Sunday, April 27, 2008

Global Search for the New Original Harry Potter Jr.

Veteran producer Steve Waterman ("Alvin and the Chipmunks") is poised to begin work on a remake of the 1986 cult movie "Troll." Award-winning director John Buechler will return as the film's director.

"Twenty-two years following 'Troll's' original release I am thrilled to be recasting for the remake of this fantasy film," says Buechler. "I am particularly excited about casting for the film's original lead character Harry Potter Jr.," adds Buechler. The 1986 cult classic Potter was played by actor Noah Hathaway, now 40 years old.

"Today's Potter will appear to be 12 years of age," quotes Peter Davy the film's co-producer, who says the lead will be "snagged by a boy who is comfortable in the film's environment of a parallel world of magic, witches, wizards, fairies and trolls."

Hathaway will obviously not reprise his original role as Potter in the new film, but will be back as "Turok," the evil wizard who is Harry Potter's arch-nemesis in the feature film.

"What 12-year-old boy wouldn't want to play the role of Potter," says Davy, who anticipates overwhelming response to the search currently posted on SHARENOW.COM.

"We are delighted MoviePlus chose to use the SHARENOW.COM platform to cast," says Nigel Robertson, Chairman of, a second generation social networking and file sharing website. "This platform perfectly demonstrates to the entertainment industry how one can build immediate awareness through the public's involvement at the outset of a project," adds Robertson.

"Troll" is set to start pre production this month and will shoot in Vancouver, Canada and Italy.

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