Latest Movie News Headlines

Daniel Radcliffe further breaks his Potter image with this transformed first photo from Horns

Oct. 3, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Horns book cover title

*insert variation on the "Daniel Radcliffe is horny" joke here* Heh... insert...

HORNS is a great book. A powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, exciting, terrifying, beautiful book.  Penned by Joe Hill (son of Mr. Stephen King), it's easily one of the most well-crafted original pieces of fiction I've ever had the pleasure and good fortune to read.  It is at turns a tale of lust and despair, of evil and hope, and of terror and comedy blacker than pitch.  Will director Alexandre Aja and star Daniel Radcliffe be able to do the book justice? Will they be able to transcend that quality and do their own thing on top of it? It's hard to say, and that's okay. 

For now all we have is this photo, the first released from the production.  And, like the book, it's f***ing fantastic.  The colors and the subtle emotions they evoke, Radcliffe's haunted stare, and the horns.  I always imagined them being smaller, plainer, and sharper, but I'm very down with these as well.  I'd even go so far as to say that I iimmediately have 200% more confidence in this flick right now. 

But what do you think? Will my faith be rewarded? Does the photo do it for you?

Horns first photo

Plot recap: HORNS is about a decent enough young man named Ignatius Perrish, a guy who has always tried to do the right thing, only to see his whole life abruptly torn away from him. His girlfriend, the person he loves more than anyone in the world, is killed, and although he’s never charged with the murder, everyone, including his family and friends, believe Ig is responsible. Then one night Ig goes out drunk to rage and curse God, and when he wakes, he discovers he’s grown a pair of horns, and that people have a sudden compulsion to confess their darkest secrets and ugliest impulses to him. It isn’t long before Ig turns his terrible new powers to finding the man who killed his beloved, and taking his revenge.  HORNS also stars Juno Temple (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), Max Minghella (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Joe Anderson (THE GREY), James Remar, (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), and Kelli Garner (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL).

Extra Tidbit: I admired Radcliffe's efforts in it, but THE WOMAN IN BLACK was not at all what I hoped it would (or could) be. The scares worked for me (mostly), as did the bleached gothic aesthetic, but that story... oh lord, that story...

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

5:56PM on 10/03/2012
The (awesome) book was so in depth and so well thought out and every page was just as important as the next. It's a book that kinda leaves the reader to interpret, so I'm conflicted about how I feel about a film version. Here's to hoping....
The (awesome) book was so in depth and so well thought out and every page was just as important as the next. It's a book that kinda leaves the reader to interpret, so I'm conflicted about how I feel about a film version. Here's to hoping....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:40AM on 10/03/2012
Are the horns wooden to fit his acting?
Are the horns wooden to fit his acting?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:08AM on 10/03/2012
I gotta admit, looks pretty badass.
I gotta admit, looks pretty badass.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:58AM on 10/03/2012
Just read the quick and dirty version on wikipedia...sounds like a great story.
Just read the quick and dirty version on wikipedia...sounds like a great story.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!