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.