The Caesars’ – Epic Series

FROM TUDORS’ MICHAEL HIRST AND MARTIN SCORSESE?
Info coming from ‘The Guardian’ that Tudors, Elizabeth and Vikings creator Michael Hirst is preparing THE CAESARS series with Martin Scorsese which will cover the lives of some of Rome’s most famous rulers. The series, expected to start shooting its first season next year in Italy, will tell the story of the early rulers of ancient Rome, beginning with the rise to power of Julius Caesar! Unlike other projects which used to depict him in his mature age, this series would depict him when he was young, ambitious and full of vitality. As you probably remember, Julius Caesar was indeed already shown as a very ambitious young soldier, filled with both political and sexual energy, in super popular Spartacus series.

2019

The series apparently already has the pilot written

Ist Photos from “Red Joan” with Judi Dench

  FIRST  ‘RED JOAN’ PICS
WITH JUDI DENCH AS KGB’S LONGEST SERVING BRITISH SPY

First pictures have been released of Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson in RED JOAN! They both play English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

Judi Dench plays older Red Joan in the movie
Sophie Cookson plays younger Red Joan in the movie

Tom Hughes also stars in the movie which does not have a release date!

Trailer: Troy: Fall of a City

circa 1200 B.C.

Episode 1 Feb 24 BBC1

News of the shock elopement between Helen and Paris reaches Troy, as the pair arrive in the city to face the alarming consequences of their actions. In Sparta, Helen’s furious husband Menelaus rages at her disappearance, and his brother Agamemnon inspires a Greek army to attack Troy and get her back. Odysseus, King of Ithaca is sent for, but he is too unwell to join the coalition. Or is he?

Angus MacFadyen to play Robert The Bruce

THE LEGENDARY SCOTTISH HERO
Angus Macfadyen will lead epic drama ROBERT THE BRUCE playing the famous warrior who took the Scottish crown. Richard Gray is directing the cast that also has Terror star Jared Harris, Black Sails star Zach McGowan, Vikings star Diarmaid Murtagh, Shane Coffey, Kevin McNally and Patrick Fugit. The movie will follow a widow Moira (Anna Hutchison) and her child (Gabriel Bateman), niece (Talitha Bateman) and nephew who save the King of Scotland, Robert The Bruce. It is interesting that MacFadyen has already played the hero back in Braveheart and this film continues its story!

Genie :I think this actor is perfect for this part

Angus will repeat his role from Braveheart!

Maya Lord

ROLAND EMMERICH TO DIRECT MAYAN EMPIRE ADVENTURE
Some years ago, Roland Emmerich got movie rights on MAYA LORD from John Coe Robbins and now it seems the production of the movie set in the 16th century is moving on! It will follow a solider, Guerrero, and a priest, Aguilar, who survive a violent shipwreck in the Yucatan Peninsula where they get captured by a fierce Mayan tribe. With no hope for escape, the brilliant and pragmatic adventurer Gonzalo Guerrero chooses to adopt the Mayan culture as his own, while the uncompromising Father Aguilar holds fast to his Christian faith. The conquistadors arrive and test the will of both men as they take different warring paths!
Roland Emmerich is directing Maya Lord

The Voyage of Doctor Dollitle in April 2019

EMMA THOMPSON, BANDERAS, MICHAEL SHEEN, RALPH FIENNES

  Universal Pictures is gathering a rather stellar cast for their live action adaptation of THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLLITLE which will see Robert Downey Jr playing the famous doctor who can speak to animals. Antonio Banderas will apparently play his enemy, a pirate named Rassouli while Michael Sheen is set to play Mudfly! Meanwhile, British thespians Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes will lend their voices to some of the talking animals alongside young Tom Holland! An adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s classic book from the 1920’s the movie is viewed as the potential opening for a whole franchise.

Doctor DoLittle is set for April 2019 release!

“The King” – King Henry for Netflix

While we are waiting to see Chris Pine as a Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King later this year, it seems Netflix is preparing another royal project. THE KING will star Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet as king Henry V! Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier were just some of the actors who portrayed the king famous for the battle at Agincourt.

THE KING, directed by David Michod, will see Chalamet playing the king  who, after his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, takes over the crown in the early 1400s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.

Timothee Chalamet 2017 – Call Me by your Name
Timothee is nominated for an Oscar this year