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TV and Film / Lord of the Rings TV Series
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:45:19 am »
Amazon's new 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series is due to start filming in Scotland this August. The series "will be set during the 3,441-year period before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. In the JRR Tolkien timeline, this is known as the Age of Nķmenor, or the Second Age":

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2019-04-14/lord-of-the-rings-amazon-tv-series-release-date-cast-trailer-writers-prime-video/

There's an official twitter feed for the show as well:

https://twitter.com/LOTRonPrime

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TV and Film / Re: New Red Sonja movie?
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:03:34 am »
And now it's on hold!

From Cinema Blend:

"Following the success of Wonder Woman in 2017, Millennium Media announced that it would finance and produce a reboot of Red Sonja, which is a project that has been in some stage of development for many years. Then last year, director Bryan Singer became attached to direct the film and a new Red Sonja looked closer than itís ever been to actually happening. But now Bryan Singerís Red Sonja is officially on hold"

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2466785/bryan-singers-red-sonja-is-now-on-hold?utm_source=followistic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=followistic#flw_c=email&flw_n=5c61f4e45bf36b33849aeeea

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TV and Film / Re: Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:54:08 pm »
From Tor.com:

"The Wheel of Time, Amazon Studiosí forthcoming television adaptation of Robert Jordanís epic fantasy series, will go into production starting in September 2019, according to the trade publication Production Weekly...Another notable detail is the location: the series will shoot at least in part in Prague, Czech Republic."

https://www.tor.com/2019/01/23/the-wheel-of-time-tv-series-adaptation-production-fall-2019/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=tordotcom-tordotcomnewsletter&utm_content=na-readblog-blogpost&utm_campaign=tor

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TV and Film / Re: New Red Sonja movie?
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:54:21 am »
From Cinema Blend:

Bryan Singer is reportedly negotiating an upfront fee of $10 million to direct Red Sonja. That would be his highest upfront fee to date according to 'The Hollywood Reporter.'

In early 2019, Singer was met with more allegations of sexual assault against underage boys...Millennium Films, which is making Red Sonja, issued a statement of support for Singer from producer Avi Lerner, saying the film was still in development and Singer was still attached.

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Books / Re: The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:55:16 pm »
Actually, I haven't got any further with WoT. Plenty of other books in the pile to read first! I was minded to go for the prequel, NEW SPRING, next but having read your comments perhaps I'll opt for THE GREAT HUNT instead.

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Other Media / Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time?
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:29:35 am »
Is anyone familiar with this album, A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE WHEEL OF TIME? Performed, produced and written by Robert Berry, itís marketed as ĎMusic inspired by Robert Jordanís best-selling seriesí but is apparently based on Berryís soundtrack for the 1999 WoT video game! Personally, it didnít do much for me. There were no stand-out tracks, and only a couple of pieces that I found remotely decent! Hopefully we will get a more stirring soundtrack if, and when, the proposed WHEEL OF TIME TV series hits our screens.

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Books / Re: The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:46:57 am »
Like your friends, Iíve only recently come to Robert Jordanís epic cycle. So far, Iíve only read THE EYE OF THE WORLD, so am not in much of a position to enter into a discussion on the series. But I was wondering, what should I read next? Should I go straight to Book #2 THE GREAT HUNT or should I read the WoT prequel, NEW SPRING? My favourite character from Book #1 is Moiraine Sedai; I think sheís a wonderful creation. Iíd like to learn more about her, and understand that NEW SPRING is very much her Ďbackstoryí?

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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:09:45 am »
Iíve just read THE SHORES OF VANAHEIM, Book 3 in Matt Larkinís ĎGods of the Ragnarok Eraí series. This, as the author says, ďis a dark fantasy retelling of Norse mythology, chronicling Odinís rise to godhood.Ē I really liked it but appreciate that Ďdarkí Norse fantasy may not be for everyone!

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TV and Film / Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:15:35 pm »
I meant to post this a few weeks ago:

"Robert Jordan's epic world of magic and mysticism is being brought to the small screen. The long-gestating TV show based on Robert Jordan's epic The Wheel of Time novels is officially a go at Amazon. The streamer confirmed...that it had ordered the one-hour action fantasy to series, with Sony Pictures TV co-producing and Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who adapted the books for TV, serving as showrunner."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/wheel-time-fantasy-drama-nabs-amazon-series-order-1148488

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TV and Film / Game of Thrones Prequel
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:14:17 am »
Cinema Blend is reporting that "Naomi Watts has landed a starring role in the Game of Thrones prequel spinoff."

Full details here:

https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2460423/game-of-thrones-prequel-adds-naomi-watts-as-first-star

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TV and Film / Raymond E. Feistís The Riftwar Saga Optioned for Television
« on: September 25, 2018, 04:20:22 pm »
From Tor.com:

"BCDF Pictures is bringing Raymond E. Feistís epic fantasy series The Riftwar Saga to television. Deadline reports that the production company, which has also optioned Marie Luís Legend, is working with Atomic Blonde screenwriter Kurt Johnstad to adapt Magician, the first book in the series, which is itself the first series of Feistís The Riftwar Cycle."

https://www.tor.com/2018/09/21/raymond-e-feist-riftwar-saga-cycle-optioned-television/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Swords%20and%20Spaceships%20Sept%2025&utm_term=BookRiot_SwordsAndSpaceships_DormantSuppress



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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:31:33 am »
Iíve just finished reading WARRIOR WOMEN, a fabulous collection of SFF tales edited by Paula Guran. It includes some wonderful stories from the likes of Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Theodora Goss, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Seanan McGuire, George R. R. Martin and many more! As the blurb on the back cover says, ďcompelling tales of powerful women.Ē

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TV and Film / New Red Sonja movie?
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:23:43 am »
It looks as if there may (finally) be a new Red Sonja movie on the cards:

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1722139/following-wonder-womans-success-red-sonja-is-getting-a-movie-reboot

Mind you, we've been here before but, given the recent success of 'Wonder Woman', this time it may well happen.

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