Sunday, August 23, 2020

MIRA SORVINO, GERALDINE CHAPLIN JOIN JANE SEYMOUR, JOAN COLLINS, DENISE RICHARDS IN GLOW AND DARKNESS EPIC TV SAGA! WW2 EPIC EIGHT HUNDRED BREAKING RECORDS IN CHINA

     'GLOW AND DARKNESS'
MIRA SORVINO, GERALDINE CHAPLIN JOIN MEDIAEVAL  SAGA
More news from the production (they're in Cordoba right now) of Jose Luis Moreno's lavish epic TV saga GLOW AND DARKNESS (Resplandor
Mira Sorvino has also joined the cast
y Tinieblas) which has now added Mira Sorvino and Geraldine Chaplin to the cast that already includes Jane Seymour, Joan Collins and Denise Richards. The 9 episode English language series, planned as a 3 season saga, will see Dominic Andersen portraying Francis of Assisi who lived during the life and times of some of the most important figures of the Middle Ages who met him during the 13th century, a spectacular period of history ruled by ambition, cruelty, religion and the clash of Christian and Saracen cultures. The historical figures that we will see include Richard the Lionheart (Steve Buyers), queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Jane Seymour), Pope Urban II (Bruce Davison), Ferdinand of Navarre (Daniel Lundh), Frederick I Barbarossa (Adrian Bouchet), Frederick of Swabia (Callum Kerr), Hermann of Thuringia (Sander Jan Klerk), Raymond III of Tripoli (Joe Layton), Henry VI (Robert Maaser), Saladin (Adam Bond), King Baldwin (Landher Iturbe), Maria of Champagne (Denise Richards), King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan (Marc Hughes), prince of Antioch Reynald De Chatillon (Bart Edwards), Roger of Moulins (Aron von Adrian), Walter of Brienne (Myles Clohessy), John I Lackland (James Cartwright), Balian of Ibelin (Fernando Gil) and many others.

     'THE EIGHT HUNDRED'
BREAKING BOX OFFICE IN CHINA
The film hits US cinemas August 28th
Something from Asia: currently ruling newly opened Chinese box office with the earnings of over $50 million in just one week is their historical epic THE EIGHT HUNDRED (Ba Bai) which might cross $100 million till the end of the weekend. The first Chinese film to be entirely shot with IMAX cameras is a riveting war epic coming from the acclaimed filmmaker Hu Guan. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army. It is expected that the film, which lasts more than two hours and which 
The film is the highest earning Chinese movie this year so far!
cost about $80 million to make, might earn over $200 million just in China with their audiences starving for new films after the corona lockdowns. The film also hits USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia at the end of August.  

12 comments:

  1. You know, I have never seen a film on an Imax screen. They are quite expensive to visit here. Though, I do want to experience it at least once. The Eight Hundred sounds like it has been a massive success so far!

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    1. I'm not even fully sure what Imax means, massive screens, right? I would probably find it hard to follow the plot on a very large screen. I'm glad the Chinese have a hit, I've been focusing on international films that are keeping cinemas alive lately, so I will cover one later tonight as well. If America is letting cinemas die, the rest of the world isn't :)

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  2. One of our community college's here has an Imax screen. I remember paying a disgusting amount of money to watch Kung Foo Panda on it, but my friend at the time REALLY wanted to go. The best word I could use to describe it is overwhelming.

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  3. It was definitely pricey.. and for Kung Foo Panda.. he could have at least picked a good movie!! LOL

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  4. Yes, they are very large screens. The price of a ticket though is astronomical. Like 2 to 3 times the cost of a normal movie ticket. That's what has always turned me off of going in. Plus, we don't have any Imax screens near my house. We'd have to drive to Chicago to see a movie in Imax.

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    1. I don't see the attraction, I have trouble moving my neck to follow the screen in regular cinemas, let alone a giant one :)

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  5. I think I would like it because I have to crane my neck to see over a fat headed person that's blocking the screen most of the time I go. Last time a man decided to wear a huge hat and blocked a lot of my view. It was ridiculous!

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    1. Well, you won't have that problem now as they will keep half of the seats empty :)

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