Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MAGGIE Q IS QUEEN OF CHINESE PIRATES IN 'RED FLAG' HISTORICAL TV SERIES! 'TWO FACES OF JANUARY' TRAILER WITH KIRSTEN DUNST, VIGGO MORTENSEN! SALMA HAYEK IN 'THREE DOG LIFE'! FX 'REDSHIRTS' SF SHOW

MAGGIE Q IN 'RED FLAG' SERIES
AS 18TH CENTURY PIRATE QUEEN
If you think you will miss Maggie Q after the end of NIKITA, do not despair, she is coming back in royal style: she will lead the cast in new epic television mini series on legendary Chinese queen of the pirates Ching Shih! According to 'Deadline', the new series RED FLAG is set in the early 1800s and centres on Ching Shih, a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China. With over 100,000 sailors and 1500-plus vessels, Ching controlled the South China Sea while taking on the Imperial Chinese navy, the Portuguese navy, and the all powerful British navy to eventually conquer them all. The series will be produced by Steven Jensen who is also preparing mini series on HANNIBAL BARCA of Carthage for History!

SALMA HAYEK TO HAVE
A THREE DOG LIFE!
In other news, Salma Hayek will join John Travolta in A THREE DOG LIFE a film based on Abigail Thomas' memoirs: when Abigail Thomas' (Hayek) husband, Rich (Travolta), gets hit by a car, his brain is shattered and he has no memory of his past life. Subject to hallucinations, rage and terror, he is forced to live in an isolated institution to control the side effects of his near-death accident. In order to be close to her husband, Abigail reinvents her life and moves from New York City to the small country town, with her new family of three dogs.
REDSHIRTS SF SHOW AT FX
FX is planning REDSHIRTS sf TV show! Based on John Scalzi's Hugo Award winning novel  which is set in the 25th century, the story follows the adventures of five new recruits on the Starship Intrepid who come to realize that the ship’s crewmembers are dying at an alarming rate. Their investigation leads to the mind-bending discovery that a science fiction television show, produced in the early 21st century, has somehow “intruded” upon their reality and that their lives are following the course of a television narrative!

TWO FACES OF JANUARY TRAILER
WITH KIRSTEN DUNST, OSCAR ISAAC AND VIGGO MORTENSEN!
Your trailer for today comes from THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY, which opens in UK this May starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac! The big screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel is set in 1962 when the American couple Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his wife Colette (Dunst) tour Greece and visit the Acropolis of Athens. There, they meet Rydal (Isaac), who works as a tour guide but scams tourists in the process. The MacFarlands invite Rydal to dinner, and Rydal, entranced by the couple's wealth and beauty, accepts their invitation. While Rydal visits the MacFarlands' hotel, Chester presses him to help move an unconscious body. Rydal helps, but eventually gets caught up in ensuing events. He also becomes infatuated with Colette and runs the risk of provoking Chester's ire. This all leads them to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

36 comments:

Bob said...

Redshirts could be fun, depending on how they approach it. From what I've heard, he novelty of the book wears a bit thin by the end.

DEZMOND said...

fingers crossed, we really need us a good sf show!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I was just thinking the other day that it's been awhile since I've seen Viggo Mortensen in a movie! "The Two Faces of January" looks good.

DEZMOND said...

he was never actually present in Hollywood too much outside LORD OF THE RINGS.

Schedler Vincent said...

The tow faced great trailer , i love it .
Greetings

DEZMOND said...

Glad you like it!

Jay Noel said...

Maggie Q!!! I was really sad about her going away after Nikita, but her new show sounds even better.

Vanessa Morgan said...

A Three Dog Life has an interesting concept. If only it were three cats ;-)

Luanne G. Smith said...

Two Faces of January looks good! And, yeah, I'm a fan of Maggie Q's Nikita. She'll be great as a pirate. :))

The Happy Whisk said...

I can't watch John Travolta movies anymore.

Unknown said...

If all her pirates looked that good, its no wonder she was the best!

DEZMOND said...

we do love all kinds of historical series especially such exotic ones

Sherry Ellis said...

Two Faces of January looks like quite an intriguing story!

DEZMOND said...

we would much prefer cats than dogs for sure :)

DEZMOND said...

argh an aye aye, 'tis true, Maggie will rule the seas!

DEZMOND said...

Anymore? I myself was never able to watch them :)

DEZMOND said...

I hope there was none without an eye or a hand!

DEZMOND said...

sure does, sure does

Scarlet said...

I love the trailer ~ And the storyline of 3 dog life looks interesting ~ Thanks for updates Dezzy ~

DEZMOND said...

be welcome, Grace, glad you liked them

Unknown said...

Maggie Q looks like a good one. The stories of the female pirates are so fascinating as we don't often get to hear much about women in history unless they're royalty, nobles or from upper classes.

I do like Vigo and it's odd to see him clean cut. I like him scruffy better.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm gonna have to pass on Kirsten Dunst's film. She grates my nerves for some reason. Now, Salma on the other hand... I will definitely be catching A Three Dog Life!

DEZMOND said...

yep, Dunst isn't easy to take in :) But we do love Salma, She was shooting a film last year in my country and everybody liked her here

DEZMOND said...

And we can certainly always use a new historical show :)

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, all sound good. And don't ya love Viggo M?

DEZMOND said...

we do love us Viggo :)

mshatch said...

Viggo? Did you say Viggo?! I am definitely interested in him, I mean, his movie ;)

Adam said...

I haven't heard of maggie q in a long time

Unknown said...

Hey, I finally got The Borgias on the the Netflix. The Showtime one, with Jeremy Irons. So far it's pretty good and I'm enjoying it. I tried to watch the other Borgias but it was dreadful.

dolorah said...

hey Dezzy. Sorry I haven't been by in a while; got stuffs going on. I was even doing some writing; can you believe it?

Missed you though.

......dhole

DEZMOND said...

both things, methinks :)

DEZMOND said...

I mention her from time to time, but I wasn't a fan of her NIKITA show

DEZMOND said...

hope the writing is going on well, Donna

DEZMOND said...

it's the other way around with me, Annzie :) I found Jeremy Irons' one boring and dreadful, while the European version was lively and dynamic and the actors were better :)

Travel Gourmande said...

Two Faces of January looks pretty intense. A Three Dog Life sounds interesting too.

DEZMOND said...

glad you like those projects, Arni