MAGIC MAGIC may not top the box office (whenever it does eventually emerge from the editing suite) but it’s sure to do very well from the wide popularity of the lead actors, who include Juno Temple (ST TRINIANS, ATONEMENT, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), Michael Cera (JUNO, YOUTH IN REVOLT) and Emily Browning (SUCKER PUNCH, LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS). Though there’s no question of Michael Cera being perhaps the funniest of the geek-chic Hollywood set, his departure from the profitable-though-predictable roles he has played is both a relief and a source of great speculation as to how he will make such a drastic leap from comedy to psychological misadventure.
MAGIC MAGIC itself tells the story of a group of friends (Cera, Browning and Temple) who go on holiday to a remote part of Chile, only to find shortly after that Temple’s character has a psychological breakdown, which causes her to hallucinate as her sense of reality shifts…with dangerous, unknown consequences. Sebastián Silva (THE MAID) is both writing and directing, which is another point in favour of the film. With Silva’s sharp perception of the ‘complexity of normality’ and the remote South American setting, this film is set to be a spine-chilling success amongst ‘indie’ fans. These new stills only emerged in the last few days and the film has a large question mark over the UK release date, so ‘Cera-ites’ may have a long wait.