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Radcliffe Takes Lead in HORNS

Another Fantasy Thriller for Daniel

By Robert T. Trate     July 14, 2012
Source: Mandalay Pictures

Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” franchise, “The Woman in Black”) has signed on to star in the supernatural fantasy/thriller “Horns,” which will be co-produced and financed by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland’s Los Angeles based film production, finance and international sales company Red Granite Pictures. Red Granite will co-produce the film with Mandalay Pictures.
 
Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, “Horns” is being directed by Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes,” “Piranha 3D,” “High Tension”) from an adapted screenplay by Keith Bunin (“In Treatment”). Producers are Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone. Joe Hill and Red Granite’s Joe Gatta are executive producers.
 
“Horns,” a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend. Hungover 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 for exacting revenge on her killer.
 
This rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people, and what the loss of true love can do to a man. The widely acclaimed book was on the New York Times best seller list for six weeks, and has become an international bestseller as well. 
 
Additional casting is underway as principal photography is slated to begin this fall. Red Granite Pictures’ international sales arm (Red Granite International) will handle foreign sales for the film.
 
Director Alex Aja sees “Horns” as a character driven metaphysical and emotional fable with the structural bones of a mystery/revenge thriller. He says, “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.”
 
“’Horns’ is a wildly unique thriller that’s ripe for the big screen,” said Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. “Daniel is an amazing talent who will deliver a gripping performance with Alex at the helm. “We’re happy to be working with Mandalay and Joe Hill to bring this project to life
 

Said Schulman, “We’re thrilled to be in business with Riza, Joey and the Red Granite team. They are partners willing to put their strength behind provocative and fresh projects. Alex Aja is the perfect director to bring this chilling story to life.” 

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Mayhem101878 7/14/2012 6:18:28 AM

This sounds like it could be good. The concept is original and I'd be interested in seeing him in this.

almostunbiased 7/14/2012 6:46:54 AM

Umm so wait the horns control him is it like a parasite or?

 

noahbody 7/14/2012 7:08:42 AM

As long as it is better than TLIB crapfest

InnerSanctum 7/14/2012 10:34:07 AM

 High Tension was excelllent!!!  One hell of a scarey movie.  I would have never thought it would be the same guy who gave us P3D.  Which is a fun film too.  

I personally enjoyed the Hammer film TLIB.  It harked back to a time when gore wasn't the moving factor in a horror moive.  Tension and atmosphere were more important.  Plus, I forgot I was even watching the actor who played Potter.  He was able to mature himself beyond his years.  

Nice to see Radcliffe doing some nice genre work.  Good for him.  

dawntreader 7/14/2012 12:57:36 PM

TLIB? did you mean TWIB? TLIB would be The Lady in Black. Radcliffe's last movie was TWIB.

noahbody 7/14/2012 4:36:55 PM

Sorry yes I meant TWIB, while it had great sets and I liked the mood of the movie it was pointless, and no I am not a gore hound, jkust found it very unsatisfing.

Radclifff was fine with what he was given to do, which wasn't much.

dalgoda 7/14/2012 4:54:40 PM

The book was good but not as good as Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill.  I hope that gets made into a movie sometime in the near future.  I'm also still mourning the death of the Locke and Key TV series, also by Hill.

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