KIT HARINGTON TO STAR IN BLACKADDER REMAKE

 

LONDON – Kit Harington has signed up to play loveable historical rogue Edmund Blackadder in a remake of the popular BBC comedy.

 

Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder Goes East will be set during the Iraq War featuring Edmund as a Captain in the British Army stationed in Bagdad.

 

The Studio Exec sat down with Curtis to discuss the eagerly awaited show:

 

Mr Curtis, I suppose the obvious question is why is Rowan Atkinson not returning as Blackadder?

 

Well, nobody could replace Rowan but Kit Harington is so hot right now.

 

Nobody could replace Rowan but you’ve replaced him with Kit Harington?

 

I wouldn’t say replaced, we’ve simply cast a new actor in a role previously played by another actor.

 

I see. How did Rowan Atkinson take the news?

 

Oh, I haven’t told him yet. Thanks for reminding me I’ll send him a text after this interview.

 

Kit is a global superstar thanks to Game of Thrones but we’ve yet to see if he has a flair for comedy. Are you confident he’s the right man for the job?

 

Absolutely certain.

 

I take that to mean he smashed the audition?

 

There was no audition. I haven’t even met him yet but we’ve got a lunch booked in for next Tuesday. A nice fish restaurant in Soho. I’m a big fan of crab.

 

If there was no audition and you haven’t met him, how can you be so certain he can take on a role like Blackadder?

 

I’m certain because Netflix have given me 10 million pounds to make a Blackadder show starring Kit Harrington.

 

So Netflix wanted him?

 

Well, I pitched them a new series of Blackadder with another actor in the role but they wouldn’t stump up the budget for him. I never really had a second choice so I was a bit stuck but I’d seen an episode of Game of Thrones the night before and Kit was the first name that popped into my head. Hey presto, they came through with the cash.

 

 

That’s very bold. What would you have done if Harington had turned down the role?

 

I don’t know, I’ll find out when I tell him over lunch. I do hope he likes fish.

 

 

Well, good luck with that. Before we end the Interview, who was your first choice for Blackadder. Rowan Atkinson I assume?

 

Ha. I can see why you’d think that but no. It was Kevin Spacey.

 

THE BLACKADDER REMAKE IS DUE IN 2021

GAME OF THRONES NEWS: JON SNOW DEAD AGAIN

HOLLYWOOD – Game of Thrones continues with the news that Jon Snow is once more dead, but don’t worry chances are he’ll be back again next week.

Everyone was upset when Jon Snow died. But it wasn’t unexpected. Following Ned Stark’s execution, the Red Wedding and then that guy getting his head crushed, it wasn’t as if the loss of a major character was out of the ordinary. However, Jon Snow was handsome and innocent, famously ‘knowing nothing’ so his death provoked both upset and consternation. But it was with definite mixed feelings that fans greeted the news that Jon Snow had once more returned to life last week. Some believed this meant the show had gone too far, others suspected a fan service that was too craven,and even more feared that the showrunners had revived him only to kill him again at a later date.

Well, it turns out the latter were correct as in the next episode of Game of Thrones Jon Snow is once more killed. The manner of his death caused some eyebrows to be raised. Lumbering about in a Frankenstein like manner, Snow takes a header off the Wall in the final scene of episode three of season six. Although there was obvious shock value, the scene concludes with a shade of black comedy as Melisandre sighs and orders the Watch to go and retrieve the body muttering ‘Here we go again!’

Game of Thrones Season 6 is showing on HBO.

EXCLUSIVE IMAGE FROM GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6: EPISODE 3

HOLLYWOOD – An exclusive reveal of Jon Snow in the next episode of Game of Thrones.

SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 2 of SEASON 6 of Game of Thrones:

Jon Snow is back apparently. And according to this new image that was just released by HBO he is having a whale of a time. Let’s just hope it isn’t a shark of a time, but no worries, if there is a shark, I’m sure he’ll jump it all right.

No black watch for him. It’s on with the swimming costume and off to the beach.

Hordor? Absolutely.

Game of Thrones continues on HBO.

GAME OF THRONES 6 INTRODUCES JON SNOW’S TWIN BROTHER

HOLLYWOOD – Jon Snow is dead but Game of Thrones Season 6 will introduce his twin brother Todd Snow.

The new season of Game of Thrones is about to kick off but a major SPOILER just dropped and the internet is wild with speculation. Kit Harington has revealed that he will be returning to Westeros but no longer to play Jon Snow, the bastard of Ned Stark, but instead his twin brother: Todd Snow.  Kit spoke to us EXCLUSIVELY on the condition that we wouldn’t publish anything:

This is so exciting. Everyone is just going to shit their pants. It’s amazing. Basically, going back to the beginning, when Jon was born he was given to Ned to bring up though he was a bastard. But his twin brother stayed with his mother who later died, there’s still a mystery there. His brother is totally different to Jon and that’s why it will be such a challenge playing him. Whereas Jon Snow dressed in black, was very broody and knew nothing, Todd is a font of useless trivia, wears a vest and jeans and hangs around in tractor tires smiling a lot. Like an idiot if truth be told.

Harington – obviously excited – went on to say how the presence of Todd Snow in the show would change the tone:

It isn’t going to be as dark and dour and anal as it has been. It’s going to be more frothy and full of zip and vim. Fizzy is the word we keep using. Far less oh my God deaths, and far more tickling and giggles.

Game of Thrones: Season 6 will be showing April 24, 2016.

KIT HARINGTON SIGNS ON FOR HUMAN SACRIFICE LIVE

HOLLYWOOD – Former Game of Thrones contestant Kit Harington is to star in Human Sacrifice Live to be broadcast during the Summer Solstice on Fox.

Live TV events have been the new discovery with first the Grease Live musical getting critical acclaim and solid ratings and then Tyler Perry’s faith-based extravanganza The Passion saw a huge neon cross tastefully dragged through New Orleans. The latest in the trend is another offer from Fox, which will be broadcast live throughout the Summer Solstice and will involve the first televised Human Sacrifice.

Kit Harington spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec:

I’ve been wanting to do something live for a while, that’s what really drew me to the project. Lars Von Trier is producing it and there will musical numbers as well written by Billy Joel.

Of We Didn’t Start the Fire fame?

You nailed it.

What will the event consist of?

First I will be prepared, bathed in oils and ritually clensed. Then we’ll have a moment where I say Goodybe to my loved ones and friends. This is going to be very moving and they’ll give little interviews as well so the audience can get involved and give them advice and consolation. Then the Wicker Man will be built. It’s going to be huge, but I’m happy to say we’re only going to use wood from sustainable sources. This is going to be the first environmentally friendly human sacrifice in the history of humanity!

And then they immolate you?

No, first I have to sing my solo number ‘An Innocent Man’ then they burn me alive.

Aren’t you scared?

Well, the chorus is a bit outside of my range but I’ve been doing some vocal training so I think I should be okay.

No I mean of being publicly burnt to death in a huge wicker effigy?

I was in Pompeii. I know everything there is to know about dying in public.

Human Sacrifice with Kit Harington will be broadcast June, 2016.

Image courtesy of @ThePixelFactor.

POMPEII TIPPED FOR OSCAR GLORY

HOLLYWOOD – As the year comes to an end, the Oscar race is heating up and a clear frontrunner has begun to stretch away from the pack: Paul W.S. Anderon’s Pompeii.

The disaster movie starring Kit Harington as the gladiator Milo, who falls for rich merchant’s daughter Cassia, (Emily Browning). Their love most transcend social barriers, the jealous of Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland) and the erupting volcano which threatens to bury everything under molten lava and choking ash.

Oscar watched Xavier Poulis told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

Paul W.S. Anderson has already achieved some Oscar success with There Will Be Blood, picking a statuette up for Daniel Day Lewis and Kit Harington has definitely become the man to beat. Already in Game of Thrones, Kit has shown remarkable versatility as the know nothing, Jon Snow. In Pompeii he truly comes of age, but if he does win it is likely he will have company in his co-stars Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning who are likely to pick up a Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominations. This should also be the firs time Anderson himself receives a nomination. Many believe that if he does win the Oscar it will be a combination not only of this film but the accumulation of achievements which has seen him produce such a diverse body of work as Alien Vs. Predator and Magnolia. Truly a remarkable director.

As yet the nominations have not been published, but speculation is already rife that this will be a bumper year, though some commentators have also pointed to the possibility that The Interview might be nominated as a political gesture of solidarity with Sony.

The Oscars will take place on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood.