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Daniel Radcliffe Sprouts Horns
He'll be Ig Perrish

14 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Mandalay Pictures

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Daniel Radcliffe Sprouts Horns

Though you would think he’d have had his fill of darkness and magic after years bringing Harry Potter to life and, more recently, appearing in The Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe seems happy to stay with the occult. Red Granite and Mandalay Pictures have announced that he’s scored the lead role in Horns.

Radcliffe will be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the dark fantasy, adapted from Joe Hill’s novel. And alongside Radcliffe, Piranha 3D's Alexandre Aja has signed on to direct the movie.

Horns’ plot follows Ig Perrish, the prime suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend. Hung-over from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and to exact revenge on her killer.

Aja is busy casting the other roles and wants to be ready to shoot in the autumn, particularly since he seems fond of the story. “After reading Joe Hill's cult book, I couldn't resist temptation to dive into the devilish underworld and reinvent a universal myth. Horns is a wild ride of sin and crime, with a love story in its heart.”

This does seem like the right blend of filmmaker, actor and source material, and now we just have to hope the ol’ alchemy happens to create a great movie.


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RE: On a roll!
L: sharkboy Horns is a great book and Radcliffe is an interesting choice for the lead (and much better than LaBeouf), but in all honesty it deserves a better director than Aja.  This shouldn't be a splatter-fest, the subject matter requires a much more subtle dark touch than Aja's shown he's capable of as a director.  I'd like to see what someone like Mike Reeves could do with this tale, but Aja's appointment just makes me think they're aiming for the slasher market, wh More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 12:36 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: On a roll!
5 years ago I probably would have been upset that Radcliffe is replacing Laboeuf but thigns ahve certainly changed since then. Sounds like an interesting project and Daniel is definitely getting better and better.   I love that Alan Partridge picture of him as well More

Posted by st3veebee at 11:26 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: On a roll!
Horns is a great book and Radcliffe is an interesting choice for the lead (and much better than LaBeouf), but in all honesty it deserves a better director than Aja.  This shouldn't be a splatter-fest, the subject matter requires a much more subtle dark touch than Aja's shown he's capable of as a director.  I'd like to see what someone like Mike Reeves could do with this tale, but Aja's appointment just makes me think they're aiming for the slasher market, which is so not wha More

Posted by sharkboy at 11:11 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: On a roll!
I kind of like Shia LaBeouf - but Daniel is a good choice here. He is on a role post Potter. Good for him. The movie sounds interesting. We'll see how it goes. More

Posted by princessa at 19:16 on 14 July 2012 | Report This Post

On a roll!
Radcliffe seems to be on a role after his likeable performance in the Potter movies and seems to being on the way up after the successful Woman in Black. Horns sounds like an interesting concept and will hopefully be another well made chiller! Plus I much prefer Radcliffe to the annoying overacting of Shia LaBeouf! More

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