A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
The Lady; trailer for Luc Besson’s biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi; starring Michelle Yeoh & David Thewlis.
The long awaited return of Luc Besson to, fully, live action, English language film making couldn’t be on a more important subject. One of my favourite actresses, Michelle Yeoh is portraying Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the past 21 years in various stages of House arrest. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and a symbol of the pro Democracy movement in Burma for decades, Aung San Suu Kyi is still respected around the world and has received a myriad of honours.
The film deals with her relationship with Michael Aris (played by David Thewlis) and is described as “a true story of love set against political turmoil”
Luc Besson’s last film was the excellent ‘The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec.” He is still trotting out his written / produced global action films, like Taken, with Clombiana coming out this Friday. But film fans will be very pleased to see that he’s directing films on a regular basis again too. Now about that Mathilda movie to follow on from Leon; and a Sixth Element maybe M. Besson?