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Tim Allen confirms a Galaxy Quest sequel was written

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Can we get a Galaxy Quest 2? Probably not. But there's a script written, and the cast are keen...

It's now 15 years since the release of the quite wonderful Galaxy Quest, the film that brought together Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long. Voted at one stage one of the best Star Trek movies by Star Trek fans, Galaxy Quest continues to enjoy a deserved following. And MTV has put together a really interesting look back at the film, bringing together the people involved.

There are one or two interesting nuggets to be found in it too. We didn't know that Harold Ramis was originally set to direct the film for instance, with Alec Baldwin his preferred lead (Kevin Kline and Steve Martin were also approached). Ramis would duck out in the end, and admit that he called it incorrectly. Dean Parisot came in to direct.

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Galaxy Quest’ (1999)

19 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Galaxy Quest

Written by David Howard and Robert Gordon

Directed by Dean Parisot

USA, 1999

“Never give up. Never surrender.” Truer words have never been spoken. In 1999, the science fiction genre was shaken up a bit by a movie so smart and so funny that no other film has managed to duplicate its greatness ever since. That film is Galaxy Quest, a hilarious satire of all things sci-fi, most specifically the Star Trek franchise. Galaxy Quest isn’t simply a parody of Star Trek, though. It’s a parody of a show within a movie that bears an extraordinary resemblance to Star Trek, and this goofy send-up is the perfect recipe for intelligent humor, dazzling special effects, and pure movie magic.

The film follows a group of semi-washed up actors who starred in Galaxy Quest, a Trek-esque TV show from the early 1980s.Led by Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), this band »

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"Batman v Superman": Me Am 'Bizarro'

9 June 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

With 'LexCorp' villain 'Lex Luthor' confirmed as one of the super-villains appearing in the "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", other DC villains continue to wait patiently on the sidelines for their live-action moment in the DC movie universe:

'Brainiac' first appeared in DC's "Action Comics" #242 (July 1958), created by writer Otto Binder and illustrator Al Plastino, as an extraterrestrial android, responsible for shrinking and stealing 'Kandor', capital city of Superman's beloved home planet 'Krypton'. 

Due to complex storylines involving time travel, cloning and revisions of DC's continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared, with most incarnations depicting him as a green-skinned being in humanoid form, with a set of diodes protruding from his skull.

His name itself is a combination of the words 'brain' and 'maniac', which squares him nicely into the super-villain category.

The loveable 'Bizarro'  was created by writer Otto Binder and illustrator George »

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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. »

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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 »

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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 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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Johnny Depp in talks for Houdini movie

27 May 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Latest reports suggest that Johnny Depp could be about to add a Harry Houdini movie to his busy slate of projects...

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The last time we saw Johnny Depp, he'd just uploaded his consciousness into a computer in Transcendence - a film which saw him work miracles from within cyberspace. According to a report over on Variety, Depp could be about to star as a miracle worker of a more flamboyant kind: world famous magician, Harry Houdini. (Yes, it's a tenuous link, but it's early and the kettle's on the fritz.)

The word is that Lionsgate is planning to adapt a book called The Secret Life Of Houdini: The Making Of America's First Superhero, by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. It'll cover Houdini's colourful life as both a stage performer and a top-secret spy. Frank Marshall's one of the famous names among the producers, Noah Oppenheim (who's written »

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Johnny Depp May Play Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini

27 May 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Johnny Depp is in talks to star as the famous magician Harry Houdini in Lionsgate's "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero," which will be directed by Dean Parisot (Red 2). The story, which is said to be in the vein of "Indiana Jones," will show Houdini as not just a master escape artist but an investigator of the world of the occult. Noah Oppenheim wrote the screenplay, which is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman's book of the same name. Depp is coming off two box-office disappointments in "Transcendence" and "The Lone Ranger." He'll soon return to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Alice in Wonderland" franchises, but his next movie is "Mortdecai," which is set to hit theaters on February 6th, 2015. »

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Casting Net: Robert De Niro joins Robert Pattinson in indie heist film 'Idol's Eye'; Plus, Johnny Depp, more

27 May 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Robert De Niro (The Bag Man) will star opposite Robert Pattinson (The Rover) in Olivier Assayas (Paris, je t’aime) upcoming indie action flick, Idol’s Eye. While plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, the film is being described as a “sophisticated heist/action thriller” and is set to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.

Johnny Depp (Black Mass) is reportedly in negotiations to star as Harry Houdini in Lionsgate/Summit’s upcoming film, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. Directed by Red 2′s Dean Parisot and based on »

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Johnny Depp May Materialize in Harry Houdini Movie

27 May 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johnny Depp is in early talks to star as Harry Houdini in Lionsgate’s “The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.”

If the deal closes, Depp’s producing partner Christi Dembrowski will produce through their Infinitum Nihil banner along with Frank Marshall and Bruce Cohen.

The project is based on the 2007 biography by William Kalush and Larry Sloman that traces the life of Houdini from poverty to wordwide fame, providing details into the magician’s increasingly dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy and a plot to subvert his legacy. Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.

Dean Parisot, director of Lionsgate’s “Red 2,” is on board to helm. Noah Oppenheim (“The Maze Runner”) has written the adaptation.

Lionsgate has dated Depp’s action comedy “Mortdecai” for a Feb. 6 U.S. release. In that film, Depp’s title character is in a race to recover a »

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Johnny Depp to Become the Secret Spy Version of Magician 'Houdini'

27 May 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After directors like Gary Ross and Joe Wright flirted with bringing famed musician Harry Houdini to the big screen with an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, last summer we learned that Red 2 and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would be at the helm of the film for Lionsgate and Summit. Now we might have a star for the film as THR has learned that Johnny Depp is currently in talks to take the role which doesn't just focus on Harry Houdini, the legendary master illusionist, and his career as a magician, but also dives into the secret life of the renaissance man. More than likely the title will be shortened, but the premise revolves around Harry Houdini, the world-renowned escape artist, and his involvement with helping the Secret Service, local police organizations, and even whispers of him being a British spy. The »

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Johnny Depp Circles 'The Secret Life of Houdini'

27 May 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Johnny Depp has entered negotiations to star in Lionsgate's gestating action-thriller The Secret Life of Houdini, which is based on the life of famed illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini.

The project is an adaptation of William Kalush and Larry Sloman's biography of the same name, which follows Harry Houdini's exploits as both a magician and a spy for the British government, who investigates the occult world. The movie is being set up as more of an action-adventure, in the same vein as the Indiana Jones franchise, instead of as a straight-up biopic.

The project has been in development since 2009, when Jeff Nathanson was attached to write and direct. Noah Oppenheim wrote the latest version of the script, with Dean Parisot attached to direct.

Christi Dembrowski, Johnny Depp's producing partner at Infinitum Nihil, is also in negotiations to produce, alongside Frank Marshall and Bruce Cohen. No production schedule has been released. »

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Johnny Depp To Star In Long Developing 'The Secret Life Of Houdini'

27 May 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"The Secret Life Of Houdini" has been kicking around Hollywood for years now. Gary Ross and Joe Wright kicked the tires on the project but ultimately decided not to direct, with the less illustrious name of Dean Parisot ("Red 2," "Fun With Dick And Jane," "Galaxy Quest") signing up to direct last summer. But now the film has received a kick in the pants, thanks to none other than Johnny Depp. The actor is in negotiations to star in the Lionsgate movie, which is moving fast and hoping to start lensing in November. So why is the studio and Depp so keen on this one? Well, it takes the world's most influential and famous magician and reimagines him as an Indiana Jones-type figure (sigh) who gets into various wacky adventures. So basically, it's a Johnny Depp movie, and that will provide lots of room for mugging and wild costumes. Here's the »

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Johnny Depp in Talks to Play Houdini in The Secret Life Of Houdini

27 May 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though Johnny Depp is currently deep in production on a film about famed crime boss Whitey Bulger, Black Mass, he may soon be adding another historical figure to his resume.  THR reports that the actor is negotiations to take on the title role in Lionsgate/Summit’s long-gestating adaptation of authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.  The project has been in the works for years and paints the famous magician as an Indiana Jones-type who, while not performing feats of escape, spends his time investigating the world of the occult.  Hit the jump for more, including clarity on Depp's upcoming slate. Per THR, Depp is in talks to play Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini, which has Galaxy Quest and Red 2 helmer Dean Parisot onboard to direct.  Lionsgate/Summit has been developing the film for years, »

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