Thursday, October 29, 2020

DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL WW2 BOOK ABOUT A SOLDIER WHO ESCAPED A GERMAN CAMP OVER 200 TIMES TO BECOME A MOVIE MUSICAL

MOVIE ADAPTATION FOR
 DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL? INCREDIBLE WW2 STORY
Monarch Media and Jayson Rothwell will turn Horace Greasley's biography DO THE BIRDS STILL SING IN HELL? novel into a movie musical. This incredibly moving love story will be a biopic on cocky
Some historians have tried to debunk the story
British WWII soldier Horace Jim Greasley who has sacrificed himself over 200 times by escaping from a German POW camp to both be with the woman he loved –the camp Commander’s personal translator– and to return to camp with food and supplies for fellow prisoners in order to keep them alive.

     Horace was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. After seven weeks of training, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field in Northern France, with just 30 rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on May 25th, 1940 andforced to endure a 10 week march across France and Belgium en route to
Jayson Rothwell has penned the script
Holland. Horace survived, barely, but many of his comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time - sometimes two or three times a week. He broke out of the camp more than 200 times, often bringing food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meagre rations, and toward the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in, allowing the BBC news to be delivered daily to more than 3,000 prisoners.

SF TRAILERS FOR MIDNIGHT SKY WITH GEORGE CLOONEY, FELICITY JONES, KYLE CHANDLER, DEMIAN BICHIR, AND SKYLINES WITH RHONA MITRA, ALEXANDER SIDDIG, JAMES COSMO

 THE MIDNIGHT SKY TRAILER
Midnight Sky hits Netflix this December
SENDS GEORGE CLOO- NEY TO ARCTIC
We are going sf all the way today, starting with the trailer for Netflix new post apocalyptic movie THE MIDNIGHT SKY in which George Clooney plays Augustine Lofthouse, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, who races to stop astronaut Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir and Ethan Peck also star in the film which will stream on Netflix two days before Christmas, December 23rd, directed by George Clooney as well.This is his first movie role in four years.
 
 
EPIC SKYLINES SF TRAILER
Skylines was directed by Liam O'Donnell
SAVE OUR WORLD AND INVADE THEIRS
A little bit on a cheaper scale than the one above is science fiction action adventure SKYLINES which is currently playing over in UK at the FrightFest starring Rhona Mitra, Alexander Siddig and James Cosmo. When a virus threatens to turn the now earth dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley (Lindsey Morgan) must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity.  
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ALICIA VON RITTBERG TO WEAR THE CROWN IN STARZ NEW EPIC TV SERIES BECOMING ELIZABETH ON THE VIRGIN QUEEN! CELINE DION, SAM HEUGHAN, PRIYANKA CHOPRA CAST IN TEXT FOR YOU ROMANCE

 BECOMING ELIZABETH 
FINDS ITS FUTURE QUEEN
Earlier this year, your trusted spy has informed you that Starz is preparing an eight episode historical series BECOMING ELIZABETH
Alicia Von Rittberg will take the lead role
following the early life of queen Elizabeth I of England, and now, as Deadline reports, they've found a head to put her crown on: Alicia Von Rittberg will play Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, who was executed when Elizabeth was just two years old. Despite the marriage being annulled and Elizabeth declared illegitimate, after a long journey filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threatened to bring forth her demise, Elizabeth ultimately ascended to the throne and ruled for 45 years. You've watched Alicia in Genius Einstein series.

TEXT FOR YOU
CASTS CELINE DION, SAM HEUGHAN & PRIYANKA CHOPRA
All three of them will star in the film directed and written by Jim Strouse based on a popular German romcom SMS Fur Dich which was a movie adaptation of a Sofie Cramer’s popular novel. Priyanka Chopra would play a woman who, to ease the pain after tragically losing her fiancĂ©,
Celine Dion, Sam Heughan an Priyanka Chopra will star
starts to send romantic texts to his old cell. It turns out, the phone number has been reassigned to a man (Sam Heughan) across town suffering from similar heartbreak. The two meet and feel an undeniable connection, but can’t seem to leave the past behind. The music and influence of Celine Dion gives them the courage to take a chance on love again.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

STUNNINGLY EPIC TRAILER FOR MAJESTIC WAR MOVIE THE SACRIFICE WHICH IS CURRENTLY WRECKING CHAOS IN CHINESE CINEMAS PRODUCED IN JUST THREE MONTHS!

 THE SACRIFICE TRAILER
FOR NEW CHINESE WAR EPIC
Currently wrecking chaos in Chinese cinemas in which it just earned over $50 million this weekend, is THE SACRIFICE (Jin Gang Chuan) warepic which, thanks to corona, started shooting in August 2020 with the
The movie is currently playing in China
whole filming and post production done in stunning three months, so that it could've been released on October 25th to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers Army entering the Korean War! And we are talking about a massive, big scale war epic, not a small movie.

     In YEAR 1953 
the Korean War is entering the final stage. The People's Volunteer Army of China has launched the last major battle in Kumsong. In order to arrive at the battleground on time and deliver enough force to the Kumsong front line, the
Three different directors work on the film to get it made on time
soldiers have to defend themselves against the never ending bombing of enemy bombers and race with time to repair bridges, all under the
Yi Zhang leads the Chinese cast of the movie epic
circumstance of supply shortages and inferior equipment. The rarely told history slowly unfolds. The film was co-directed by The Eight Hundred’s Guan Hu, The Wandering Earth’s Frant Gwo and Brotherhood Of BladesLu Yang in order to make it on time!

Monday, October 26, 2020

THE UNDOING THRILLER TV SERIES READY TO START TOMORROW AT HBO WITH HUGH GRANT, EDGAR RAMIREZ, DONALD SUTHERLAND AND NICOLE KIDMAN!

 THE UNDOING TV SERIES
STARTS NEXT WEEK AT HBO
The latest one of the new Autumn series to premiere this season, as soon as tomorrow, October 25th on HBO, is THE UNDOING thriller based on the
The Undoing starts tomorrow on HBO Max
2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The first reviews of the series that will air during November, seem to agree that the show could've benefited from a different casting as neither Nicole Kidman nor Hugh Grant bring nothing new to their acting style, playing the same role they've played last twenty years.
     THE UNDOING follows Grace Fraser, who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book, has a devoted husband and a young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life; a violent death, a missing
Produced by David E.Kelley, the series was directed by Susanne Bier with Nicole Kidman singing the intro song Dream ALittle Dream Of Me
husband and in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

APPLE SETS CAST FOR THEIR SWEAPING EPIC TV ADAPTATION OF MIN JIN LEE'S BESTSELLER PACHINKO SPANNING DECADES AND CONTINENTS

 PACHINKO TV SERIES
ADAPTATION SETS MAIN CAST
Min Ho Lee will be Hansu in the series
About a year ago your trusted spy informed you that one of Asia's most popular books PACHINKO will be getting a TV series adaptation over at Apple and now we've got the main cast for this epic international drama series based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel! 
 
     PACHINKO chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. 
Jin Ha will play an ambitious young man

AN ALL ASIAN CAST!
To start shooting next week on several continents, the series will star Min Ho Lee as Hansu, an enigmatic outsider and merchant with ties to organized crime who embarks on an illicit romance with far reaching consequences. Jin Ha is Solomon, an ambitious, charming young man who will be forced to reckon with his family’s past. Anna Sawai portrays Naomi, a savvy career woman in the male dominated world of high finance. Minha Kim is set as Teenage Sunja, a heroic young woman on the cusp who forges her own path in a hardened country that is not her own. Soji
Soji Arai, Anna Sawai and Kaho Minami have also been cast
Arai is Mosazu, a dedicated father and successful businessman, concerned for his son’s future. Kaho Minami plays Etsuko, a vibrant, independent woman who longs to be reunited with her estranged daughter.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

VALERIE LEMERCIER'S THE POWER OF LOVE TRAILER IS HERE FOR THE FILM BASED ON CELINE DION'S LEGENDARY CAREER AND LIFE

 THE POWER OF LOVE TRAILER
CELINE DION BECOMES ALINE
We had two divas yesterday, and here's another one for you today: we have a trailer for THE POWER OF LOVE (aka Aline or Famous) French movie which charts
The movie is out November 11th in France
the life of a singer based on the real life of the queen of pop music Celine Dion. It covers all the iconic moments of her legendary career, including the Titanic Oscar performance. Valerie Lemercier directs, writes and stars in the film set in Quebec, late 1960s: Sylvette and Anglomard welcome their 14th child: Aline. In the Dieu family, music reigns supreme and when Aline grows up we discover a gift to her, she has a golden voice. When he hears that voice, music producer Guy-Claude has just one thing in mind - to make Aline the greatest singer in the world. Supported by her family and guided by the experience and then the budding love of Guy-Claude, they will together write the pages of an extraordinary destiny. The film is out November 11th in France. 

Friday, October 23, 2020

NETFLIX RELEASES TRAILERS FOR SOPHIA LOREN'S MOVING DRAMA THE LIFE AHEAD AND DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE FESTIVE MOVIE MUSICAL

THE LIFE AHEAD TRAILER
 BRINGS BACK SOPHIA LOREN TO WORK AFTER TEN YEARS
The Life Ahead streams November 13th
Netflix has finally released a trailer for upcoming drama movie THE LIFE AHEAD with Sophia Loren and it is very moving indeed. Directed by her son Edoardo Ponti and scheduled for streaming from November 13th, the possible award contender next season is set in seaside Italy, where Italian acting legend Sophia Loren plays a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business who takes in a 12-year-old street kid (Ibrahima Gueye) who recently robbed her. The film is actually a remake of a French foreign language movie Oscar winner from 1977 with Simone Signoret. The film will stream worldwide on Netflix next month. This is Sophia's first movie after a ten year pause. 

FESTIVE TRAILER FOR
DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE MOVIE MUSICAL
The musical starts November 22nd at Netflix
Speaking of old divas, check out country music queen Dolly Parton in the trailer for musical movie DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE which will sing its way onto Netflix November 22nd with 14 original new festive songs (written by Dolly) and with Christine Baranski as a rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, who returns to her small home town after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas. However, after listening to the stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel (Dolly Parton), Regina starts to have a change of heart. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

RAYA IS HERE TO FIND THE LAST DRAGON IN THE DYNAMIC FIRST TRAILER FOR DISNEY'S NEW ANIMATED FANTASY ADVENTURE

 RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
FIRST TRAILER UNLEASHED!
About a year ago Disney showed us the first concept art for their new animated adventure RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON and now we have  a
Raya will arrive into cinemas next March
new poster which shows the lead heroine a bit better, but with that also comes the first exciting trailer for the film that has been postponed for March 12th, 2021 instead of being out this November.

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
will take place in the fictional Kumandra, a reimagined earth inhabited by an ancient civilization that venerated the mythical dragons for their power and their wisdom. Kumandra’s five distinct clans form the Land of the Dragon, but dragons are long gone and Kumandra
The movie was directed by Don Hall and Carlos Lopes Estrada
has since been invaded by a dark, sinister force. Raya is the hero, a lone warrior on a quest to save her world, determined to find the last dragon who
The film might get pushed again if corona hits us even harder again
she believes has the power to save Kumandra. She is joined on her quest by an armadillo-like sidekick called Tuk Tuk!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

JOAN COLLINS IS QUEEN OF FRANCE IN FIRST PHOTO FROM GLOW AND DARKNESS WILDLY EPIC TV SERIES! KURT RUSSELL & GOLDIE HAWN ARE MR AND MRS CLAUS IN NETFLIX' CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES II TRAILER

 GLOW AND DARKNESS
1ST PHOTO OF JOAN COLLINS
Joan has obviously done her own make up as is her wont
She begun shooting her part in the wildly epic historical series GLOW AND DARKNESS which will follow the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and allthe legendary historical persons he met during the 12th century (read more here). In the series, Joan Collins (87) will play queen Adelaide of Maurienne, the second wife of King Louis VI with whom she had nine children. She was the most politically active of all France's medieval queens, with her name appearing on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI! The cast also includes Denise Richards and Jane Seymour as Queen Eleanor
Dominic Andersen plays Francis de Assisi in the series
of Aquitaine with her son Richard the Lionheart also featuring in the series. The saga, which is planned in three seasons, has six more months left of shooting thanks to corona. 

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES II
TRAILER IS HERE WITH KURT RUSSELL AND GOLDIE HAWN
The sequel arrives November 25th!
Speaking of glitzy costumes, check out the trailer for the sequel THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES II which will arrive to Netflix November 25th directed by Chris Columbus. It's been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom's new boyfriend (Tyrese Gibson) and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell).