I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere: There's a new movie in the works with Mr Crowley featuring quite prominently called 'Back2Hell' with quite an interesting cast, including Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy and Robin Askwith!
Dealing with the loss of his family to his murderous brother Vincent (Robin Askwith), George Carney is already a man on the edge of life. Three stories merge from the mind of a writer trapped in a coma in hospital, but only one can be real. Whilst George Carney's Doctor (Oliver Tobias) diagnosis that the chances of recovery are slim. Hallucinations confuse what is real in the life of Editor George Carney. With his Comic book sales in decline, he is told by his Editor Martha Debney (Lysette Anthony) to write a book on black magic. She has come into contact with a diary belonging to the occultist Aleister Crowley and seeks the truth behind the pages. On his journey, a Vicodin dependent Carney struggles to fathom what is real and as he starts to unlock the dark secrets surrounding the book, he is drawn deeper into a web of lies and fate. Weaving throughout the story are flashbacks of Carneys earlier book 'Evil Calls', and the real time actions of crime fighting comic book hero and Carney's alter ego, Maverick McMillian (Michael Madsen) who is tracking down the treacherous 'Bard'. 'The Bard' is also out to seek a vendetta against McMillian by using those in his employ like the Mayor (Patrick Bergin), who has no qualms in killing especially since McMillian murdered his brother. On McMillian's quest to find 'The Bard' he has the help of Zilia (Bai Ling). She knows much that is happening in the world that is around her, this being either the comic book world or the real world. Both constantly challenge Carney's subconscious, and as we delve deeper into each world, reality starts to bleed. McMillian takes to the fight in the last issue of the 'Enforcer' comic, and breaks through into the real world, coming face to face with his creator. Whilst Carney delves deeper into the diary of Crowley with the help of Walther (Sylvester McCoy),and comes to find a darker power within it's pages. With gangsters and crazed Shakespearean obsessive's attempting to stop the pair in their quests; will they win the day?
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Looks like there are TWO ex-Doctors in there!
And is it true that Robert Askwith (nice name) was born on 12 October?
It looks like fun!
But again, we see AC being used here as pure 'diabolical' MacGuffin. "We need a sinister diary here - whose should it be...Dashwood? Icke? No, no...of course! Crowley! Good old Crow..."
I'd love to see a movie about Crowley - a 'straight' biopic. Or at least a good adaptation of one of his works! ...but how long was it before we saw a good Lovecraft adaptation? What's that... Still waiting? Ah...
Yes, me too, although a serious and intelligent biopic might be a way off still. The plot to this is interesting considering his diaries have kind of been published anyway!
I found a movie called 'Abbey of Thelema' on eBay, with which I was unfamiliar, but it appears to be a dramatisation rather than a biopic.
As for the cast, yes two Doctor Whos, a Vampire, a confessed window cleaner, R2D2, A Reservoir Dog, a quarter of Red Dwarf and... Jason Donovan! The director Richard Driscoll seems to make ensemble horror movies, the previous 'Evil Calls' also having Mr Donovan in alongside Norman Wisdom and Christopher Walken. Think I'll seek it out to find out what may happen to Mr Crowley in this gentleman's hands!