Dreamworks bought a script (Voices From the Dead) about Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle solving murders in New York during the 1920s.
Either way, I’m willing to light a tiny spark of hope that this can be something. Apparently, SyFy is creating “Among the Spirits,” a TV series with much the same premise – so that doubles the odds. I’m sure some fat cats are simply looking to emulate recent Sherlock Holmes successes, but a stoned koala could stumble these two gentlemen into greatness.
Doyle and Houdini have a story made for the movies. Two noted men of different minds meet, befriend each other, and are torn apart by a wife and a dead mother while surrounded by the shenanigans of well-heeled 1920s society.
- SyFy Developing Series about Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle solving mysteries (geektyrant.com)
- Harry Houdini And ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Creator Join Forces In ‘Voices From The Dead’ (moviesblog.mtv.com)