Here some updates on Sophia’s current movie productions:
Latest news for ‘Hallam Foe‘ is that the film got a limited release in US theatres last Friday, June 6. Remember, the film is playing under the new title ‘Mister Foe‘. I don’t know in what cities the film is actually playing so if anyone has any info on that it’d be greatly appreciated.
‘Outlander‘ was screened for the first time in its entirety at the film market during the Cannes Film Festival last month. Those were industry screenings so feedback is scarce. However the ever so brilliant Outlander website came across a promising short review by Fangoria:
Unashamedly crowd-pleasing is Howard McCain’s epic science-fiction/fantasy OUTLANDER, the final film seen in Cannes. Jim Caviezel is an intergalactic astronaut who crashes his spaceship in 700 A.D. Norway and unleashes a giant alien creature on the local Viking population. Big, glossy and hugely enjoyable, it commingles fun adventure cliches with wildly unhistoric abandon, all acted with solid conviction by Caviezel, John Hurt, Perlman and Sophia Myles. There’s gore aplenty, the thrills are nonstop and the neon-etched CGI monster is pretty damn good too.
The film seems to have a definite release date in France (
July 30 pushed back to August 15) and I sure hope we’ll soon get a trailer!
Various places have reported that Sophia Myles is busy shooting a new movie called ‘Buddha’s Little Finger‘. That is not true. The film never got the greenlight as long as Sophia was attached (which was months before she got the part in ‘Moonlight‘). Should it really be in production now – as the IMDb is reporting – it is without Sophia.
Awards Season is the term used for the time before the Academy Awards hands out the Oscars. When it comes to television it is the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences who hands out Emmys. In the time that precedes this networks, studios, PR agents, managers, etc are campaigning for their shows and actors to get nominated. According to the very reliable Gold Derby Forums of the LA Times Sophia Myles’ work in the ‘Moonlight‘ episode Love Lasts Forever (the one where Josh dies) is being submitted to be considered when it comes to nominate the best ‘Drama Lead Actress‘.
While it is yet FAR too early to be really excited about this it shows that there are people behind ‘Moonlight‘ who think there’s a real chance for Sophia Myles. Obviously, we here at ‘Absolutely Sophia Myles’ are the first to agree and are keeping our fingers crossed hoping Sophia will get some recognition from the industry for the emotional depth she brings to the series. In addition the campaign extends to getting ‘Moonlight‘ (episodes ‘Fever’ and ‘Fleur de Lis’) nominated for best Drama Series and Alex O’Loughlin (episode ‘Fever’) for best Drama Lead Actor.
Here some dates: during the first week of June nominating ballots are being posted on the Television Academy’s website, deadline for returning them is June 20. The actual Emmy nominations will be announced July 17 and finally, the awards will be televised on ABC September 21.
I seriously did not think this would happen but CBS has not renewed ‘Moonlight‘ for a second season – not even for a back 13 mid-season. Read an article by Hollywood insider Nikki Finke about the money issue (isn’t everything about money?) as well as about some of the behind-the-scenes trouble, which may have played a huge part in CBS’ unfavourable decision in the end.
Is there still reason to hope? According to another blog entry there might be.
“There is a chance, only a chance” that Media Rights Capital which will be programming Sunday’s two hours on the CW “may elect to take Moonlight as one of those two hours”. This is developing to be quite a behind-the-scenes drama because the order came from Warner Bros TV this afternoon to start tearing the Moonlight sets down. But now WBTV will wait until Friday. Before it was cancelled, it had more than twice the number of viewers on CBS than Gossip Girl despite all the hype. So Moonlight could wind up the most watched CW show. Stay tuned.
TV Alert! Sophia Myles is to appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this coming Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 12.35 AM ET/PT.
This is not only one of Sophia’s rare Talk Show apperances but also her first in the US. Please be sure to tune in – and since I’m not able to watch this programme can you please send in a clip and if possible HQ screencaptures? It’d be much appreciated!