THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX ANEURIN BARNARD, LENA HEADEY, IOAN GRUFFUDD A month or so ago I've introduced you to fantasy adventure THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX which has been sold for US distribution and should hit cinemas sometime soon and now you can check out the first trailer too. The 25$ million epic has an epic cast with MICHAEL SHEEN, IOAN GRUFFUDD, SAM NEILL, LENA HEADEY and ANEURIN BARNARD! Ancient mysteries, powerful evil, and a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic: seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artefact that grants limitlesswealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!
STAR BLAZERS SF MOVIE ADAPTATION!
Deadline reports that space set 1970's television animated series STAR BLAZERS will be turned into a live action movie franchise in the vein of STAR WARS and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, which it originally had preceded on TV. To be produced by SKYDANCE PRODUCTIONS, it will be set in a future in which Earth's atmosphere has been obliterated by a distant alien race, and the survivors have one year before radiation will reach their underground refuge and wipe out the human race. The survivors get a shot of hope in the form of alien technology that can deliver a small crew across the universe and back with the means to stave off extinction.
THE PATH STREWN WITH ROSES MOVIE ON THE INSPIRING DESTINY OF SERBIAN PRINCESS OLIVERA DESPINANow, here's something historical which you probably won't be able to see around the world, but the story is interesting. A television movie THE PATH STREWN WITH ROSES is a Serbian project which mixes live action scenes with documentary narration. The movie describes the tragic, and yet deeply inspiring, destiny of famous Serbian PRINCESS OLIVERA, also known as OLIVERA DESPINA. After her father KING LAZAR was killed at the famous KOSOVO BATTLE in 1389, in which the Serbian army was trying to fend of the Turkish invasion, Serbian QUEEN MILICA was forced to marry her daughter to new Turkish SULTAN BAYEZID. Even though the Turkish army has destroyed her country and killed her father, her cousins, her grandfather and countless Serbian soldiers, Olivera had to marry Bayezid in order to prevent the further destruction of her land and as a pledge of peace between her Lazarevic dynasty and the Ottoman dynasty. Deeply honouring her sacrifice, the people of Serbia had covered the roads that Olivera travelled through on her way to sultan's court with roses.But when she got to the sultan's palace, the sultan, who was supposed to be her enemy, actually fell deeply in love with gentle, wise and profound PRINCESS OLIVERA making her his new wife and his favourite in the harem. She remained there for 12 years, managing to save her own country and to win over the heart of the man whose father has destroyed her family and her homeland. Even though she was married to the Turkish sultan she never converted to Islam remaining a Christian till her death. She had a great influence on the sultan, which helped her people, country, and family survive the turbulent times. In the Battle of Ankara in 1402, Olivera and Bayezid were captured by Mongol KHAN TAMERLANE. Legends say that in his love Bayezid couldn't stand seeing Olivera in captivity and he died from a broken heart. After his death, PRINCESS OLIVERA was actually released by KHAN TAMERLANE whohad a deep respect for her brother DESPOT STEFAN, the ruler of Serbia, and she then spent the rest of her life at her brother's court in Serbia doing charity work, opening schools and hospitals deeply valued and respected by her people for her self-sacrifice and modesty.