Saturday, July 22, 2017

UNIVERSAL WANTS CHANNING TATUM FOR 'VAN HELSING' REBOOT? TARAJI P. HENSON IS DANGEROUS HIT WOMAN IN 'PROUD MARY' TRAILER! SPIELBERG'S 'READY PLAYER ONE' TRAILER

  CHANNING TATUM WANTED
FOR 'VAN HELSING' REBOOT?
Channing Tatum is wanted for a vampire slayer
Nobody thought beloved adventure classic The Mummy needed reboot and they still made it with Tom Cruise and the movie ended up being a major flop for Universal, but it seems they are still continuing with their Dark Universe franchise of monster movies since the latest rumours from 'Hollywood Reporter' say they want Channing Tatum as the famous vampire killer in the reboot of VAN HELSING, which, you will agree, also does not need a remake since Hugh Jackman was a perfect vampire slayer. They've already attached Johnny Depp for The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem for Frankenstein, and they apparently also want Angelina Jolie for Bride of Frankenstein which should be directed by Bill Condon.

'PROUD MARY' TRAILER
TARAJI P. HENSON IS KILLING FOR THE MAN EVERY NIGHT AND DAY
New season of Taraji's Empire starts September
I'm a bit late with this one, but better late than never! First, rather dynamic and explosive, trailer has been released for action drama movie PROUD MARY in which Oscar winner Taraji P. Henson plays a professional hit woman Mary who does killings for for an organised crime family in Boston, but her life gets completely turned around when, during an assassination that goes bad, she meets a young boy  who sparks a maternal instinct in her. The movie is supposed to hit theatres around the world next January and February!


'READY PLAYER ONE'
 GETS FIRST MOVIE TRAILER
First trailer has also been released for Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE which hits cinemas next March. When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all
Tye Sheridan plays the lead role in the movie
Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. 

EXCITING COMIC CON TRAILERS FOR SF SERIES 'KRYPTON' ON SUPERMAN'S GRANDFATHER AND MARVEL'S 'INHUMANS' WITH ANSON MOUNT! NEW MOVIES FOR ANNE HATHAWAY AND SANDRA BULLOCK

 'KRYPTON' SF TEASER
ABOUT SUPERMAN'S GRANDPA
Comic Con is on, people, and first trailers have started coming! I've shown you a trailer for SyFy's KRYPTON sf series earlier, but now there's a new teaser! To air next year, it will have Superman's
Cameron Cuffe plays Superman's young grandfather
grandfather Seyg-El (Cameron Cuffe) as the lead hero some 200 years before the story of Man of Steel after his house of El was ostracised and shamed on the planet of KRYPTON, and he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos.



 'INHUMANS' NEW TRAILER
FOR ABC'S MARVEL SERIES
Marvel has, meanwhile, released a new trailer for their new sf series INHUMANS which will air its first two episodes in IMAX cinemas followed by a TV premiere on ABC on September 29th!
BLACK BOLT AND QUEEN MEDUSA
In the centre of the story is  Black Bolt (Anson Mount), the enigmatic, commanding King of the INHUMANS, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper from him can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of
Black Bolt, with his deadly voice, apparently won't talk at all in the series
Inhumans is splintered by a military coup (lead by the king's own treacherous brother Maximus played by Iwan Rheon) in their own
Serinda Swan is Queen Medusa with a powerful hair
world, they barely escape to Hawaii. They must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever. Serinda Swan plays his queen Medusa whose hair
Iwan Rheon plays evil King's brother Maximus who has no powers
has special powers as you can see in the trailer below, Eme Ikwuakor is Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish is Crystal, Ken Leung is Karnak, Sonya Balmores appears as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.



 NEW MOVIE PROJECTS
TO BE  LED BY ANNE HATHAWAY AND SANDRA BULLOCK
In other sf news: Anne Hathaway will star in sf movie O2 as a woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber, with no memory of how she got there. She must escape the chamber before her air runs out.
Sandy and Anne will both be confined in their new movies
Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock will take the lead in post apocalyptic thriller BIRD BOX in which  a woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.

Friday, July 21, 2017

GAY THURSDAY: BBC CASTS SURANNE JONES IN 'GENTLEMAN JACK' PERIOD SET SERIES! 'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT' BBC MINI TRAILER WITH OLIVER JACKSON COHEN, JULIAN MORRIS, VANESSA REDGRAVE

 BBC'S 'GENTLEMAN JACK'
 2B PLAYED BY SURANNE JONES
The lady is a gentleman!
Gay friendly news from BBC today! They've change the name of their period set series Shibden Hall into GENTLEMAN JACK who will be played by Suranne Jones in the eight part series about a 19th century lady who lived like a man!
The protagonist is Anne Lister, the remarkable landowner who - after years of exotic travel and social climbing - returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall. To restore it to its former glory, Anne must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But  charismatic, single minded, swashbuckling Anne Lister - who dressed head to foot in black and charmed her way into high society - has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman. And not just any woman: the
Suranne Jones stared in Crimson Fields WW1 series for BBC
woman Anne Lister marries must be seriously wealthy. Every part of Anne’s story was recorded in her diaries that contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.

 'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT'
BBC MINI SERIES GETS A TRAILER
Meanwhile, BBC has also finally released a trailer for their gay, also period set, series MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT, a two part mini to be launched Monday July 31st within BBC's Gay Britannia summer
The two gay couples set 60 years apart
programme! Bestselling British novelist Patrick Gale wrote two love stories set 60 years apart,  linked by family and a painting, with a
Oliver Jackson Cohen and James McArdle play gay lovers
secret that echoes down the generations. It charts the challenges and huge changes to gay lives from the Second World War to the present day. Two of our dearest hunks Julian Morris and Oliver Jackson Cohen lead the cast!
 BEING GAY THROUGH DECADES
In 1944, British Army Captain Michael Berryman (Oliver Jackson Cohen) meets war artist Thomas March (James McArdle) in Southern Italy while chaos reigns all around them. Despite having a young fiancé, Flora (Joanna Vanderham), waiting at home for him,
Joanna Vanderham played younger Redgrave in The Go Between too
straight laced Michael finds himself falling for Thomas’ bohemian charms. In 2017, an ageing Flora (Vanessa Redgrave) looks on as her grandson, Adam (Julian Morris), tentatively forms a relationship
The mini series will air in two episodes from July 31st
with his client Steve (David Gyasi) in a more accepting world. But while the external obstacles have fallen away, a minefield of internalised issues and dangerous temptations still line the road to happiness.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

TRAILERS FOR 'PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN' WITH LUKE EVANS, 'ALPHA' EPIC ICE AGE SET ADVENTURE WITH KODI SMIT MCPHEE, GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S 'THE SHAPE OF WATER'

 'ALPHA' EPIC TRAILER
ICE AGE EPIC ADVENTURE
The movie was shot in Canada
Two trailers for you today, beginning with one set 20,000 years into past. ALPHA, a survival adventure set in the period of last Ice Age, with March 2018 release, stars Kodi Smit McPhee as a young man thought dead by his clan after he falls into a crevice during a bison hunt who embarks on a desperate journey to find his way home during which he finds a unlikely ally in a fierce but injured and abandoned wolf. The trailer says that is how humans got their first dogs! Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela also star in the Albert Hughes directed movie previously known as Solutrean.



 PROFESSOR MARSTON AND
THE WONDER WOMEN TRAILER!
While Wonder Woman is about to become this summer's biggest blockbuster, there's a trailer for another movie about her, or more
Angela Robinson directed the movie
about the man who invented her! PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN should hit cinemas October starring Luke Evans as Harvard psychologist who based the character of the Amazonian princess on his own unconventional relationship!
Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and
Professor Marston helped invent the modern lie detector test
Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together.



'THE SHAPE OF WATER'
LOVE HIDES IN SECRET LABS?
There is also a rather bizarre trailer for Guillermo del Toro's movie THE SHAPE OF WATER out this December! An other worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS TO MAKE SF SERIES OUT OF HUGH HOWEY'S 'SAND', KURT VONNEGUT'S 'SIRENS OF TITAN' AND ROGER ZELAZNY'S 'LORD OF LIGHT'!

 UNIVERSAL'S NEW SF SERIES
 BASED ON HUGH HOWEY'S 'SAND'
Sand will be helmed by Marc Forster
Fantasy delights today: Universal Cable Productions has revealed a plan of turning a number of sf novels into TV shows! One of them is SAND based on dystopian novels by Hugh Howey! World War Z's Marc Forster is to helm the pilot set in a world ravaged by ecological devastation, savage winds, and shifting dunes. It follows a family who makes their way in this world as sand divers: the elite few who can travel deep beneath the desert floor to retrieve mysterious and valuable relics lost to the dust. Adrift in the wake of their father’s disappearance years ago, they rely on skill and each other to endure this ruthless environment
Dan Hamon is producing this one
where otherwise good people lie, sabotage, and kill in order to survive.

KURT VONNEGUT'S 'SIRENS OF TITAN'
The second sf classic they will develop into series is Kurt Vonnegut's SIRENS OF TITAN to be produced by Dan Harmon and Evan Katz.  It follows Malachi Constant, the richest man in 22nd-century America. He possesses extraordinary luck which he attributes to divine favour and has used to build upon his father’s fortune. He becomes the centre point of a journey that takes him from Earth to Mars in preparation for an interplanetary war, to Mercury with another Martian survivor of that war, back to
It's Zelazny's Hugo winning sf novel
Earth to be pilloried as a sign of Man’s displeasure with his arrogance, and finally to Titan where he again meets the man ostensibly responsible for the turn of events that have befallen him.

ZELAZNY'S 'LORD OF LIGHT'
Hugo Sf Award winning science fiction classic by Roger Zelazny LORD OF LIGHT is also on this list of adaptation. Terminator's Gale Anne Hurd will produce it with X Men's Ashley Miller. After humans have moved to a new planet, technological disparities allow a privileged few to assume the names and likenesses of deities, and rule over the common people. Tired of the system, a former “god” wages war against the unjust regime.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON FANTASY ACTION ADVENTURE 'THE VEIL' OR 'BARBARIAN: RISE OF THE WARRIOR' WITH WILLIAM MOSELEY AND WILLIAM LEVY

 BARBARIAN: RISE OF WARRIOR
ADVENTURE STARRING WILLIAM LEVY AND WILLIAM MOSELEY
The movie is out on DVD market this summer
Something epic for you today, to kick off the boring beginning of the hot summer week! You can check out the trailer and posters for fantasy adventure movie BARBARIAN: RISE OF THE WARRIOR formerly also known as THE VEIL which is out on the DVD market this summer. Directed by Brent Ryan Green the movie has a cast lead by two of our favourite blond hunks William Moseley and Latin heartthrob, actor and super model, William Levy! Nick E. Tarabay from Spartacus also stars. The female cast includes Serinda Swan, whom we shall watch this Autumn as queen Medusa in ABC and
William Moseley is prince Liam in 'The Royals' tv series
Marvel's Inhumans series, and also legendary Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who plays the queen in the movie.

FROM WAR RISES A HERO
Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior (William Levy) leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead by those he thought were his family, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he
William Levy is a major superstar of Latino TV soaps and a model
was chosen to wage a final battle. Alive and fuelled by vengeance, the warrior does what he can to help an endangered tribe defend themselves from evil and prepares to face his own fate.

Monday, July 17, 2017

DISNEY SUNDAY: CLIP OF EMILY BLUNT AS 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'! 'A WRINKE IN TIME' TRAILER WITH CHRIS PINE, OPRAH WINFREY. MENA MASSOUD, NAOMI SCOTT ARE 'ALADDIN' AND PRINCESS JASMIN

DISNEY'S 'ALADDIN'
 REVEALS ITS CAST AT LAST
Mena Massoud is the new Aladdin
Comic Con news from Disney today, but I'm afraid not all are good ones. There have been rumours in recent months that Disney and director Guy Ritchie (whose King Arthur has flopped infamously this summer in cinemas) were having big trouble founding young stars for the live action ALADDIN musical movie and when you see who they've just cast you will realize the rumours were probably true... I mean, if these two are their best picks..... Mena Massoud has been announced as ALADDIN with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin, and the internet hasn't reacted well to this choice and especially not to Will Smith
Naomi Scott is Princess Jasmin
being cast as Genie. While Massoud is an absolute unknown, and doesn't look much like a leading hero, at least to me, while young Naomi Scott starred in Power Rangers earlier this year and that movie also flopped big time on the box office. The role of villain Jafar is yet to be announced but the movie won't be out any time soon, set only  for Spring 2019 release. Meanwhile, Disney's live action movie version of Mulan has been delayed to 2019! That one will have an all Chinese cast and will be a martial arts extravaganza.

'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'
ENCHANTS WITH EMILY BLUNT
Disney has also thrilled the audience with the first clip from the live action movie THE LION KING (in which Hugh Jackman will lend his voice to Scar), and they announced that Helen Mirren will be playing
Mary Poppins returns Christmas 2018!
Mother Ginger in Lasse Hallstrom's live action NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS movie with Morgan Freeman also cast. However, the audience gave biggest ovations to the announcement of Emily Blunt as MARY POPPINS RETURNS. Check it below.



'A WRINKLE IN TIME' TRAILER
NEW EPIC ADVENTURE
Disney has also released the first trailer for their movie adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME and I have to say it looks
Time will Wrinkle next March
very trashy and almost ridiculous to me, especially the casting. The epic adventure is set for next March.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is the daughter of two world renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit
Oprah Winfrey plays one of the celestial guides
(Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who, who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their
The visuals in the first trailer seem rather unfinished and chaotic
imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

COMEDY SATURDAY: 'HOME AGAIN' TRAILER & POSTER WITH REESE WITHERSPOON! ERRIN HAYES, CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS TO LEAD 'DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS' AMAZON COMEDY SERIES

'HOME AGAIN' POSTER
WITH REESE WITHERSPOON
We're kicking of our comedy weekend with the news coming from HOME AGAIN which just got its first poster. Out this September the movie stars Reese Witherspoon as a single mom in Los Angeles whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen also star!



'DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS' 
TO BE LEAD BY ERRIN HAYES AND CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS
Errin Hayes starred in Kevin Can Wait last season
Meanwhile, over at Amazon, they've started casting for new single camera comedy series THE DANGER- OUS BOOK FOR BOYS! Created by Bryan Cranston it centres on Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) and his brothers who are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos). Before he passed away, Patrick wrote and crafted a life guidebook for his three sons entitled, THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, hoping to inspire them to live life to the fullest.
Chris will have a double role in the new sitcom
Based on a book by Conn and Hal Iggulden the series will also star Errin Hayes (who has been shockingly kicked out of Kevin Can Wait earlier this season so that Leah Rimini could take over the lead female role in the Kevin James sitcom) as their mother, while Chris Diamant- opoulos will also also be playing Uncle Terry, Patrick’s identical twin brother, fun loving, off beat, well meaning, underachiever, who comes to live at the family house after the death of his brother. Kyan Zielinski will play Liam, the oldest of the three brothers, who’s book smart and spends way too much time on his computer! Drew Logan Powell plays the middle son. Swoosie Kurtz will play the mother in law.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1ST POSTER FOR 'THE KING'S DAUGHTER' IN WHICH PIERCE BROSNAN IS LOUIS XIV NEXT TO BENJAMIN WALKER, FAN BINGBING, RACHEL GRIFFITHS, BEN LLOYD HUGHES

'THE KING'S DAUGHTER' 
THE FIRST POSTER IS HERE!
There's just one thing I have for you today and it is the first poster for THE KING'S DAUGHTER (previously known as The Moon and The Sun), fantasy adventure movie which still does not have a release date nor a trailer, but it has a stellar cast including Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV, Benjamin Walker, William Hurt, Ben Lloyd Hughes, Kaya Scodelario, Rachel Griffiths and Fan Bingbing.
THE KING'S DAUGHTER, in which a massive ball scene was shot in Versailles' Hall of Mirrors (it was done at night when tourists aren't there), depicts King Louis XIV's quest for immortality that leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force,
Some of the scenes were shot in actual Versailles at night
a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature. Scodelario and Benjamin Walker met at the shooting of this movie and later on got married. Chinese star Fan Bingbing plays the mermaid.

Friday, July 14, 2017

RUSSIAN FANTASY THURSDAY: 'GOGOL: THE BEGINNING' HORROR MOVIE IN WHICH FAMOUS WRITER SOLVES CRIMES, 'VURDALAKI' EPIC HORROR SET IN GRIM CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

'GOGOL: THE BEGINNING' 
 NOT THE WRITER WE REMEMBER
Hollywood is sleeping today, so we're of to enjoy some Slavic horror in two new Russian movies! GOGOL: THE BEGINNING has a highly
The movie was shot in four parts!
unusual release schedule! Shot in four parts, the movie will have the first part out in cinemas August 31st followed by the three others every six weeks! That is one sequel per month till the end of the year.
NIGHT IS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN
In the movie in which Alexander Petrov and Oleg Menshikov play the lead roles, the story is set in the first half of the XIX century. Village of Dikanka is hit by terrible and mysterious murders.  Attracted by the mystery, famous investigator Yakov Petrovich Guro (Oleg Menshikov) arrives to the village. A few days before the departure from the capital to the god-forsaken village, Guro met with the young clerk Nikolai Gogol (Alexander Petrov), who helped him uncover the murder of a noble lady. Intrigued by the strange visions of Gogol, Yakov Petrovich takes Nikolai with him to Dikanka and as time will show, it's not in vain ... Young Gogol does not even guess that soon he will enter a deadly battle with unknown forces, meet his first love and write one of the most amazing books in the history of Russian literature!



'VURDALAKI' 
THE CARPATHIANS AIN'T A SAFE PLACE FOR A PICNIC!
The movie is already showing in Russian cinemas
Another famous Russian writer, Alexei Tolstoy, lends his story as the plot of a movie in VURDALAKI! The horror is based on his novel The Ghoul Family which takes place in the Carpathian Mountains in the Spassky Monastery, where the confessor of Tzarina Elizabeth, monk Laurus, was exiled. Those lands were considered grim,  enveloped in legends about the evil forces that had remained there since the Turkish raids. Years later, the main character comes there - a young man named Andrei (Konstantin Kryukov), the godson of Elizabeth herself. In the Carpathians, Andrei is confronted with something supernatural and frightening, something that can not be explained. And he falls madly in love with the beautiful Milena, over whom a deadly danger looms. Now Andrew is forced to enter into battle with the evil itself, in order to save his love.