Houdini: The Movie, Now You See Him…
Well strip me naked and truss me up a wide variety of handcuffs, the next biopic extraordinaire will pay homage to greatest magician that ever lived – Harry Houdini.
The heroic performer who escaped from prison cells, straight jackets, the odd milk can and even unearthed himself after being buried alive has a legacy that, even today, remains shrouded in mystery. The popular misconception is that Houdini died in the attempt of a Chinese Water Torture Cell trick, when in fact it was a ruptured appendix that eventually saw Harry pop his clogs, with distinctly less flair than he displayed in life.
Based on the extensively researched biography by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero”, Summit Entertainment hope to create an epic adventure that reflects Houdini’s dark past. But who will play the curly haired conjurer? Following his well-earned Oscar credentials this year, my money’s on Sean Penn.