Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Sam Claflin is set to star in Legendary Studios’ film adaptation of Enola Holmes books, reports BBC.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the details on the actor’s role are yet to be disclosed.
Claflin joins the already announced cast of Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Fiona Shaw.
The story revolves around Enola (Brown), the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes (Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes who turns out to be a highly capable detective in her own right. Carter will be playing Enola’s mother.
The film is based on Nancy Springer’s book series, which began with 2006’s The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006.
Harry Bradbeer is attached to direct the film from a script by Jack Thorne.
Besides Legendary, Brown and her sister Paige Brown are producing the film through their banner PCMA Productions.
Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Sarah Jessica Parker-starrer comedy Divorce will end on HBO with a six-episode season three, reports The Indian Express.
Jessica Parker, who also serves as the executive producer on the show, remains in business with HBO where her company, Pretty Matches Prods, has been under a first-look deal for 14 years.
“Sarah Jessica Parker has a unique ability to showcase the complexities of personal relationships with such empathy and humour. With Divorce, she took our audiences through the keyhole and into the lives of a modern day couple dealing with the fallout of splitting up.
“As we end with the 3rd and final season of the show, we look forward to our next endeavour with Sarah Jessica and Pretty Matches,” Amy Gravitt, EVP, HBO Programming said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Divorce, created by Sharon Horgan, features Parker and Thomas Haden Church as divorcing couple.
Dhaka, June 2 (UNB) - Tom Holland’s Spider-Man charmed nearly everybody in a brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but a standalone film was going to be a challenge. For one, it was going to be difficult to differentiate it from the other two live-action Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield), reports The Indian Express.
Another difficulty was to make the wall-crawler great (and interesting) again in a world where all-powerful superheroes like Hulk and Thor also lived. Spidey is strong, but comes nowhere near those two. Earlier films on the character did not have to contend with any other superhero. There were just bad guys to fight and a world to save.
Jon Watts, the director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the writers answered these challenges pretty ably and they did that by doing a couple of things. First, he wisely skipped the origin story altogether (though that might have been the decision of higher-ups at Marvel) because everybody knows that. Second, he grounded the character and the story as much as possible.
The New York City in Homecoming feels genuine and real. Yes, there are thugs trying to steal alien technology, but the Avengers and their battle against the Chitauri had to figure somehow. On the whole, it feels like a reprieve from the bigger films in the MCU.
In the wake of Sokovia Accords and all the mess in Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark is keeping a paternal eye on Peter Parker. Sure, he can practise his heroics, but only on a minor level. You know, robbers and such.
And Peter does acquiesce to that, but that is before he sets his eye on Michael Keaton’s Vulture, easily one of MCU’s best villains. The thing with Vulture is he rightly feels wronged when his contract to clean up the Chitauri mess is snatched by Stark Industries. Tony’s goal was to ensure alien tech did not fall into the wrong hands, but Adrian Toomes (Vulture) did not know that. He saw Tony as another rich businessman exploiting the little guy.
He steals Chitauri tech and becomes this supervillain. But deep down, he is just a regular guy trying to provide for his family. Keaton’s turn as Vulture is charismatic and ruthless, and also sympathetic.
One problem in Spider-Man: Homecoming is Peter Parker makes some blockheaded decisions. While it is realistic to show a kid’s naivety that would also reflect in his superheroics, Parker is actually incompetent and downright reckless at times. He nearly kills dozens of people at one point accidentally if not for the timely intervention by Tony Stark. This might be a way for the writers and director to develop the character’s arc, but often Spidey in the film appears to be a kid playing at being a superhero instead of simply being a superhero.
Again, this is “realistic” — as in it would happen in real life if superpowers were real. But there could have been a better way to show the character’s usual evolution from an irresponsible superhero to a more responsible one.
The sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, releases on July 4.
Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - The trailer of Jumanji: The Next Level is out and it sure takes the franchise to the next level. In the 2017 version, we saw the kids choosing avatars and landing up inside the game of Jumanji but this time, the game is busted and the characters are not the same anymore, reports The Indian Express.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s avatars in the game play older men rather than playing teenagers and this gives us some of the best moments of the trailer. Jack Black returns as well but this time, he isn’t playing the pretty Bethany anymore. The only avatar who has retained her character from the previous film is Karen Gillan. The ensemble here is hilarious and since we see them playing different characters than last time, it makes it even more fun.
Jumanji was originally made in 1995 and starred Robin Williams. The 2017 version was a direct sequel and upgraded the original film as this time the kids played a video game instead of a board game. With the latest version, it looks like the makers have upgraded the film yet again.
In the time of franchises and reboots, the audience is now quite accustomed to watching the same content over and over again but if the makers take the content to the next level, like in Jumanji, it gives the audience something to look forward to.
Jumanji: The Next Level has been directed by Jake Kasdan. The film releases in December 2019.
Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Netflix has released the first photos of the upcoming fantasy series The Witcher. The series is based on the book series written by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. The books also inspired the famous role-playing action video game series, reports The Indian Express.
Henry Cavill, best known for playing the role of Superman, plays the main titular role of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher. Witchers in this fictional universe called The Continent are monster killers who, right from their childhood, undergo ruthless mental and physical conditioning and arcane rituals to gain abilities like instant healing, exceptional strength and endurance and magic.
Cavill’s look in the series is gritty but not as rough and scarred as Geralt in the games. This is because the story of the TV series is set before the video-games. Cavill’s Witcher is younger and will perhaps gain the scars along his journey.
Apart from Cavill, the looks of his lover Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and their ward and a mysterious young girl called Ciri (Freya Allan) were also released.
After the unprecedented success of Game of Thrones, there have been announcements of several fantasy TV shows. Amazon bought the rights to The Lord of the Rings for an incredibly steep 250 million dollars. The Witcher appears to be Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the creator and lead writer. She has worked with Netflix on Daredevil, The Defenders and The Umbrella Academy.
The Witcher will premiere on Netflix in 2019.