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By Abel on January 11, 2024 with 0 Comments

George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece “1984” is getting a new audio-only treatment from Audible.

The Audible original audio drama, set to premiere April 4, stars Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick…Boom,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) as Winston alongside Cynthia Erivo (“Wicked,” “Harriet”) as Julia. They are joined by Tom Hardy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) as the voice of Big Brother and Andrew Scott (“All of Us Strangers,” “Fleabag”), who plays the mysterious and dangerous O’Brien.

The cast also features Romesh Ranganathan as Parsons, Natasia Demetriou as Mrs. Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji as Charrington, Francesca Mills as Syme, Katie Leung as Ling, and Alex Lawther as Ampleforth.

Audible will release “1984” audio original globally on April 4, 2024, exactly 40 years after the date of Winston’s first diary entry. Listen to the trailer at this link. According to Audible, the “1984” adaptation has been officially authorized and endorsed by the Orwell estate. Richard Blair, George Orwell’s son, called it “sensational” with a “brilliant cast,” per the company.

The Audible original will feature an original score composed by Matthew Bellamy, producer and songwriter who is the front-man of Muse, and composer Ilan Eshkeri (BBC’s “A Perfect World,” “Ghost of Tsushima”). The score is performed by a 60-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Audible’s “1984” is directed by BAFTA-winner Destiny Ekaragha (“Ted Lasso,” “The End of the F***ing World”) and written by Joe White (“Blackout Songs,” “The Little Big Things”). According to Audible, the adaptation remains faithful to the original text, “leaning into the horror of the dystopian setting, whilst going deeper into Winston and Julia’s love story,” the company said. “In a world where love and sex are forbidden, Winston and Julia are the last lovers on Earth.”

Ekaragha said in a statement, “This is my first experience directing an audio drama, and what an honor it was to work so closely with a cast of this caliber. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what Andrew, Cynthia and Tom have done with these iconic characters.”

By Abel on January 08, 2024 with 0 Comments

Jacob Elordi has replaced Andrew Garfield as Frankenstein in the upcoming movie from Guillermo Del Toro, due to scheduling conflicts. The actor will portray Frankenstein‘s monster in director Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming adaptation of the classic tale.

He is taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. The “Spider-Man” and “Tick, Tick… Boom” star departed the Netflix project due to strike-related scheduling conflicts, according to Deadline, which first reported the news of Elordi’s replacement casting.

Elordi joins the previously announced ensemble of Oscar Isaac, who is playing Victor Frankenstein, as well as Mia Goth and Christoph Waltz. Felix Kammerer (“All Quiet on the Western Front”), Lars Mikkelsen (“The Witcher”), David Bradley (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”) and Christian Convery (“Sweet Tooth”) were also added to the call sheet.

By Abel on October 24, 2023 with 0 Comments

One of the biggest upcoming Netflix movies we know about is a new horror from director Guillermo del Toro. Known as Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein, or more recently, Prodigal Father, here’s what’s known so far about the upcoming Netflix movie.

Let’s quickly rewind to bring you up to speed. Since 2020, Guillermo del Toro has worked exclusively with Netflix under an overall deal. He’s produced two major titles for the streamer thus far, with the Oscar-winning Pinocchio and the anthology horror series Cabinet of Curiosities (both released in 2022). In early December 2022, in a chat with the Variety Awards Podcast, Guillermo del Toro told them about his next project, saying:

“Well, I’m working on a monster movie; I cannot say the title because it may change, and I could end up making something else. But right now, I’m writing and designing. And we have for the last couple of years. Hopefully, it’ll be next, but anything can happen.”

Fast forward a few days, and we first unveiled that the monster movie at Netflix would be Dr. Frankenstein with Deadline, then confirming the project shortly afterward.

According to our intel, Netflix first optioned Elizabeth S. Wrightson’s Frankenstein in March 2022. This is optioning the visual representation that Bernie Wrightson developed for the character who sadly passed away in 2017. The project has been in development in multiple locations before landing at Netflix, with Del Toro talking about the project as far back as 2008. Gary Ungar and J. Miles Dale are producing the project, with Dan Laustsen serving as director of photography and Robin D. Cook and Denise Chamian casting the project. Jason Young is spearheading the project at Netflix.

Del Toro officially acknowledged the project himself at the Pacific Rim 10th Anniversary IMAX 3D Event in early October 2023, telling Collider:

“I’m doing Frankenstein. We’re working on it, we start shooting on it in February. It’s a movie I’ve been wanting to do for 50 years since I saw the first Frankenstein and I had an epiphany and is basically a movie that requires a lot of growht and a lot of tools that I couldn’t have done 10 years ago, 20 years ago and now I’m brave or crazy enough or something and we’re going to tackle it.”

The follow-up Deadline article states that Andrew Garfield (tick, tick… Boom!The Amazing-Spiderman) and Mia Goth (PearlX) were both in talks to star. They’re now confirmed. Garfield will be playing the role of the Doctor, and Goth will be playing the role of the Bride.

By Abel on August 21, 2023 with 0 Comments

Added new screen captures of Andrew Garfield in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”.

By Abel on May 21, 2023 with 0 Comments

Added new on set photos of Andrew Garfield filming “We Live in Time” on May 18.

By Abel on May 15, 2023 with 0 Comments

Added new on set photos of Andrew Garfield filming “We Live in Time” on May 08.

By Abel on May 05, 2023 with 0 Comments

Sebastián Lelio, the Oscar-winning auteur behind “A Fantastic Woman,” will direct Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones in “Voyagers,” the story of the romantic relationship between astronomer and “Contact” author Carl Sagan and documentary producer and director Ann Druyan.

The feature is produced by Ben Browning for FilmNation Entertainment, Lynda Obst, who guided “Contact” to the big screen, and Druyan herself. FilmNation Entertainment is set to launch global sales at the upcoming Cannes Market

“Voyagers” unfolds in 1977 as NASA prepared to launch humanity’s first interstellar probes. A team led by Sagan sets out to create a message to accompany them, known as the Golden Record, which included music and images, for possible alien civilizations. But what starts out as a race-against-the-clock mission blossoms into a love story between Sagan and Druyan. FilmNation Entertianment paired Druyan, who married Sagan in 1981, with screenwriters Lelio and Jessica Goldberg. They then wrote the original screenplay based on interviews with Druyan and many others who worked on the Golden Record project.

By Abel on April 30, 2023 with 0 Comments

Added new on set photos of Andrew Garfield filming “We Live in Time” on April 11.

By Abel on April 04, 2023 with 0 Comments

Added new on set photos of Andrew Garfield filming “We Live in Time” on April 03.

By Abel on March 20, 2023 with 0 Comments

After presenting the screenplay prizes at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield have begun formulating plans to share the screen again, as co-stars in the upcoming film “We Live in Time.”

The two Academy Award-nominated actors are in talks to star in the StudioCanal project, which is described as a “funny, deeply moving and immersive love story.” John Crowley, best known for the BAFTA-winning film “Brooklyn,” is on board to direct, from a script by Nick Payne (“The Last Letter From Your Lover,” “Wanderlust”). In addition to developing the script, StudioCanal will produce the project with SunnyMarch.

Further plot details are being kept under wraps, but if the deals with Pugh and Garfield close, the intention is to begin production later this year. StudioCanal executives Ron Halpern, EVP global production, and Joe Naftalin, SVP global production, are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.