The Houdini Box

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Status: Development As of August 17, 2012

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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TBA | Drama

A boy tries unsuccessfully to perform Houdini's magic tricks when he meets his idol at a train station and begs Houdini to explain himself, eliciting a promise from Houdini to write. The boy finally r... more

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Producers

Peter Chernin
Jenno Topping

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DIRECTOR

Kealan O'Rourke

Screenwriter

Kealan O'Rourke

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Storyline

A boy tries unsuccessfully to perform Houdini's magic tricks when he meets his idol at a train station and begs Houdini to explain himself, eliciting a promise from Houdini to write. The boy finally receives a letter inviting him to Houdini's house -- only to discover that Houdini died that day and left him a mysterious, locked box.
modified plot formulation from variety.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Brian Selznick's novel, which was published in 1991.

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