THE ROYAL DIARIES
GETTING TV ADAPTATION
Your dose of period set drama for today comes in the form of a new small screen adaptation: as Variety reports THE ROYAL DIARIES series of 20 fiction books published by Scholastic Press between 1999 and 2005 will be turned into a TV series by Legendary Television! Each book is written as the fictional diary of a real female royal at a key moment in history as well as her adolescent years. The books have previously covered famous figures such
as Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Elizabeth I of England, Marie Antoinette of France, Anastasia of Russia, Ka’iulani of Hawaii, Jahanara of India, Anacaona of Haiti, and Nzingha, Queen of Matamba, Angola. So far, the books have sold over four million copies worldwide and have been translated into 14 languages. The TV version will be a collection of “mostly true” stories featuring powerful young women during their adolescence as they navigate the pleasures and pain of royal life.
|The series consists of 20 historical novels
FORBIDDEN LOVE TRIANGLE
Speaking of history, check out the trailer for something rather scorching hot: a cold war gay romance! And wait till you see the hot leads! Smelling salts,
smelling salts! A co production between Estonia and United Kingdom FIREBIRD has been visiting film festivals this year and will be released in Estonia, Germany and UK this Autumn and winter.
|Peeter Rebane wrote and directed the movie
FIRE BIRD is a touching love movie based on a true story set in the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War. Sergey (Tom Prior), a troubled young private, is counting the days till his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when a daring fighter pilot, Roman (Oleg Zagorodniii) arrives at the base. Driven by curiosity, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between
love and friendship as a dangerous
love triangle forms between them and Luisa (Diana Pozharskaya), the
secretary to the base Commander. Sergey is forced to face his past as
Roman's career is endangered and Luisa struggles to
keep her family
together. As the walls close in, they risk their freedom and their lives
in the face of an escalating KGB investigation and the fear of the
all-seeing Soviet regime.
|The movie is opening this Autumn throughout Europe
|Tom Prior and Oleg Zagorodnii take the leads