With another director officially in the driver’s seat for Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Gary Ross can move over to the adventure film Houdini, based on a book that asserts the famed magician may have worked as a spy.
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Summit Entertainment taps Noah Oppenheim to write a Harry Houdini biopic, the third project pegged to the famed magician revealed in the past two weeks.
DreamWorks and J. Michael Straczynski aren’t the only ones plumbing the real-life friendship between Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle for drama. Syfy is developing Among the Spirits, which finds the duo solving mysteries with the help of a female cop and steampunk technology.
DreamWorks has picked up Voices from the Dead from Changeling screenwriter and well-known comic scribe J. Michael Straczynski, who spoke first with Spinoff about the roaring ’20s mystery centering on real-life friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.