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Digest 2, 8th May 2019
Lee Majors Is Go! Lee Majors To voice Jeff Tracey In Thunderbirds Are Go Season 3
TV has today announced that star of the Six Million Dollar man Lee Majors will take on the role of Jeff Tracy, the father of the five Tracy brothers and founder of International Rescue. Although Jeff Tracy was a central character in the original Thunderbirds series from the 1960s, he has not yet appeared in the next-generation revival Thunderbirds Are Go, and has been missing – presumed dead – since the series began. Never seen before by audiences but often discussed amongst his sons, this first footage of Jeff Tracy is not to be missed!
Iconic actor Lee Majors will voice the legendary character, with his first appearance in the upcoming episodes that will launch on ITV and CITV every Saturday from 18th May. Fans will be eager to discover whether Jeff may still be alive, and whether he will be reunited with his family on Tracy Island.
In these all-new epic episodes, the Tracys and their Thunderbirds must go above and beyond to tackle new threats while continuing to rescue those in need. When a mysterious distress signal reaches International Rescue, the whole team must pull together to discover who is behind it. With The Hood and his Chaos Crew continuing to leave destruction in their wake, even managing to commandeer a Thunderbird, the Tracy brothers really have their hands full.
Unwavering in their belief that everyone is worth saving, International Rescue’s missions take them around the world and beyond, from the depths of the Supreme Barrier Reef to the far reaches of space via the streets of London, the caverns of a futuristic holo-game, a snow-covered mountain range and a haunted nuclear facility.
Watch New Diner Clip For Brightburn
Evil has a superhero and that hero can be found in James Gunn‘s Brightburn. Sony Pictures has released a extended clip that delves into the films horror side. The clip we find ourselves in a diner as our young antihero embraces his dark side. Beware this clip contains eye trauma and comes with a NSFW warning.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner, Brightburn will open at cinemas across the UK and Ireland on May 24, 2019.
Watch UK Trailer For Academy Winning László Nemes Sunset Trailer
1913, Írisz has boarded a train to Budapest, she tells people she has a dream of working as a milliner in her late parents’ legendary hat making shop. However, as soon as she arrives it transpires that she has a different motive — her brother who worked there has gone missing, and she begins an investigative journey deep into the dark underbelly of Hungary’s turbulent society that is churning itself to the brink of the First World War.
Following on from his BAFTA and Oscar®-winning masterpiece Son of Saul, writer-director László Nemes returns with another exquisite piece of cinema that is as much about family bonds as it is about the breathtaking spectacle captured with his unique, signature style.
See Sunset in cinemas & on demand 31 May.
Roland Emmerich Ready To ‘Destroy Earth’ With Moonfall
It’s Been A while since Roland Emmerich destroyed anything, then again is there anything for him to destroy on Earth? Well it seem the German filmmaker has his appetite for destruction back with Moonfall. After destroying Earth from Alien invasions, End of The World Prophecies, The White House and William Shakespeare’s reputation, his latest project returning to space.
The director will be pushing his project at Cannes Film Festival in hope of a distributor. Here’s the synopsis:
The Moon. It controls our nights, our days, the seasons, and our ocean tides. And since the beginning of humankind, its phases stood as a symbol of enlightenment, inner knowledge – and our own immortality. Until now. Suddenly and without warning a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface, unlock its secrets, and save our planet from annihilation. But first they must battle an unknown and unfathomable power that will challenge everything we know about the moon, the universe, and ourselves. From epic director Roland Emmerich, MOONFALL is the first battle waged by humanity against a seemingly unstoppable enemy, unlocking a mystery of cosmic proportions.
The project has been around since 2016, no word on why it’s not made it to the big screen yet. We can assume it will be a over the top absurd film the we do love every so often! Source: The Wrap
Chadwick Boseman To Play Yasuke, First African Samurai
He is he king of Wakanda and Chadwick Boseman seems to be trading his Vibranium for the Samurai sword. According to Deadline, The Black Panther actor has signed up for biopic Yasuke, the first African samurai in Japan. The African slave-turned-samurai, native of Mozambique who served under Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in 16th century Japan. Its believed the Jesuit priests brought him to Japan who fought to unify the country eventually gaining the respect to become an Samurai.
Like many projects its in the early stages of development with Erik Feige originally down to directing now producing the film under a Doug Miro script (Narcos).