MAGIC FLUTE REIMAGINATION
FINDS ITS PRINCE TAMINO
Beside the Asian Turandot, there is another opera that is getting its movie version: as Deadline reports, MAGIC FLUTE executive produced by Roland Emmerich has put Jack Wolfe in the role of 17 year old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian alps to start his singing
scholarship at the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a century old forgotten passageway into the magical world of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Wolfe is also play famous prince Tamino. F. Murray Abraham will play Dr. Longbow, the headmaster of the boarding school in Austria. Stefi Celma will be Papagena with Iwan Rheon as Papageno. Beside Elliot
Courtiour, Niamh McCormack, Tedros Teclebrhan, Waldemar Kobus, Jeanne Goursaud, Jasmin Shakeri, Larissa Sirah Herden, Asha Banks and Amir Wilson, the ensemble cast will also include opera stars such as French soprano Sabine Devieilhe, Mexican-French tenor Rolando Villazón and U.S. bass Morris Robinson.
|Iwan Rheon and Jack Wolfe will lead the Magic Flute cast|
|First photo of Iwan Rheon in costume at the set of Magic Flute|
TURANDOT MOVIE ADAPTATION
FIRST POSTERS ARE IN!
Speaking of operas, your trusted spy was the first one to inform you that China was turning Giacomo Puccini's TURANDOT opera into a film starring Guan Xiaotong and Dylan Sprouse and now we have the first
posters! The movie, which finished shooting under the helm of Xiaolong Zheng, will also star French stars Sophie Marceau and Vincent Perez alongside Asian stars Hu Jun, Collin Chou and Lin Siyi!
|Dylan Sprouse takes the lead role|
TURANDOT a fantasy romance, follows Princess Turandot (Guan Xiaotong), who is cursed by a mysterious power emanating from three Mazovian bracelets that were given to her as birthday gifts. The life draining effects of the bracelets cause the princess to become cruel, and gradually she loses her humanity. Foreign princes who come to court her must solve three riddles, one for each bracelet, and only then will she be freed
from the power of the bracelets. In the
event any of the questions is answered incorrectly, the attempted solver
would be put to death. One day, Calaf (Dylan Sprouse), an ordinary
citizen, risks his life to answer the riddles to save her and
inadvertently uncovers his own extraordinary past.
|Click to see the posters of Turandot in larger dimensions|