22 April 2015   Comments Off on Confirmed: Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto film

Daniel Radcliffe is to star in a one-off television film about Grand Theft Auto, in a celebration of the success of the controversial computer game.

Radcliffe, who rose to fame as a child in Harry Potter, will take the role of Sam Houser, the “creative mastermind” behind the game.

The 90-minute drama, to be broadcast on BBC Two, is intended to tell the story of what the corporation calls “arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park”.

The programme, entitled Game Changer, will show a group of “British gaming geniuses” as they move from school to creating one of the best-known computer games of all time.

In autumn 2013 its latest iteration, GTA:V, earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.

Bill Paxton is to take the role of Jack Thompson, a campaigning lawyer “determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto”.

The programme, discussed earlier this month at a television industry conference in Cannes, was confirmed by Kim Shillinglaw, controller of BBC Two, as part of her season announcement.

The BBC said Game Changer, made for an adult audience, will tackle the controversy of the game, which allows players to “behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American underworld”.

The show will, the corporation claims, tell the history of the “iconic game” and “reveal the major impact it has had on our cultural landscape”.

Shillinglaw said: “From enabling British writing, presenting and directing talent to do their most distinctive, signature work to factual with real purpose that tackles contemporary issues in lively, intelligent ways or encourages viewers to take their passions further, I want BBC Two to be the place to come for widest range of grown up, opinionated and entertaining content on British television.”


12 April 2015   Comments Off on Horns screen caps added to the gallery

I have capped and added 839 screen caps from Dan’s latest DVD release ‘Horns’.

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10 April 2015   Comments Off on Have I Got News For You

The new series of Have I Got News For You starts tonight and Dan is the first guest host. If your in the UK, you need to be watching at 9pm, BBC 1.

9 April 2015   Comments Off on Dirty Harry: Daniel Radcliffe tipped for Grand Theft Auto movie

Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a drama about the video game impresario’s real-life legal battle against a crusading anti-violence lawyer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Radcliffe would play Sam Houser, the British-born co-founder of software developer Rockstar Games. The film, currently titled simply Grand Theft Auto, centres on a series of spats between Houser and born again Christian activist and lawyer Jack Thompson in the early years of the 21st century.

Thompson, who was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behaviour, was determined to see the hit video game forced to curb its burgeoning penchant for violence. The eccentric activist, who famously compared himself to Batman during his obscenity battles against hip-hop crews 2 Live Crew and NWA in the 1990s, argued repeatedly in a series of murder trials that killings in games encouraged teenage players to plan real-life attacks. He also urged retailers not to sell Grand Theft Auto’s various iterations to minors.

Up-and-coming British director Owen Harris, known for directing episodes of the TV shows Black Mirror and Misfits, will take charge of the film. The project is being put together by BBC Films and has a screenplay in place by James Wood, writer of BBC Two sitcom Rev, based on the book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto. Casting for the plum role of Thompson has not yet been confirmed, but Harris reportedly plans to shoot as early as this month.

The next major role for Radcliffe, best known for the Harry Potter films, will be Victor Frankenstein in a new take on Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale from studio Universal. Lucky Number Slevin’s Paul McGuigan will direct, with the film due in cinemas this October.


2 April 2015   Comments Off on What If screen caps

I have added over 700 screen caps from Dan’s 2014 comedy ‘What If’.

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30 March 2015   Comments Off on Jameson Empire Awards

Dan was presenting an award last night with his co-star James McAvoy at the Empire Awards. 66 photos have been added to the gallery as well as a photo shoot between the pair.

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22 March 2015   Comments Off on Tom Felton meets the Superfans

Daniel Radcliffe speaks with Tom Felton and shares his opinion on obsessing over books and films for Tom Felton’s BBC 3 documentary.

22 March 2015   Comments Off on Daniel Radcliffe Learns Tricks From Magician, Dynamo

The Harry Potter star is getting ready to film a role in Now You See Me: The Second Act, a sequel to 2013 magical heist movie Now You See Me, and he turned to fellow Brit Dynamo for lessons.

The magician, real name Steven Frayne, tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, “I was chilling with Daniel Radcliffe and I showed him all sorts of tricks and skills with cards. Cool things that he can learn and put into the movie.”

The sequel is due for release next year (16).


22 March 2015   Comments Off on Daniel Radcliffe returns to host Have I Got News for You next month

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to bring a spot of magic (sorry) to the set of Have I Got News for You.

The star, who has recently appeared in rom-com What If and horror film Horns, is poised to present the first episode of the show’s 49th series on Friday 10th April.

It will be Radcliffe’s second stint in the hot seat. The 25-year-old actor presented the topical news quiz back in December 2012.

Only Connect quiz-master Victoria Coren will host the second episode in the series, while controversial Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson, who is currently being investigated by the BBC for allegedly punching a producer, is set to present an episode in May.

“As far as I’m concerned he is hosting Have I Got News for You, the BBC has not told me what to do yet and it will be an interesting conversation,” said Jimmy Mulville, the head of independent producers Hat Trick, at a Broadcasting Press Guild breakfast earlier this week. “He is due to present the third episode which I think is in early May.”

Have I Got News For You returns for a 9-week run on BBC1.


7 March 2015   Comments Off on ‘Horns’ clips released before Blu-ray/DVD release

The Express newspaper have a couple of clips from the film before the Blu-ray/DVD release date of 16th March. See them below: