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McG To Direct A Movie About A Magic Club

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 8, 2012 at 4:59PM

McG. The three letters which strike fear into the heart of any cinephile, and mediocrity into any given movie project. And yet, the helmer keeps getting gigs, most recently assigned to direct an untitled thriller for Luc Besson, with Kevin Costner to star. And now he's gonna make some magic. Sort of.
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Magic Castle McG

McG. The three letters which strike fear into the heart of any cinephile, and mediocrity into any given movie project. And yet, the helmer keeps getting gigs, most recently assigned to direct an untitled thriller for Luc Besson, with Kevin Costner to star. And now he's gonna make some magic. Sort of.

THR reports that Joseph McGinty Nichol will be making a movie about the famed and kind of secret, exclusive magic club, Magic Castle. Of course, no details yet on the story, but the script is from Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari who are both writing the "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" movie, so yeah. Expectations lowered. But given this is set up at 20th Century Fox, we presume it will be some kind of tentpole-esque project with a Criss Angel cameo or something. Whatever. In case you don't know, the Magic Castle started as a magic club in the 1950s, and to be a member you have to be a practicing magician. Regular folks have to be a guest to be allowed entry to the venue, which now serves as a performance space as well. Mysterious!

We presume the Besson movie will come first, so this will just sit on the backburner for a while we suppose. Which is probably just better for everyone.

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