Monday, June 17, 2019

STUNNING TEASER AND POSTER FOR THE CLIMBERS OR QOMOLANGMA ZIYI ZHANG, GE HU STARRING SNOWY MT EVEREST ADVENTURE

'QOMOLANGMA' TRAILER
THE CLIMBERS OF MT EVEREST
Here's an icy refreshment for all of us at the Northern Hemisphere who are suffering under scorching summer heat! We have the first posters for THE
The Climbers arrives this September!
CLIMBERS also known as QOMO- LANGMA (Chinese name for Mount Everest) sweeping Chinese epic adventure which should ascend into motherland theatres September 30th! Daniel Lee (Dragon Blade) directs Ziyi Zhang, Boran Jing, Yi Zhang, Ge Hu and Jackie Chan in the film!

May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing squad are attacking the most difficult "second step". This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have
This will be one of Ziyi Zhang's first Chinese films after she gave birth to a daughter who is now four years old
cost them too much physical strength ... finally, the wind and snow block the gap. Check out the first stunning teaser below!
CLIMBING WITHOUT OXYGEN
Based on events of the first successful expedition to climb the summit of Mt Qomolangma  using the treacherous north route from Tibet in China in 1960.
Some of China's top young actors are starring in the movie
The trio who reached the summit on 25th May 1960 were the first climbers to do so without any supplement oxygen when it ran out and they became the 7th, 8th and 9th summiteers of Everest.

NEW 18TH CENTURY INDIA SET LAVISH TV SERIES BEECHAM HOUSE READY TO OPEN ITS DOORS NEXT SUNDAY WITH TOM BATEMAN, LEO SUTER, LESLEY NICOL

'BEECHAM HOUSE' OPENS
ITS LAVISH DOORS NEXT SUNDAY!
I've already informed you about this one a few weeks ago in our extensive lavish spotlight in which you can read more about the plot and the rich gallery
Beecham House starts airing next Sunday on ITV, June 23rd!
of characters, but today I'm bringing you the airing date: exotic new historical drama BEECHAM HOUSE will start airing its six episode first season next Sunday, June 23rd at ITV!

 18TH CENTURY INDIA
As you know Tom Bateman stars in the series set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region, depicting the fortunes
Gurinder Chada both wrote and directed the whole saga!
of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic woods and pristine lawns. He plays enigmatic, soulful John Beecham,
Each episode took about 12 days to shoot!
a handsome former soldier who has purchased the magnificent mansion, to begin a new life with his family. Lesley Nicol plays his robust mother, Leo
Similar to Poldark, you can expect a shirtless hero in Beecham House too
Suter is his playboy brother, while Gregory Fitoussi plays villainous General Castillon!

It is interesting that just like Aidan Turner in Poldark, Tom Bateman will have a shirtless scene in the very first episode, cleaning up the garden with a
Tom Bateman takes the lead role after leading Vanity Fair for ITV
machete while showing us his muscles, so ladies need to prepare their smelling salts. The series was shot on gorgeous locations in India, from
Gregory Fittousi is French General Castillon, John's enemy
beautiful gardens to royal palaces and ancient forts. This includes fortified Chomu Palace in Jaipur, whose Samode Palace and Amber Fort will
Marc Warren is Samuel Parker, an old friend of John's
also be seen in the series. Famous Taj Mahal was also used as the background for some of the scenes. The interior of the Beecham House itself was built in England. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

NAT GEO CASTS PATRICK J. ADAMS, JAKE MCDORMAN, JAMES LAFFERTY, JOE DEMPSIE AS AMERICA'S FIRST ASTRONAUTS IN THE RIGHT STUFF PERIOD SET SERIES

'THE RIGHT STUFF' TV SERIES
BOARDS ITS YOUNG ASTRONAUTS
Jake McDorman will lead the cast!
Another period set series for you today, this one with an ultra hunky cast! National Geographic has found the actors for their THE RIGHT STUFF mini series based on Tom Wolfe book about first American astronauts and their families who become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.

Patrick J. Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles, Jake McDorman is Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive! Joe Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise, while Aaron Staton will be Wally Schirra, a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks. James Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts,
James Laferty, Joe Dempsie, Patrick J. Adams also star!
and Micah Stock plays Deke Slayton, a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer, with Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.
THE STORY OF THE SERIES
 starts at the height of the Cold War. To combat a national sentiment of fear and decline, the U.S. government conceives of NASA’s Project Mercury, igniting a space race with the Soviets and making instant celebrities
Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Aaron Staton are also in the cast!
of a handful of the military’s adrenaline fueled test pilots. These individuals, who come to be known as the Mercury Seven, are forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. At the heart of a historic drama archrivals Glenn and Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

HUGH SKINNER, MATT LAURIA, JEAN MARC BARR JOIN JUNO TEMPLE IN 1950'S MOROCCO SET EROTIC SERIES LITTLE BIRDS FOR SKY ATLANTIC!

'LITTLE BIRDS' TV SERIES SENDS
JUNO TEMPLE, HUGH SKINNER, MATT LAURIA TO 1950'S TANGIER
More cast has been announced for Sky Atlantic's new period set six part drama LITTLE BIRDS the adaptation of Anais Nin’s book of erotic stories,
Our dearest Hugh Skinner is returning to period set TV
set in Tangier in 1955, in the famous international zone, one of the last outposts of colonial decadence!  

Juno Temple plays American debutante Lucy Savage faced with a culture shock. David Costabile will play Lucy’s larger than life father, Grant Savage, an arms manufacturer who wants to control his daughter, wiith Amy Landecker as his loquacious wife Vanessa. Having set Lucy up with an English Lord, Hugo Cavendish Smythe (played by Harlots, Poldark and Star Wars star Hugh Skinner) Grant thinks he has a malleable, potentially useful son-in-law but
Matt Lauria leads the American part of the cast
unbeknownst to the Savages, Hugo has already lost his heart to someone else. Matt Lauria will be Bill, a bartender and bohemian artist who works in neighbourhood nightclub El Sirocco and soon becomes a confidante of both Lucy and Hugo. Although he is not what he seems and his flirtation and the hand of friendship offered to Lucy and Hugo is very much a cover for some more nefarious motivations. As Lucy fights to carve out her independence and identity, her life becomes intertwined with Cherifa Lamour (Yumna Marwan), a Moroccan dominatrix who services the diplomats and foreigners of this colourful, bohemian world and Egyptian Aristocrat Adham Abaza (Raphael Acloque), and they all become entangled with some very dangerous characters. Nina Sosanya, Rossy De Palma, Jean Marc-Barr and Raphael Acloque also star.

Friday, June 14, 2019

JUDE LAW TO END UP ON A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND IN THE THIRD DAY MINI SERIES FOR SKY AND HBO!

JUDE LAW TO LEAD
THE THIRD DAY MINI SERIES
While you are probably still thinking of those white trunks beach photos of his (don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about), Jude Law is
Jude Law previously led Young Pope series
setting up a new project for himself: mystery drama THE THIRD DAY for British Sky and HBO (they've already did Chernobyl and Catherine the Great together).

In the six episode series, he will play Sam, who after being drawn to a mysterious Island off the British Coast, is thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants. Isolated from the mainland, the rituals of the island begin to overwhelm him, and he is confronted by a trauma from his past. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, Sam finds himself immersed in an emotional quest which puts him at odds with the islanders and begins to threaten their way of life. If I got it right, the series will have an internationally famous cast.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

WARNER MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE ORDERS DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD BENE GESSERIT SF SERIES! BBC TO TURN AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE PALE HORSE INTO MINI SERIES! OBLIVION SONG MOVIE ADAPTATION

'DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD' SERIES
THE BENE GESSERIT TV SAGA
Bene Gesserit will be the stars of the series
Two book adaptations for you today! While we've lost all interest in the new DUNE movie adaptation due to the rather uninspired casting, the good news is that Warner Media's new streaming service will make TV series out of Frank Herbert's famous sf saga!
Denis Villeneuve (who is also helming the above mentioned movie) is set to direct DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD, which will be set in the same universe, but will be told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune. Herbert wrote six novels about the intergalactic Imperium ruled by Padishah Emperor.

'THE PALE HORSE' SET AS
BBC'S NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE MINI
The Pale Horse is one of Christie's strangest stories
Across the pond, BBC has announced their latest Agatha Christie adaptation: her THE PALE HORSE will be turned into a two part series by BBC and Mammoth Screen. The foreboding novel was written in 1961. When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to THE PALE HORSE, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead? Amazon Prime will have worldwide rights.

'OBLIVION SONG' GETS
BIG SCREEN SF ADAPTATION
Oblivion Song will be turned into a movie
Universal Pictures will, meanwhile, turn Robert Kirkman's comic book OBLIVION SONG into a science fiction movie. Written by The Walking Dead writer and illustrated by Lorenzo De Felici, it takes place one decade after 300,000 residents of Philadelphia suddenly were trapped in Oblivion. Frantic recovery efforts were launched by the government, but, after a few futile years, they were abandoned. Nathan Cole, however, hasn’t given up. He risks his life again and again trying to save those lost souls in Oblivion’s apocalyptic hellscape – but is that the real reason he can’t resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

SNOW QUEEN ELSA JOURNEYS TO ENCHANTED NORTHERN LANDS IN DISNEY'S FROZEN 2 TRAILER AND BRAND NEW POSTERS!

DISNEY'S 'FROZEN 2'
NEW TRAILER AND POSTERS!
Frozen II will freeze the cinemas around the world November
You've probably already seen the greatest movie treat today, but here it is at the spy's as well: new trailer for Disney's FROZEN 2 sequel which brings the sisters from Arendelle and their friends back to cinemas this winter, November 20nd around the world! Presumably to break all possible viewing records. TV stars Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) join the cast from the record breaking first animated movie which includes Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as her sister Snow Queen Elsa, Jonathan Groff as trustworthy woodcutter Kristoff, Josh Gad as crazy Olaf the Snowman and
First movie is highest grossing animated film ever
Santino Fontana as Hans.

FROZEN 2 trailer does not show much of the story other than Snow Queen Elsa fighting against the sea with her ice and then being joined by her sister Princess Anna and her boyfriend Kristoff  at the start of a brand new adventure which will be more epic in scope and will again feature crazy snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven. She must cross into the enchanted northern lands to unravel the mystery behind her magical powers. The trailer also reveals tons of breathtaking new landscapes and magical scenes, like the one with magical underwater horse. It also seems that Elsa will be rocking some seriously wintery stylish outfits in the sequel as well proving her status as one of Disney's most popular princesses. The adventure that will take them far away from Arendelle will again feature a brand new hit song from Robert and Kristen Lopez.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

RUSSELL TOVEY TO LEAD ITV'S NEW SERIES FLESH AND BLOOD WITH IMELDA STAUNTON, STEPHEN REA, FRANCESCA ANNIS AND VINCENT REGAN

'FLESH AND BLOOD' SERIES
PUTS RUSSELL TOVEY, FRANCESCA ANNIS AND IMELDA STAUNTON IN A FAMILY
Russell Tovey will lead the new series
While we are deeply enjoying our dearest boy Russell Tovey in Years and Years over at BBC currently, he has already set himself another gig: he will lead new series over at rival ITV titled FLESH AND BLOOD together with acting legends Imelda Staunton, Stephen Rea, Vincent Regan and Francesca Annis! The four part drama is a darkly witty and gripping exploration of family dynamics and modern relationships as they spiral towards a tragedy and possible crime.


FLESH AND BLOOD IS
a modern story of three adult siblings - Helen (Claudie Blakley), Jake (Russell Tovey) and Natalie (Lydia Leonard) - who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis)
Our dearest Vincent Regan is also in the cast
declares she’s in love with a new man, Mark (Stephen Rea). As she nears her 70th birthday, the siblings’ suspicions are heightened when retired GP Mark sweeps their mother off her feet, shifting her priorities away from her children. The happiness of her 45-year marriage to their father, Terry, is called into question, which sends a seismic shock through the lives of the siblings. Years of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals come to the surface and threaten to blow apart everything they’ve held dear. With their large family home overlooking the Sussex coast, their inheritance and the happy memories of their childhood all
Acting divas Francesca Annis and Imelda Staunton will lead the female cast.
suddenly threatened by the arrival of Mark, the siblings attempt to find out more about him. But will their long-buried grudges and complicated personal lives allow them to pull together? Then there’s Mary (Imelda Staunton), who has lived next door to Vivien for 40 years. Despite not being family, Mary appears unhealthily attached to Vivien and her family’s unfolding drama.

Monday, June 10, 2019

ROBERT THE BRUCE IS FIGHTING FOR SCOTLAND IN THE TRAILER FOR THE 14TH CENTURY EPIC MOVIE WITH ANGUS MACFADYEN, JARED HARRIS, ZACH MCGOWAN

'ROBERT THE BRUCE'
EPIC TRAILER WITH ANGUS MACFADYEN AS SCOTTISH KING
The movie will air this month at Edinburgh Film Festival
Something epic for you today, first trailer and poster for ROBERT THE BRUCE a mediaeval adventure starring Angus Macfadyen as the famous Scottish warrior whom he already played in Mel Gibson's Braveheart! The film will be hitting UK cinemas June 28th. Directed by Richard Gray, the movie about the nobleman turned outlaw hero who was was crowned king of Scots in the 14th century, also stars Jared Harris as Robert the Bruce’s enemy John Comyn, together with Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit, Zach
The movie features music from Scottish music star Lulu
McGowan, Diarmaid Murtagh, Gabriel Bateman, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Emma Kenney, Mhairi Calvey as Robert's wife Elizabeth de Burgh, and Kevin McNally.

ROBERT THE BRUCE
 explores the lost months during a long, harsh 1306 winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with
The film continues the story seen in Braveheart and painfully bad Outlaw King
the steely Morag (Anna Hutchinson) and her fearless children. Restored to health and spurred on by this humble family’s resilience and courage, Bruce finally finds the resolve to rally his people and lead his country to hard-fought independence.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

BRYAN BROWN, SAM NEILL, RICHARD E. GRANT, GRETA SCACCHI ARE FRIENDS WHO REFUSE TO GET OLD IN BEAUTIFUL PALM BEACH AUSTRALIAN COMEDY TRAILER!

'PALM BEACH' TRAILER
SOME FRIENDSHIPS LAST A LIFETIME, SOME SECRETS DON'T
I don't know about you, but I just cannot imagine a movie year without at least one good Australian film which pops out of nowhere and charms
Palm Beach is out August 8th Down Under
our hearts away with its light hearted, uplifting, warm nature. It seems PALM BEACH will be the one this year, coming out August 8 in Australia, directed by Rachel Ward with a lineup of both Australian and International stars, Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi, Sam Neill, Jacqueline Mackenzie, Heather Mitchell, and Richard E Grant.
PALM BEACH, set in Sydney’s iconic Northern Beaches, is a heartwarming story which sees a group of lifelong friends with a lifetime of history reunite for one very special occasion. The good times roll in one of Australia’s most
Famous Australian actress Rachel Ward directs the movie!
idyllic settings, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and music. However not all is smooth sailing as slowly tensions begin to mount and deep secrets arise, posing questions about the rich history this group once shared.