RED 2 and GALAXY QUEST Director Dean Parisot in Early Talks to Helm HOUDINI

It appears that Summit has finally zeroed in on a director for the long-gestating magician pic Houdini. One of several films about the legendary magician currently in development, Summit’s project is based on the William Kalush and Larry Sloman book The Secret Life of Houdini, which portrays the magician as more of an action/adventure hero in the vein of Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes and posits that the master magician "acted as a spy for Britain, helped the Secret Service, and was in cahoots with police organizations." Gary Ross initially flirted with the project as his post-Hunger Games film but eventually fell off, and now Deadline reports that Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is in early talks with Summit to take the helm. READ MORE...

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