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Topic: New Houdini movie
Message: Posted by: reedrc (May 11, 2007 10:32AM)
http://www.myriadpictures.com/film.php?film=68
Message: Posted by: Sam Pearce (May 11, 2007 10:35AM)
Looks interesting!

Any idea as to when it will come out?
Message: Posted by: Chris Stolz (May 11, 2007 12:09PM)
It looks like it's set to premier at the Cannes Film Festival in France this month.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0472071/

Should be an interesting film...I'm not too sure about Guy Pearce, though...
Message: Posted by: Richard Sherry (May 11, 2007 12:16PM)
The original cast had Tom Cruise in the lead and was supposed to be directed by Ang Lee. That would have been different!!
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (May 11, 2007 07:09PM)
This movie looks stupid.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (May 11, 2007 07:31PM)
The director, Gillian Armstrong, has a good eye for period films, so I expect the film will have a nice visual style...at least.
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (May 11, 2007 08:13PM)
This movie sounds stupid.
Message: Posted by: Flying Magus (May 11, 2007 10:02PM)
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On 2007-05-11 13:16, Richard Sherry wrote:
The original cast had Tom Cruise in the lead and was supposed to be directed by Ang Lee. That would have been different!!
[/quote]

Are you sure you're not thinking of The War Magician?
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 11, 2007 10:15PM)
I think this film was originally called "Smoke & Mirrors" and was in the works about
3 years ago with a first draft, long before The Illusionist or The Prestige hit pre-prod.

Also, it was originally Michael Douglas to play Houdini and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Beatrice.

I remember when they were interviewed on The View talking about it...

...eh.
Message: Posted by: Richard Sherry (May 12, 2007 09:15PM)
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On 2007-05-11 23:02, Flying Magus wrote:
Are you sure you're not thinking of The War Magician?
[/quote]

Hello, Flying Magus.

I actually got my info first hand from Ang Lee. I had a small part in Brokeback Mountain. [I was the straight guy. Ha! Ha!]
We were sitting around between shoots, and I was doing a couple of tricks. One thing led to another, and we got talking about the Houdini movie. Ang Lee took my card, but he went on to other larger, greener projects (The Hulk).

Take care, eh!

Richard
Message: Posted by: Magician of the century (May 12, 2007 09:23PM)
Tom Cruise as Houdini is this some kinda sick joke.
Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (May 14, 2007 05:03PM)
The script for Smoke and Mirrors actually sold about 10 years ago. Sean Connery was going to be in it at the time.

Jim
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (May 16, 2007 12:43AM)
This movie is gonna suck.
Message: Posted by: Magicque (May 17, 2007 07:15AM)
If Tom Cruise jumps as he did on the Oprah show, he'll be able to get rid of any straitjacket...:)
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (May 18, 2007 08:42PM)
I'd like to see Johnny Depp as Houdini. Okay, he's a little scrawny, but he could be [i]really[/i] intense and, well...weird!