Bryan Cranston is starring in a new series based on Philip K. Dick’s writings, entitled Electric Dreams. It looks like it’s going to be a bunch of standalone episodes, and Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, BSG) is also involved. Huh. I’m not particularly a Philip K. Dick fan but I’m curious to see how this format works out for them.
Dylan O’Brien is reportedly in talks to play main character Mitch Rapp in American Assassin, a potential franchise based on Vince Flynn’s novels.
The White Princesscasting news! Michelle Fairley will play Margaret Beaufort and Jodie Comer has been cast as Elizabeth of York. In The White Queen, those roles were played by Amanda Hale and a variety of young actresses including Freya Mavor, but it makes sense to recast as the characters will be older in the new show.
Paddington 2 seems to be a thing that’s happening for some reason.
Akiva Goldsman is producing an adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s nonfiction book The Billion Dollar Spy, and you know that I am always here for a Cold War spy story.
Paddington‘s release date has been moved to January, but the Weinstein Company has released a new trailer featuring the voice of Ben Whishaw, who took over the title role from Colin Firth. What do you think?
Producer David Heyman, director Paul King, animation director Pablo Grillo, actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Julie Walters, and author Michael Bond’s daughter Karen Jankel talk about bringing Paddington to the screen. I remain dubious about this whole thing, but this video did make it look slightly better than the original trailer did. It’s interesting how they talk about Ben Whishaw being their perfect Paddington voice given that he was in fact a last-minute addition and not their first choice.
Well, we’ve finally got a full trailer for the new Paddington movie, set to hit theaters at Christmas. But I’m disappointed to see that despite the classic source material and amazing cast – Colin Firth! Hugh Bonneville! Nicole Kidman! Sally Hawkins! Peter Capaldi! Julie Walters! – this looks . . . kind of terrible. Sigh.
Here’s a delightful first look at the Paddington movie, based on the books by Michael Bond. Unfortunately, since it’s just a teaser, we don’t get to hear the voice of Colin Firth as Paddington or to see Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, or any of the other actors. But still! The movie will be in theaters in December.