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"Cursed" - The 'Lady Of The Lake'

The currently shooting 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, re-imagines the 'King Arthur' legend, starring Katherine Langford as 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake':

Cast also includes Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'.

"After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying 'Red Paladins', and their complicit 'King Uther'..."

"I have always been entranced by the mythological 'Arthur' story," said Miller, "and by 'Nimue', in particular.
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‘Books of Magic Vol.1: Moveable Type’ Graphic Novel Review

  • Nerdly
Written by Kat Howard | Art by Tom Fowler | Published by DC Vertigo

Jk Rowling stole the idea of Harry Potter from Neil Gaiman you know. Tim Hunter first appeared back in Books of Magic issue 1, January 1990, whereas Harry Potter first appeared in print in 1997. Both feature a school attending, glasses wearing English boy with a pet owl destined to be a great magician. Gotcha, Jk! Or so the urban myth goes. In reality, as all creative people know, these things bubble away for years before appearing, and Jk Rowling had been working on the ideas behind Harry Potter for several years . As Neil Gaiman himself has said, Harry Potter and Tim Hunter both in spirit come from the same source materials. In Gaiman’s case, his inspiration for Tim Hunter was T.H White’s ‘The Sword in the Stone’, about a young boy destined to grow up and become a great hero.
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Disney+ Streaming Service - The Schedule

"Disney+", the upcoming Walt Disney Company direct-to-consumer streaming service, offering Disney movie/animated classics, plus content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, will also include Marvel live-action TV series "Falcon and the Winter Soldier", "WandaVision" and a whole lot more, prepping for a November 12, 2019 debut:

New TV Shows

- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

- The Mandalorian

- Diary of a Female President

- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

- Loki

- Untitled Cassian Andor Series

- WandaVision

New Animated TV Shows And Shorts

- Forky Asks a Question

- SparkShorts

- Lamp Life

- Monsters at Work

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars

- Marvel’s What If…?

Documentaries And Unscripted Series

- Encore!

- Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series

- Marvel’s Hero Project

- The World According to Jeff Goldblum

- Be Our Chef

- Cinema Relics

-
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First Photo of Katherine Langford as Nimune in Netflix's Series Adaptation of Frank Miller's Cursed

Here’s our first look at Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as Nimune in Netflix’s series adaptation of Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s King Arthur-inspired graphic novel Cursed.

Cursed is described as “a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.” Here’s the synopsis that was released:

Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins,
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The 'Lady Of The Lake' Is "Cursed"

Take a look at the first image from the currently shooting 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, for streaming on Netflix, based on Miller's upcoming re-imagining of the 'King Arthur' legend, focusing on the 'Lady of the Lake', with Zetna Fuentes directing the first two episodes:

Katherine Langford is 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake', with Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'.

"After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage
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Amazon’s "Lord of the Rings" TV Series Lands "Game of Thrones" Writer-Producer as Consultant

Amazon’s
Bryan Cogman, a writer and producer on “Game of Thrones” since its start on HBO in 2011, isn’t taking a break now that the blockbuster fantasy series has aired its final season. Per Variety, Cogman has been officially hired to consult on Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series. The move is a natural progression for Cogman, as “Thrones” author George R.R. Martin has been vocal about his series being inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterwork.

As previously reported, Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series is being written and developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Cogman will work closely with the writing duo and will serve on the “LOTR” series in a consulting role. Amazon announced last September it had signed an overall deal with Cogman to produce and develop new series.

Cogman got his start on “Thrones” as the assistant to the show’s
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‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Bryan Cogman Boards ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon

  • Variety
‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Bryan Cogman Boards ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon
Bryan Cogman is trading one iconic fantasy world for another.

Cogman, who most recently worked as a writer and co-executive producer on “Game of Thrones,” has signed on to consult on the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series at Amazon, Variety has learned from sources. He will work alongside the writing team of Jd Payne and Patrick McKay, who were announced to be developing the series for Amazon back in July.

Amazon declined to comment.

Cogman joins the series after having signed an overall deal with Amazon back in September. He began his time on “Game of Thrones” as the assistant to series creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. He was known for having an encyclopedic knowledge of the world of Westeros created by George R.R. Martin. The final episode he wrote for that series was the second episode of Season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Cogman
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"Disney+" - Streaming Service

"Disney+", the upcoming Walt Disney Company direct-to-consumer streaming service, offering Disney movie/animated classics, plus content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, will also include Marvel live-action TV series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier", "Loki", "WandaVision" and a whole lot more, prepping for a November 12, 2019 debut at $6.99 (Usd) a month:

New TV Shows

- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

- The Mandalorian

- Diary of a Female President

- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

- Loki

- Untitled Cassian Andor Series

- WandaVision

New Animated TV Shows And Shorts

- Forky Asks a Question

- SparkShorts

- Lamp Life

- Monsters at Work

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars

- Marvel’s What If…?

Documentaries And Unscripted Series

- Encore!

- Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series

- Marvel’s Hero Project

- The World According to Jeff Goldblum

- Be
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"Disney+" - The Complete Schedule

"Disney+", the upcoming Walt Disney Company direct-to-consumer streaming service, offering Disney movie/animated classics, plus content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, released an official schedule including Marvel live-action series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier", "Loki", "WandaVision" and a whole lot more, prepping for a November 12, 2019 debut at $6.99 (Usd) a month:

New TV Shows

- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

- The Mandalorian

- Diary of a Female President

- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

- Loki

- Untitled Cassian Andor Series

- WandaVision

New Animated TV Shows And Shorts

- Forky Asks a Question

- SparkShorts

- Lamp Life

- Monsters at Work

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars

- Marvel’s What If…?

Documentaries And Unscripted Series

- Encore!

- Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series

- Marvel’s Hero Project

- The World According to Jeff Goldblum

-
See full article at SneakPeek »

Disney+ original programming, library titles, pricing and launch date revealed

The Walt Disney Company has officially unveiled Disney+, the House of Mouse’s upcoming streaming service, which is set to launch in the United States on November 12th and will offer a huge mix of original and existing content from the company’s back catalogue for $6.99 per month, or an annual subscription of $69.99.

With Year One of the service, subscribers will have access to around 400 library movie titles, 100 of which will be recent theatrical releases, along with 7,500 episodes of TV programming and 25 original series.

As per Deadline, here’s what we can expect in terms of original content:

Live Action Series

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The Mandalorian

Diary of a Female President

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Loki

Untitled Cassian Andor Series

WandaVision

Forky Asks a Question

Animated Series & Shorts

SparkShorts

Lamp Life

Monsters at Work

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Marvel’s What If…?

Documentary,
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6 Live-action Disney Remakes for Adults We'd Love to See

Mark Harrison Mar 29, 2019

As Tim Burton's Dumbo flies into cinemas, we pitch even more live-action remakes of Disney animated classics...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Starting with Tim Burton's 2010 re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland and continuing this month with the same director making Dumbo, Disney's live-action feature division essentially has a license to print money. In theory, all they really have to do is keep making live-action remakes of their already famous animated classics.

Where films like Alice and Maleficent have given a revisionist makeover to these cherished animated features, more recent films have leaned more heavily on the iconography and, crucially, the memorable songbooks of the originals. Still, nostalgia pays, to the tune of almost $5 billion at the global box office to date.

We still get outliers in the form of the majestic Pete's Dragon and the slightly odder Christopher Robin, but you can chart
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'Lady Of The Lake' Is "Cursed"

The Netflix 10-episode, "Cursed" live-action TV series from "Sin City" creator Frank Miller, based on Miller's upcoming re-imagining of the 'King Arthur' legend focusing on the 'Lady of the Lake', starts shooting March 4, 2019 in the UK with Zetna Fuentes directing the first two episodes:

Katherine Langford is 'Nimue', the maiden who was cursed to become the 'Lady of the Lake', with Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan...

...Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker and Billy Jenkins.

"...'Nimue', is a teenage girl with a mysterious gift, destined to become the powerful 'Lady of the Lake'. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in 'Arthur', a young mercenary, in a quest to find 'Merlin' and deliver an ancient sword.

"Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying 'Red Paladins',
See full article at SneakPeek »

Lord of the Rings Amazon TV Series: Everything to Know

Joseph Baxter Jul 3, 2019

J.A. Bayona will set the tone of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series as director of the first two episodes.

Amazon’s mysterious – purportedly billion-dollar-budgeted – Lord of the Rings TV series will take place before the events of Peter Jackson’s movies. Setting the tone for the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the first two episodes will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who helmed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as the latest news reveals.

The Lord of the Rings TV series will take place during Middle Earth’s Second Age – that’s thousands of years before Bilbo Baggins, Golem or Aragorn ever existed! Moreover, the end of said age was a full millennium before the Wizards even arrived in Middle Earth, which makes the series a prequel in an epochal sense.

Amazon hopes the new Lord of the Rings
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Film Review: A Boy’s Adventure in ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

Chicago – The marketing of this film keeps mentioning the 1980s cult film ‘The Goonies,’ but this British based “school mates” adventure is rooted more in King Arthur and “The Sword in the Stone.” A boy’s grand adventure plays out with themes of what is at stake in a delightful “The Kid Who Would Be King.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film is well written, well cast and executed with heart and excitement. It’s a pity that the inevitable overindulgence in computer generated images had to be present, but for once it was balanced with some decent storytelling and “analog” wizardry. It’s like “The Goonies” only in the sense that it’s a kid’s quest, with nary an adult involved. But the mythology associated with the quest is pure British, expanding upon the King Arthur legend and lessening the Disney effect by creating its own tale of kings and knights.
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Film Review: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

  • Variety
A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is hardly the first time a group of adolescents have saved England from supernatural harm in a Joe Cornish movie. That said, much of the attitude and originality that drew fans to the irreverent writer-director’s inner-city alien-invasion debut, “Attack the Block” — wherein underdog heroes faced off against fluorescent-fanged beasties from outer space — has gone missing from his eight-years-later second feature, which skews considerably younger and safer than that 2011 cult favorite.

Maybe that’s because the kid in question is bland 12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis). Polite, white, and thoroughly unexceptional, Alex comes across as an average student in most respects, proving that chivalry is not dead by intervening when best friend Bedders (Dean Chaumoo) is hassled by classmates Kaye (Rhianna Dorris) and Lance (Tom Taylor), two bullies who would no doubt have
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Disney+ Won't Be Making Original Star Wars Movies to Compete with Netflix

Disney CEO Bob Iger says that Disney+ isn't going to be making any big budget original Star Wars movies. Many were expecting the new streaming platform to get into the business of making original movies from the franchise to compete with Netflix, but Iger says that isn't the case at all, and for obvious reasons. Disney+ will make its debut at the end of the year and it will already have The Mandalorian, which is its big budget live-action Star Wars series that is currently filming.

In a new interview, Bob Iger talked about the upcoming Disney+ streaming platform and its goals in regard to Star Wars. After Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office, Disney and Lucasfilm reassessed their plans with the franchise and the anthology movies that they had planned. One of those projects was the Obi-Wan movie, which was rumored to have a future home on Disney+. But,
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Disney+ won’t make original Star Wars movies, confirms Bob Iger

The Walt Disney Company is set to get in on the streaming market later this year with Disney+, a new service which will serve as the home for much of the Mouse House’s library, as well as original content including movies such as The Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone, and TV instalments of the Monsters, Inc., High School Musical, Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

In the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s box office underperformance and the reports that Disney and Lucasfilm had decided to pull the plug on future Anthology movies, it was rumoured that the planned Obi-Wan Kenobi film could find itself making the jump to Disney+ as an original production. However, Disney chief Bob Iger has now shot down that possibility during an interview with Barrons.

“We’re looking to invest significantly in television series on a per-episode business,
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First Trailer For The Lion King Remake May Drop This Week

Disney has really gone all in on their live-action adaptations of their classic films lately. Since 2015’s Cinderella, we’ve seen The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast clean up at the box office, and they’re soon to be followed by Dumbo, Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, The Sword in the Stone and Peter Pan. But there’s one Disney animated classic that’s the 800 pound gorilla in their catalogue. We’re talking, of course, about The Lion King, and it’s sounding like we might get a trailer for it imminently.

Directed by Jon Favreau, this reimagining of the 1994 original boasts an impressive cast, including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Oliver as Zazu and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa. Ever since Favreau impressed audiences and critics alike with his talking CGI animals in The Jungle Book,
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Major Studios to Begin Fighting for Early VOD Releases in 2019?

Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are going to fight to have their movies debut for home release earlier. This has become a big topic of conversation amongst studios and movie theater chains over the last few years. The theaters are obviously against the idea because it could take away from their profits if movies are shown at home only weeks after premiering on the big screen. The studios argue that they need to give viewers the early option to combat piracy and make up for lost promotional revenue.

Hollywood studios entered negotiations with theater chains over theatrical windowing, which is the length of time a movie appears exclusively in theaters, back in 2017. A deal was reportedly close to being made, but then news of Disney's acquisition of Fox became public, weakening the studio leverage. Losing Fox was a huge blow, but it looks like Universal Pictures and Warner Bros.
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Adventure gathers at the round table for The Kid That Would Be King trailer

  • JoBlo
In the interest of full-transparency, I'd like to begin this article with a disclaimer. Arthurian legends are my jam, and Disney's The Sword In The Stone is my favorite among their animated classics. With that in mind, please understand that I am a soft sell for Joe Cornish's latest fantasy adventure epic, The Kid That Would Be King. I literally giggled and fawned over this trailer,…
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