The Invisible Man – approx March 2020

‘The Invisible Man’ Will Make ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Disappear

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen is about to get transparent for The Invisible Man. The Haunting of Hill House star has landed the titular role in Blumhouse’s horror reboot, which also stars Elisabeth Moss. Leigh Whannel is directing this new take on the tale, which subverts the original story about a mad scientist who ends up turning himself invisible.

THR says Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled Luke on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, is the new Invisible Man. Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Storm Reid also star. And while Jackson-Cohen is the one turning invisible, he’s not the lead character here. Instead, the film is told from the perspective of Moss’s Cecilia, “who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to rebuild her life for the better, but her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.”

Jackson-Cohen is playing that ex-boyfriend, and as that synopsis suggests, rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s still lurking about…unseen. “Part of the reason why I wanted to do it is I actually felt like it was a really feminist story of female empowerment and a victim kind of overcoming something,” Elisabeth Moss said in a previous interview. “I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say about it! I’m not The Invisible Man, but there is an Invisible Man — if that makes any sense.”

While The Invisible Man is being distributed by Universal, it’s not part of their disastrous Dark Universe franchise, which planned to reboot a bunch of classic Universal Monsters for the modern era. That plan instantly fell apart with The Mummy, a movie absolutely no one liked. At first, it looked like Universal might try to soldier on with Bride of Frankenstein, but pre-production on that film was shut down, and the Dark Universe is dead. Now, Universal will try something different, focusing on individual films rather than big connected universes – and honestly, that’s the best way to go.

Director Leigh Whannel wrote scripts for Saw, Insidious and more, and directed the kick-ass horror/sci-fi flick Upgrade. I’m excited to see what he does with this material and have no doubt we’re in for something special.

Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Sanditon Is Heading to TV

Masterpiece PBS is co-producing the author’s final work, so you know it’ll be good.

Sanditon

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Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel Sanditon is being adapted for the small screen. Written just months before the author died in 1817, the story centers around Charlotte Heywood, her unexpected trip to a posh coastal resort town, and her relationship with a handsome young man named Sidney Parker. Austen only finished eleven chapters of the story, but her original text has been extended into an eight-part miniseries

Here’s what we know about the project so far:

ROSE WILLIAMS AND THEO JAMES WILL STAR IN THE SERIES.

Other members of the cast include Anne Reid and Kris Marshall.

THE FIRST PHOTOS FROM THE MINISERIES ARE FINALLY HERE.

See a sneak peek right here:

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THEO JAMES AS SIDNEY PARKER.

COURTESY OF MASTERPIECE PBS
Sanditon

ROSE WILLIAMS AND THEO JAMES STAR IN THE UPCOMING ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN’S FINAL UNFINISHED WORK.

COURTESY OF MASTERPIECE PBS

THE TEXT IS BEING ADAPTED BY SCREENWRITER ANDREW DAVIES.

You may not know Davies’s name, but you certainly know his work. He’s written a number of television programs and movies including House of Cards and Bridget Jones’s Diary, but we like to think of him as the man responsible for the much-beloved 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Basically, Austen’s last work is in good hands.

“Jane Austen managed to write only a fragment of her last novel before she died – but what a fragment!” Davies said in a statement announcing the project.

Sanditon tells the story of the transformation of a sleepy fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort, with a spirited young heroine, a couple of entrepreneurial brothers, some dodgy financial dealings, a West Indian heiress, and quite a bit of nude bathing. It’s been a privilege and a thrill for me to develop Sanditon into a TV drama for a modern audience.”

THE SERIES WILL RUN ON ITV IN THE U.K. AND ON MASTERPIECE, PBS IN THE STATES.

In the U.S., it will premiere in 2020.

The Last Kingdom – S4

SEASON FOUR PHOTOS ARE IN

Good news, people: Netflix has released first photos of Alexander Dreymon in the fourth season of their super popular 9th century epic series THE LAST KINGDOM which is currently in production. Bad news: it seems

Alexander Dreymon returns to the role of Uhtred, the bravest man in the kingdom

it won’t air any time soon, but sometime next year. Alexander Dreymon is again playing Lord Uhtred of Babenberg who, after the death of King Alfred of

The fourth season should be based on 2013 The Pagan Lord book

Wessex, will now have to lend his help and support to his son against his ruthless mother and her evil minions. As we’ve seen at the end of season three, she has no intention of respecting her late husband’s final wish of Uhtred becoming the new king’s right hand and the protector of the kingdom. The new ten-episode season of the historical series is being shot over in Hungary.

Finan and Uhtred will get into new mischievous adventures no doubt

If the producers will stick to the Bernard Cornwell‘s books the new season should see Uhtred’s grown up kids as well! Beside Mark Rowley, Ian Hart, Arnas Fedaravicius, Toby Regbo, Millie Brady and others in the old cast, we will also see Stefanie Martini as Eadith, Uhtred’s new love, and always lovely Jamie Blackley as Aethelred’s new right hand Eardwulf.

Large battle scenes are being shot near Budapest, Hungary.   Releasing in 2020

Enola Holmes

SAM CLAFLIN JOINS HENRY CAVILL AND HELENA BONHAM CARTER IN ENOLA HOLMES MOVIE ABOUT SHERLOCK’S SISTER!

SAM CLAFLIN JOINS
Whom do you think will Sam Claflin play?

HENRY CAVILL IN ENOLA HOLMES

You already know that, besides the leading role in the epic fantasy series The Witcher for which we’ve released first photos yesterday, our dearest Henry Cavill is also set to play Sherlock Holmes in ENOLA HOLMES and now he is being joined in it by another of our absolute British faves Sam Claflin! While Henry Cavill is taking on the role of the iconic detective in the big screen adaptation of Nancy Springer’s series of mystery novels about Sherlock’s sister Enola, Helena Bonham Carter is set to play Enola’s mother. The series, which includes six novels, revolves around mysteries investigated by Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister Enola, who proves to be a highly capable detective in her own right. Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, and Susan Wokoma are also starring. It isn’t known yet whom Sam will play.

Henry Cavill will lead the cast as Sherlock Holmes!

All Creature Great and Small

Coming to MASTERPIECE: All Creatures Great and Small

Boston, MA; June 27, 2019 – MASTERPIECE on PBS will co-produce All Creatures Great and Small, a brand new adaptation based on best-selling author James Herriot’s cherished and iconic collection of stories. The series is a production from BAFTA and Golden Globe®-winning production company Playground (Howards End, Wolf Hall). Channel 5 in the UK commissioned the series and All3Media will distribute internationally. The production will also receive funding and support from Screen Yorkshire.

All Creatures Great and Small will shoot on location in Yorkshire, England, as 2020 sees the 50th anniversary of the original publication of the much-loved books.
The production, a six-part series plus a Christmas special, will be produced by Richard Burrell (New Tricks, Silent Witness). Executive Producers are Colin Callender and Melissa Gallant for Playground, Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. MASTERPIECE on PBS is presented by WGBH Boston. Ben Vanstone (The Last Kingdom) is lead writer and Executive Producer and Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) is lead director.

Since their first publication in 1970, the beloved books of James Alfred Wight, published under the pen name James Herriot, have held a special place in people’s hearts throughout the world. Chronicling the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet, the books introduced readers to his unconventional mentor and the cast of farmers and townsfolk who lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. This new adaptation will preserve the rich spirit, tone and values of Herriot’s iconic characters and stories and will bring to life his sharply observed, entertaining and incredibly funny tales of country life in the North of England for a modern audience, introducing a new generation to his life-affirming stories.

“Revisiting James Herriot’s beloved stories is an immense privilege and we are honored that Alf Wight’s family have entrusted us with his legacy. It is a responsibility we take very seriously,” says Colin Callender, Executive Producer and CEO of Playground. “At a time when the country feels more divided than ever, Herriot’s glorious books remind us how to connect and belong again. The series will embrace the fun and the nostalgia of revisiting the England of the past, while celebrating Herriot’s values that, despite all our current upheaval, still underpin British life today.”

“When it originally aired on public broadcasting, All Creatures Great and Small captured the hearts of millions of television viewers,” says Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of MASTERPIECE. “We promise that the new series will have all the wit, warmth, and quirky charm of the original – and of course, lots of irresistible animals.”

Sebastian Cardwell, Channel 5 commented: “James Herriot has a special place in the heart of the public and the commission of this iconic drama series, against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, is set to bring joy to a new army of TV viewers. The original books affectionately captured a unique slice of British life; in challenging times, we hope the charming and heart-warming stories of community and compassion will resonate with new audiences.”

Executive Producer Hugo Heppell, Head of Investments at Screen Yorkshire, says:“People all over the world know Yorkshire through James Herriot and All Creatures Great and Small and we are thrilled to see the warmth, the down to earth wit and the generosity of spirit that infuse his stories brought back to the screen for a new generation.’’

Never out of print, the books have sold 60 million copies internationally becoming a global cultural phenomenon with devoted fans around the world. Their focus on community and its importance in our lives gives Herriot’s work an enduring power and contemporary resonance that reminds us all that belonging to a community makes us part of something greater than ourselves.

James Alfred Wight OBE FRCVS was a veterinary surgeon who graduated from Glasgow Veterinary College at the age of 23. He headed to a veterinary practice in Thirsk, Yorkshire, in 1940 where he fell in love with the Dales and the woman he would marry, Joan Danbury. Wight later wrote stories based on his own adventures as a young country vet, under the pen name James Herriot. Herriot quickly became one of Britain’s best-loved authors.

Jim Wight and Rosie Page, Wight’s children, say: “The books of James Herriot have enchanted millions of readers worldwide for almost half a century. We are delighted that our father’s work will be brought to life once again for a new generation of viewers Great and Small.”

All Creatures Great and Small is a timeless classic that continues to be loved by generations. The collected works of All Creatures Great and Small is comprised of Herriot’s debut novel If Only They Could Talk, originally published in the UK in 1970, and its follow-up It Shouldn’t Happen to A Vet. Herriot went on to write over a dozen subsequent stories and collections which have gone on to sell millions of copies internationally.