The Emmy–winning epic miniseries The Pillars of the Earth debuts on Reelz this Sunday, and we have a free app available that will enhance your viewing experience. Along with allowing you to delve deeper in the the story and 12th-century English history, the app helps you keep straight the large cast of characters in the sweeping historical saga based on Ken Follett's best-selling novel.
The app features Follett's personal notes about the adaptation, including his comments about the key characters, crucial scenes, and even his own cameo. It also offers a Timeline of Events, giving historical context to the depicted events, and is loaded with tidbits about how actors prepared for their roles and what changed from the book to the miniseries. There is also an opportunity for fans to join the conversation through Facebook Connect and Twitter.
The Pillars of the Earth makes its Reelz premiere on Sunday, December 4 at 8pm ET and 8pm PT, with a two-hour presentation of episodes 1 and 2 airing back to back. All nine episodes will play out over the week, with the final two episodes airing December 11. Check out the full schedule. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system. Posted 12.01.11 by reelz
For those of you who have always wanted a 3-D big screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers from the director of Resident Evil: Afterlife, your time has almost come. For those of you a little skeptical, several new preview clips have been released to convince you that Paul W.S. Anderson hasn't destroyed author Alexandre Dumas' classic story.
Anderson has promised that his Three Musketeers is "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers" but told "in a slightly different way", and will still see a young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) head to Paris to meet up with the Three Musketeers — Athos(Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans). Together, they will band together to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Just, in 3-D and featuring giant sailing ships attached to hot-air balloons that have battles in the sky with cannons. You know, "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers." watch the clips >> Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
Continuing a standard she set while working on Resident Evil: Afterlife, Milla Jovovich is using her Twitter account to update fans while working on the upcoming adaptation of The Three Musketeers that her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, is writing and directing. Jovovich tweeted a photo of herself in full period costume, as well as other photos from the Bavarian location, including a castle, and the castle grounds.
Apparently, Jovovich also did a little acting.
Hey every1! What a fun day on "3M"! Orlando [Bloom], Mat[t]hew [Macfayden], Ray [Stevenson], Luke [Evans] n I doing our 1st scene together! We did a version of "let's get physical"!
The Three Musketeers opens in 3-D on October 14, 2011, and also stars Logan Lerman, Mads Mikkelssen, and Christoph Waltz. Posted 09.23.10 by Ryan
Director Paul W.S. Anderson's career will be making sharp turn for his next feature, that being an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. The movie will be the first foray into literature for the director of Death Race and the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. The director has promised a contemporary movie that will be "rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure" and will also be shot in 3-D, much like Afterlife. With production to begin this September, around the same time as Afterlife's opening, Anderson has finally put together his cast. Guess who landed a big role? >> Posted 05.12.10 by Ryan
Elaborate sets are the order of the day as filming for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood begins in earnest. The Daily Mail has some new behind-the-scenes photos from the production, which is being filmed in the English countryside. The not-so-secret location is a bit removed from the real Sherwood forest because Robin's old haunts are apparently no longer leafy enough to create the right atmosphere.
The Mail's pictures show off the two principal shooting locations, a 2000-acre medieval village and a 1000-acre clearing that has been converted into a medieval fort town. The latter location is actually being used for a part of the movie that is set in France and the English king will mount a bloody assault on its central castle.
Robin (Russell Crowe) and Maid Marrion (Cate Blanchet) are now both on set, with Crowe reportedly on an intensive exercise regimen in a continuing effort to slim down for the role even as filming begins. Early reports had suggested that he might also play the Sheriff of Nottingham, but now that role is rumored to have been taken over by Matthew Macfadyen. Posted 05.31.09 by reelz