Deadline Hollywood has posted this year's Black List, a roundup of Hollywood’s "most-liked unproduced screenplays." Coming in under #11 is a Houdini project.
THE BOY HOUDINI
New York, 1889. When young street urchin and aspiring magician Harry Houdini discovers a mysterious puzzle-box, he must use his talent for illusion and escape to unlock the box’s powerful secrets and keep it from the hands of a vengeful occult sorcerer hot on his tail.
MANAGEMENT: ECHO LAKE ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGERS: NICK ARNSTEIN, KARA HUME, KEGAN SCHELL
PRODUCERS: IAN BRYCE PRODUCTIONS, OLIVE BRIDGE
Sounds similar to Simon Nicholson's Young Houdini series or Marty Chan's The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles. Also sounds like the kind of thing Hollywood loves. Congratulations to screenwriter Matthew Tennant and his representation for making this list. Maybe this will help bring The Boy Houdini to the screen.
Thanks to Dave Sikula for the tip.
Congratulations to Matthew Tennant for his inclusion onto The Black List. And for keeping the spirit of Houdini alive. Houdini deserves the attention and as long as we all contribute to that goal he will be with us forever. Thant you too, to Wild About Harry. You are undoubtedly-The Best. My father said that when Houdini died, no one could believe it. So many were shocked. Well, in a way, he never did. Here's to The Great Houdini!ReplyDelete
Sorry for that typo up there, it should read "Thank" you too, to Wild About Harry. kmDelete
Thank YOU, Khadi, for the kind words. As long as he has fans like you, he'll never die. :)Delete