Sunday, February 26, 2012


One of the biggest pieces of news this weekend was the one coming from MGM who have started negotiations with action super star Dwayne Johnson to take the lead role in their HERCULES epic. To be directed by Brett Ratner, the story, based on graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian War" by Steve Moore, will see Hercules roaming the earth more than fourteen hundred years ago, as he
amasses a small group of mercenaries to fight other people's wars for pay. He eventually finds himself defending Olympus from an army of the damned. As you might remember this is not the only of Dwayne's upcoming epics, since he is also set to star in DAVID AND GOLIATH alongside Taylor Lautner. This will be a lavish epic on the famous biblical story about young David (Lautner), a shepard who tries to save the lives of his fellow villagers when the massive Goliath (Dwayne) attacks, seeking the legendary king of the Israelites.

When it comes to one of the globally most popular shows THE WALKING DEAD, which is currently airing its second season, the third season is already being planned with 16 episodes and they have just cast David Morrissey (CENTURION,THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL)
as The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman 's graphic novel, who is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes and his group. Meanwhile, according to "The Hollywood Reporter" Christian Bale is in talks to take the role in OUT OF THE FURNACE, a thriller about a man who hopes to find peace after being released from a four year jail stint. His plans for a quite life come to a halt when his brother is murdered and he decides he must set out for revenge.

The only trailer I have for you today is an eerie and scary one for THE MOTH DIARIES which stars gorgeous Sarah Bolger, who amazed us as Princess Marry in THE TUDORS, and Scott Speedman and
super model Lily Cole. This thriller, based on Rachel Klein's book, follows Rebecca who attends an all girl boarding school for tiresome adolescents in an old hotel. Through her friendship with fellow student Lucie, she has learned to re-embrace life, after the suicide of her poet father. However, a spooky new student, Ernessa, arrives and supplants Rebecca in Lucie's affection: Rebecca becomes jealous and decides that Ernessa must be a vampire, as described by her handsome romantic fiction teacher. Staff and students succumb to premature exits of one sort or another and Rebecca becomes more and more convinced of the malevolent and supernatural influence of Ernessa whilst desperately fighting off the urge to kill herself.