Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NEW 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' BBC MOVIE PHOTOS! RIDLEY SCOTT TO ADAPT 'WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND' WESTERN! MICHELLE FAIRLEY JOINS 'WHITE PRINCESS' EPIC SERIES

'WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND'
A RIDLEY SCOTT WESTERN
In movie news, Ridley Scott has a plan of adapting S. Craig Zahler's Western novel WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND into a feature movie! Together with the team with which he did THE MARTIAN, he will helm the movie set near the Mexican border at the turn of the previous century. A group of men assemble and storm across the badlands to find their captive sisters, doing anything they deem necessary to achieve their goal. Lives, ethics and sanity are imperilled during the wild, brutal struggle that ensues and nobody is safe.

'WHITE PRINCESS'
MICHELLE FAIRLEY JOINS THE CAST OF THE EPIC TV SERIES
Earlier this spring I informed you that English actress Jodie Comer will play the lead role in WHITE PRINCESS epic TV series, a sequel of the BBC and Starz series WHITE QUEEN, now done only by Starz, and now GAME OF THRONES Michelle Fairley has been added to the cast!  The 8 part series tells the story of England’s War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. Michelle Fairley will play Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor’s mother and mastermind behind his ascent to the Throne of England. Jodie Comer's Princess Elizabeth of York comes in conflict with her after being forced into marriage with the new king Henry VII in order to unite the Houses of York and Tudor!

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'
  NEW BBC MOVIE PHOTOS 
Meanwhile, while we wait for the BBC to show us a first trailer, here are some new photos from their TV movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in which Maxine Peake appears as Queen Titania!  Matt Lucas will appear as Bottom, John Hannah as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura as Hippolyta and newcomer Hiran Abeysekera as Puck. Nonso Anozie is Oberon. The CGI rich project is set in the tyrannical court of Athens and the magical forest around the city filled with fairies and other mystical creatures! The movie should air some time this summer!

18 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

The Midsummer photos look fantastic! I do love good mystical imagery!

DEZMOND said...

I knew quite a few verses from it back in high school :) Puck especially

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You know, "A Midsummer's Night Dream" has never been a favourite of mine. Lots of people love it though!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wraiths sounds interesting. Excited for White Princess adaptation. Can't Wait. Midsummer is going to be quite an event. Hope they get it right.

DEZMOND said...

it is one of my faves, together with King Lear. I love his carefree comedies more than his tragedies.

DEZMOND said...

they're really celebrating the Shakespeare jubilee over at BBC this year

Mason Canyon said...

All interesting upcoming events. Looking forward to Ridley Scott's movie and about time someone showed the women's view of War of the Roses. I have to smile at anything to do with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

Sherry Ellis said...

I'd like to see Midsummer Night's Dream. It looks like there will be some interesting costumes in it.

Adam said...

Her character on GOT in the books was revived after being dead in the river for days. She's very changed and goes on a vengeance on everyone connected to the Red Wedding leading the Brotherhood without Banners to carry it out. I'm hoping they'll bring her back but it seems that might keep her dead on the TV show

Me said...

The pictures of Midsummer night's dream are nice! Seems different :)

DEZMOND said...

You should not miss the original WHITE QUEEN series then, not that it was any good, but still :)

DEZMOND said...

hope it will be a magical event!

DEZMOND said...

poor lady, that sick idiot G.R.R. Martin needs to stop taking silly shrooms for dindins. He makes me vomit.

DEZMOND said...

hope we get a trailer soon, but knowing BBC....

Blue Grumpster said...

Finally... a western.

DEZMOND said...

you really watch that Western trash? :)

peter said...

Wraiths of the broken land and a midsummer's night dream are placed on my to watch list!

Greetings
Peter

DEZMOND said...

glad you wrote them down, Peter!