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Mr. Lee has completed working on a 2 part TV movie written by Terry Pratchett titled 'The Colour of Magic'. He plays the character "Death". More information to follow...



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It are good news! Just something saddens me... if it is film for television... will it arrive at Brazil one day to be exhibited in he/she had opened? Speaking in this, I would love to review the film The Pobre Diabo that was also done for television, if I am right.
Thousand, thousand, thousand..... congratulations to Mr. Lee (Mr. Death) for one more work
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Sounds interesting, looking forward to seeing this.



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I hope we get to see it here in the states, if its on BBC it will be fine. Kaitlin



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This sounds like an interesting film....I will be looking forward to hearing more about it and 'hopefully' be able to either see or obtain it!

I love the fact that Mr. Lee is still in 'demand' for his wonderful talents.....Star

Waiting to hear more!

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Hello everyone,

Very interesting news indeed! How wonderful to read that Mr Lee has been working on another film based on Terry Pratchett's work. And although Mr Lee had already played "Death" in various other adaptations of the author's work, it is nonetheless rather poignant to know that he will resume playing the character once again following on closely from the late Ian Richardson, who performed more recently as "Death" in Hogfather. I am sure that this will be well worth watching, and I look forward to seeing it. Take care everyone:

Warmest regards,

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As in all Mr. Lee's films, I can't wait to view it.
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It is great to see Mr. Lee is returning to the world of Terry Pratchett once again. I am a huge fan of the "Discworld" novels. Simply can't wait! Hopefully, they do show it in the U.S but if not, maybe on BBC. Fingers crossed.



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Wonderful news! Also wonderful start to my Christmas list; all of these wonderful films and audio books coming about.....I think 2007 will not only be a 'White Christmas' but definitely also a 'Mr. Lee' Christmas!

Congratulations!

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Here is an update:

http://www.movieweb.com/tv/news/43/21543.php



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I'm really looking forward to this - I enjoyed watching Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" on DVD just a few months ago. "The Colour of Magic" will be made by the same team that made "Hogfather", I believe. "Hogfather" was produced by/shown on Sky, not BBC. I seem to remember reading/hearing that this new miniseries would contain both of Pratchett's first 2 Discworld novels, "The Colour of Magic" and "The Light Fantastic". The wizard Rincewind will be played by David Jason (a.k.a. Inspector Frost from the TV series); he played Death's helper Arthur in the "Hogfather" miniseries.

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Hi everyone, I found another bit of article on this mini-series and thought I would share it...I just hope 'The Colour of Magic' gets 'shared' with us 'across the pond'!!!!

If you have the time and are interested, here is the link:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3iafbe4ad5b51be15bab541af800a3e872

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Helen Dyer;36511 wrote:
I love the fact that Mr. Lee is still in 'demand' for his wonderful talents.....Star

Me too!
Great news. Hopefully I will be able to watch this film.

Bye
Conny

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Oh man, Terry Pratchett, genius.

"Dragons exist, dragons exist..."



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Hi Everyone,

I just found an article which talks about 'Sky One's' (This is UK Television) fall schedule 'line-up'....It also mentions that The Colour of Magic is scheduled to be broadcast in the spring of 2008...The article says that filming is currently on-going at Pinewood Studios...

If you have the time and are interested, here is the link....

http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=skyone081607.htm

Cheers,Wink
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Hi Everyone, If you are interested the official website for 'The Colour of Magic' is now on-line....

Here is the link:

http://www.skyoneonline.co.uk/tcom/

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"I'm not taxes, I'm Death. I only show up once."

Terry Pratchett = gold (starry eyes)

Who will play Rincewind? Or will the fella not star in this story?
<_< I love that guy.



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WOW, Mr. Lee you never cease to amaze me.



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Hi Everyone, This bit is more for those of us on the 'other side' of the pond....I found this article that talks about 'The Colour of Magic'; stating that as of yet no 'US outlet' for the film (Important point...YET!).....But we can be hopeful that it is being considered!:itsme:

But keep your fingers crossed that one is found so that we get the chance to see this film....And/or that it comes available on DVD!

If you have the time and are interested here is the link:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=42895

Cheers,Wink
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I do hope we get this over here in the states, it will be hilarious.



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Although Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are huge in the UK and Europe (ranked as number 2 behind J. K. Rowling in some years), I'm afraid he's barely a blip on the radar, outside of fan circles, in the US and Canada. I was at a book signing in the late 90s, here in Calgary, where only 4 people turned up at a small genre shop. I was absolutely stunned by the lack of interest, but at least had the opportunity to chat with Terry at length and have him sign about 15 books for me. A couple days later we brought him in to do a signing at a larger venue in a shopping mall for Smithbooks and maybe 20 or so people, that weren't friends, family or associates of those of us working at the shop) turned up, which is still a bloody awful turnout. Anyhow, my point with all this is that US and Canadian members shouldn't hold their breath waiting for The Colour of Magic to turn up on North American television, particularly as this is not a BBC production and Sky doesn't seem to have strong distribution to foreign markets, although their series Hex did turn up over here, I don't think Hogfather has had a North American broadcast here. While I hope it makes it, I'm just saying....don't count on it.

Cheers!

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I've never heard of numbers like that on a book signing. Some literature is hard for some people to enjoy I guess.

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Charles Prepolec;37299 wrote:
Although Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are huge in the UK and Europe (ranked as number 2 behind J. K. Rowling in some years), I'm afraid he's barely a blip on the radar, outside of fan circles, in the US and Canada. I was at a book signing in the late 90s, here in Calgary, where only 4 people turned up at a small genre shop. I was absolutely stunned by the lack of interest, but at least had the opportunity to chat with Terry at length and have him sign about 15 books for me. A couple days later we brought him in to do a signing at a larger venue in a shopping mall for Smithbooks and maybe 20 or so people, that weren't friends, family or associates of those of us working at the shop) turned up, which is still a bloody awful turnout. Anyhow, my point with all this is that US and Canadian members shouldn't hold their breath waiting for The Colour of Magic to turn up on North American television, particularly as this is not a BBC production and Sky doesn't seem to have strong distribution to foreign markets, although their series Hex did turn up over here, I don't think Hogfather has had a North American broadcast here. While I hope it makes it, I'm just saying....don't count on it.

Cheers!

Rowlings productions are mostly senseless drivels.
I mean, book 1 until 3 were fine but after that it got pretty lame-assed in the points of cliché, supposed character-development (while Harry only was an angsty brat. I mean, only he seemed to suffer whereas nothing was wrong with other people) and by Fargoth, the seventh book made me want to tear my hair out >_<**

Least to say, Terry Pratchett > Rowling, even if not in the mainstream-sense.



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Charles Prepolec;37299 wrote:
Although Terry Pratchett's Discworld books are huge in the UK and Europe (ranked as number 2 behind J. K. Rowling in some years), I'm afraid he's barely a blip on the radar, outside of fan circles, in the US and Canada. I was at a book signing in the late 90s, here in Calgary, where only 4 people turned up at a small genre shop. I was absolutely stunned by the lack of interest, but at least had the opportunity to chat with Terry at length and have him sign about 15 books for me. A couple days later we brought him in to do a signing at a larger venue in a shopping mall for Smithbooks and maybe 20 or so people, that weren't friends, family or associates of those of us working at the shop) turned up, which is still a bloody awful turnout. Anyhow, my point with all this is that US and Canadian members shouldn't hold their breath waiting for The Colour of Magic to turn up on North American television, particularly as this is not a BBC production and Sky doesn't seem to have strong distribution to foreign markets, although their series Hex did turn up over here, I don't think Hogfather has had a North American broadcast here. While I hope it makes it, I'm just saying....don't count on it.

Cheers!

Hogfather is being broadcast here in the US. It will debut during the RHI Movie Weekend on ION Television, Sunday, November 25 (7/6c). I believe ION also plans to broadcast "The Colour of Magic" in 2008.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071022/20071022005910.html?.v=1



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Yeah, maybe we will get to see it here ION is a really interesting cable station they show a lot of varied material, though most of it is Christian oriented.



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Hi Everyone, I found an update on the premiere of 'The Colour of Magic'...For those of you 'across the pond'.....

Sky One is showing the mini-series on Easter.....

If you have the time and are interested here is the link:

Sky One

I hope someone will share their views on this film!

Cheers, Wink

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Thanks very much for the link, Helen.

This looks very interesting indeed. My two all-time favourite actors, Christopher Lee and Sir David Jason, appearing in the same project together - it doesn't get better than that!

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Hi Everyone, It seems that there was a special screening of part 1 of 'The Colour of Magic' at the Curzon Mayfair on Monday evening (03.03.08).

If you have the time and are interested here is the link to a review of the film from this special screening....

The Colour Of Magic review - Den of Geek

Also, another site mentions that there is to be a release sometime this summer in the USA....Will try to find out more information on this....

Cheers,
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The trailer for The Colour of Magic very briefly features Mr Lee's character Death giving his thoughts on what the colour of magic is

YouTube - The Colour Of Magic Teaser Trailer

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i can't wait for this one either. i HOPE it airs in the USA so we ALL can see it who live here. :biggrin:



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