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Mandrake the Magician heading to big screen

Mandrake the Magician, the comic strip created by Lee Falk in 1934, is making its way to the big screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has picked up the rights with the hopes to remake it much like it did for Sherlock Holmes.

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#1 Ed Power
March/14/2012
@ 1:31 pm

Seems like a long shot, but I hope it does well. I love those older characters.

One of my dreams in life would be to write ‘Flash Gordon’. Seems to be not meant to happen though. :(

Anyway, good luck Mandrake! :)

#2 b.j. dewey
March/14/2012
@ 3:30 pm

I’ve always liked “Mandrake” and I hope Warner does well with it, though I was a tad concerned when I read this: “Warners now wants to give the character a 21st century makeover, the same way it did for Sherlock Holmes, and is on the hunt for new writers.”

Let’s hope the essential 20th century Mandrake remains while going 21st.

#3 Pete McDonnell
March/15/2012
@ 12:54 pm

I would rather see a Dr. Strange flick. Mandrake always seemed like a dopey character to me. It would be cool to see some of those Steve Ditko type-occult magic tableaus come to CG life.

#4 Darryl Heine
March/15/2012
@ 2:46 pm

I know in 1980 there was a Mandrake the Magician made for TV movie produced by Universal and aired on NBC.

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