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Scott Frank To Conjure Up Houdini Biopic For Francis Lawrence

25 May 2011 1:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I didn’t catch Francis Lawrences’ circus romance drama Water For Elephants but from everything I’ve heard, that was a huge mistake I should be regretting. I know our very own Simon Gallagher loved it (but he would, the big softie) but the feeling that Lawrence had made an old fashioned 1930′s set nostalgic drama that played it authentic on the emotion was widespread. The guy that made the CGI action fests Constantine and I Am Legend had inexplicably made it work.

Certainly in the post-Water For Elephants world, his spearheading of a March-announced Harry Houdini biopic doesn’t look as peculiar as it did then. Lawrence has clearly fallen in love with the early 20th century period and I imagine he wants to make a sentimental biopic of the great magician/escape artist/showman and certainly the newly revealed plot hint as much, with a clear romantic »

- Matt Holmes

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I Am Legend Director May Make Magic with Houdini

24 March 2011 7:44 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Harry Houdini is the master of illusion -- he may have disappeared 85 years ago, but he keeps reappearing in movies as a character or reference point. Now, Francis Lawrence, the director of I Am Legend and the upcoming Water for Elephants, is in talks to direct a biopic about legendary magician Harry Houdini with Sony Pictures. Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys) will produce. Variety says the film would be a "large scale period production" that would focus on Houdini's "showmanship."

The only feature film about Houdini's life was in 1953 starring the late Tony Curtis and, for such an exciting subject, Houdini was a really boring movie. Take the job, Mr. Lawrence...take the job! »

- (Tara the Mom)

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