Comic-Con: Daniel Radcliffe Talks HORNS, Dark Material, His Vision for the Next 25 Years, and More

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From director Alexandre Aja and author Joe Hill, Horns is a unique and unusual blend of fantasy, horror, drama and comedy.  Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend and ostracized by everyone he knows, a small-town guy named Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find that he’s grown a pair of horns from his temples.  Armed with the supernatural powers that they possess, he sets out to find the true killer and prove his innocence.

While at Comic-Con for a panel in Hall H, actor Daniel Radcliffe spoke to press at a conference, in which he talked about being drawn to dark material, what most excited him about doing this film, what was on his playlist for the role, what makes Alexandre Aja a great director, connecting to the symbolism in the film, his vision for the next 25 years of his career, and what he got to do while walking around Comic-Con dressed as Spider-Man.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

HORNS Trailer Startles With Surprising Humor; Strong Performance From Daniel Radcliffe

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Wow.  For some reason I was kind of expecting Horns to not be any good or, at least, not be something I’d be into.  I’ve actually been carrying this perception around since the film started shooting some time ago.  But this trailer just changed my mind and I’m now looking forward to it in a major way.  I was totally underestimating this movie and certainly wasn’t expecting this kind of biting sense of humor.  Especially from director Alexandre Aja, a talented guy whose work I have yet to be able to connect with.  Now, thanks to this trailer from today’s presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con, I’m legitimately enthusiastic.

In this adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  Hit the jump to check out the new Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

New Posters for HORNS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and THE BOOK OF LIFE

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While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we’ll share a few newly released posters from the following films:

  • Horns – Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend’s mysterious death opens on October 31st.
  • Penguins of MadagascarEric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict CumberbatchJohn MalkovichAndy RichterTom McGrathChris MillerKen JeongAnnet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th.
  • The Book of Life – Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina ApplegateHector ElizondoDanny TrejoIce Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films’ synopses.

New Posters for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, HORNS, THE EQUALIZER, THE ONE I LOVE, and THE ZERO THEOREM

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New posters for some upcoming films have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – The final Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster for co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel highlights the main cast, including Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Eva Green.  The film opens August 22nd.
  • Horns – An artful new poster for director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller arrives a day after the film’s trailer debuted, giving us a look at Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns on his head.  The film opens on October 31st.
  • The Equalizer – An IMAX poster for director Antoine Fuqua’s dramatic actioner previews what you’ll get when you see the film in IMAX: a giant Denzel Washington.  The pic opens on September 26th.
  • The One I Love – A fantastic debut poster for director Charlie McDowell’s unconventional romantic comedy starring Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss.  The film opens on August 15th.
  • The Zero Theorem – A new poster for director Terry Gilliam’s twisty sci-fi pic, starring Christoph Waltz and opening on September 19th.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses for the aforementioned films.

HORNS Trailer and Poster: Is Daniel Radcliffe the Devil?

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The first Horns trailer and poster have arrived for director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) adaptation of the Joe Hill novel.  The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  RADiUS-TWC is bringing the pic to Comic-Con next week, and it’s not hard to see why.  There’s an obvious genre bent here, but I’m really curious to see how Radcliffe fills the lead role.  We don’t see much of his performance in this teaser trailer, but hopefully we’ll find out more during the film’s Hall H panel next Friday.

Hit the jump to check out the first Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th Includes GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, and HORNS

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The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  It’s actually pretty tame as far as Hall H goes, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the highlight panels of the day.  RADiUS-TWC will make its SDCC debut with Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe will also make his first appearance at Comic-Con.  Outside of Hall H, there’s also plenty of TV panels to go around, with The Legend of Korra, Arrow, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Bates Motel, and a special Marvel TV panel all taking place.  Fox has also blocked out two hours in Hall H, during which time it’s expected to preview The Maze Runner, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Let’s Be Cops, the animated Book of Life, and Hitman: Agent 47.  There have also been rumblings that we might get a peek at The Fantastic Four, which would make sense.

Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday schedule. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Daniel Radcliffe Talks KILL YOUR DARLINGS, Indie Shooting vs. HARRY POTTER Schedule, FANTASTIC BEASTS Easter Eggs, and HORNS Reception

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Opening this week in limited release is director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings.  The film focuses on the origins of the Beat movement and follows the volatile friendships of Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan).  There’s also a murder wrapped in between the lines. Kill Your Darlings also stars Michael C. HallDavid CrossKyra SedgwickJennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen.  I caught the pic at Sundance and it was one of my favorites of the festival.  In addition, the entire cast was fantastic and Krokidas announces himself as a serious talent to watch.  For more on the film, read Matt’s review or read all of our previous coverage.

Last week I landed an exclusive interview with Radcliffe.  He talked about making the film on a limited budget and not much time, working with the rest of the cast, how it compared to making the Harry Potter movies, what he learned about the beat movement, having the film play at both Sundance and Toronto, and more.  In addition, I asked if he’d be willing to do some kind of easter egg like walking in the background of a scene when Warner Bros. makes the Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Dimension and RADiUS-TWC to Release Alexandre Aja’s HORNS Starring Daniel Radcliffe in 2014; New Image Unveiled

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Director Alexandre Aja’s new film Horns has secured distribution, as Dimension/RADiUS-TWC announced today that the film will be released theatrically in 2014.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  Steve caught the film at TIFF and described it as “unique and cool,” and you can watch the first clip from the pic right here.

Hit the jump to read the full press release and to check out a new image.  If you missed them check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Juno Temple, and Aja.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli Garner.

Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple Talk HORNS, How They Prepare for a Role, What They Collect, and More

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) new film Horns.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head, which have the ability to force confessions from strangers.  This aids him in his quest to find the real killer, and exact his revenge.  Horns also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James RemarJoe Anderson and Kelli Garner.  I caught the world premiere here at TIFF, and am happy to report the film is really well done.  Aja has managed to craft a movie that mixes together a few genres–horror, comedy, love story–and results in something unique and cool.  Plus, the entire cast is great.  Click here to watch the first clip.

The day after the world premiere, I sat down with Radcliffe and Temple for an extended video interview.  They talked about how Horns can’t be pigeonholed into one genre, working with Aja, the way they prepare for a role, what they collect, how they’re both being offered cool projects, and more.  In addition, Radcliffe talked about how excited he is to work with James McAvoy on Frankenstein later this year.  Hit the jump to watch

Director Alexandre Aja Talks HORNS, Differences Between the Book and Movie, Deleted Scenes, Wanting to Adapt the Japanese Manga COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE, and More at TIFF 2013

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) new film Horns.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  Horns also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James RemarJoe Anderson and Kelli Garner.  I caught the world premiere here at TIFF and am happy to report the film is really well done.  Aja has managed to craft a film that mixes together a few genres (horror, comedy, love story) and results in something unique and cool, and the entire cast was great.  Click here to watch the first clip.

The day after the world premiere I sat down with Aja for an extended video interview.  He talked about being at TIFF, the story behind adapting Hill’s novel and bringing the story to the screen, the casting process, the possibilities of an extended edition and deleted scenes, upcoming projects, how he really wants to adapt the Japanese manga, Cobra the Space Pirate, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Exclusive First Clip from Alexandre Aja’s HORNS Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) new film Horns.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  Horns also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James RemarJoe Anderson and Kelli Garner.  I caught the world premiere here at TIFF and am happy to report the film is really well done.  Aja has managed to craft a film that mixes together a few genres (horror, comedy, love story) and results in something unique and cool, and the entire cast was great.

While Horns doesn’t yet have a domestic distribution or a trailer, I’m happy to be able to offer our readers the first footage from the film.  If you were curious what Radcliffe would look like moving around with the horns, watch the clip after the jump.  Also, look for some exclusive video interviews with Aja and Radcliffe/Temple in the coming days.

Juno Temple Talks AFTERNOON DELIGHT, the Importance of Having a Female Writer/Director, Daniel Radcliffe’s Performance in HORNS, and More

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The indie dramedy Afternoon Delight tells the story of Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), an affluent, stay-at-home, thirty-something mom who’s feeling disconnected from her husband (Josh Radnor).  When she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private lap dance from McKenna (Juno Temple), she soon becomes obsessed with saving her, even going so far as to make her a live-in nanny, which can’t possibly turn out well for anyone involved.

At the film’s press day, actress Juno Temple spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about playing such fascinating and fearless young women, how fully realized this character was, the importance of having a female writer/director (Jill Soloway) on this film, and how she likes taking roles in movies that make you think afterwards.  She also talked about her work in Horns, and how she can’t wait for people to see the finished product and Daniel Radcliffe’s performance in it.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

TIFF 2013 Vanguard Line-Up Announced; Includes Alexandre Aja’s HORNS Starring Daniel Radcliffe

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Following today’s announcements for their documentary and Midnight Madness line-ups, the Toronto International Film Festival has revealed the films playing the Vanguard category.  The “Vanguard” is for films that are “provocative, sexy…possibly dangerous,” according to the TIFF website.  The most notable of the inclusions is Alexandre Aja‘s adaptation of Joe Hill‘s Horns, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young man who wakes up to find himself accused of the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He also discovers he’s sprouted horns on his head.

Hit the jump for the Vanguard line-up.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Red Granite Pictures CEO Riza Aziz Talks ANGELS IN EXILE, Scorsese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET, Park Chan-wook’s BRIGANDS OF RATTLEBORGE, and More

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The documentary Angels in Exile, which recently screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), provides and intimate look into the lives of the street children of Durban, South Africa.  Narrated by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, these children search for a better life, but find only a world of prostitution, HIV/AIDS, trafficking, drug addiction and extreme violence.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, producer Riza Aziz – founder, chairman and CEO of Red Granite Pictures – talked about how he got involved with Angels in Exile, why it’s such an important topic to make people aware of, and hoping it can really help to make a difference.  He also talked about Red Granite’s business model of producing three to four films a year (one of which will be a tentpole film with a big budget while the others are medium-sized films), why they wanted to sign on as producers for The Wolf of Wall Street (directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio), working with director Alexandre Aja on Horns (starring Daniel Radcliffe), when he expects to see cuts of each of those films, and how he’ll next be going into production on The Brigands of Rattleborge, a violent revenge western to be directed by Chan-wook Park.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.  

Juno Temple Talks AFTERNOON DELIGHT, HORNS, SIN CITY 2, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and More

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight.  Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch, the film’s about a L.A. housewife that “puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.”  Featuring great performances from the entire cast, the film was well received by audiences and critics and Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award during the closing night festivities.

The day after the premiere, I landed an extended interview with Juno Temple.  We talked about how she got involved in Afternoon Delight, how much changed during production, how 2012 was an extraordinary year as she played a normal girl from the 70s, a schizophrenic, a stripper/prostitute, and a fairy, and more.  In addition, we also talked about making Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Alexandre Aja’s Horns (which stars Daniel Radcliffe), and Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump to watch.

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