Tuesday, December 15, 2015

STX acquires The Witch of Lime Street

STX Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the motion picture rights to David Jaher's new book The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World. Andres Muschietti is attached to direct with Barbara Muschietti producing. Author David Jaher will write the screenplay himself.

"Quite a few producers and studios were pursuing rights to this book for very good reason," said STX’s Oren Aviv. "This is a spellbinding and exciting true story that weaves a fantastic mystery and lots of intrigue with history involving some of the most renowned and iconic figures of the era. The timeless question: ‘Is there life after death?’ is explored through a scientific quest to investigate and validate supernatural phenomena."

STX's Sheroum Kim will oversee development of the project on behalf of the studio.

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6 comments:

  1. Haven't bought Jaher's book yet. Might sit tight and just wait for the movie...

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    1. Well, if you want non-fiction, you're better off with the book. Very hard to keep Hollywood from throwing a vampire or two into a story once the development machine starts churning.

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  2. Good news.
    John, you wee right on, on this, as always.

    Looks like the Silverman book could be the last of the great straight on Houdini books

    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini.

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  3. Such an exellent book. The book on audio is great too. I hope they do a good job with the movie. It could be a masterpiece.

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  4. I'm not sure Jaher's book is non-fiction. I'm experiencing difficulty reconciling the part where Margery propositions HH right before tucking him in for his nap at 10 Lime Street with what really happened.

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  5. I hope the casting is better than the History Channel!

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