Thursday, May 13, 2010

Anthony Hopkins Cast As A Sorcerer In Arabian Nights

From the Hollywood Reporter ( comes news that Anthony Hopkins will be playing a sorcerer in the upcoming 3D action adventure film based (extremely loosely) on the Nights.

From the article:

"Anthony Hopkins is in final negotiations to play the villain in “Arabian Nights,” an action-adventure pic directed by Chuck Russell.

Inferno’s Bill Johnson is producing with Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray of Mayhem Pictures. ROAR also is producing.

Written by Russell and Barry P. Ambrose, the period epic centers on a young commander (Liam Hemsworth) who, after his king is murdered in a coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade.

Hopkins will play Pharotu, an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad’s love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.

An end-of-summer shoot is being eyed."

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