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chuck
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Postby chuck » Tue November 24th, 2009, 5:09 pm

Just saw a trailer of "Season of the Witch" 2010.....Starring Nicholas Cage as a 14th Century Crusader returning to his city and the Black Plague...No! it doesn't look like a redux of Bergman's "The Seventh Sin"....Looks interesting, but Nicolas Cage as a Crusading Knight?????....Not sure if he can pull it off....I'll wait...probably watch it when it's released on DVD....

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Postby Miss Moppet » Mon November 30th, 2009, 12:19 am

"rex icelingas" wrote:Will be superb if done correctly `Ironclad` the 13th Century siege of Rochester Castle

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1233301/

Superb cast in the offing


Just found a blog post with some links about this.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Wed December 9th, 2009, 4:33 pm

This new film item might have already posted....Johnny Depp since his High School days has been obsessed with the old "Dark Shadows" soap opera...and Tim Burton/Depp are resurrecting "DS" and Mr. Depp will playing Barnabas Collins....
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Postby Madeleine » Wed December 9th, 2009, 5:00 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:[url=http://saesferd.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/ironclad/]Just found a blog post[/url] with some links about this.


Sounds interesting, I visited Rochester earlier this year although didn't have time to go into the castle, wonder if they'll film in the actual location.

I see Richard Attenborough is in the cast, he's not been well for a while after a fall so wonder if he'll take part.
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Postby annis » Wed December 9th, 2009, 5:05 pm

Mentioned this elsewhere,but thought I'd add it here- news that a mini-series based on Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" is in the works, and due to screen around July next year. It's a Ridley Scott production, and filming will take place in Hungary and Austria. It has an interesting cast, including Donald Sutherland.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091207/entertainment/eu_hungary_pillars_of_the_earth

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Postby chuck » Thu April 22nd, 2010, 4:23 pm

This might not be news.....A redux of " The Wizard of Oz"...So far Dakota Fanning as Dorthy, Eddie Murphy as the Scarecrow and Robert Downey Jr. as the Wizard.....Can't believe they would mess with the classic.....No I didn't care for the "The Wiz" either...

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu April 22nd, 2010, 5:17 pm

Hollywood has been running out of ideas for ages now. But yeah leave the classics alone for crying out loud! Someday we might hear that they're trying to find the NEW Scarlett for a redo of "Wind", oye!

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Postby Leo62 » Thu April 22nd, 2010, 10:29 pm

"annis" wrote:Mentioned this elsewhere,but thought I'd add it here- news that a mini-series based on Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" is in the works, and due to screen around July next year. It's a Ridley Scott production, and filming will take place in Hungary and Austria. It has an interesting cast, including Donald Sutherland.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091207/entertainment/eu_hungary_pillars_of_the_earth


Yay! Here's a teaser trailer:
http://www.bscreview.com/2010/04/the-pillars-of-the-earth-trailer-from-starz/

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Postby LoveHistory » Fri April 23rd, 2010, 2:11 pm

Sonja, I've been working on recasting GWTW for years. It never works though. Impossible to find good enough actors/actresses for each role. The way to redo that one would be to make a point of not trying to imitate the 1939 version. And add more of the book. It would really make a better miniseries than feature film.

Dakota Fanning as Dorothy might work. Not sure sure about Murphy, though I suppose he could play a number of other parts as well. RJD as the wizard??? What??? The Cowardly Lion I could understand, but not the wizard.

chuck
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Postby chuck » Fri April 23rd, 2010, 3:25 pm

My problem with most reduxs is that they will use OTT Special Effects and it will take away from the original charm of the earlier film....and believe me they will turn TWOO into a SE circus.....


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