Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscar nominated composer scoring Houdini miniseries

Oscar nominated composer John Debney will score HISTORY's Houdini miniseries, according to IMDb.

Debney started his career scoring television such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Sea Quest DSV, for which he won an Emmy. He went on to score feature films such as Hocus Pocus, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, The Scorpion King, and Sin City 1&2. In 2004 he received an Oscar nomination for his score to The Passion of the Christ.

Great to see the Houdini producers bringing in a heavyweight for the music. It's getting exciting!

Houdini stars Adrien Brody as Houdini and Kristen Connolly as Bess. The 4-hour miniseries is directed by Uli Edel from a script by Nicholas Meyer. It will air over the course of two nights on HISTORY sometime this year.


  1. I just saw some new Houdini videos posted on YouTube one of which I have never seen before at least in this full form. You see houdini talking into a huge megaphone to address the crowd. Being strapped into a straitjacket on what looks like a very frigid day. Anyway I found it by looking for Harry Houdini videos from the past month and its one a the first ones you will see. Also you will see some very short but very clear videos of Houdinis 1910 airplane flight.

    1. Thanks. The megaphone clip is on the Houdini Movie Star DVD. It's a great clip.

      Later this week I'll post some footage for you that has never been shown before.