Radcliffe is going to be an absolute expert on story arcs that see a hero, gaining powers from a dark force, who tries using them for good. While his newest role might be another trip down that familiar aisle, it probably won’t run the risk of reminding to many people of his Potter history.
AICN has let it slip that Radcliffe has been tapped to star in Alexandre Aja’s latest film:
HORNS is about a young man who wakes up one morning with devil horns protruding from his forehead and the ability to influence people to do bad things. He uses his powers to try and figure out who raped and murdered his girlfriend.
Aja is one of the most exciting horror filmmakers working today, with the ability to push passed the boundaries of what people expect, even in the over saturated horror market. Based on the synopsis of Horns, it sounds as if Aja has found another avenue for him push the envelope.
The casting of Radcliffe as the lead in this new project speaks volumes for what the former Mr. Potter wants his career to be. By sticking with horror and genre films he is embracing an aspect of what made him famous in the first place.
Plus a few years doing high-end horror has to be a welcome change of pace after a decade of Harry Potter.