Hugh JackmanTo follow up the success of Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan has chosen a film about battling magicians in turn of the century London. Seriously. The rival magicians start out stealing one another's tricks, but the conflict eventually turns deadly. The film, called The Prestige, is based on a novel of the same name, which I am going to buy the second I get done posting this. Honestly, this sounds awesome. Nolan's brother Jonathan, who wrote the short story behind Memento, wrote the screenplay, and shooting is expected to begin early in 2006.

Though the film is still officially lacking a cast, reports indicate that Nolan is negotiating with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale to play the magicians.
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