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Wonderful news: National Theatre announced today that both versions of Frankenstein will be available on their YouTube channel next week!
The acclaimed stage production directed by Danny Boyle features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creature, which earned them both a Olivier award for Best Actor.
The National Theatre At Home project began on late March as a way for NT to share some of its productions to be watched at home now that theatres and cinemas are closed in the UK and around the world.
Due to the COVID-19 outbrack, which has closed movie theaters around the world, Disney has changed several of its productions release dates. The Doctor Strange sequel was supposed to be out on May 7, 2021. See more below:
The coronavirus quarantine has shuttered theaters around the world, and when Disney halted the release of its live-action Mulan and Marvel’s Black Widow, it created a traffic among the rest of its upcoming releases.
Today, the studio announced a new slate of debut dates over the span of the next two years, which postpones nearly all the upcoming Marvel movies, and further delays Harrison Ford’s return in Indiana Jones 5, which once upon a time was supposed to open in summer 2019.
Mulan was previously set to open last weekend, but now it has been assigned the somewhat optimistic new date of July 24, bumping another Disney movie, Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise, from that weekend to a release more than a year later, on July 30, 2021.
Some productions like Frankenstein and Hamlet could hit streaming services. See more below:
Wider availability of top-grade films of productions starring such names as Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Tom Hiddleston would be a content goldmine for lovers of quality theater.
In what could be a small silver lining in the dark cloud of prolonged live theater shutdowns on both sides of the Atlantic due to the coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s National Theatre for the first time is showing signs that it might consider making its superb library of NT Live productions available for streaming.
Responding to countless inquiries about the subject on social media this week, TeamNT wrote: “At this stage, we’re very actively looking at what we can offer to audiences while the National Theatre is closed. We hope to have more news on that very soon.”
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out for further information in what could be a welcome development for theater-starved audiences worldwide, particularly as the closing of live theaters and movie houses stretches on, and home confinement becomes more oppressive.
Theaters in various parts of the U.S. affected by the government-mandated closing of live performance venues have scrambled to find ways to stream filmed productions for ticket holders, while one of the more established streaming services, BroadwayHD, which has a vast library containing hundreds of live performance-captured productions, is offering a 7-day free trial for its widely available service.
The Metropolitan Opera in New York, which yesterday confirmed the cancellation of the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, has been offering “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of Live in HD presentations of its past productions, during the coronavirus closure.
Unfortunately, director Scott Derrickson won’t be directing Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. He said on Twitter:
Marvel, on the other hand, released this statement via Variety, which first reported the news on their website:
Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.
Still according to their website, the movie will begin production in May and the filming schedule should be affected by this, as they’re already searching for a replacement.
Sam Mendes’ World War I film received nine nominations, including Best Film and Oustanding British Film, while the Marvel production has got a nod for Special Visual Effects. See all the categories below:
Best Film 1917 – WINNER The Irishman Joker Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood Parasite
Outstanding British Film 1917 – WINNER Bait For Sama Rocketman Sorry We Missed You The Two Popes
Director 1917 – Sam Mendes – WINNER The Irishman – Martin Scorsese Joker – Todd Phillips Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
Original Score 1917 – Thomas Newman Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino Joker – Hildur Gudnadóttir – WINNER Little Women – Alexandre Desplat Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams
Evening Standard‘s Magda Ibrahim was at The Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert on Tuesday and told the newspapers’ podcast the reading Benedict did at the event was actually of an extract from a book he’s writing!!! She said:
He didn’t kinda give us too much of a clue about what the book is called or when it’s gonna be out but he and when went into the pulpit, he just said to us ‘yeah this is gonna be the first reading of this excerpt from this book and you’re all the first people to actually hear it’, which was quite exciting, and he said the only other people who’d heard it had been his editors so, I mean, it was quite an interesting reading, really. He described it as being quite unique and it was, yeah, definitely. I mean, I suppose I describe it as sort of stream of consciousness, really, but the bit that he read, it kind of tied in quite nicely with the event because it was sort of talking about the fact that you’re born and you become this individual but then, gradually, things happen and you realize you’re actually part of a wider community.
Here are the clips we’ve got of his readings thanks to @cateblanchyes and @kovalchuk_mary, who shared them on Twitter and Instagram, respectively:
[…] Instantly recognizable. You stand anew. Remade. You’ve rebuilt yourself, but you are different. […] You become a heroic, unique embodiment of both the things you cherish and the things that cause you pain. As you grow into this living idea, you become instantly recognizable among the millions of faces in the world. You become that which you think you are. You stand before the world and you say ‘I am here and this is who I am’. But there’s an influence at work […] and positions in the locus of the divine. Together, we are equal.
How Benedict of Benedict, to write a book exploring such themes. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we get more information about the book!
Update on 1st December
This post has just been updated to include another video and its transcription and to correct an error. Even though I (Gi) had included the aforementioned video in our post about the event, I still somehow failed to include it on this post. I also completely misunderstood the very last word of the very last video. My apologies!
Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
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