Hayden Christensen and Djimon Hounsou have been cast in “Mandrake”, an adaptation of the comic strip created by Lee Faulk, best known as the creator of The Phantom.

The film’s official plot synopsis reads;

“Jackson Mandrake lives life on the edge. Working as an underground magician and escapologist, 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, he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung 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… ”

Faulk created Mandrake the Magician in 1934, a crime-fighting magician with the power to cast illusions. He is sometimes credited as the first comic super-hero ever.

No release date has been set yet for the film. You can get a sneak peek at the poster below.

Stay tuned to Shockya.com for more news.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Comingsoon.net)

Mandrake Movie Poster
Mandrake Movie Poster

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