Criss Angel Turns Mandrake

Magician Criss Angel recently talked with Cinema Blend about his role in “Mandrake,” a film adaptation of the depression-era comic strip Mandrake The Magician.

Written by Lee Falk, the story centers on a magician with hypnotic powers and a penchant for fighting mad scientists and criminal king-pins. The story is being reworked into a “The Crow”-esque tale with some light CGI involved.

He adds “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 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” says Angel.

Angel has a deal with the Luxor Hotel for 4000 performances over the next ten years. Shooting will begin later this year.