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The Prestige

Christopher Nolan is to direct a film version of 'The Prestige': Christopher Priest's disturbing (or boring if you listen to certain people) story of Victorian Magicians who utilise teleport technology with sinister (or boring :-) consequences. It will star Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Also Michael Caine (role unknown, possibly the butler).

Imagine all these sentences have exclamation marks after them. In my head they do.

I have to reserve actual exclamation marks for the final casting. David Bowie as Nikola Tesla! Well, he did popularise AC/DC (sorry couldn't help myself).

This makes me think of who you would cast to play all the great scientists of history, without using revered elderly actors. Like Newton played by Ralph Fiennes or Einstein played by Robert Downey Jnr. Or Nils Bohr played by Viggo Mortensen (Danish you see). Or Val Kilmer as, ooh, Feynman.

ETA read dissenting opinions about 'The Prestige' at instant fanzine here http://community.livejournal.com/instant_fanzine/136145.html
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