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"I Am Legend" Director to Helm Harry Houdini Biopic

Posted: March 25th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"I Am Legend" Director to Helm Harry Houdini BiopicSubmit Comment
Yesterday was Harry Houdini's 137th birthday and Variety is now reporting that director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is developing a new high-profile film about the famous magician.

The project will be handled by Sony Pictures, which has been working on a big screen Houdini film for years. Back in the late 1990s, the studio brought on Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop) to helm their movie, but it eventually fell apart.

While the Verhoeven biopic was to shed light on the magician's mysterious life, Lawrence's version will focus on Houdini's showmanship. Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys) is producing.

Source: Variety


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mrstretch writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 7:51:29 AM

Death Defying Acts came out like 3 years ago. Why do another.
batdump writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 9:55:42 AM

popular thread
trailertrash writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 10:31:20 AM

All the comments have Mysteriously Vanished, bat
LastActionHero writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 11:05:13 AM

Wow a movie about the life of a magician. How exciting. We going to sit and watch him learn card tricks and how to make three rings come apart and get put back together again??
trailertrash writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 11:42:42 AM

Though i'm not over enthused about this piece of film news Harry Houdini was a pretty great escape artist in his day.

Which is how he made his name, There was a lot more to him than just simple card tricks and this could make for an interesting movie.
minkowski writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 1:53:10 PM

An interesting side note: Dorothy Young, Harry Houdini's stage partner, has passed away at the spry age of 103:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dorothy-young-houdinis-stage-partner-dies-at-103/2011/03/24/ABITfkRB_story.html
j-man writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 2:20:04 PM

it wud be class if derren brown played him
Ranger writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 5:44:16 PM

He looks pretty good for 137 years old.
trailertrash writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 6:43:58 PM

Mink -

103 and never told anyone about his stage act and secrets , she was a rare woman indeed.

J-Man- Derren Brown read my brothers mind at a banks corporate party once and he nailed it spot on, Spooky

Ranger- He just couldn't take a punch to the gut thats all.
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on March 25th, 2011 at 8:20:07 PM

@mrstretch

Saw Death Defying Acts.

It was okay for straight to DVD.

E don't know which shocked me more :

thee spoiler alert on thee ledge (you might know what E mean) or thee fact that Catherine Zeta-Jones has thee d*ck Clark genome and looks like she hasn't aged a day, but when Michael Douglas goes into remission and goes faster downhill than Kirk Douglas in a little red wagon down a bumpy Irish hill, she will still be MILFable to younger actors.

@batdump

Houdini kicks ass ... E mean, any guy who gave his wife a codeword to disspell 'Psychics' *quote, unquote*, then he has props in my book

@trailertrash

E blame Alex, thee Unfriendly Ghost

@LastActionHero

Yep, heaven forbid we didn't catch FOX's Magician's Greatest Secrets, Penn & Teller or even Thee Prestige and figure this sh*t out years ago ... courtesy ov Thee Amazing Randi


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