‘BENEATH A SCARLET SKY’ WORLD WAR 2 BOOK ADAPTATION

TOM HOLLAND TO LEAD  ‘BENEATH A SCARLET SKY’ WORLD WAR 2 BOOK ADAPTATION Speaking of adaptations, current bestselling hit by Mark Sullivan WW2 novel BENEATH A SCARLET SKY will be made into a movie with Tom Holland who will be Pino Lella a normal Italian teenager living an idyllic life in Italy, until bombs begin falling on Milan and word of Nazi atrocities begin to circulate. While waiting to join the fight, Lello joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, guiding hundreds of Jews to safety in a year. On his 18th birthday, Lello is forced to … Read more

Bradley James will be Guiliano Medici in Medici Masters of Florence 2

PERIOD SET FRIDAY: BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN, DANIEL SHARMAN, RAOUL BOVA, SARAH PARISH JOIN ‘MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE’ EPIC TV SERIES 2ND SEASON! The most beautiful piece of info ever as the highlight of the coming period set !  Those who know the spy probably remember when I said I was gonna ditch MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE after it was shockingly announced that Richard Madden won’t be starring in the second season, but now that the new cast has been announced for the sophomore run of the magnificent epic TV series I’m definitely watching since our dearest King Arthur Bradley … Read more

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES – 2nd Trailer

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES SECOND SEASON TRAILER OUT! While the buzz around the finale of the latest season of BBC’s Poldark was reaching its zenith yesterday, rival ITV did something deliciously naughty: they released the first trailer for the second season of their VICTORIA series (which won ratings battle last year when it aired together with Poldie on Sunday nights). You can check it out below featuring lead stars Jennna Coleman as queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as her husband and David Oakes as his dashing brother Prince Ernest, as well as some new faces like Diana Rigg who arrives as Victoria’s new … Read more

TOM BATEMAN AS BESOTTED CAPTAIN CRAWLEY

‘VANITY FAIR’ SERIES 2018 I’ve already announced that those last two are preparing a mini series based on Thackeray’s classic novel VANITY FAIR and that Olivia Cooke will take the lead role of Becky Sharp, a girl from the 19th century who attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society, and now Da Vinci’s Demon’s star Tom Bateman has been cast as Rawdon Crawley in the series that will also air on Amazon. He and his  brother are at risk of losing their family and fortune through their passion and desire to be … Read more

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS JOINS 19TH CENTURY ‘THE ASPERN PAPERS

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS JOINS 19TH CENTURY ‘THE ASPERN PAPERS’ WITH JOELY RICHARDSON, VANESSA REDGRAVE! Jonathan Rhys Meyers! He has just joined Joely Richard- son and her mother Vanessa Redgrave in the big screen adaptation of Henry James novel THE ASPERN PAPERS The 19th century movie follows Morton Vint (Jona- than Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern,  who strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress Juliana Bordereau. Now, decades later, Juliana (Vanessa Redgrave) lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Joely Richardson), whom she dominates … Read more

Cold Skin

The movie is first out in Spain this October.   On the edge of the Antartic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man (David Oakes), on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway (Ray Stevenson) who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. … Read more

Outlaw King

  AARON TAYLOR JOHNSON JOINS  CHRIS PINE IN EPIC  ‘OUTLAW KING’ Great epic news today, people! Earlier this year it was reported that Chris Pine will play Robert the Bruce, the hero of Scottish war for  independ- ence, and now Aaron Taylor Johnson has been cast as his right hand man, another 14th century Scottish legend James Douglas in Netflix’s movie OUTLAW KING No date given   As the son of the first noble to support William Wallace when he fomented the first movement toward independence from the English, Douglas saw his father’s lands given away, and after being denied … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Five

  Chapter Four Ketteridge House, Leicestershire, England, December 8th, 1815 Rowena descended the long, spiralling staircase and looked down on the tall, regal figure of the earl waiting for her. Dressed in black evening attire, he presented a sight that made her mouth dry. Even though she realized he could not see her, Rowena was nevertheless glad that she had donned the only evening dress she had brought with her. The style was not in the latest fashion, but the burgundy-coloured silk suited her dark colouring to perfection. Trixie had adjusted the waistline so that it fitted Rowena’s condition, which … Read more

Alias Grace *** Nov 3, 2017 (Netflix)

‘ALIAS GRACE’  SARAH GADON MINI SERIES The series will first air in Canada in September and after that on Netflix for the mini series that will launch September 25th at CBC in Canada and then on Netflix November 3rd. A 19TH CENTURY MYSTERY The six part mini series follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1843. Grace … Read more

Knightfall 2017 TV Series (History Channel)

  KNIGHTFALL historical adventure series which will launch its ten episode run sometime this Autumn  following the legendary Knights Templar who were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail, and harbouring secrets capable of great destruction. Tom Cullen leads the cast which also includes Simon Merrells as knight Tancrede, Padraic Delaney as knight Gawain, Julian Ovenden, Bobby Schofield as Parcival, with Ed Stoppard as King Philip IV, Olivia Ross as Queen Joan and Jim Carter as Pope Boniface VIII. Show Info Airs on: History Runtime: 60 … Read more

Universal’s New SF Series

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’!  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 … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 18

Chapter 18      The Gift   Hearing Dixon coming through the door downstairs, John and Margaret grabbed their clothes and scattered to their own rooms, laughing hilariously, like school children putting a frog in the teacher’s desk.  John quickly dressed and returned to the parlor, just as Dixon came up from the kitchen. “Hello Dixon, I didn’t think you would be back this early.  Did you have a nice time?” “Yes, I did.  Master, I don’t know if you noticed, but it’s snowing again, not nearly as hard as before, but I thought I’d better get back in case it … Read more

The Veil (US title) Barbarians: Rise of Warrior (UK title)

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 … Read more

‘THE KING’S DAUGHTER’

‘THE KING’S DAUGHTER’  THE FIRST POSTER IS HERE!  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 … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 17

     Christmas Eve Day and  Night   The first rays of the sun were glistening off of the re-frozen snow crust.  Christmas Eve day dawned brightly with no apologies or explanations or new edicts expected.  Coming out of her room, Margaret inhaled a wonderful pine scent, and found John standing in front of the tree.  He was looking at the cranberry strands, which now stood out as red swags, in the sunlit room.  She watched him as he leaned against the back of a chair, long legs crossed at the ankles, arms folded, looking at the tree without knowledge of … Read more

Coming Soon

  Date Title Country Trailer / Info Poster 08.25 Tulip Fever trailer 09.00 Outlander US STARZ 09.01 The Limehouse Golem UK trailer trailer cinema A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible. 09.15 Victoria and Abdul US trailer 09.25 Alias Grace US / CA trailer tv series CBC (Canada) 10.11   10.13 Marshall (Thurgood Marshall)   Breathe US   US cinema   US trailer   trailer 10.22 Poldark S 3 US PBS / Masterpiece 11.03 The Man … Read more