Thursday, February 21, 2019

TARON EGERTON IS ELTON JOHN IN FANTASY BIOPIC ROCKETMAN WITH RICHARD MADDEN, JAMIE BELL, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD! MARCO POLO'S PRODUCER TO MAKE HISPANIOLA EPIC TV SERIES ON COLUMBUS

'HISPANIOLA' EPIC TV SERIES
Hispaniola is based on Hans Koning's book
ON INFAMOUS CHRISTO- PHER COLUMBUS
 Marco Polo's writer John Fusco is set to produce another epic saga for TV! He will turn Hans Koning's novel Columbus: His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth into an epic series titled HISPANIOLA! Cavalry Media has envisioned it as a premium drama about unchecked power and the madness and brilliance bred by its pursuit. Based on Koning’s 1991 book, it will tell the brutal true story of Christopher Columbus and the first Wild West frontier, the tropical Caribbean island of Hispaniola that now encompasses the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Hispaniola is the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, founded by Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493.

'ROCKETMAN' TRAILER
TARON EGERTON IS ELTON JOHN
First full trailer and a poster arrive from United Kingdom for Elton John's ROCKETMAN, a movie inspired by his life. Taron Egerton (who actually
Rocketman will fly from May 31st!
sings all Elton's songs in the movie) plays Elton himself, with Jamie Bell playing Elton's long time composer Bernie Taupin, our dear Richard Madden as Elton's manager and lover John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother. Charlie Rowe, Steven Mackintosh, Tate Donovan also star. The movie is not a classic biopic like Bohemian Rhapsody was, but a fantasy musical in which Elton's most famous songs were used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments describing how he went from a shy small town pianist to world's biggest pop superstar.

1ST PHOTOS FROM WORLD ON FIRE BBC WW2 EPIC SAGA WITH SEAN BEAN, LESLEY MANVILLE, JONAH HAUER KING! NEIL GAIMAN TO REIMAGINE JIM HENSON'S LEGENDARY EPIC TALE THE STORYTELLER

JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER
TO BE REIMAGINED BY NEIL GAIMAN AND FREEMANTLE
 I admit it was my absolutely favourite series when I was just a little spy! Fremantle and The Jim Henson Company will do a reimagining of famous
It will be a reimagined version of the iconic series
series THE STORYTELLER with the help from Neil Gaiman! This iconic series was led by John Hurt who played a mysterious elfin storyteller sitting in front a fireplace and telling stories from various European folk tales to his dog. The stories featured creatures made by Jim Henson's Creature Shop set in the world inhabited by various mystical and magical characters – heartless giants, enchanted beggars, white lions and human hedgehogs – exploring themes such as fear, desire, death and destiny, and challenging notions about good and evil. The
The series was inspired by Jim's daughters studies in folklore and mythology
new series will explore Storyteller's background in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed!



FIRST 'WORLD ON FIRE'
PHOTOS FROM BBC'S WW2 SAGA
BBC has revealed the first photos from their new WW2 epic saga WORLD ON FIRE which stars Sean Bean, Lesley Manville, Jonah Hauer King, Helen Hunt, Blake Harrison, Ewan Mitchell, Julia Brown, in the six part drama, an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant drama following the first year of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

WORLD ON FIRE SERIES
follows hidden human stories: from Harry, a young English translator in Warsaw caught up in negotiations with the Nazis and trying to smuggle his Polish lover Kasia out of the country, to Lois, the girl who is waiting for him at home, a young Mancunian factory worker who will come to take all the opportunities the war can offer to live a different kind of life... to Nancy, a female US war correspondent who can’t find peace unless her life is at risk, to the Rossler family in Berlin, worried for their soldier son and willing to do anything to protect their disabled daughter from the attentions of the ruling Nazi regime.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

COLIN FARRELL TO LEAD BBC'S ARCTIC SET 19TH CENTURY MINI SERIES THE NORTH WATER! 1ST PHOTOS FROM ANCIENT ROME SERIES BRITANNIA 2ND SEASON WITH DAVID MORRISSEY

COLIN FARRELL TO LEAD
Colin Farrell will play the psychopath Drax
THE NORTH WATER EPIC DRAMA
Well, I don't think we've ever seen him in a BBC project, but now Colin Farrell will lead BBC 2's new  three part epic series THE NORTH WATER! Based on a novel by Ian McGuire, it will be set in the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, following the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax (Colin Farrell), the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself 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. Andrew Haigh is directing for See Saw Films.

'BRITANNIA' SEASON 2
HAIL THE FIRST PHOTOS!
Speaking of epic series, Sky Atlantic has released first photos from the second season of their Roman era series BRITANNIA which did not really amaze
David Morissey returns as super evil Roman general Aulus.
anyone last year but it still had viewership strong enough to give them another run which will probably happen sometime this spring. 

CONQUER THE CELTS!
In the show that follows Roman conquest of Britain, Eleanor Worthington Cox returns as now more grown Cait, who is being prepared by outcast Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) to fulfil the prophecy in a world where the gods
Eleanor Worthington Cox is developing her powers as Cait
hold power over everyone, so the question remains how much freedom does anyone have over their own actions? David Morrissey is returning as evil General Aulus who will be romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), and crushing those who try to resist!
Mackenzie Crook will play both Veran and his brother Harka
Mackenzie Crook will both play evil sorcerer Veran and his brother Harka, who is apparently even more evil. They will have an epic battle of wills that puts in jeopardy a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NEW FANTASY BOOK ADAPTATIONS: HUXLEY'S BRAVE NEW WORLD, JENN LYONS' THE RUIN OF KINGS, ADAM SILVERA'S THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END TO BECOME TV SERIES

'THE RUIN OF KINGS' TO
BECOME EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES
A number of new fantasy books are getting adaptations, people! Annapurna TV will turn Jenn Lyons' THE RUIN OF KINGS into an epic fantasy
The Ruin of Kings was published this month
television series. It is the first book of her five part saga A Chorus of Dragons.
Set in a sprawling, magic filled world populated by gods, dragons, krakens, witches, demons, ghosts, shape shifters and zombies, THE RUIN OF KINGS follows the story of Khirin, a young thief who discovers he may be the son of a prince and involved in a complex prophecy where he is more valuable alive than dead. Lyons, who worked as a graphic artist on video games before, has published this one just two weeks ago for Tor Books!

  'BRAVE NEW WORLD'
TO BECOME USA NETWORK SHOW
USA Network has taken over from SyFy the series adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal work BRAVE NEW WORLD set in a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy,
Brave New World has been in work since 2015
privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.

'THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END'
TO BECOME SF SHOW AT HBO
Silvera's bestseller will become HBO series
Over at HBO they've decided to turn Adam Silvera's fantasy novel THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END into a half hour series produced by Chris Kelly and J.J. Abrams. The story is set in the near future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on Earth! The series will follow a seemingly disparate group of people as they live their scary, funny, weird, hopeful, romantic, and unexpected final hours, all connected through the two gay teenage boys who are both looking to make a new friend on their End Day and will meet up for one last great adventure — to live a lifetime in a single day.

Monday, February 18, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON NEW POST WW2 THRILLER SERIES TRAITORS WITH KEELEY HAWES, LUKE TREADAWAY, MATT LAURIA, JAMIE BLACKLEY, STEPHEN CAMPBELL MOORE

NEW 'TRAITORS' SERIES
A POST WW2 THRILLER DRAMA
If you don't know what to watch tonight, here is a suggestion for you: new period set series TRAITORS starts this very evening over at British Channel 4. With the cast lead by Keeley Hawes, Emma Appleton, Luke
The new series starts tonight at British Channel Four
Treadaway, Matt Lauria, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Campbell Moore, the six part spy drama, previously known as Jerusalem, will also air sometime later this year on Netflix for the audience around the globe.

TRAITORS IS THE STORY
 of the oddly-named Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton). Feef is a “bold” young woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945 just as Clement Attlee’s
The series will later on air on Netflix worldwide
Labour Party sweeps to victory, defeating wartime leader Winston Churchill in a surprise landslide. Ambitious and determined to make something of her life, Feef is unappreciated by her family – but her American lover is a different
Keeley Hawes leads the female government workforce as Priscilla Garrick
matter. With his encouragement, she agrees to spy on her own government on behalf of the Americans, who have a hidden agenda: they want to ensure that
Emma Appleton takes the lead role of Feef in the new series
England’s ‘socialist’ leaders don’t play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of, Feef must learn to think for
Luke Treadaway is Labour MP who is drawn to Feef
herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no one is what they seem!

WHO ARE THE OTHER TRAITORS?
Keeley Hawes plays Priscilla Garrick, a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office with a fearsome reputation. She leads the female workforce. Michael Stuhlbarg joins her in the cast as Rowe, a single-minded man from the
Jamie Blackley plays Feef's brother who hates his sister for going her own way
American intelligence services. Luke Treadaway is set to play young Labour politician Hugh Fenton, Stephen Campbell Moore will play Philip, and
Brandon P. Bell is American soldier stationed in UK
Matt Lauria is Feef’s lover Peter McCormick who has a wife and kids back in USA. Jamie Blackley plays Feef's brother Freddie who had to marry for money to save his family but is probably homosexual. Brandon P Bell plays
Michael Stuhlbarg plays an agent from American Intelligence Services
soldier and driver Jackson Cole, who signed up to the military hoping that the African American contribution in the war would ease the appalling racism back home in the US.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

NEW PHOTO OF KEELEY HAWES FROM BBC'S PERIOD SET DRAMA SUMMER OF ROCKETS STARRING TOBY STEPHENS, TIMOTHY SPALL, LINUS ROACHE

'SUMMER OF ROCKETS'
NEW KEELEY HAWES PHOTO!
We are kinda, sorta having a Keeley Hawes weekend here, celebrating the year in which currently leading British female star will be appearing in almost every other TV project to the delight of the fans! Today, a lovely new photo of
The story of the new series is set at the end of the 1950s!
her from BBC's new six part series SUMMER OF ROCKETS which, set in the tumultuous year of 1957, follows a Russian Jewish family living in Britain amid the fear and excitement of the nation’s first Hydrogen Bomb test. The
The new series should start sometime this spring, probably between Keeley's new series Traitors and the final season of her The Durrells series.
cast also includes Toby Stephens, Timothy Spall (as lord Arthur Wallington), Linus Roache (who plays an MP, the husband of Keeley's character)! Toby Stephens leads the cast as Samuel, a 40-year-old Russian Jewish émigré, inventor and designer of hearing aids whose clients include the
Toby Stephens plays the lead role of an inventor and MI5 spy
former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. He is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work but they actually want him to spy on his new friends played by Keeley and Linus. Stay tuned, as tomorrow the spy is bringing you a spotlight on Keeley's new series Traitors.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

THEO JAMES & ROSE WILLIAMS TO LEAD ITV & PBS PERIOD SET TV SERIES ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN'S SANDITON!

'SANDITON' PERIOD SET SAGA
THEO JAMES AND ROSE WILLIAMS TO TOPLINE THE CAST
Theo James will take the male lead in the series
Well, we certainly haven't seen him so far in British costume drama! Theo James is set to lead ITV's and PBS new period set saga SANDITON together with Rose Williams who played Princess Claude in Reign (very poorly if I may say). The small screen adaptation of Jane Austen's novel which was never finished, will also star Anne Reid and Kris Marshall and it was written by War and Peace and Les Miserables' scribe Andrew Davies.

SANDITON tells the story of the impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) and her spiky relationship with the charming Sidney Parker (Theo James). When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to a would-be coastal resort, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make. The drama takes viewers from
Rose Williams will take the female lead
the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London and exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself and ultimately find love.

Anne Reid will play Lady Denham. Two husbands dead and gone, Lady Denham received money from the first and a title from the second and expects to be treated with a great deal of deference. Notoriously tight-fisted, she seems to delight in the power that she wields over the town, particularly those waiting to cash in from her death. Playing the head of the Parker family, Kris Marshall stars in the eight part series as Tom Parker, an enthusiastic and happily married man with a vision of putting Sanditon on the map.

Friday, February 15, 2019

GORGEOUS FIRST TRAILERS FOR ITALIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE EPIC TV SERIES THE NAME OF THE ROSE ARE OUT WITH RUPERT EVERETT, JOHN TURTURRO, DAMIAN HARDUNG, ALESSIO BONI

'THE NAME OF THE ROSE'
EPIC TV SERIES TRAILERS ARE IN!
Rejoice, people! Italian national broadcaster RAI (which gave us magnificent epic series Medici Masters of Florence) has released two gorgeous trailers for their small screen version of Umberto Eco's famous THE NAME OF THE ROSE which will start airing from March 4th in Italy. With almost $30
The series starts airing March 4th in Italy!
million spent on the production, the eight episode series really should not disappoint the audience. BBC will air the series in UK, Sky in Germany, OCS in France. Sundance TV will air it in USA and Canada, with local broadcasters airing it around Europe too.

THE NAME OF THE ROSE IS
set in Italy in 1327, and follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as
John Turturro and Damian Hardung are William and Adso
they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and
The series will later on air on BBC and Sundance as well
search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticize the Pope.

WHO'S IN THE BROTHERHOOD?
The series stars John Turturro (as William of Baskervillea 14th century Franciscan monk, as he investigates a series of unusual deaths at a remote monastery) and Rupert Everett (as Inquisitor Gui) while Michael
Michael Emmerson is the evil Abbot!
Emerson will play The Abbot, an ambiguous, greedy, over sensitive and irritable prince of the Abbey! Gorgeous German actor Damian Hardung will be William's apprentice, Benedictine novice Adso. The cast will also include Sebastian Kock, Piotr Adamczyk, James Cosmo, Richard Sammel and our favourite Italian star Alessio Boni next to Greta Scarano.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SNOW QUEEN IS TRYING TO FREEZE THE SEA IN THE 'FROZEN 2' FIRST TRAILER FROM DISNEY! MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S RUNESTAFF EPIC FANTASY SAGA TO BECOME TV SERIES

DISNEY'S 'FROZEN 2'
FIRST TEASER TRAILER IS OUT
The main cinematic surprise of the day, if not even the whole week, is Disney's sudden release of the first teaser for FROZEN 2, the sequel to the highest grossing animated film ever, which will snowstorm its way into
The sequel should arrive into cinemas November 22nd
cinemas this Autumn! The trailer does not show much other than Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) fighting against the sea with her ice and then being
The original movie is the 13th biggest movie of all times
joined by her sister Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) and her boyfriend Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) at the start of a brand new adventure which will be more
The first movie has earned two oscars and more than $1 billion around the world.
epic in scope and will again feature crazy snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven. The adventure that will take them far away from Arendelle will again feature a brand new hit song from Robert and Kristen Lopez.



'RUNESTAFF' EPIC SAGA
TO BECOME TV SERIES
The Runestaff has four novels so far
Speaking of epic, 'Deadline' reports that BBC Studios have bought TV rights on Michael Moorcock's fantasy saga RUNESTAFF which consists of four novels The Jewel in the Skull, The Mad God’s Amulet, Sword of the Dawn and The Runestaff. To be written by Sherlock and Dr Who scribe, it tells the story of a resistance force trying to bring down tyrannical rule and follow Hawkmoon, whose journey takes him from ghost-cities in the Syrian desert to pirate colonies in the American bayou; from caravans of mutant creatures in Carpathian mountains to the heart of the Dark Empire itself – the glittering city of Londra where the river runs blood red.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

FIRST TRAILER FOR TOLKIEN LORD OF THE RINGS AUTHOR BIOPIC WITH NICHOLAS HOULT & LILY COLLINS! ANNE HATHAWAY, REBEL WILSON ARE DIRTY ROTEN SCOUNDRELS IN THE HUSTLE COMEDY TRAILER

  FIRST 'TOLKIEN' TRAILER WITH
NICHOLAS HOULT & LILY COLLINS
First official trailer has just been revealed from the upcoming movie TOLKIEN a biopic which will follow the young days of the author of world's favourite epic fantasy saga Lord of the Rings, starring Nicholas Hoult and
The movie should also reveal how he came up with the imaginative LOTR world
Lily Collins. The opening data has also been set for May 10th! The trailer is rather short, disappointing and does not tell or show much, hope we get a longer one soon.

THE FATHER OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND HOBBIT 
The movie explores the early life of J. R. R. TOLKIEN as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the
Brand new father Nicholas Hoult plays legendary Tolkien in the movie
horrors of World War I envelope Tolkien's life, they threaten to tear this "fellowship" apart, and he questions the very meaning and purpose of his art.
Tolkien was an orphan as a child who tried to form a fellowship of friends before WW1
Instead, he finds a way to use these experiences as inspiration for his famous works, among them The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Lily
Tolkien was a poet, novelist, philologist and university professor
Collins is his love and wife Edith Bratt who inspired the elven princesses from his sagas. Derek Jacobi, Colm Meaney and Anthony Boyle also star!



  FIRST 'THE HUSTLE' TRAILER
ANNE HATHAWAY & REBEL WILSON
There is also the first trailer for comedy movie THE HUSTLE, which is supposed to be a feminist remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Anne
The Hustle starts this May in cinemas!
Hathaway and Rebel Wilson playing female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them!