Saturday, 18 May 2013

You are probably more use to seeing Daniel Radcliffe in a cape and a wand in his hand but the British actor seems adamant to put his childhood behind him with his choose of films lately. Later this year we see him alongside Ben Foster, Dane Dehann and Elizabeth Olsen in Kill your Darlings, in which Radcliffe plays beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. But in another attempt to distance himself from the billion dollar franchise that was Harry Potter, Radcliffe takes the lead role in the bizarre, Horns. Without even hearing the synopsis and just looking at the photo, you know this is going to be an odd one. Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish who after the death of his girlfriend wakes up after a heavy night of boozing and finds he has grown horns from his head, sort of life a modern day version of Franz Kafka's Metamorphoses. Coming from the pen of Joe Hill, son of Horror writing legend Stephen King, and being directed by Alexandre Aja, director of Mirrors and The Hills have Eyes, it would be easy to mistake this for just another horror film. But Radcliffe wants to eradicate any preconceptions anyone might have, telling Total film “The first third starts off like some bizarre absurdist comedy, and then it becomes this epic tragic love story and revenge saga with elements of horror, fantasy, religion and everything else you can imagine along the way,” he explained. “And rock’n’roll, that’s another important influence in the movie. I saw it the other day and I do think that Alexandre has done an amazing job. The Woman In Black is more authentically horror. Horns has horror elements in it but it’s not really a horror film. “There’s one sequence where – in Alex’s words – we go into full slasher movie mode. Generally speaking, it’s never just one thing, which is why it will be a challenging film to market." Set to hit our screens at the end of this year, it won't be long till the audience can de-cypher this one for themselves.

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