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Mandrake: The Movie is all set

Mandrake, the Magician, a 1939 classic film, is soon to be re-made.

My readers know I am a magician – conjuring up amusing columns daily (even in August, for goodness sake) – so it is gratifying to learn that the 1939 classic Mandrake, the Magician may be about to be re-made.

Alas, Hayden Christensen tells me that, contrary to industry rumours, he isn't going to play Mandrake. Mimi Leder, the director, hopes, however, to announce the actor who will play the title role shortly. The film will not be based on my life, but the Mandrake newspaper comic strip about a superhero magician which was created by the late Lee Falk.

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