Tuesday, November 21, 2017

KENNETH BRANAGH TO ADAPT 'DEATH ON THE NILE' AFTER 'ORIENT EXPRESS'! 'PAUL APOSTLE OF CHRIST' TEASER WITH JIM CAVIEZEL, OLIVIER MARTINEZ

 'DEATH ON THE NILE'
TO COME AFTER ORIENT EXPRESS
While Murder on the Orient Express is currently tripling its budget at the worldwide box office (it already earned more than $150 million in just
It's one of Agatha's best selling mysteries
 ten days and it cost only $50 million), the same team is planning on doing Agatha Christie's DEATH ON THE NILE next and Kenneth Branagh is expected to return both as the director and as Hercule Poirot at least as Hollywood Reporter writes today. He will be travelling again, not on a train, but this time on a river cruise. Scriptwriter Michael Green is also returning.
Published in 1937, three years after Orient Express as one of Christie's most popular novels, it also features rich socialites and their help in the story which sees the detective on a vacation in Egypt where he becoms involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad!

 'PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST'
JIM CAVIEZEL TEASER IS HERE!
The first teaser has been released for next Easter's Jim Caviezel starring drama PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST in which  Paul (James Faulkner), suffers alone in a Roman prison, awaiting his execution under Emperor Nero.
Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner lead the cast
Mauritius (Olivier Martinez), the ambitious prison prefect, can hardly see what threat this broken man poses. Once he was Saul of Tarsus, the high-ranking killer of Christians. Now his faith rattles Rome. At great risk, Luke the
Joanne Whalley also stars in the historical drama
Physician (Jim Caviezel) visits the aged Paul to comfort him and to smuggle out Paul’s letters to the growing community of believers. Amid Nero’s persecution, these men and women will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and change the world.

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY'S 'KNIGHTFALL' EPIC TV SERIES WITH TOM CULLEN, ED STOPPARD, JIM CARTER! NEW TRAILER AND PHOTOS

 HISTORY'S 'KNIGHTFALL'
EPIC TV SERIES STARRING TOM
The Knights will fall this Fall, December 6th
CULLEN
After our majestic Epic Weekend we are still in the same epic waters today as well, with the new trailer and cast photos for History's brand new epic adventure action television series KNIGHTFALL which starts airing worldwide Wednesday December 6th! The ten episode first season takes viewers inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics.

THE STORY OF KNIGHTFALL
begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost. Years later, a clue emerges suggesting the whereabouts of the Grail and sends the Templars, led by the noble,
The King and Queen of France, Ed Stoppard and Olivia Ross
courageous and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen), on a life or death mission to find the lost Cup of Christ. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the dark events leading to the demise of the Templar Order on Friday the 13th, 1307, a date which became
The Royal court of France, the royal family and De Nogaret
synonymous with bad luck, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Focusing on themes such as belief, sacrifice, politics, love, power and revenge,  KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

KINGS, QUEENS AND A POPE
Beside Cullen,  Pádraic Delaney plays Gawain, once the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order who was crippled at Acre, while Simon Merrells is Tancrede, a steadfast, brave, and resolute knight who venerates
Simon Merrells is knight Tancrede
his Templar vows above all else. Jim Carter is Pope Boniface VIII, the Holy Leader of the Templar Knights and a stabilizing, incorruptible force within a chaotic medieval world! Olivia Ross is Queen Joan of Navarre, wife to King Philip IV of France and a powerful Queen in her own right; a devoted mother, formidable diplomat and keen strategist, while Ed Stoppard plays King Philip IV of France, the most powerful monarch in Europe who seeks to consolidate his power with the help of his Machiavellian right hand man and
Tom Cullen is the lead star of the new  series
pragmatic lawyer, William De Nogaret, played by Julian Ovenden! Meanwhile, Sabrina Bartlett plays Princess Isabella, Queen Joan and King Philip's daughter who would come to dominate the Kingdom of England as the She-Wolf of France.

Monday, November 20, 2017

EPIC WEEKEND: MAJESTIC TRAILERS AND POSTERS FOR INDIAN EPIC MOVIE SPECTACLES 'PADMAVATI' AND 'BAHUBALI II: CONCLUSION'

 'BAHUBALI II: THE CONCLUSION'
HAS BATTLE ELEPHANTS IN THE MAJESTIC TRAILER
Bahubali II is the highest earning Indian film ever
As the glitzy highlight of our magnificent Epic Weekend we are ending our quest for epic delights today with a trip over to exotic India as I have two of their thrilling movie spectacles to show you, beginning with BAHUBALI II: THE CONCLUSION which already played in a lot of countries but it still doing its rounds in the cinemas around the world. You must check out the stunning, out of this world trailer below, it even has battle elephants in amazing fight scenes and whatnot.
THE HIGHEST EARNING INDIAN
The movie scored success even in US cinemas
FILM EVER
It is actually the most lucrative Indian movie ever worldwide, and it earned half of its $40 million budget just in North American cinemas when it played there earlier this spring. In the end it earned about four times more than it cost breaking many Indian cinematic records. The story of the epic adventure is taking place before and after the events of the first movie: When Shiva, the son of Bahubali (played by Prabhas), learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.



'PADMAVATI' EPIC MOVIE
The move was postponed for December
STUNNING TRAILER IS OUT!
I've already informed you about this one before, but now we have a mindblowing trailer as well filled with stunning action and dance scenes all set in the exotic regions of India: you can enjoy gorgeous posters and a trailer for opulent period set drama PADMAVATI which should hit Indian cinemas this December bringing 14th century extravaganza to the big screens, the story of Alauddin Khilji, the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty, and his obsessive love for the queen of Mewar, Padmavati, renowned for her beauty, intellect and courage! Movie will feature traditional folk dance numbers.

THE STORY OF THE EPIC MOVIE

Starring Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Aditi Rao Hydari, the film is a fictionalised account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of
Deepila Padukone as Padmini the Goddess Queen
Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khalji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in
The movie is expected to break Bahubali's records in cinemas
Rajputana. According to Padmavat, Khalji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the
Gorgeous Deepika Padukone plays the lead female role
movie was jointly produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Check out all of the lavish craziness in the storm of exotic delights in the trailer below:


Sunday, November 19, 2017

EPIC WEEKEND: STUNNING NEW POSTERS AND FINAL TRAILER FOR RUSSIAN EPIC ADVENTURE 'FURIOUS' ON THE 13TH CENTURY LEGEND OF KOLOVRAT!

FINAL 'FURIOUS' TRAILER
AND STUNNINGLY EPIC POSTERS!
The budget of the film was $6 million!
Continuing our Epic Weekend, here's something gorgeous today - magical new posters and mindblowing final trailer for Russian epic spectacle FURIOUS or KOLOVRAT ahead of the greatly anticipated premiere in the motherland later this month. Starring Ilya Malakov it depicts the famous event from the 13th century when brave Kolovrat and his seventeen soldiers stopped massive Mongol horde's invasion of a small Russian princedom and Europe as well. Aleksey Serebryakov and Aleksandr Ilin also star in the movie! Oh, and yes,
Kolovrat arrives into cinemas in two weeks
there's a mighty battle bear in the trailer below :)

FURIOUS
 is the story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well trained soldiers. In the 13th century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic strong men led by a mysterious brave warrior.
Gorgeous Russian actor Ilya Malakov leads the cast!
This is a story about courage, endurance and self sacrifice for the sake of one’s country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

EPIC WEEKEND: TAM MUTU JOINS 'MEDICI MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFICENT' PLUS NEW CAST PHOTOS! ITV TO MAKE 18TH CENTURY SERIES ON DUCHESS GEORGIANA OF DEVONSHIRE!

 'MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT'
TAM MUTU JOINS THE CAST!
We are launching our Epic Weekend today with the news coming from our currently favourite production set over in Italy where the second season of MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFICENT is shooting
Tam Mutu is the new ally of the Medicis
till the end of year. The latest actor to join the cast is super hunky Tam Mutu who will be playing Galeazzo Sforza, an ally of the Medicis! You can also check out a few new cast photos below!
Now titled MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE: THE MAGNIFI- CENT, the new season will be set in 15th century Florence, following the drama of the infamous Medici family, whose political and economic scheming helped shape European and world history. It will revolve this time on Lorenzo de' Medici (Daniel Sharman), a young son forced to take over the family business following an attempt on the life of his father, Piero de Medici (who was the son of Richard Madden's Cosimo in
The House of Medici in full glory, silk, pearls and velvet!
the first season). Lorenzo wants to abandons the cynical politics of the past and usher in a new era of political freedom and creative expression but his attempt puts him on a collision course with the head of Florence’s other
Sarah Parish and her on screen sons Daniel Sharman and Bradley James
powerful banking family, Jacopo Pazzi (Sean Bean)! Bradley James is Lorenzo's brother, Giuliano with Sarah Parish (as their mother), Alessandra Mastronardi (as Lorenzo's lover), Raoul Bova (as the pope), Matteo Martari (as Pazzi junior) and Julian Sands also in the cast.

 ITV TO MAKE EPIC SERIES
ON NAUGHTY GEORGIANA DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
Over from the British Isles comes news of a new period set series! ITV is planning a new high end costume saga GEORGIANA: DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE based on Amanda Foreman's book which was made into a
The book was made into Duchess film recently
film a few years ago. It follows late 18th century Lady Georgiana Spencer, who married the Duke of Devonshire, one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats and became the queen of fashionable society. They had an uneasy relationship as he was thought to be having an affair with her best friend, who she was also intimate with. The three lived together for over 20 years in a ménage à trois, during which time both women bore the Duke’s children, as well as those of other men. As 'Deadline' reports the series will also cover her uncontrollable gambling, her drink and drug fuelled days and affairs with the leading politicians of the day during the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon.

Friday, November 17, 2017

'THE MERCY' TRAILER WITH RACHEL WEISZ, COLIN FIRTH! 'FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD' CAST PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE, JUDE LAW, JOHNNY DEPP, EZRA MILLER

 'THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD'
FANTASTIC BEASTS SEQUEL FIRST CAST PHOTO WITH JUDE LAW
I'm sure most of you will agree with me that the first one was a ghastly boring affair (I remember slumbering off at least five times during it), a poorly written snoozefest, but FANTASTIC BEASTS is still, as you know, getting a
The Beasts arrive in December 2018, a year from now
sequel and today you can see the first cast photo! Titled THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD, it will again star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an expert on magical beasts, always lovely Ezra Miller as Credence, Johnny
Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander, maziologist
Depp as evil Grindenwald, alongside new additions Jude Law as young professor Dumbledore and Callum Turner as Newt's brother Theseus.
THE BEASTS ARE BACK!
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America),
Jude Law joins the cast as younger professor Dumbledore
with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most
Johnny Depp is again the evil magician Grindenwald!
unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure blood wizards up to rule over all non magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus
Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt's brother Theseus
Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are
Ezra Miller returns as enigmatic Credence
tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world! Stay tuned for the first trailer!



 'THE MERCY' TRAILER WITH
COLIN FIRTH & RACHEL WEISZ
Mercy arrives next February!
Meanwhile, a stellar drama sailing into cinemas next February has just got its first trailer and poster, Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth starring THE MERCY! Colin plays yachtsman Donald Crowhurst whose disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea. The adventure ended in disgrace and tragedy, after he duped family and race organisers (since neither him nor his boat were ready for the ocean crossing, he started sending false reports on his locations over the radio struggling to keep up the pretence), finally taking his life.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WAR WEDNESDAY: SLAVIC HEROISM IN 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA' WWI AND 'THE FORGOTTEN 500' WW2 MOVIES! 'THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART' WW2 TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL

 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA'
HEROIC RUSSIAN WOMEN OF WW1
Maria Bochkareva in WWI
In the light of the Armistice Day which was last weekend, here are a few war projects coming up in the future all of them speaking of the bravery of Slavic people in times of great turmoil! 'Deadline' reports that Francis Lawrence will direct FIVE FACES OF MARIA for Universal Pictures which tells the true story of Maria Bochkareva, a Russian soldier who overcame poverty and abuse to fight alongside male soldiers in Word War I. After rising through the ranks and displaying stringent discipline and unwavering support for the motherland, Maria formed and led the heroic
Maria and her heroic Women's Battalion of Death!
Women’s Battalion of Death, the first all-female Russian combat regiment. She recruited nearly 2000 women and had great success on the Eastern front.

 'THE FORGOTTEN 500'
ON HEROISM OF SERBIAN VILLAGERS IN WORLD WAR II
Based on Gregory Freeman's book
Another example of the heroic sacrifice of Slavic people during great wars will be seen in THE FORGOTTEN 500 based on a Gregory Freeman book about brave Serbian villagers who risked their lives to save American pilots from the Nazis. Young American airmen, eager to join the war and fight the Germans, took part in often deadly trips from Italy to bomb German oil fields in Romania. They found themselves parachuting out of crippled planes and into the arms of Yugoslav villagers who, despite being surrounded by the Germans, risked their own lives to help the downed airmen in the fight against the Nazis. With crucial fighter support from the Tuskegee Airmen, American cargo planes descended into Nazi territory for the greatest secret rescue mission of World War II.

 'MAN WITH THE IRON HEART'
TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL
The movie is currently playing around Europe
You can also check out the trailer for World War II action drama THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART (also known as HHhH) which arrives to European and Chinese cinemas this month starring Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell and Mia Wasikowska! 1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'GODLESS' PERIOD SET WILD WEST MINI SERIES WITH JEFF DANIELS, MICHELLE DOCKERY, JACK O'CONNELL!

NEW 'GODLESS'
 MINI TV SERIES GOES WILD WEST!
All episodes will hit Netflix November 22nd!
If you miss last year's television hit Westworld and can't wait for it to come back with the second season (which ain't happening any time soon, lemme tell ya) you can pass your jolly time with brand new Wild West set mini series GODLESS over at Netflix, which will start its seven episode run November 22nd set in a mining time run by gun wielding women! Produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh it stars Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Jack O'Connell!
THE STORY OF GODLESS
follows notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws who are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack
The series is produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh
O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle
The story is set in a town mysteriously made up only of women!
Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn down, isolated mining town of La Belle, New Mexico, which is governed mainly by women. When word reaches
Michelle Dockery takes the lead female role in the series!
La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier. Sam Waterston
Jack O'Connell takes the lead male role in the series!
(as the Marshall of Santa Fe), Scoot McNairy (as the sheriff of La Belle), Kim Coates and Thomas Brodie Sangster (as the town deputy) also star in the limited series.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CRAZY TRAILER AND POSTER FOR AUSTRALIAN COMEDY 'SWINGING SAFARI' WITH GUY PEACE, KYLIE MINOGUE AND JULIAM MCMAHON!

'SWINGING SAFARI' WITH
GUY PEARCE & KYLIE MINOGUE
Something rather crazy for you today to cheer up your boring beginning of the week! Utterly silly trailer and poster for crazy Australian comedy
Safari starts next January, Swingers!
SWINGING SAFARI which, starring Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon and Radha Mitchell, hits cinemas later this January. 
Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl next door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it's the biggest thing that ever happened in their
Pop stars Kylie Minogue leads the stellar cast!
lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia's beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Monday, November 13, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON HUGH JACKMAN'S 'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' MUSICAL WITH ZAC EFRON, MICHELLE WILLIAMS! CHARACTER POSTERS AND SONGS!

'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' 
ON EARTH IS HUGH JACKMAN!
In less than a month P. T. Barnum's circus is coming to your town! What do you mean you don't know who he is? He's THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
This was one of Jackman's biggest dream projects
on Earth! Hugh Jackman's musical drama is arriving to theatres in North America on Christmas, December 25th and then in Europe and Asia from the rest of the month and well into January. Beside Hugh Jackman who plays the inventor of modern circus entertainment, the cast also includes Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson in the exciting movie directed by Michael Gracey who previously worked on visual effects in films. Before he was hired to helm the movie, it was supposed to be a straight biopic, but he suggested dance and music numbers to be put in it
Rebecca Ferguson never sung on film before
turning it into a musical. The film took seven years in production because it is one of the first original musicals in many years and the studio deemed it too risky. Most other musical films included popular songs as well.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
a true life story inspired by the imagination of legendary P.T. Barnum,  is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation in the 1800s. His
Ferguson in what was originally Anne Hathaways's role
circus continued its work for more than a century with the last show held this May in USA. He gave work and opportunity to people who were often considered 'freaks' by the society and would have probably ended up as outcasts but P. T. Barnum gave them fame, money and a chance to travel the world and became famous. It is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

ORIGINAL MOVIE MUSICAL
Playing P. T. Barnum, Hugh Jackman not only stars but also sings in the film which feature seleven musical numbers with original songs from 
This is only second musical for Hugh Jackman!
  Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul! When the first trailer was released earlier this summer many people were captivated by This Is Me song that was used in it. You can check it out below and you can also find it on the movie soundtrack which will come out before the film at the beginning of December. Michelle Williams, who plays P. T. Barnum's wife, and Zac Efron, who plays his young business partner, also sing in it. Rebecca Ferguson, who is herself Swedish and has graduated from music school, plays Swedish Opera singer Jenny Lind! This is Hugh's second musical after Les Miserables, but he was the original choice for legedary Moulin Rouge together with Catherine Zeta Jones before the roles went to Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.