Date: 4th October 2005
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are in talks to star as rival magicians in a new fantasy movie.
The Prestige would be directed by Christopher Nolan, who made Batman Begins, for Touchstone Pictures, reports the Hollywod Reporter.
Bale and Jackman would play magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets.
Their intense rivalry turns them into murderers. The title refers to the residue left after a magician's successful trick.
The script is based on Christopher Priest's 1996 novel of the same name and was adapted by Nolan's brother, Jonathan.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in January with a budget of around £20 million.
Source: Press Release