Saturday, September 25, 2010


Now while our cinemas are swamped with vampires, werewolves, Mel Gibson and other scary creatures :) here's a real refreshment: Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") will direct the adaptation of WICKED LOVELY a book by Melissa Marr about a young girl who has the ability to see a hidden fairy world. The story follows Aislinn, a girl who has always seen faeries but followed her grandmother's rules to ignore them at all costs. But suddenly the faeries are stalking her and she's forced to confront them and their world that she's feared all her life. There's also Keenan, a Summer King, who has been searching for his Summer Queen for nine centuries and now he has his eyes on Aislinn.

It seems that Warner Bros is preparing a huge sf project. According to "Deadline" the studio has bought a script from author Gregg Hurwitz called EXPULSION. This futuristic film will begin with an act of terror which destroys Earth after which a small band of survivors escape to a planet beyond the solar system.

"Movieweb" has posted yesterday the first pictures of Chris Evans as Steve Rodgers at the set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, and as you can see Chris, who had a smoking body before as well, got even more muscly, ripped and brawny for the role. He is now a true super hero. Coming to cinemas next summer, the film also stars Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper...

And if you like magic and fairy tales, you might want to check out the trailer for the small and low budgeted but super charming British film MRS PEPPERCORN'S MAGICAL READING ROOM, directed by Mike Le Han, a story about a little girl who gets more than she bargained for when she sees some unusual movement in the reading room of the shop across the street. There she meets Mrs. Peppercorn who shows her how magical the world can be ... The trailer is very atmospheric.


  1. Do you know if Richard Armitage is in Captian America?

  2. Just add some magnificent special effects to that atmospheric scenes, I believe Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room will be a really watchable film.

  3. Oh wow, Wicked Lovely as a film! I really hope they do the book justice... novel adaptations of excellent books tend to make me rather nervous.

  4. @Avalon
    I've no idea, but I don't think so :)

    yep, but I'm not sure they have the money for special effects ... it's a low budget flick.

    yep, books are often ruined by film adaptations

    makes you wanna go straight to the gym, yes? :)

  5. DEZMOND - Wicked Lovely could be good. I should read the book. And the movie looks fun - magical.

  6. i've heard some really great things about the wicked lovely novel. but i haven't read it yet.
    but that trailer looked very very cool. atmospheric was the perfect word! :)

  7. Just popping back in to say thanks for stopping by my blog, and to mention that I responded (maybe a bit long-winded, heh) to your comment.

    It made me think and perhaps wonder if I should have clarified what I meant by giving characters a flaw... I might post again on this in the future, because I definitely see your point. It's certainly something to think about!

  8. @Shells
    so you're not one of those slackers who'd rather watch the film than read the book :))

    it is atmospheric, isn't it? :)

    be welcome, glad to see you over here as well :)

  9. Well, Chris looks like he fits the bill pretty well. I have high hopes for the script on that one.

  10. Wow, some awesome movies coming out.


  11. Hot damn!

    Chris Evans just got a whole lot hotter!

    Muscles on top of muscles. And there ain't nothin' wrong with that!


  12. I like the prosthetic wrinkle feet that you see in the pic :P The movie adaptations sound pretty cool, though that Mrs. Peppercorn didn't seem all that entertaining. There didn't seem to be any real 'magic' going on at all, which was a tad confusing.

  13. @Cheeseboy
    he really does!

    yep, Clarissa, hope your weekend's going well

    hey, Dean, nice to see you over here ;) Yep, I couldn't agree more, absolutely nothing wrong in it :)

    didn't know you have a foot fetish :)) Just jokin' ;)
    Yep, PEPPERCORN has no effects in the trailer so that's why it looks like that to you, but it is a very cheap film which still has some special atmosphere.

  14. @Avalon Yes, Richard Armitage is in Captain America. He has been filming in Manchester this week, playing a baddie called Heinz Kruger.

  15. Oh, that we get our RA ladies super excited :)

  16. Dezmond, I'm always popping in to look at your blog and I hope you'll keep up the news on Captain America! RA doesn't have a huge role in this but it's action-packed and it's great to see him in a blockbuster :-)

  17. I'm sure RA will do a great job representing British gents in the film :) I thank you for popping in often ;)

  18. Well I did have my doubts, but I guess Chris Evans does look a lot like the star spangled banner.

  19. Hi Dezmond I think the Peppercorn trailer was a first tester because this one has a little magic in it maybe change your link to this one?

  20. @Titan
    he is totally star spangled :)

    thanks, I shall check it out today! :)

  21. Is wicked lovely really coming to the big screen? I am excited to hear that, I liked the book when I read it. It will be intersting to see how they adapt it for the movies! I love all the research you do and all that you come up with on your site. There is a book being optioned for a movie that you maybe could find out if it is really coming out or not, it is called Beautiful Creatures. I would love to know if it is rumor or fact. =0)
    thanks a million

  22. yes, I've put the info on WICKED LOVELY because I know how much you writers like such stories :)

    I've never heard of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES before, but I will update you if I find something out. I do remember the amazing film HEAVENLY CREATURES with Kate Winslet.