The War Magician movie is currently in Development
December 8, 2015 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Benedict Cumberbatch now attached to star. StudioCanal on board to finance and distribute in its territories.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play the titular British hero Jasper Maskelyne, the magician whose illusions helped the allied forces fight against the Nazis during World War II.
The War Magician Plot: What's the story?
A patriotic British stage magician volunteers his illusionist abilities to help battle the Nazis. After proving his potential value to skeptical commanders, he and a few cohorts are sent to North Africa, where British troops are being pounded by Gen. Rommel. He helps halt Rommel's charge through a campaign of deception. He camouflages a key British-occupied harbor by creating a bogus one that bears the brunt of nightly bombing raids; shields troops in the Suez Canal through a system of anti-aircraft searchlights and mirrors that blind Nazi pilots; and camouflages British weaponry and uses props to give the appearance of a stronger fighting force.
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The War Magician Cast: Who stars in it?
- Benedict Cumberbatch ... Jasper Maskelyne
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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The War Magician?
- Planning to shoot in locations throughout Europe and the Middle East (Variety, 12/8/15).
Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The War Magician?
A look at the The War Magician behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Weir last directed The Way Back and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The film's writer Gary Whitta last wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and After Earth.
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Production Timeline: When did the The War Magician come together?
On or about December 8, 2015 • The film was in Development status.
Benedict Cumberbatch now attached to star. StudioCanal on board to finance and distribute in its territories.
On or about February 16, 2012 • The film was in Development status.
The War Magician Release Date: When is it coming out?The War Magician is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
- United States
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