CLAES BANG TO LEAD
Consisting of three 90-minute episodes, the upcoming Dracula series will re-introduce the world to the vampire who “made evil sexy.” Taking place in Translyvania in 1897, the series will find “the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.” In a statement, Claes Bang said:
There have been quite a number of adaptations of Dracula since the release of the Bram Stoker novel more than a hundred years ago, but I’m willing to give Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss a chance to prove that they can do something new with the story. “It was one of those moments – who else could it be than Claes. He has it all. Brilliant, gorgeous, charismatic, lethal. Tall, dark and gruesome all at once.” said Moffat, Gatiss, and executive producer Sue Vertue. Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger added, “Hell has a new boss… and BBC One has an outstanding new leading man. To say we have lucked out with Claes would be to underestimate the supreme talents of Steven, Mark and the team at Hartswood and their knack for choosing the right actor to redefine an iconic role. Seriously exciting stuff.” Production on the Dracula series is expected to begin next year. As I’m not overly familiar with Claes Bang, I’ll leave it up to those of you who are, does he have the right stuff to play Dracula?
|Birth Name||Claes Kasper Bang|
|Height||6′ 4½” (1.94 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
|Lis Kasper Bang||(? – present)|
PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON AQUAMAN + ROYAL ATLANTEAN PORTRAITS WITH JASON MOMOA, AMBER HEARD, PATRICK WILSON, NICOLE KIDMAN, WILLEM DAFOE
|Aquaman is coming December 21st|
You know your trusted spy doesn’t do superheroes, but we do believe DC has always been profoundly superior to Marvel and this one certainly looks brilliantly entertaining and visually majestic. Today you can feast your eyes on the royal portraits of Atlantean nobles fromAQUAMAN which is ready to swim into cinemas December 21st! The $160 million underwater adventure (two thirds of the film take place in the ocean) was directed by James Wan who wanted to make the movie less dark adding to it tons of romantic adventure and humour as well!
|The movie was directed by James Wan|
Following the events of DC’s previous all star hit movie Justice League, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the reluctant ruler of the vast underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is suddenly caught in a fierce battle between surface dwellers, that threaten his oceans, and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.
Arthur Curry is played again by Jason Momoa for the third time, he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world just as his brother, Orm seeks to unite the
|Aquaman’s Atlantis consists of seven different underwater kingdoms!|
seven kingdoms against the surface world. He has the ability to manipulate the tides of the ocean, communicate with other aquatic life, swim at supersonic speeds, and possesses superhuman strength. Kaan Guldur portrays a 9 year old Arthur Curry, and Otis Dhanji portrays a 13 year old Arthur.
Mera, a warrior and daughter of the king of the Atlantean tribe of Xebel, is played by gorgeous Amber Heard. She was raised by Queen Atlanna and
|Amber Heard is Mera, princess of Xebel, who can control water|
groomed to become queen. Mera possesses hydrokinetic and telepathic powers that allow her to control her aquatic environment and communicate with other Atlanteans.
Orm, also known as Ocean Master is played by America’s best thespian Patrick Wilson. Aquaman’s Atlantean half-brother and ruler of Atlantis
|Patrick Wilson is Orm, Ocean Master, Aquaman’s brother|
seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms to declare war on the surface world out of belief humanity polluted the seas!
The movie also includes Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Atlantis’ counsellor and Aquaman’s mentor, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus: The
|Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna is actually dead in the movie!|
king of the Atlantean tribe of Xebel and Mera’s father. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane also known as Black Manta: A ruthless treasure hunter and a high-seas mercenary with a flair for creating deadly technological
|The warriors of Atlantis ride battle sharks and also sea dragons!|
innovations. Nicole Kidman is Queen Atlanna: The Queen of Atlantis, mother of Arthur Curry and Orm. Ludi Lin portrays Murk, the Captain of the
|Dolph Lundgren is King Nereus!|
Men-of-War, the frontline army of Atlantis, while Temuera Morrison portrays Thomas Curry: Arthur Curry’s father and a lighthouse keeper!Djimon Hounsou, Natalia Safran, and Sophia Forrest play the
|Willem Dafoe is Vulko, Aquaman’s mentor|
Fisherman King, Fisherman Queen, and the Fisherman Princess whom Orm creates alliance with as part of his plan to unite the seven kingdoms!
|The cities on wheels from MORTAL ENGINES are tumbling into your cinemas beginning of December finally bringing Philip Reeves famous YA saga onto the big screens. Christian Rivers, who worked as storyboard artist on LOTR, Hobbit and all other Peter Jackson‘s movies, is directing the film produced by Jackson himself. The $100 million movie, set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the surviving cities which now roam around on giant wheels eating each other for fuel, covers the first book of Reeve’s saga which has four novels|
IN MORTAL ENGINES
Tom is a twenty something Londoner who has only ever lived inside his travelling hometown, and his feet have never touched grass, mud or land. His first taste of the outside comes quite abruptly: Tom gets in the way of the masked Hester’s attempt to kill Thaddeus Valentine, a powerful man she blames for her mother’s murder, and both Hester and Tom end up thrown out of the moving “traction” city, to fend for themselves. Trying to stop the predator city who wants to devour everything in front of itself, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw aviator with a bounty on her head.
|Peter Jackson has a cameo in the movie!|
|The steampunk world has a rather rich gallery of characters lead by Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy, a low-class apprentice historian of London thrown out of the city and forced to ally himself with Hester and the resistance. Hera Hilmar is Hester Shaw, a disfigured, fugitive assassin with a personal vendetta against Thaddeus played by Hugo Weaving. He is the head of the Guild of Historians and the father of Katherine Valentine (Leila George) who is a girl from London’s elite circles. Jihae is Anna Fang, a pilot and leader of the Anti-Traction League, a resistance group banding against the|
|Robert Sheehan is lowly historian apprentice Tom Natsworthy!|
|Hera Hilmar’s Hester Shaw is a lot less disfigured in the movie than in the books|
|Hugo Weaving is conniving head historian Thaddeus Valentine|
moving cities devouring Earth’s resources. Ronan Raftery is Bevis Pod, an apprentice engineer whom Katherine befriends. Patrick Malahide is Magnus Crome, the very evil Mayor of London. Stephen Lang is Shrike, the last of an undead battalion of soldiers known as Stalkers, who were war casualties reanimated with machine parts. He raised Hester and now works for Crome.
|Jihae is rebel aviator Anna Fang who has her own flying ship!|
KEANU REEVES CLONING HIS WIFE
Check out a trailer and brand new, or rather first, poster for Keanu Reeves’ new science fiction thriller REPLICAS in which he plays a daring synthetic biologist, who, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science. In short – Keanu tries to clone his dead wife played by Alice Eve! The movie should slowly start hitting cinemas in certain countries around the world this Autumn and Winter. Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who wrote The Day After Tomorrow, is directing this international production.
The film does not have a USA release date yet
HENRY CAVILL TO LEAD ‘THE WITCHER’ FANTASY SERIES AT NETFLIX!
HENRY CAVILL TO LEAD EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES AT NETFLIX
‘THE WITCHER’Rejoice! Our boy is finally returning to the telly! After he so memorably appeared for the first time in The Tudors more than a decade ago, Henry Cavill will star in another epic series THE WITCHER at Netflix!
Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
Henry Cavill will play Geralt of RiviaBased on the fantasy saga by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowskian it is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter (witchers are hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters), struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together. Daredevil‘s Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be the showrunner, she said Cavill was the first one she auditioned and that no other actor has managed to beat his passion for the role! Game of Thrones, Outlander and Fear the Walking Dead directors will helm the episodes of the new epic fantasy television series.
CHARACTER PHOTOS ARE IN!
The Outpost hits CW July 10th in ten episode run
Just as I promised you two weeks ago when I presented you with the first trailer for it, your trusted spy is bringing you a premium spotlight on new epic fantasy adventure series THE OUTPOST which hits CW July 10th in Northern America and a number of SyFy channels around the world, including Europe (Germany, UK, Ireland and others) and Australia. This is the first summer series for CW and it will air in ten hourlong episodes coming from the kitchen of experienced Dean Devlin, the legendary producer and writer of cult science fiction movie Stargate, who is now executive producing the new television series with
The series will also air on SyFy channels around the world next month
Jonathan Glassner, creator of its small screen version – super popular television science fiction show Stargate SG-1, Doug Pasko and Zac Reeder!
THE STORY OF THE OUTPOST
follows Talon (Jessica Green, whom you watched in Ash vs Evil Dead), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is
Jessica Green will be Talon with supernatural powers!
destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her
Jake Stormoen will obviously be the knight of the crew
journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and
Imogen Waterhouse will obviously be the princess of the crew
defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator (played by Philip Brodie). Our dear actor Andrew Howard whom we fell in love with back in
Anand Desai Barochia will obviously be the brains of the crew
the old days when he played Richard the Lionheart in mini series Lion in Winter, after which he also starred in Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels, is also in the cast.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Beside Jessica Green in the lead role and Andrew Howard as the main villain and her nemesis, the cast will also include beautiful faces of Jake
Jake Stormoen super stunning in full armour!
Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica) as Garret, Imogen Waterhouse (Nocturnal Animals, Braid) as Gwynn, Anand Desai Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead) as Janzo and Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles).