Heeeere's Tony

Heeeere's Tony

Anthony Hopkins is a great actor. Sure, he can stand at the buffet line and hand out the ham like no one else, but he has the ability to project intelligence, class, calculation, and unnerving self-control. E=ven an actor of his stature, however,  can't be satisfied with everything in life.  Sometimes a man looks around the backyard, thinks “I’d like a new pool with a waterfall and an IMAX screen on one end and robot sharks that took drink orders.” But you don’t want to dip into savings. So you pick up the phone and call the agent: look in the pile for something I can do quickly, and mostly in front of green screens, say, the end of the summer?  Thus:

 

Anthony Hopkins is in final negotiations to play an evil sorcerer in "Arabian Nights," an action-adventure picture starring Liam Hemsworth, the high-flying paramour of Miley Cyrus.

A realistic movie with lots of accurate period detail? Oh, absolutely:

The period epic revolves around a young commander (Hemsworth) who, after his king is murdered in a coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade. Hopkins will play Pharotu, a sorcerer who killed Sinbad's love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.

I'm thinking that if you can kill a mermaid with magic, you probably have magic enough, but I'm no expert. 

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