Harry Houdini Action Star?

Believe it or not, your next action hero could be none other than Harry Houdini, the master escape artist. While Tony Curtis’s 1953 portrayal of Houdini’s was a slightly fictionalized, light-hearted take on the famed magician’s life and love, Summit Entertainment wants to make their version “an action thriller featuring a character who is part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes.”

The film is actually going to be an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero, which Summit says insinuates that Houdini worked as a spy for Great Britain.

Summit is rumored to be looking at Jeff Nathanson to work on the script, according to exclusive info from IGN Movies. Nathanson shared a story credit with George Lucas for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and worked on the screenplay for Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal.

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