6 items from 2015
UK production outfit Evolution Pictures is readying a number of features including actor Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut Reign Of Blood, a vampire action film written by Danny King, BAFTA-nominated in 2011 for drama Wild Bill.
Production is set to begin in summer 2015 with casting currently underway.
Flemyng is best known for roles in Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, blockbusters including X-Men: First Class and Clash of the Titans, and more recent features Gemma Bovary and Sunshine on Leith. He also starred in Will Bill.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Back in November it was announced that Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is set to star in an upcoming six-part retelling of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror classic Frankenstein, and now ITV has revealed the full cast and synopsis for the drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). In the drama’s opening sequences, the Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel (Tom Ward), following a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, recruits Marlott (Sean Bean). As he stands on the water’s edge, Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore and on further examination of the corpse, he »
- Gary Collinson
No nomination for Jake Gyllenhaal? And surely Selma deserved better… And why are genre pictures routinely ignored? Following this year’s Academy Awards nominations, we asked actors, directors and producers for their pick of the year’s films and performances that were unfairly overlooked
Actor, Les Misérables, Snatch
I have gone for choices that were not only overlooked by the Academy but have also been ignored in conversations and column inches dedicated to “snubs” and “omissions” from this year’s list.
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- The Observer
The cast of ITV's The Frankenstein Chronicles has been announced.
Sean Bean will star as Inspector John Marlott, who will pursue a terrifying foe through 1827 London, in what is described as a mix of the investigative and horror genres.
The six-part period drama sees Marlott recruited by Home Secretary Robert Peel after an assembly of body parts is discovered, arranged in a bizarre attempt at a human form.
He soon finds himself tracking down a dangerous and unhinged killer.
Also appearing in the series will be Snatch star Robbie Gee, Cilla's Ed Stoppard, Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O'Conor, Joe Tucker, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons, Richie Campbell, Ryan Sampson, Samuel West, Shaun Mason, Steve Wilson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby.
ITV director of drama Steve November »
Last month brought the first official image from this year's classic television adaptation The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Man of Steel lead Henry Cavill and Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer. We're still waiting for some kind of teaser trailer (though the film doesn't arrive until August, so we might be waiting a little while). But in the meantime, a second photo of our leading men has popped up, and it gives us a little comedic flare from the film directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch). It features Cavill and Hammer on a scooter, presumably somewhere in Europe, maybe in the middle of a chase. Look below! Here's the new photo from Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from USA Today: At the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavil) and Kgb agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to team up »
- Ethan Anderton
The four-week series follows the adventures of a dashing knight, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), as he attempts to rescue his true love, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), from the clutches of the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Galavant teams up with his squire Sid (Luke Youngblood) and Isabella (Karen David), a princess looking to save her parents from King Richard’s dungeons.
See photos: The Only 8 Western Comedies That Hollywood Has Made Since 1990
“It’s the dream »
- Itay Hod
6 items from 2015
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