Thursday, August 28, 2014

HISTORY's Houdini poster mock-ups

Here are four poster mock-ups created for HISTORY's upcoming Houdini miniseries. These are based on real Houdini posters and have been revamped with the faces of actors Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly. Normally these kinds of things are only visible in the background, so I'm excited that A+E Networks is giving us a nice closeup look at them. Fun fun, I've placed them side by side with the originals.

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You'll want to keep your eyes peeled for more poster mock-ups when watching the miniseries on Monday, including Brodyized versions of Houdini's Amsterdam jail break, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, and America's Sensation posters.

Houdini airs September 1 & 2 at 9/8c on HISTORY. It will be available as an HD download on all digital platforms September 3. An extended version will be released on DVD and Blu-ray October 7.

A very big thanks to Monica Gonzalez of A+E Networks who has been extremely helpful and generous in providing WILD ABOUT HARRY with all this great 'Houdini' promotional material.



  1. Wow, these are cool.

  2. Kind of strange to see another face on those posters I grew up with. Almost sacrilege.

    1. I agree. They are a bit Twilight-zoneish. If they're going to be in the background anyway, I wonder why they even bothered with new ones?


  3. The Milk Can in the Brody poster is considerably larger, up to the chest of those committeemen pouring in the water. Brody has his eyes open inside while Houdini's are closed.

  4. Brody conveys a brooding somber Houdini. Really quite different from the performer Dorothy Young described as having so much charisma. I hope for the best but I am thinking this will not be a gratifying experience.

  5. Was just trying to do the same comparison using google images. I should have just checked here first! Would be interesting to hear from the designers about the changes they made.


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