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Coriolanus – Photo from the Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler Shakespeare film

Posted by LiveFor on April 12, 2010


Check out Ralph Fiennes in camo gear shooting in the Serbian city, Pancevo. It is for his adaption of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. It is all looking very Hurt Locker.

Fiennes is directing as well as playing Caius Martius ‘Coriolanus’. Gerard Butler is Tullus Aufidius, Vanessa Redgrave is Volumnia and Brian Cox is Senator Menenius.

John Logan, the screenwriter behind The Aviator and Gladiator, wrote the script.

The production was first announced at last year’s Cannes film festival, where Fiennes was keen to present it as racy, exciting action thriller. “People who’ve read the script think it’s a page-turner,” he told Screen International. “I want it to be an edge-of-seat film.”

Looks like this updated version of the play should be very cool.

Source: 30 Ninjas

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Day of the Triffids Clip: “Skies Ablaze”

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Here is a clip from the new BBC series, The Day of the Triffids, and it looks very nice indeed.

The world is struck blind by a solar storm, and millions of man-eating mobile plants are released to roam Britain.

As an expert on the Triffids, Bill Masen knows that salvation rests in the hands of the father he hates, who mutated the Triffids in the first place to produce a green source of oil that the world craves.

Those of you who can watch the first footage be sure to fill us in on what it’s looking like. For the rest of you, just hang tight. We’re all in the same boat here.

It stars Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley.

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Source: Quiet Earth

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More photos of Crowe as Robin Hood

Posted by LiveFor on June 17, 2009

Filming is well under way for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and here are a few more photos of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood. Just Jared had the pics along with a few others.

The photos where taken on Pembrokeshire Beach in Wales. The one below also shows Kevin Durand (Blob in Wolverine) in the back.

Robin Hood stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Strong, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle, Oscar Isaacs, Lea Seydoux and William Hurt and will be released nationwide on 14th May 2010.

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More photos of Crowe as Robin Hood

Posted by LiveFor on June 17, 2009

Filming is well under way for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and here are a few more photos of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood. Just Jared had the pics along with a few others.

The photos where taken on Pembrokeshire Beach in Wales. The one below also shows Kevin Durand (Blob in Wolverine) in the back.

Robin Hood stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Strong, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle, Oscar Isaacs, Lea Seydoux and William Hurt and will be released nationwide on 14th May 2010.

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The Day of the Triffids – Synopsis for the new TV show

Posted by LiveFor on May 21, 2009

I always enjoyed the idea of John Wyndham’s The Day of The Triffids, but the old film never really did anything for me. However, I have fond memories of the old BBC series (although lots of it just seemed to be people standing around, chatting and looking miserable). This synopsis does seem to hit the spot and Eddie Izzard as the bad guy could be good. Be warned though as there are an awful lot of spoilers for the new BBC series.

The film is due out later this year. I just hope the Triffid’s look cool.

Scientist Bill Masen (DOUGRAY SCOTT), has dedicated his life’s work to the study of the complex plant species called Triffids, Genetically modified, they are mass-produced for their ‘Triffoil’, a vital source of renewable fuel. Bill has noticed an unnerving change in their behavioural patterns. The Triffids are starting to communicate. Meanwhile, crowds gather across the globe to witness a much-anticipated solar storm. But the spectacle blinds all those who watch it and the world goes into free fall. In London, fear and panic rage as the blind desperately depend for survival on the few remaining sighted. An even greater nightmare awaits. The Triffids are hungry and moving toward the cities for the most abundant source of their prey – mankind.

Having narrowly escaped blindness, Bill forms an instant attraction with a fellow sighted survivor – the outspoken journalist, Jo Playton (JOELY RICHARDSON). They meet Torrence (EDDIE IZZARD), a flagrantly amoral opportunist, who delights in his new appointment: presiding over the weak and the blind – laying down the foundations for his autocratic government. The Triffid invasion is the perfect crisis for Torrence to work to his own spurious agenda. Despite his feelings for Jo, Bill knows he must leave London. Their one chance of survival lies in reaching the only man who knows more about the Triffids than he does – his estranged father, Dennis (BRIAN COX).

On his perilous mission, Bill breaks free of Torrence and his henchmen, is offered as a sacrifice to the Triffids by the maniacal, messianic community leader Durrant (VANESSA REDGRAVE) and rescues two sisters, Imogen and Susan. These children have lost everything and seek his protection in the final leg of an extraordinary journey. Jo finally finds her way to Bill and the children but their happy reunion is short lived. The desperate efforts of Bill and Dennis to stop the Triffids’ pollination are interrupted by Torrence and his army who surround their house. Caught in the crossfire between the bullets of Torrence’s subordinates and a fast approaching horde of Triffids, Bill’s hopes of saving his newfound family seem doomed to fail. With insurmountable odds against them – how will they make it out alive?

Source: 24FPS

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The Prisoner and The Day of The Triffids posters

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2009

Dougray Scott, Brian Cox, Joely Richardson and Eddie Izzard with a gun in this poster for the BBC’s remake of The Day of The Triffids. I personally think it is a bit of a poor poster design, but I am looking forward to seeing the show.

I do like the poster for AMC’s The Prisoner series. Jim Caviezel is Number 6 and Ian McKellan is Number 2.
Source: io9

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Robin Hood – Plot Synopsis and Cast list

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2009

Universal has announced the full cast listing for Ridley Scott’s Yet-To-Be-Titled Robin Hood movie, which has begun production in the United Kingdom. Joining Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will be:

* Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Atonement) as John and Richard’s mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
* Mark Strong (Body of Lies, Stardust) as King John’s vicious henchman, Sir Godfrey
* Oscar Isaac (Che, Body of Lies) as King John
* Léa Seydoux (13 French Street, Inglourious Basterds) as the woman who will become queen, French Princess Isabella

Robin’s band of men:

* Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad) as Welshman Will Scarlet
* Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma) as Robin’s right-hand, Scotsman Little John
* Alan Doyle as their troubadour, Irishman Allan Adayle

Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

That excellent picture is by Tony Lee

Source: /film

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Natasha Richardson’s funeral

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2009

This is just so sad. Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave at yesterday’s funeral for the late Natasha Richardson in Millbrook, NY.

Below is Timothy Dalton, Holly Hunter and Alan Rickman.

LFF’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family.

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Natasha Richardson’s funeral

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2009

This is just so sad. Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave at yesterday’s funeral for the late Natasha Richardson in Millbrook, NY.

Below is Timothy Dalton, Holly Hunter and Alan Rickman.

LFF’s thoughts and sympathies are with the family.

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Eddie Izzard & Jason Priestly in Day of the Triffids

Posted by LiveFor on February 12, 2009

Comedian Eddie Izzard and veteran actor Vanessa Redgrave are to star in BBC1’s new adaptation of the sci-fi novel The Day of the Triffids.

In an all-star cast, they will be joined by Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, and Jason Priestley.

The two-part drama, which is due to air later this year, has been written by Patrick Harbinson, whose credits include the US series ER and Law & Order.

BBC1’s new adaptation, which is currently in production, is based on John Wyndham’s best-selling post-apocalyptic novel, first published in 1951.

Set in the near future, the drama tells the story of the search for an alternative fuel supply leading to the discovery of the triffid, a plant cultivated for its fuel but which seems to have a life of its own.

When spectators gather worldwide for an anticipated solar storm, billions are left blinded and the few sighted survivors watch as society collapses into chaos. The triffids find their way out of captivity and, free to roam the planet and with a fatal sting and a taste for human flesh, begin to rapidly start breeding.

Scott, whose credits include Mission Impossible II, will star as Dr Bill Masen, who leads the battle against the triffids. Nip/Tuck actor Richardson will appear as Jo Playton; Brian Cox, whose credits include the first two Bourne movies, will take on the role of Dennis Masen; Redgrave, who will soon be seen in the new Robin Hood movie Nottingham, will appear as Durrant; Izzard, who starred in The Riches, will take on Torrence; and Jason Priestley, who appeared in the original Beverley Hills 90210, will star as Coker.

The show is a co-production between Power, the independent producer behind The Devil’s Whore, and Canadian company Prodigy Pictures.

Julie Gardner, the head of drama at BBC Wales and an executive producer of the show, said: “The incredible cast lined-up for The Day of the Triffids is testament to the quality of Patrick Harbinson’s script. We hope audiences, both old and new, will be captivated by this modern take of John Wyndham’s classic best-selling novel.”

Justin Bodle, executive producer for Power, said the “amazing effects and iconic locations” would will deliver the “drama mini-series event of 2009”.

Filming is due to take place in south-east England until April. The drama is being produced by Stephen Smallwood, whose credits include Murphy’s Law, with The Summit’s Nick Copus directing. Jay Firestone will also executive produce for Prodigy Pictures.

The Day of the Triffids was first adapted by BBC Radio in 1953 and then again in 1957 and 1968, with a BBC television production in 1981, starring John Duttine as Bill Masen. In 2001, writer Lance Dann adapted the series for two hour-long episodes for the BBC World Service.

Source: Guardian

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