Stars Picked for Magic Movie – The Prestige

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are in negotiations to topline Touchstone Pictures’ The Prestige, which will serve as Christopher Nolan’s next directorial outing.

Mr. Bale and Mr. Jackman will play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The rivalry is so intense that it turns them into murderers. The title refers to the residue left after a magician’s successful trick.

We have no idea what trick this might be? In fact, our search of our vast catalog collection shows no effect in which “residue” is left as evidence of a successful performance except: 1) Dove Pan; 2) Chick Pan; 3) Double Duck Pan; 4) Human Cremation; 5) Duck Cremation; 6) Chick Cremation; 7) Double Duck Cremation; 8) Smoke from Fingertips (ADAMS); 9) Pull-My-Finger; 10) The Arsonist’s Dollhouse Illusion; and of course, 11) The Bullet Catching Trick (different kind of residue depending on whether there is success or failure in effect — either way, pants must be cleaned before next performance).

The script is based on Christopher Priest’s 1996 novel of the same name and was adapted by Nolan’s brother, Jonathan. He wrote the short story on which Christopher’s Nolan’s breakout movie, Memento, was based on.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are in negotiations to topline Touchstone Pictures’ The Prestige, which will serve as Christopher Nolan’s next directorial outing.

Mr. Bale and Mr. Jackman will play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The rivalry is so intense that it turns them into murderers. The title refers to the residue left after a magician’s successful trick.

We have no idea what trick this might be? In fact, our search of our vast catalog collection shows no effect in which “residue” is left as evidence of a successful performance except: 1) Dove Pan; 2) Chick Pan; 3) Double Duck Pan; 4) Human Cremation; 5) Duck Cremation; 6) Chick Cremation; 7) Double Duck Cremation; 8) Smoke from Fingertips (ADAMS); 9) Pull-My-Finger; 10) The Arsonist’s Dollhouse Illusion; and of course, 11) The Bullet Catching Trick (different kind of residue depending on whether there is success or failure in effect — either way, pants must be cleaned before next performance).

The script is based on Christopher Priest’s 1996 novel of the same name and was adapted by Nolan’s brother, Jonathan. He wrote the short story on which Christopher’s Nolan’s breakout movie, Memento, was based on.


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