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Sherlock Gets US Makeover With CBS Elementary

10 Comments 25 August 2012

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in CBS Elemtary

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in CBS Elemtary

Arthur Conan Doyle's creation, Sherlock Holmes, has been brought to the big screen and the smaller one many times over the last 100 years. The BBC's "Sherlock", for example, was well received, even if it did put Sherlock and Watson in a contemporary London setting.

However CBS' take on the Sherlock Holmes mythology might be a bigger departure from those that have appeared to date.

Not only is Sherlock Holmes transposed to modern day New York, but his sidekick, Watson, is played by a woman - Lucy Liu.

"Elementary will premiere this autumn and stars Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) as Sherlock Holmes, alongside Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) as Dr Joan Watson on a modern-day take on the iconic detective series.
 Sherlock Holmes is taking on New York where, straight out of rehab, he’s been assigned to live with his worst nightmare sober coach, Dr Joan Watson. Holmes’ unsurpassed skills of deduction and Watson’s medical expertise come together to create a dream team for solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases.
 Elementary also stars Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) as Captain Tobias “Toby” Gregson, who knows of Sherlock’s brilliance from previous experience at Scotland Yard and welcomes him as part of the NYPD team."

Here's a video to give you a taste of it

The show airs in the US at the end of September. It's also been picked up by Sky Living HD where it will be aired from October. The first season runs to 22 episodes

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The Hobbit Now A Trilogy!

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I'm a bit confused by this announcement

The Lord of the Rings were three reasonable sized books, so it ended up as three movies. If you were a diehard fan you could watch the longer versions.

Now The Hobbit is not a very large book. Yet somehow Peter Jackson has managed to make it into 3 films! (It was originally meant to be two , which was quite long .. )

Jackson posted details to his Facebook account earlier this afternoon:

An unexpected journey
by Peter Jackson on Monday, 30 July 2012 at 16:30 ·

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life.  All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.'  

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance.  The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.  

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, "a tale that grew in the telling."


Peter J

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Sky Fall TV Ad

2 Comments 28 July 2012

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions action adventure SKYFALL.

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions action adventure SKYFALL.

US television viewers were treated to a new, yet brief, TV ad for the upcoming Sky Fall which goes on general release over here in October, though US audiences will have to wait until November

Daniel Craig and HRH Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance during the opening ceremony, as reported previously.

Unfortunately any copies of the video that had been uploaded to youtube are now showing a copyright warning message from the IOC:

Olympics video copyright warning

Olympics video copyright warning

At least we can still enjoy the short TV spot:

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Peter Jackson Completes Shoot of The Hobbit

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Peter Jackson wraps The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has announced that shooting on The Hobbit has finished after 266 days.

The announcement was made via his Facebook page

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