Saturday, April 2, 2011


Two weeks ago HOLLYWOOD SPY has informed you that the new fantasy adventure called THE SEVENTH SON is being planned at Warner Bros based on THE LAST APPRENTICE saga which follows Thomas, seventh son of a seventh son, who is apprenticed
to the local Spook, whose job is to fight evil spirits and witches, so he expects a life of danger. However, the boy doesn't realize just how soon he'll face a powerful enemy alone, as an evil witch escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Thomas is forced to use his wits, and the help of his enigmatic new friend, Alice, to fight the evil witch.  As you know Jeff Bridges will play the old Spook, and Julianne Moore will be the evil witch, but now there are news that Sam Claflin (my favourite among young British actors) has taken the lead role. We've seen talented Brit Claflin in PILLARS OF THE EARTH and we shall watch him in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES.

SHORT HEADLINES Terry Gilliam's sf adventure TIME BANDITS from the 80's could get a remake. There's a plan about a whole franchise based on the story about a kid who travels through time with some crazy bunch of dwarfs. It's interesting that the remake will be aimed for young audience unlike the original. *The latest addition to THE HOBBIT cast could be Bret McKenzie. Apparently Peter Jackson wants him back as the elf Figwit from the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. *Ryan Reynolds will give his voice to the main hero in DreamWorks' TURBO, a crazy animated film about an ordinary garden snail with an impossible dream: to become the fastest snail in the world :)

Today, HOLLYWOOD SPY brings you a spectacular trailer for dramatic Mexican epic CRISTIADA which features a stunning cast including Peter O'Toole, Andie Garcia, Eva Longoria,
Bruce Greenwood, Nestor Carbonell, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eduardo Verastegui... According to "FirstShowing" this stunning and touching epic drama focuses on the Cristeros War from the 1920's  which started after a rebellion over the Mexican government's 1917 attempt to remove the influence of the Catholic Church and secularize the country. The film is directed by Dean Wright (in his directorial debut, he is known as a visual effects expert who worked on LORD OF THE RINGS and CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) and the music is composed by the best among the best - James Horner (TITANIC, AVATAR)!


  1. The Seventh Son based on The Last Apprentice sounds great. Julianne Moore as a witch? Cool.

  2. it is quite an unusual casting with Bridges and Moore, but it does sound superb :) especially if the young Claflin gets the role :)

  3. I haven't heard of Sam Claflin before, but I should pay more attention to him :) Oooh I adore Eduardo Verastegui, he's not only gorgeous on the outside but also in the inside. I've seen some of his interviews for his movie Bella and it's rare to see someone like that in the entertainment biz. I'd definitely watch this 'Cristiada.'

  4. Ooh, this looks like a nice list of movies! I'm really interested in CRISTIADA. And TURBO sounds adorable.

  5. what do you mean you haven't heard of Claflin? You still haven't watched PILLARS? Does PrairieGirl know? :)))

    Eduardo does seem like a nice fellow, did you know that rumor has it that he is Ricky Martin's boyfriend? :) Here in Europe he is mostly known for his roles in Latin Soap Operas.

  6. @Emily
    some good news today :) CRISTIADA will be great, and TURBO sounds super adorable :)

  7. The trailer looks great. TURBO sounds brilliant too...hehehe

  8. Cristiada looks and sounds stunningly gorgeous. Can't wait for more of sexy Claflin. And I just love a snail with dreams of speed. ;)

  9. Turbo snail voice by Reynolds - now that's original!

  10. Those are some interesting movies and since I'm into fantasy, and I've always like Jeff Bridges you know which one I will watch for.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  11. Wow, what a horrible war between the government and the Catholics. I like movies based on real life but I find them more disturbing.

  12. CRISTIADA looks upsetting,but real is always interesting to me; I definitely interested in The Seventh Son! Jeff Bridges will make a great old spook!

  13. I loved Time Bandits as a kid. But it always totally freaked me out the way it ended. No credits, nothing. Just black screen. I'd be down with a remake though.

  14. The Seventh Son cast is awesome. Bridges and Moore are fantastic! I'm not too familiar with Claflin, but that's a good thing. I like discovering new potential talents!

  15. Cristiada's trailer indeed looks epic and intriguing.

  16. @Lyndylove
    isn't TURBO just adorable? I can imagine what kind of super cute animation they'll use :)

    isn't the trailer just amazing? And Claflin really is amazingly gorgeous. I've seen a photo shoot with him recently and he is breathtaking.

    it is!


  17. @N.L.
    applause for a fellow sf lover :)

    did you hear a lot about that war, since you live in Mexico? It seems like a very crucial moment in their history

    CRISTIADA looks amazing, I hope someone will distribute the film over in USA too, so that you could watch it.

  18. @Cheeseboy
    it didn't have credits? How strange. I haven't seen it myself, but I'd like to see the new version, sound like a charming story, although I heard the original was dark. And this one will be more for kids.

    I think you will like Claflin, he is very charming and a great young actor. But I'm quite subjective :) since I adore most of British actors

    I knew you would gonna like it, buddy ;)

  19. The Seventh Son just keeps sounding better and better! i'm not familiar with claflin- my hubs keeps saying i need to watch the pillars of earth- but i want to see it when i actually have time to pay attention, instead of out of the corner of my eye, like i watch most things! :)

  20. Dezzy - Holy cret! Thank you for that pic of Ryan Reynolds. Yum! TURBO sounds like it'll be cute.

    BTW, Ms. Eva L doesn't look to bad either.

    Hope your day's been fantastic. =D

  21. @Vics
    PILLARS were probably the weakest of the recent historical shows, but they were still quite enjoyable and nice. They had some great performances and some really bad ones, and maybe a bit of the weak plot.

    you have one of Ryan's pics in the sidebar too :) Eva is super gorgeous as most Latinas are :)

  22. Yowzah. Nice pic of Eva. The mexican film looks good. Shame they can't mobilise again to fight off the drug barons.

  23. Ahh Turbo sounds soo adorable!! The Cristiada trailer looks awesome! I didn't expect that since Eva Longoria is casted in it but I really would like to see this after watching the trailer!

  24. @Michael
    I knew my boys would like the Evalicious pic :) Gotta give you something to feast your eyes on.

    it does sound adorable. And CRISTIADA trailer really is amazing, it will surely be a great epic drama.

  25. It'll be odd seeing Bret McKenzie coming back after seeing him in Flight of the Conchords. Bring in Jermaine Clemens in as a dwarf to sweeten the deal :P I'm not sure if a TIme Bandits remake would be the best of ideas, but I'd likely watch it anyways.