The very first trailer for Emilia’s new movie Voice from the Stone is finally here! The movie looks so GOOD but also incredibly creepy! I can’t wait to see it! And it was also filmed in Italy – in Tuscany which is a beautiful region. Be sure to go see it in theatre if you can, or buy the digital HD version (like me!)
USA TODAY – Emilia Clarke has faced down her share of deadly screen foes as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
It’s a different story when the British actress is placed in a beautiful but moody Italian castle, including one creepy room featuring a real hawk, for the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone. Even Clarke got a little freaked out.
“That hawk never stopped making me scream,” says Clarke, 30. “Oh, man, the castle we filmed in was scary. I don’t believe in ghosts but if there was anything to make me question that, it was shooting there at night.”
Clarke survived the haunting ordeal of making the movie, which reveals its first trailer at usatoday.com before arriving in theaters (it’s simultaneously available via video on demand and digital HD) April 28.
The story marks director Eric Howell’s four-year journey to bring what he calls an “Hitchcockian fairy tale,” based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Silvio Raffo, to the screen. Howell’s prospects for getting his first feature off the ground were boosted significantly by bringing aboard Clarke, the Game of Thrones standout who propelled the love story in last year’s romantic hit Me Before You.
Clarke says the script “stole her heart” and she jumped to play Verena, a young nurse who specializes in helping children deal with trauma in 1950s Tuscany. Verena is hired to work with a young boy named Jakob (Edward Dring), who is so distraught by the sudden death of his mother, a renowned pianist, that he has stopped speaking.
This is no Mary Poppins: Verena has to work with Jakob’s increasingly erratic behavior and belief that his deceased mother is speaking to him from the castle walls. Verena tries to flee the disintegrating situation, but her love for Jakob and her romantic relationship with his father Klaus (Marton Csokas) pull her back.
The house’s hold on Verena is “mixed in with all of the loneliness she has felt in her life as a nurse who is always moving from one family to another,” says Clarke. “It seems that happiness is only a family away.”
Shooting in the town of Siena in beautiful Tuscany and in another castle located in the Italian province of Viterbo, just outside Rome, made for idyllic settings.
“It was heaven on earth, for sure. It felt like I was on vacation every day,” says Clarke. “And, hello, two-hour lunches.”
Howell had his moment of reckoning when setting up Voice from the Stone‘s first shot in the beautiful light of a stunning 15th-century castle.
“You’ve spent all the time getting all the pieces together for the movie,” says Howell. “You’re picking the wardrobe, the hair, finding the perfect location, waiting for the light. And you turn the camera on as Emilia Clarke steps into the frame and you gasp. We realized in that moment we had something truly magical.” (source)
Together with the trailer have been released new production stills, and also a promotional poster (few days ago). Be sure to check them in our gallery!
STAR WARS – Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London.
The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018. (source)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Fox 2000 and Temple Hill have landed a hot pitch from The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke attached to star.
The pitch, which hit the town Wednesday, caught the interest of several studios and producers. It’s an adaptation of the 2015 South Korean film The Beauty Inside — which was itself an adaptation of an innovative 2012 web series by Drake Doremus.
The pitch’s path begins back in 2012 when Doremus directed a social film developed by Intel and Toshiba. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace, the film had six episodes that included interactive storytelling that gave the audience a chance to be a part of the film. It became a cult hit, and won a daytime Emmy for Outstanding New Approach to an Original Daytime Program or Series.
The story centered on a man who wakes up every day in a different body — and the woman who loved him no matter what he looked like on the outside.
The 2015 South Korean Film, directed by Baik, brought this story to the big screen and starred Kim Sang-ho, Kim Min-jae, Jo Dal-hwan.
In Fox 2000’s version, Clarke will play the woman who falls for the man with the body-switching disorder. Several actors will be cast to play the male lead.
Along with Fox 2000 and Temple Hill, Greg Chou is producing.
Clarke’s star has been quickly rising since she began starring as Daenerys on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. She’s recently been cast in the Star Wars Han Solo film with Alden Ehrenreich. She was most recently seen in romance Me Before You and auctioneer Terminator Genisys. (source)
ET ONLINE – Voice From The Stone is adapted from an Italian novel by Silvio Raffo and co-stars Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, Loving), centers on Clarke’s Verena, a nurse hired to help a young mute boy living in an isolated castle in Italy.
As the official synopsis reveals, though, “Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.”
If that all sounds dark and spooky, well, it makes sense then that the movie features music from Amy Lee of Evanescence. And if these first-look photos are any indication, it seems the film will also show a more seductive side to Clarke.
The still untitled Han Solo movie project is featured in the current (February) issue of Empire UK, with a beautiful illustration of how Emilia, Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover would look like as the Star Wars characters. An article on Game of Thrones is featured as well.
Digital scans from the issue have now been added to the gallery, enjoy them!
STAR WARS – Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away — and she’s going to meet Han and Chewie.
StarWars.com is excited to announce that Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke’s role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.
Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.
The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018.