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05.19.09 30 Comments

When I first read the news that Hayden Christensen and Djimon Hounsou would be co-starring in Mandrake the Magician, I thought “Haha, that’s funny, who cares.”  But then I read the EXTREME SYNOPSIS.  (*chugs energy drink*)

Jackson Mandrake lives life on the edge [OOH WHA-AA-AA-A!]. Working as an underground magician and escapologist [TICK TICK TICK!], his act has grown increasingly dangerous. Following a daring escape from an SUV that has been dropped out of an plane at the Burning Man Festival [LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOR], he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung [Chow Yun-Fat?] out of a maximum security jail. Hypnosis, contortion, distraction and technical wizardry all come into play as Mandrake breaks the agent out from the inside within a 24-hour deadline.

But back on the outside, Mandrake learns that it was all a set-up. Xi is a CIA agent gone bad. He offers Mandrake the chance to join his crime ring. When Mandrake refuses, he’s a marked man. He must escape his would-be-killers and also the real CIA who accuse him of being in league with Xi. His quest to clear his name leads him into all sorts of dangers, which he must overcome with daredevil escapes that require all his conjuring skills. And along the way, Mandrake is forced to confront his past and the girl he left behind… [ComingSoon]

(*flies by on a dirt bike doing motorcross tricks*)

……Thiiiis souuunds gaaaaaaaaay……

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