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The Prestige is a 2006 film based on Christopher Priest's award winning 1996 novel of the same name. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan and reunites the director with Christian Bale and Michael Caine, both of whom Nolan worked with in Batman Begins. The Prestige also stars Hugh Jackman, David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo and Andy Serkis.

Set in late 19th century London, the film tells of Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), a popular American magician, with his British mentor Harry Cutter (Michael Caine) and girlfriend and assistant Olivia (Scarlett Johansson), who is in a friendly rivalry with Cockney magician Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). However, it soon turns into a jealous rivalry as Rupert learns Alfred may have real magicial powers...

Trivia:

  • Bale and Jackman played two known comic book heroes, Batman and Wolverine, respectively. Coincidentally, in Amalgam Comics, their characters merged into the character known as Dark Claw.
  • Before the movie ever began filming, fans of Batman Begins speculated that The Prestige was in reality the next Batman movie, with David Bowie as The Joker and Jackman as Two-Face. It has since been officially confirmed that this film & the Untitled Batman Begins Sequel are two separate films.

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I've been looking forward to this film for a few weeks now (since I first started to get word of it). Christopher Nolan is on track to becoming one of the best directors of this generation and he's got an awesome cast to take part in what really is an awesome story. I can't wait.

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I've been looking forward to this film for a few weeks now (since I first started to get word of it). Christopher Nolan is on track to becoming one of the best directors of this generation and he's got an awesome cast to take part in what really is an awesome story. I can't wait.

I agree with you completely, Nolan has a great dark and gritty style. I love his preference for sinister stories.

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I agree with you completely, Nolan has a great dark and gritty style. I love his preference for sinister stories.

Yeah, I group Nolan up there with Guillermo del Toro and Fernando Meirelles in terms of young, up-and-coming directors who could go down as some of the best ever.

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