Latest News - May 15, 2010

Recent updates added to Upcoming Films...

Jessica Biel and Luke Evans are set to star in "Vivaldi," a period romance being produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis. The film centers on a forbidden romance that develops between composer, priest and violin virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi and his protege, singer Anna Tessieri Giro, leading him to write his enduring masterpiece "The Four Seasons." (THR)

Terrence Howard will play Nelson Mandela with Jennifer Hudson starring as Winnie
, based on the story of Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife.

Immortals (2011)
-previously titled War of Gods, follows the mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. I had heard of this film a while back and wasn't as interested until I just realized that it's directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall), a film I just saw and loved!

War Horse (2011)
Steven Spielberg to direct a a film about a boy and his friendship with a horse throughout World War I. The new movie will be based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. [Screenrush]

La Princesse de Montpensier (2010)
France, 1562. The wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants rage against a backdrop of intrigue and shifting alliances.

Des hommes et des dieux (2010)
A drama about Cistercian monks who stand up for their beliefs when confronted by fundamentalists.

Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Avatar) is attached to star in and will produce Quatermain, DreamWorks Pictures' sci-fi take on the literary hero. Allan Quatermain was the hero of H. Rider Haggard's novel "King's Solomon's Mines" and its sequel, "Allan Quatermain." In the first book, Quatermain leads an expedition into an unexplored region of Africa to find the brother of a friend as well as a fabled treasure of the lost mines.

Heat Vision says that DreamWorks' version is set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another "King Solomon's Mines"-style adventure but on a planetwide scale.
[quoted from, original source Heat Vision]

The Age of Adaline
The Hollywood Reporter says that Katherine Heigl will star in Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel's epic love story The Age of Adaline, written by Mills Goodloe and Sal Paskowitz. The film centers on a young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.
[, THR]

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Not a period drama but cast includes: Ewan Macgregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, Cider House Rules). Script by Simon Beaufoy.

The Danish Girl (2012)
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Based on novel by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl follows the story of the first ever sex change patient, Einar Wegener, a Danish male whose love life and art career set him up to go through the male-to-female operation. Nicole Kidman is slated to star as the lead. Gwyneth Paltrow was slated to play Kidman’s character’s wife, Gerda Wegener but has pulled out of film.

Also spotted interview with Gemma Arterton for Prince of Persia...

I was admiring the teaser poster for Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
until I read that it was in 3-D. Not a fan of 3-D.

Posters from Narnia and Gulliver's Travels advertised near Cannes film fest.

Read more in long list here: UPCOMING FILMS


  1. Jessica Biel to star in a period drama? Good gracious, I hope the girl has been taking acting lessons, because she can't act her way out of a paper bag.

  2. Oh, I cannot wait any longer to see the 2011 Jane Eyre version! I bet it's cool, and if it's not, I will return to Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson.

  3. I'm not a fan of 3D too! Is it really necessary to shoot every new movies in 3D? Just to do like Avatar & others... I agree if it really brings something more, if the movie is completely thinking in 3D. But most of the time it's just disappointing.

    Mia seems good in Jane.I want to see Fassbender's photo!

    Bandit's Pack i didn't like Jessica Biel until i saw her in Easy virtue. For once, she was charming and quite good. Have you seen this movie?

  4. Sarah: I've not heard of Easy Virtue. I'll go check it out on Netflix. I'm open-minded enough to give her the benefit of the doubt. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. You're welcome! i'm glad to share my "advices" ^^
    I really liked this movie, it's a good english comedy with great cast (colin firth, kristin scott thomas, ben barnes...).
    You'll tell what you think of Jessica!



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