Thursday, December 31, 2020

FIRST POSTER FOR THE GUINEA PIG CLUB MOVIE ABOUT A MAVERICK WW2 SURGEON STARRING RICHARD E. GRANT, SAM NEILL, JEREMY IRVINE

  THE GUINEA PIG CLUB  
FIRST POSTER RELEASED
Your treat for today is the first poster for a very star studded World War II drama THE GUINEA PIG CLUB a Roger Donaldson directed movie about a maverick war surgeon boasting a stellar cast that includes Richard E.Grant, Sam Neill and Jeremy Irvine. It tells the uplifting and heroic
The movie is currently in preproduction
true story of maverick New Zealand surgeon Archie McIndoe (Richard E. Grant), who, at the height of World War II, defied the British establishment with his radical methods aimed at healing severely burned bodies, and more importantly the tortured souls, of Britain's heroic Royal Air Force pilots. In so doing, he risked his career, reputation and marriage.
The Guinea Pig Club established in 1941, was a social club and mutual support network for British and allied aircrew injured during World War II. Its membership was made up of patients of Archibald McIndoe at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead,
Richard E. Grant leads the stellar cast of the war movie
Sussex, who had undergone experimental reconstructive plastic surgery, including facial reconstruction, generally after receiving burns injuries in aircraft. Sixteen members of it wrote books about their experiences.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

CHANNING TATUM JOINS SANDRA BULLOCK IN JUNGLE ADVENTURE MOVIE THE LOST CITY OF D!

   THE LOST CITY OF D  
CHANNING TATUM JOINS SANDRA BULLOCK IN THE JUNGLE
Well, she did always had the hottest of partners in her films, so why not Channing Tatum as well? He has just joined Sandra Bullock in the Romancing the Stone type of action adventure THE LOST CITY OF D in which she will portray a reclusive romance novelist who was sure nothing
Adam and Aaron Nee are directing for Paramount Pictures
could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Channing Tatum), until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions. Adam and Aaron Nee are directing for Paramount Pictures!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

FIRST POSTERS FOR 2021 ANIMATED ADVENTURES EXTINCT AND SING 2 WITH MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, REESE WITHERSPOON,SCARLET JOHANSSON, TARON EGERTON, BONO

   SING ANIMATED SEQUEL  
TO REGAL YOU NEXT CHRISTMAS
This Christmas is just over but we already know what will entertain you next one: December 22nd, 2021, is bringing us SING 2 the sequel to the super popular 2016 animated adventure. Buster (Matthew McConaughey) and
Sing 2 will arrive into theatres next Christmas
his cast have turned their theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, Buster and his cast, including harried mother pig Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter (Nick Kroll), have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale). In a desperate attempt to get his attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his
All of the original cast is returning for the sequel as well!
wife and hasn’t been seen since. As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
 
EXTINCT ANIMATED ADVENTURE
BRINGS US THE FLUMMELS!
Also  posed to premiere sometime this year, if covid allows, is another animated adventure EXTINCT coming from directors David Silverman (The
Extinct is arriving to theatres this year
Simpsons, Monster Inc) and Raymond S. Persi (The Simpsons, Wreck it Ralph)! Adam Devine, Rachel Bloom, Ken Jeong, Jim Jefferies, Steve Aoki, Catherine O'Hara, and the two directors themselves will lend their voices in the story which revolves around an adorable species of fluffy animals, called "Flummels". When two flummels are transported into the present day, they learn that their species has become extinct, and they must travel back in time to try to save their race. The film should open from February till April in parts of Europe, but no release date for UK or USA for now.  

Monday, December 28, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON WW2 EPIC TV SERIES SHADOWPLAY WITH TAYLOR KITSCH, LOGAN MARSHALL GREEN, MICHAEL C. HALL

   SHADOWPLAY TV SERIES  
SENDS TAYLOR KITSCH INTO WW2
This one has already aired this Autumn over on German ZDF channel (and will air on Canal+ in France), but we are still waiting to hear when it will air in the rest of the world. SHADOWPLAY has been conceived as a 16 episode
Shadowplay aired this October in Germany
series, told in two chapters. The initial eight episode shoot was done last year in Prague, and additional eight episodes were planned for filming in 2020 before covid hit us.
 
SHADOW PLAY 
is a character driven thriller series set in Berlin. It centres on the story of Max McLaughlin (Taylor Kitsch), an American cop who arrives in the city in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Max’s goal is to take down “Engelmacher” Gladow (Sebastian Koch), the Capone of post-war Berlin. At the same time, Max undertakes a secret crusade to find his missing brother Moritz (Logan Marshall-Green), who is killing ex-Nazis in
The eight episode series was envisioned as a two season drama
hiding. However, Max is completely unaware that he is being used as a pawn in what is the very beginning of the Cold War. Michael C. Hall and Tuppence Middleton also star next to Nina Hoss.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

HUSBAND'S DEAD BUT HIS SECRETS ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE FOR KEELEY HAWES IN FINDING ALICE TV SERIES TRAILER ALSO STARRING JOANNA LUMLEY, NIGEL HAVERS, GEMMA JONES

  FINDING ALICE TRAILER  
HUSBAND'S DEAD, SECRETS COME ALIVE FOR POOR ALICE!
January arrives as soon as next week and we already have a trailer and poster for one of the first new dramas to arrive next year: FINDING ALICE will air on ITV next month in six episodes starring Britain's treasure Keeley Hawes as Alice whose partner Harry (Jason Merrells) dies after falling
Finding Alice will air this January on ITV
down the stairs when they move into their newly finished dream house. Harry designed the house, so it’s weird and wonderful, and impractical, and one more disorientation for Alice to go with her sense of loss and abandonment. Her beloved partner of 20 years is no more, and now she can’t find the fridge. If that were her only problem …
     Family should be a source of comfort, but Harry’s parents, Minnie (Gemma Jones) and Gerry (Kenneth Cranham), keep popping round uninvited. Whilst Alice’s own parents, Roger (Nigel Havers) and Sarah (Joanna Lumley), only seem to add to her list of problems. With Harry gone and Alice struggling to cope, Charlotte is forced to bottle up her grief and be the responsible one. Especially when the police turn
Coming from the producers of The Durrells the series will air in six episodes
up asking questions about the night that Harry died... Men have a habit of hiding stuff that they don’t want to deal with, and Alice discovers that Harry was worse than most. Harry’s sudden death kicks up a storm of secrets, debt and suspicion which Alice is forced to confront in order to survive.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS TRAILER IS HERE WITH JIM BROADBENT, MAGGIE SMITH, TOBY JONES, MICHIEL HUISMAN, STEPHEN MERCHANT, HENRY LAWFULL!

  A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS  
GETS AN EARLY TRAILER
Even though celebrating Christmas today you are probably not wondering what will you watch in cinemas next Christmas, an early teaser trailer has been released
The movie will arrive next November
for the big screen adaptation of Matt Haig's novel A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS which will arrive Christmas 2021! This is the story of Father Christmas, the tale of a young boy named Nikolas (Henry Lawfull) of snow and elves, starring Jim Broadbent, Michiel Huisman, Stephen Merchant, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins and Dame Maggie Smith. What more could we want from a holiday movie? The story follows an ordinary young boy called Nikolas who sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm.
Little Henry Lawfull is playing the future Father Christmas Nicolas
Taking with him a headstrong reindeer Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny and learns that nothing is impossible… Most of the movie was shot in the real home of Santa Clause, Lapland in Findland. 

Friday, December 25, 2020

IT'S A TRAGIC HEARTACHE FOR WRITER ROALD DAHL AND HIS WIFE HOLLYWOOD DIVA PATRICIA NEAL IN TO OLIVIA BIOPIC TRAILER WITH HUGH BONNEVILLE, KEELEY HAWES, SAM HEUGHAN

   TO OLIVIA MOVIE TRAILER   
STARRING HUGH BONNEVILLE AND KEELEY HAWES
Sky has released the trailer for their movie biopic which will air on Sky Cinema and also in theatres this February TO OLIVIA (formerly known as
To Olivia is based on a tragic true story
An Unquiet Life) based on a true story and starring Hugh Bonneville asRoald Dahl and Keeley Hawes as his wife, famous Hollywood actress and
The movie will air on Sky Cinema this February
Oscar winner Patricia Neal. Inspiring and heart-warming, TO OLIVIA features an all British cast which also includes Sam Heughan (as Paul
John Hay directed and co/wrote the film for Sky
Newman), Geoffrey Palmer and Conleth Hill, with John Hay (Lost Christmas, There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble) as the director. Check out the trailer below the post.
 
HEARTACHE OF FAMILY TRAGEDY
  It’s 1962 and Roald Dahl, an eccentric, burgeoning children’s author and his wife, Patricia Neal, a glamourous Hollywood movie star, have retreated to
Keeley Hawes plays Patricia Neal who had affairs with Ronald Reagan and Gary Cooper whose daughter even spat on her once publicly for it. She even aborted a child with him.
the English countryside to bring up their expanding young family. Tragically, their lives are turned upside down by the devastating death of their daughter Olivia (whom they lost to measles when she was seven just a week after she
Hugh Bonneville plays Roald, the author of Fantastic Mr. Fox, James And The Giant Peach, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Big Friendly Giant
contracted the disease) and as the couple struggle through the unimaginable loss, their shared grief becomes a source of redemption and strength which changes their lives forever.
 Life Filled With Tragedies  
His books enchanted many generations of children,  but Dahl's private life was one punctuated by tragedy after his and Patricia's daughter Olivia died at the age of seven in 1962. Six years after that he will dedicate Fantastic Mr.
Keeley speaks American in the film playing the American star Patricia who admitted that she never actually loved Dahl whom she divorced in 1983, a few  years before his death
Fox to Olivia. Back in New York, they also survived a horrific accident in which their four-month-old son Theo was struck by a taxi, while in his pram,
The movie will also play in available cinemas in February
sustaining brain damages. When Patricia was pregnant with their fifth child, Lucy, she suffered a stroke which left her partially paralysed and blind and unable to speak. Dahl then imposed a grueling recovery regime on his wife
This was Geoffrey Palmer's last film before he died
that has since largely been adopted as the standard therapy for all stroke victims. To surprise of everyone, she returned to work later on and won another Oscar nomination. 
 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

NEW EPIC TV SERIES ON LEGENDARY 19TH CENTURY PIRATE SANDOKAN CASTS CAN YAMAN AND LUCA ARGENTERO IN LEAD ROLES!

   SANDOKAN EPIC TV SERIES  
Can Yaman will take the lead role
FROM LEONARDO PRODUCERS
Ladies will totally love this one, methinks, and you will understand why as soon as you hear who has been cast in the lead roles: Italian production company LuxVide, who produced Devils for Sky and Leonardo Da Vinci series with Aidan Turner, will turn beloved Emilio Salgari's SANDOKAN novels into an epic TV series which will be a more modern remake of the famous TV series that was popular in the 70s. And they already have amazing casting choices for the story that chronicles the adventures of a 19th century pirate fighting against the colonial power of the Dutch and British empires in South East Asia. Wildly gorgeous Turkish superstar Can Yaman will take the lead role of the pirate Sandokan while Italian
Italian star Luca Argentero will play Sandokan's fellow pirate Yanez
heartthrob Luca Argentero will play fellow pirate Yanez. Popular female character of lady Marianna will also be cast soon in the series being written by Alessandro Sermoneta and Davide Lantieri!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

VISIT THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF DEEP JUNGLE IN AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON ANIMATED ADVENTURE TRAILER!

  AINBO SPIRIT OF AMAZON  
NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURE
I've announced this one before, but we finally have posters and a trailer for animated adventure AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON which will hit cinemas
Ainbo will first launch in Holland next February
around the world this February directed by Richard Claus and Jose Zelada! The film is noted as an authentic description of the Amazon folklore from the 'sons of the Amazon', for the Zelada brothers themselves, who are directors and producers of the film, were raised in the Amazon Basin similar to the story of the main character Ainbo. This co production between Peru and Holland, follows a girl who was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon, Candámo. She lives in an uncharted civilization that rests on the back of the most powerful Mother Spirit in the Amazon, Turtle Motelo Mama. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened and realizes that there are other humans in the world besides
The movie is a coproduction between Peru and Holland
her people. As she fights to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation of children, logging, and illegal mining, she begins to struggle to
Lola Raie and Joe Hernandez are in the voice cast of the English lg movie
reverse this destruction and impending evil of the Yacuruna, the darkness that lives in the Amazon. Guided by her mother's spirit, Ainbo is determined to save her land and save her people before it's too late. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE IS GLOOMY IN THE FIRST TRAILER FOR GERMAN SF SERIES TRIBES OF EUROPA COMING TO NETFLIX THIS FEBRUARY

  TRIBES OF EUROPA TRAILER  
FOR NEW NETFLIX SF SERIES
Netflix has released the first trailer for their new German language sf series TRIBES OF EUROPA which will stream its six episodes February 19th!
The series was created by Philip Koch
The future is not what you expected. The 2074 Europe is split into many Tribal states fighting for dominance after a mysterious global catastrophe. The three siblings Kiano (Emilio Sakraya), Liv (Henriette Confurius) and Elja (David Ali Rashed) get caught in the middle of this bloody war and are forced to forge their own paths. Shot last Autumn, the series will air in more than 190 countries through Netflix. And spylings, I might be late commenting and posting tomorrow as we are upgrading the system in our secret headquarters Monday and Tuesday, so I apologize in advance, will be back as soon as possible! Check out the trailer below:

Monday, December 21, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON AMAZON PRIME'S MOST EXPENSIVE SPANISH 11TH CENTURY EPIC TV SERIES EVER - EL CID WITH JAIME LORENTE AS THE MEDIEVAL HERO

   EL CID EPIC SERIES   
LEGEND! HERO! TRAITOR!
El Cid epic TV series started December 18th
The biggest epic treat in the prefestive week behind us was no doubt the premiere of Spanish historical saga EL CID which started on Amazon Prime this Friday! If I'm not mistaken this is the last period set series that we will see this year. In the five episode series Spanish star Jaime Lorente plays Ruy Díaz de Vivar,  a young 11th century squire who loyally serves his master, Sancho, the future King of León and Castile. While he fights to come out on top in the court thanks to his
Jaime Lorente takes the lead role of the war hero El Cid
natural talent with a sword, he gets caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the King, which would cause as much bloodshed, pain, and death in the Christian Kingdoms as it would in the Muslim taifas!
     WHAT IS EL CID ALL ABOUT?
Shot on a set of more than 43,000 square feet, with natural settings, hundreds of extras, special effects, eight screen writers and a team of more than 200 professionals and 11,000 people involved, Amazon's new Spanish
Francisco Ortiz is the future king of Spain Sancho
language epic series EL CID is one of the most ambitious original Amazon productions to date in all of Europe and the largest historical series ever shot
The lavish series is wildly epic in its production scale
in Castilian Spanish. Popular Spanish actor Jaime Lorente plays the lead role of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in a series revolving around the legendary
More than 11,000 people took part in the shooting of the series
medieval war hero, whose deeds inspired one of the most important of medieval Spanish epic poems, El Cantar de Mio Cid. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is
Two times Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla wrote the music
a fascinating figure, a true hero whose exploits have been perpetuated over the centuries and who has been played by Charlton Heston in the famous classic
The first season will air in 5 episodes with the second one in plan
Hollywood movie. He lived in times when the struggles for power and the coexistence of cultures turned the Iberian Peninsula into a border between two worlds in conflict. The series was directed by Adolfo Martínez with two-
Jose Velasco is El Cid's show runner and creator
time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) writing the original music. The series was shot in Soria and also in
Zohar Liba is Arab doctor Abu Bakr
Burgos and Aragon, where the Sultanate of Zaragoza was recreated. Amazon Prime will air the series in more than 200 countries around the world.

      Who Is In The Cast? 
Jaime Lorente plays Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, accompanied by José Luis García Pérez in the role of King Fernando I the Great, Elia Galera as Queen Sancha la Bella, Carlos Bardem as the Count of León and Juan
El Cid will air this year, I'm guessing around holidays
Echanove in the role of bishop. Alicia Sanz joins the team as the InfantaUrraca, Francisco Ortiz will be Sancho the Strong, Jaime Olías will play Alfonso VI, Lucía Guerrero is Jimena, Lucía Díez will be the Infanta
The series was produced by Zebra Productions
Elvira, Nicolás Illoro is King García, Juan Fernández is Rodrigo,the El Cid's grandfather, Pablo Álvarez will be Orduño, Ginés García Millán will be King Ramiro de Navarra, Daniel Tatay is Beltrán the son of Ramiro, 
The first marks for the series aren't currently overly favourable
David Castillo is the squire Lisardo and Álvaro Rico is Nuño. The cast is completed by Amr Waked, who plays the Sultan of Zaragoza Al-Muqtadir and Zohar Liba as Abu Bakr.
 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

FIRST PHOTOS FROM LAVISH RUSSIAN EPIC TV SAGA THE CATHEDRAL SET DURING THE 18TH CENTURY REFORMS OF TZAR PETER THE GREAT

     THE CATHEDRAL   
EPIC TV SERIES FROM RUSSIA
We're having an international historical series weekend today and tomorrow as it seems to me it will be the non English series that will save 2021 when it comes to the costume drama just like they did this year when the
The new epic series will air next year in twelve episodes
whole slate of Spanish, German, Italian and Russian drama brought a much needed refreshment to the period set genre. Russia is preparing a couple of historical sagas, and your trusted spy will unveil them one by one when the
Maxim Averin plays the tzar of Russia Peter the Great himself
time comes, as you've grown used to hearing about international dramas first from the spy, but we shall start today with THE CATHEDRAL (Cобор) which will air in twelve episode sometime next year set in the imperial Russia
Sergey Marin plays the lead role of Ivan in the series
of the 1700s during the golden reign of legendary tzar Peter I, famous for his reformations which brought enlightenment to the traditionalist country, for the expansion of the empire which became a major European power during
The series will be rich with opulent costumes, traditional ones too
his rule, and for the foundation of the new capital Saint Petersburg. Sergey Marin (in the lead role), Svetlana Ivanova (as princess Marina), Maksim Averin (as Emperor Peter the Great) and Yulia Snigir (whom you
The production of the epic saga lasted for record 200 days!
remember from other epic series Catherine the Great, The Road to Calvary and Blood Baroness) star in the series that was produced from Autumn 2019 till spring 2020.

THE STORY OF THE UNKNOWN HERO OF THE GREAT CHANGES 
Different strokes for different folks - says the proverb. Born a rabble dies a rabble. But this is the year 1700, the time of dramatic changes in the Russian Empire, the time of reformations carried out by Peter the Great. Young serf
The crew covered more than 4000km during the production
Ivan Starshov is head over heels in love with Maria, the daughter of his master. He doesn't want to accept that the young princess is no match for him.
The series depicts the new world and new life that started with Peter
"You gave me wishes, but you do not allow me to satisfy them!" rages Ivan against God. He asks a priest for help, since God created all people equal. But
A whole port was built for the series in the Gulf of Finland
the priest repeats the proverb. Accept your fate destiny as it is. In despair, Starshov repudiates from faith. Ivan is stubborn; he leaves the village to take
According to the legend, the real cathedral got burned down
possession of his fate. This is how the protagonist gets on the winding road to the true understanding of Love. On the way to his goal, our hero also changes. Internally - from denial of God to a conscious faith, which will lead him to a burning desire to build a cathedral in the new capital - St. Petersburg.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

IT'S A SIN 80'S SERIES TRAILER WITH OLLY ALEXANDER, STEPHEN FRY, KEELEY HAWES, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! HEARTBREAKING PALMER TRAILER WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

  IT'S A SIN SERIES TRAILER  
FOR CHANNEL 4 NEW SERIES
We don't know when exactly it will air but Channel 4's new 80's set series IT'S A SIN has just got a trailer! Years and Years singer Olly Alexander leads the cast alongside Stephen Fry, Keeley Hawes, Neil Patrick Harris. The five part drama centres on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s following
It's A Sin will air sometime early next year on Channel 4
three friends who move to London as the epidemic unfolds. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, the series (previously known as just Boys) will cover the entire decade, and will follow the protagonists' friendships and love lives as they deal with the AIDS crisis.
 

  PALMER MOVIE TRAILER  
WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Speaking of LGBT, the first trailer for Justin Timberlake's new movie shot for Apple TV PALMER also belongs to that genre. Airing January
Palmer streams on Apple January 29th
29th, it sees Timberlake playing Eddie Palmer, a former college football star, who saw his professional career shattered after he was imprisoned. Twelve years later he returns to his hometown and his grandmother (June Squibb) after spending time in prison only to find trouble hounding him from his past. He then forms an unlikely friendship with a gender non conforming little boy Sam from the neighbourhood who was abandoned by his mother (Juno Temple). While caring for him, Eddie also meets and starts a relationship with Maggie (Alisha Wainwright), Sam's teacher. Check out the trailer below and then tell us what you think: