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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

(maybe) Coming Soon - Christopher Priest's The Prestige

I loved Christoper Priest's novel The Prestige (I thought the ending was a little weak, given the rest of the novel, but I still enjoyed it.), so I was excited to see that it may be being made into a movie. For those of you unfamiliar with the novel, the publisher's blurb (lifted from Powell's site) reads:

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command--the highest misdirection and the darkest science. Blood will be spilled, but it will not be enough. In the end, their legacy will pass on for descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.
The WebIndia123 article above (itself a skimming of a Zap2It article) mentions the possibility that David Bowie will be playing the part of Nikolai Tesla, who has a pivotal role in this drama. It's a fun read, and should translate fairly well to the screen...


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