Death on the Nile


Another casting addition is also set for Kenneth
Branagh‘s movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE! Joining Gal Gadot, who was announced earlier this week, is Armie Hammer! As ‘Deadline’ reports today, he will play the lead role in the movie scheduled for December 2019 in which Branagh will again play famous detective Hercule Poirot beside directing the movie. The film will see him investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be killers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery.
Armie Hammer will lead the stellar cast

Peterloo 2018 – (This week)

In US November 9, 2018   |    PG-13   |    2hr 32min


An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

The Wheel of Time (series)


Well, here’s another fantasy series to look forward to! Amazon has ordered a TV series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s famous classic THE WHEEL OF TIME with Rafe Judkins as writer and show runner, Deadline reports.
Mixing the elements of European and Asian culture and legends, it is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential female organization called the ‘Aes Sedai’ as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine believes one of the be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it.
Rafe Judkins will be the showrunner!


The Wheel of Time TV Series in Development at Amazon Studios


A recent Deadline interview with Jennifer Salke, the new head of Amazon Studios, confirmed what had been rumored for some time: A television adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series is one of the projects in development at the streaming service. While news broke in 2017 that Sony Pictures Television was adapting the series, with Rafe Judkins as showrunner, this interview confirms Amazon’s role in the adaptation.

The project gets one mention in the larger piece:

DEADLINE: What is the status of other high-profile genre projects that have been in early development at Amazon or stuck in deal-making limbo for a long time, The Wheel of Time (based on the fantasy books), and The Dark Tower (based on the book and the movie)?

SALKE: Those are scripts that I haven’t gotten yet. I’ll be seeing those, that material, in the coming weeks. None of those things are dead. They’re very much alive.

So, more acknowledgement that the series is indeed in the works than anything else. Hopefully there will be more updates from Amazon or the creative team to come.

In the meantime, The Wheel of Time has been named one of Americans’ 100 most beloved books by PBS’ The Great American Read series. Plus, join epic fantasy enthusiast Sylas K Barrett in Reading the Wheel of Time for the first time.

Rocketman 2019



We’re launching the new working week with the first trailer for Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN with first photos of Taron Egerton as Elton himself and currently the most popular Brit Richard Madden as his manager and

Rocketman will hit theatres around the world next May

lover John Reid (you will hardly recognise him with the dark new hairdo) with whom he worked for more than twenty years. The movie, scheduled to start its cinematic life next May around the world, also stars Bryce Dallas Howard 

Richard Madden plays Elton’s manager and lover John Reid

as Elton’s mother Sheila Eileen. Jamie Bell plays his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin whom he met when they both applied for a job at a record company back in the late 60s. Steven Mackintosh and Gemma Jones also star!

a mix of fantasy and reality, is a very honest and uncensored story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through becoming world wide pop superstar and his influential and enduring

The film was originally supposed to star Tom Hardy or James McAvoy

musical partnership with Bernie Taupin with whom he wrote the song which became the name of the movie itself. The movie will also mention Elton’s drug abuse. Dexter Fletcher, who was brought in to finish Queen biopic

Jamie Bell and Taron Egerton as Bernie Taupin and Elton John

Bohemian Rhapsody, is directing this one as well. Taron Egerton is also singing the songs in the movie beside portraying Elton John, but that is no big surprise as we were all mindblown by his voice in the animated feature Sing in which he gave his voice to the smooth voiced gorilla.

Medici (2) – The Magnificent


You probably remember that your spy’s favourite epic series last year was Medici: Masters of Florence! The first season was absolutely magnificent and it seems the second one could be, at least its name says so, the same: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENTis ready to start airing on Italian national broadcaster RAI October 23rd and we can hope it will air its English language version sometime this winter on NetflixUnlike the first season which followed Cosimo Medici in the amazing performance of Richard Madden, this one will focus on his grandsons Lorenzo, played by Daniel Sharman, and his brother Giuliano, played by Bradley James. The cast will also include Sarah Parish as their mother Lucrezia, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo de’ Pazzi, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV, Sebastian de Souza as Sandro Botticelli and Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati!

has the story set in 1470. Medici’s family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo is called to take his father’s place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management from them. As new head of Medici’s family, he has to take care of his brother Giuliano and his sister Bianca. He marries Clarice Orsini, a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli gives life to Renaissance. His contrast with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its History, the Pazzi conspiracy.
The second season starts October 23rd in Italy
Sarah Parish, Daniel Sharman and Bradley James are the Medicis


Netflix will air the English version probably this winter!