Despite being dead for 85 years and the fact that nobody really cares about magicians, Harry Houdini is now the subject of a third film currently in development.

Francis Lawrence is at the helm of a period biopic about the late wizard for Sony. Wait. He's not a superhero and he doesn't have a wise-cracking buddy? Booooooring.

I will say that all of these projects could be good news for Robin Williams. Look at that newspaper illustration. Dude, is straight up Mork! Of course, should they not consider Williams for the role that would be a pretty big insult. If he gets sad and climbs up into that tree house that the Jack production designer let him keep, it may be weeks before we get him to come down. (Variety)