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03.27.2009
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Summit has acquired the rights to "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero. The film is intended to be an action thriller featuring a character who is part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes In the controversial tome it is insinuated that:

"Harry Houdini acted as a spy for Britain and was asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II's court in prerevolutionary Russia. The book also portrayed the master escape artist and magician as a debunker of con artists who pretended to be spiritualists, leading to the controversial theory that Houdiniís death was caused by the spiritual movement as payback.

I really don't know a thing about Houdini so I'm likely the least qualified person to report on this story. Which is why I'm gonna distract you with a picture and then quietly... leave... dum du dum...

Extra Tidbit: Union has some American Indian heritage.
Source: THR

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5:31AM on 03/29/2009
Showing the guy as the world remember him, that is, as an escape artist would work but being spy? People would start comparing him to Bourne
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Showing the guy as the world remember him, that is, as an escape artist would work but being spy? People would start comparing him to Bourne
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9:16PM on 03/28/2009

COOL

Houdini if they do it justice could be really cool.

he was such an interesting person.
Houdini if they do it justice could be really cool.

he was such an interesting person.
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6:15PM on 03/28/2009
Not so interested in Houdini, but thank you for that picture.
Not so interested in Houdini, but thank you for that picture.
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2:17PM on 03/28/2009

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good idea good story!!! who could play houdini!!!!??? nice pic
good idea good story!!! who could play houdini!!!!??? nice pic
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7:09AM on 03/28/2009
You know, as long as the general SPIRIT (pun not intended, believe it or not) is present in this tale, this might be a pretty cool movie myth of a legendary hero.
You know, as long as the general SPIRIT (pun not intended, believe it or not) is present in this tale, this might be a pretty cool movie myth of a legendary hero.
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5:21PM on 03/27/2009
I was lucky enough to read a fairly definitive biography of Houdini last year. The debunking thing is true, but the spy thing and the retribution thing...wasn't in the book, so this might come off as a "inspired by the life of" movie.

If it doesn't include Houdini's obsession (to the point of ridiculousness) of being the first person in flight in Australia (true story) then it can't do justice to the way this guy really thought.
I was lucky enough to read a fairly definitive biography of Houdini last year. The debunking thing is true, but the spy thing and the retribution thing...wasn't in the book, so this might come off as a "inspired by the life of" movie.

If it doesn't include Houdini's obsession (to the point of ridiculousness) of being the first person in flight in Australia (true story) then it can't do justice to the way this guy really thought.
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4:47PM on 03/27/2009
Houdini actually deserves a real, well-done film done about him. I don't know how ultimately horrible this will turn out to be, so I'm reserving judgment.
Houdini actually deserves a real, well-done film done about him. I don't know how ultimately horrible this will turn out to be, so I'm reserving judgment.
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4:39PM on 03/27/2009
this picture completely makes up for your lack of journalistic integrity
this picture completely makes up for your lack of journalistic integrity
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4:29PM on 03/27/2009

JOB WELL DONE

Mr. Thoo, your distraction worked perfectly. I read the first word in the article and my focus immediately shifted to this beautiful piece of a$$ you have displayed here. Gabi rocks!! FIRST! OUT!
Mr. Thoo, your distraction worked perfectly. I read the first word in the article and my focus immediately shifted to this beautiful piece of a$$ you have displayed here. Gabi rocks!! FIRST! OUT!
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