I don’t know what’s up with Criss Angel, or how someone with such a penchant for walking around without his shirt showing off his abs got into magic. I always thought only dorks with no social life got into magic while in High School. You know, cause they don’t have any one to hang out with. Anyways, in a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Angel talked about signing on to star in the recently announced movie version of the comic book character Mandrake, a magician who, um, fights crime. I think.
Says the Mindfreak about the role:
The reviews seemed to be pretty good on my acting, so I’ve just signed on to do a movie which I’ll be shooting at the end of this year called Mandrake. Which is based on the comic book strip. It’s gonna kind of be like a kind of cool realm of The Crow but different of Mandrake the magician coming to life. I’m designing and creating the visual effects for that, as well as going to be acting in it. So that’s a very exciting prospect that I’m looking forward to do.
You know, I’ve seen some pictures of Mandrake (below), and somehow I don’t get any “The Crow” vibes from it.
He goes on:
I know that the Mandrake project really gets it. Being involved from the beginning in the creation of the script, and of the characters and effects, really gives me an opportunity to work with the director to make sure that it’s really seamless with how they coexist and work hand in hand, and how one supports the other and it’s not contrived and it’s not cheesy. So, I’m really excited about Mandrake and I’m hoping that they’ll get it right better than anyone’s gotten it yet.
So there you go. Criss Angel, the guy who stars in the A&E magic show “Mindfreak”, is your new Mandrake.
I wonder how he’s gonna explain the top hat and funky wardrobe, though…