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TV News: Who, Intruders, Houdini, Why, Empire

21 July 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Doctor Who

Photos from the upcoming eighth series finale showcase that the episode is set to recreate the iconic scenes from the second Doctor serial "The Invasion" a full 46 years after the original.

The famous photo of Cybermen marching down the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral is being redone with the latest version of the Cybermen. [Source: io9]

Intruders

BBC America has unveiled an extended trailer for its new sci-fi series "Intruders" starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Robert Forester and James Frain. Almost David Lynch-ian in its flat out cryptic nature and obtuseness, it kind of looks like an "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" update.

Houdini

History has announced that its miniseries "Houdini," starring Adrien Brody as the famed illusionist, will have a two-night premiere on September 1st and 2nd at 9pm Us-et/Pt.

The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. »

- Garth Franklin

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Houdini, Starring Adrien Brody, to Premiere on September 1

21 July 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

History has announced that the new scripted miniseries "Houdini" will have a two-night premiere on September 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. "Houdini" is the story of a man who can defy death, but who really was the man behind the escapes? The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America.s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. »

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Now you see him: First look at Adrien Brody in History's 'Houdini'

9 July 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

What scares Erik Weisz—better known as escape artist extraordinaire Harry Houdini? A lot of things, according to this promo for History’s upcoming bio-miniseries: drowning, heights, crowds. Even so, it’s clear that the father of modern stage magic doesn’t let dread get the best of him: “Some fears you face head-on,” he says in the following exclusive video, thoughtfully waving a pair of handcuffs. “Some you take to your grave.”

It’s all very spooky and atmospheric—doubly so because Houdini is played by Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, who always looks at least slightly haunted. (Just »

- Hillary Busis

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Teaser for History Channel's Houdini Miniseries with Adrien Brody

1 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The History Channel has released the first promo teaser spot for their upcoming new miniseries Houdini, which is based on the life of the legendary magician. Adrien Brody plays the title role, and the spot shows the character in the middle of performing one of his classic suspenseful escape tricks.

The four hour long series will trace the arc of Houdini's life from his desperate poverty to worldwide fame. The network has created some incredibly well made historical series like this in the past, and I imagine this one will be just as awesome. I love magic and the history behind it, so this is something that I'm extremely exited about. One thing is for sure… Houdini has never looked so muscular.

Here's a synopsis that was provided:

Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape - Harry Houdini. »

- Joey Paur

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First Teaser for History Channel's Houdini Miniseries Event Starring Adrien Brody

30 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

History's new four-hour scripted miniseries, Houdini, will trace the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. Houdini is scheduled to premiere on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape - Harry Houdini. Houdini follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Houdini stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as the ace magician and Kristen Connolly ( »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Director Leslie Zemeckis Talks Bound By Flesh, Inspiration Behind Hilton Sisters Documentary, Extensive Research, Archival Footage, and More

26 June 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening June 27th, Leslie Zemeckis’ entertaining documentary, Bound By Flesh, offers a fascinating look at the life and times of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who were born conjoined at the hips in Brighton, England in 1908.  Despite tragic circumstances and ruthless exploitation by their unscrupulous managers, they went on to become huge stars in the sideshow and vaudeville circuit.  The Hilton Sisters loved to entertain and rose to international stardom at the beginning of the 20th century.  Acclaimed for their singing, dancing and clarinet playing, they performed alongside the likes of Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and comedy duo Burns and Allen. In an exclusive interview, Zemeckis talked about what inspired her to make a documentary about the Hilton Sisters, what appealed to her about this bygone era and these forms of entertainment, her extensive research, the challenge of locating archival footage of the twins performing, »

- Sheila Roberts

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Amber Heard Doesn't Seem to Mind Johnny Depp's New Look

3 June 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard shared a sweet kiss when the actress visited her husband-to-be on the set of his latest film, Black Mass, near Boston on Monday. Johnny looked almost unrecognizable on set as he was given a dramatic makeover to play real-life Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. While Johnny lost his trademark hairstyle for the role, it didn't look like Amber minded, as she hung around the actor on set while he prepared to film a violent scene. Johnny and Amber got engaged in January after dating for nearly two years. The pair met on the set of The Rum Diary but didn't spark up a real romance until after filming. There's no word on when the couple will officially get hitched, but both of the stars have a very busy schedule ahead of them as Johnny is set to star as Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini, »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Johnny Depp may Play Houdini in Action-Packed Spy Thriller

30 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to play the legendary magician Harry Houdini in Lionsgate's The Secret Life of Houdini. The movie is set to be directed by Dean Parisot, who has developed films such Red 2 and Galaxy Quest. He's a solid director, and this should make for a great film project for him.

Depp has had a rough go at the box office recently with The Lone Ranger and Transcendence. Neither of those films were very good either. Depp will soon be back on top with with Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, both of which are sure to blow up at the box office. He's currently shooting the crime drama Black Mass. He's a crazy talented actor and I think it would be cool to see him take on the role of Houdini. If the negotiations go over well, I think he'll be great in the part. »

- Joey Paur

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Amber Heard on Her Bisexuality and "Salacious" Romance With Johnny Depp

28 May 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Engaged couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard aren't quite wrapped up in wedding planning just yet. The celebrity duo is making headlines for some exciting upcoming projects, including how Johnny is reportedly in talks to play famous escape artist Harry Houdini. On the other hand, his ladylove opened up in the latest issue of W about her previous relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. Check out the video to get the full story! »

- Becca Frucht

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Amber Heard on Her Bisexuality and "Salacious" Romance With Johnny Depp

28 May 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Engaged couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard aren't quite wrapped up in wedding planning just yet. The celebrity duo is making headlines for some exciting upcoming projects, including how Johnny is reportedly in talks to play famous escape artist Harry Houdini. On the other hand, his ladylove opened up in the latest issue of W about her previous relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. Check out the video to get the full story! »

- Becca Frucht

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Will Johnny Depp Make Magic as Harry Houdini?

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Johnny Depp is known for disappearing into his roles, but this might take the cake.

Depp is in negotiations to star in an adaptation of a Harry Houdini biography that focuses on the performer's real-life adventures. "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero" will be based on the book by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, which chronicles Houdini's humble beginnings, awesome feats, and his secret life as a spy.

That's right. Houdini was a spy. He was also buddies with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle until Houdini ticked off Doyle and the Spiritualists by debunking some of their tricks. The movie is described as "in the vein of 'Indiana Jones,'" so it's entirely possible that this will become more of an action/adventure story. Which would be too bad, as the real story about the son of a rabbi who becomes the most famous magician in »

- Jenni Miller

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker;' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker';' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Johnny Depp unrecognisable as he transforms into Whitey Bulger for film

28 May 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp was almost unrecognisable as he transformed into his latest role of gangster Whitey Bulger on the set of Black Mass in Boston this week.

The 50-year-old actor, who is reportedly in talks to play illusionist Harry Houdini in an upcoming movie, was wearing a balding wig cap and fake teeth as he shot scenes involving a dead body by a river in Massachusetts.

He also donned a pair of oversized sunglasses, a leather jacket and a pair of blue jeans, and was spotted laughing and joking with crew members in between takes.

Depp plays infamous mobster Whitey in the drama directed by Scott Cooper and adapted from Dick Lehr's book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. It centres on the Irish mafia's relationship with the FBI in Boston.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently joined the cast as Whitey Bulger's brother Billy Bulger, »

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Johnny Depp in Talks to Play Harry Houdini

28 May 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp is in talks with Lionsgate to play famed magician Harry Houdini. But he won't just be escaping from straitjackets and handcuffs. The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero (based on a book of the same title) posits Houdini as "an investigator of the world of the the occult." Turns out Depp's Houdini could be the best weapon we have against witches. Or the Illuminati. »

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Johnny Depp Wanted For Actioner ‘The Secret Life Of Houdini’

28 May 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s an idea that makes you surprised Hollywood didn’t think of it before. Harry Houdini, master escapologist, was also a devil-may-care adventurer with a sideline in spooky goings-on and espionage. Based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s speculative biography The Secret Life Of Houdini, director Dean Parisot (Red 2) is hoping to magic up a movie around this juicy scenario. And which male A Lister is being sought to portray the flamboyant master of illusion…?

Adam Sandler. Only joking – the answer is of course Johnny Depp. The option is a no brainer really, though hopefully the end result will have an Iq higher than a smothered dove. A proposed title of The Secret Life Of Houdini: America’S First Superhero does not bode well, though there may be some Alan Moore-inspired thrills to be had. Depp has been in introspective mood lately with For No Good Reason, »

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Johnny Depp In Talks To Play Harry Houdini

28 May 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Johnny Depp plans to add Harry Houdini to his long list of famous roles. The actor is in talks to play the famous magician in Dean Parisot's The Secret Life of Houdini.

The movie will be based on the 2006 book of the same name by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. The book "traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend."

Rumor has it that the project will be somewhat of an action thriller, in the vein of Indiana Jones. Then again, The Secret Life of Houdini has been »

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News Bites: Get Ready for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'

28 May 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Twelve years after it became one of the biggest indie-movie box office hits of all time, grossing more than $368 million worldwide, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel. Nia Vardalos wrote the original and starred (with John Corbett) in the cross-cultural romantic comedy; she has also written the sequel, which revolves around a family secret and a new wedding. Vardalos and Corbett will reprise their roles. [Screen Daily]   Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though Depp probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct....

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Johnny Depp to play Harry Houdini in new biopic?

28 May 2014 1:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp is said to be in talks to play illusionist Harry Houdini in an upcoming film.

The film, by Lionsgate and Summit, will be called The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero and will be directed by Dean Parisot (Red 2).

The Hollywood Reporter claims that the story will show Houdini as more than just an escape artist. He will be portrayed as an investigator of the occult world, with the film taking on an Indiana Jones style.

Depp is currently scheduled to work on two sequels with Disney. He will revisit his character of Jack Sparrow for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and is also set to film Alice Through the Looking Glass - the sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

Lionsgate is hoping to start filming the biopic at the end of 2014, which would delay production of the fifth Pirates of »

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Johnny Depp to produce and star in The Secret Life Of Harry Houdini

27 May 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Johnny Depp has signed on to play illusionist Harry Houdini in The Secret Life Of Harry Houdini. Based on the same-named book by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, the film will be helmed by Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot. The novel is described as a “groundbreaking biography”, with the authors attempting to expose the man behind the myth – and explain just why he became such a daredevil. Rather than a straight-forward biopic, Lionsgate apparently envisions the film to be an action thriller in the Indiana Jones mould. ...

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