A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
The trailer for A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and in addition to the previously mentioned ass face,
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Screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski is adapting the project which will take William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and turn it into a contemporary horror mystery. Future seasons will each tackle a different play. This season will follow two young lovers on a getaway in the woods who wind up in a struggle to survive as friends arrive to lure them home.
Other projects in the works include the "Unreal" spin-off "The Faith Diaries," a autobiographical scripted TV series about Selena Gomez's life as seen through the eyes of her friends as her career takes off, three telemovies about female empowerment which Ronda Rousey will produce, and a one-off film called "Sister Dance" based on the dance-off that tennis star Serena Williams
The actor, who's played some of filmdom's most beloved characters, including Doc Brown in "Back to the Future," Professor Plum in "Clue," and Uncle Fester in the "Addams Family" films, was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Conn.
Partly because of his height, and partly because of his manic intensity and commitment to even the wildest characters, he's portrayed a series of eccentrics, from mad scientists to aliens; had an impressive, award-winning theater career; and will always be remembered as Reverend Jim on "Taxi."
In honor of his 77th birthday, we've come up with 75 reasons why he's so awesome.
1. He's played a Klingon, a cartoon, the Wizard of Oz, an angel, a leper, and a geriatric vampire.
2. He stands an impressive 6'1."
3. Because he's so tall, he had to hunch over to appear in the same frame with "Back to the Future
Russell T Davies is returning to the BBC’s Doctor Who base in Cardiff. But he’ll be dabbling in Shakespeare, not spaceships. The cast for his new version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been announced.
For Who fans, the most exciting news is a reunion between Russell T Davies and Bernard Cribbins, who will play Tom Snout, an amateur performer who memorably portrays a wall in a play within the play. Let's hope Cribbins isn't bricking it, eh?
Elsewhere in the cast, you’ve got Maxine Peake as Titania, Matt Lucas as Bottom, and John Hannah as Theseus. Eleanor Matsuura of Spooks will play Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (seen in Lion In The Tent) will portray Puck.
Cucumber alum Fisayo Akinade has been cast as Flute,
A one-off 90-minute TV play set to air in 2016 as part of a special Shakespeare season, the cast includes Matt Lucas (as Bottom), John Hannah (as Theseus) and Richard Wilson (as Starveling).
Then there's Maxine Peake (as Titania), Elaine Paige (as Mistress Quince), Eleanor Matsuura (as Hippolyta) and Bernard Cribbins (as Snout).
The classic Shakespeare comedy - a mainstay of many Gcse courses - sees four plots intersect, with the worlds of humans and fairies colliding thanks to the mischievous Puck (here played by newcomer Hiran Abeysekera).
"This is such an exciting range of actors from stage and screen, from wild comedy to high drama, and some making their first ever appearance on camera," says writer-producer Davies.
"The Dream is coming to life like never before,
Davies will return to Cardiff - home of Doctor Who - for the 90-minute production, to air in 2016, it was announced at this year's Edinburgh International TV Festival.
"I've wanted to make this for the BBC for my entire adult life - and only the BBC can put on a play like this, for all the family, smack-bang in the heart of prime-time," the award-winning writer said.
"With a riot of prosthetics, CGI, magic and action, it needs the brilliant Doctor Who team in Cardiff to bring it to life."
A new six-part series from 12 Years a Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen has also been formally announced - the as-yet-untitled drama will follow a West Indian community in the heart of London across three decades, beginning in 1968.
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Since George Lucas got out of the Star Wars business, he's been lending his Hollywood heft to some long-gestating passion projects that might be difficult to produce independently elsewhere. He started developing Red Tails, a war movie about the Tuskegee airmen, back in 1988 and eventually served as producer and an uncredited co-director on the 2012 movie.
Lucasfilm's latest, Strange Magic, is directed by Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, but it's also been around for much longer than you'd think. 15 years ago, while working on that pesky prequel trilogy, Lucas started thinking about making a film for his daughters. “Just like Star Wars was designed for 12-year-old boys,” Lucas told Wired upon the film's Us release in January, “Strange Magic was designed for 12-year-old girls.”
If that sounds a little reminiscent of when John Travolta
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