While Dreamworks already has a Houdini/Sir Arthur Conan Doyle buddy flick in the works, Fox has hired Noah Oppenheimer to adapt The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making Of America’s First Superhero. So suck on that, Captain America.
The story purports that Houdini was actually a spy who worked with police organizations. At least he’s no fighting zombies. That we’re aware of. The full-on action film is being compared to Indiana Jones and will likely be rushed through production to beat Dreamworks out of the gate. I wish that I could be around a hundred years from now to watch a movie about David Blaine’s secret double-life as the anti-terror specialist that captures Osama Bin Laden. (THR)