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Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle Team Up in "Voices From the Dead"

Posted: February 10th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle Team Up in "Voices From the Dead"Submit Comment
DreamWorks has acquired "Voices from the Dead," an original script by "Changeling" and "Thor" writer J Michael Straczynski.

The thriller is based on the friendship between magician Harry Houdini and "Sherlock Holmes" author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They were actually friends, but the script is a fictional account of how they teamed up with a psychic to solve bizarre murders in 1920s New York.

In real life, Doyle was very interested in psychic investigation and was a leading member of the Society for Psychical Research for 36 years. After his death in 1930, his family members believed that he would communicate with them from the spirit world as he had promised.

Houdini, meanwhile, worked on debunking self-proclaimed psychics and mediums. Houdini's training in magic allowed him to expose frauds who had successfully fooled many scientists and academics.

Source: Deadline


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SeWerin writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 6:50:29 AM

Sounds good
Dre-EL writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 9:11:18 AM

Sounds like a cool buddy action thriller could come from this.
rabid writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 12:41:16 PM

ooo that sounds kind of fun. Doyle was one gullible idiot and Houdini his polar opposite. I hope it works like that in the film.
Man in Black writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 12:49:52 PM

In short its an odd couple detective movie with afterlife over tones .
Detrimental writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 1:28:12 PM

"Psychical" ... I see it's a real word..however, it's pure poppyc*ck.
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 2:02:55 PM

There's only one guy that can play Harry Houdini.

Unfortunately, Houdini's dead.

How about John C Reilly as Houdini ?
minkowski writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 3:27:19 PM

I really don't see how a long dead magician, even of Houdini's acclaim, paired with an author most people can't place, is going to put asses in seats. It would serve the public greatly to simply do a Tesla (vs Edison?) biopic instead, if they're going the historical but cool route.
telur writes:
on February 10th, 2011 at 11:23:23 PM

Heath Ledger as Houdini
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on February 11th, 2011 at 12:52:14 AM

Sounds fun.

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