Brian Selznick’s The Houdini Box Optioned for a Film

Chernin Entertainment has purchased the feature rights to Brian Selznick’s 1991 book The Houdini Box. The young adult novel is about a boy, Victor, who aspires to be a magician and meets famed illusionist Houdini. He later receives a locked box of secrets from his hero.

Selznick is the author of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which Martin Scorsese adapted into his award-winning kids adventure film Hugo.

Chernin also produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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