Daniel Radcliffe: From Hogwarts to World War
British actor Daniel Radcliffe is moving on from the magical world of Harry Potter after filming already wrapped up for the franchise. He will now take the lead role in an upcoming remake of an Academy Award Best Picture World War I film.
Radcliffe, 20, who has spent most of his teen-age life shooting the eight film adaptation of the Harry Potter franchise, will soon be taking the role of German soldier Paul Baumer in the remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, winner of Best Picture in the Oscars for 1930.
The movie was based on a novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. It also had a television movie adaptation in 1979 which won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television.
Radcliffe had two other films aside from the Harry Potter franchise. They are The Tailor of Panama and December Boys. Like in Harry Potter, he played an orphan role in both films. He is currently filming The Journey is the Destination.
The World War I film remake is scheduled for production in 2012 since the young actor still need to finish his theater contract for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying which ends 2011.
The last Harry Potter films are scheduled for release on November 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011, respectively.