Movie News

Can Houdini escape from a Crystal Skull?

Movie News

In-demand (don’t ask me why – Ed) scribe Jeff Nathanson (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) has been hired to write and direct the adaptation of William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s Harry Houdini biography “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero” for Summit Entertainment, says THR.

The book, published in 2006 by Atria Books, made waves at the time for insinuating that Houdini was a spy for Britain and was asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II’s court in pre-revolutionary Russia. The book also portrayed the master escape artist and magician as a debunker of con artists who pretended to be spiritualists, leading to the theory that his death was caused by the spiritual movement as payback.

Apparently Summit are hoping to do something akin to the Robert Downey Jr starring “Sherlock Holmes” with the new “Houdini” –so why’d they hire Nathanson?

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey boards The Billionaire’s Vinegar

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
JK Rowling Casual Vacancy

Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
avengers - Copy

New Avengers: Age of Ultron footage in TV spot

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
Untitled-1

Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal in line for Nocturnal Animals

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
experimenter

Magnolia picks up Experimenter; New image released

Caffeinated ClintMarch 27, 2015
hoteltransbig

Drac’s Pack Is Back in new Hotel Transylvania 2 poster

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
lex batvsup

First Look: Jesse Eisenberg as Batman v Superman’s Lex Luthor

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 27, 2015
7

TV Review: Arrow 3.17 (Photo Recap)

Ally HayesMarch 26, 2015
michele upton

Lea Michele & Kate Upton join William H. Macy’s road trip sex comedy

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 26, 2015

Login

Lost your password?