Victor Frankenstein Trailer – James McAvoy turns mad scientists with Daniel Radcliffe as his Igor

victor-frankenstein-posterThe world of film has dealt with Mary Shelley’s classic tale Frankenstein on numerous occasions, and now a fresh take which says it’s going to be a little different is on the way.

The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein has now arrived, which you can watch below.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.’

The film is due out in the UK on December 4th. [Read more…]

Daniel Radcliffe Will Join The FBI In Imperium

daniel-radcliffe-what-ifDaniel Radcliffe has played everything from a wizard to a man growing horns out of his head, but now it seems he’ll be going into law enforcement, as Deadline reports he’s signed on to star in Imperium.

The movie is about ‘a young FBI agent who goes undercover to find and stop white supremacists trying to make a dirty bomb. It’s based on the experiences of Michael German, an FBI undercover agent who spent years inside United States neo-Nazi and militia groups.’

The film will be the feature debut of Daniel Ragussis, who hopes to start filming the movie this autumn.

First Pics Of Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy On The Victor Frankenstein Set

victor-frankenstein-pic1Over two years ago Daniel Radcliffe signed on to be the Igor in a new Frankenstein movie, and it was July 2013 when James Mcavoy joined him as the infamous mad scientist. It’s taken a while to get things together but now the movie is heading towards a September UK release, and Empire has posted the first images from the set of the film.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.’

McAvoy comments, “As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well. That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”

It’s an interesting idea and it’ll be interesting to see if it works. As it has a script by Max Landis (Chronicle), hopefully it will.

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Daniel Radcliffe Will Invent Grand Theft Auto & Make It More Violent

daniel-radcliffe-what-ifDaniel Radcliffe is set to star in Grand Theft Auto – although this isn’t an adaptation of the hi game series itself, it’s about the co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser, and a fight he ended up getting embroiled in.

The film will follow how, after helping build his company into a videogame powerhouse with titles such as GTA and Max Payne (and it’s him who’s often credited with being wanting to make the games increasingly violent), ‘Houser and Rockstar Games came under repeated attacks from activist attorney Jack Thompson. Thompson was an unorthodox Florida attorney who was already attacking media companies for pushing rap and sex onto the airwaves when he turned his attention to what he saw as an obsession of glorifying violence in the video game industry. GTA was one of his favorite targets. He was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behaviour.’

Radcliffe will play Houser in the movie, which is due to start shooting April 20th. James Wood wrote the script with Owen Harris set to direct the BBC Films movie.

Horns (DVD Review)

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Horns is a certainly a bit of an odd film, not least because it can’t quite decide what it is – comedy, horror, fable, fantasy, thriller, murder mystery, drama – flitting between them all with little sense of consistency. It’s probably this difficulty in pigeonholing the movie that has limited its audience so far, but in many ways that’s a shame, as while very uneven it is oddly entertaining and just a little beguiling.

Daniel Radcliffe is Ig Perrish, whose girlfriend (Juno Temple) has been murdered and everyone in his small town has decided he’s the killer, despite there not being enough evidence to charge him with anything. Things get a little bizarre when he wakes up one morning to discover he’s grown horns out of his forehead, and that he now has the power to get people to admit to all the things they’d normally keep hidden away (he discovers a lot of these things involve what they’d really like to do to him, as they believe he’s gotten away with murder). [Read more…]

Daniel Radcliffe Chats About Heading To Offbeat Rom-Com World With What If

daniel-radcliffe-what-ifDaniel Radcliffe has been acting since the age of 9, when he played the young David Copperfield opposite Maggie Smith in the BBC’s 1999 adaptation of the classic Dickens story.

But it was in 2001, when Radcliffe was cast as the titular boy wizard of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE that he became an internationally recognised movie star. Eight feature films, adapted from the seven novels by JK Rowling, were to follow, grossing more than $7bn at the global box office.

With roles in DECEMBER BOYS and MY BOY JACK Radcliffe proved he was no one-trick pony. But it was his 2007 turn on stage – in Thea Sharrock’s West End revival of Peter Shaffer’s play EQUUS – that established Radcliffe as a serious young actor. Then 17, Radcliffe earned rave reviews for his haunting turn as Alan Strang, a role that required him to disrobe. The actor was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Best Actor when the play transferred to Broadway in 2009. [Read more…]

Daniel Radcliffe Has Some Coming Out Advice For Young Gay People

horns-teaser-trailerFew young stars have been as staunch supporter of gay people as Daniel Radcliffe (although Josh Hutcherson might be able to give him a run for his money. The former Harry Potter has rarely held back from showing his support, as well as doing a lot of work with The Trevor Project.

Now, during a Buzzfeed Q&A where the currently rather beardy actor was asked to turn agony uncle, Radcliffe has some reassuring coming out advice. He was asked “I’m 21 and gay, my friends know but I’m terrified of telling my parents. My close friends know but I’m terrified about telling my parents. Should I keep it quiet or if I should tell them how’s best to break it to them?”

He very sensibly replied, “Okay dude. I’m very sorry, this is not a question for me. I cannot give advice on this. I don’t know your parents, I don’t know the situation. I would say in the long run this is gonna be something they should know about and you’re going to have to deal with it eitherway.

“And if they’re your parents, they’ll love you, so don’t worry. But I hope that that goes well for you, but maybe talk to other people that know your parents.”

Radcliffe was talking to Buzzfeed for the release of his new movie Horns, which is in cinemas now.

You can take a look at Radcliffe’s advice below. [Read more…]

Arabic Network Decides Daniel Radcliffe Is A ‘Disgraceful’ Homosexual

Daniel-RadcliffeA few months ago Daniel Radcliffe said words to the effect that you must be doing something if people are speculating about your sexuality. However I doubt even he would have thought he’d be included on a list where the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) decided to ‘name and shame’ him on a homophobic list of gay people.

Radcliffe is straight – although a staunch gay ally – but he’s not the only inaccuracy on the stunningly shoddily researched piece.

Here is a translation of that list of celebrities who ‘shocked the world with their announcement of their sexuality’, via Gay Star News:

  • Ricky Martin: “One of the first who announced their sexuality.”

    Cameron Diaz: “Stated that she prefers making love to women even though she was in a relationship with Justin Timberlake. She doesn’t mind making love to a man but prefers having a long-term relationship with a woman.”

    Jodie Foster: “Got married to her partner, the photographer Alexandra Hedison, lately.”

    Daniel Radcliffe: “Harry Potter’s actor, announced his sexuality.”

    Lindsay Lohan: “Has previously announced her homosexuality. She was engaged to Samantha Ronson and they were planning to get married but they broke up before marriage.”

    Ellen DeGeneres: ‘The star and famous TV presenter preferred to get married to her partner Portia De Rossi and they have been living together for a couple of years.”

    Elton John: “The global musician has not just announced his sexuality, but got married and wore a wedding dress from his boyfriend David Furnish and had kids using surrogacy.”

    Neil Patrick Harris: “His boyfriend and him had twins the same way as Elton.”

It won’t surprise many of you that Cameron Diaz never said she preferred being in long-term relationships with women (although she has said she’s bisexual), while Lohan isn’t exclusively homosexual, and Ricky Martin didn’t come out officially until 2010. And while Elton John has worn dresses to parties, he didn’t put one on for either his civil partnership or his wedding to David Furnish.

MBC is a free-to-air satellite broadcasting company located in Dubai, which reaches around 150 million Arabic speakers in various countries around the world.

The network has previously seemed relatively neutral on gay issues, although it seems this is evidence of a more negative approach, which comes at a time of increasingly hardline actions against LGBTI people in several Arabic-speaking nations.

Full Horns Trailer – There’s something different about Daniel Radcliffe

Horns-quad-PosterThere are quite a few people out there who’d like to see Daniel Radcliffe with a horn. Well now’s your chance!

The full UK trailer for Horns has now arrived (as well as the rather cool quad poster above), which focuses on the early parts of the movie, before Radcliffe wakes up on morning to literally find he has horns growing out of his forehead.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).

‘HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box) with a screenplay by Keith Burnin. Alexandre Aja, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and Cathy Schulman produce.’

Horns arrives in the UK on Wednesday 29th October 2014. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]

Daniel Radcliffe Turns Sexy Bad Boy In A Horns Character Poster

Horns-Character-Poster1If we needed more proof that Daniel Radcliffe has left goody-two-shoes Harry Potter behind we just need to look at him being mean, moody and extremely horny in the new Horns character poster above. Especially when you compare him to Juno Temple’s angelic look below.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).’

It’s due in UK cinemas on October 31st.

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