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Short film remake to star Daniel Radcliffe?

 A short comedy horror movie Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse is to be made into a feature length film.

Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to join the cast of the film, which is being remade by Knocked Up star Seth Rogen and The Sorcerer s Apprentice actor Jay Baruchel. Jay and Seth made the original short film back in 2007 at film school with close friend Jason Stone, and it will be turned into a 3D feature. The release is set for 2012.

A spokeswoman for Radcliffe did not mention the talks but a source revealed that Daniel was keen to get involved.

Short films are often the lifeblood of future filmmakers and are an important part of how the film industry finds its next generation of talented directors and actors. Short films often show the style and creativity of filmmakers who shoot on a shoestring budget. Some go on to shoot low budget features and get major recognition. One of the most famous examples of this is El Mariachi , directed by Robert Rodriguez. His next film Desperado starred Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek.

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