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DreamWorks Buys J. Michael Straczynski's Voices of the Dead script

02.09.2011

Did you ever want to see a movie about Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle teaming up to solve some crime? Well, you'll get to see it since Dreamworks bought a certain script from J. Michael Straczynski (CHANGELING).

The studio purchased Straczynski's original screenplay, VOICES OF THE DEAD which is a thriller that gets into the real-life relationship between magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. I vaguely knew about their friendship before, but never really did any background reading into it.

Heat Vision tells a bit about the relationship and the script:

"Houdini and Doyle, who was a leading Spiritualist at the time, met in 1920 and became friends for a while despite long-running arguments about the existence of the supernatural. Doyle included a chapter in his book The Edge of the Unknown that claimed that Houdini had psychic powers, while Houdini often used his acts to debunk fraudulent claims about the spirit world. Straczynski's script creates a fictional account of the two teaming up with a psychic to solve a set of murders in 1920's New York."

So who should play Houdini and who should play Doyle?

Extra Tidbit: I thank Straczynski for several comic storylines, but I thank him the most for writing several episodes of SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER.
Source: Heat Vision

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9:49AM on 08/05/2012

Robert Downey Jr for Houdini.

British Robert Downey Jr for Doyle.
British Robert Downey Jr for Doyle.
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3:43AM on 02/11/2011
Sean Penn and Gary Oldman
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2:11PM on 02/10/2011
john goodman and tyler perry
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2:09PM on 02/10/2011
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11:03PM on 02/09/2011
After reading the 1st paragraph I was gonna make a comment like, "sweet, straczynski, i liked Bubba Ho-Tep too." But it does sound like this has nothing to do with that so now i just feel like an asshole lol
After reading the 1st paragraph I was gonna make a comment like, "sweet, straczynski, i liked Bubba Ho-Tep too." But it does sound like this has nothing to do with that so now i just feel like an asshole lol
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9:57PM on 02/09/2011
This sounds promising.

I have no idea who should play Houdini, but based off the picture of Doyle, maybe Jeff Daniels?
This sounds promising.

I have no idea who should play Houdini, but based off the picture of Doyle, maybe Jeff Daniels?
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9:04PM on 02/09/2011
This might be an interesting film. I knew someone would jump on the success of Sherlock Holmes. Well, in a way...

BTW, both Houdini and Doyle were Freemasons. You know, "Extra tidbit".
This might be an interesting film. I knew someone would jump on the success of Sherlock Holmes. Well, in a way...

BTW, both Houdini and Doyle were Freemasons. You know, "Extra tidbit".
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8:42PM on 02/09/2011

Holy shit.

So. There.
So. There.
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8:38PM on 02/09/2011
Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr.
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8:35PM on 02/09/2011
Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr.
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