Sunday, December 10, 2017

UNUSUAL FIRST TRAILER FOR $200 MILLION SF ACTION ADVENTURE 'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL' FROM PRODUCER JAMES CAMERON

  'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL'
FIRST TRAILER IS HERE!
This one arrived this weekend rather unexpectedly, must admit I quite forgot it finished with production, but the first trailer has been released for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL last night. The big screen adaptation of the popular manga
Rosa Salazar plays an unusual cyborg Alita
comes from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez and has Rosa Salazar playing the powerful cyborg but her face has been rendered with CGI to give her the specific look. The movie comes out next July!
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
is an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the
Ed Skrein plays a villain named Zapan
scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita
Keean Johnson plays Alita's love interest
awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a
Jennifer Connelly is also in the cast of the movie
first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart
Alita will discover she's a battle angel next July!
new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali also stars in the movie
come after Alita and threaten her new found relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the
Alita has been made on a very risky massive $200 million budget
friends and family she's grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the
James Cameron left Alita's helm to direct new Avatars
injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

1ST PHOTOS FROM 'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' WITH MARGOT ROBBIE, SAOIRSE RONAN, JACK LOWDEN, 'ROBIN HOOD' MOVIE WITH TARON EGERTON, 'THE TERROR' EPIC TV SERIES WITH TOBIAS MENZIES, CIARAN HINDS, JARED HARRIS PLUS TEASER!

  'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS'
THE QUEENS REVEALED!
The Spy is posting a bit earlier today because I need to share these epic delights with you while  they're still hot from the oven! First, two epic photos from MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS: Saoirse Ronan is leading her troops in
Margot Robbie is one very angry queen, Elizabeth I of England
one as Mary, together with Jack Lowden who plays her husband Lord Darnley, while Margot Robbie is ruling London court as queen Elizabeth in another one. Out next November it depicts Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow
Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden are Mary and Darnley!
her cousin Elizabeth I, which finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star.

 FIRST 'ROBIN HOOD'
PHOTOS WITH TARON EGERTON
Entertainment Weekly has also published first exclusive photos from new ROBIN HOOD movie showing Taron Egerton as the legendary archer
Taron Egerton will shoot his arrows next September
from Sherwood forest! Another photo shows him with Eve Hewson who plays Maid Marian. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as Little John and
Eve Hewson joins Taron Egerton as Maid Marian
Jamie Dornan as very hunky Will Scarlett! Ben Mendelsohn is Sheriff of Nottingham in a more gritty new take on the famous legend which will ride into cinemas late September 2018.

  'THE TERROR' EPIC SERIES
POLAR TEASER AND PHOTOS
AMC has, meanwhile, finally released first photos and set a date for their long awaited new historical series THE TERROR which will, based on a novel by Dan Simmons, start its ten episode life March 26th with a two hour
Ciaran Hinds leads the cast of the epic drama
premiere! The cast is led by Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart and Trystan Gravelle.

THE STORY OF THE TERROR
 Inspired by a true event, follows the Royal Navy’s 19th century perilous voyage as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with
Ten episode period set horror thriller starts next March
treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction, frozen, isolated and
Ridley Scott is executive producing the series
stuck at the end of the earth. THE TERROR highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with one another.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

WELCOME TO 'JURRASIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM'! FIRST TRAILER IS HERE WITH CHRIS PRATT, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, RAFE SPALL

  SPECTACULAR 'JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM'
TRAILER HAS BEEN UNLEASHED!
I'm sure that by now you've already seen it, but if you haven't here's the first trailer for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM which was
J.A. Bayona directs, Spielberg is producing
 released earlier today! Directed by J.A. Bayona, the sequel to Jurassic World, which made more than $1,5 billion around the world, brings dinosaurs back to cinemas next June starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum who again plays Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original movies!
WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD!
 It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in
Chris Pratt again takes the lead male role!
the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to
Most of the dinosaurs aren't CGI but animatronic!
rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving
The 2015 original has earned more than $1,6 billion around the world
on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills
The movie opens June 2nd in Europe, June 22nd in USA
synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favourite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.

Friday, December 8, 2017

SF THURSDAY: NETFLIX TO TURN JOHN SCALZI'S SF CLASSIC SAGA 'OLD MAN'S WAR' INTO A SF MOVIE

  'OLD MAN'S WAR'
SF NOVEL BY JOHN SCALZI TO BECOME A MOVIE AT NETFLIX
Just some sf news today! Netflix has bought movie rights on John Scalzi's sf novel OLD MAN'S WAR, the first of the six book sf saga nominated for
The novel was published back in 2005!
Hugo Award.
OLD MAN'S WAR is set centuries in the future where older citizens are given a choice: age and die on Earth or join the military in the interstellar Colonial Union, which will transfer their minds into battle ready versions of their own younger bodies. The story follows 75 year old widower John Perry, who, in his amazing new body - Perry, discovers he’s a natural fighter and leads his platoon through gruelling battles against hostile alien races. But when he meets a soldier who looks like a younger version of his beloved deceased wife, everything Perry thought he knew about his new life, and the war he’s fighting in it, is turned upside down.
DID YOU KNOW?
These novels include all kinds of super modern technology and weapons and a whole bunch of different alien races including Lilliputian ones and some that look like a cross between black bear and a large flying squirrel!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MM KAYE'S INDIA SET 19TH CENTURY SWEEPING SAGA 'THE FAR PAVILIONS' TO BE TURNED INTO $150 MILLION EPIC TV SERIES!

  'THE FAR PAVILIONS'
TO BECOME EXPENSIVE EXOTIC EXTRA EPIC TV SERIES
With the news that BBC will air their new period set series Miniaturist on the 26th and 27th of December and new Little Women on the 26th, 27th and
They will use Indian actors and British production
28th, and that they have also bought Natalie Dormer's costume drama Picnic At Hanging Rock for next year (it is from Australian Foxtel), comes also info on another new epic drama! THE FAR PAVILIONS, an epic novel by MM Kaye, will be adapted into expensive, sweeping, 30 episode epic series in an English Indian co production.
Produced by Michael Ward and Colin Burrows for Beautiful Bay Productions, the $150 million worth saga will tell the 19th century  story of an Englishman brought up as a Hindu during the British Raj and his passionate love for an Indian princess. Back in the 80's HBO had a mini series on it with Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Omar Sharif and Christopher Lee!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MAGICAL SNOWY TRAILER FOR ITV'S 'VICTORIA' EPIC SERIES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AIRING THIS CHRISTMAS! WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FESTIVE EPISODE!

  'VICTORIA'
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TRAILER!
Epic delights today with ITV's trailer for Christmas episode of their super popular historical drama VICTORIA which will air its two hour festive special on Christmas Day! Jenna Coleman returns as Queen Victoria, Tom
Christmas Special will air 9PM on ITV on Christmas Day!
Hughes as her husband Prince Albert, David Oakes as Prince Ernest who will be spending Christmas with them and the rest of their court. As you can see it will be a very snowy episode with lots of holiday delights. Real Prince Albert was known to be a man obsessed with Christmas decorations and
Special was written last year but ITV didn't know Victoria would be so popular
festive spirit. Albert gives Victoria an emerald and diamond coronet for Christmas and in return gets a very intimate and revealing (at least for that age and time) portrait of his wife from Victoria herself. There will also be a proposal in the special, and a very dramatic rescue as well!



A TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY
The special episode will actually depict the true story of a Nigerian girl called Sarah Forbes Bonetta who is brought to the palace after being rescued by a
Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return in their leading roles
British Naval captain involved in an anti-slavery ring. Set in Christmas 1846, the rest of the episode sees Victoria uncharacteristically melancholic as she
There will also be a proposal in the festive episode!
prepares to tackle her first Christmas without her beloved Baroness Lehzen. Pregnant with her and Albert’s fourth child, the festive period reminds her of
That's the emerald crown Albert gives to Victoria for Christmas
her lonely childhood spent at Kensington. Albert, on the other hand is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas, transforming the
An expensive gift for the famous enslaver queen Victoria
palace into a magical festive wonderland. Tensions arise between him and Victoria, however, when Albert invites some unwelcome house guests to join the celebrations. The second season will be airing in USA on Masterpiece from January 14th, by the way!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FIRST TEASER AND PHOTOS FROM NETFLIX ULTRA EXPENSIVE NEW SF SERIES 'ALTERED CARBON' WITH JOEL KINNAMAN AND JAMES PUREFOY!

  'ALTERED CARBON'
 NETFLIX SF SERIES TRAILER
Here's something to creep up your Monday! Netflix has released first teaser and images from their ultra expensive science fiction show ALTERED CARBON which will air next February starring Joel Kinnaman!
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW BODY!
Based on Richard K. Morgan's novel it follows Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has
Before getting Kinnaman's hot body, Kovacs was an Asian man
been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be
James Purefoy and Joel Kinnaman lead the cast
digitized, human bodies are interchangeable, and death is no longer permanent. Kovacs is the lone surviving Envoy after they were defeated in an
Renee Elise Goldsberry is the leader of interstellar warriors Envoys
uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), an impossibly wealthy,
Martha Higareda plays the female lead
long lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder — that of Bancroft himself. Martha Higareda is the
The series is set 300 years into the future, not that the costumes show it
female lead as Kristin Ortega, a smart and tough lieutenant in the Bay City PD who is following in the footsteps of her father, a cop who died heroically in the line of duty.

Monday, December 4, 2017

TOM HOPPER, ROBERT SHEEHAN, DAVID CASTANEDA, ELLEN PAGE TO LEAD NETFLIX SUPERHERO SERIES 'THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY'

  'THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY'
TOM HOPPER TO LEAD NEW NETFLIX SUPERHERO SHOW
Don't you just love when some of your fave stars return to the small screens? We're super excited to hear that our most beloved Tom Hopper
Tom Hopper will lead the cast!
of Merlin and Black Sails will be leading new series THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY over at Netflix based on a graphic novel by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba which follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Ellen Page has previously been cast as the black sheep of the family, Vanya, the only one without super powers.

LUTHER
Tom Hopper will play Luther who was groomed by his father from an early age to be the leader of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, a responsibility that has always weighed heavily on him. He is resilient, a workaholic, and possesses the ability of heightened physical strength. Upstanding to a fault, he always tries to do the right thing, even if that means putting others before himself.

 ALLISON
His sister Allison will be played by Emmy Raver Lampman! She a beautiful and elegant  former world famous movie star who possesses the power of suggestion - anything she says aloud comes to pass. Her life seems
David Castaneda will play Diego
perfect from the outside, but her ability has undermined every relationship she's ever had. With her career on the decline and her marriage in shambles, she refuses to use her power as she seeks a more authentic life.

DIEGO
David Castaneda will play Diego, a skilled, intense vigilante who has a real problem with authority. He isn't as naturally strong or smart as his siblings, so he's worked three times as hard for everything. Believing he should have been the leader of his family instead of his brother, he carries a massive chip on his shoulder that makes him hostile to just about everyone.

NUMBER FIVE
Their brother Number Five appears to be a thirteen year old boy, but in actuality he is a 58 year old man trapped in the body of a child. Played by
Rob Sheehan is shooting Mortal Engines currently
Aidan Gallagher, he doesn't suffer fools and is the smartest person in the room. He's haunted by the things he's seen and done, and is on the verge of losing his grip on reality.

 KLAUS
Another familiar name in the cast is Robert Sheehan as Klaus, a drug addict and lovable mess of a human being and yet, if you ask him, any day now his life is going to turn around. He's a classic "middle child" - a disarming pleaser who is seemingly everyone's friend, but will rob you blind without thinking twice.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

COMEDY SATURDAY: 'PERMISSION' TRAILER WITH DAN STEVENS, JASON SUDEIKIS, REBECCA HALL! ANA VILLAFANE TO LEAD CBS SITCOM 'HISTORY OF THEM', DAVID ALAN GRIER, LESLIE JORDAN, MARTIN MULL ARE 'COOL KIDS' AT FOX!

  'HISTORY OF THEM'
ANA VILLAFANE TO LEAD
In news about new multi camera sitcoms, CBS has cast actress and singer Ana Villafane as the lead in their hybrid multicam comedy HISTORY OF
Ana Villafane takes the lead role!
THEM a romantic comedy about how two friends, Luna (Villafañe) and Adam, fell in love, narrated by their future daughter, using their social media from present day as a guide. Smart and spunky Luna runs a successful Latino food truck business with her parents. Despite this, she struggles with what she wants and doesn’t feel like a fully fledged grown up yet. She wants to find love and figure out who she is separate from her very tight knit family, and her journey will be full of bumps and bruises as she navigates the rest of her twenties.

 FOX' 'COOL KIDS'
FINDS CAST FOR NEW SITCOM
Fox has also find their stars for a new multicam sitcom COOL KIDS about three guy friends in a retirement community who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female
David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan
rebel who’s ready to challenge their place – it’s high school with 70 somethings. David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull will be the boys and Vicki Lawrence is the female intruder who thinks they are a
Vicki Lawrence and Martin Mull
trio of cheesepuffs that she can easily herd, corral, and buffalo. D.A. Grier’s Hank is a mischievous schemer, Leslie Jordan will play Sid, a cautious hypochondriac, with Martin Mull as gruff Charlie! The pilot will be shoot this month!

  'PERMISSION' TRAILER
DAN STEVENS & JASON SUDEIKIS
Meanwhile, there's also a trailer for comedy movie drama PERMISSION starring Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall. Out next April,
Dan Stevens' Permission is out in cinemas next Spring!
it sees Hall playing a woman on the brink of a marriage proposal who is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend. Francois Arnaud and Gina Gershon also star.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT AND HILARIOUS CHARACTER POSTERS FROM 'EARLY MAN' ANIMATED MOVIE WITH TOM HIDDLESTON AND EDDIE REDMAYNE!

  REAL 'EARLY MEN'
  DON'T SETTLE FOR BRONZE
Early Man comes to UK next January
To end the working week, we're moving over to the prehistoric ages because EARLY MAN has just got a bunch of really funny new character posters and they're massively hilarious because they're... very modern! The $50 million stop motion animation movie will arrive into British cinemas January 26th and will then bow in Northern America and the rest of the world during February! Directed by Nick Park it comes from famous Aardman Animations studio which brought us Wallace and Gromit.

HILARIOUS STORY OF EARLY MAN 
The movie hits US cinemas in February
is set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, and it revolves around Dug (the voice of Eddie Redmayne), along with his sidekick Hognob and love interest, Goona (the voice of Maisie Williams), as they unite his tribe against a French accented mighty enemy Lord Nooth (the voice of Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City in order to save their home. As you can see from the trailer below they don't exactly do it on a battle field with good old fist fight but rather on a prehistoric football pitch! Timothy Spall lends his voice to crazy chief Bobnar, the affable and eternally patient Chief of Dug’s tribe who is more like a dad to the
Every Early Man takes care of his looks!
tribe than a chief making sure they change their underwear and brush their teeth every day! Most importantly of all, he keeps them from harm, which is
Check out the latest state of the caveart gadgets from Early Man!
usually of the accidental self-inflicted variety. Deep down Bobnar knows his tribe are limited but his desire to play things safe puts him at odds with Dug.

DUG VERSUS NOOTH
So who's gonna win Dug (indomitably cheerful and optimistic, scrawny but big hearted young hero, a can-do caveman with boundless enthusiasm and an unwavering belief that anything’s possible, who is always brimming with
The latest trends from the prehistoric catwalks!
ambition for his tribe, despite their obvious shortcomings) or Lord Nooth, a self important pompous Governor of the local Bronze city and a money-loving tyrant who enjoys the trappings of his luxurious Bronze Age lifestyle?