Quick News: Medieval, Lady, One, Island, Eurydice

Quick News Medieval Lady One Island Eurydice

The first official still is out of Ben Foster, Michael Caine and William Moseley in “Medieval,” the new Petr Jakl-directed biopic about Bohemian military commander Jan Zizka. It’s also the most expensive Czech film ever made.

Set prior to the Hussite Wars, it will deal with how Zizka became the famed military legend. Til Schewiger, Matthew Goode and Sophie Lowe co-star. [Source: Reddit]

First Lady
“NCIS” franchise alums Michael Weatherly and Eric Christian Olsen are teaming to produce “First Lady,” a provocative drama which has been put in development at CBS. Jessica Grasl (“Designated Survivor”) penned and executive produces the series about a beloved U.S. First Lady who, determined to reclaim her life, divorces her U.S. President husband while he’s still in office and uses her prominence to become an advocate for truth and justice by revitalizing her career as an investigative journalist. [Source: Deadline]

The One
Netflix has given the go ahead for the sci-fi series “The One” based on the novel by John Marrs. The ten-episode first season is set in a very near future in which technology has been around for a year in which a DNA test can match people with their ideal partner.

But even perfectly matched couples have secrets and their pairings have shocking and deadly consequences both on a personal and a wider level as the truth about DNA-based pairings begins to emerge. Howard Overman, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy will executive produce. [Source: Variety]

Fantasy Island
Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Truth or Dare”) has joined the upcoming Jeff Wadlow-directed film remake of the 1970s ABC TV series for Blumhouse and Sony.

Hale plays one of the guests who is anxious to see her fantasy realized on the mysterious island where the host Mr. Roarke (Michael Pena) warns guests that their fantasies may not play out as expected. Jimmy O. Yang co-stars. [Source: Deadline]

“Troupe Zero” helmers Bert & Bertie are set to direct and write the female-driven sci-fi thriller “Eurydice” for Amazon. While the story is inspired by the Greek mythological daughter of Apollo, the script is dubbed an inventive sci-fi thriller.

Other deals on the project are still being worked on before it’s a complete go. Bert & Bertie, one of the few female directing teams, have credits in film, animation, fashion, documentaries, video games, and commercials. [Source: Deadline]