Saturday, February 12, 2011
Houdini And Doyle - The Game Is Afoot!
Voices From The Dead, writer J. Michael (Babylon 5, The Changeling) Straczynski's spec screenplay, has sold to Dreamworks. The script concerns Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle as they team up with a psychic to solve some puzzling murders in 1920's New York.
Straczynski's last feature script was for The Changeling, bought and produced by Clint Eastwood's Malpaso company, and directed by Eastwood as well.
This could be a big budget thriller, and a lot of fun. My casting suggestions for Houdini are illustrated above: either Sean Penn or Mark Feurstein from the USA Network series Royal Pains. Who would make a good Doyle?
Click Here to Read The Whole Story At The Hollywood Reporter Website.
It turns out The Syfy Channel is developing a television series based on exactly the same premise, Houdini and Doyle solving mysteries together. I bet Straczynsky was thrilled to hear that...