|‘Variety’ reports that Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Disney‘s THE MERLIN SAGA which is eyed as a possible franchise based on 12 books from T.A. Barron which he started publishing back in 1996! He would also produce it with Lord of the Rings‘ and Hobbit‘s Philippa Boyens writing the script! Similar to the popular BBC series from a decade ago, THE MERLIN SAGA depicts the origin story of a young wizard Merlin who would go on to become the mentor of the classic literary character of King Arthur. It is even more interesting that Disney is preparing another movie from this universe – a live-action version of SWORD IN THE STONE which Ridley could also produce.|
|The Merlin saga has 12 books so far!|
NEW PHOTOS WITH JUDE LAW AND EDDIE REDMAYNE!
|FANTASTIC BEASTS 2: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD featuring lead star Eddie Redmayne and also Jude Law. The movie which is out next November continues the story after the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most 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 Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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 tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Hopefully this one ain’t as ghastly bad and boring as the first one!|
SCARY FANTASY HORROR ADVENTURE TRAILER AND POSTER FOR ‘GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB’ WITH KELLAN LUTZ, LI BINGBING, KELSEY GRAMMER!‘GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB’TRAILER & POSTER UNLEASHED!
Here’s something scary and exciting to shake you up from your postfestive lethargy with freaky spiders, terrifying tombs and awoken skeletons! Mysterious first trailer and some gorgeous character posters have been released for Chinese Australian fantasy adventure GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB (also known as The Nest) which should arrive into Chinese cinemas this January with a rather stellar cast lead by Australian hunk Kellan Lutz, American star Kelsey Grammerand one of China’s biggest female superstars lovely Li Bingbing next to Wu Chun, Shane Jacobson, Tim Draxl and Stef Dawson!
GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB
fantasy horror thriller film directed and written by Kimble Rendall(who worked previously as a second unit director on Matrix movies and I, Robot), has the story which revolves around a team of scientists who lose a colleague in an ancient labyrinth while trying to make the discovery of a century. The group must battle their way through a swarm of deadly, man-eating funnel web spiders and discover the secret behind the insects’ power and intelligence. An innocent discovery of a well preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare – a secret that should have remained buried.
Kellan Lutz plays the male lead
Li BingBing is female lead!
|Britannia will start January 18th!|
Sky Atlantic has finally revealed the date when their new Roman Age set epic series BRITANNIA will start airing – January 18th next year! The series will have eight hour long episodes with the 90 minute opening one!
When the Romans invade Britain in 43AD, Kerra (Kelly Reilly), daughter of the King of the Cantii, is forced to put her differences aside with arch rival Queen Antedia
|Kerra leads her warriors into battle against Romans|
(Zoe Wanamaker) to face their invaders. The Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey), are determined to succeed where Julius Caesar
|Kelly Reilly and David Morrisson lead the cast|
failed and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire. Aulus is a strong and resilient leader, but harbours a deep secret that
threatens his mission. As tribes and Druids unite to fight the Romans, Kerra is thrust into the most important role of her life as she spearheads the resistance against the might of the Roman army.
BBC One has also announced a three part adaptation of Andrea Levy’s epic and award winning novel THE LONG SONG about the dying days of slavery
|in Jamaica. It follows a strong willed young female slave July on a Jamaican plantation in the 19th century. She is a natural survivor, who begins her story as a slave, but ends it as the mother of a gentleman. Told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life, the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. Above all, it’s a powerful story about love and survival, with vivid set pieces of social unrest and turmoil, and characters who change and develop in unpredictable ways. It’s also a story about the injustices which humans inflict upon each other, and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices.|
|The book was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize|
|Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones who will team up again after The Theory of Everything in THE AERONAUTS a period adventure based on true events about two 19th century hot air balloonists in which Felicity Jones will play balloon pilot Amelia Wren and Eddie Redmayne will be scientist James Glaisher. In 1862, they embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they fly higher in an open balloon than anyone ever has – either before or since. They make breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascend to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, they are forced into an epic fight for survival. War and Peace BBC mini series helmer Tom Harper is directing the movie.
Production Company: Amazon Studios
|Tom Harper will helm Aeronauts!|
Meanwhile, Sky’s rival BBC has unveiled first photos presenting the characters from their new three episode period set drama THE
MINIATURIST which will, start airing in two weeks when Howards End finishes!
Set in 1686, it follows 18 year old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor Joy) who knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam.
|Anya Taylor Joy is Nella Oortman|
Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes (Alex Hassell) Brandt. But instead
|Alex Hassell is Johannes in the series|
of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin (Romola Garai) and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household. When Johannes
|Romola Garai and Anya Taylor Joy|
finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a doll’s house replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist,
|The series will probably start airing in December|
whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.