First Trailer for BBC’s Adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling

By August 21, 2017Adaptations, Video

It’s a few months now since we heard the news that J.K Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike was to be turned into a BBC drama and after months of waiting (not to mention the wait for the new book in the series), the first trailer for The Cuckoo’s Calling is finally here!

This week the BBC has announced that the first in the miniseries will air on Sunday 26th August at 9:05pm and if you’re not so patiently waiting to see if the show matches up to the books then here’s that first trailer:

Tom Burke stars as Cormoran Strike, and while he’s a bit smaller than he’s described in the book, he seems to nail the character pretty well in the trailer. His assistant, Robin is played by Holliday Granger and she’s pretty much as described. I’m saving my final thoughts until I’ve watched the show, but it looks promising and I can’t wait to see Strike brought to life on screen.

Rupert Everett stars as Oscar Wilde in The Happy Prince

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Oscar Wilde is The Happy Prince in Rupert Everett’s latest writer/director project. The British actor has previously played Oscar Wilde on stage in a revival of David Hare’s play ‘The Judas Kiss‘ but, despite this movie following a similar timespan as the play, Everett has created a new, sensitive, and compelling biopic to end all Oscar Wilde biopics.

The story follows Wilde’s tragic last days with raw emotion, humour, and such passion, that it is obvious Everett put his absolute all into creating this movie. Joining him are Colin Firth (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Emily Watson (Little Women), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) as well as a host of great actors.

Check out the trailer below- and find it at your local cinema.

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‘We’ve Gone All In,’ Says Game of Thrones Star Nikolai Coster-Waldau on the Show’s Final Series

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, HBO’s Game of Thrones has since become one of the biggest TV shows of all time since its first season aired in 2011. With its mix of fantasy, gritty realism, and true-to-life depictions of politics and power struggles, the series has enjoyed millions of viewers and acclaim from critics.

Seven years and seven seasons later, HBO is currently working on the eighth and final season which is set to air in 2019. In what will no doubt be a bittersweet finale, we’ll see how the epic story wraps up, who will finally sit the Iron Throne, and who will die trying. Unlike previous seasons, season eight will only consist of six episodes, but it is said they will be longer than average. Read More

The Witches by Roald Dahl may be returning to our screens

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Roald Dahl may have left this mortal realm years ago but his influence continues!

Anyone who was a child in the 1990s will remember the absolute horror that was the movie version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Although thoroughly entertaining, the film pretty much scarred any and all small children who saw it. Anjelica Huston played the Grand High witch so well that I am still not sure she isn’t really a witch…

There are currently talks between Warner Bros and Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future trilogy) to bring a long-overdue remake to our screens! Although not officially confirmed yet, keep your eyes open for more news as we report it.

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First-look at the new Hercule Poirot coming to the BBC

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Hercule Poirot, the Belgium detective was created by Agatha Christie and featured in over 33 novels and 50 short stories between 1920 and 1975.

He is now household name and over the years has been played by over ten different men- now that list also includes American actor, John Malkovich.

The BBC has announced a new Hercule Poirot series produced in conjunction with Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited adaptation of The ABC Murders. The series will be first shown on BBC One.

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Watch the Trailer for Ian McEwan’s The Children Act

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Last Autumn we brought you the news that fans of Ian McEwan were in for a treat this year with several adaptations and one of these is the Children Act. McEwan wrote the screenplay for the movie and it’s to star Dame Emma Thompson who will play Fiona Maye, a high court judge who presides over cases in the family division.

The book is rollercoaster of emotions as Maye’s marriage problems and a difficult case involving a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness collide, and it looks as though the movie will stay true to the fantastic story.
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