Hannah Ware (Oldboy, ABC’s Betrayal) is set to play the female lead in the Fox International Productions pic “Agent 47″ which is currently filming. Check out a few pictures released courtesy of IGN.
Homeland star Rupert Friend is set to star following the death of Paul Walker who initially had the role until his untimely death while Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) is also on board.
Aleksander Bach is directing from a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch.
Though plot details have not been released, the actioner is based on the bestselling video game “Hitman,” which has sold 21 million units to date. The latest and most successful edition, this year’s “Hitman: Absolution,” has sold 10 million units.
Alex Young, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing; Daniel Alter is executive producer.
Hitman: Agent 47 is slated for release sometime in February, 2015.
Imagine if we could use more than 10% of our brains?
BRAINS: From the writer/director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional to The Fifth Element Luc Besson, comes a new action-thriller titled LUCY. Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp.
PLOT: Lucyis about a woman who is accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Check the trailer out below.
ANALYSIS: What i find interesting and attractive in this trailer is the way much of the plot is not revealed which most trailers of today are guilty of. Originally Angelina Jolie was meant to be casted for the role of Lucy before it was handed to Johansson and i must admit that looks like a brilliant idea as i believe she will handle the role well. Besides there’s Morgan Freeman to support her and keep her in check. All in all, Lucy looks like it will be a great movie and i look forward to seeing it when it comes out in the cinemas. Lucy is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.
TRAILER RATING: 8.5/10
So what do you think about the trailer? Share your thoughts via the comments box.
Jack Bauer, Chole O’Brian. Two names that are synonymous with only one show… 24. I was heartbroken when it was announced 24 was going to end after the eight season back in 2010, only for FOX to announce last year (2013)that they were bringing back 24 only this time it was going to last 12 episodes instead of the regular 24 we had gotten used to and was going to be titled 24: Live Another Day.
As the good old saying goes, “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.” Give me back my 24 so far Jack Bauer and Chole O’Brian are there, there’s a plot to cause the next world war or a major crisis and a lot of sub-plots and am good to go. Let’s get into it then. ;)
PLOT: #24LAD picks off in London four years after the actions of Jack in New York then with him being hunted down by both the United States and Russia and being labeled a criminal and a terrorist. The local CIA station get intel Jack is in London and head out to capture him believing that his being in London might have something to do with the current USA president, President Heller being in the UK. They capture him and take him into custody only for them to realize he has ulterior motives for being captured when he releases Chole O’Brian who has also being captured and was being interrogated for being part of a hacking group led by the hacker Adrian Cross. Jack gets Chole out and together with her tries to stop an attack that involves a suspected assassination attempt on President Heller’s life but as it is with 24, the surface plot is always more deep than you think.
ANALYSIS: #24LAD is crazily fast paced and high octane. It was great to see Jack back shouting DamnIt!!! and his stone cold face and attitude. Chole (God bless the creators of this character) hacking skills have not dwindled and keeps on performing. The performances of the major cast was awesome ranging from Sutherland, to Rajskub, Devane & Raver who are regulars. New comers Strahovksi, Donovan and Akinnagbe perform exceedingly well in their roles. The continuity was great, visuals were awesome and i must say that FOX really took their time to make this particular show awesome. There were so many great scenes but the cream of them for me was a drone chase. Honestly, if you have not seen any episode of #24LAD, then you really don’t know what your missing. It has an IMDB rating of 9.1/10 if you need further convincing.
RATING: 9.5/10 Awesome!!!
So for those who have seen all 12 episodes of #24LAD what was your favourite scene and would like them to continue 24? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.
Before I write today’s post I wish to genuinely apologize for not posting for so long. Been having issues with posting from my laptop on WordPress for some time now and can’t seem to find a way around it coupled with the fact that I have been so busy and swamped with work. So hence I tender my apologies.
Check out the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS.
Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator), Exodus: Gods and Kings casts CHRISTIAN BALE as Moses, JOEL EDGERTON as Ramses, AARON PAUL as Joshua, SIGOURNEY WEAVER as Tuya, BEN KINGSLEY as Nun and INDIRA VARMA as Miriam.
Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the story of Moses who goes about setting 600,000 slaves free from Egypt while defying the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. The film’s writing credits are: Screen Story by Bill Collage & Adam Cooper, Screenplay by Steve Zailian.
The trailer looks interesting and very inviting and I really hope it will be better than Noah with regards to the story-telling. The picture below shows some, screen shots from the movie which shows that a significant amount of work is been put into the visuals which I will be monitoring closely alongside the script. The movie is slated for release sometime in December, 2014.
Trailer Rating: 8.5/10
I look forward to seeing it when it hit the cinemas afterall it’s a Ridley Scott movie ;)
I didn’t really care for the first teaser trailer and so I kind of ignored the film in general, however this full length trailer looks pretty good. Could be a new Twister if they play their cards right. The cast is impressive and they look serious about the film is great. The visuals and style of the film looks like it works, still not sure about the found footage aspect but we’ll see. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.
“I’ve studied storms all my life. But this storm is bigger than any storm that has ever been.”
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel Americanah.
It will be made by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B, producers of 12 Years a Slave – which won Nyong’o an Oscar in February.
Americanah centres on two Nigerians who fall in love, but find themselves separated by immigration issues.
In a statement, Nyong’o said it was an “honour to bring Ms Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen”.
Americanah, which follows lovers Ifemelu and Obinze, won the prestigious US National Book Critics Circle Award in 2013.
It was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, the BBC and Newsday.
It was also on the shortlist for this week’s Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction in the UK, but lost out to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing.
“Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable,” said Nyong’o.
“It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so full of love, humour and heart.”
Adichie’s award-winning novels include Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, which was recently made into a film starring Thandie Newton and 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Nyong’o became an overnight star with her performance in 12 Years a Slave, winning this year’s best supporting actress Academy Award.
Earlier this week, it was announced that she was to join the cast of the latest Star Wars film.
culled from BBC
After reading the book which I did last year, I really would love to see the on-screen adaptation. What do you think folks? Who else should star in the upcoming movie? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section.
Today I would be talking about the trailer of 2 TV Shows coming in Fall. One would be aired by CW and the other by NBC. First up on the menu is CW’S THE FLASH
Comic book readers especially DC Comics fans need not an introduction about The Flash as we all know he’s one of the fastest superheroes created (i know i should say he’s the fastest but there’s still the ongoing argument about who is faster between The Flash and Superman). CW’s show tells the story of Barry Allen who is a scientist who suffers a freak accident that turns him into a superhero with the power of incredible speed. Check the trailer out below.
The show will cast Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Tom Cavanagh as Harison Wells & Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and will be directed by David Nutter ( Arrow’s Pilot Episode S01E01 , Game of Thrones’ s Rains of Castamere S03E09 ).
For those who have been following Arrow, the spin off for this show actually begins in Season 2, Episodes 8 (The Scientist) & Episode 9 (Three Ghosts) where Barry Allen makes a cameo appearance in both episodes with a brief clip of how he got his powers shown in the episode and in the trailer.
After watching the trailer, i can only say one thing, i can’t wait for Fall, because i do believe CW can make this show worth the while as they have done with Arrow which i must admit i miss now that the second season is over :(. The trailer does reveal much though it’s an extended trailer so that is understood and i believe the script writers would have a lot of underlying plots and sub-plots that would keep us glued.
FINAL WORD: Can’t wait to see this show as i believe it will be a success.
Constantine also is slated for release in Fall but unlike The Flash is coming to the screens on the platform of NBC. Based on the DC Comic Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, Lucy Griffiths as Liv, Harold Perrineau as Many and is directed by Neil Marshall and written by Daniel Cerone and Jamie Delano. Check the trailer out below.
Constantine plot is about a man struggling with his faith who is haunted by sins of his past has to step in to save the daughter of a late friend who is targeted by demons.
After watching the trailer, unlike The Flash, Constantine does not reveal much but has the makings of being a top top series and like The Flash, I can’t wait to see it.
Seems my calendar for fall is beginning to fill up and is looking nice.
What do you think about the two shows and their trailers? Let me know via your comments.