‘Chronicle’s Max Landis Takes On Sony’s ‘Houdini’ Project

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 1:46pm PST
Mike Fleming

houdEXCLUSIVE: The life story of illusionist Harry Houdini has long fascinated Hollywood, but nobody has been able to do anything about it. Sony Pictures has Max Landis working his magic on a new draft of Houdini, the film being produced by Jimmy Miller. I’m told that is telling the story with an Sony-Pictures-logo__130125035333-200x312 (1)HP Lovecraft influence. Landis scripted Chronicle, and his subsequent work includes Frankenstein, the Paul McGuigan-directed Fox pic that stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe; and American Ultra, the Nima Nourizadeh-directed film that stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Landis is repped by WME and Circle Of Confusion. This gives new momentum to the pic that was originally scripted by Scott Frank, with Francis Lawrence attached until he went off to do the Hunger Games pics. Read More »

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Hugh Jackman Vanishes From Broadway’s ‘Houdini’, Cites Time Commitment

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 5:08pm PST

houd__130618030835-275x145The actor apparently has too much on his agenda to take on a starring role in a stage musical. For starters, Paramount is developing the Harlan Coben novel Six Years as a potential star vehicle for Hugh Jackman, … Read More »

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History Greenlights Four-Hour Houdini Miniseries Starring Adrien Brody

By | Monday August 19, 2013 @ 1:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Given its impeccable track record so far with megahits Hatfields & McCoys and The Bible, a miniseries greenlight at History is big news. … Read More »

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Has Summit Pulled A Rabbit Out Of The Hat With Dean Parisot And Houdini?

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 8:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment is in early negotiations with Dean Parisot to direct the Noah Oppenheim-scripted feature about Harry Houdini that Summit has been developing the project for several years. It’s based on the William Kalush and Larry Sloman … Read More »

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