One Small Step For British Horror, One Giant Leap For Daniel Radcliffe
While the reminiscence of Harry Potter still finds itself prominently talked about like an unforgettable lingering memory, it didn’t take long for Daniel Radcliffe to move on in an attempt to revamp his kid-friendly image. Shortly after revitalizing British horror at the box office with The Woman In Black, Radcliff has signed on to star in another adaptation of a supernatural-themed novel, Horns.
Written by Joe Hill (AKA Stephen King Jr), the book tells the story of Ig Perrish (Radcliffe’s role), who, in the aftermath of his girlfriend mysterious rape and murder, awakes one morning with horns growing from his head and diabolical powers at his command.
Despite the devilish appearance of the facial appendages, Perrish uses his new-found ability to convince people to fess up to their sins and give in to their desires, (a handy tool for seeking out his girlfriend’s killer).
With each film made in his post Harry Potter years, Radcliffe forcefully moves further away from the kid-friendly scene. What is most surprising is the films haven’t been that bad. We aren’t wondering what Harry Potter is doing in a horror film, but watch as this childhood star moves one step closer to an adult sensation.
So far, Radcliffe has shown he can be the ‘prey’ in The Woman In Black, but can he be ‘predator?’ This will be one of Radcliffe’s most challenging roles, displaying his wide ranged acting talent and speaking loudly to his diverse abilities.
Expected to start shooting in the fall, Horns will release at some point in 2013. Until then, feel free to keep Radcliffe’s image untainted, as that child who bested the most powerful wizard ever known.
Also, if you haven’t checked out The Woman In Black it’s definitely worth a look: