Victorian mystery thriller THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM which is
scheduled for UK release in September. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina it has a very British cast lead by Bill Nighy alongside Olivia Cooke and young British hunks Douglas Booth and Sam Reid! Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan and Adam Brown also star in the movie about a series of murders that 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. Releases Sept 01, 2017 UK
Bill Nighy took the lead role from Alan Rickman who had to leave the project before he died from cancer.
Very Early Stages
A spinoff — or possibly spin-offs, plural, or prequels or sequels — of the immensely popular HBO drama is in the works.
The network said in a statement Thursday that it has closed deals with four writers to “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”
“There is no set timetable for these projects,” the network said. “We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
The network also said that Martin, the creator and author of the books that the series is based on, would also be involved in writing scripts.
HBO added that the creators and showrunners of the main series, D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, are continuing to work on finishing the upcoming seventh season of “Game of Thrones” and are “in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season” but would be attached, along with Martin, as executive producers.
“We will support them as they take a much deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete,” the network said.
Plans are still far from final, and it’s possible that there could be multiple new shows — or none at all. But adding something to the “Game of Thrones” franchise is a logical next step for HBO; it’s one of the most talked-about shows on TV, and arguably the crown jewel of the cable network’s lineup.
Some sort of continuation of the franchise has been talked about for a long time. Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming chief, was asked about it at July’s Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.
“It’s not something I’m opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively,” Bloys said at the time.
The main show’s seventh season premieres July 16. Its eighth season, which will have only six episodes, is slated to be its last.
(HBO, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.)
Headed our way is a three part adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ novel WAR OF THE WORLDS from Poldark and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen! At the dawn of the 20th century, Horsell Common in Surrey is struck by a huge meteor, and the inhabitants of Earth slowly fall victim to a vicious invasion. The three-part drama follows one man’s attempt to escape the ruthless Martians – but they are determined to destroy all human life as they attempt to conquer the earth…
Writer, Peter Harness says: “I’m feeling phenomenally lucky to be writing The War of the Worlds, and blowing up gigantic swathes of the Home Counties at the dawn of the twentieth century. Wells’s book is ground zero for all modern science fiction, and like all the best sci-fi, manages to sneak in some pretty astonishing comments on what it is to be a human being too. I’m hoping to follow in the great man’s footsteps by making a terrifying, Martian-packed series which manages to be emotional, characterful, and – deep breath, dare I say it – even political at the same time.”
Damien Timmer, Mammoth Screen Managing Director, adds: “It’s a great honour to bring H.G. Wells’s masterpiece to BBC One. This huge title – the original alien invasion story – has been loosely adapted and riffed on countless times, but no one has ever attempted to follow Wells and locate the story in Dorking at the turn of the last century. We hope Peter’s adaptation will be the definitive adaptation of one of the great classic novels – and a visceral, thought provoking thrill ride!”
The War of the Worlds has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore, written by Peter Harness (Doctor Who, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Wallander) and will be produced by Mammoth Screen (Poldark, The City And The City, The Witness For The Prosecution, NW) for BBC One. Filming will begin early 2018.
Anita Singh, Arts and Entertainment Editor (The Telegraph)
6 May 2017 • 10:00pm
The BBC will move Poldark to a summer slot in order to avoid a repeat of last year’s bruising clash with ITV’s Victoria.
The two period dramas went head-to-head in the 2016 schedules, and Victoria emerged as the ratings winner.
Both occupied the coveted 9pm Sunday night slot across September and October, months traditionally reserved for major costume drama as autumn weather brings viewers indoors. But the BBC is expected to announce that Poldark will be brought forward to June, ensuring viewers do not have to choose between the rival shows.
The BBC’s new head of drama, Piers Wenger, declined to comment on scheduling decisions. But asked if Poldark would be moved, he said: “I think we’re going to put it out at a time when most people can enjoy it.”
It would represent a reversal for Charlotte Moore, BBC’s head of content, who said last year: “My duty is to the licence fee payers and to our audience, and to try and find the best place in the schedule for a piece we know is much loved by the audience is incredibly important.
“I want to put one of the most loved dramas on television in that spot and I think it would be very wrong to move out of that.”
However, the finale of Victoria last year attracted an audience of 5.5 million. The penultimate episode of Poldark, screened at the same time, drew 4.9 million.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of programmes, indicated before Victoria was broadcast that he would not be backing down.
“Sunday night is a particular place for 9 o’clock dramas. Victoria has obviously been a year in the making. If we had run away from Poldark, I don’t know what we would have put there,” he said.
“You can record – there are many different ways to watch these shows. Neither of us should give up the land.”
The next series of Poldark will be the third. It will see Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, set out to rescue a friend captured by the French.
“It’s boys with guns. It’s very exciting. There’s a little war movie in the middle of it,” Turner said during a recent appearance at the Radio Times Festival. A fourth season has been commissioned.
The second series of Victoria, which is expected to remain in the autumn slot, will find the young queen struggling to adapt to life with a baby.
“Victoria and Albert are facing the challenge of being new parents and Victoria is not very keen on motherhood,” said the series creator, Daisy Goodwin.
Delightful photo treat comes to you today from the latest edition of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ who have published the first cast photos from the latest big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS directed by legendary Kenneth Branagh who also takes the lead role of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, this time with some seriously huge moustaches :) He is tasked with finding a mysterious murderer aboard the famous train stuck in the middle of a blizzard somewhere in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Her cinematic highness Judi Dench stars as Princess Dragomiroff who is acting all helpless and confused which she actually isn’t. Johnny Depp stars as Edward Ratchett, a paranoid, rich businessman with dark secrets! Michelle Pfeiffer is a loud and very annoying American on the train. Daisy Ridley is the quick thinking governess Mary Debenham. Penelope Cruz is Pilar Estravados, the missionary who actually isn’t a stranger to rough situations. Sir Derek Jacobi is Masterman, Ratchett’s butler, who has a spiky relationship with his boss! Willem Dafoe is Austrian professor Gerhard Hardman, armed in a number of ways. Tom Bateman is flirty louche director of the train company and a friend of Poirot’s! The lavish train ride through Europe which quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect, should start in cinemas later this November. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Release Nov 10th USA
Britannia is a drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure – returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. TV series SKY UK
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CRAZY LADY ‘WINCHESTER’
The 1st photo has also been revealed of Helen Mirren as rich heiress Sarah WINCHESTER a woman who was convinced that she was being haunted by the ghosts of people who were killed by the famous rifle that her family manufactured. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into never-ending construction on her 160 room mansion, which features stairways to nowhere and doors that open onto walls, to appease the spirits.