’s business – a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she’s never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man’s world, she needs a partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington (Stuart
The first season will consist of just six episodes
Martin) of Scotland Yard, who is also known as “The Duke;” drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship that will crackle and smoulder with sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

BBC REVEALS 1ST PHOTOS AND CAST ADDITIONS FOR THE NORTH WATER ARCTIC EPIC PERIOD SET SERIES WITH COLIN FARRELL, JACK O'CONNELL

   'THE NORTH WATER'
1ST ARCTIC TV SERIES PHOTOS
After we announced it more than a year ago, the shooting is now finally under way and we have the first photos from BBC's new four part epic series THE NORTH WATER with Colin Farrell and Jack O'Connell who have
Jack O'Connell is disgraced ex army surgeon who signs up as the ship's doctor
now been also joined by Stephen Graham, Sam Spruell, Tom Courtenay, Peter Mullan, Roland Moller and Philip Hill Pearson over at the sets in Hungary.

  The Story Of North Water
BBC 2's  adaptation of Ian McGuire’s Arctic whaling novel, set in the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, tells the story of Patrick Sumner (Jack
Colin Farrell is dangerous harpooner Henry Drax
O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets the harpooner Henry
Stephen Graham is Captain Brownlee who commands the ship.
Drax (Colin Farrell), a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner
Roland Moller will play Otto, one of the harpooners!
finds himself in a male dominated world, on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

Friday, November 8, 2019

ANTHONY RYAN'S FAMOUS RAVEN'S SHADOW EPIC FANTASY SAGA SOLD FOR EPIC TV SERIES ADAPTATION!

   'RAVEN'S SHADOW' SAGA
TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES
He is an example of a writer who made a huge buzz with a self published book and got a publisher after scoring the success on his own: and now
BCDF Pictures will adapt the saga into series
Anthony  Ryan's famous epic fantasy trilogy RAVEN'S SHADOW, which yours truly is currently translating for readers in Europe, has been sold for a TV series adaptation! Joseph Muszynski is adapting the first novel BLOOD SONG over at BCDF Pictures who bought the rights. Sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire were also international best sellers with millions of sold copies.

Blood Song 
 tells the story of Vaelin Al Sorna, who was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of
The saga consists of three epic fantasy novels
a warrior of the Faith. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm and Vaelin’s rage at being abandoned and deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm but the world. The other two books follow Vaelin's stunning rise as a warrior mixing wars, battles and friendship with magic and demonic powers. Anthony has also written The Raven's Blade saga which consists of two other books, The Wolf's Call and The Black Song (out next summer), that also follow the beloved hero.